Alka Gupta

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We propose a simple web search engine based method for collecting approximated historical data of temporally changing social adaptive networks, which are rather difficult to obtain experimentally in conventional research methods. In the proposed method, a search query string is combined with additional keywords that specify inclusion/exclusion of specific(More)
Information gathered with advanced nucleotide sequencing technologies, small molecule detection systems and computational biology is revealing that a community of microbes and their genes, now termed "the microbiome," located in gut and rhizosphere, is responsible for maintaining the health of human beings and plants, respectively. Within the complete(More)
The diversity of culturable, aerobic and heterotrophic Bacillus and Bacillus-derived genera (BBDG) was investigated in various extreme environments (including thermal springs, cold deserts, mangroves, salt lakes, arid regions, salt pans and acidic soils) of India. Heat treatment followed by enrichment in different media led to a total of 893 bacterial(More)
Persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI) is rare and an important cause of hypoglycemia in neonates. It can lead to brain damage or death secondary to severe hypoglycemia. We present the anesthetic management in a diagnosed case of PHHI in an 8-day-old male neonate for total pancreatectomy.
Aleurone tissue is known for its function of secreting a number of hydrolytic enzymes including α-amylases, nucleases and proteases in response to gibberellic acid (GA). The effect of GA on aleurone tissue function was studied in Triticum dicoccum including a tall variety, its semi-dwarf mutant and a semi-dwarf variety carrying RhtB1b allele, using isolated(More)
Two unicellular cyanobacteria Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 showed contrasting responses to chromate stress with EC50 of 12 ± 2 and 150 ± 15 μM potassium dichromate respectively. There was no depletion of chromate in growth medium in both the cases. Using labeled chromate, very low accumulation (<1 nmol/108 cells) was(More)
Mycorrhizal fungi are widespread in agricultural systems and are especially relevant for organic agriculture. A study was conducted to assess diversity in the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi associated with coconut and arecanut intercropping systems of Kasaragod and Thiruvananthapuram districts of Kerala. Mycorrhizal parameters like spore density, root(More)
Neurosurgical procedures in infants poses various challenges such as difficulty in venous cannulation, securing invasive vascular lines, difficult airway, controlling intra-cranial tension, managing large fluid shifts to positioning- related issues and temperature maintenance. We hereby present an case of a large intracranial space occupying lesion,(More)
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