Microhabitats of pholcid spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae) in Marilog District and Mount Hamiguitan, Davao, Philippines – JBES

pholcidaeBy: Mae A. Responte


Most spider groups use plants and ground as their microhabitats. In this study, microhabitats of pholcid spiders were investigated in Marilog and Mount Hamiguitan Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao, Philippines to determine the microhabitat utilization of leaf-dwelling and forest ground-dwelling pholcids. Continue reading


Carbon stock assessment of three different forest covers in Panaon, Misamis Occidental, Philippines – JBES

Biomass densityBy: Ruben F. Amparado Jr


Carbon pools play significant roles in reducing the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which is one of the identified greenhouse gases. For climate change monitoring schemes, studies on C sinks are being conducted to estimate the global C stock inventories. Continue reading

Genetic diversity in egyptian populations of Tilapia species using RAPD and SRAP markers – JBES

Tilapia ,By: Gomaah El Fadly


This study aimed to estimate the genetic diversity among and within populations of three Tilapia species e.g.,Oreochromis niloticus, Tilapia zilli and Oreochromis aurea which were collected from different locations i.e., Ryad, Motobs (Kafr El Sheikh Governorate), and Bahr El Baqar (Sharqia Governorate). Continue reading

Prokaryotic community profiles of soils from Mayon volcano, Philippines based on 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequences – JBES

Mayon VolcanoBy: Rina B. Opulencia


Mayon Volcano is the Philippines’ most active volcano. Despite extensive pedological, ecological and ethnobotanical studies, no published information is known about its soil microflora. Continue reading

Morphological characterization and diversity analysis of some selected aromatic rice genotypes in Bangladesh – JBES

Aromatic rice,By: K.K. Bashar


The improvement of aromatic rice genotypes requires proper characterization of its existing germplasm. For this purpose, twenty four (nineteen aromatic and five non-aromatic fine) rice genotypes were evaluated for twenty qualitative and sixteen quantitative traits at morphological level to identify Continue reading