JB-VOLUME 03 ISSUE 01 MARCH 2015


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Volume 3 Issue 1, March 2015

Journal of Biology

ISSN

2052-0751

Publication Frequency

6 Issues per year

Pages 1-14 Publication History


Original Articles

New Record of Mus macedonicus (Petrovet Ružić, 1983) of Senejan Village, Arak County, Iran

Moazameh Abulhasani, Alireza Shayestehfar and Jamshid Darvish

Pages 1-5

In vitro Plant Regeneration in Gloxinia [Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern.]

G. del Cisne Macas-Palacios, Elsa E. Pucha-Pauta, G.E. Delgado-Paredes, C. Rojas-Idrogo and J. Minchala-Patiño

Pages 6-14


Title

New Record of Mus macedonicus (Petrovet Ružić, 1983) of Senejan Village, Arak County, Iran

Abstract

Rodents are among placental mammals and have many important Ecological Economics. Few studies take place in central province of Iran, regarding rodents. The present study dials with the Biosyste-matic identification and report of Mus macedonicus of Senejan Vill-age, Arak County, Iran. The sampling was carried out for one full year from autumn 2011 to summer 2012 in Arak County. Varieties of traps were used to capture different kinds of rodents. The captur-ed rodents in the form of live or dead were transferred to the laboratory of Arak University for the feature studies. In the present study, total 42 rodents specimens belonging to five genera i.e. Meri-ones, Rattus, Mus, Apodemus, and Microtus, were collected, out of which 14 specimens belonged to 2 species of genera Mus, that was M. musculus with 12 and M. macedonicus with only 2 representativ-es. M. musculus was reported from 4 sampling sites, while M. mace-donicus was reported only from Senejan Village. In this investigat-ion, the species M. macedonicus is reported for the first time from Senjan Village, Arak County, Markazi Province.

Keywords

Markazi Province, Mus macedonicus, Senjan Village

Title

In vitro Plant Regeneration in Gloxinia [Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern.]

Abstract

The objective of this study was to develop an efficient and reproduc-ible protocol for in vitro micropropagation of gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa), cultivars ‘Brocade’ and ‘Avanti’ from shoot apices and in vitro by direct organogenesis. The results indicated that gibberellic acid (GA3) (0.0, 5.0, 7.5, and 10.0 mg/L) and sucrose (0.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0%) promoted significa-ntly higher seed germination percen-tages (18.6 to 68.5%). Maximum elongation in apical shoots of seed-lings (1.9 to 2.5 cm), was observed in MS medium supplemented with 0.5 KIN alone or 1.0 mg/L KIN + 0.5 mg/L NAA within 60 da-ys, and the number of shoots per explant ranged from 13 to 25. From leaf explants (10x10 mm), maximum shoot proliferation was obtained on MS medium containing 9.0 mg/L BAP with 19.8 to 31.3 shoots per explant. The shoots were 100% rooted in medium supple-mented with 1.0 to 3.0 mg/L BAP + 0.5 to 1.0 mg/L NAA. Rooted plants were successfully established in potting mixtures of cachaza and cachaza: soil and sand (1:1:1) with survival rates of 70% and 55% for cultivars ‘Brocade’ and ‘Avanti’, respectively.

Keywords

Acclimatization, Gloxinia, Micropropagation, Shoot Regeneration, Sinningia speciosa