2011 Volume 9, Issue 1

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Food and Health


Credence goods, information and consumer abstraction: An experiment using laddering technique

Author: Ramo Barrena * and Mercedes Sánchez

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Influences of pre- and post-veraison cluster thinning treatments on grape composition variables and monoterpene levels of Vitis vinifera L. cv. Sauvignon Blanc

Author: Demir Kok

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Physically modified starches: A review

Author: Gholamhossein Haghayegh 1* and Regine Schoenlechner 2

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HPLC evaluation of anthocyanin components in the fruits of Hungarian sour cherry cultivars during ripening

Author: Gitta Ficzek 1, György Végvári 1*, Gergő Sándor 1, Mónika Stéger-Máté 2, Erzsébet Kállay 3, Sándor Szügyi 3 and Magdolna Tóth 1

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Impact of cluster thinning on productive characteristics and wine phenolic composition of cv. Merlot

Author: Marijan Bubola 1*, Ðordano Peršurić 1 and Kovačević Ganić 2

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Growth and compositional changes during development and ripening of early summer ‘Lonet-Mesaed’ date palm fruits

Author: Mohamed A. Awad 1, 2

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A modified method for isolation and culture of adipocyte precursors from pig adipose tissue

Author: Zuo-Hua Liu 1#, Jin-Long Yang 1#, Fei-Yun Yang 1#, Ding-Biao Long 1#, Kang-Cheng Pan 2* and Dai-Wen Chen 3*

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Rheological characterisation of the fractions separated from pork lards through dry fractionation

Author: Alexandru Rinovetz 1, Zorica Adina Rinovetz 2, Constantin Mateescu 1, Teodor-Ioan Traşcă 1, Călin Jianu 1 and Ionel Jianu 1

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Some compositional characteristics of Turkish monovarietal olive oils from South Anatolia

Author: Derya Arslan * and Mehmet Musa Özcan

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Effect of lactic adjunct cultures on conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) concentration of yogurt drink

Author: Hilal Colakoglu 1 and Oguz Gursoy 1, 2*

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Determination of anion and cation contents in Cyprus drinking waters by HPIC method

Author: Mirela Nicoleta Calisevici 1*, Delia Maria Perju 2, Mihaela Cristina Lysandrou 1, Gabriela Alina Dumitrel 2 and Mirel Glevitzky 3

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Tolerance of free and encapsulated probiotics towards heat treatment and high sodium concentration

Author: Peck Lian Teoh 1, Seyed Hamed Mirhosseini 1*, Shuhaimi Mustafa 2 and Mohd Yazid Abdul Manap 1

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Effect of temperature and storage period of olive (Olea europaea cv. Zard) fruit on olive oil quality

Author: Vali Rabiei 1*, Seddighe Ghorbani 2 and Hassan Hajnajari 3

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Pre-harvest ethephon (2-chloroethyl phosphonic acid) on berry quality of ‘Beidaneh Ghermez’ grape

Author: Mohammad E. Amiri 1* and Shahla Parseh 2

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Proximate and physicochemical properties of Peking and Muscovy duck breasts and thighs for further processing

Author: N. Huda 1*, A. A. Putra 2 and R. Ahmad 3

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Bile resistance and bile salt deconjugation activity of Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum G4 in a simulated colonic pH

Author: Babak Rasti 1, Mustafa Shuhaimi 2, M. H. Anis Shobirin 1, Leila Nateghi 3, Amir Meimandipour 1 and A. Manap Mohd Yazid 1*

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Effects of film and seal conditions on the package atmosphere and storage stability of ‘Fuyu’ sweet persimmons

Author: Hae Jin Kim 1, Duck Soon An 1, Gwang-Hwan Ahn 2 and Dong Sun Lee 1*

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Medium-melting point fraction and the impact of temperature on fractional crystallisation of pork lard

Author: A. Rinovetz 1, C. Jianu 1, Adina Rinovetz 2, T. Iancu 1, Mihaela Cazacu 1, G. Bujancă 1 and I. Jianu 1

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An intelligent system for grading walnuts based on acoustic emission and neural networks

Author: Smail Khalifa 1*, Mohammad Hassan Komarizadeh 1, Behrouz Tousi 2 and Ali Mohammad Nikbakht 1

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Maleic hydrazide residues in the onion bulbs induce dormancy and hamper sprouting for long periods

Author: Zoran Ilić 1*, Radmila Filipović-Trajković 2, Sanja Lazić 3, Vojislava Bursić 3 and Dragana Šunjka 3

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Inhibition of Salmonella Typhimurium by tannins in vitro

Author: Adele Costabile 1*, Sonam Sanghi 1, Sandra Martín-Pelaez 1, Irene Mueller-Harvey 2, Glenn R. Gibson 1, Robert A. Rastall 1 and Annett Klinder 1

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Effect of changes in heat resistance of Salmonella spp. during pasteurization on the efficiency of long-term heat treatment at 55°C

Author: Csaba Németh 1, László Friedrich 1, Csaba Balla 1, Balázs Mráz 2 and Ágnes Suhajda 3

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Effect of pH on physicochemical properties and stability of sodium caseinate-pectin stabilized emulsion

Author: Negar Mohammadian Rasnani, Hamed Mirhosseini *, Badlishah Sham bin Baharin * and Chin Ping Tan

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Urban sustainability on security of bottled drinking water and application of the law of negligence in Malaysia

Author: Muhammad Rizal Razman 1, Azrina Azlan 2, Jamaluddin Md Jahi 3, Kadir Arifin 4, Kadaruddin Aiyub 4 and Azahan Awang 4

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Identification and distribution of anthocyanins in strawberry cultivars

Author: Shuji Kawanobu 1, Masa-atsu Yamaguchi 1, Kazufumi Zushi 2, Kensuke Kondo 3* and Naotaka Matsuzoe 4

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Dietary benefits of pomegranates in humans and animals

Author: Efterpi V. Christaki, Eleftherios M. Bonos and Panagiota C. Florou-Paneri *

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Physicochemical properties of yam starch: Effect on textural quality of yam food product (pounded yam)

Author: Bolanle Otegbayo 1*, Mpoko Bokanga 2 and Robert Asiedu 3

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Agrofood consumption, production environment and safe agrofood supply in China

Author: Jian Yang 1, Lijie Shan 2, 5, Linhai Wu 2, 3* and Chao Cui 2

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Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus from raw chicken samples in Turkey: Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance

Author: Sumru Citak 1* and Tugba Duman 2

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Individualized daily values affecting the dentist condition of Greek students

Author: Miltiadis S. Chalikias 1* and Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos 2

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Antioxidant properties and involved antioxidant compounds of strawberry fruit at different maturity stages

Author: Ya Luo, Hao-ru Tang *, Xiao-rong Wang, Yong Zhang and Ze-jing Liu

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Kernel fatty acid composition of Turkish almond (Prunus dulcis) genotypes: A regional comparison

Author: Ferit Çelik 1* and M. Fikret Balta 2

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Evaluation of the environmental and work risk factors in building-workers

Author: Claudia Borza, Cristian Oancea, Rodica Mateescu, Germaine Balint-Savoiu *, Carmen Cristescu, Mihaiela Andoni, Georgeta-Maria Simu, Marius Butur, Cristina Dehelean and Elena Ana Pauncu

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Effect of blanching on vacuum and shade drying of garlic (Allium sativum L.)

Author: Djamel Fahloul 1*, Elarbi Ounissi 1 and Samir Mezdour 2

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Wine contamination by mycotoxin enniatin B from Fusarium tricinctum (Corda) Sacc.

Author: Zengfu Wang 2, Xiao Lin 2, 3, Miao Yu 2, Yaojian Huang 1, 2, Xiaoming Qian 1, 2* and Yuemao Shen 1, 2

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Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Cynanchum acutum, Cionura erecta and Trachomitum venetum subsp. sarmatiense grown wild in Turkey

Author: Hülya Demir 1*, Esra Ergin 2, Leyla Açik 2 and Mecit Vural 2

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Agriculture


Risks and risk strategies on olive farming in Milas district of Mugla province, Turkey

Author: Figen Cukur 1*, Gamze Saner 2, Tayfun Cukur 1 and Volkan Dayan 1

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Environment affects aphid population and virus transmission in potato fields

Author: M. R. Karim 1, M. M. Hanafi 2, S. M. Shahidullah 2*, A. H. M. A. Rahman 3, A. M. Akanda 3 and A. Khair 4

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Water productivity and water use efficiency of sunflower under conventional and limited irrigation

Author: Mohammad Albaji 1, Saeed Boroomand Nasab 1, Majid Behzad 1, AbdAli Naseri 1, Ali Shahnazari 2, Moosa Meskarbashee 3, Faramarz Judy 1*, Mehdi Jovzi 1 and Ali Reza Shokoohfar 4

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Assessment of genetic diversity in Trifolium spp. using ISSR and RAPD markers

Author: Giedrė Dabkevičienė *, Vanda Paplauskienė and Egidijus Vilčinskas

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Effects of prototype air deflector and spray unit on pesticide canopy distribution uniformity and drift in vineyards

Author: Huseyin Guler *, Erkan Urkan, Oncul Caner and Mujdat Tozan

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Possibilities of reducing the variability of the development stages and the quality variability of the embryos obtained from embryo donor cows

Author: Nicolae Păcală *, Ioan Bencsik, Dorel Dronca, Ioan Petroman, Cornelia Petroman, Ada Cean, Valeriu Caraba and Alexandra Boleman

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Studies on seed and forage yield in 10 populations of sainfoin (Onobrychis sativa) grown as spaced plants and swards

Author: Sadegh Mohajer 1*, Ali A. Jafari 2 and Rosna Mat Taha 1

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Effect of tillage system on seed yield, chemical composition and nutritive value of horse bean (Vicia faba L. minor) grown under Mediterranean conditions

Author: A. Lestingi 1*, F. Bovera 2, D. De Giorgio 3, D. Ventrella 3 and A. Tateo 1

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Effect of variety and row spacing on the performance of a cotton picker

Author: Erdal Öz 1*, A. Behiç Tekin 2, H. Ünal Evcim 2 and Adnan Değirmencioğlu 2

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Nursery growing in controlled greenhouse and orchard by using various grafting methods in some apple (Malus domestica L.) varieties

Author: Fatoş Koyuncu and Nilda Ersoy *

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Effect of micronutrient and irrigation deficit on yield and yield components of isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk) using multivariate analysis

Author: Mahmood Ramroudi 1, Mohammad Galavi 1, Barat Ali Siahsar 2 and Maryam Allahdoo 2*

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Winter application of foliar urea can promote some quantitative and qualitative characters of flower and fruit set of Valencia orange trees

Author: S. Akbari Chermahini 1, N. Moallemi 1*, D. A. Nabati 2 and A. R. Shafieizargar 3

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Applications of xerophytophysiology in plant production: Sub-irrigation improves tomato fruit yield and quality

Author: H. L. Xu 1, F. F. Qin 1, 2*, Q. C. Xu 1, R. Y. Xu 1, T. Y. Wang 1 and R. Wang 3

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Zinc and phosphorus fertilization of crambe (Crambe abyssinica Hoechst)

Author: Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva 1, Rafael Fernando Lavagnolli 2 and Antonio Nolla 1

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Profitability of different sawah rice production models within lowlands in Nigeria

Author: Ayorinde Kolawole 1, O. Idowu Oladele 2* and Toshiyuki Wakatsuki 3

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Effects of 3,5,6–trichloro-2-pyridyloxyacetic acid on fruit size and yield of Valencia oranges (Citrus sinensis Osb.)

Author: Bilge Yıldırım 1*, Turgut Yeşiloğlu 1, Müge Uysal Kamiloğlu 2, Meral İncesu 1, Berken Çimen 1 and Nehri Yılmaz 3

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Response of soybean to water stress at specific growth stages

Author: Borivoj Pejić 1, Livija Maksimović 2, Sorin Cimpeanu 3, Daniel Bucur 4, Stanko Milić 2 and Branko Ćupina 1

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Influence of tillage practices and fertilization on crop yields and soil properties in long-term crop rotation (soybean-wheat-maize) experiments

Author: Costica Ailincai *, Gerard Jitareanu, Daniel Bucur and Adrian Mercus

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Diversity and health traits of local landraces of runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus L.) from Spain

Author: Daniel Palmero 1, Concepción Iglesias 1, Miguel de Cara 2, Julio César Tello 2 and Francisco Camacho 2*

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The influence of level and source of selenium on productive performance and meat quality of broiler chickens

Author: Ducu-Sandu Stef *, Lavinia Stef, Calin Jianu, Marioara Druga, Marcel Danci, Simion Alda and Liana Alda

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AgriRiskIDSS: Development of an intelligent decision support system for price risk management of agricultural product supply chain

Author: Jinyou Hu 1, Wei Chen 1, Junjing Yuan 2 and Jian Zhang 3*

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Application of superabsorbent polymer: A new approach for wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production in drought-affected areas of northern China

Author: M. Robiul Islam 1, 2, 3, Yuegao Hu 2, Chen Fei 1, Xin Qian 2, A. Egrinya Eneji 4 and Xuzhang Xue 1*

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Fusarium equiseti (Corda) Saccardo as biological control agent of barnyardgrass (Echinochloacrus-galli L.) in rice fields

Author: Mohammad Reza Safari Motlagh

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Yield potentials of narbonne vetch (Vicia narbonensis L.) genotypes in different environmental conditions

Author: I. Nizam 1*, A. Orak 2, I. Kamburoglu 3, M. G. Cubuk 4 and E. Moralar 5

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Measuring the technical and economic efficiencies of the dry apricot farms in Turkey

Author: Orhan Gunduz 1*, Vedat Ceyhan 1 and Kemal Esengun 2

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The effect of dark treatment on anthocyanin composition and content of strawberry fruit

Author: Shuji Kawanobu 1, Kazufumi Zushi 2, Takahiro Wajima 3, Jiro Chikushi 4, Taro Mori 3, Kensuke Kondo 5* and Naotaka Matsuzoe 3

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Adoption of selected improved cassava varieties among smallholder farmers in South-Eastern Nigeria

Author: Udensi E. Udensi 1, 2*, Gbassey Tarawali 2, Ebere U. Favour 3, Godwin Asumugha 4, Chuma Ezedinma 5, Benjamen C. Okoye 4, Chyka Okarter 2, Paul Ilona 2, Richardson Okechukwu 2 and Alfred Dixon 6

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The spillover effect of financial factors on the inferior rice market

Author: Nikolaos Sariannidis 1* and Eleni Zafeiriou 2

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The effects of nitrogen as starter fertilizer on ash percentage, important elements and solar radiation absorption of berseem clover cultivars intercropped by corn

Author: Ali Soleymani 1*, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian 2 and Lila Naranjani 3

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Changes in qualitative characteristics and yield of three cultivars of berseem clover intercropped with forage corn in low input farming system

Author: Ali Soleymani 1*, Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian 2 and Lila Naranjani 3

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Effects of KDN phytase on the performance and Ca and P metabolism of broilers fed low phosphorus diets

Author: Peng Ying 1, 2#, Wence Wang 1#*, Weigang Duan 3*, Francois Blachier 6, Shu Xu-gang 4, Yunchao Wang 3, Mingzhe Fan 5 and Jie Pan 3

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Effects of phosphorus fertilization and harvesting stage on forage yield and quality of common vetch

Author: Mustafa Sürmen *, Tamer Yavuz and Necda Çankaya

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The effect of oxalic acid and ultraviolet radiation on rapeseed regenerants resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Author: Aušra Blinstrubienė 1*, Natalija Burbulis 1, Irena Brazauskienė 2 and Ramunė Kuprienė 1

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Effects of light intensity on growth and accumulation of triterpenoids in three accessions of Asiatic pennywort (Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.)

Author: Jirapan Srithongkul 1, Sirichai Kanlayanarat 1*, Varit Srilaong 1, Apiradee Uthairatanakij 1 and Piya Chalermglin 2

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Influence of several rootstocks on yield of cultivars of pear cherry tomato cultivated under mesh greenhouse

Author: José Manuel Estévez-Caparrós, Manuel Díaz-Pérez and Francisco Camacho-Ferre *

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Effect of row spacing and seeding rate on yield and yield components of common vetch (Vicia sativa L.)

Author: Tamer Yavuz *, Mustafa Sürmen and Necda Çankaya

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Periodical developments in input-output structure of Turkish agriculture and agricultural mechanization

Author: Arif Behiç Tekin * and Ünal Evcim

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Recognition of weed seed species by image processing

Author: Arman Arefi 1*, Asad Modarres Motlagh 1 and Alireza Khoshroo 2

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Effect of planting bed composition on mini-tuber production of potato cultivars under greenhouse condition

Author: Davoud Hassanpanah *, Jafar Azimi and Shahram Azizi

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Growth, persistence and quality of Trigonella arabica Del. and Trigonella caelesyriaca Boiss. grown in the semi-arid rangeland north of Jordan

Author: Maher J. Tadros 1*, Moh’d Khair J. El-Shatnawi 1 and Rehmah Q. Jaradat 2

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Evaluation of Epicoccum purpurascens as biological control agent of Echinochloa spp. in rice fields

Author: Mohammad Reza Safari Motlagh

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Mini-tuber production potential of potato cultivars in repeated and conventional harvesting under in vivo condition

Author: Davoud Hassanpanah * and Jafar Azimi

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Seed and forage yield in populations of sainfoin (Onobrychis sativa) grown as swards

Author: F. Hosaininejadmir 1, A. A. Jafari 2* and S. Nakhjavan 1

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Studying genetic diversity of the Tunisian Lolium perenne and Festuca arundinacea with AFLP markers

Author: Hanen Elazreg 1, Nidhal Chtourou-Ghorbel 1, Salma Ghariani 1, Mohamed Chakroun 2 and Neila Trifi-Farah1*

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Seed coating herbicide tolerant maize hybrids with imazapyr for Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth control in the West African savanna

Author: David Chikoye 1*, Lum Ayeoffe Fontem 2, 3 and Abebe Menkir 3

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Exogenous silicium and zinc increase antioxidant enzyme activity and alleviate salt stress in leaves of sunflower

Author: Elnaz Ebrahimian 1* and Ahmad Bybordi 2*

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Modeling the impact of Romania’s accession to European Union on trade of live animals

Author: Mihaela Neculita 1, Daniela A. Sarpe 1, Victor Cristea 1, Zhang Xiaoshuan 2 and Liliana M. Moga 1*

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Evaluation of reliability and stability of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) genotypes in dryland areas of Iran

Author: Rahmatollah Karimizadeh 1*, Mohtasham Mohammadi 1 and Mohammad Kazem Shefazadeh 2

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Influence of different ratios of nitrate and ammonium and silicon on growth, nitrate reductase activity and fatty acid composition of sunflower under salt stress

Author: Elnaz Ebrahimian 1* and Ahmad Bybordi 2*

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Influences of males interspiking on economic value of chicks yield in broiler breeder flock

Author: Reza Seyed-Sharifi 1*, Ali Reza Fallah-Khair 2, Mir Daryosh Shakori 1, Abdollah Sobhani 1, Farzad Mirzaei 1 and Broumand Salahi 3

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Environment


Taxonomical and chorological notes on the Turkish endemic Bupleurum pendikum Snogerup (Umbelliferae)

Author: Necmi Aksoy 1*, Serdar Aslan 1, Asuman Efe 2 and Neval Güneş 1

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The diet of the brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) in different streams of River Coruh in Turkey

Author: Arzu Z. Becer Ozvarol 1*, Yasar Ozvarol 1, Melike N. Gozacan 1, Serdar Bektas 2 and Ayhan Yildirim 2

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Removal of some disazo compounds from water by photocatalysis

Author: Jeanne Atchana 1, Georgeta M. Simu 2*, Simona G. Hora 3, Maria E. Grad 3, Jean B. Tchatchueng 4, Benoît L. Benguellah 1 and Richard Kamga 4

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Adoption of e-banking by Romanian agri-business enterprises: Influencing factors

Author: Liliana Mihaela Moga 1*, Radu Ilie Stroe 2, Khalil Md Nor 3 and Durmuş Yoruk 4

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Evaluation of empirical models to relate sum cationic concentration to electrical conductivity in salt-affected soils

Author: Maaroof Siosemarde 1*, Faraidon Kaveh 1, Ebrahim Pazira 2, Hossain Sedghi 1 and Said Jamil Ghaderi 3

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Population variation of predatory bug Orius albidipennis (Het: Anthocoridae) in different regions of Iran

Author: Mehdi Dehghani Zahedani 1*, Alimorad Sarafrazi 2, Hadi Ostovan 3 and Mohsen Mardi 4

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Relative drought tolerance of various desert saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) genotypes

Author: Mohammad Pessarakli 1*, Kenneth B. Marcum 2 and Yahya Emam 3

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Interest approach and principle of transboundary liability in the Basel Convention: Focusing on the international environmental law and governance

Author: Muhammad Rizal Razman 1*, Azrina Azlan 2, Jamaluddin Md Jahi 3, Abdul Samad Hadi 1, Abdul Hadi Harman Shah 4, Ahmad Fariz Mohamed 1, Shaharudin Idrus 1, Kadir Arifin 4, Kadaruddin Aiyub 4 and Azahan Awang 4

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Biochemical and physiological factors related to cold de-acclimation and re-acclimation in rapeseed shoots in vitro

Author: Natalija Burbulis 1*, Vaida Jonytienė 1, Ramunė Kuprienė 1, Aušra Blinstrubienė 1 and Vytautas Liakas 2

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The influence of vermicompost on plant growth characteristics and stand establishment rate of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) seedlings under saline conditions

Author: Skender Kaciu 1, Ismet Babaj 1, Glenda Sallaku 2 and Astrit Balliu 2

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Determination of rural tourism strategies by rapid rural asessment technique: The case of Tekirdağ Province, Şarköy County

Author: Tuğba Kiper 1*, Aslı Korkut 1 and Emine Yılmaz 2

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Effect of Zn(II) on the characteristics of aerobic granules

Author: Xiaoying Zheng *, Wei Chen, Ningwei Zhu, Di Wu and Yongcai Wang

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Study on model of aroma quality evaluation for flue-cured tobacco based on principal component analysis

Author: Xiefeng Ye 1, 2, Guoshun Liu 2, Hongen Liu 3 and Shiqing Li 1, 4*

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Measuring and estimating coordinates of wetted bulb front in soil under point surface emission

Author: Ahad Molavi *, Amir Hossein Nazemi, Aliashraf Sadraddini and Ahmad Fakheri Fard

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Forage yield and quality of kermes oak and herbaceous species throughout a year in Mediterranean zone of western Turkey

Author: Altıngül Özaslan Parlak *, Ahmet Gökkus, B. Hakan Hakyemez and Harun Bayetekin

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Relationships between Mehlich-3, ASI and routine methods of soil available nutrients analysis for paddy soils in China

Author: Jinshan Liu , Zhiwen Liao, Chengxiao Hu *, Weihong Qiu, Xuecheng Sun and Qiling Tan

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Valuation of the recreational benefits of Old Oyo National Park, Nigeria: A travel cost method analysis

Author: Luke O. Okojie * and Olusola S. Orisajimi

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Application of spatial multi-criteria evaluation based on fuzzy method in indoor recreational site selection

Author: Parvane Rezakhani * and Seyed Masood Moavari

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The grazing effect of Siganus luridus Rüppell, 1828 on Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile, 1813 meadows in Turkish Mediterranean coast (Gazipaşa/Antalya)

Author: Yasar Ozvarol 1*, O. Osman Ertan 2 and I. Ismail Turna 2

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Sensitivity responses of soil nitrate accumulation, pH and EC to soil moisture and N application rate in glasshouse soils compared with field soils

Author: Qiaoxia Yuan 1 and Duanwei Zhu 2*

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Soil test phosphorus and microbial biomass phosphorus in potato fields

Author: Zhongqi He *, C. Wayne Honeycutt, O. Modesto Olanya, Robert P. Larkin and John M. Halloran

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An experimental study on the effects of transverse wave on bed of channels due to vortex shedding

Author: Abdolazim Ghomeshi 1*, Abdolrahim Hooshmand 2, Mehdi Ghomeshi 2 and Reza Azizi 2

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Effects of CO2 enriched air and soil tillage on greenhouse solarization

Author: Sertan Sesveren 1*, Cevat Kırda 2 and Harun Kaman 3

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ITS-nrDNA sequence study of important species in genus Cytospora

Author: Zhong-dong Yu 1*, E-jiao Ma 2 and JunYang 2

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Water deficit-induced changes on growth parameters and radiation use efficiency of promising durum wheat genotypes

Author: Ali Akbar Moayedi 1*, Amru Nasrulhaq Boyce 1, Syed Shahar Barakbah 1 and Muhammad Kafi 2

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Photosynthetic responses of forage sorghums to salinity and irrigation frequency

Author: H. Siti Aishah 1, A. R. Saberi 1, R. A. Halim 1 and A. R. Zaharah 2

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Protecting the soil from erosion by cropping systems and fertilization in Moldavian Plateau

Author: Costica Ailincai *, Gerard Jitareanu, Daniel Bucur and Adrian Mercus

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Resolving ecological and economic challenges: An application of sustainable ecological agriculture on the Chinese Loess Plateau

Author: Gang Liu 1, 2, Puling Liu 1*, David N. Warrington 1, Tongjun Ju 1, Qiong Zhang 3 and Wennian Xu 2

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Effect of various nickel levels on growth and chlorophyll content of corn plants supplied with urea and ammonium nitrate

Author: M. N. Gheibi 1, B. Kholdebarin 2, M. J. Malakouti 1*, F. Ghanati 4, S. Teimouri 3 and R. Sayadi 3

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