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The role of mycorrhizae and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) in improving crop productivity under stressful environments.
The key mechanisms involved in plant stress tolerance and the effectiveness of microbial inoculation for enhancing plant growth under stress conditions have been discussed at length in this review. Expand
Smoking habits in the Middle East and North Africa: results of the BREATHE study.
Few recent comparative data exist on smoking habits in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The objective of this analysis was to evaluate smoking patterns in a large general populationExpand
Foliar application of effective microorganisms on pea as an alternative fertilizer
Findings show that foliar application of effective microorganisms in combination with proper soil amendment can improve nodulation and yield in pea. Expand
Field evaluation of effective microorganisms (EM) application for growth, nodulation, and nutrition of mung bean
Eff ective microorganisms signifi cantly enhanced nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium nutrition of the test plant in farmyard manure amendment both at fl owering stage and maturity, however, in NPK amended soil, EM application markedly enhanced plant nutrition at later growth stage only. Expand
Consumption of cut flowers is going to increase day by day in Pakistan. It is related with the rising living standards, education and electronic media that have promoted this business in recentExpand
Antifungal compounds from Melia azedarach leaves for management of Ascochyta rabiei, the cause of chickpea blight
The antifungal activity of Melia azedarach L. leaves was investigated against Ascochyta rabiei (Pass.) Lab., the cause of destructive blight disease of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Bioassay guidedExpand
Prevalence of primary multidrug resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs in Pakistan.
The results of this study show a prevalence of primary MDR-TB in Pakistan of <2%, which needs to be addressed through an effective DOTS strategy. Expand
Rifampicin resistance mutations in the 81 bp RRDR of rpoB gene in Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates using Xpert MTB/RIF in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: a retrospective study
It is concluded from a selected population, 29 % of patients had MDR-TB, and Probe E related mutations were the most common rpoB genetic mutation acknowledged by Xpert MTB/RIF assay. Expand
Interference of five problematic weed species with rice growth and yield
It was concluded from the study that E. colonum was the most competitive weed which resulted in the highest yield losses in rice especially in var. Expand
Prevalence, types and predictors of potential drug-drug interactions in pulmonology ward of a tertiary care hospital
A high prevalence of pDDIs in pulmonology ward was recorded, most of which were of moderate severity, and patients with old age, long hospital stay and increased number of drugs were more exposed to p DDIs. Expand