Rahul Pareek

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Patient education is widely regarded as an essential component of chronic disease care and effective health promotion. Internet is extremely useful medium in this respect. Web-based information is seldom the subject of systematic investigation for its accuracy and appropriateness for patients. Objective of this study was to evaluate of web-based diabetes(More)
A cross sectional study on immunization coverage in the town of Pilani was conducted and a total of 166 mothers were interviewed using a pre-tested interview schedule/questionnaire on Knowledge, Attitudes, Perceptions and Expectations (KAPE). The results showed that among the 12-24 month old children 50% fully, 31.3% partially and 18.7% not at all(More)
A field experiment in concrete-based plots was conducted to estimate the contribution of N derived from air (Ndfa) or biological N2 fixation in Sesbania rostrata and S. cannabina (syn. S. aculeata), using various references, by the 15N dilution method. The two Sesbania species as N2-fixing reference plants and four aquatic weed species as non-N2-fixing(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate microscopy, OptiMAL(®) and multiplex PCR for the identification of Plasmodium falciparumm (P. falciparum) and Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) from the field isolates of Bikaner, Rajasthan (Northwest India). METHODS In this study, a multiplex PCR (P. falciparum and P. vivax) was further developed with the incorporation of Plasmodium(More)
Iron-sulfur (Fe-S) clusters are utilized as prosthetic groups in all living organisms for diverse range of cellular processes including electron transport in respiration and photosynthesis, sensing of ambient conditions, regulation of gene expression and catalysis. In Plasmodium, two Fe-S cluster biogenesis pathways are reported, of which the Suf pathway in(More)
Soils from rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere of maize and mung crops and an uncultivated field were analysed for organic carbon, total nitrogen, cation exchange capacity and pH. The rhizosphere soils showed higher carbon and nitrogen content than non-rhizosphere soils. Phenolic acids viz, vanillic, p-hydroxybenzoic, p-coumaric, salicylic and syringic and(More)
The influence of three inoculum rates on the performance of three chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Rhizobium strains was examined in the field on a Mollisol soil. Increasing amounts of inoculum improved the performance of the strains. A normal dose (104 cells per seed) applied at different intervals gave non-significant increases in nodulation, nitrogenase(More)
Antibiotic-resistant Rhizobium spp. strains have been used in ecological studies of legumerhizobia symbiosis. It has been suggested that in the course of acquiring resistance against high doses of antibiotics, rhizobia might lose their symbiotic effectiveness. Evidence both for and against this argument has been presented (Kremer and Peterson 1982; Materon(More)
The effect of varying concentrations of DDT was studied on growth, nodulation, yield, leghaemoglobin content of nodules and nitrogen uptake ofPhaseolus aureus inoculated withRhizobium sp. Normal doses and even ten times more than those were not deleterious to any of the above characters but 40 ppm and higher levels were significantly harmful. Addition of 1(More)