Effect of the point mutation in Growth Differentiation Factor 9 gene in Awassi sheep oocytes on sterility and fertility

H. Al-Mutar1, L. Younis 2 , H. Khawla1 1College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq 2College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tikrit, Iraq. Abstract Growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) is play a critical role in ovarian follicular development and ovulation rate. The present research was performed to investigate the correlation between single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of GDF9gene and reproductive performance such...

Comparative Analysis of miRNA-target Prediction Algorithms with Experimentally Positive Data in C. elegans and R. norvegicus genomes

Shibsankar Das1*, Debabrata Mandal2 and Uttam Roy Mandal3 1Department of Mathematics, Uluberia College, Uluberia, Howrah, W.B., India. 2Department of Computer Science, Tamralipta Mahavidyalaya, Tamluk, West Bengal, India. 3Department of Mathematics, Raidighi College, Raidighi, South 24 Parganas, W.B., India. ABSTRACT MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-encoding RNAs of 19-24 nucleotides long. It regulates gene expression through target mRNA degradation or translational gene silencing. Experimental based prediction is laborious and...

Regulation of Sugar in Sweet Sorghum Crop – A Review

Anaytullah Siddique1, Hina Upadhyay1, Manoj Kumar Sharma2 and Arun Kumar1 1Department of Agronomy, School of Agriculture, LPU, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. 2Pearl Millet Research Station, Junagadh Agriculture University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India. ABSTRACT Sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) accumulates high concentration of sucrose along with the juice in their stem. Hence, the opportunity of extensive research is in the physiology, biochemistry and molecular aspect of sucrose accumulation....

Optimization of Physical and Cultural Conditions of Fibrinolytic Enzyme from Bacillus altitudinis S-CSR 0020

K.V. Smitha1, 2 and B.V. Pradeep1* 1Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Coimbatore – 641021, Tamil Nadu, India. 2Department of Microbiology, Safi Institute of Advanced Study, Vazhyoor-673633, Malappuram, India. ABSTRACT The main aim of this work was optimization of physical conditions as well as medium components for the maximum production of fibrinolytic enzyme. A fibrinolytic enzyme producing organism was isolated from soil...

Antibacterial Finish for Cotton Fabric from Actinomycetes Isolated from Forest Soil

T.R. Juby and R.Usha* Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore, India. ABSTRACT This study was conducted to isolate actinomycetes from forest areas of Tamilnadu, to check the antibacterial efficacy of the biomolecules produced by the isolates and their application as antibacterial textile finish. The cross streak plate method and disc diffusion methods were used for screening the actinomycetes isolates for...

Antimicrobial Activity and Phytochemical Analysis of Endophytic Fungal Extracts Isolated from Ethno Pharmaceutical Plant Rauwolfia tetraphylla L.

Ramesha Alurappa and Srinivas Chowdappa* Fungal Metabolite Research Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bangalore University, Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore – 560 056, Karnataka, India. ABSTRACT Endophytes are the mimicking the plant secondary metabolites as well as vast number chemical synthesizers inside plants and also have been extensively investigated for their endophytic microbial complement. Different parts of Rauwolfia tetraphylla L were subjected to the...

Aerobic Batch Degradation of Cresol by Newly Isolated Pseudomonas monteilii CR13

N.K. Shainy1,2, and R. Usha1* 1Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021, India. 2Department of Microbiology, SAFI Center for Scientific Research, Vazhayoor East,    Malappuram- 673633, India. ABSTRACT Microorganisms have broad spectrum of applications varying from metabolite production to breakdown of complex carbon sources. Cresols are one such complex that has drawn attention due to its disposal in un-degraded or partially...

Study of Various Fungitoxic Properties of Aqueous Extract of Hedychium spicatum against Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn.

Sandeep Chaudhary1*, Akhilesh Kumar Gupta1, C.O. Samuel1 and P. P. Upadhyaya2 1Natural Fungicide laboratory, Department of Botany, St. Andrew’s P.G. College, Gorakhpur, U.P., India. 1Plant Pathology Laboratory, Department of Botany, D.D.U Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, U.P., India. ABSTRACT The aqueous extract of Hedychium spicatum was screened for its antifungal activity against Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn. a causal organism of  Black scurf disease of potato. The extract of Hedychium spicatum showed strong antifungal activity against Rhizoctonia solani. The...

Periodontal Status of Patients with Hepatitis B viruses and B and C virus (Comparative Study)

Ali Jaafar Baqer Al-Sharqi Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq. ABSTRACT Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver cause by viral infections which effect cells in the tissue of the liver. Periodontal disease is a bacterial inflammatory disease that affects the gingiva and bone supporting the teeth. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the periodontal clinical...