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Vol 11, 2015

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Fresh water habitats occupy a relatively small portion of the earth’s surface compared to marine and terrestrial habitats, but their importance to man is far greater than their area. Ponds are, in fact, very small and shallow bodies of quite standing water with only slight wind action. The primary requisite for fish culture in ponds is the water, which for successful rearing of fishes should offer the most favourable conditions for the existence not only of fish but of other aquatic organism as well, which form the food of fish. This paper deals with the study of physico-chemical parameters of water in two different ponds situated in Kodumon Panchayath. The study was made in the pre-monsoon season of 2014.The samples of water were collected using standard methods. The physico-chemical analysis was extensively carried out on each sample using known standard methods. Comparative study of certain hydrographical parameters showed that the first pond, Puthenkavil pond was slightly acidic with relatively lesser amount of dissolved oxygen. The results of this analysis point out the fact that all the parameters were within permissible limits prescribed by BIS water standards.


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Perspective

The Conscious Being & the Problem of Consciousness: Implications for Theory and Practice for 21st Century Researchers

Wogu, Ikedinachi Ayodele Power; Agoha, Benedict Emerenwa; Sholarin, Muyiwa Adeniyi; Oyeyemi, Adekunle; Evbuoma, Kikelomo Idowu

Sense perception is certainly a sensible way in which we relate to the world, but thought tends to occur unconsciously. While some thinkers argue for the certainty of some mental states

Discovery Science, 2015, 11(23), 1-7

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Research

Study of chromosome morphology of venerid clam Paphia malabarica

Shaikh ALAH, Mohite SA

Among the exploited bivalve resources of India, clams are by far the most widely distributed and abundant.

Discovery Science, 2015, 11(24), 8-15

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Biocontrol of Meloidogyne incognita with Neem and Bt on Tomato Plant by Seed Dressing Treatment

Harjinder Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Praveen Rishi

Root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita is one of the major limiting factors affecting plant growth and yield.

Discovery Science, 2015, 11(24), 16-32

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Evaluation of Physico - Chemical Parameters of Ponds in Kodumon Panchayat

Divya S Rajan, Jithu J

Fresh water habitats occupy a relatively small portion of the earth’s surface compared to marine and terrestrial habitats, but their importance to man is far greater than their area

Discovery Science, 2015, 11(25), 33-36

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Communication

Factors affecting home and personal hygiene

Deepa UL

At present, the components of hygiene tend to be regarded as separate issues, although all are based on the same underlying microbiological principles.

Discovery Science, 2015, 11(25), 37-39

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Communication

Cold Plasma Technology: A New Tool for Food Preservation

Sebastian Shalvin A, Freeda Blessie R

The need for enhancing microbial food safety and quality and growing demand for fresh produce has created an increasing world-wide interest in non thermal innovative processes

Discovery Science, 2015, 11(25), 40-42

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Acupuncture, Laughter, Music and Yoga as Complementary Modalities: Does Evidence Based Data Support their Therapeutic Integration?

Shashi K Agarwal

Complementary modalities are commonly used together with conventional medicine by a large segment of the world population.

Discovery Science, 2015, 11(26), 43-46

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Gonadal sex differentiation in the fish, Oreochromis mossambicus

Sudha S Patil, Mangala S Nayak

The present work is an attempt to study the different stages involved in the development of gonads in the cichlid fish Oreochromis mossambicus.

Discovery Science, 2015, 11(26), 47-53

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Beneficial Effect of Maternal Vitamin A Supplementation on some Infant Malaria-related Morbidities in Rural Communities in Ebonyi State, South Eastern Nigeria

Elom Michael Okpara, Eyo Joseph E, Okafor Fabian C, Ugah Uchenna Iyioku, Nse Okon Umoh, Usanga Victor Udoh

The study on beneficial effects of maternal vitamin A supplementation on some infants’ malaria-related morbidities in rural communities in Ebonyi State, Southeastern Nigeria

Discovery Science, 2015, 11(27), 54-63

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