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Crop Losses due to insect pests: Global and Indian Scenario
The last two decades have witnessed a remarkable progress in various biopesticide strategies including the development of transgenic crops and such strategies should be utilized in integrated pest management programs to reduce crop losses without affecting the quality of environment.
Effect of cigarette smoking on the periodontal health status: A comparative, cross sectional study
It was found that cigarette smoking was associated with lesser gingival bleeding and deeper pockets as compared to non-smokers, and positive association was observed between periodontal disease and cigarette smoking.
Screening of cotton genotypes for resistance to sucking pests
Field studies were carried out to investigate the relative resistance of 346 cotton genotypes against sucking pests i.e. jassid, Amrasca biguttula and whitefly, Bemisia tabaci during 2003–2004 and Ratna was the sole resistant to both theJassid and the whitefly.
Thiamethoxam degradation by Pseudomonas and Bacillus strains isolated from agricultural soils
Qualitative analysis of thiamethoxam residues by gas liquid chromatography revealed complete metabolization ofThiameth oxam without detectable accumulation of any known thiamETHoxam metabolites.