Tityus (Atreus) crassicauda: New Scorpion Species from Ecuadorian Andes
Traditional and Medicinal Uses of Garcinia gummi-gutta Fruit - A Review
Isolation and characterization of microorganisms from rhizosphere soil and root samples of Melia dubia trees
Discovery of novel technique for evaluation of risks from alien species
Fungal disease complex in endangered species Indopiptadenia Oudhensis from Shrawasti (U.P.) India
33 new ant species from Central America and the Caribbean
A new species of scorpion Tityus (Atreus) crassicauda has been discovered from the extraordinarily biodiversity rich region of the Ecuadorian Andes. The new species belongs to the genusTityus, which is part of the scorpion family Buthidae.
This paper reviews the traditional folklore knowledge of the uses of the fruit of Garcinia gummi-gutta and the present research studies on the medicinal importance of the fruit rind and the seeds. The species has a potential usage even in food preparation and curing of fish.
Melia dubia belongs to the family Meliaceae and commercially known as Malabar Neem and is locally called as Malaivembu. Being an indigenous species it has great potential to meet the demands of pulpwood and other needs. Microorganisms play an important role in restoring the physico – chemical and biological properties of soil.
Alien species are a species, subspecies, or lower taxon introduced outside its normal past or present distribution; includes any part, gametes, seeds, eggs, or propagules of such species that might survive and subsequently reproduce. Invasive alien species are widely recognized as a threat to the sustainability of natural resources and agricultural production.
This paper describes and illustrates Pestalotiopsis oudhensis sp. nov.and Domingoella indopiptadiana as new to Indian mycoflora. The Foliicolous Fungi causes huge losses every year in different parts of the world. The fungal pathogens producing leaf spots infect a large variety of hosts including most of the crops, forests and other plants.
During the present study on myxozoan parasites of freshwater fishes of Punjab, 72 fishes were examined, 23 were found infected (31.94%). One new species i.e Myxobolus basui sp. nov. and three already known species M. dossoui Sakiti et al. (1991), M. filamentosus (Haldar et al. 1981) Gupta and Khera, 1988 and M. saranae Gupta and Khera (1990) were found infecting various organs such as gills, fins and scales of Indian major carps.
In present study a new dematiaceous hyphomycetous foliicolous microfungi Cercospora premnae Mall sp. nov. on Premna mucronata is reported from Sharawasti (U.P.) India, as a result of survey of North Central Tarai Forest.
Scientists have discovered 33 new species of monstrous-looking predatory ants in Central America and the Caribbean. A new ant species, referred to as 'mini-monsters' by Utah scientists, were are named after Mayan lords and demons. The entomologist Jack Longino, a professor of biology at the University of Utah said; these new ant species are the stuff of nightmares when viewed under a microscope.