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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 529-535      |                 Available online, April 26, 2018

Species Diversity and Ecology of Drosophilids (Diptera: Drosophilidae) of Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, India 

Mohd Zahier Khan*, Asha Bhardwaj, and Rajendra Singh Fartyal


Cytogenetics and Systematics Lab. Department of Zoology & Biotechnology, H.N.B Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal 246174, Uttarakhand, India

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Received : 05.02.2018 | Revised : 31.03.2018 | Accepted : 04.04.2018 | Published : 26.04.2018

Present study was conducted from 2015 – 2017 to explore different region of Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir India for species diversity and ecology of drosophilids. Total 5,387 flies belonging to 28 species from 08 Genera viz Drosophila, Lordiphosa, Scaptomyza, Mycodrosophila  Hirtodrosophila, Impatiophila (New genus), Leucophenga, and Zaprionus with dominance of Genus Drosophila were collected by using different methods. Various diversity indices, cluster analysis and Constancy were employed to analyze species occurrence.


Key words: Diversity, Drosophila, diversity indices, cluster analysis, Poonch.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Khan Mohd Zahier, Asha Bhardwaj, and Rajendra Singh Fartyal (2018) Species Diversity and Ecology of Drosophilids (Diptera: Drosophilidae) of Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 529-535. 



The authors acknowledge financial support by HNB Garhwal University fellowship to Mohd Zahier Khan and Asha Bhardwaj. 


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.



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