Agro-morphological qualitative characterization of Jesso-Balam rice (Oryza sativa L.) accessions in Bangladesh – IJAAR

Jesso-BalamMir Sharf Uddin Ahmed, Md. Khairul Bashar, Md. Wazuddin, AKM Shamsuddin

GRSD, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Harvest-Plus, CIAT, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh

Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

Key words: Qualitative characters, Jesso-Balam rice, Bangladesh.


Twenty-seven Jesso-Balam rice accessions of Bangladesh were studied for 21 qualitative agro-morphological characters at BRRI during T. Aman 2009 and T. Aman 2011 seasons. The presence and shape of penultimate leaf ligule showed no variations among the genotypes. Continue reading


Relationship between gene expressions and related terpenes at three developmental stages in Artemisia annua – IJAAR

Artemisia AnnuaAlaeimoghadam F, M. R. Naghavi, A. H. Hossein zadeh, M. Ranjbar

Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

Department of Biotechnology, Amol University of Special Modern Technologies, Amol, Iran

Key words: FDS, HDR, IDI, Artemisia annua, terpenes.


Importance of terpenes in different aspects of human’s life, makes it necessary to determine the relationship between them and their genes just in order to fathom such relationship for further exploitation of their production process, either increasing the volume of synthesis or changing the mixture of terpene content, Continue reading

Differential allelopathic effect of nine Haplophyllum tuberculatum growth forms through germination bioassay – JBES

Lepidium sativum,Salama M. El-Darier, Ream I. Marzouk, Kholod A. Khattab

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Egypt gypt

Key words: Allelopathy, Lepidium sativum, Raphanus sativus, Germination efficiency, Growth parameters.


The main objective of the present study was to analyze and discriminate among nine growth forms (GF) of Haplophyllum tuberculatum collected from six natural sites along the Mediterranean coastal desert of Egypt by applying the phenomenon of allelopathy as a chemical marker. H. Continue reading

Respiration estimation of a plant community through primary values (leaf area and phytomass) – IJAAR

Napoleão Esberard de Macêdo Beltrão, Alexandre Bosco de Oliveira, Leandro Silva do Vale, José Fideles Filho

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, National Center of Cotton Research, Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil

Department of Crop Science, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Key words: Crop physiology, Plant growth, Quantitative analysis, Agroecosystems yield, Ecophysiology.

Crop physiologyAbstract

Quantitative analysis of growth represents the first step in the analysis of primary production, being the link between the mere registration of plant productivity and the study of this by physiological methods. Continue reading

An investigation of environmental impact of mountain tourism activities in the Hunza valley of Pakistan: a tourists’ perspective – JBES

Rehmat Karim, Adarsh Batra, Faqeer Muhammad, Rubina Shaheen, Shahina Perveen

Department of Environmental Sciences, Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan

Graduate School of Business, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand

Department of Economics, Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Federal Government Degree College for Women, Gilgit. Pakistan

Key words: Environmental Pollution, Mountain Tourism, Eco-tourists, Mountaineers, Trekkers, Hunza, Pakistan


Environmental impact of tourism is a critical issue in the mountain regions around the world. This research aims to study the tourists’ perspective on the environmental pollution about mountain tourism activities in Hunza valley northern mountainous part of Pakistan. Continue reading