The Scientific Temper, Vol-I, July 2010, 1-231


In This Issue


VEGETABLES FOR HIGH ALTITUDE AREAS, Maya Kumari*, Vikas Y Patade, Z Ahmad,*Corresponding author address: Plant Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Lab, DefenceInstitute of Bio-Energy Research, DRDO, Goraparao, Haldwani-263139, Uttrakhand, India,, The Scientific Temper, 1: 1-14

BIODIVERSITY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, R. K. Gupta1 and Mukesh Kumar2, 1Department of  Botany, Govt. P.G. College, Rishikesh 249201 (Dehradun) Uttarakhand, India, 2Department of  Botany, Sahu Jain P.G. College, Nazibabad 249201 Uttar Pradesh, India, The Scientific Temper, 1:  15-20.

MOLECULAR DIVERSITY OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI OF CENTRAL HIMALAYA OF INDIA : AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF FOREST ECOSYSTEM, Veena Pande& Manish Pande, E-mail:,,Department of Biotechnology, Kumaun University, Nainital, India-263001, The Scientific Temper, 1: 21-26.


ROLE OF TESTOSTERONE ON BODY MASS, BODY MOLTS, PRIMARY FLIGHT FEATHERS, PLUMAGE REGENERATION AND TESTES IN BRAHMINY MYNA (STURNUS PAGODARUM), Arvind Kumar2, R.K.Pandey, Isha Choudhary, D.K.Sharma and S.K.Bhardwaj1, 1- Department of Zoology, C.C.S.University, Meerut, 2- Department of Zoology,Government Degree College Nanouta, Saharanpur, Corresponding author: ,, The Scientific Temper, 1: 39-46.

INVOLVEMENT OF PLANT MICRORNAS IN ABIOTIC STRESS RESPONSES, Maya Kumari*,Vikas Y Patade, Z Ahmad, *Corresponding Author Address: Plant Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Lab, Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research, DRDO, Goraparao, Haldwani-263139,Uttrakhand, India, Email:, The Scientific Temper, 1: 47-56.

BIOACCUMULATION OF HEAVY METALS IN ORGANS OF FRESH WATER FISH CLARIAS BATRACHUS (MANGUR), Kumar Kapil, Chaudhary Sachin, Malik P. V, Meerut College Meerut, B. I. T College, Bijnaur, S. G. (P.G.) College, Sarurpur Khurd, Meerut. The Scientific Temper, 1: 57-62.

IN VITRO PROPAGATION OF POTENTILLA FULGENS HOOK (BAJRADANTI) – A HIGH VALUE MEDICINAL HERB FOR COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION, P.S.Negi1, Ranjit Singh & Zakwan Ahmed, Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research, Field Station, Pithoragarh 262 501 (Uttarakhand), India, 1Email., The Scientific Temper, 1: 63-68.

ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION OF SOME ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT LESS EXPLORED ALLIUM CULTIVARS OF WESTERN HIMALAYAN REGION, H. K. Pandey, H.S. Meena, Deen Dayal, M.S.M. Rawat and Z. Ahmed, Defence Institute of Bio-energy Research (DRDO), Pithoragarh- 262501 Uttarakhand, India. The Scientific Temper, 1: 69-74.

SCREENING OF PECTINASE PRODUCING THERMOPHILIC MUCOR SP. ISOLATED FROM DECOMPOSTING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, Siddiqui M. Asif1*, Amir Asad1, Mohommad Arif2, Veena Pandey1, 1 Department of Biotechnology, Kumaun University, Nainital, 2 Defence Institute of Bio Energy Research, Goraparao, Haldwani, *Corresponding author Email:, The Scientific Temper, 1: 75-78.

EFFECT OF SECONDARY NUTRIENTS ON THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF LEAVES OF TERMINALIA ARJUNA BEDD, U. S. P. Sinha*, S. Das, J. Prasad, N. G. Ojha and B. C.Prasad, Soil Science and Chemistry Laboratory, Central Tasar Research & Training Institute,P.O.- Piska Nagri, Ranchi- 835 303, Jharkhand, India. The Scientific Temper, 1: 79-84.

ISOLATION AND SCREENING OF XYLANASE PRODUCING ASPERGILLUS SP FROM SOIL, Amir Asad1* , Siddiqui M. Asif1 , Mohommad Arif2, Veena Pandey1, 1 Department of Biotechnology, Kumaun University, Nainital, 2 Defence Institute of Bio Energy Research,Goraparao, Haldwani, *Corresponding author Email:, The ScientificTemper, 1: 85-88.

STUDIES ON THE PHOSPHATIC AND POTASSIC FERTILIZERS REQUIREMENT OF MULBERRY (Morus alba L.) BASED ON SOIL TEST VALUES, U.S.P. Sinha* and R.Chakravorty**, *Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, P.O.-Piska Nagri, Ranchi-835303, Jharkhand (India), **Centre for Integrated Sericulture Research, Jamuguri, Rowriah, Jorhat- 785005, Assam (India), The Scientific Temper, 1: 89-92.

EFFECT OF NUMBER OF FEEDING ON DISEASE INCIDENCE IN TASR SILKWORM,ANTHERAEA MYLITTA D. G. S. Singh, S. S. Rath* and S. S. Singh Central Tasar Research and Training InstituteRanchi, Jharkhan *Basics Seed Multiplication and Training Centre, Sundargarh,Orissa, The Scientific Temper, 1: 93-98.

HEMOCYTES PROFILE OF STINK BUG, CANTHECONA FURCELLUTA WOLFF: A SEVERE PEST OF ANTHERAEA MYLITTA DRURY, Dinesh Kumar*, J. P. Pandey, P. K. Mishra, B. M. K. Singh and B.C. Prasad, Silkworm Physiology Laboratory, Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, P.O. Piska Nagri, Ranchi- 835 303, IndiaThe Scientific Temper, 1: 99-102.

STUDIES ON PROGRESSION GROWTH FACTOR FOR ERI SILKMOTH, SAMIA RICINI DONOVAN (LEPIDOPTERA: SATURNIIDAE), K.L Joshi, Basic Seed Multiplication & Training Centre, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles: Govt. of India, 27 Kholi, Vikash nagar, Bilaspur- 495 001(C.G.), The Scientific Temper, 1: 103-106.

SEX RATIO AND FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF COCOON WEIGHT IN WILD AND REARED VARIETY OF ANTHERAEA MYLITTA, S. S. Rath*Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, Piska Nagri, Ranchi-835303 (Jharkhand, India)E-mail:, The Scientific Temper, 1: 107-112.

STIMULATORY ACTIVITY OF BARK EXTRACT OF ANTHOCEPHALUS INDICUS ON PROTEIN PROFILE IN ALBINO RATS,P.K. Singh, Seema Kumari, Manish Kumar, Anil K. Gupta and Anant P.Vajpeyi Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Khandari Campus, Dr.B.R. Amberdkar University, Agra -282002 India. Email:,

ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF METHANOL EXTRACT OF ZINGIBER OFFICINALE GROWN IN NORTH INDIAN PLAINSReena Lawrence*, Kapil Lawrence**,Manisha Prasad*, Rritika Singh***, *Assistant Professor,Chemistry Department, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (Formerly AAI-DU),Allahabad,India, email – with whom all correspondance o be made), **Associate Professor, Biochemistry Department, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, (Formerly AAI-DU), Allahabad,, *** Research scholar, Chemistry Department, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, (Formerly AAI-DU), Allahabad,India, The Scientific Temper, 1: 117-120.

EFFECT OF SODIUM FLUORIDE ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, OF FINGERLINGS OF CATLA CATLA, Rahul Singh, Sadguru Prakash and K. K. Ansari ,Department of Zoology,M.L.K.(P.G.)College, Balrampur, The Scientific Temper, 1: 121-124.

EFFICACY OF TRICHOGRAMMA CHILONIS ISHII FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CHILOAURICILIUS ON SUGARCANE IN DIFFERENT SUGAR MILL AREAS OF THE UDHAM SINGH NAGAR & UTTAR PRADESH., Shahid S. Siddique, Mohd Arif* Ram Babu, Kanchan Chauhan# &Trapti Agarwal## Department of Zoology Govt., P.G.College Khatima Udham Singh Nagar Uttrakhand, *Deputy Director, DIBER , DRDO Haldwani,# Research scholar,The Scientific Temper, 1: 125-126.

PREDICTATIVE HYPOTHESIS FOR PARASITE DISEASE OUTBREAKS AND PHYLOGENY OF ANISAKID NEMATODES, Neeshma Jaiswal, Anshu Malhotra and Sandeep K. Malhotra, Parasitology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad-211 002, U.P., India. e-mail:, DR. MS. Anshu Malhotra, DBT RESEARCH ASSOCIATE-1,Department of Fishery Microbiology, College of Fisheries (KVAFSU), Mangalore (Karnataka), The Scientific Temper, 1: 127-130.

TOXICITY OF PAPER MILL EFFLUENTS EFFECTS LIVER PROTEIN AND AMINO ACIDDURING ANNUAL BREEDING CYCLE OF HETEROPNEUSTES FOSSILIS (BLOCH), V.K.Pandey, R.N. Mishra**, Shipra Upadhyaya and Anand Swaroop, Department of ZoologyK.S.S. P.G. College, Ayodhya-Faizabad 224 001 (U.P.), **Department of Zoology S.K.P.G. College,Basti (U.P.), The Scientific Temper, 1: 131-134.

QUANTIFICATION OF FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER OF RURAL AND URBAN AREAS OF BALRAMPUR DISTRICT, U. P., India, Sadguru Prakash, Lecturer, Department of Zoology, M.L.K. (P.G.) College, Balrampur, (U.P.), 271201, India, The Scientific Temper, 1: 135-138.

LIFE TABLE AND INTRINSIC RATE OF INCREASE IN APANTELES AGILIS ASHMEAD, A LARVAL PARASITOID OF DIAPHANIA PULVERULENTALIS (HAMPSON). T. V. Sathe*, A. D. Jadhav and Chougale T. M. *Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur – 416004, India. Email :, Sericulture Directorate, Umred Road Nagpur, India., *Corresponding author, The Scientific Temper, 1: 139-144.

STUDIES ON THE EFFICACY OF NEEM AND FUNGAL ISOLATES ON MELOIDOGYNEINCOGNITA INFESTING SOLANUM MELONGENA L., Chhavi Kaushik and A.K.Chaubey*, Nematology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, CCS University, Meerut-250 005,India, e-mail*:, The Scientific Temper, 1: 145-150.

STUDY OF INHIBITORY EFFECT OF EUCALYPTUS FRUIT EXTRACT AGAINST DIFFERENT BACTERIA, S. Gaherwal, M.M. Prakash & V. Sharma, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. Holkar Science College, Indore (M.P.), The Scientific Temper, 1: 151-154.

A NEW GLYCOSIDE FROM THE BUDS OF CLOVE GROWN IN NORTH INDIAN PLAINS, Reena Lawrence1and Kapil Lawrence21Assistant Professor,Chemistry Department, Sam Higgon bottom’s Institute of Agriculural, Technology and Science (Formerly AAI-DU), Allahabad, India, email-, 2Associate Professor, Biochemistry Department, Sam Higgon bottom’s Institute of Agriculural Technology and Science,Allahabad,, The Scientific Temper, 1: 155-156.

TRADITIONAL PHYTOTHERAPY OF ANIMAL DISEASES IN BALRAMPUR DISTRICT (U.P.)INDIA, Y.N. Pandey, Ashish Pandey, S.R. Agarwal and S.K. Pandey, Department of Botany,K.S. Saket P.G. College, Ayodhya-224123 (U.P.), The Scientific Temper, 1: 157-160.

STUDIES ON SURVEY, COLLECTION AND EVALUATION OF WATER CHESTNUT (TRAPANATANS VAR. BISPINOSA ROXB.) UNDER SATHIAON BLOCK OF AZAMGARH DISTRICT OF UTTAR PRADESH. R. B. Ram, A. K. Gautam and Rubee Lata, Department of Applied Plant Science (Horticulture), Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, (A Central University), Vidya Vihar, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow- 226025, U. P., The Scientific Temper, 1:161-166.

A POTYVIRUS ISOLATED FROM COCCINIA GRANDIS(L.)VOIGT IN ALIGARH. INDIA.Muzafar Sheikh*, Mehar Fatima and Q.A.Naqvi, Plant Virology lab, Department of Botany,Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh- 202002 India, *, TheScientific Temper, 1: 167-170.

EVALUATION OF VIRULENCE OF ENTOMOPATHOGENIC NEMATODE ISOLATES AGAINST HELICOVERPA ARMIGERA AND SPODEPTERA LITURA, A. K. Chaubey*, Vidhi Tyagi, Tanu Vatsa and Chhavi Kaushik, Nematology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, C.C.S. University, Meerut-250004, India,*E-mail:, The Scientific Temper, 1: 171-176.

EFFECT OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON CYANOBACTERIAL DIVERSITY IN THREE FISH CULTURE PONDS OF MEERUT REGION, Prashant Saxena1 , Kapil Kumar2, P. V. Malik3 and Jyoti Saxena*, I.I.M.T College, Meerut, Dept. of Zoology, Meerut College , Meerut, Sanjay Ghadhi P.G. College, Sarorpur, Meerut, *Translam Institute of Pharma Education and Research, Meerut, Email: ,,The Scientific Temper, 1: 177-186.

STUDIES ON LENGTH-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIPS OF THE FRESH WATER CATFISH MYSTUS VITTATUS (BLOCH) IN GHAGHRA BELT OF EASTERN U.P. INDIA., P.N. Tripathi,N.P. Singh and Ved Prakash, Department of Zoology, K.S.Saket P.G.College, Ayodhya. 224123 (U.P.), Email., The Scientific Temper, 1: 187-192.

EFFECT OF BIO-FERTILIZER AND ORGANIC MANURES ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF GUAVA CV. RED FLESHED, Deepa H. Dwivedi, Rubee Lata and R. B. Ram, Department of Applied Plant Science (Horticulture), Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, (A CentralUniversity), Vidya Vihar, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow-226025 (U.P.), India. The Scientific Temper,1: 193-198.

THE ROLE OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY IN COUNTER-NAXALITE OPERATIONS:PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS, Nand Kishore and Abhaya Kumar Singh, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, K.S. Saket P.G. College, Ayodhya, Faizabad. The Scientific Temper, 1:199-206.

Cd4+ CELL COUNTS IN THE PATIENTS OF HIV INFECTED IN SALEM, S. Sathiyavathi*, V.Mathivannan and Selvi. Sabhanayakam, Department of Zoology, Annamalai University,Annamalai Nagar – 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India, The Scientific Temper, 1: 207-212.

EFFECTS OF SOURCES, INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND KNOWLEDGE IN HIV/AIDS AWARENESS PROGRAMME IN PUNJAB. Rattan Singh*, Sushil Gupta and Anil Kumar. Department of Zoology, Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur City, Punjab. 152002. Ph. 01632-222410. Mob. No. 09915203501 *email : The ScientificTemper, 1: 213-216.

ROLE OF ANTHROPOGENIC EMISSIONS IN CLIMATE CHANGE, Kunwar Ananad Singh,Poonam Pandey, Environment Monitoring Section,Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, M.G.Marg, PO No. 80, Lucknow-226 001, The Scientific Temper, 1: 217-220.

BIOREMEDIATION: A BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH TOWARD ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENTS. K. Mishra, Department of Botany, Ewing Christian College, Allahabad,U.P., The Scientific Temper, 1: 221-226.