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Bhattacharjee A.,Central National Herbarium | Chowdhery H.J.,Northern Regional Center
Kew Bulletin | Year: 2012

Summary: Goodyera dongchenii Lucksom var. gongligongensis X. H. Jin & S. C. Chen is a new synonym of Goodyera hemsleyana King & Pantl. This constitutes the first record of G. hemsleyana for China. Goodyera dongchenii Lucksom is considered to be conspecific with G. robusta Hook. f. and is reduced to a variety of G. schlechtendaliana Rchb. f. Both species are described and illustrated and a key to the varieties of G. schlechtendaliana is provided. © 2012 The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Bhattacharjee A.,Central National Herbarium | Chowdhery H.J.,Northern Regional Center
Kew Bulletin | Year: 2012

Summary: Zeuxine assamica and Z. dhanikariana are synonymised with Z. nervosa. The morphological variation and affinity of Z. nervosa are also discussed with a detailed description and photographs. © 2012 The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Kumar P.,Northern Regional Center | Singhal V.K.,Punjabi University
Biologia (Poland) | Year: 2016

Nucleolus was regarded as a mere ribosome-producing factory for many decades however, in the past two decades; this has come to the light that it is a plurifunctional nuclear domain which plays vital role in many cellular processes. Despite many advances, much remains to be revealed about the nucleolus association with cellular processes. While exploring the chromosomal diversity in the high altitude plants of the Indian cold desert region in North West Himalayas we came across 140 wild plants, out of these, pollen mother cell (PMC) in 31 plants showed the occurrence of additional nucleoli. Coincidently, all these plants also depicted the phenomenon of cytomixis i.e. inter-PMC chromatin material extrusion/transfer among/between adjacent meiocytes. Interestingly, it was noticed that nucleolus accompanied the chromatin material during process of cytomixis. During, and after the migration of nucleolus, change in its shape, size and number has also been discussed. So the current paper here in correlated the inter-PMC migration of nucleolus to the occurrence of cytomixis. © 2016 Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences 2016.


Parapharyngodon jairajpurii n. sp. from the rectum of the yellow-bellied house gecko, Hemidactylus flaviviridis Ruppell, 1835, collected in Dehradun, India, is described, illustrated, and photomicrographed. It represents the eighth species of Parapharyngodon from the Oriental realm and 48th species assigned to the genus. Of the Oriental species, Parapharyngodon jairajpurii n. sp. is most similar to Parapharyngodon adamsoni in that males of both species possess 4 pair of papillae and a smooth anterior cloacal lip, while females of both species possess a stout tail spike, 6 simple lips, and a prebulbar ovary. These two species differ in that males of P. adamsoni have spicules reaching 120 m in length compared to spicules of P. jairajpurii, which reach 75 m in length; females of P. adamsoni have smooth egg shells compared to the punctate eggs of P. jairajpurii.


Bursey C.R.,Pennsylvania State University | Rizvi A.N.,Northern Regional Center | Maity P.,Northern Regional Center
Acta Parasitologica | Year: 2014

Gorgoderina spinosa sp. nov. (Digenea, Gorgoderidae) from the bladder of the water skipper, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura, Dicroglossidae), from Dehradun, India is described and illustrated. Gorgoderina spinosa is the 6th Indian species assigned to the genus and is separated from its congeners based upon the morphology of vitelline glands and the presence of a spinose integument. Two additional digenean species, Diplodiscus amphichrus and Ganeo tigrinus, and 3 nematode species, Cosmocerca kalesari, Gendria chauhani, and unidentified larvae were found. Diplodiscus amphichrus, Ganeo tigrinus, Cosmocerca kalesari, and Gendria chauhani have previously been reported to infect Indian individuals of Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis. © 2014 Versita Warsaw.


Ambrish K.,Northern Regional Center | Srivastava S.K.,Northern Regional Center
Rheedea | Year: 2012

Arnebia griffithii Boiss. (Boraginaceae) is reported here as a new record to the flora of India from Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. It is earlier known to occur in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A detailed description, illustration and distribution of the species are provided.


Pusalkar P.K.,Northern Regional Center
Taiwania | Year: 2011

A group of Sino-Himalayan species characterized by actinomorphic corolla, without (honey-storing) lateral saccate gibbosity, 5 nectaries, anthers as long as or longer than included filaments and flat or carinate leaf vernation, is separated from Lonicera L. and described here as a new genus, Devendraea Pusalkar under the family Caprifoliaceae.


Pusalkar P.K.,Northern Regional Center
Nordic Journal of Botany | Year: 2014

The new species Picrorhiza tungnathii Pusalkar is described and illustrated from the western Himalaya, India. It is distinguished from the allied P. kurrooa Royle ex Benth. by being 10-25 cm tall, having a moderately dense, (10-)15-25-flowered spike, a zygomorphic, 2-lipped, glandular-ciliate corolla that is equaling or slightly exceeding the calyx and partly visible or sub-exserted between the calyx lobes, a conspicuously long (longer than the corolla lobes), curved corolla tube (1/2-4/5 the length of the calyx), unequal corolla lobes that are ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute to sub-acuminate and moderately ciliate, a mid-lobe of the upper lip that is obliquely erect, galeate with retuse or emarginate apex, lateral corolla lobes that are slightly smaller than the mid-lobe of the upper lip, a lower corolla lip that is slightly shorter than the lateral lobes, obliquely erect or spreading, didynamous, long-exserted (2-3 times the corolla) stamens, pollen of the Paederota-type and a style that is 2-3 times as long as the corolla. © 2014 The Authors.


Patel S.,Duke University | Patel S.,Northern Regional Center
Journal of Human Lactation | Year: 2016

Breastfeeding for all infants starting at birth and continuing until at least 6 months of age has been recommended by the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The health benefits to infants and mothers have been demonstrated in many studies. Dedicated lactation specialists may play a role in providing education and support to pregnant women and new mothers wishing to breastfeed to improve breastfeeding outcomes. The objective of this review was to assess if lactation education or support programs using lactation consultants or lactation counselors would improve rates of initiation and duration of any breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding compared with usual practice. A systematic literature review of the evidence was conducted using electronic databases. The review was limited to randomized trials and yielded 16 studies with 5084 participants. It was found that breastfeeding interventions using lactation consultants and counselors increase the number of women initiating breastfeeding (odds ratio [OR] for any initiation vs not initiating breastfeeding = 1.35; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.10-1.67). The interventions improve any breastfeeding rates (OR for any breastfeeding up to 1 month vs not breastfeeding = 1.49; 95% CI, 1.09-2.04). In addition, there were beneficial effects on exclusive breastfeeding rates (OR for exclusive breastfeeding up to 1 month vs not exclusive breastfeeding = 1.71; 95% CI, 1.20-2.44). Most of the evidence would suggest developing and improving postpartum support programs incorporating lactation consultants and lactation counselors. © 2016 The Author(s).


Pusalkar P.K.,Northern Regional Center
Journal of Japanese Botany | Year: 2015

A study revealed that the genus Thylacospermum Fenzl (Caryophyllaceae) is not monotypic, but includes two distinct species, Himalayan T. caespitosum (Cambess.) Schischk. and Central Asian T. rupifragum (Kar. & Kir.) Schrenk. Based on morphological characterization and phylogeny evidence, a new tribe Thylacospermeae Pusalkar is proposed as correct placement for the unique high altitude cold desert genus Thylacospermum Fenzl of the family Caryophyllaceae.

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