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Twenty five to thirty specimens each from ten populations of Mus terricolor of the Terai and the Dooars regions of the Darjeeling foothills of West Bengal were cytogenetically analyzed using C-banding. Results showed intra- and inter- population variation of C-band positive heterochromatin ranging from very large blocks to minute amounts or even complete(More)
Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae) is a major sucking insect pest of tea (Camellia sinensis) which feeds on a wide variety of alternative host plants. Feeding biology and fitness traits of H. theivora, on two alternative host plants, viz., Mikania micrantha (Asteraceae) and Psidium guajava (Myrtaceae), besides C. sinensis (Theaceae), were(More)
Empoasca flavescens Fabricius (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), is an emerging insect pest of tea, Camelia sinensis L. (Theaceae), in sub-Himalayan region of West Bengal. Use of synthetic insecticides in tea plantations against insect pests may have resulted in development of resistant E. flavescens populations. This was tested by recording genetic variations in(More)
Buccal micronucleus cytome assay was carried out in 47 exposed (sprayers and leaf harvesters), 47 non-exposed (controls) to determine the extent of damage working in the tea plantations of Terai region of West Bengal, India. As the pesticide exposed male workers were found to consume alcohol and smoked cigarettes/bidis, 35 smokers and 30 alcoholics were(More)
Mus terricolor I, II and III are the three chromosomal species which differ in stable autosomal short-arm heterochromatin variations established in homozygous condition. Analysis of meiosis in the laboratory-generated F1 male hybrids from crosses (both ways) between M. terricolor I and II and between M. terricolor I and III shows high frequencies of pairing(More)
Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae), is a major sucking pest of tea in North East India along with other tea growing countries. In West Bengal, tea is cultivated in three sub-Himalayan regions, Terai (foothill plains western to river Teesta), the Dooars (foothill plains eastern to river Teesta) and the Darjeeling hill slopes. Most(More)
Mitochondrial DNA control region of Mus terricolor, three aboriginal species M. spretus, M. macedonicus, M. spicilegus; the Asian lineage M. caroli, M. cervicolor, M. cookii; and the two house mice, M. musculus domesticus and M. m. castaneus were analysed to estimate the substitution rate, phylogenetic relationship and the probable time of divergence.(More)
The views expressed in this presentation are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ISOC, the OECD or UNESCO, or their respective membership. and Karine Perset from the OECD for data that was used in the report. Bista from UNESCO's Office in Beijing, Jaco Du Toit from the UNESCO Office in Windhoek. The designations employed and(More)
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