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L-asparaginase is an anti-neoplastic agent used in the lymphoblastic leukaemia chemotherapy. In the present study a novel strain, Streptomyces gulbargensis was explored for the production of extra-cellular L-asparaginase using groundnut cake extract. The optimum pH, temperature, inoculum size and agitation speed for enzyme production were pH 8.5, 40°C,(More)
1. Subject and source In continuation of our search for biologically active molecules from terrestrial sources, we have investigated the creeping perennial herb Phyla nodiyora (Linn) Greene (Verbenaceae) ("Lippia nodiyora (Linn.) Mich), which grows widely in India. The leaves of P. nodiyora were collected from Bhadrachalam forest in October 1998. The plant(More)
Temperature-driven development and survival rates of the mealybug, Phenacoccussolenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) were examined at nine constant temperatures (15, 20, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35 and 40°C) on hibiscus (Hibiscusrosa -sinensis L.). Crawlers successfully completed development to adult stage between 15 and 35°C, although their survival was(More)
Longicorn beetle, Acanthophorus rugiceps Gahan (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), is reported for the first time as a confirmed host on physic nut, Jatropha curcas L. (Malpighiales: Euphorbiaceae), from India, causing extensive damage to roots. Plants of three years age and above were prone to attack by this pest. In a six year study beginning in 2005, about 11.3(More)
The changes in the microbial community structure during acute exacerbations of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in hospitalized patients remain largely uncharacterized. Therefore, further studies focused on the temporal dynamics and structure of sputum microbial communities during acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) would still be(More)
The rice leaf folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) is a predominant foliage feeder in all the rice ecosystems. The objective of this study was to examine the development of leaf folder at 7 constant temperatures (18, 20, 25, 30, 32, 34, 35° C) and to estimate temperature thresholds and thermal constants for the forecasting models(More)
Achaea janata granulovirus (AcjaGV), an insect virus belonging to Baculoviridae, infects semilooper, a widely distributed defoliating pest on castor beans (Ricinus communis L.) and several other plant hosts in India. The propagation and purification of the Hyderabad isolate AcjaGV were performed, granulin gene from this isolate was amplified, cloned and(More)
Multicasting style of communication in Ad-hoc networks are becoming an effective tool for many applications. These applications require security goals such as authenticating the source and integrity of message. Due to dynamic nature of ad-hoc network and unguaranteed connectivity make these inappropriate. A new approach Two-Tiered Authentication scheme for(More)
Peer-to-peer (P2P) streaming has been widely deployed over the Internet. A streaming system usually has multiple channels, and peers may form multiple groups for content distribution. In this paper, we propose a distributed overlay framework (called SMesh) for dynamic groups where users may frequently hop from one group to another while the total pool of(More)
FACTS technology improves the power system stability by providing the necessary compensation to transmission lines. Interline Power Flow Controller (IPFC) is one such unique concept for exchange of power flow in case of interconnected systems. In this paper, an IPFC is proposed to improve the voltage stability of a given power system network consisting of(More)