Senaratne Leelananda Ranamukhaarachchi

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This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that spatial variations in soil microbial variables in a Thai rice paddy are accurately described by multivariate profiles of the soil bacterial communities. We found that community-level physiological profiles of soil bacterial communities could better describe the population density of Rhizoctonia solani in(More)
Soil dehydrogenase activity is a good indicator of overall microbial activity in soil, and it can serve as a good indicator of soil condition. However, seasonal changes in soil moisture content may have an effect on soil dehydrogenase activity, making an accurate assessment of soil condition difficult. In this study, we attempted to determine the(More)
Collecting human skin samples for medical research, including developing microneedle-based medical devices, is challenging and time-consuming. Researchers rely on human skin substitutes and skin preservation techniques, such as freezing, to overcome the lack of skin availability. Porcine skin is considered the best substitute to human skin, but their(More)
Pot and field experiments were conducted to investigate the phenological and physiological adjustments, yield performance and water productivity of rice under variable periods of suspension of irrigation. Four different water management schedules [viz. conventional water management (CWM), 2-week inundation followed by 2-week suspension of irrigation (I2(More)
Tangerine is a cash crop in Thailand which is heavily vulnerable to insect pests. Heavy use of pesticides has severely affected environment and people's health. This study was conducted to assess the biological pest management potential using pest attractive plant species to reduce the use of highly toxic pesticides and to improve the quality of the product(More)
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