Current Life Sciences 2019-05-04T10:59:30+02:00 Joanna Bródka Open Journal Systems <p><strong>ISSN 2449-8866</strong><br><strong><a title="ICV: 85.06" href=",p24783446,3.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ICV 2017: 85.06</a></strong></p> Sexually dimorphic morphological traits in melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) 2019-02-07T21:38:11+01:00 Shailesh Singh Naveen Yadav Arvind Kumar Singh <p><em>Bactrocera cucurbitae </em>(Coquillett) is well recognized pest fruit fly predominantly spread in Indian subcontinent. Its two sexes can be easily identified by the presence of pointed ovipositor at the posterior abdominal tip of female and a rounded abdominal end in male. Besides this, we have identified the presence of pecten hairs on the dorsal surface of abdomen and a distinct posterior depression in the wings restricted in males only. Wings in the males also show bushy appearance of microtrichia at post anal lobe which is totally lacking in females. The number of pecten hairs showed normal distribution pattern on right and left halves of the abdomen. An analysis pertaining to the distribution of pecten hairs on both sides of abdomen revealed non-significant difference between the mean numbers of hairs of the two sides.</p> <p><strong>DOI: <a href=""></a></strong></p> 2019-02-07T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Study of algal mediated biosynthesis of nanoparticle: future of green nanotechnology 2019-05-04T10:59:30+02:00 Indranil Singh Sakshi Singh <p>Nanotechnology has today turned out to be a buzzword. Its expansion in a different field is phenomenal. But for some reason, it has been holding the rate of development. To count reason behind being its failure despite such promising properties is its high-cost production and potential harm to nature. Beside the less significant amount of production, there is a need for the eco-friendly, less toxic and cleaner method of its production. It could not have been more favorable, in case if it could lead to an increase in production at the same time in its efficiency too. Algae mediated biosynthesis of the nanoparticle is one of the probable solutions of the above-mentioned drawbacks. This review article focuses on the synthesis of nanoparticles with help of algae and their potential benefits over conventional based methods. It takes into consideration, the formation of nanoparticle through cyanobacteria, microalgae, and macroalgae.</p> <p><strong>DOI: <a href=""></a></strong></p> 2019-05-04T10:59:29+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##