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Toxic metals in agricultural soils near the industrial areas of Bangladesh: ecological and human health risk assessment
This study was conducted to assess the potential ecological and human health risk of toxic metals in agricultural soils near the industrial areas of Bangladesh. In this study, six toxic metals (chr...
Notes on the hairstreak butterflies Euaspa Moore, 1884 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with new distribution records to the Indian eastern Himalaya
The genus Euaspa Moore, 1884 (Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Theclini) of Zephyrus Hairstreak butterflies is represented by 14 species worldwide.  Among these, four species were recorded from the IndianExpand
Insulin Resistance in Young Obese Subjects and Its Relation to Smoking (A Pilot Study)
Obesity combined with smoking demonstrated statistically significant increase in homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance, which showed a linear trend in relation to body mass index and its values were found to be higher in smokers. Expand
Changing landscape configuration demands ecological planning: Retrospect and prospect for megaherbivores of North Bengal
Landscape change and configuration investigated by comparing three Landsat images indicated that the landscapes has lost complexity in the spatial placement of patches of different Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) classes, and grassland, along with its class metrics are the top predictors contributing 43.6% in explaining the spatial distribution of megaherbivores in GNP. Expand
Diversity of Orthoptera (Insecta) fauna of Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
The distributional record of the Orthoptera fauna of Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India is presented and the habitus photographs and map are provided for the first time. Expand
Prevalence of Acute Abdomen Admission in Surgery Ward at Tertiary Care Center of Nepal
Male has higher prevalence of acute abdomen when compared to female with exception of acute cholecystitis and spring season had highest number of admission followed by winter. Expand
Taxonomic studies on species belonging to subgenus Eutricharaea Thomson of the genus Megachile (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
Various areas finalised from different parts of Sutlej basin of northern plains were surveyed for the first time for the documentation of Megachile fauna and all these four species are first records for the studied area. Expand
Resolving the trans-boundary dispute of elephant poaching between India and Nepal
The present study highlights the necessity of transboundary research for elephant conservation and monitoring their movements in Kangchenjunga Landscape and emphasizes the use of forensic genetics in curbing illegal wildlife trade. Expand
Roles of Nitric Oxide in Conferring Multiple Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants and Crosstalk with Other Plant Growth Regulators
Nitric oxide (NO) is a free-radical gasotransmitter signaling molecule associated with a varied spectrum of signal transduction pathways linked to inducing cross-adaptation against abiotic stresses.Expand