International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 625

Table of Content: May; 6(5)

May 2014

Genetic variation of striped snakehead (Channa striatus Bloch, 1793) populations using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers

Random amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR) was applied to analyze the genetic variation among Channa striatus collected from four geographically distant locations in India. After initial PCR screening, nine random oligodecamers viz. OPA10, OPA11, OPA15, OPAC01, OPAC03, OPAC05, OPAC07, OPAC09 and OPAC19 which generated the RAPD profile for the four C. striatus populations were selected....

Author(s): Ajaz Ali Bhat, M. A. Haniffa, M. James Milton, Bilal Ahmad Paray, P. R. Divya and A. Gopalakrishnan

May 2014

The composition and diversity of net zooplankton species in a tropical water body (Bhoj Wetland) of Bhopal, India

The aim of the present study was to determine the species diversity and abundance of net zooplankton in samples collected from Bhoj wetland, Bhopal, India. A total of 82 species of zooplankton were identified, among them, 66 species were recorded during the first year (2008-09) and 70 species were documented during the second year (2009-10) of the study period. In the first year, Rotifera recorded the highest number of...

Author(s): Najeeb Ahmad Bhat , Ashwani Wanganeo and Rajni Raina

May 2014

Floristic composition, diversity and vegetation structure of woody plant communities in Boda dry evergreen Montane Forest, West Showa, Ethiopia

This study was conducted on Boda Forest in West Showa Zone, Oromia National Regional State, west Ethiopia with the objective of determining the floristic composition, species diversity and the vegetation structure of the woody plant communities in Boda natural forest. Systematic sampling method was used to collect the vegetation data. Accordingly, 60 plots of 20 x 20 m (400 m2) quadrats were laid at every 50 m along...

Author(s): Fikadu Erenso, Melesse Maryo and Wendawek Abebe

May 2014

Genetic diversity among Asparagus species and cultivars of Asparagus officinalis L. using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers

The species of Asparagus are very important as they are used for ornamental, vegetable and medicinal purposes since ancient time. In the present study, random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers were used to evaluate genetic diversity among nine species of Asparagus and six cultivars of Asparagus officinalis L. RAPD analysis using seven random oligonucleotide primers yielded a total amplification of 245 bands,...

Author(s): Muhammad Irshad, Muhammad Idrees, Anwar Saeed, Muhammad and Rehan Naeem

May 2014

Impact of the cement dust emitted from the South Cement Factory in Tafila/Jordan on plant diversity of the surrounding area

Observations and analysis based on using scanning electron microscope (SEM) micrographs have been carried out to describe the impact of pollution caused by the emitted cement dust from the cement factory on the plant diversity of the surrounding area of Al-Rashadyah/ Tafila cement factory. Leaves of five selected species of Crataegus aronia, Gundelia tournefortii, Anchusa strigosa, Lactuca...

Author(s): Sawsan A. Oran and Hamad M. F. Abu Zahra

May 2014

Distribution and diversity of small mammals In Borena-Sayint National Park, South Wollo, Ethiopia: Implications of habitat specialization

The study on distribution and diversity of small mammals in Borena-Sayint National Park (BSNP), South Wollo Zone, Ethiopia was conducted from December, 2009 to April, 2010. Representative sample sites were taken from each habitat type and surveyed using random line transect method. Five species of rodents and two species of shrews were identified and recorded from BSNP. Small and large sized Sherman and snaps traps were...

Author(s): Meseret Chane and Solomon Yirga