local knowledge and conservation of seagrasses in the tamil nadu state of india.abstract: local knowledge systems of seagrasses are not considered in the conservation of these fragile marine ecosystems. in fact, little is known about the utility of seagrasses in local coastal communities. this is intriguing given that some local communities rely on seagrasses to sustain their lifestyles and have relocated their villages to areas with a rich diversity and abundance of seagrasses. the purpose of this study is to assist in conservation efforts regarding seagrasses through iden ...201122112297
recent epidemiology of peste des petits ruminants virus (pprv).peste des petits ruminants (ppr) is an economically important viral disease of goats and sheep first described in west africa in the 1940s. the virus has been circulating in parts of sub-saharan africa for several decades and in the middle east and southern asia since 1993, although the first description of the virus in india dates to 1987. to study the genetic relationship between isolates of distinct geographical origin, a selected region of the fusion (f) protein gene of the viruses was ampli ...200212135634
isolation of bluetongue virus serotype 1 (btv-1) from goats and its phylogenetic relationship to other btv-1 isolates worldwide based on full-length sequence of genome segment-2.eight bluetongue viruses (btv) were isolated in bhk-21 cell culture from blood of goats suffering from peste des petits ruminants. these viruses were identified as btv serotype 1 (btv-1) by rt-pcr using vp2-gene-based primers coupled with sequencing of the pcr products. all of the isolates showed similar genome migration profile in 8% polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. the genome segment-2 (seg-2) of one isolate (mkd18/india/2008) was amplified piecemeal by overlapping pcr, and the products wer ...201020842392
seasonal activity of ticks on small ruminants in tamil nadu state, india.the seasonal activity of ticks on sheep and goat populations was examined from december 2000 to november 2001 in the state of tamil nadu, india. this longitudinal study spread over four seasons and seven agroclimatic zones took into consideration the spectrum of species involved, the levels of infestations, the seasonal epidemiology of ticks and the associated management practices. the most common species of tick spread throughout the state was haemaphysalis bispinosa followed by rhipicephalus h ...200414998311
longitudinal studies in south indian villages on japanese encephalitis virus infection in mosquitoes and seroconversion in goats.japanese encephalitis (je) is endemic in cuddalore district, tamil nadu, where culex tritaeniorhynchus giles was the major vector. we screened 45 100 adult female cx. tritaeniorhynchus (902 pools) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and isolated and confirmed je virus (jev) by using an insect bioassay system. we had 69 isolates of which 62 (90%) were identified as jev. the average vector abundance per man hour for cx. tritaeniorhynchus was 324.5 per month for the period june 1998-may 2000. the ...200312581445
documentation and quantitative analysis of local ethnozoological knowledge among traditional healers of theni district, tamil nadu, india.this study investigated the use of animals among the traditional healers in theni district of tamil nadu, india. the data regarding the medicinal animals/animal products were documented and their usages were analyzed quantitatively.201424680989
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