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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 is honoured to have received, time to time, messages from the Vice-President of India; Union Ministers Shri Suresh P. Prabhu, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Dr. Harsh Vardhan; Secretary Deptt. of Biotechnology; Prof. J. V. Narlikar, Prof C.N.R. Rao, Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Dr. S.Z. Qasim, Prof. M.S. Mani, Dr. Ishwar Prakash, Dr. U.S Srivastava, Prof. T.C. Narendran; Director Botanical Survey of India, Director Zoological Survey of India, Ex- Director General SACEP, Director National Botanical Research Institute, Director Central Tasar Research & Training Institute, Director Bombay Natural History Society; Editor Zoos' Print Journal, Editor Natural Product Radiance and Office of the Dalai Lama

We have reproduced writings of E.O. Wilson, Jagmohan, Khushwant Singh, Ruskin Bond, Vir Sanghvi, Prof. MAdhav Gadgil, Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar, Prof. C.R. Babu. Also published conributed articles by Smt. Maneka Gandhi, Dr. S. Z. Qasim, Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan, Dr. Anand R. Joshi, Dr. K. K. Verma, Lt. Col. J. N. Eliot, Prof. C. K. Varshney, Dr. A. K. Ghosh, Prof. C. A. Viraktamath, Prof. R. K. Sinha, Dr. Kailash Chandra and Dr. Kumar Ghorpade.

We published biographical sketches of eminent scientists Ernst Mayer, Norman Borlaug, T.N. Annandale, Salim Ai, M.S. Mani, M.L. Roonwal, T.N. Ananthakrishnan Romulus Whitekar and Billy Arjan Singh

Articles of Bionotes have been indexed in the Indian Science Abstracts, NISCAIR, Indian Citation Inex, CAB International Abstracts (U.K.), BIOSIS (U.K.), Thompson Reuters (USA) including Zoological Record, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (USA); and are available at the Natural History Museum, Library & Archives (London), Naturkundemuseum (Erfurt), National Science ibrary (New Delhi) and some online databases. Bionotes is approved by U.G.C. (India)



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.


Bionotes has published 19 volumes, up to December 2017. 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, 50th and 75th issues were published as the "Special Numbers".