Rapid assessment of spider fauna of Pulacan falls, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines – JBES

AraneidaeCharmaine C. Dacanay, Aimee Lynn A.Barrion-Dupo, Olga M. Nuñeza

Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, Andres Bonifacio Avenue, Tibanga, 9200 Iligan City, Philippines

Institute of Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology Division and Museum of Natural History, College, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Key words: Araneidae, beat-netting, Mindanao, sweep-netting, vial-tapping.


The spider as a group is one of the most abundant predatory groups in terrestrial ecosystems with more than 40,000 described species. In the Philippines, 517 species of spiders are recorded. Continue reading

Seed priming affected physiology and grain yield of chickpea under salt stress – JBES

Milad Abdolahpour and Ramin Lotfi

Young Researchers and Elite Club, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

PhD student of crop physiology, Department of Plant Eco-physiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Key words: Chickpea, Leaf area index, Leaf water content, Grain yield, Membrane stability index.


In order to study the effect of priming and salinity on seed germination, physiological characteristics and grain yield of chickpea, an experiment was carried out under hydroponic condition. Results showed that germination percentage and rate significantly reduced under salt stress. KNO3 was proper trait than that of hydro-priming to improving germination rate. Leaf area index (LAI) and membrane stability index (MSI) reduced under salt stress specially sever salt level (S3). Seed priming had no effect on LAI and MSI. In contract, primed plants significantly increased leaf water content (LWC). KNO3 under sever salinity condition improved LWC of chickpea. Loss of grain yield under sever salt stress in comparison to control was 76%. Priming seed by water and KNO3 enhanced grain yield approximately 13% and 27%, respectively in comparison to control. As a result of this research chickpea was sensitive plant to salinity and priming especially by KNO3 can be improved physiological characteristic and grain yield of this plant.

jbes-vol5no1-p442-446Get the original articles in Source: Volume 5, Number 1, July 2014 – JBES

Journal Name: Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES)

Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences

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The role of quaternary ammonium compound and reducing agent in environmentally friendly alkali treatment of PET (cotton fabric) – JBES

Aminoddin Haji

Textile Engineering Department, Birjand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Birjand, Iran

Key words: Polyester, weight reduction, cotton, sodium hydroxide, QAC.


An environmentally friendly pad-steam process for treatment of polyester/cotton fabric with sodium hydroxide was developed. To enhance the process efficiency, a quaternary ammonium compound (QAC) besides a reducing agent was used. Using QAC, the rate and amount of weight reduction were increased. Continue reading

Repellent potential of Azadirachta indica A. Juss. and Glycyrrhiza glabra L. against cowpea bruchid, Callosobruchus chinensis L. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) – JBES

Azadirachta indicaMansoor-ul-Hasan, Muhammad Sagheer, Muhammad Farhan, Malik Najam-ul-Hassan, Shireen Raza Haidri1, Maimona Bukhari, Hafiza Tahira Gul, Fawad Zafar Ahmad Khan

Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

2Department of Pest Warning and Quality Control of Pesticides, Punjab, Pakistan

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Bahadur Sub-Campus, Layyah, Pakistan

Key words: Azadirachta indica, Glycyrrhiza glabraCallosobruchus chinensis.


Keeping in view the bio-friendly nature of plant extracts, experiments were designed to determine the toxicological and repellent effects of Azadirachta indica and Glycyrrhiza glabra against the insect pest of stored beans, Callosobruchus chinensis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Continue reading

Temporal trend calculation of di (drought index) and comparison of two methods of IDW and KRG as important spatial analysis tools – JBES

DroughtMaryam Rashidfar, Hassan Ahmadi, Gholamreza Zehtabian

Department of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Department of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Collage of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

Key words: Drought, drought index, temporal trend, spatial analysis, DI.


Drought is one of the main natural causes of agricultural, economic and environmental damage. The objective of this study is to provide a comparative spatial analysis by using IDW and KRG methods in Taleghan Watershed in Iran with the view to identifying trends and onset of drought. Continue reading