Smita Shekhawat

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1. LeGalliard, J. F., Fitze, P. S., Ferriére, R. and Clobert, J., Sex ratio bias, male aggression, and population collapse in lizards. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2005, 102(18), 231–236. 2. Parker, H., Rosell, F. and Mysterud, A., Harvesting of males delays female breeding in a socially monogamous mammal; the beaver. Biol. Lett., 2007, 3, 106–108. 3.(More)
The proponents of anthropocene (the era of human-induced climatic changes) suggest that unless humanity changes its behavior according to earth system rules there will be no more holocene-type relative stability. Even the sustainability of the Earth’s life support systems is threatened. Humans and their use of land have transformed more than three quarters(More)
Morinda tinctoria (Rubiaceae) commonly called as ‘Indian Mulberry’ is one of the avenue trees of historically important Mandore garden planted anthropogenically in the past. Objective of this study was to determine the genetic diversity of M. tinctoria population at Mandore garden using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA and Inter Simple Sequence Repeat(More)
Blyttia spiralis (Forssk.) D.V.Field & J.R.I.Wood, a threatened and medicinally important plant, belongs to the family Apocynaceae. Widespread habitat destruction has adversely affected natural populations of this species. This paper reports the first efficient plant propagation system for B. spiralis using nodal segments as explants. The greatest number of(More)
A micro-propagation method using liquid culture medium has been developed for Acacia nilotica ssp. cupressiformis. Nodal segments obtained from mature tree (15–20 years old) was used as explants for bud breaking and multiple shoot induction. MS liquid medium with 2.0 mg l−1 of 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) was the best for shoot bud induction. Further shoots(More)
Momordica dioica Roxb. ex Willd., is a perennial and dioecious (2n = 28) plant of family Cucurbitaceae. Conventional methods of propagation through seeds, stem cuttings and rhizomatous/tuberous roots are inadequate for its mass cultivation as a vegetable crop. This paper reports an improved and efficient micropropagation method for wild female M. dioica(More)
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