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The following detailed instructions are necessary to allow direct reproduction of the manuscript for rapid publishing. Manuscript should be typewritten in Times Roman, 12 font size, double-spaced, title should be in a font size 14, bold face capitals, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References. Abstract should start on a separate page and each table or figure should be on main body of the text. Abstract: Should start on a new page after the title page and should present the aim of the study, material and methods, results and conclusions, not more than 300 words. All the three categories, Review Articles, Research papers and Short Communications should have an Abstract. Key Words: Three or more key words must be provided by authors for indexing of their article. Key words will be listed directly below the Abstract. Text: The text should be intelligible to readers in different disciplines and technical terms should be defined. All symbols and abbreviations must be defined, and used only when necessary. Superscripts, subscripts and ambiguous characters should be clearly indicated. Units of measure should be metric or, preferably, SI. Materials and Methods: This section should include concise details on the methodology adopted, sufficient to repeat the experiment. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen should be clearly stated. Results: All results presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section. All Tables and figures must have a title and a legend to make them self-explanatory and they should be given numbers. Each table or figure should be on main body of the text. Discussion: Should contain a critical review of the results of the study with the support of relevant literature. It can end with brief conclusions. Acknowledgements and Funding: All acknowledgments should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the reference section. The research has been funded by any specific project grant or institution. Tables/Figures: Incorporate tables and/or figures with their legends into the main body of text. In the case of photographs, good prints are required with each copy of the manuscript; photocopies of photographs are not acceptable. Photomicrographs and other photographs that require it must have a scale bar, which should be defined clearly in the legend. Lettering should be sufficiently large to be clear after reduction to print size. References: References should be numbered in superscript, serially in the order in which they appear, first through the text and then through table and figure legends. References should not include unpublished source materials. The list of References at the end of the text should be in the following format.