Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences (JBMS) publishes original research papers as well as review articles that deal to the developments in the area of bio-molecules. The novelty of research is the prime focus of publications in Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences..
This journal is a multidisciplinary journal in bio-molecular sciences and covers the areas of bio-technology, molecular biology, bio-medical Sciences, bioinformatics, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, medicinal biology, microbiology, systems biology (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics), toxicology, molecular therapeutic and other related areas. In addition to chemistry, the journal is interested to publish research of bioactive components, their reactions, products, by-products, industrial applications, processing and processing waste and new protocol developments. Publications include original research papers, review articles and short communications. Whereas, Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences will not consider papers of social sciences.
Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences (JBMS) publishes original research papers as well as review articles that deal to the developments in the area of bio-molecules. The novelty of research is the prime focus of publications in Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences....
Castor oil plant (Ricinus communis L.) having imperative medicinal and industrial
significances. In the present study, we observed the biochemical and molecular characterization
of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) collected from different climatic zones of Pakistan
(Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat and Kohat). The protein banding
pattern of all 6 accessions was found same and no specific variation was noticed among the
proteins of high molecular weight. However, small amount of variation was found in the number
and intensity of low molecular weight. RAPD analysis of four primers (OPA-01, OPA-03, OPA-
09 and OPA-10) bares no variation in the genomic DNA banding patterns. Variations were found
in the photosynthetic pigments attributes of the studied genotypes with high Chlorophyll a, b and
total Carotenoids contents in plants of Kohat zone while lower level was found in plants of Swat
zones. The present study revealed no variation among the genotypes by SDS-PAGE and RAPD.
However it is useful to distinguish different form of castor with special reference to
photosynthetic pigments grown in diverse climatic zone.
Medicinal plants have an appreciable value in the development of modern
therapeutics. In the present study ethanolic extracts from the leaves of nine selected medicinal
plants, including Calendula arvensis, Dodonaea viscosa, Olea europaea, Ficus carica, Otostegia
limbata, Withania somnifera, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Mentha longifolia and Cannabis sativa
were assessed against Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella
species and Staphylococcus aureus using agar well diffusion method. All the selected bacterial
pathogens are the major causative agent of human infectious diseases. Plant extracts used in the
present study have shown potential activity against E. coli, P. aeruginosa, Salmonella species
and S. aureus while inhibitory activity was exhibited against Klebsiella species. In comparison to
ampicillin most of the plants showed increased activity against P. aeruginosa. Among the nine
plant extracts, the Ficus carica showed highest activity against all the pathogens while exhibited
increased activity (29 ± 1 mm) against P. aeruginosa as compared to ampicillin (6 ± 1 mm). The
medicinal potential of selected plants was for the first time tested against a set of infectious
disease pathogens and have shown remarkable activity. Further phytochemical analysis will be
helpful for the future elucidation of novel therapeutic agents from these plants.
American Foulbrood (AFB) disease caused by the bacteria Paenibacillus larvae, is a
serious disease of honeybee throughout the world, that bring down a considerable economic loss
to the beekeepers. All work was undertaken in the commercial Apiaries of Kohat and Peshawar
regions that showed visual signs of AFB infection. In the investigated 32 Apiaries (containing
2100 colonies), 26 colonies were identified positive for AFB. This work was valuable for the
over production of honey bees to kill the AFB bacteria which were identified in the current