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Joshi R.,Baba Farid College | Singh N.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Kirti J.S.,Punjabi University | Volynkin A.V.,Tomsk State University | Bucsek K.,Slovak Academy of Sciences
Zootaxa | Year: 2017

Two new species, Miltochrista quadra Joshi, Singh & Volynkin, sp. nov. and Miltochrista pseudomodesta Joshi, Singh & Volynkin, sp. nov., of tribe Lithosiini (Erebidae: Arctiinae) are described from India. In addition, two species are restored from the synonymy and transferred to Miltochrista: Miltochrista rubricans (Leech, 1890), stat. & comb. nov. and Miltochrista szetschwanica (Daniel, 1952), stat. & comb. nov. Other new combinations are also proposed as Miltochrista aquila (Černý, 2009), comb. nov., Miltochrista discisigna (Moore, 1878), comb. nov., Miltochrista weidenhofferi (Černý, 2012), comb. nov., Miltochrista unipuncta (Leech, 1890), comb. nov., Miltochrista carnea (Poujade, 1886), comb.nov. and Miltochrista modesta (Leech, 1899), comb. nov. © 2017 Magnolia Press.


Goyal T.,Baba Farid College | Kirti J.S.,Punjabi University
Journal of Entomological Research | Year: 2016

External male and female genitalic structures of three species under genus Cleora Curtis have been studied and illustrated in detail. Besides this, a new species has been described under this genus in this research paper. A key to the studied species has also been described.


Gupta B.,Baba Farid College | Jyoti K.,Guru Nanak Institutions
International Conference Communication, Control and Intelligent Systems, CCIS 2015 | Year: 2015

In today's world, everybody has limited time and generally do rash driving to reach at destination. So intentionally or unintentionally many crashes occurred and generally get mentally upset which leads to more crime or health disturbance. Due to work pressure and unavoidable environment, some changes in hormones have been occurred. This paper is based on analysis of physiological profile of drivers with the help of smart phone based application. Sensors will collect the real time in vehicle data which would be analyzed with the help of Big Data Analytics. Driver's behavior is affected by number of factors. This paper will discuss about that number of factors which affects the nature of a person. We examine an algorithm to check whether the behavior of driver is normal or abnormal. This will help the administration to analyze the chances of crashes or crimes that may occurred due to abnormal behavior and to some extent, things can be controlled. © 2015 IEEE.


Sharma V.,Baba Farid College | Srivastava P.,Jiwaji University | Agarwal D.D.,Jiwaji University | Diwedi K.,Jiwaji University
Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry | Year: 2016

A new reagent system consisting of aqueous KI3 in AcOH and NaIO4 as oxidant has been found to be effective in iodinating a variety of commercially important aromatic substrates under ambient conditions. The presence of Na2SO3 enhances the yield and the product purity. The procedure ensures high yields (72–98%) at room temperature in a short reaction time. A remarkable feature of this system is that even acidsensitive functionalities like anilines can be iodinated quantitatively. © 2016, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.


Kaur H.,Baba Farid College | Kaur M.,Punjabi University | Rather H.,Punjabi University
Mycosphere | Year: 2015

Two species belonging to genus Gymnopilus P. Karst i.e. G. pampeanus (Speg.) Singer and G. russipes Pegler have been taxonomically described and illustrated for the first time from India and one species G. spectabilis (Weinm.) A.H. Sm. has been first time recorded from North India. © 2015.


Kirti J.S.,Punjabi University | Singh N.,Zoological Survey of India Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Joshi R.,Baba Farid College
Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift | Year: 2013

A new species, Conilepia hunliensis sp. n., is described from India. The new species is reported from Hunli (Arunachal Pradesh), which represents the first record of genus from India. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Joshi R.,Baba Farid College | Kirti J.S.,Punjabi University | Singh N.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center
Florida Entomologist | Year: 2015

Two new species of Lithosiini (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae), Zadadra cucullata sp. nov., and Zadadra neodistorta sp. nov., are described from India. In addition, a dichotomous key to all the Zadadra Moore species is given.


PubMed | Baba Farid College, Zoological Survey of India and Punjabi University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2016

Genus Nishada Moore (1878) was proposed as a monotypic genus, under subfamily Lithosiinae, family Lithosiidae (now Lithosiini), including only Nishada flabrifera Moore (1878) from Calcutta (now as Kolkata), India. The genus is distributed from China to India, Thailand, Malaysia and up to Australia. The Indian fauna of Nishada is reported from North-East Himalayas, West Bengal (Kolkata) and South India. Members of this genus are unmarked, yellow to brown with short and broad wings. Genus Nishada has been taxonomically dealt by many authors but awaits thorough revision.Hampson (1900) included a total of ten species: Nishada niveola Hampson, 1900, Nishada syntomioides (Walker, 1862), Nishada impervia (Walker, 1865), Nishada marginalis (Felder 1875), Nishada tula Swinhoe, 1900, Nishada nodicornis (Walker 1862), Nishada rotundipennis (Walker 1862), Nishada flabrifera Moore, 1878, Nishada sambara (Moore 1859) and Nishada xantholoma (Snellen 1879). Swinhoe (1902) and Hampson (1911) then described two new species, Nishada melanistis and Nishada brunneipennis, respectively, followed by Rothschild (1912, 1913) who described a further seven new species, Nishada brunnea, Nishada flavens, Nishada testacea, Nishada griseoflava, Nishada fuscofascia, Nishada louisiadensis and Nishada aurantiaca, bringing the total to 19 species. Strand (1922) catalogued only 13 of these species in Nishada, transferring N. brunnea and N. fuscofascia to genus Scoliacma Meyrick (1886); N. testacea, N.griseoflava and N. louisiadensis Rothschild to Eilema Hbner (1819) and synonymising N. flavens with N. sambara. Next, Matsumura (1927) described N. formosibia, followed by two more species, N. aureocincta Debauche, 1938 and N. benjaminea Roepke, 1946. Holloway (2001) synonymised N. nodicornis with N. rotundipennis and added the description of a new subspecies, Nishada chilomorpha adunca Holloway, 2001 from Borneo, indicating a distributional range as far as North East India. The nominotypical subspecies, N. c. chilomorpha was suggested to be restricted to its type locality of Java. Bucsek (2012) added Nishada cameronensis, Dubatolov & Bucsek (2013) described Nishada schintlmeisteri and Bucsek (2016) described Nishada temenggora. So, at present, Nishada comprises19 species, of which three are known from India (Singh et al. 2014). Herein, we describe one further species, Nishada pseudochilomorpha Joshi & Singh sp. nov., from Jatinga (Assam, India). In addition, new distributional records are reported for N. flabrifera.


Pawan R.,Baba Farid College | Bhatia A.,Baba Farid College
International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics | Year: 2013

Though the immunomodulatory effect of probiotics is known but hardly any literature shows its immunorestorative effect. In the present study the effect was immunorestorative capacity of intragastrically administrated live and dead (lysates) probiotic strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus was investigated in hydrocortisone-treated Swiss Albino mice. The cell-mediated immune response was assessed by Nitroblue Tetrazolium (NBT) reduction, inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase activity (iNOS), bactericidal activity and Delayed Type Hypersensitivity (DTH) response. The development of anti-BSA antibodies as a measure of humoral immune response was checked by ELISA. The results showed that both the live and dead bacteria feeding potentiated the cell-mediated immune response as well as humoral immune response, however the activity was better (p<0.05) in the former. Moreover, the suppressive effect of chemically damage immune system by hydrocortisone in mice was attenuated by live and dead L. acidophilus and was restored towards normalcy. Our findings that even the dead probiotic bacteria may exert immunomodulatory effects and improve the immune function damaged by immunosuppressive agents. It is concluded that in immunocompromised host where live bacteria may give harmful effects, the dead bacteria may be given to boost the immune response. Copyright © 2013 by New Century Health Publishers, LLC.


Rani A.,Baba Farid College | Rani S.,Panjab University | Bala V.,Panjab University | Kumar R.,Panjab University
AIP Conference Proceedings | Year: 2011

Ab initio investigation of structural and electronic properties of silicon-doped fullerenes (C20-nSin, for n=1-10) has been performed using numerical atomic orbital density functional theory. We have obtained the ground state structures for C20-nSin for n=1-10, which show when we substitute one C atom by silicon atom then binding energy/atom increase sharply, after that binding energy/atom decreases with increase number of silicon atoms, but average diameter increases due to large size of silicon atom as compared to carbon atom. From the analysis of electronic properties, we observe that Ionization potential of silicon substituted C 20 increases up to n=3, and then starts decreases with increase in number of silicon atoms. But it is always more than C20. Therefore Si substituted C20 is less reactive. The results in all cases are consistent with available theory and experimental results. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

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