Report of a parasitic wasp (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) parasitizing cotton mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Pakistan and use of PCR for estimating parasitism levels
Results showed an increase in parasitism over the study period, with higher parasitism levels in 2009 compared to the preceding 2 years.
DNA-based characterization of an invasive mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) species damaging cotton in Pakistan
This is the first DNA-based characterization of cotton mealybug from Pakistan and the findings will help in decision making while considering a biological control program.
Molecular phylogenetic analysis of a scale insect (Drosicha mangiferae; Hemiptera: Monophlebidae) infesting mango orchards in Pakistan
Phylogenetic analysis confirms that the mango mealybug belongs to the family Monophlebidae, and reveals the existence of two genotypes of D. mangiferae that are region specific but not host-specific.
Evaluating the accuracy of morphological identification of insect pests of rice crops using DNA barcoding
- H. M. Tahir, A. Noor, Sana Mehmood, S. M. Sherawat, M. Qazi
- BiologyMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
- 3 July 2018
It is concluded that DNA barcoding is a reliable technique for identification of agricultural pests, especially for immature stages when morphometric studies are ambiguous and will be helpful in the development of more effective pest management options for regulating pest species.
Ethnobotanical study on some useful shrubs of Astore valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
In Astore valley, 26 species of plants under 17 genera and 13 families were found to be used as folkmedicine. The study reveals that the villagers from remote area use medicinal plants for the…
NEW REPORTED SPECIES OF MACRO FUNGI FROM PAKISTAN
The aim of this research work is to explore and to identify the species of Macro fungi from concern area and to observe that the Boletus separans have extremely valuable for human being.
NEW RECORD SPECIES OF TRICHOLOMATACEAE FROM PAKISTAN
The species Clitocybe clavipes and C. inversa are characterize by at first convex cap and then depressed, become funnel shaped, usually paler towards margin, and the Lyophyllum connatum has whitish, smooth, fleshy and conveX cap.
ANALYSIS OF VEGETATION PATTERN AND SOIL CHARACTERSTICS OF ASTORE VALLEY GILGIT- BALTISTAN
A survey was conducted to analyse the vegetation pattern and soil characteristics of Astore valley at different altitudes (1250m-4200m) and localities. It was observed that the herbaceous plant…