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Bionotes (ISSN 0972-1800) is a quarterly research newsletter on the various aspects of Life Sciences. It is being published by a society called 'A BIOLOGISTS CONFRERIE', with its office at Aligarh (U.P., INDIA), for more than ten years.
Bionotes had published its 50th issue (Vol 13, No 2) in June 2011. It was a "special number" for which messages were received from the offices of the Vice President of India, His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Vice President of Bombay Natural History Society and former senior scientists of the Zoological Survey of India and Botanical Survey of India. Eminent scientists Dr. M. S. Swaminathan and Dr. S. Z. Qasim have also sent messages in detail.
Intersting review articles are published in this 50th issue dealing with the Indian Coasts, Horticultural history of Kashmir, Forestry and Global Warming, and the hottest chilli in the world. Regional studies include on the Butterflies of Pokhara valley Nepal, Hoverflies of Andhra - Karnataka, Bombycid moths of Kumaon Himalaya and spiders of the Corbett National park. The issue was of 60 pages with a beautiful cover.
|MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT|
In 1998, it was contemplated by some scientists that a research society be established in India, to help and encourage young research workers in their studies in the different fields of sciences like Zoology, Botany, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental sciences, Cytology, Ecology, Medicinal systems, Wildlife, Biochemistry, Biotechnology etc. From January 1999, a research newsletter by the name of "BIONOTES" was started, which publishes short articles and research notes and news on different aspects of living materials. Studies cover morphology, taxonomy, effects of pollutants, agri & horticulture, inventories of fauna and flora, new descriptions, cytogenetics, anthropology, ethnobotany etc. The first issue of Bionotes appeared on the 25th March 1999.
|PROGRESS SO FAR|
Bionotes has published 14
volumes, up to December
2012. All the quarterly issues were released separately, i.e. no joint
issue, and all issues were published in the due month regularly, i.e.
in March, June, September and December. Its 10th, 25th,40th and 50th
were published as the "Special Numbers". Till December 2004, a total of
39 papers/articles, 309 short research notes, and 190 scientific news
items were published. Volume 15, No. 1 has been released in March