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1. Do Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) damage the unpalatable ‎crops during conflict with human? A case study from Rampur ‎village of Narsingdi District in Bangladesh

Mohammad Mazbah Uddin; Mohammad Farid Ahsan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 1-5


  Human-Rhesus monkey conflicts were studied in the Rampur Village of Narsingdi District in Bangladesh. The village supports good homestead vegetations where three troops of Rhesus monkeys are living. Monkeys consumed plant parts of 10 species. Betel leaf vein (Piper betel), an unpalatable plant species ...  Read More

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2. Potential use of brush-tailed mice for evolutionary developmental biology studies: Calomyscus elburzensis as an appropriate rodent model

Kordiyeh Hamidi; Jamshid Darvish; Maryam M. Matin

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 6-14


  Rodents (mainly mice and rats) are the most commonly used animal models for studies of cancer biology, immunology, genetics, developmental biology and also embryo transfer techniques in domestic and endangered animal species, and even in humans. Herein, we aimed to evaluate Goodwin’s brush-tailed ...  Read More

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3. Inventory of the quantitative characteristics of single oak trees with nonparametric methods of Support Vector Machines and Decision Tree on satellite images of WorldView-2 and UAV

Yousef Taghimollaei; Abdolali Karamshahi; Seyyed Yousef Erfanifard

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 15-29


  To achieve effective forests management it is necessary to obtain reliable statistical data like the number of stands, diameter at breast height (DBH), and ‎crown volume. While traditional methods of the forests measurements are very labor intensive and time consuming, remote sensing can provide ...  Read More

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4. Postnatal growth and age estimation in preterm infant of ‎long-‎fingered bat (Myotis capaccinii) reared in a flight cage

Mozafar Sharifi; Hossein‎ Javanbakht

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 30-36


  Three Capaccinii’s bats (Myotis capaccinii) which were born and reared in a flight cage were subjected to a postnatal study. Length of forearm, body mass and length of the total gap at the fourth metacarpal- phalangeal joint of the neonats were measured in order to develop empirical growth curves ...  Read More

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5. Genetic diversity evaluation of Persian honeybees (Apis mellifera meda) in North West of Iran, using microsatellite markers

Hassan Rajabi-Maham; Taghi Ghasemi; Shahrokh Pashaei-rad

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 37-46


  Using eight microsatellite markers and PCR method, the polymorphisms of three Persian honeybee, Apis mellifera meda, populations in North West of Iran (Ardabil, Azarbaijan-e sharqi and Azarbaijan-e gharbi) investigated and the genetic structure and diversity of populations explored. Total genomic DNA ...  Read More

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6. Studying the details of the life cycle and reproduction in the Tardigrade of Mashhad

Farahnaz Molavi; Ali Mokhtari; simin Nayebi Moghaddam; Seyed Mohammad Javad Abedian; Zeinab Azimi Taraghdari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 47-55


  Tardigrades are microscopic sized Ecdysozoans. In Iran, in the last year and for the first time, ‎these animals were identified and reported in Mashhad, and it immediately became an ‎important question that what is the extent of tolerance and biological and reproductive details of ‎these ...  Read More

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7. Habitat suitability modelling of Persian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus) in Zagros forests, western Iran

Farzaneh Khalili; Mansoureh Malekian; Maedeh Sadeghi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 56-64


  Habitat is one of the key parameters for species conservation and having adequate knowledge of the habitat requirements of a particular species is inevitable for developing conservation plans. In the current study habitat suitability of the Persian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus) was evaluated in four protected ...  Read More