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We inoculated lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Dougl.) Engelm.) with Paenibacillus polymyxa P2b-2R, a diazotrophic bacterium previously isolated from internal stem tissue of a naturally regenerating pine seedling to evaluate biological nitrogen fixation and seedling growth promotion by this microorganism. Seedlings generated from pine seed(More)
Inoculation of western red cedar with Paenibacillus polymyxa P2b-2R, an endophytic diazotroph of a pine, was previously shown to result in biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in seedlings grown under N-limited conditions, but biomass accumulation was reduced after a 9-month growth period. To determine if the seedling growth reduction was temporary, we(More)
Paenibacillus polymyxa P2b-2R is a bacterium that originated from internal lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Dougl.) Engelm.) seedling stem tissue and fixes nitrogen (N) in association with pine and western red cedar (Thuja plicata Donn.). To evaluate endophytic colonization by this microorganism, we generated P. polymyxa P2b-2Rgfp, a green(More)
BACKGROUND   Nonattendance for hospital outpatient appointments is a major burden on healthcare systems and the estimated financial loss can be high. Various reasons for patients not attending have been reported, including the patient/carer forgetting the appointment and confusion over the date and time of the appointment. Various reminder systems have been(More)
The present work investigates the anti-inflammatory activity of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA) using computational and experimental analysis. The binding affinity of ALA and LA was appraised for cyclooxygenase 1 (COX-1), cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) using AutoDock 4.2 and AutoDock Vina 1.1.2. Anti-inflammatory(More)
We characterized nif gene structure of Paenibacillus polymyxa strain P2b-2R, an endophytic diazotroph that can provide up to 79 % of foliar N in lodgepole pine through biological nitrogen fixation. We amplified a 388-bp internal nifH gene fragment from P2b-2R using the single specific primer–polymerase chain reaction (SSP-PCR) and performed a Southern blot(More)
PURPOSE To assess the practices and behaviour among Betel nut users in Ghaziabad and to detect the clinically associated oral mucosal lesions and conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS A community-based survey was conducted in Ghaziabad among 332 betel nut users. Data on betel nut use was obtained through a self-administered questionnaire. Oral mucosal lesions(More)
BACKGROUND The work force in industries are at risk of developing unduly high rates of health and behaviour related problems including abuse of alcohol, betel nut and cigarette (alcohol, betel nut and cigarette consumption). This study describes the relationships between alcohol, betel nut and cigarette consumption and health promoting behaviour among(More)
INTRODUCTION With advancement in diagnostic techniques, the utilization of radiologic examination has risen to many folds in the last two decades. Ionizing radiations from the radiographic examination carry the potential for harm by inducing carcino-genesis in addition to the diagnostic information extracted. Radiation doses utilized in the course of dental(More)