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   2008| January  | Volume 127 | Issue 1  
    Online since May 11, 2011

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Mosquito control by larvivorous fish
G Chandra, I Bhattacharjee, SN Chatterjee, A Ghosh
January 2008, 127(1):13-27
There is growing of the effects of insecticide used controlling the vectors of human diseases. Manipulating or introducing an auto-reproducing predator into the ecosystem may provide sustained biological control of pest populations. The selection of a biological agent should be based on its self-replicating capacity, preference for the target pest population in the presence of alternate natural prey, adaptability to the introduced environment, and overall interaction with indigenous organisms. In order to achieve an acceptable range of control, a sound knowledge of various attributes of interactions between the pest population and the predator to be introduced is desirable. Biological larviciding for the control of mosquito borne diseases is feasible and effective only when breeding sites are relatively few or are easily identified and treated. Larval control appears to be promising in urban areas, given that the density of humans needing protection is higher than the limited number of breeding sites. Since 1937, fish have been employed for controlling mosquito larvae. Different types of fish have been used so far in this operational technique. However, use of fish of indigenous origin is found to be more appropriate in this operation. This review presents information on different larvivorous fish species and the present status of their use in mosquito control and provides a ready reference for workers involved and interested in mosquito research.
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Impact factor : time to move on
K Satyanarayana, A Sharma
January 2008, 127(1):4-6
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Occurrence of ESBL & Amp-C beta-lactamases & susceptibility to newer antimicrobial agents in complicated UTI
N Taneja, P Rao, J Arora, A Dogra
January 2008, 127(1):85-88
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Adherence to antiretroviral therapy & its determinants amongst HIV patients in India
A Sarna, S Pujari, AK Sengar, R Garg, I Gupta, J van Dam
January 2008, 127(1):28-36
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Comparison of phenotypic versus genotypic methods in the detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
KM Mohanasoundaram, MK Lalitha
January 2008, 127(1):78-84
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Circulating genotypes of hepatitis B virus in Arunachal Pradesh
BJ Borkakoty, J Mahanta, D Biswas
January 2008, 127(1):65-70
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Bacteriological analysis of ice creams from Mangalore, south India
C Anuranjini, S Geethu, B Dhanashree
January 2008, 127(1):91-92
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Neuralgic amyotrophy due to rheumatoid arthritis or etanercept : causal association or coincidence?
A Bal, E Gurcay, E Aydog, E Unlu, E Umay, A Cakci
January 2008, 127(1):89-90
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Maternal nutritional status & practices & perinatal, neonatal mortality in rural Andhra Pradesh, India
Mahtab S Bamji, PV V S Murthy, L Williams, M Vishnu Vardhana Rao
January 2008, 127(1):44-51
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Analysis of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms in patients with chronic periodontitis
S Gunes, A Pinar Sumer, Gonca Cayir Keles, N Kara, H Koprulu, H Bagci, Y Bek
January 2008, 127(1):58-64
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Vaccines : policy for public good or private profit?
Jacob M Puliyel, Y Madhavi
January 2008, 127(1):1-3
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Authors' Response
Anita Kotwani, Margaret Ewen, Dalia Dey, Shobha Iyer, PK Lakshmi, Archana Patel, Kannamma Raman, GL Singhal, Vijay Thawani, Santanu Tripathi, Richard Laing
January 2008, 127(1):94-94
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Promoter hypermethylation analysis in myelodysplastic syndromes : diagnostic & prognostic implication
PR Solomon, AK Munirajan, N Tsuchida, K Muthukumarasamy, A Rathinavel, GS Selvam, G Shanmugam
January 2008, 127(1):52-57
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Genotyping of group A streptococcus by various molecular methods
S Nandi, Nirmal K Ganguly, R Kumar, Dapinder K Bakshi, Vivek Sagar Vivek Sagar, A Chakraborti
January 2008, 127(1):71-77
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Interaction between medical practitioners & pharmaceutical industry
PR Mohapatra
January 2008, 127(1):93-93
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Transmission dynamics of diurnally subperiodic lymphatic filariasis transmitted by Ochlerotatus (Finlaya) niveus in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
AN Shriram, K Krishnamoorthy, SC Sehgal
January 2008, 127(1):37-43
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Need for site-specific change in strategy towards lymphatic filariasis elimination in India
S Sabesan
January 2008, 127(1):10-11
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WHO Expert Committee on drug dependence
Raka Jain
January 2008, 127(1):96-97
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Vector biology (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Vector Biology)
Lizette Koekemoer
January 2008, 127(1):95-96
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Antiviral benefits for HIV-infected patients : the crucial role & multiple determinants of adherence
L Cuzin
January 2008, 127(1):7-9
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January 2008, 127(1):99-99
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Some forthcoming scientific events

January 2008, 127(1):98-98
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