The International Journal of Biology Research (IJBR) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, open access journal published by M. A. H. Qadri Biological Research Center (BRC), University of Karachi. IJBR provides publication of original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of the subject such as Anatomy, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomechanics, Bionomics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell biology, Ecology, Entomology, Evolution, Genetics, Gerontology, Herpetology, Histology, Ichnology, Ichthyology, Immunology, Limnology, Marine biology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Mycology, Myrmecology, Neurobiology, Ornithology, Paleontology, Palynology, Parasitology, Photobiology, Phycology, Physiology, Plant physiology, Biological psychology—Radiobiology, Sociobiology, Structural biology, Taxonomy, Virology, Zoology.
Muhammad Qaiser, Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi
Naimatullah Khan, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Karachi
TabassumMahboob, Director, BRC, University of Karachi
D. Khan, ————————-
M. JavedZaki, Department of Botany, University of Karachi
S. M. Shahid, KIBGE, University of Karachi
Adnan Mujahid, BRC, Universtiy of Karachi
Muhammad Shamim, BRC, University of Karachi
Anthony Wright, Institutionenförlaboratoriemedicin, Karolinskauniverstetssjukhuset, (Sweden)
Aqeel Ahmed, Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi (Pakistan)
Arshad Azmi, Department of Zoology, University of Karachi (Pakistan)
David Carpenter, David Axelrod Institute, Wadsworth Center, Department of Health, New York (USA)
Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos, Department of Dietetics-Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, (Greece)
Edith B. Allen, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, (USA)
FederecFumerson, INSERM U695,Faculte de Medecine Xavier Bichat, Paris, (France)
HaiderKhwaja, David Axelrod Institute, Wadsworth Center, Department of Health, New York (USA)
IsiakaOgunwande, —————— (Nigeria)
LI Yuxiu, Department of Endocrinology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, (China)
Liza Wong, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, (New Zealand)
M. Iqbal Choudhary, HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi (Pakistan)
Naji A. Mahat, Forensic Biology, Jabatan Kimia, FakultiSains, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, (Malaysia)
NasiraKhatoon, Department of Zoology, University of Karachi (Pakistan)
Nessar Ahmed, School of Biology,Chemistry and Health Sciences,Manchester Metropolitan University,(UK)
Paul Brakefield, University Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, London, (UK)
Qamar Amin, Department of Physiology, University of Karachi (Pakistan)
RaddatzOberarzt, Abt. Gastroenterologie und Endokrinologie, UniversitätsklinikGöttingen, (Germany)
Roger D. Cox, Medical Research Council, Harwell Mammalian Genetic Unit, Oxfordshire (UK)
S. N. Hasnain, Department of Biochemistry, Dow International Medical College, Karachi (Pakistan)
SuthatFucharoen, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus (Thailand)
Assessment Of Heavy Metal Accumulation In Opusia Indica (Alcock, 1900) (Ocypodoidea: Camptandriidae) With Reference To Sediment Contamination From Coastal Areas Of Pakistan – Asmat Saleem Siddiqui And Noor Us Saher
Muhammad Atiqullah Khan, Shagufta Riaz and Kiran Yousuf – Size distribution and length weight relationship in commercially important fish Sillago sihama (Forsskal, 1775) (family: Sillaginidae) from Karachi coast, Pakistan
Muhammad Ubaidullah Shirazi, M. Athar Khan, Shaikh M Mujtaba, Muhammad Tahir Rajput, H.B. Bozdar and Syeda Saleha Tahir – Evaluating growth and yield potential of some Brassica (Brassica juncea L. Czern.) genotypes under saline-sodic field conditions
Farhana S. Ghory and Quddusi B. Kazmi – Developmental stages of Palaemon pacificus (Stimpson, 1860) (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae) reared under laboratory conditions
Quddusi B. Kazmi and Moazzam Khan – Some new records of marine molluscans from the Pakistan coast
Aly Khan, Nasira Khatoon, Fatima Mujib Bilqees, Muti-ur-Rahman and Muhammad Arshad Azmi – Histopathological changes in the intestine of buzzard eagle (Butastur teesa Franklin) by acanthocephalan infection
Muhammad Tanweer Ahsan, Muhammad Arshad Azmi, Mohammad Shoaib and Imtiaz Ahmad – Toxicity of bacterial product (Abamectin), neem extract (Biosal) in comparison to synthetic pyrethroid (Lambda Cyhalothrin) in laboratory against 2nd and 3rd instars larvae of cotton leaf hopper Amrasca devastans (Distant) (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)
Muhammad Tanweer Ahsan, Imtiaz Ahmad and Mohammad Shoaib – Horizontal and vertical life tables and survivorship curves of cotton leafhopper Amrasca devastans (Distant) (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) and the distribution of mortality with age
Naila Khatoon, Hafiza Asma Shafique, Rubina Noreen, Viqar Sultana, Jehan Ara and Syed Ehteshamul-Haque – Role of endophytic and rhizospheric fluorescent Pseudomonas associated with mungbean in suppressing the root rotting fungi of mungbeaan
Abdul Hameed Solangi, Parwaiz Ahmed Baloch, Aqeel Ahmed Siddiqui, R. Uddin, Fateh Khan Nizamani and M. Zafar Iqbal – Seedling growth of three coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) varieties in Karachi, Pakistan … Short communication
Samrah Tariq, Hafiza Asma Shafiqe, Viqar Sultana and Syed Ehteshamul-Haque – Management of root rot disease of wheat with endophytic plant growth promoting Pseudomonas associated with healthy wheat roots
Habibullah Rana, Muhammad Farhanullah Khan, M. Faheem Akbar, Zubair Ahmed, Khalid Mahmood, Saleem Eijaz and Wali Khan – Comparative toxicological effects of Azadirachta indica extracts and cypermethrin and their effects on pupation and adult emergence against Musca domestica L.
Mursaleen Usmani, Shahid Iqbal, Hassan Fareed Siddiqui, M. Saqib Khan, Abdul Wahab, Adnan Mujahid and Muhammad Humayun Atta – Analysis of microbial quality of air in Karachi University Campus, Karachi
Tooba Khan, Zainab Sajid, Sehar Afshan Naz and Maryam Shafique – Effect of incubation period on antibacterial activity of crude fermentation broth of a guava plant associated Bacillus sp. MTZ-1 against clinical pathogens
Zeeshan Akhtar, Ausaf Aleem, M. Aleem Ahmed, Rashida Parveen, Kamran Ahmed and Mansoor Iqbal – Screening of heterocyclic compounds: Insecticidal and fungicidal activity of substituted pyridines and their derivatives
Humaira Batool, Noureen Fatima, Hira, K., Viqar Sultana, Jehan Ara and Syed Ehteshamul-Haque – Role of fluorescent Pseudomonas associated with root nodules of soybean in suppressing the root rotting fungi and root knot nematode of soybean in soil
amended with seeds of Vernonia antihelmenthica
Noreen Raza, Tasneem A. Saqib, Rajput Muhammad Tariq and Syed Naeemul Hassan Naqvi – Study of bioaccumulation of metals in tissues of Himantopus himantopus (black winged stilt) from coastal areas of Karachi, Pakistan
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
The International Journal of Biology Research (IJBR) accept papers that contribute to knowledge in the field of Biology and related areas. An article for publication must describe substantial original research undertaken according to the scope of this journal.
A manuscript submitted for publication implies that the work described has not been published before (except as an abstract or a published lecture, review or thesis). At the time of its submission to IJBR it should neither be under consideration for publication elsewhere nor will it be reproduced after its publication in any other journal. Any co-authors must have agreed with the contents of the publication including the institution where the work was carried out. All authors should have agreed to automatic transfer of copyright to the Editor-in-Chief.
The speed of the publication depends greatly upon following the guidelines for authors. The manuscript, carefully prepared in the style of this journal, should be submitted electronically containing a full version of the manuscript in double space on A4 size pages. Title page with author name and address, each figure, table, illustration and legends should be on separate page.
The manuscript should include an abstract, a brief introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, acknowledgements (if any) references and 5 keywords. Addresses should include full postal address, telephone, fax number and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence. Contributions are acceptable under any of the following section headings.
Original Articles describing substantial original research undertaken according to the scope of this Journal.
Short Communications consisting of brief technical views; not more than 800 words, one figure and table, and not more than six references.
Review Articles are generally invited articles.
Letters to the Editor normally be less than 400 words and be sent to the Editor-in-Chief on the matters related to published articles in the Journal or specific views within the scope of the Journal.
It should be brief indicating the contents concisely and adequately.
All figures, tables and photographs with proper titles, drawn in Microsoft word or excel should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned
in the text. All Photographic material should be provided in “camera ready” form, trimmed to required size and format. Colored diagrams can be incorporated on payment for additional cost incurred in their printing.
The title of figures should be given at the bottom of the figures. The title of tables should be given on the top of the tables.
The references should be written in the sequence of author(s) name(s) with the surname appearing first, complete title of the article, abbreviated name of the journal in italics in proper abbreviated form, year, volume and page(s). Reference to books should be in the sequence of name(s) of author(s), title of the chapter, title of the book, edition, editor(s), publisher, city and country of publication, year and page(s). The accuracy of the reference is the responsibility of the authors. References in the text should be numbered in the sequence as these appear.
Examples of the references
Chandra AK, Medda S and Bhadra AK. Changes of activin A secretion in gestational disease. J. Ferment. Technol. 1980; 58: 1–10.
Broze Jr. GJ and Mietich JP. In: Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice, Third Edition, Editors: Colman RW, Hirsh J, Marder VJ and Salzman EW, JB Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1994; pp 145-326.
Amino N, Tada H and Hidaka Y. Inherited and acquired dysfibrinogenemia. Proceedings of the 7th Asian-Pacific Congress of Clinical Biochemistry, Bangkok, Thailand, 1995; pp 165-171.
Symbols and abbreviations should be those currently used in this journal and conventionally used in the subjects of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Authors should not create new abbreviations and acronyms.
Any previously published data of any author should have written consent from the authors/publishers for publication in IJBR.
International Journal of Biology Research (IJBR)
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