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A checklist of Chironomid midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Indian subcontinent
A checklist of the Chironomidae (Diptera) of the Indian subcontinent is presented, finding 313 species under 59 genera and four subfamilies.
Dimorphisim in nuclear polyhedrosis virus (BmNPV) (Family: baculoviridae) causing ‘grasserie’ disease in silkworm (Bombyx mori L.): Light and electron microscopy and protein profile
Transmission electron micrograph showed that infected different parts of peripheral membrane contain lipid globules started to diffuse continuously to form a large structure to occupy maximum OBs, whereas BV was observed in integument, mid gut and Malpighian tissues, and Interestingly, the infected mid gut cells were dilated in presence of OBs and gradually increased in number to form chain-like structure which broke up no sooner the number ofOBs reached highest carrying capacity.
Records of Orthoclad species from the Darjeeling–Sikkim Himalayas of India (Diptera: Chironomidae), with notes on their ecology
Life stages of orthoclad species, Paracricotopus spinicornisn.sp., Parametriocnemus ornatocornis(Kieffer) and the immatures of Paraphaenocladius impensus albusalatusChaudhuri & Sinharay are described…
Improvement of Growth and Survival of the Juvenile Walking Catfish, Clarias batrachus (L.) (Siluriformes: Clariidae) Fed on Probiotics Encapsulated and Ascorbic Acid Enriched Chironomid Larvae…
Although the RNA content in the carcass was increased initially in all dietary groups, any significant change of the DNA was not noticed and a positive correlation (0.01 level) between RNA: DNA ratio and specific growth rate was suggested.
Two Species of Macropelopia Thienemann (Diptera: Chironomidae), First Report from Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalayas of India
A new species of chironomid midge, Macropelopia amplituberculata sp. n. and a Palaearctic species, M. nebulosa (Meigen), with immature stages are redescribed from the hilly areas of Darjeeling and…
Two new species of Myrmecolacidae (Strepsiptera) with first record of the genus Stichotrema Hofeneder from India
Two new species of the family Myrmecolacidae are described from West Bengal, India, which is the third species of that genus described from India while Stichotrema sagax is the first record of the genus for this country.
Evaluation of extracellular enzyme-producing autochthonous gut bacteria in walking catfish, Clarias batrachus (L.)
3 promising isolates were chosen as potent extracellular enzyme producers on the basis of cumulative scores of the qualitative assay and quantitative enzyme assay and were identified as Bacillus aryabhattai, B. flexus, and B. cereus, respectively.
Carbon dot mediated trihybrid formation by reduction of GO and in situ gold nanocluster fabrication: photo-switching behaviour and degradation of chemical warfare agent stimulants
Chemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO) to reduced graphene oxide (rGO) has been regarded as one of the most promising strategies for bulk scale production of graphene-like materials through the…
A new orthoclad species of Rheocricotopus Thienemann & Harnisch (Diptera, Chironomidae) from the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalayas in India
The adults and pupa of a new species, Rheocricotopus rarispina, are described from the Darjeeling–Sikkim Himalayas in India and the number of Indian species of the genus rises to six.
Evaluation of preference of dry feed, bio-encapsulated and non-bio-encapsulated live feed and survival of the walking catfish, Clarias batrachus (L.) juveniles
The investigation with probiotic-encapsulated chironomid larvae may be considered as a model to evaluate efficacy of the probiotics for catfish juveniles and suggested that C. batrachus juveniles preferred chironOMid larvae more than Tubifex and even bioencapsulation did not hinder acceptability of the midge larvae.