Archive | June 2017

Allelopathic effects of weeds extract on seed germination of Trachyspermum copticum L., Foeniculum vulgare and Cuminum cyminum – JBES

Trachyspermum copticumMostafakemal Shams, Ehsan Zandi Esfahan, Mahdi Ramezani, Mahnaz Ghandkanlou

Department of agriculture, Payame Noor University, P.O. Box 19395- 3697, Tehran, Iran

Rangeland Research Division, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, P.O. Box 13185-116, Tehran, Iran

Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 14778. Tehran, Iran

Key words: Allelopathic effects, weed species, Trachyspermum copticum L., Foeniculum vulgare, Cuminum cyminum


Seed germination stage is one of the most basic growth stages in medicinal plants that may be adversely affected by the chemicals released from other plants in the soil environment. Continue reading

Foraging and pollination activity of Macronomia vulpine (Gerstaecker, 1857) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) on Gossypium hirsutum L. (Malvaceae) flowers at Maroua, Cameroon – IJAAR

Gossypium hirsutum,Dounia, Fernand-Nestor Tchuenguem Fohouo

Laboratory of Zoology, Higher Teacher Training College, University of Yaoundé I, P. O. Box. 47 Yaoundé, Cameroon

Laboratory of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Ngaoundéré, P. O. Box. 454 Ngaoundéré, Cameroon

Key words: Macronomia vulpina, Gossypium hirsutum, flower, pollen, pollination.


To evaluate the impact of Macronomia vulpina (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) on bolls and seeds of Gossypium hirsutum, its foraging and pollinating activities were studied in Maroua, during two seasons of flowering (August-October 2010 and 2011). Continue reading

The flora of Saluk National Park, Northern Khorassan province, Iran – JBES

floraAtefeh Ezazi, Nargessadat Rahchamani, Farrokh Ghahremaninejad

Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Kharazmi University, 43 Dr. Mofatteh Avenue,15719-14911 Tehran, Iran

Key words: Floristic, life form,diversity, Iran, Northern Khorassan, National Park.


Saluk National Park is located in Northern Khorassan province, NW Esfarayen between 37˚ 07΄- 37˚ 14΄ N and 57˚ 10΄- 57˚ 17΄ E. A total of 1137 plant specimens during 2007–2009 were collected and 505 taxa (species, Continue reading

Effect of organic fertilizers on apparent nitrogen utilization and yield of sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) as influenced by fertilizer timing – IJAAR

Capsicum annuum,Paul Kinoti Ng’ang’a, Katrin Meriel Jezik

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Gregor Mendel Strasse 33, A-1180 Wien, Austria

Key words: Organic nitrogen fertilizers, apparent N utilization, N mineralization, yield, sweet pepper.


A glasshouse experiment was carried out at the University of Natural resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria during the months of April to September in both 2012 and 2013 to investigate the effect of organic Continue reading

Zoopharmacognosy and epigenetic behavior of mountain wildlife towards Berberis species – JBES

Berberis,Tika Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan, Shaukat Ali, Haibat Ali

Integrated Mountain Area Research Centre, Karakorum International University, Gilgit, Pakistan

Department of Biological Sciences, Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Pakistan

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

Key words: Berberis, wildlife, zoopharmacology, Karakoram, epigenetics, medicinal plants, critically endangered, CKNP.


Berberis, a member of family Berberidaceae serves as ‘Herbal-wildlife-clinic’ in nature. Berberis pseudumbellata subsp. gilgitica is endemic to the area and has become critically endangered. For the first time research documented unique epigenetic behaviour of different mountain wildlife and zoopharmacological practices of traditional communities from CKNP. Continue reading