Eight new species of Pseudophilautus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Sripada World Heritage Site (Peak Wilderness), a local amphibian hotspot in Sri Lanka
Eight new species of Pseudophilautus were discovered as a result of a survey carried out to study the herpetofaunal diversity with the changes in elevation in the Sripada World Heritage Site (Peak Wilderness), Central Hills of Sri Lanka.
Exploring the impacts of heavy metals on spatial variations of sediment-associated bacterial communities.
Rediscovery of Pseudophilautus hypomelas (Günther, 1876) (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Peak Wilderness, Sri Lanka, a species thought to be extinct!
Pseudophilautus hypomelas, previously known from the type collection of 14 specimens deposited in the Natural History Museum, London, is rediscovered from the Peak Wilderness, Central Hills of Sri Lanka, with a rediscription of the species from fresh collections.
Cnemaspis rammalensis sp. nov., Sri Lanka's largest day-gecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from Rammalakanda Man and Biosphere Reserve in southern Sri Lanka.
- D. R. Vidanapathirana, M. Rajeev, N. Wickramasinghe, S. S. Fernando, L. Wickramasinghe
- 22 January 2014
A new species of rock dwelling gecko belonging to the genus Cnemaspis is described from Sri Lanka based on a suite of morphological features and is the second largest of the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka Biodiversity Hotspot.
Culture dependent and independent analysis and appraisal of early stage biofilm-forming bacterial community composition in the Southern coastal seawater of India.
Systematic assessment of chlorine tolerance mechanism in a potent biofilm-forming marine bacterium Halomonas boliviensis
Sediment-associated bacterial community and predictive functionalities are influenced by choice of 16S ribosomal RNA hypervariable region(s): An amplicon-based diversity study.
Bacterial community structure of early-stage biofilms is dictated by temporal succession rather than substrate types in the southern coastal seawater of India
- T. Sushmitha, M. Rajeev, P. Sriyutha Murthy, S. Ganesh, S. R. Toleti, S. Karutha Pandian
- BiologyPLoS ONE
- 27 September 2021
The results refute the common assumption that substrate material has a decisive impact on biofilm formation; rather, it portrayed that the temporal succession overshadowed the influence of the substrate material.
Complete genome sequence of Halomonas boliviensis strain kknpp38, a chlorine-resistant bacterium isolated from the early-stage marine biofilm.
Thermal discharge-induced seawater warming alters richness, community composition and interactions of bacterioplankton assemblages in a coastal ecosystem
- M. Rajeev, T. Sushmitha, C. Aravindraja, S. R. Toleti, S. K. Pandian
- Environmental ScienceScientific Reports
- 30 August 2021
Results indicated that increasing temperature has a profound impact on marine bacterioplankton richness, community composition, and inter-species interactions.