Min Bahadur

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Restriction maps of milochondrial DNA of the Indian pygmy field miceMus booduga andM. terricolor, and the house mouseM. musculus tytleri were determined with seven six-cutter restriction enzymes. The restriction map of the mitochondrial DNA of the laboratory mouseM. m. domesticus was used as a reference. Pairwise comparison was made of the mitochondrial(More)
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)
The three chromosomal species of Mus terricolor display fixed variations in the short-arm heterochromatin of autosomes 1, 3, and 6. Some laboratory-generated hybrids among the chromosomal species show an unusual increase or decrease in the extent of whole-arm heterochromatin, instead of the expected heterozygosity for the heterochromatic short arms. The(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)
The present study focuses on the level of polymorphism of three blood markers, Albumin, Transferrin and Alpha1Antitrypsin in tribals, viz. Oraon, Munda, Chik Baraik and non-tribal. Four alleles A*, B*, C* and D* were observed in albumin among all the populations. No albumin allele was found to be population specific. Three alleles were observed in(More)
Southern blot hybridization analysis of genomic DNAs digested with restriction endonuclease EcoR I and Ava II from Mus musculus domesticus, Mus booduga and Mus terricolor with a cloned repetitive DNA fragment of Mus booduga as a probe showed difference in restriction pattern of this DNA in these three species. Further Southern analysis of the BamH I(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)
The heteropteran bug, Helopeltis theivora is a polyphagous pest attacking the foliage crop tea and several other crops grown in the old world tropics. Application of synthetic insecticides, especially organophosphate was so far an effective and economic means of conventional management of the pest. Severe selection (bottlenecking) of H. theivora population(More)