Asian Journal of Geographical Research https://journalajgr.com/index.php/AJGR <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Geographical Research&nbsp;(ISSN: 2582-2985)</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJGR/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of Geography and Earth Science. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Asian Journal of Geographical Research en-US Asian Journal of Geographical Research 2582-2985 Organogenesis of Dodders, Parasitism, Infestation and Development Phases https://journalajgr.com/index.php/AJGR/article/view/30122 <p>Parasitic plants proliferation globally is daunting and a threat to our ecosystems. In this study we explore holoparasites with limitation to dodders (<em>Cuscuta spp</em>. &amp; <em>Cassytha filiformis)</em>. An experiment was performed to ascertain anatomical and morphological characteristics of dodder capsule and its stem. We present dodder infestation stages, development phases and close observable internal and external microscopic features. A distinct haustorium trait of dodders is shown by micrographs. The study finds that dodder seeds possess high ecological dispersal character with vast adaptability through morphological analysis. This ramifies their ecological phenotypic plasticity. Externally, dodder stems attack the host phloem through haustoria that suck nutrients from the sap weakening it.</p> Innocent Osoro Ngare James Kibii Koske George Njagi Gathuku ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-01-06 2021-01-06 1 6 10.9734/ajgr/2021/v4i130122 Implications of Philately in Promoting the Protected Natural Areas (VI) - Piatra Craiului National Park https://journalajgr.com/index.php/AJGR/article/view/30123 <p>Continuing the series of articles that promote the implications of thematic philately about protected natural areas, we stopped this time, on the Piatra Craiului National Park. As an area of national interest, the Piatra Craiului area has also been immortalized on various post-philatelic effects. From the multitude of philatelic pieces (postage stamps, envelopes on the first day of the show - FDCs, illustrated postcards, occasional envelopes, etc.) that were identified, the reproduction was chosen only of those who contributed to the promotion of tourism potential. From landscapes to species of flora and fauna, of scientific interest and environmental protection, the pieces analyzed come to certify the idea that thematic philately is more than an ambassador of the intrinsic values of an area. In fact, by appealing to philatelic effects, the entire community had to gain in terms of the fact that tourists, mostly from abroad, had already provided access to tourist information and more.</p> Bogdan-Vasile Cioruța Mirela Coman Alexandru Leonard Pop ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-01-11 2021-01-11 7 19 10.9734/ajgr/2021/v4i130123