Discovery life is an international journal belonging to innovative research, spanning the entire spectrum of life-biology (all taxonomic ranks such as; life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species) with age and ageing (geriatric medicine and gerontology). The scope of the articles are to be considered from molecular biology to evolution, such as; Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Cell Cycle Regulation, Apoptosis, Developmental Biology, Biophysics, Genetics, Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Immunology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Psychology, Astrobiology, Cellular & Systems Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Gene Expression, including Genomics & Proteomics, DNA and RNA Metabolism, including Transcription and Translation, Plant & Animal Biology, Immunology, Ecology, paleontology, geology, Evolutionary biology & Origin of life. Our journal publishes primary and advanced researches and reviews in all areas of biological-life including;
Evolutionary biology (Evolution, Evolution of taxa, Evolution of organs, Evolution of biological processes) in all levels of life; Biosphere > Ecosystem > Biocoenosis > Population > Organism > Organ system > Organ > Tissue > Cell > Organelle > Biomolecular complex > Macromolecule > Biomolecule > Atom > Quark
Infinite Evolution of Species (without any limit) & Extinction of species
Seshachalam hills, is the first Biosphere Reserve in Andhra Pradesh, located in southern Eastern Ghats of Chittoor and Kadapa districts of Andhra Pradesh. It is spread over 4755.99 Km2. The vegetation is a unique mix of the dry deciduous and moist deciduous types. A detailed survey of butterflies was conducted from August 2011 to August 2013. The objective of the survey is to determine the presence and status of butterflies. The reserve area has different habitats like scrub jungle, open forest, grass land, dense forests and mud puddle. Each zone was explored on the basis of possibility and availability of butterflies. A total of 96 species of butterflies were recorded under five families. The family Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae were found dominant with 32 species and 22 species, respectively, followed by Pieridae (19 species), Hesperiidae (14 species) and Papilionidae (9 species) were recorded. More number of species was observed in Talakona followed by Tirumala, SS Kona, Balapalli, Mamandur, Jungle Book and Divyaram. Observed species were grouped in five categories on basis of number of sighting in the field. The butterflies were categorized as Very Common (VC) 20% (19 species), Common (C) 37% (36 species), Uncommon (UC) 16% (15 species), Occasional (O) 18 % (17 species) and Rare (R) 9 % (9 species). In our observation more number of butterflies preferred open forest (36%), followed by Scrub jungle (36%), dense forest (21%), grass land (5%) and mud puddle (1%). Out of 96 species, seven species namely Pachliopta hector, Hypolimnas bolina, Castalius rosimon, Euchrysops cnefus Lampides boeticus,Cepora nerissa and Euploea core are Scheduled species.
Ichthyological survey was made in 40 Km radius of upstream and downstream areas of Stanley Reservoir, Tamil Nadu (Southern India), covering 17 sampling stations during January to December, 2013. The survey revealed the presence of seventy (71) species of fishes belonging to eight (8) orders, twenty (21) families and forty eight (48) genera. Among them, two species are critically endangered, six species are endangered, six species are near threatened, three species are vulnerable, fifty two species are least concerned, one species is in the data deficient category and one species is in the not assessed categories. The highest species diversity was found out in Mettur and lowest species diversity was recorded in Palar stream. The anthropogenic/ developmental stressors including water barrages and other impoundments, industrial pollution, destructive fishing practices are threatening the rich Ichthyological diversity and endemism in the Stanley reservoir. Hence there is an urgent need to develop and implement conservation plans, some of which are discussed.
The aim of the study was carried out the biodiversity of mosquito fauna in five villages of Tehsil Sironj, district Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh namely Bagroda (site-1), Bhatoli (site-2), Chaurakhedi (site-3), Deopur (site-4), Patan (site-5). A total number of 1647 mosquitoes that belongs to three genera i. e. Anopheles, Aedes and Culex and nine species i. e. Anopheles annularis, Anopheles culicifacies, Anopheles fluviatilis, Anopheles subpictus, Aedes aagypti, Aedes albopictus, Culex quinquefasciatus, Culex triteaniorhynchus and Culex vishnui were collected from five villages in and around from Oct. 2011 – Sep. 2012. Greater numbers of the culicines (56.89%) were collected from the area, as compared with the anophelines (30.66%).