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  • Walpita, W. K. D. L. K.; De Silva, R.C.L. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Boron containing alloy steels are used in constructional, automotive and many other applications. The presence of even trace amounts of boron affects greatly on the properties of steel such as hardness and machinability. ...
  • Arasaretnam, S.; ayasundara, J. M. P. W. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Production from food sources such as corn, sugarcane etc. is the most predominant way of producing ethanol. This has led to a shortage in food, imbalance in food chain, increased food price and indirect land use. This study ...
  • Wariyapperuma, W. A. N. M.; Jayawardena, B. M.; Kannangara, S. D. P.; Wijayasinghe, Y. S.; Skandaraja, S. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is an evergreen plant widely grown across Asia as a spice and to extract its essential oil. The composition of essential oil, obtained from different parts of the plant differ in chemical ...
  • Sinthujah, S.; Samarakoon, S. R.; Tennakoon, K. H.; Attanayake, R. N.; Weerakoon, G.; Gunasegara, D. S.; Paranagama, P. A. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Chemotherapy has been the choice of cancer treatment for many years however, it can also affect normal cells and create many undesirable side effects and have the ...
  • Khalid, I.; Ali, S.; Hussain, M.T.; Atif, M.; Habiba, U.; Iqbal, M.A. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Hardness in the ground water poses adverse effects on the dyeing quality of textile products. In wake of a growing trend to adopt natural dyeing at commercial scale, a study was conducted to evaluate influence of water ...
  • Herath, A. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Detecting and preventing entry of exotic pests at the border is critical for protecting incursions of new plant diseases. Countries which are geographically isolated from any significant landmass (Ex: New Zealand) have ...
  • Anderson, C. L.; Fernando, S.C. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Complex and diverse microbial communities mediate the cycling of nutrients within ruminants. The structure of this complex microbial community is shaped by the highly variable physical, chemical and predatory environment. ...
  • Wijesekara, W. A. M. A.; Wijesinghe, K.D.; Kumara, K. G. N. P.; Manage, P. M. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Soil fungi are considered as a rich source of bioactive compounds and antibiotics. They are able to produce a great variety of secondary metabolites characterized by a broad spectrum of properties of bioactive compounds ...
  • Chamikara, H. J. M. P.; Abeygunawardena, G. A. S. I. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Various types of solid surfaces are used by the manufacturers to carry out packaging of their healthcare products. In order to control microbial hazards, these surfaces are subjected to de-contamination processes to avoid ...
  • Jayasekara, S. K.; Abayasekara, C. L.; Ratnayake, R. R. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Being a highly abundant, inexpensive polysaccharide present in the environment, cellulose could be used as a substrate for good bioethanol production. However, the conventional physical and chemical methods of breaking ...
  • Mahalingam, T.; Somachandra, K. P.; Rajapakse, C. S. K.; Attanayake, R. N. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Incidence of severe white mold disease was extensively observed in upcountry commercial cabbage fields of Sri Lanka in early 2014. The pathogen was identified as Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, a nectrophic soil borne fungus ...
  • Joseph, T. T.; Abeygunawardena, S. I. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Marine microorganisms are of great interest as novel and rich sources of biologically active products. The micro-organisms living in both sea water and sand must be able to survive and grow under harsh conditions. Due to ...
  • Manamgoda, D. S.; Bauchan, G. R.; Berry, A.; Walker, S.; Castlebury, L.A. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Browntop millet (Urochloa ramosa, Poaceae) is a warm season grass commonly used as a cover crop in pasture management systems. This species is inexpensive compared to other forage crops and its ability to easily reseed and ...
  • Kaluarachchi, T. U. N.; Masago, Y.; Kumar, P.; Nga, T.V. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Direct discharge of domestic blackwater to urban rivers is a common sight in urbanized areas in developing countries, and many development projects are undergoing to improve such situations to achieve sustainable water ...
  • Wijepala, P. C.; Jayasena, P. G.; Singhalage, I. D.; Seneviratne, G.; Madawala, H. M. S. P.; Jayasuriya, K. M. G. G. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Soil microbial diversity is found to be beneficial for plant growth and productivity. The diversity has decreased to alarming level under stressful soil conditions and microbes form dormant structures like spores to withstand ...
  • Daranagama, D. A. D. A.; Liu, X. Z.; Hyde, K. D. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    The family Xylariaceae, comprising over 1300 species, is considered as one of the largest families of the Ascomycota. Members of Xylariaceae exhibit a wide distribution and they are cosmopolitan. The objective of this study ...
  • Dilhani, S.; Wimalasiri, S.; Abeywickrama, K.; Kannangara, S. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Embul banana (Musa acuminata-AAB) is one of the major dessert fruits in Sri Lanka, widely consumed by all economic groups due to its small size and characteristic flavour. Although Embul banana has high potential for export ...
  • Botheju, W.S.M.; Hewavitharana, N.,; Kannangara, S.D.P.; Abeywickrama, K. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Trichoderma spp. are one of the major biocontrol agents which have the ability to act against large numbers of foliar and soil borne pathogens and are eco-friendly good plant growth promoting agents. Present investigation ...
  • Perera, H.S.M.; Swarnalatha, K.D.S.; Senanayake, S.P. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    Gerbera jamesonii (Gerbera), belongs to the family Asteraceae, is considered as one of the important cut flowers in the global floriculture industry. The propagation process of Gerberas require improvements to fulfill the ...
  • Silva, W.E.R.; Attanayake, R.; Senanayake, S.P. (International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, 2017 Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka., 2017)
    The family Orchidaceae includes more than 25,000 species, and the genus Dendrobium consists of over 1,450 species around the world. Today many unidentified Orchid cultivars are available in the market and growers use ...

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