2009 Volume 7, Issue 3&4

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Food and Health


The effect of cheese brine concentrations on survival of Listeria monocytogenes

Author: Hisamettin Durmaz 1, Osman Aygun 2* and Mustafa Ardic 1

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The recent advances in the nanotechnology and its applications in food processing: A review

Author: K.A. Abbas 1*, A.M. Saleh 2, A. Mohamed 1 and N. MohdAzhan1

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Consumer defection in Turkish food retailing

Author: M. Goksel Akpinar

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Oxidative stability of virgin coconut oil compared with RBD palm olein in deep-fat frying of fish crackers

Author: H. M. Ghazali 1*, A. Tan 1, S. M. Abdulkarim 1 and M. H. Dzulkifly 2

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Development of temperature-managed traceability system for frozen and chilled food during storage and transportation

Author: Jian Zhang 1, 2, Lu Liu 2, Weisong Mu 2, Liliana M. Moga 3 and Xiaoshuan Zhang 2*

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Antimicrobial and antioxidative effects of defatted tea seed meal

Author: Woo-Suk Bang 2, Young-Min Chung 1, Byung-Doo Lee 1, Jin-Cheol Lee 3 and Jong-Bang Eun 1*

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Fatty acids in fish and beef and their nutritional values: A review

Author: K. A. Abbas *, A. Mohamed and B. Jamilah

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Qualitative and physiological response of minimally processed garden cress (Lepidium sativum L.) to harvest handling and storage conditions

Author: Li Juan Zhan, Emanuela Fontana, Giorgio Tibaldi and Silvana Nicola *

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Effect of salt concentrations on the growth of heat-stressed and unstressed Escherichia coli

Author: S. M. Abdulkarim 1*, A. B. Fatimah 1 and J. G. Anderson 2

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Physical properties of skin, flesh, and kernel of Canarium odontophyllum fruit

Author: Azrina Azlan 1*, Nurul Nadiah Mohamad Nasir 1, Zulkhairi Amom 2 and Amin Ismail 1

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Physical, chemical and antioxidant properties of solid and sour apple pekmez

Author: Ilkay Koca * and Bulent Karadeniz

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Protective effect of dietary apricot kernel oil supplementation on cholesterol levels and antioxidant status of liver in hypercholesteremic rats

Author: Türkan Kutlu 1*, Gökhan Durmaz 2, Burhan Ateş 1 and Ali Erdoğan 1

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Effect of peeling and segmentation on quality of heat-treated white asparagus during storage

Author: Dimitrios Gerasopoulos 1, Anastasios S. Siomos 2*, Athanasios Koukounaras 2 and Pavlos Tsouvaltzis 2

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Determination of fatty acids, vitamins and trace elements in Pistacia terebinthus coffee

Author: Harun Ciftci 1*, Ahmet Ozkaya 2 and Ergin Kariptas 3

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Optimization of culture conditions for high-level expression of dextransucrase in Escherichia coli

Author: Hong-Bin Zhang *, Xiao-Qing Mao, Ya-Jie Wang and Xue-Qin Hu

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Physicochemical properties of beverage emulsion as function of glycerol and vegetable oil contents

Author: Hamed Mirhosseini * and Chin Ping Tan

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The relationship between water activity and fish spoilage during cold storage: A review

Author: K.A. Abbas 1*, A. M. Saleh 2, A. Mohamed 1 and Ola Lasekan 1

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Chemical compositions and antimicrobial property of three edible and medicinal Cordyceps species

Author: Jian-Hui Xiao 1, 2*, Dai-Min Xiao 2, Zhong-Hua Sun 2, Qing Xiong 2, Zong-Qi Liang 2 and Jian-Jiang Zhong 1, 3*

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Effects of electrical stimulation on meat quality in goat carcasses

Author: Ömer Cetin * and Tuna Topcu

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The role of demographic variables in purchasing decisions on fresh fruit and vegetables

Author: M. Goksel Akpinar 1*, Sibel Mehter Aykin 2, Cengiz Sayin 1 and Burhan Ozkan 1*

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The evaluation of microbiological profile of some spices used in Turkish meat industry

Author: Hamparsun Hampikyan 1*, E. Baris Bingol 2, Hilal Colak 2 and Ali Aydin 2

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Introducing a traditional dairy product Keş: Chemical, microbiological, and sensorial properties and fatty acid composition

Author: İbrahim Çakır 1*, Hayri Coşkun 1, İlker T. Akoğlu 2, M. Fatih İşleyen 1, Mustafa Kıralan 2 and Ali Bayrak 2

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Monitoring the change patterns of physicochemical properties of oil blend as function of storage time

Author: Mahsa Naghshineh 1, Abdul Aziz Ariffin 1*, Hasanah Mohd Ghazali 2, Hamed Mirhosseini 1, Ainie Kuntom 3 and Abdulkarim S. Mohammad2

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Instant noodles with pectin for weight reduction

Author: Somrutai Jitpukdeebodintra * and Amarawadee Jangwang

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Coffee for smoking cessation

Author: Somrutai Jitpukdeebodintra * and Amarawadee Jangwang

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Safety issues related to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) in fish and shellfish in relation with current Malaysian laws

Author: Muhammad Rizal Razman 1 and Azrina Azlan 2*

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The effectiveness of whey proteins mixed with hot-water extract of Artemisia and Capparis spp. against lead acetate-contamination in rats

Author: A. M. Abdel-Salam 1*, M. G. El-Ziney 1, A. H. Zaghloul 2, A. Y. Babiker 3 and H. M. Mousa 1

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Effectiveness of reuterin alone and in combination with nisin or other food contact surfaces sanitizers and cleaners for disinfection of stainless steel surfaces contaminated with Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua

Author: Mohamed G. El-Ziney 1* and Mogens Jakobsen 2

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Antimicrobial activities of protenic extracts of Allium roseum L., a wild edible species in North Africa

Author: Hanen Najjaa 1*, Emna Ammar 2 and Mohamed Neffati 1

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Effects of specific cultivar usage and preparation methods in Japanese potato starches

Author: Takahiro Noda 1*, Tatsuro Suzuki 1, Naoto Hashimoto 1, Koichi Nagasawa 1, Hiroaki Yamauchi 1 and Md Zaidul Islam Sarker 2

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Attitudes of consumers toward the effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs): The example of Turkey

Author: Ozdemir Oguz

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Technological properties of a variety of soft and hard bread wheat infested by Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) and Tribolium confusum du Val

Author: Hazım Özkaya *, Berrin Özkaya and Abdullah S. Colakoglu

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National grading of quality of beef and veal carcasses in Romania according to “EUROP” system

Author: Cornelia Petroman 1, Ioana Bălan 1, Ioan Petroman 1, Manuela-Dora Orboi 2, Adrian Băneş 3, Cristian Trifu 1 and Diana Marin 1

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Physicochemical and sensory characteristics of palm olein and peanut oil blends

Author: M. W. Myat 1, S. M. Abdulkarim 1*, H. M. Ghazali 1 and K. Roselina 2

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Scanning electron microscope study and pasting properties of unripe and ripe plantain

Author: Oluwatooyin F. Osundahunsi

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Food insecurity and coping strategies among rural households in Oyo State, Nigeria

Author: Adegbenga E. Adekoya

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Simple microbial growth model applicable to dynamic temperature conditions: Evaluation of a nondimensional model

Author: So Jung Kim and Dong Sun Lee *

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Effect of hypocholesterolemic properties of brown rice varieties containing different gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels on Sprague-Dawley male rats

Author: Shahin Roohinejad 1, Alireza Omidizadeh 2, Hamed Mirhosseini 1, Babak Rasti 1, Nazamid Saari 3, Shuhaimi Mustafa 4, Rokiah Mohd Yusof 2, Anis Shobirin Meor Hussin 1, Azizah Hamid 3 and Mohd Yazid Abd Manap 1*

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Total, soluble and insoluble oxalate content of bran and bran products

Author: Patchanee Boontaganon 1, Eva Jéhanno 2 and G. P. Savage 3*

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Oxalate content of commercially packed salad greens

Author: Eva Jèhanno 1 and G. P. Savage 2

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Agriculture


Growth performance and meat wholesomeness of broiler chickens reared on different types of litter materials

Author: I. A. Adebayo 1*, T. A. M. Awoniyi 1 and A. H. Akenroye 2

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Factors affecting picker capacity, area harvested and harvesting cost of cotton

Author: Eftymios Gr. Mygdakos

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Effects of phosphate fertilizers and maize plant density on productivity of cassava/maize/egusi-melon mixtures on Alfisols of Ekiti State, South-Western Nigeria

Author: Anthony K. Oluleye and Ezekiel A. Akinrinde *

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Effects of drought stress condition on the yield and yield components of advanced wheat genotypes in Ardabil, Iran

Author: Alireza Nouri-Ganbalani 1*, Gadir Nouri-Ganbalani 2 and Davoud Hassanpanah 3

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Susceptibility of different varieties of wheat and barley to cereal leafminer Syringopais temperatella Led. (Lep., Scythrididae) under laboratory conditions

Author: Firas A. Al-Zyoud 1*, Naser M. Salameh 2, Ihab Ghabeish 3 and Azzam Saleh 4

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Deficit irrigation effects on onion (Allium cepa L. E.T. Grano 502) yield in unheated greenhouse condition

Author: Serhat Ayas 1* and Çiğdem Demirtaş 2

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Effect of cultivars and sowing dates on yield and quality of Gossypium hirsutum L. crop

Author: Hakoomat Ali 1*, Muhammad Naveed Afzal 1, Shakeel Ahmad 1 and Dilbaugh Muhammad 2

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Influence of different types of pruning on cherry tomato fruit production and quality

Author: José L. Franco, Manuel Díaz, Fernando Diánez and Francisco Camacho *

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The production of Citrus tristeza virus-free Zorica Rana, a Croatian selection of Satsuma mandarin

Author: Katarina Hančević 1*, Danijela Hartl Musinov 1, Silvija Černi 2, Jakša Rošin 1, Mladen Krajačić 2, Živko Gatin 1 and Dijana Škorić 2

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Cotton row spacing and plant density cropping systems I. Effects on accumulation and partitioning of dry mass and LAI

Author: M. K. Darawsheh 1*, E. M. Khah 2, G. Aivalakis 3, D. Chachalis 4 and Fatbardh Sallaku 5

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Cotton row spacing and plant density cropping systems II. Effects on seedcotton yield, boll components and lint quality

Author: M. K. Darawsheh 1*, D. Chachalis 2, G. Aivalakis 3 and E. M. Khah 4

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Interactive effects of molybdenum and phosphorus fertilizers on grain yield and quality of Brassica napus

Author: Hongen Liu, Chengxiao Hu *, Xuecheng Sun, Qiling Tan, Zhaojun Nie, Jingjun Su, Jinshan Liu and Hong Huang

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Identification of S-alleles associated with self-incompatibility in apricots (Prunus armeniaca L.) using molecular markers

Author: J. M. Donoso 1, D. Aros, C. Meneses and R. Infante *

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Combined effect of thermotherapy and in vitro shoot culture on the Grapevine leafroll associated virus 2 Red Globe strain affecting ‘Red Globe’ vines

Author: R. Infante * and N. Fiore

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Heritability, phenotypic correlation and path coefficient studies for some agronomic characters in synthetic elite lines of wheat

Author: Tazeen Mohsin, Nadia Khan and Farzana Nasir Naqvi *

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Evaluation of drought tolerance in lentil advanced genotypes in Ardabil region, Iran

Author: Shahram Azizi Chakherchaman 1*, Hossein Mostafaei 2, Leila Imanparast 3 and Mohammad Reza Eivazian 4

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Distribution of non-structural carbohydrates, sugars, flavonols and pyruvate in scales of onions, Allium cepa L.

Author: Rune Slimestad 1* and Ingunn M. Vågen 2

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An analysis of Turkey’s import demand for cotton with special emphasis on US cotton

Author: Ferruh Isin * and Bulent Miran

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Physiological influence of N in preventing of alternate-bearing of pistachio (Pistacia vera cv. Kalleh-ghuchi)

Author: Mohammad E. Amiri

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Effect of moisture content and stalk section on some engineering parameters of closed capsule sesame stalks (Sesamum indicum L.)

Author: Deniz Yilmaz 1, Onder Kabas 1, Ibrahim Akinci 1*, Aziz Ozmerzi 1 and M. Ilhan Cagirgan 2

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The effects of companion crop on alfalfa seed yield

Author: H. İbrahim Erkovan * and Mustafa Tan

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Fruit maturation as a parameter for selection of sweet orange cultivars in Brazil

Author: Ítalo H. L. Cavalcante 1* , Antonio B. G. Martins 2, Eduardo S. Stuchi 3 and Milton C. C. Campos 4

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Application of xerophytophysiology in plant production – Growing wheat on ridged bed

Author: Hui-Lian Xu 1, Feifei Qin 1, 2*, Fangling Du 3, Qicong Xu 1 and Fengmin Li 4

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Optimum extraction and high-throughput detection of cordycepic acid from medicinal macrofungi Cordyceps jiangxiensis, Cordyceps taii and Cordyceps gunnii

Author: Jian-Hui Xiao 1, 2*, Dai-Min Xiao 2, Qing Xiong 2, Zong-Qi Liang 2 and Jian-Jiang Zhong 1, 3*

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Study on the relationship between lipoxygenase-3 and the characteristic of resisting storage insects of rice grain

Author: Qingfeng Tang 1, 2, Ying Zhang 3, Binmei Liu 1, Zengliang Yu 1 and Yuejin Wu 1*

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Effects of fertilization on root and leaf yields and quality of forage turnip (Brassica rapa L.)

Author: Mevlüt Türk *, Sebahattin Albayrak, Cahit Balabanli and Osman Yüksel

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Genetic diversity of pea (Pisum sativum L.) genotypes assessed by pedigree, morphological and molecular data

Author: Tihomir Cupic 1*, Marijana Tucak 1, Svetislav Popovic 1, Snjezana Bolaric 2, Sonja Grljusic 1 and Vinko Kozumplik 2

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Effects of different rooting media and indole butyric acid on rooting of stem cuttings in sage (Salvia officinalis L. and Salvia triloba L.)

Author: Oya Kaçar *, Nedime Azkan and Nazan Çöplü

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Effect of seed priming on germination characteristics, polyphenoloxidase, and peroxidase activities of four amaranth cultivars

Author: A. Moosavi 1, R. Tavakkol Afshari 1*, F. Sharif-Zadeh 1 and A. Aynehband 2

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Effect of cooking on the mineral and antinutrient contents of the leaves of seven accessions of Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott growing in South Africa

Author: Muinat N. Lewu 1, Patrick O. Adebola 2 and Anthony J. Afolayan 1*

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Is the vigour of grafted tomato plants related to root characteristics?

Author: Golgen B. Oztekin 1, Francesco Giuffrida 2*, Yuksel Tuzel 1 and Cherubino Leonardi 2

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The effect of prohexadione-calcium on the phenolic content in developing fruits and leaves of apple trees

Author: Maja Mikulič Petkovšek *, Franci Štampar and Robert Veberič

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Profitability of leek (Allium porrum L.) in three production systems

Author: Milan Oplanić 1, Dean Ban 1, Anita Silvana Ilak Peršurić 1 and Dragan Žnidarčič 2*

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Tillage depth and forward speed effects on draft of three primary tillage implements in clay loam soil

Author: L. Naderloo 1*, R. Alimadani 2, A. Akram 2, P. Javadikia 2 and H. Zeinali Khanghah 3

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Development and application of crop water stress index for scheduling irrigation in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) under semiarid environment

Author: Muhammad Usman 1, Ashfaq Ahmad 2, Shakeel Ahmad 3*, Muhammad Arshad 1, Tasneem Khaliq 2, Aftab Wajid 2, Khalid Hussain 2, Wajid Nasim 2, Tariq Mehmood Chattha 4, Richard Trethowan 4 and Gerrit Hoogenboom 5

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Comparative study on functional components, antioxidant activity and color parameters of selected colored leafy vegetables as affected by photoperiods

Author: Md. B. Ali 1, Laila Khandaker 1 and Shinya Oba 2*

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Photosynthesis in different parts of a wheat plant

Author: Hui-Lian Xu 1, Feifei Qin 1, 2, Fangling Du 3, Rongyan Xu 1, Qicong Xu 1, Chengming Tian 4, Fengmin Li 5 and Fahong Wang 6*

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Liquid acrylic and polyamide plastic covering affect quality and storability of pomegranate (cv. Malas-e-Saveh)

Author: Hossein Sadeghi and Vahid Akbarpour *

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Changes of yields, soil properties and micronutrients as affected by 17-yr fertilization treatments

Author: Benyin Li 1, 2, Mingbao Wei 3, Alin Shen 1*, Jianmin Xu 2, Hailin Zhang 4 and Fazheng Hao 5

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Assessment of drought tolerance in Iranian fenugreek landraces

Author: Davoud Sadeghzadeh Ahari *, Abdol Karim Kashi, Mohammad Reza Hassandokht, Ahmed Amri and Khoshnood Alizadeh

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The effect of biofertilizer on soybean seed vigor and field emergence

Author: Iraj Alahdadi, Masoumeh Tajik *, Hamid Iran-nejad and Omid Armandpisheh

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Assessment of Tunisian Trigonella foenum-graecum diversity using physiological parameters

Author: Nidhal Marzougui 1*, Ferdaous Guasmi 1, Anissa Boubaya 1, Walid Elfalleh 1, Belgacem Lachieheb 1, Ali Ferchichi 1 and Mohamed Beji 2

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Role of arbuscular mycorrhizae in development of salt-tolerance of Trifolium alexandrinum plants under salinity stress

Author: M. H. Gharineh 1*, H. Nadian 2, G. Fathi 1, A. Siadat 1 and B. Maadi 1

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Modeling and resource allocation of agricultural mechanization projects with GERT networks

Author: Reza Abdi 1*, H. R. Ghasemzadeh 1, Sh. Abdoullahpur 1, M. Sabzeparvar 2 and A. D. Mohammadi Nasab 1

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Effects of water limitation on growth and grain filling of faba bean cultivars

Author: K. Ghassemi-Golezani *, S. Ghanehpoor and A. Dabbagh Mohammadi-Nasab

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Effects of drought stress and potassium on some of the physiological and morphological traits of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cultivars

Author: A. Afkari Bajehbaj 1, 2, N. Qasimov 2 and M. Yarnia 3*

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Effects of seed and seedling vigor on antioxidative isozyme activity and cold acclimation capability of winter oilseed rape

Author: Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani *, Saeid Khomari and Mustafa Valizadeh

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Effect of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM) on yield of sorghum cultivars

Author: A. Mehraban 1*, S. Vazan 2, M. R. Naroui Rad 3 and A. R. Ardakany 2

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An input-output energy analysis on main and double cropping sesame production

Author: M. Göksel Akpinar, Burhan Ozkan *, Cengiz Sayin and Cemal Fert

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Pioneering research on C4 photosynthesis: Implications for crop water relations and productivity in comparison to C3 cropping systems

Author: Mabrouk A. El-Sharkawy

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The importance of probiotics administration to sucking pigs

Author: Ioan Paşca, Liviu Alexandru Mărghitaş, Ioan Groza, Dana Pusta, Roman Morar, Teofil Oroian, Adrian Cîmpean, Liviu Bogdan *, Iancu Morar, Dan Dezmirean, Mihai Cenariu, Ileana Bogdan, Sidonia Bogdan and Rareş Oroian

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Effects of water deficits on development and yield of rye varieties differing in tolerance to drought at seedling stage

Author: Danuta Rzepka-Plevneš *, Marcelina Krupa-Małkiewicz, Jadwiga Kurek and Miłosz Smolik

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Response of alate aphid species to mulch colour in watermelon

Author: Katja Žanić 1*, Dean Ban 2, Smiljana Goreta Ban 1, Tanja Gotlin Čuljak 3 and Gvozden Dumičić 1

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Morpho-physiological evaluation and RAPD markers-assisted characterization of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) varieties for salinity tolerance

Author: Shyam S. Kurup, Yousef S. Hedar, Mouza A. Al Dhaheri, Ahmed Y. El-Heawiety, Mohammed A. M. Aly * and Ghaleb Alhadrami

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Participatory selection of a maize (Zea mays L.) variety for the control of stem borers in a southeastern Nigeria location

Author: G. Olaoye 1*, S.O. Ajala 2 and S.A. Adedeji 3

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Antioxidant activity and total phenolics concentration in apple peel and flesh is determined by cultivar and agroclimatic growing regions in Chile

Author: Jose A. Yuri 1*, Amalia Neira 1, Alvaro Quilodran 1, Yoshie Motomura 2 and Ivan Palomo 3

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Response of maize (Zea mays L.) cultivars to different levels of nitrogen fertilizer

Author: Raouf Seyed Sharifi 1* and Reza Taghizadeh 2

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Incentive and barriers of information technology adoption in agribusiness, Sichuan Province, China

Author: Xiaoping Zheng 1, 2, Chunxia Wu 3, Weisong Mu 1 and Xiaoshuan Zhang 1, 2*

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Evaluation of planting date effects on yield and yield components of Savalan and Agria cultivars in Ardabil region

Author: Davoud Hassanpanah *, Amir Aslan Hosienzadeh and Nasser Allahyari

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Effects of foliar application of harpin protein against Verticillium dahliae on pepper grown in greenhouse conditions

Author: Himmet Tezcan 1 * and Nuray Akbudak 2

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Comparative analysis for germination and seedling growth of wheat with some competitive weeds under salinity

Author: Gamze Kaya *, Mehmet Demir Kaya, Mikail Çalışkan and Yusuf Arslan

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Prediction of draft force and energy of subsoiling operation using ANN model

Author: Reza Alimardani 1*, Yousef Abbaspour-Gilandeh 2, Ahmad Khalilian 3, Alireza Keyhani 2 and Seyed Hossein Sadati 4

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The type of polyethylene mulch impacts vegetative growth, yield, and aphid populations in watermelon production

Author: Dean Ban 1, Katja Žanić 2, Gvozden Dumičić 2, Tanja Gotlin Čuljak 3 and Smiljana Goreta Ban 2*

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Factors associated with fadama production of vegetables by small-scale farmers in Ondo State, Nigeria

Author: A. Ibironke Okunlola

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Yield and quality of triticale forage

Author: Ugur Bilgili 1, Esra Aydogan Cifci 1, Hulya Hanoglu 2, Koksal Yagdi 1 and Esvet Acikgoz 1*

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Suggestions for reformation in sheep farms based on production cost

Author: S. Aggelopoulos 1*, K. Soutsas 1, A. Pavloudi 1, E. Sinapis 2 and D. Petkou 3

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Selection of regenerative genotypes from Iranian alfalfa cultivars

Author: Nasser Zare 1*, Mostafa Valizadeh 1, Masoud Tohidfar 2, Seyed Abolghasem Mohammadi 1, Mohammad Ali Malboobi 3 and Ali Akbar Habashi 2

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Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) quality and breeding perspectives

Author: Edoardo Gatti 1*, Bruno G. Defilippi 2, Stefano Predieri 1 and Rodrigo Infante 3

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Food crop intercropping alternatives for replanting coconut farms destroyed by lethal yellowing disease

Author: Stella Ama Ennin 1*, Ben Banful 1, Emmanuel Andoh-Mensah 2, Roland Nuhu Issaka 3, Joseph Nii Lamptey 1, Joseph Aduening-Manu 1, Grace Bolfrey-Arku 1 and Sylvester Kuunaa Dery 2

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Carbon compounds and chlorophyll contents in sorghum submitted to water deficit during three growth stages

Author: Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 1, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 2*, Maria Celeste Gonçalves-Vidigal 2, Roberto Cezar Lobo da Costa 1, Benedito Gomes dos Santos Filho 1, Gustavo Antonio Ruffeil Alves 1, Wilson Jose de Mello e Silva Maia 1, Flávio José Rodrigues Cruz 1, Hadrielle Karina Borges Neves 1 and Monyck Jeane dos Santos Lopes 1

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Morphologic, yield and quality parameters of some annual forages as sole crops and intercropping mixtures in dry conditions for livestock

Author: Halil Yolcu 1*, Muazzez Polat 2 and Vecihi Aksakal 1

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Mathematical modeling of the relationship between irrigation water salinity and sugarcane juice quality

Author: M. Golabi *, A. A. Naseri and H. A. Kashkuli

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A study on whether maize for silage is an alternative to cotton farming in Izmir, Turkey: Gross margin and data envelopment analysis

Author: Ayse Uzmay * and Hakan Adanacioglu

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Farmers’ views on the effects on agriculture sector of Turkey’s accession membership into the European Union: Case study of cotton farmers in Aegean Region, Turkey

Author: Ayse Uzmay *, Ferruh Isin and Sule Isin

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Comparison of the effects of different kinds of NSP enzymes on the performance, water intake, litter moisture and jejunal digesta viscosity of broilers fed barley-based diet

Author: Hassan Shirzadi, Hossein Moravej * and Mahmood Shivazad

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Effect of gibberellic acid application on growth and yield of artichokes under summer conditions

Author: Gvozden Dumičić 1*, Smiljana Goreta Ban 1, Lovre Bućan 1, Josip Borošić 2 and Milan Poljak 3

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Effects of tillage method, seed rate and microelement spraying time on grain yield and yield components of rapeseed (Brassica napus) in warm dryland condition

Author: S. Fooladi Vanda, A. Aynehband * and F. Naraki

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Author: Mansour Jahantigh 1 and Mohammad Pessarakli 2*

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Author: Petr Soudek 1*, Jan Kotyza 1, 2, Ivana Lenikusová 1, 2, Šárka Petrová 1, Dagmar Benešová 1, 2 and Tomáš Vaněk 1

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Author: Efstathios Tamoutsidis 1*, Martha Lazaridou 2, Ioannis Papadopoulos 1, Thomas Spanos 4, Fokion Papathanasiou 1, Maria Tamoutsidou 1, Paraskevi Mitlianga 1 and George Vasiliou 3

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Environmental impact assessment modeling in an urban man-made lake using fuzzy logic

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GIS-based land suitability evaluation for rapeseed oil crop

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Personifying sustainable rural livelihoods in forest fringe communities in Ghana: A historic rhetoric?

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Heavy metal soil contamination around the metallurgical plant of Elbasani in Albania

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Prediction of energy consumption and urban air pollution reduction in e-shopping adoption

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Management paradox of groupers (Epinephelinae) fishing in the Gökova Bay (Eastern Mediterranean), Turkey

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Automating the sensible heat computation

Author: Ioana Pop 1*, Liana Stanca 2, Marcela Sârbu 1 and Ioana Tănăsescu 1

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Investigation of internal combustion engine vibrations in order to reduce noise using a developed model

Author: S. S. Mohtasebi 1*, M. Ghasemi-Varnamkhasti 1, S. M. Mohtasebi 2 and M. Zabolestani 3

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Author: Mohammad S. Abu-Darwish 1, Ziad H. Abu Dieyeh 2, Batarseh Mufeed 3, Abdel Rahman M. Al-Tawaha 4* and Sati Yassin Ahmed Al-dalain 2

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Technical and economic evaluation concerning the different employment of marc

Author: F. Murmura 1, C. Pattara 2* and A. Cichelli 3

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Investigation of hydrogeochemical factors and groundwater quality assessment in Marand Municipality, northwest of Iran: A multivariate statistical approach

Author: Behzad Hajalilou 1 and Fazel Khaleghi 2*

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Effects of heavy metals on antioxidant activities of Atriplex hortensis and A. rosea

Author: S. Sai Kachout 1*, A. Ben Mansoura 2, J.C. Leclerc 3, R. Mechergui 2, M.N. Rejeb 2 and Z. Ouerghi 1

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Nitrogen transformation in wetlands and marshes

Author: Shuhui Huang 1, 2 and Hari K. Pant 2

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Investigation of soil quality for different irrigation systems in Lali Plain, Iran

Author: AbdAli Naseri 1, Ali Reza Rezania 2 and Mohammad Albaji 1*

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Determining environmental sensitivity of inhabitants of Antalya City, Turkey

Author: Sibel Mansuroglu *, Osman Karaguzel, Meryem Atik and Pinar Kinikli

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In vitro studies on the potential Trichoderma harzianum for antagonistic properties against Ganoderma boninense

Author: Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee 1*, Umi Kalsom Yusuf 1, Kausar Hossain 2 and Sarwar Jahan 3

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Investigation of pre-treatment parameters of alder and triticale for bioethanol production

Author: Algirdas Jasinskas *, Egidijus Šarauskis, Antanas Sakalauskas and Raimondas Šarauskis

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Applications of xerophytophysiology in plant production – Partial root drying improves tomato crops

Author: H.L. Xu 1, F.F. Qin 1, 2*, F.L. Du 3, Q.C. Xu 1, R. Wang 4, R.P. Shah 1, A.H. Zhao 5 and F.M. Li 6

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Deficit irrigation effects on pepper (Capsicum annuum L. Demre ) yield in unheated greenhouse condition

Author: Çiğdem Demirtaş 1* and Serhat Ayas 2

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