2011 Volume 9, Issue 2

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Agriculture

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Food and Health


Anti-coccidial activity of Nigella sativa L.

Author: Hanadi B. Baghdadi and Ebtisam M. Al-Mathal *

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Evaluation of the potential probiotic properties of Lactobacillus strains isolated from traditional fermented yak milk

Author: Li Zhang, Qunli Yu *, Ling Han, Min Zhang, Lili Yang and Yong Peng Li

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What influences consumer’s food purchase in Slovenia

Author: Marijan Pogačnik 1 and Dragan Žnidarčič 2*

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Global overview of human infections with the avian influenza viruses and possible control measures

Author: Patrick U. Owai

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Starch properties of various colored potato cultivars grown for 8 consecutive years

Author: Takahiro Noda 1*, Shogo Tsuda 1, Motoyuki Mori 1, Tatsuro Suzuki 1, Shigenobu Takigawa 1, Chie Matsuura-Endo 1, Hiroaki Yamauchi 1 and Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker 2

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Examples of using spatial information technologies for mapping and modelling mosquito-borne diseases based on environmental, climatic and socio-economic factors and different spatial statistics, temporal risk indices and spatial analysis: A review

Author: Hassan M. Khormi * and Lalit Kumar

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Drying paddy by microwave vibro-fluidized bed drying using single mode applicator

Author: Rittichai Assawarachan 1*, Jiraporn Sripinyowanich 2, Kriangsak Theppadungporn 3 and Athapol Noomhorm 2

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Production of Trametes versicolor laccase by solid state fermentation using a fixed-bed bioreactor

Author: Érica S. de Souza 1 , Ivanete de L. Sampaio 2, Ana Karla de L. Freire 2, Babbyngttonn Khell S. da Silva 2, Agostinho da S. Sobrinho 3, Alita M. Lima 3 and João Vicente B. Souza 3*

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A non-destructive method to predict polyphenol content in strawberry

Author: Li Fan 1, 2, Chengquan Fang 1, Claudine Dubé 2, Nicolas Tremblay 2 and Shahrokh Khanizadeh 2*

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Nutritional assessment of a complementary diet prepared from germinated maize, cowpea and pigeon pea

Author: Mopelola Ajoke Sodipo and Joseph Bandele Fashakin *

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Effect of BO-ACO 2 gene on post-harvest senescence in transgenic broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica)

Author: Feifei Qin 1, 2, 3, Chengrong Wang 1, Ran Wang 1*, Gang Ma 1 and Hui-lian Xu 3

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Dioxins and furans in demersal fish and shellfish from regions in west coast Peninsular Malaysia

Author: Nurul Nadiah Mohamad Nasir 1, Azrina Azlan 1*, Muhammad Rizal Razman 2, Nor Azam Ramli 3 and Aishah A. Latiff 4

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The incidence of Listeria species and other indicator bacteria in some traditional foods sold in Karak city, Jordan

Author: Sharaf S. Omar 1*, Basem F. Dababneh 1, Ala Qatatsheh 2, Saeid Abu-Romman 3*, Azmi D. Hawari 1 and Saleem Aladaileh 4

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An investigation on the prevalence of Cronobacter sakazakii in powdered infant formula consumed in Turkey

Author: Ahmet Güner 1*, Yusuf Doğruer 1, Muhammet Ali Cebirbay 2, Suzan Yalçın 1, Sema Gülsen 3 and Nihat Telli 1

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Nutritional status of urban slum children below five years: Assessment by anthropometric measurements with special reference to socioeconomic status

Author: Md Ariful Alam 1, M. A. Hakim 2, 3, M. A. Rouf 4, Md Obidul Haque 5, M. E. Ali 6 and I. S. M. Zaidul 7

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Methyl jasmonate enhances postharvest physicochemical and microbial quality of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)

Author: Muhammad Muzammil Jahangir 1, Tianjia Jiang 1, Zhenhui Jiang 2, Muhammad Amjad 3 and Tiejin Ying 1*

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Manufacture and characteristics of the traditional Algerian ripened bouhezza cheese

Author: Ouarda Aissaoui Zitoun 1a*, Leila Benatallah 1a, El Hannachi Ghennam 2 and Mohammed Nasreddine Zidoune 1

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Effect of storage on the physicochemical properties, total phenolic, anthocyanin, and antioxidant capacity of strawberry jam

Author: Taha M. Rababah 1*, Muhammad H. Al-u’datt 1, Majdi A. Al-Mahasneh 2, Hao Feng 3 , Abdulaziz M. Alothman 4, Ali Almajwal 4, Wade Yang 5, Isra Kilani 1, Mohammad N. Alhamad 1, Khalil Ereifej 1 and Mohammad Abu-Darwish 6

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Effects of different phosphorus doses on the physico-chemical properties of strawberry during storage

Author: Cemal Kaya

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Microbiological quality of white pickled cheese produced in small plants in Burdur, Turkey

Author: Ozen Kursun 1*, Seval Sevgi Kirdar 2, Erhan Keyvan 1 and Ahmet Guner 3*

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Development and optimization of a monoclonal antibody-based indirect competitive ELISA for detecting fluoroquinolone residue in milk

Author: Lei Zhang 1, Jin-qing Jiang 2*, Guang-ling Li 2, Zi-liang Wang 2, Xue-feng Yang 2, Jin-you Ma 2, Hai-tang Zhang 2, Hua-guo Huang 2 and Xing-you Liu 2

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Intestinal microbiota: Development, metabolism and functions

Author: Shengping Wang 1, François Blachier 2, Feng Zhao 3 and Yulong Yin 1*

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Advancement in the classification and identification of the virulence-related factors of Haemophilus parasuis

Author: Wen-Kai Ren 2, 4, Lingyuan Yang 1*, Gang Liu 2*, François Blachier 3 and Yu-Long Yin 2*

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Effect of binder on compression characteristics of Eucheuma cottonii powder

Author: Zafirah Zainal Abidin 1, Yus Aniza Yusof 1*, Chin Nyuk Ling 1 and Suhaila Mohamed 2

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Determination of total polar compound (TPC) levels in frying oils

Author: Hamparsun Hampikyan 1, Hilal Colak 2*, Meryem Akhan 3 and Ipek Turgay 3

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The toxicity of methanolic extract of Icacina trichanta leaves in Wistar rats

Author: Kazeem A. Akinwumi 1, 2*, Oyeronke A. Odunola 1* and Holiness O. Olashore 1

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Proximate composition and fatty acid profile of shabbout (Barbus grypus Heckel) caught from the Ataturk Dam Lake, Turkey

Author: Mahmut A. Gokce 1*, Oguz Tasbozan 1, S. Surhan Tabakoglu 1, Mehmet Celik 1, Filiz Ozcan 1 and Asiye Basusta 2

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Hyperglucidic stress in diet – study of the dentine-pulp complex on experimental model

Author: Roxana Oancea 1*, Angela Codruţa Podariu 1, Liliana Vasile 2, Valentin Ordodi 3 and Cristian Oancea 4

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Effect of extraction parameters on the yield of betacyanins from pitaya fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus) pulps

Author: S. D. Lim 1, Y. A. Yusof 1*, N. L. Chin 1, R. A. Talib 1, J. Endan 1 and M. G. Aziz 1, 2

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Occurrence of mycotoxins in feeds and feed ingredients in China

Author: Shu Guan 2†, Min Gong 1, 3†, Yulong Yin 1, 2*, Ruilin Huang 2*, Zheng Ruan 1, Ting Zhou 4 and Mingyong Xie 1

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Impact of centrifugation time and speed on dry fractionation of pork lard

Author: Alexandru Rinovetz 1, Călin Jianu 1, Zorica Adina Rinovetz 2, Flavius Berbentea 1, Mihaela Cazacu 1, Gabriel Bujancă 1 and Ionel Jianu 1

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Agriculture


Studies of synergism between root system and leaves senescence in broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum L.)

Author: H. P. Dai 1, G. L. Jia 2*, Chao Lu 3, A. Z.Wei 4, B. L. Feng 3* and S. Q. Zhang 2

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Dietary supplementation with high-dose Bacillus subtilis or Lactobacillus reuteri modulates cellular and humoral immunities and improves performance in weaned piglets

Author: Sheng-Ping Wang 1#, Lingyuan Yang 2#, Xiang-Shan Tang 1, Li-Chuang Cai 3, Gang Liu 1, Xiang-Feng Kong 1, François Blachier 4 and Yu-Long Yin 1*

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Obtaining dihaploid lines by using anther culture in the different eggplant cultivars

Author: S. Başay 1, V. Şeniz 2 and Ş. Ellialtıoğlu 3

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Changes in leaf proline and fruit production induced by potassium stress in eggplant

Author: Douglas José Marques 1*, Fernando Broetto 2, Ernani Clarete da Silva 3, Joze Melisa Nunes de Freitas 4, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 4 and Gustavo Antonio Ruffeil Alves 4

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Evaluation of genetic divergence among traditional accessions of common bean by using RAPD molecular markers

Author: Marco Antonio A. Barelli 1, Juliana P. Poletine 2*, Cláudia Thomazella 3, Pedro S. Vidigal Filho 2, Elieser Souto 2, Cinthya M. N. A. Pacheco 2, Leonarda Grillo Neves 1, Julio César Ferreira Elias 1 and Maria Celeste Gonçalves-Vidigal 2

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Effects of priming techniques on seed germination and seedling emergence of maize (Zea mays L.)

Author: Tooraj Mir-Mahmoodi 1*, Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani 2*, Davood Habibi 1, Farzad Paknezhad 1 and Mohammad Reza Ardekani 1

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Inbreeding coefficient and its effect on performance of cocoon traits in four Iranian commercial silkworm lines

Author: S. Azizian 1, S. Z. Mirhoseini 1, A. A. Shadparvar 1, M. Ghanipoor 2 and A. R. Seidavi 3*

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Effects of long-term soil and crop management on the yield and fertility of eroded soil

Author: Daniel Bucur, Gerard Jitareanu and Costica Ailincai

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Yield stability and agronomic performance of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes in the Central Black Sea Region in Turkey

Author: Nevzat Aydin 1*, Cemal Şermet 2, Zeki Mut 3, Hasan Orhan Bayramoğlu 2, Hasan Özcan 2 and Ahmet Öz 4

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Effect of different zinc application methods on leaf Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn concentrations of ungrafted and grafted Flame Seedless grapevine cultivar and rootstocks (Vitis sp.)

Author: Gultekin Ozdemir 1*, Hatice Bilir Ekbic 5, Halil Erdem 3, Bulent Torun 4 and Semih Tangolar 2

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The influence of differentiated feeding during the early gestation status on sows prolificacy and stillborns

Author: Ioan Petroman 1, Ramona Caliopi Untaru 1, Cornelia Petroman 1, Manuela Dora Orboi 1*, Adrian Băneş 2, Diana Marin 1, Ioana Bălan 1 and Viorel Negruţ 3

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Resistance of stored rice without lipoxygenase-3 against confused flour beetle, Tribolium confusum du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and its underlying mechanisms

Author: Qingfeng Tang 1*, Binmei Liu 2 and Yuejin Wu 2

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Impact of environmental temperature on estrus induction in gilts

Author: Ramona Caliopi Untaru 1, Nicolae Păcală 2 and Ioan Petroman 1

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Heat induction in gilts and primiparous weaned sows

Author: Ramona Caliopi Untaru 1, Nicolae Păcală 2 and Ioan Petroman 1

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Molecular characterization and preliminary functional analysis of cystatin OC-I in rice

Author: Shijuan Dou 1*, Jian Wei 1, Yinghao Cao 2 and Jimping Lan 1

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Efficient plant regeneration of Begonia semperflorens and Begonia spp. from petiole and leaf explants

Author: Snježana Kereša *, Anita Mihovilović, Marijana Barić and Ivanka Habuš Jerčić

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Changing status of agricultural mechanization level during GAP process in the Southeastern Anatolia Region in Turkey

Author: Ufuk Türker *, Ayten Onurbas Avcioğlu and Konuralp Eliçin

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Changes of organic carbon content in two soils by cotton gin waste amendment, a by-product of agricultural industry

Author: Zeki Alagöz * and Erdem Yılmaz

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Effect of NaCl and Na2SO4 on osmotic potential, water relations and ions changes of Alhagi persarum L.

Author: Bahram Amiri 1*, Behrouz Rasouli 2, Mohammad H. Assareh 3 and Mohammad Jafari 4

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Comparison of some of mechanical properties of Shahrud 12 and Mama’e almonds under pressure loading

Author: Mohammad Ali Ghazavi 1*, Abazar Mohammadi 1 and Bahram Hosseinzadeh Samani 2*

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The effect of chemical inducers and UV radiation on morphogenesis ability of Brassica napus L. in somatic tissue culture

Author: Natalija Burbulis and Aušra Blinstrubienė

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Effects of oat or corn on the horse rations digestibility

Author: Pier Giorgio Peiretti 1, Nicoletta Miraglia 2 and Domenico Bergero 3*

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Effect of Lactoferrincin B and Cecropin P1 against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in vitro

Author: Zhen-Ping Hou 1, Wen-Jie Wang 1*, Zhi-qiang Liu 2, Gang Liu 2, Wolfgang B. Souffrant 3 and Yulong Yin 2*

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Effects of lactoferricin B and cecropin P1 on growth performance, faecal score and dry matter in weaned piglets orally challenged with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli F4

Author: Zhen-Ping Hou 1, Wen-Jie Wang 1*, Jing-xi Liu 1, Gang Liu 2*, Zhi-qiang Liu 2, Wolfgang B. Souffrant 3, Vladimir Urubschurov 3 and Jun Fan 4

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Yield and yield components of berseem clover cultivars in low nitrogen fertilizer input farming

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

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Effective soil nutrient area of several crops in Northeast China

Author: Bingjin Han *, Xiangming Zhu, Jan Jin and Yuan Chen

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Seasonal variations in vitamin C and mineral contents and some yield and quality parameters in komatsuna (Brassica rapa var. pervidis)

Author: Funda Eryilmaz Acikgoz 1* and Sureyya Altintas 2

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Effects of chromium methionine supplements on the performance and serum metabolites of broiler chickens

Author: Kauomars Noori, Parviz Farhoomand * and Seied Karim Ebrahzadehim

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Impact of short-term ploughless tillage on soil physical properties, winter oilseed rape seedbed formation and productivity parameters

Author: Kęstutis Romaneckas 1*, Egidijus Šarauskis 2, Vytautas Pilipavičius 1 and Antanas Sakalauskas 2

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Development of leaf nutrient contents during growth period of spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) cultivated in different growing environments

Author: Murat Deveci* and Emine Uzun

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Forage quality of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) cultivars at different phenological stages in Karaj region, Iran

Author: Sadegh Mohajer 1*, Majid Valipoor Dastenai 2 and Rosna Mat Taha 1

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Energy use pattern of first crop maize production: Case study for Çukurova region in a sample farm

Author: Sait M. Say 1* and Yoldaş Erdoğan 2

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Stability of Striga gesnerioides resistance mechanism in cowpea under high- infestation level, low soil fertility and drought stresses

Author: Satoru Muranaka, Christian Fatokun and Ousmane Boukar

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The responses of qualitative characteristics and solar radiation absorption of berseem clover cultivars to various nitrogen fertilizers levels

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

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Developmental changes of serum amino acids in suckling piglets

Author: Fugui Yin 1, Yulong Yin 1*, Tiejun Li 1, Wenkai Ren 1, Francois Blachier 2 and Ruilin Huang 1

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Grain yield and leaf photosynthesis in transplanted winter wheat

Author: Hui Lian Xu 1*, Qicong Xu 1*, Fei Fei Qin 1, 2*, Quanming Liu 1, 3 and Sheng Lin 1, 4

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Municipal education centers for sustainable agriculture

Author: Ioannis Kalaitzidis 1, Grigorios Kyriakopoulos 2, Zafeiro Arabatzi 3, Miltiadis Chalikias 4, Georgios Karasavvidis 5, Nikolaos Avramidis 6 and Georgios Apostolidis 7

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Studies on determining the appropriate hormone concentrations on meristem culture of some strawberry (Fragaria spp.) cultivars

Author: Nafiye Adak

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Using amplified fragment length polymorphism marker to investigate the genetic diversity of local and wild wheat in Syria

Author: Rami Khalil 1, 2 and Zhengguo Li 1*

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Effects of NaCl application to hydroponic nutrient solution on macro and micro elements and protein content of hot pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)

Author: Safwan Shiyab

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Impact of Se (VI) fertilization on Se concentration in different parts of red cabbage plants

Author: Špela Mechora 1, Vekoslava Stibilj 2, Tjaša Radešček 1, Alenka Gaberščik 1 and Mateja Germ 1*

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Evaluating the effects of biofertilizers and seed priming on chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seed quality

Author: Ahmad Alimadadi 1*, Mohammad-Reza Jahansouz 1, Hosein Besharati 2, Reza Tavakkol-Afshari 1 and Mojtaba Tavakkoli 1

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Determination of live weights and body measurements of Kangal type Akkaraman sheep in producers conditions

Author: Alper Yıilmaz 1*, Cafer Tepeli 1, Mehmet Emin Tekin 2, Ali Akmaz 1, Mustafa Garip 1, Esad Sami Polat 3, Behiç Coşkun 3 and Tamer Çağlayan 1

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Changes in proline and soluble sugars content during cold acclimation of winter rapeseed shoots in vitro

Author: Natalija Burbulis *, Vaida Jonytienė, Ramunė Kuprienė and Aušra Blinstrubienė

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External and internal egg quality characteristics in Japanese quails of different plumage color lines

Author: Alper Yilmaz *, Cafer Tepeli and Tamer Çaglayan

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Phenological stage effects on forage quality of four forbs species

Author: Ali Mohammad Asaadi * and Ashgar Khoshnood Yazdi

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Phenology and yield of cumin at different sowing dates and planting patterns

Author: Bahram Mirshekari *, Jalil Hamidi and Ali Ramazani Zadeh

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Effect of phosphorus fertilization and seed biofertilization on harvest index and phosphorus use efficiency of wheat cultivars

Author: Somayeh Alinajati Sisie and Bahram Mirshekari *

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Involvement of peroxidase activity in various sensitivity to gamma irradiation in scions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot cvs (Vitis vinifera L.)

Author: Demir Kok

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Plant regeneration and induction of coloured callus from henna (Lawsonia inermis syn. Lawsonia alba)

Author: Fatimah Abdul Rahiman * and Rosna Mat Taha

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Effects of citrus rootstocks on growth, yield and fruit quality of Navelate orange

Author: Maria Angeles Forner-Giner 1*, Juan José Hueso 2, Jose María Agüera 2, Pilar Legua 3 and Juan Bautista Forner 1

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Development of synthetic cultivar of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) on the basis of polycross progeny performance in the Southern Anatolia

Author: Mustafa Avci 1*, Arif Aktaş 1, Numan Kılıçalp 1 and Rüştü Hatipoğlu 2

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Determination of economical yield loss threshold of Chenopodium album at interference with rapeseed (Brassica napus)

Author: Negar Valizadeh and Bahram Mirshekari *

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Irrigation system integration for grape by implementing a WSN based Decision Support System in greenhouse, Northern China

Author: Xiaoshuan Zhang 1, 2, Chen Wei 1, 2, Mihaela Neculita 3* and Daniela Ancuta Sarpe 3

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Fatty acid composition of fat tail, visceral and meat fat of three Iranian sheep breeds

Author: Masoud Alipanah 1* and Naser Emamjomeh Kashan 2

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Evaluation of drought tolerance and yield potential in winter barley (Hordeum vulgare) genotypes

Author: Soran Sharafi 1*, Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani 2, Soleyman mohammadi 3, Shahram Lak 4 and Behzad Sorkhy 5

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Evaluation of drought tolerance in promising lines and cultivars of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Author: Varahram Rashidi 1*, Saman Chalabi Yani 1 and Ali Reza Tarinejad 2

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The effect of fertilisers on the pests of oilseed rape

Author: Tanja Gotlin Čuljak, Dinka Grubišić and Ivan Juran

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Performance evaluation of the poultry sector in Greece

Author: Ioanna Keramidou, Angelos Mimis and Evangelia Pappa

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Integrated nutrient management for tomato-okra-stem amaranth cropping pattern in homestead area

Author: M. M. Islam 1*, Nik Muhamad Majid 1, A. J. M. S. Karim 2, M. Jahiruddin 3, M. S. Islam 2 and M. A. Hakim 4

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Irrigation period in three rapeseed cultivars influences crop phenology and yield

Author: Somayeh Hosseinian Maleki 1 and Bahram Mirshekari 2*

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Effect of the length of working time in recreationally used horses on their behaviour in selected horse riding centres

Author: Joanna Ignor *, Angelika Cieśla and Agnieszka Sarol

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Prevalence of bovine trypanosomiasis in Cross River State, Nigeria

Author: Patrick U. Owai

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Environment


Biological pest control by enhancing populations of natural enemies in organic farming systems

Author: Qicong Xu 1, Shizuo Fujiyama 1 and Huilian Xu 2

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Additive main effect and multiplicative interaction analysis of flower yield in various Rosa damascena Mill. genotypes across 8 environments in Iran

Author: Atoosa Danyaie 1, Seyed Reza Tabaei-Aghdaei 2, Ali Ashraf Jafari 2*, Mohammad Matinizadeh 2 and Amir Mousavi 3

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Influence of salt stress on cations accumulation, quantity and quality of sunflower cultivars

Author: Elnaz Ebrahimian 1*, Mohsen Roshdi 2 and Ahmad Bybordi 3

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Converting non-biodegradable plastic to biodegradable plastic by using natural polymer to help environment conservation

Author: Shahrzad Khoramnejadian

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Soil temperature and gas (CO2 and O2) emissions from soils under different tillage machinery systems

Author: Sidona Buragienė 1*, Egidijus Šarauskis 1, Kęstutis Romaneckas 2, Antanas Sakalauskas 1, Arnoldas Užupis 3 and Evaldas Katkevičius 1

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Changes of soil physical properties in contour hedgerow systems on steeplands

Author: Dongbing Cheng *, Pingcang Zhang, Yifeng Wang and Yalong Li

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The discovery of a rare mutation: Terminal megasporangiate strobili on Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) in Aegean Region of Turkey

Author: Necmi Aksoy

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Performance characteristics of concrete containing natural and artificial pozzolans

Author: Can Burak Sisman * and Erhan Gezer

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Determination and monitoring of citrus plantation by using Landsat 7 ETM data in a selected area from the Çukurova region

Author: Mehmet Eren Oztekin 1*, Suat Senol 1, Levent Atatanir 2, Mahmut Dingil 1 and Oğuz Dinç 1

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Estimation of drought in north Iran and its relation to meteorological parameters: Case study drought in Babolsar and Ramsar stations

Author: S. Azooji 1*, M. Raeini 2, A. Meshkatee 1 and S. Hajjam 1

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Codification of mangrove forests management strategies: Case study of Hara Protected Area, Iran

Author: Yasaman Dilmaghani 1*, Afshin Danehkar 2, Seyed Ali Jozi 3 and Reza Arjomandi 4

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Evaluation of a water-saving superabsorbent polymer for forage oat (Avena sativa L.) production in arid regions of northern China

Author: M. Robiul Islam 1, 2, A. M. Shahidul Alam 2, A. Egrinya Eneji 3, Changzhong Ren 1, 4, Weijun Song 1 and Yuegao Hu 1*

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An analysis of employees’ attitude toward selected organizational climate factors following reorganization: The case of the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)

Author: Terrence Thomas *, Cihat Gunden and Tongzhe Li

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The effect of sewage sludge and chemical fertilizer on natural pasture’s yield and botanical composition

Author: Ösmetullah Arvas 1*, Şeyda Zorer Çelebi 2 and İbrahim Hakkı Yılmaz 1

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Roughness effects on hydraulic jumps in density currents

Author: Nader Barahmand 1*, Abolfazl Shamsai 1 and Mehdi Ghomshi 2

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Dormancy in tulip (Tulipa gesneriana L.) bulbs and freesia (Freesia refracta Klatt.) corms: Changes in soluble proteins and APX activity

Author: Nezihe Koksal, Hatice Gulen and Atilla Eris *

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Comparison of different laboratory incubation procedures to evaluate nitrogen mineralization in soils amended with aerobic and anaerobic stabilized organic materials

Author: Stefano Canali 1*, Emanuela Di Bartolomeo 1, Fabio Tittarelli 1, Francesco Montemurro 2,Vincenzo Verrastro 3 and Donato Ferri 4

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Distribution of Ambrosia plants and airborne pollen in Lithuania

Author: Ingrida Šaulienė, Zigmantas Gudžinskas, Laura Veriankaitė, Aurelija Malciūtė and Vitalija Leščiauskienė

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Nonlinearities in the price behaviour of agricultural products: The case of cotton

Author: Eleni Zafeiriou 1* and Nikolaos Sariannidis 2

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Electro-hydraulic control system for precision guidance of a row crop cultivator with position feedback via LVDT

Author: Javad Robati 1, Hossein Navid 2, Iraj Hasanzadeh 3 and Mahdi Rezaei 4

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Application of spatial analytical hierarchy process in land suitability: Case study on urban development of Tabriz Province, Iran

Author: Besat Emami and Mir Masoud Kheirkhah Zarkesh

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Potential analysis of postharvest residues for energy utilization in Croatia

Author: Neven Voca * and Iva Hrkac

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Decomposition characteristics of rapeseed and wheat straw under different water regimes and straw incorporating models

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