Archive | March 2017

Assessment of changes trend of land cover with use of remote sensing data in Hamoon wetland – JBES

Iran's Shrinking Salt Lake Urmieh Reflects Growing Water CrisisSeyyed Ali Mousavi, AliReza Shahriari, Akbar fakhire, Abolfazl Ranjbar Fordoii, Vahid Rahdari

Combat-Desertification, Kahan university, Iran

Plant Ecophysiology, Zabol university, Iran

Pasture Science, Zabol university, Iran

Plant Ecophysiology, Zabol university, Iran

Environmental Science, Zabol university, Iran

Key words: Hamoon wetland, Remote sensing data, Vegetation index, change of vegetation index.


Vegetation cover and measurement of its changes as a principle is required in the areas of natural resources for the better and more effective planning of programmers. Remote Sensing (RS) as a technique is an appropriate instrument for monitoring land use and vegetation cover. Continue reading

Symbiotic and phenotypic characterization of Rhizobium isolates nodulating fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum L.) from North and East Shewa, Ethiopia- (IJAAR)

TrigonellafoenumMekasha Tsegaye, Fassil Assefa, Jemaneh Zeleke

Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia

Department Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology, College of Life Science, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (IMGGE), University of Belgrade, Serbia

Key words: Fenugreek, Rhizobium isolates, Nodulation, East Shewa, North Shewa.


Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.), a crop with a long history in Ethiopian agriculture, is known to form a symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria (Rhizobia). In the current study, Rhizobium bacteria nodulating fenugreek in the East and North Shewa of Ethiopia, where the plant is commonly grown, were collected and characterized. Continue reading

Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles produced by Plantago ovata seed extract against antibiotic resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae – JBES

PlantagoMohammad Bokaeian, Taher Mohasseli, Saeide Saeidi, Nahid Sephri

Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

Young Researcher Society. Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural. Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

Department of Microbiology, Kerman Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

Key words: Silver nanoparticles, Plantago ovate, Antibacterial activity, Klebsiella pneumoniae


The synthesis of nanoparticles has become the matter of great interest in recent years due to its various advantageous properties and applications in various fields. Though physical and chemical methods are more popular for nanoparticle synthesis, the biogenic production is a better option due to eco-friendliness. Continue reading

Analysis of trends in area, production and yield of important crops of India – IJAAR

Irr_cropsRamandeep Kaur M. Malhi, G. Sandhya Kiran

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-390002, Gujarat, India

Key words: Area, Production, Yield, Trend, Crop.


Information related to trends in different crops can aid the policy makers in recommending policies leading to sustainable increase in the food production. The present study was aimed at analyzing the trends in area, production and yield of important crops viz. Cotton, Castor and Banana of India. Continue reading

Use of carbon in increasing the quality of drinking water – Case study: the wells of Savejbolagh villages – JBES

5Mahdi Seyedsalehi, Masoud Goodarzi, Hamed Barzanouni

Department of Environmental Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Key words: Surficial absorption, active carbon, absorption bed, turbidity, color, taste and smell


The drinking water of Jangale Dar village, environ of Savejbolagh city of Alborz province, is provided from a well located at this village. The water of this well is appropriate and within standard range in terms of qualitative factors, but Continue reading