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We recorded the in vivo emission and time-resolved spectra of the firefly Luciola praeusta Kiesenwetter 1874 (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae). The emission spectrum shows that the full width at half maximum (FWHM) value for this particular species is 55 nm, which is significantly narrower than the in vivo half-widths reported till now. The time-resolved(More)
It has been reported that phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB) are the most promising bacteria among the plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR); which may be used as biofertilizers for plant growth and nutrient use efficiency. Moreover, these soil micro-organisms play a significant role in regulating the dynamics of organic matter decomposition and(More)
The application of graphene and related nanomaterials like boron nitride (BN) nanosheets, BN-graphene hybrid nanomaterials, and graphene oxide (GO) for adsorption of anticancer chemotherapeutic camptothecin (CPT) along with the effect on electronic properties prior to functionalization and after functionalization has been reported using density functional(More)
Three strains of plant growth promoting fluorescent Pseudomonads (HPR6, RRLJ008 and RRLJ134) were studied for their effect on growth and yield of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) under field conditions. The effect of these strains on nature of root development and leaf palisade tube length were also examined. The strains induced positive response on(More)
The potential biomedical application of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) pertinent to drug delivery is highly manifested considering the remarkable electronic and structural properties exhibited by CNT. To simulate the interaction of nanomaterials with biomolecular systems, we have performed density functional calculations on the interaction of pyrazinamide (PZA)(More)
The gas and solvent phase stability of noncanonical (Gua)n nucleobases is investigated in the framework of dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT). The calculated results strongly support the high tendency for the dimerization of (Gua)n bases in both gas and solvent phases. An interplay between intermolecular and bifurcated H-bonds is suggested(More)
A comparative adsorption kinetics, isotherms, dissolution and surface complexation of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid (3,4-DHBA) and 1,2-dihydroxybenzene (catechol) at the hematite/electrolyte interface were investigated. The kinetics at pH 10 and 298.15K suggested that the adsorption behaviour of 3,4-DHBA and catechol onto hematite surface is similar and attain(More)
The current study explores a new strategy to incorporate single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)/doped SWNTs as carrier modules in target-specific administration of antitubercular chemotherapeutics through covalent and noncovalent functionalization onto the nanotube sidewall. Density functional studies illustrate that noncovalent functionalization of isoniazid(More)
Environmental deterioration due to crude oil contamination and abandoned drill sites is an ecological concern in Assam. To revive such contaminated sites, afield study was conducted to phytoremediate four crude oil abandoned drill sites of Assam (Gelakey, Amguri, Lakwa, and Borholla) with the aid of two hydrocarbon-degrading Pseudomonas strains designated(More)
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