2013 Volume 11, Issue 1

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Food and Health


Effects of microwave power on the drying characteristics, color and phenolic content of Spirogyra sp.

Author: Rittichai Assawarachan *, Mookarin Nookong, Namphon Chailungka and Doungporn Amornlerdpison

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Effect of some hydrocolloids as adjuncts on the quality of whole egg or egg white coated fried yam chips

Author: Buliyaminu A. Alimi 1*, Taofik A. Shittu 1, Lateef O. Sanni 1 and Toyin A. Arowolo 2

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L-theanine: A promising substance in tumor research

Author: La Li 1, Xiaoru Wang 2, Yan Xiong 3, Wenkai Ren 2*, Mingliang-Huang 1, Guohua Zhao 1, Yangping Ding 1*, Xiaosong Wu 4 and Dingding Su 5

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Risk perception towards food safety issues: GM foods versus non-GM foods

Author: Latifah Amin 1, Zurina Mahadi 1, Abdul Latif Samian 2 and Rozita Ibrahim 1

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Influence of organic acids on the stability of anthocyanins extracted from residues of grape processing

Author: Dirseu Galli and Edmar Clemente *

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Factors influencing the perception of organic certification logos in Turkey

Author: Özlem Karahan Uysal 1*, Bülent Miran 1, Canan Abay 1, Murat Boyacı1, Meike Janssen 2 and Ulrich Hamm 2

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Effect of 1-MCP intermittent treatments on quality and antioxidative enzymes activities of plums (Prunus salicina L. cv. ‘Oishi Wase’)

Author: Kun Meng 1, ZhiLei Zhao2, Lu Liu 1, YuHong Gu 1*, JianKang Cao 4, GuoHui Qi 3 and BaoGuo Li 3

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Implications of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy

Author: Claudia Borza, Germaine Sãvoiu Balint, Mihaiela Andoni * and Marius Butur

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Comparison of muscle properties and meat quality between Jing Ning chicken and Ling Nan Huang Yu meat chicken

Author: Fengli An 1, 2*, Xiaohong Kang 1, Lu Zhang 1, Leilei 1, JinbaoWang 1, Baoping Shao 1 and Jianlin Wang 1*

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Factors affecting risk perception of culturally sensitive food

Author: Latifah Amin 1*, Md Abul Kalam Azad 1, 2, Abdul Latif Samian 3 and Jamaluddin Md Jahi 3

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Effect of bioactivity of salvianolic acid B in rats

Author: Zengyong Qiao 1, 2, Jiangwei Ma 1*, Huajin Liu 1, Sanjun Xiong 1, Shuansuo Yang 1, Guanghao Ge 1 and Yawei Xu 2

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Effects of white cabbage powder on cookie quality

Author: Hülya Gül 1*, Alime Yanik 2 and Sultan Acun 3

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Fish gelatin and its applications in selected pharmaceutical aspects as alternative source to pork gelatin

Author: M. Abd Elgadir 1, Mohamed E. S. Mirghani 2 and Aishah Adam 1*

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Stability of linolenic acid in seed oil of soybean accessions with elevated linolenic acid concentration

Author: Krishna Hari Dhakal 1, Jeong-Dong Lee 1*, Yeon-Shin Jeong 2, Hong-Sig Kim 3, J. Grover Shannon 4 and Young-Hyun Hwang 1

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Simultaneous analysis of AY and amino acids in corn oligopeptides by HPLC-fluorescence detector with OPA/FMOC-Cl pre-column derivatization

Author: Xiaoying Zeng 1, Mingfeng Wang 1, Baokun Zhu 1, Liang He 1, Tougen Liao 1, Shuying Wang 2 and Wei Zhe 1*

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Changes in chemical composition and peroxidase activity of turnip (Brassica rapa) during processing and frozen storage

Author: Zühal Okcu 1*, Fevzi Keleş2 and İhsan Güngör Şat 2

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Effects of production factors on the antioxidant activity of protein hydrolysates from little hairtail (Trichiurus haumela) of East China Sea

Author: Ting Jin * and Yuxue Wu

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Development of low-fat mayonnaise containing combined mixtures of different types of inulin

Author: Mazdak Alimi 1*, Maryam Mizani 1, Ghasem Naderi 2, Amir Mohammad Mortazavian 3 and Mohammad Bameni Moghadam 4

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Effect of pomegranate peel extract on the melanosis of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) during iced storage

Author: Xu-Bo Fang 1, 2, Hai-Yan Sun 1, 2, Bing-Yu Huang 1 and Gao-Feng Yuan 1, 2*

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Thermal degradation of anthocyanins and its impact on in vitro antioxidant capacity of downy rose-myrtle juice

Author: Guoling Liu 1, 2, Yuanming Sun 1 and Honghui Guo 2*

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Design on wireless SO2 sensor node based on CC2530 for monitoring table grape logistics

Author: Jian Zhang 1, Xiaoshuan Zhang 2, Lei Zhang 2, Shengjie Li 1 and Jinyou Hu 3*

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Antihypertensive effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitory peptides from silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) hydrolysate in spontaneously hypertensive rats

Author: Jin-Chao Wu *, Xiao-Lai Shi and Miao Yu

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Effect of pH, temperature and heating time on the formation of furan from typical carbohydrates and ascorbic acid

Author: Shao-Ping Nie 1*, Jun-Gen Huang 1, Jie-Lun Hu 1, Ya-Nan Zhang 1, Sunan Wang 2, Chang Li 1, Massimo F. Marcone 2 and Ming-Yong Xie 1*

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Influence of polyphenolic compounds on the oxidative stability of virgin olive oils from selected autochthonous varieties

Author: Mirella Žanetić1*, Lorenzo Cerretani 2 Dubravka Škevin 3, Olivera Politeo 4, Elda Vitanović1, Maja Jukić Špika 1, Slavko Perica 1 and Mirjana Ožić5

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Packaged food safety in urban area: An observation from the Malaysian law of tort on negligence

Author: Muhammad Rizal Razman 1*, Nor Azam Ramli 2, Azrina Azlan 3, 4 and Mohamad Suhaily Yusri Che Ngah 5

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Amino acid composition and in vitro digestibility of protein isolates from Silybum marianum

Author: Shuyun Zhu *, Ying Dong, Jie Tu, Yue Zhou and Chunhua Dai

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Development of an integrated grating and slicing machine for starchy vegetables

Author: Chung Yee Lok 1, M. K. Siti Mazlina 1* and B. T. Hang Tuah 2

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Gelling strength improvement and characterization of a gelatin from scales of bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis)

Author: Yan Tong and Tiejin Ying

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Molecular typing of four major toxins of Clostridium perfringens recovered from Egypt

Author: Ashgan M. Hessain 1*, Abdullah A. Al-Arfaj 2 and Moussa I. Mohamed 3

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Oil pumpkins – Important source of antioxidants

Author: Edita Juknevičienė *, Judita Černiauskienė, Jurgita Kulaitienė and Živilė Juknevičienė

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Consumer characteristics influencing organic milk consumption preference in Tokat,Turkey

Author: H. Sibel Gülse Bal

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Morphological, microscopic and chemical comparison between Nigella sativa L. cv (black cumin) and Nigella damascena L. cv

Author: Delphine Margout 1, Mary T. Kelly 2*, Sylvie Meunier 1, Doris Auinger 3, Yves Pelissier 1 and Michel Larroque 1

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Kinetics of heat-induced microgels of whey proteins and casein micelles

Author: Zhen-Yan Liu 1, Hong-Hua Xu 1*, Guo-Ping Yu 1, Bao-Hua Kong 1 and Yan-Jie Zhang 2

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Fluoride levels in different types and forms of tea drinks consumed in Taiwan and daily human exposure from tea drinks

Author: Tsyr-Horng Shyu 1, 2 and Jiann-Hwa Chen 2*

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Pre-processing of aged carioca beans: Soaking effect in sodium salts in the cooking and nutrition quality

Author: Vanderleia Schoeninger, Silvia Renata Machado Coelho *, Divair Christ, Silvio Cesar Sampaio and Ana Julia Bispo de Almeida

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Preparation of aflatoxin B1 polyclonal antibody and development of an indirect competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

Author: Hao Zhang 1, 2, Hai-zhen Mo 2* and Hua Li 3*

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Molecular characteristics of egg white protein-dextran conjugates

Author: Wei Xu 1, Yu-jie Chi 1* and Yu-miao Hong 2

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Effects of free lipid enrichment on the quality factors of wheat flour

Author: Qi Yu Lu, Shao Bing Zhang *, Dan Dan Meng, Xiao Yuan Guo and Yan Lin Yuan

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Effect of hot-air drying on the physicochemical properties of kaffir lime leaves (Citrus hystrix)

Author: Nurul Hanisah Juhari 1, Ola Lasekan 1, 2, Muhammad Kharidah 3 and Shahrim Ab Karim1

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Genetic modified food: Distribution, consumption, problems and future in Saudi Arabia

Author: Fathy Saad El-Nakhlawy 1*, Mohamed A. Shaheen 1 and Abdulmohsin R. Al-Shareef 2

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Moisture dependent physical and mechanical properties of organic beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Author: Eşref Işik

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Optimization of wine decolorization by microfiltration on polyurethane membranes

Author: Igor Cretescu 1, Alexandru Savin 1, Carmen Cimpeanu 2, Roxana Dana Bucur 3* and Maria Harja 1

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Construction and identification of mouse R-spondin 1 eukaryotic expression vector

Author: Sha Peng 1,2, 3*, Wei Han 1,2, 3, Xi Yao 1,2, 3 and Jinlian Hua 1,2, 3

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Main factors influencing the spread and consumption of organic food in Saudi Arabia

Author: Mohamed Abdul-Rahim Shaheen 1*, Fathy S. El-Nakhlawy 1 and Abdulmohsin R. Al-Shareef 2

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Fuzzy Bayesian network research on knowledge reasoning model of food safety control in China

Author: Jianming Sun 1*, Zhihui Sun 2 and Xiaofei Chen 3

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The evaluation of the leptin implication in postmenopausal osteoporosis

Author: Diana Camelia Bonte 1*, Adrian C. Ilie 1, Radu E. Iacob 2, Rodica Lighezan 1, Ovidiu H. Bonte 3, Daniela Iacob 1 and Andrei Anghel 1

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Use of different carbon sources in cultivation of baker’s yeast for production of glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase

Author: Edwil A. L. Gattas and Maristela F. S. Peres

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Microbial growth kinetics models of raw milk in storage and transportation

Author: Liwei Hou 1*, Shaohua Xing 2 and Yong Wang 3

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Using association rules mining for sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) in Slovenia: A case study

Author: Nataša Kunstelj 1, Dragan Žnidarčič2* and Branko Šter 3

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Batch drying characteristics of dent corn (Zea mays var. indentata Sturt.)

Author: Nazmi Izli * and Esref Isık

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A hedonic analysis of Bursa’s Black Fig bid prices and product quality characteristics in Turkey

Author: S. Turhan 1, M. Nargeleçekenler 2* and B. Cetin 1

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Nutritional and antinutritional factors during the storage process of common bean

Author: Thais Cesar Mariotto-Cezar, Silvia Renata Machado Coelho, Divair Christ, Vanderleia Schoeninger and Ana Julia Bispo de Almeida

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Effect of maceration on the making of Feteascăneagră wines

Author: Cezar Bichescu, Gabriela Bahrim, Nicoleta Stănciuc and Gabriela Râpeanu *

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Increase of fitness level assessed through heart rate, body mass index and muscular mass as component of a healthy life style

Author: Cristian Negrea

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The effects of different levels of β-glucan on yoghurt manufactured with Lactobacillus plantarum strains as adjunct culture

Author: Gülden Başyiğit Kılıç * and Didem Akpınar

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Antioxidant activity of different pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L.) fruit fractions

Author: Adna P. Massarioli 1, Tatiane L. C. Oldoni 2, Ivani A. M. Moreno 1, Aderbal A. Rocha 2 and Severino M. de Alencar 1 *

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Agriculture


Lime-phosphate relation and soybean growth in an oxisol from no-tillage system

Author: Antonio Nolla 1*, Ibanor Anghinoni 2, Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva 1* and Maria Anita Gonçalves da Silva 3

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Evaluation of growth and yield of organically-grown basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) in soilless culture

Author: Abdolhossein Aboutalebi 1*, Marzeh Ghanbari Jahromi 2 and Mehdi Hosseini Farahi 3

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Alteration in yield, gas exchange and chlorophyll synthesis of ramie to progressive drought stress

Author: Cheng-jian Huang 1, 2, Si-yi Zhao 2, Long-chang Wang 1*, Shakeel Ahmad Anjum 1, Bing Zhang 1, Man Chen1, Lei Wang 1 and Yan Yang 2

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Results obtained in the biological control of western corn root worm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera Le Conte (2007-2010)

Author: Teodora Florian *, Ion Oltean, Horia Bunescu, Firuţa Camelia Todoran and Vasile Florian

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Computer aided calculation of the cost of multi-span greenhouses

Author: Kenan Büyüktaş1*, Sevket Yilmaz 2 and Ismail Sari 3

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Effect of canopy management on growth and yield of mango cv. Amrapali planted at close spacing

Author: Bikash Das * and B. R. Jana

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Allelopathic effects of sorghum stem and maize inflorescence residues on the germination and growth of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.)

Author: Modupe Janet Ayeni and Joshua Kayode*

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Food security and agricultural structural adjustment in Yarkant River Basin, northwest China

Author: Hong Tang 1, 2 , Degang Yang 1* and Yufang Zhang1

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Effect of solarization under different applications on soil temperature variation and microbial activity

Author: Kemal Doğan 1*, Alhan Sariyev 2, Mustafa Gök 2, Ali Coşkan 3, Yusuf Tülün 4, Sertan Sesveren 5 and Hesna Pam ralan 2

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Effects of hydrogen peroxide on yield and quality parameters of watermelon

Author: İbrahim Duman 1*, M. Kadri Bozokalfa 1, Sinan Yığıt 2 and Necip Tosun 2

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A seroprevalance survey of Toxoplasma gondii amongst slaughter cattle in two high throughput abattoirs in the North West Province of South Africa

Author: Rendani V. Ndou *, Nomthandazo M. Maduna, Blessing M. Dzoma, Mathew Nyirenda, Lebogang E. Motsei amd Francis R. Bakunzi

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Tillage effects on SOC and CO2 emissions of Mollisols

Author: Lu-Jun Li 1,†*, Meng-Yang You 1,†, Hong-Ai Shi 1, 2, Wen-Xiu Zou 1 and Xiao-Zeng Han 1*

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Development of breeding objectives for dairy cattle: Determination of economic value

Author: Reza Seyedsharifi *, Abdol Ahad Shadparvar and Navid Ghavi Hosseinzadeh 1

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Effect of the application of jasmonic acid and benzoic acid on grafted watermelons yield under greenhouse conditions in the southeast of Spain for mitigation of stress

Author: Humberto Bojórquez-Pereznieto 1, Fernando Toresano-Sánchez 1, Fernando Diánez-Martínez 1, Daniel Palmero-Llamas 2 and Francisco Camacho-Ferre 1*

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The role of microcredit institutions of agriculture sector in Albania

Author: Dori Risilia, Ina Pagria *, Irma Tabaku and Edmond Kadiu

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The morphological characteristics of regenerative plants of hairy root cultures in maize and its effect on water use efficiency

Author: Xiaofu Zhou 1, Hui Wu 1, Xiaowei Wei 1, Jie Lv 1, Rui Cai 1, Jinhu Cui 2* and Hongwei Xu 1*

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An analysis of the recent trends in U.S. chile pepper production, consumption and imports

Author: J. M. Gandonou and T. M. Waliczek

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Compatibility of entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschnikoff) Sorokin with fungicide thiophanate-methyl assessed by germination speed parameter

Author: Carlos Eduardo S. Fabrice 1, Rafael L. Tonussi 1, Ravely C. Orlandelli 1, Daniela A. L. Lourenço 2 and João Alencar Pamphile 1*

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Effect of water distribution patterns on productivity, fruit quality and water use efficiency of Ziziphus jujuba in arid regions under drip irrigation system

Author: Saleh Mahmoud Ismail 1, 2* and Mohammed Hussien Salem Almarshadi 1

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Effects of different weed management practices on production and quality of wine grape cultivar Kallmet in North-Western Albania

Author: Lush Susaj 1*, Elisabeta Susaj 2, Majlinda Belegu 1, Silvana Mustafa 1, Baki Dervishi 1 and Bardhosh Ferraj 1

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Effects of water stress on photosynthesis and evapotranspiration in common bean plants

Author: Diego Brandão ¹, Paulo S. L. de Freitas 2 *, Roberto Rezende 2, Rivanildo Dallacort 3 and Mayara M. Garcia 4

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A comparative field study of the alternate every other furrow surge irrigation and the every furrow surge irrigation techniques

Author: Burçak Kapur 1*, Mustafa Ünlü 2, Rıza Kanber 2, Servet Tekın 2, Deniz Levent Koç2 and Ugur Kekeç2

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MyHC fiber type composition in Rongchang and Landrace pigs of similar body weight

Author: Fei-Yun Yang 1, 2, Jin-Xiu Huang 1, 2, 3, Xiao-Rong Zhou 1, 2, 3, Yan-Chu Yao 1, 2, 3, Shan Jiang 1, 2, Yong Huan 1, Jin-Long Yang 1, 2, 3* and Zuo-Hua Liu 1, 2 *

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Morphological and agronomical characterization of eggplant genetic resources from the Sicily area

Author: Fabio D’Anna and Leo Sabatino *

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Callus induction and plant regeneration from anther walls in Ziziphus jujuba Mill.

Author: Zheng Hao, Li Dai, Jiurui Wang, Xiaohong Wu and Mengjun Liu*

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In vitro propagation and acclimatization of pepino (Solanum muricatum)

Author: Aysun Cavusoglu * and Melekber Sulusoglu

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The influence of morphological features of spelt wheat (Triticum aestivum ssp. spelta) and common wheat (Triticum aestivum ssp. vulgare) varieties on the competitiveness against weeds in organic farming system

Author: Beata Feledyn Szewczyk

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Influence of kraal manure application time on emergence, growth and grain yield of maize grown in two soils with contrasting textures

Author: Thulasizwe S. Mkhabela 1 and Simeon A. Materechera 2*

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Selecting the optimal levels of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) degrading enzymes for NSP degradation in selected feed ingredient

Author: Zikui Liu 1, Tiejun Li 2*, Fugui Yin 2*, Shengping Wang2, Jie Wang 1, Zhichun Zhan 3, Ying Zhou3 and Ruilin Huang 2*

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Functional analysis of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) production in Turkey: A case study of Thrace region

Author: Arif Semerci

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Long-run relationship of the HYV Boro rice yields in the northern region of Bangladesh

Author: Provash Kumar Karmokar 1, 3*, Mahendran Shitan 1, 2 and A. B. M. Rabiul Alam Beg 4

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Molecular characterization of some Onobrychis species growing in the eastern Anatolia region of Turkey

Author: Melih Okcu 1*, Suleyman Sengul 2, Serap Sunar 3 and Guleray Agar 3

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Testing multiregression model in predicting Phytophtora infestans L. attack degree on potato culture developed in climatic conditions from Transylvania, Romania

Author: Ioan Gheorge Oroian, Antonia Odagiu *, Ilie Covrig, Laura Paulette and Teodor Rusu

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Progress on the screening technologies of differentially expressed genes

Author: Shao-Qin Zhai 1, Hua Zheng 1, 2, Liu Yang 1, 3, Zuo-Hua Liu 1, 2, 3, Yong Huang 1 and Jin-Long Yang 1, 2, 3*

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Effects of bio-organic fertilizer application combined with subsurface drainage in secondary salinized greenhouse soil

Author: Ting-ting Chang 1, 2, Xiao-hou Shao 1, 2*, Jie Zhang 1, 2, Jiu-geng Mao 3, You-gang Wei 3, Chao Yin 1, 2 and Wei-na Wang 1, 2

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Effects of planting time and variety on the yield and processing quality of potato

Author: Sajeda Akhter 1, Md. Monirul Islam 1, 2 *, Md. Abul Kalam Azad 3, Md. Abdul Hakim 4, Md. Shamshul Alam 1 and Md. Waliur Rahman 5

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Stomatal conductance, mineral concentration and condensed tannin in three Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. intra-specific sources affected by salinity stress

Author: A. A. Elfeel *, Z. Hindi Sherif and Refaat A. Abohassan

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Studies on potassium uptake and use efficiency of different cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genotypes by grafting

Author: Ying Xia 1, 2, Cuncang Jiang 3, Xiao Wang 1 and Fang Chen 1, 4*

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The seeding migration trajectory extraction and analysis of pneumatic precision metering device for rapeseed

Author: Youchun Ding *, Qingxi Liao and Haidong Huang

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Influences of Portulaca oleracea extracts on in vitro methane emissions and rumen fermentation of forage

Author: Dongsheng Wang 1 , Jiangli Huang 1, Zhihong Zhang 1, Xiaojuan Tian 1 , Huang Huang 1, Yizun Yu 1, Guohua Zhang 1, Jiannan Ding 1* and Ruilin Huang 2 *

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The correlation between M. bovis isolation and ELISA using PPD-B and ESAT6-CFP10 mixture on the sera of tuberculin reactor cattle and buffaloes

Author: Fawzy Riyad El-Seedy 1, Ismail Abd-El Hafeez Radwan 1, Walid Hamdy Hassan 1, Essam Amin Nasr 2, Ahmed Hussein Abed 1 and Ihap Mohamed Ibrahim Moussa 3*

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Assessing genetic diversity in six Iranian indigenous goat populations using AFLP markers

Author: Sayed Ziaeddin Mirhoseini * and Nejat Badbarin

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Impact of synthetic zeolite fertilization on radicchio mineral composition and nutritive value

Author: Igor Pasković1*, Josip Bronić2, Boris Subotić2, Marija Pecina 3, Slavko Perica 1, Igor Palčić3 and Mirjana Herak Ćustić3

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The effects of different salt source and concentrations on seed germination and seedling growth of pumpkin varieties used as rootstock

Author: Koksal Aydinsakir 1, Kamile Ulukapi 2, Rana Kurum 1 and Dursun Buyuktas 3*

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Review on QTL for milk production traits and application of non-antibiotic feed additives in dairy cattles

Author: Liang Chen, Xiaosong Wu, Hongmei Jiang, Yu Huang, Mingong Chen, Jine Yi and Jun Fang *

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Molecular characterization and genetic diversity analysis of mandarin genotypes by SSR and SRAP markers

Author: Yildiz Kacar 1*, Aydin Uzun 2, Ilknur Polat 3, Turgut Yesiloglu 1, Bilge Yilmaz 1, Osman Gulsen 2, Onder Tuzcu 1, Müge Kamiloglu 4, Senay Kurt 3 and Ubeyit Seday 5

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Changes in antioxidant enzyme activities during cold-acclimation in sweet cherry cultivars grafted on different rootstocks

Author: Asuman Cansev * and Muge Kesici

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Effect of legume biological nitrogen on cereals grain yield and soil nitrogen budget in double-cropping system

Author: Lina Sarunaite *, Zydre Kadziuliene, Irena Deveikyte and Leonas Kadziulis

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Effects of plant maturity stage on silage quality of some silage sorghum cultivars

Author: Ibrahim Atis 1*, Metin Duru 2, Omer Konuskan 1 and Huseyin Gozubenli 1

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Effects of water management and mulching on weed control and rice grain yield under water saving irrigation model

Author: Jacob Jeremiah Towa 1, 2, Xiangping Guo 1 and Bo Zhen 1

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Effects of nitrogen fertilization on chlorophyll fluorescence change in maize (Zea mays L.) under waterlogging at seedling stage

Author: Wen-Ming Wu 1, 2, Jin-Cai Li 1*, Hong-Jian Chen 2, Shi-Ji Wang 2, Feng-Zhen Wei 1, Chen-Yu Wang1, Yan-Hong Wang 1, Jin-Dong Wu 1 and Yi Zhang 1

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Research on yield and quality characteristics of some safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) lines and varieties under dry and irrigated conditions in Turkey

Author: Arzu Kose

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Effect of actinomycetes on ginseng growth and production of ginsenosides

Author: Hong Yan Zhang 1, 4, Quan Hong Xue 2*, Ming Tang 3 and Guang Hui Shen 1

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Improvement of cold tolerance in cotton seed by priming

Author: Hatice Cokkizgin 1,  Yuksel Bolek 2 and Alihan Cokkizgin 1*

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Effects of genotype and 2,4,5-T concentrations on callus induction, shoot formation and plant regeneration from young infloresceances in orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.)

Author: Ibrahim Atis 1*, Ersin Can 1, Nafiz Celiktas 1 and Ruştu Hatipoglu 2

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Determination of the pomological and morphological properties of white mulberry types growing in transition region between mild and continental climates

Author: Özgün Kalkışım

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The evaluation of the elemental sulfur and gypsum effect on soil pH, EC, SO4-S and available Mn content

Author: Murat Ali Turan 1*, Suleyman Taban 2, Ali Vahap Katkat 1 and Zeliha Kucukyumuk 3

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Micropropagation of cherry laurel Prunus laurocerasus L.

Author: Melekber Sulusoglu * and Aysun Cavusoglu

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Assessment of resistance of wheat genotypes (T. aestivum and T. durum) to copper toxicity

Author: M. Rüştü Karaman 1, Ekrem Tuşat 2, Fatih Er 2, Metin Turan 3 and Mümin Dizman 4

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The proximate composition and quality characteristics in artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) varieties developed with clonal selection

Author: Sevinç Başay 1* and Özlem Tokuşoğlu 2

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The evaluation of leaf nutrient contents and element ratios of different raspberry varieties

Author: Ayhan Horuz 1*, Ahmet Korkmaz 1, M. Rüştü Karaman 2, Mümin Dızman 3 and Metin Turan 4

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Author: Munir Ahmad 1, Syed Burhan ud-Din 4, Rao Wali Muhammad 1*, Shoaib Liaqat 2, Abdul Qayyum 2, Amir Hamza 1, Jahangir Shah 1, Ahmad Naveed Ahsan 4, Bashir Ahmad 1, Rana Zulfiqar Ali 4, Malik Najmul Hassan 4, Maqbool Shah 4, Abdul Ghaffar 3, Ahsan Irshad 2 and Etrat Noor 2

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Author: M. H. Rahman 1, M. R. Islam 2, M. Jahiruddin 2, M. Y. Rafii 3*, M. R. Ismail 3 and M. A. Malek 3, 4*

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Author: Yusuke Ishizaki 1, Makoto Kondo 1*, Md Uddin Kamal 1, Yuta Isowa 1, Hiroki Matsui 1, Shuichi Karita 2 and Masakazu Goto 1

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Author: Dan-na Zhou 1, Fu-ping Zhang 2, 3, Zheng-ying Duan 1, Ze-wen Liu 1, Ke-li Yang 1, Rui Guo 1, Fang-yan Yuan 1, Yong-xiang Tian 1, * and Cheng-fang Li 2, *

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Author: Jing Liu 1, 2, 3, Pute Wu 1, 2, 3, 4*, Yubao Wang 2, 3, Xining Zhao 2, 3, 4, Shikun Sun 2, 3, 4 and Xiaohong Zhang 5

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Author: Bekir Kayacan 1*, Oğuz Kara 2, Meltem Şengün Ucal 3, Atakan Öztürk 4, Ramazan Balı5, Sacit Koçer 6 and Erdem Kaplan 7

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Author: Fürüzan Aslan

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Author: Bing Wang 1, 2, Dan Wang 1, 2* and Xiang Niu 1,2

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Author: Xiaodi Cheng 1,2, Fan Liu 1, Changsong Zhao 1, Qin Zhang 2, Xionghan Feng 1 and Xiuhua Chen 1*

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Author: Mengmeng Gu 1, Qi Li 2, Philip H. Steele 2, Genhua Niu 3 and Fei Yu 4*

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Author: Guowei Pang 1, Zhihong Yao 1, 2, Hongxia Xie 1, 3, Qinke Yang 4, Rui Li 1* and Mingli Xie 5

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Author: Lin Wang 1, 2, Hai Bin Tong 1, Xiao Zong Song 3 and Ji Li 2*

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Author: Xiaomei Yin, Weiwei Chen, Xiuli Gong, Wen Hong and Yiyong Wang *

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Author: Yuhe Wu, Hongjiang Zhang *, Wenxing Lv, Jinhua Cheng * and Haiyan Wang

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Author: Xiaoming Ji, Yaowei Wei, Guoshun Liu * and Hongli Chen

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Author: Yan-fei Liu 1, 2, Rong-jun Fan 1, 3, Pan-pan Yu 1, 4, Wei Zhao 1, 5, Ming Xing 1, Zhen-xiang Yu 1* and Xia Chen 1*

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Author: Hui-Ping Dai 1, 2, An-Zhi Wei 3*, Tu-Xi Yang 3*, Tian-Qi Gu 1, Hua Zhao 1, San-Qiao Wu 1, Wen-Qiang Chen 1 and Ke-Ke Huo 1

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Author: Gang Hu 1, 2 and Zhonghua Zhang 1, 2*

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Author: Sebahattin Kaya 1*, Salih Evren 2, Erdal Dasci 2 and M. Cemal Adiguzel 2

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Rational-dilation wavelet transform with translation invariance

Author: Haijiang Wang 1,2, Qinke Yang 3* and Zhihong Yao 4

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Synthesis of new 2,5-dimethyl pyrrole derivatives and their application in unblended cigarette

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Study on soil erosion and its effects on agriculture sustainable development in west Henan province loess hilly areas

Author: Lianqi Zhu

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Analysis of trend component in dam safety monitoring

Author: Fen Chen1, Bo Xu 2, 3 * and Bo Chen 2, 3

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Random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis of Acidithiobacillus caldus strains recovered from different extreme environments

Author: Jiannan Ding 1*, Yizun Yu 1, Huang Jiangli 1, Huaqun Yin 2 , Chenggui Zhang 3 and Ruilin Huang 4

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Author: Yitao Li 1 , Xinxiao Yu 1* and Xinping Li 2

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Revised random walk model for degradable pollutant in surface water

Author: Longxi Han 1, 2, 3*, Lina Chen 1, 4, Hong Ji 3 and Hui-lian Xu 5

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Author: Long-xi Han 1, 2, 3*, Hong Ji 1, Fei Huo 1 and Hui-lian Xu 4

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Author: Xiang Huang 1* and Jian Xin Ma 1, 2

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Author: Shanshan Hou 1, 2*, Liping Lei 1 and Zhaocheng Zeng 1, 2

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Soil quality and plant diversity in managed forests in the hilly purple soil, southwestern China

Author: Youyan Zhang 1*, Zefu Zhou 1, Jinhua Cheng 2 and Hongjiang Zhang 2

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Author: Rongling Yang 1, Xiangjie Zhao 1,2 *, Zheshi Kuang 1, Mingqiang Ye 1, Guoqing Luo 1, Gengsheng Xiao 1, Sentai Liao 1, Lin Li 2 and Zhiyong Xiong 2

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Author: Xiaoli Wang 1 and Linhai Wu 1, 2*

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Author: You Xin Zhou 1*, Shu Cong Zhen 1 and Ya Min Zhai 2

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Author: Xishui Guo and Taihe Shi

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Author: Wenjun Liang* and Guodong Ding

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Author: Wen Wang, Yuncheng Liao * and Qiang Guo

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Author: Xiao-Gang Ma 1, 2, Zhen-Zhong Shen 1, 2*, Wei-Jiang Zhang 3, Jin-Shuai Wei 1, 2, Wei Wang 1, 2, Ting Wang 1, 2, Lei Gan 1, 2 and Jie Ren 4

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Influence on ecosystem service caused by soil and water conservation in Yanhe River Basin of the Loess Plateau, China

Author: Hongxia Xie 1*, Qinke Yang 2, Ri Li 3, Guowei Pang 3, Jiannan Duan 1, Qing Zhou 1 and Hong Yuan 1

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Author: Xuyan Wang*, Wanjun Zhang and Xiuping Liu

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Author: Shiliang Liu 1, 2*, Yongming Luo 2, Zhihong Cao 2, Longhua Wu 2 and Minghong Wong 3

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Invasion of farmland-grassland ecosystems by the exotic sweet clovers, Melilotus officinalis and M. albus

Author: Chao Chen 1, Ding Huang 1,2, Yajun Zhang 1, Hao Zheng 1 and Kun Wang 1,2*

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Synergistic effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid with avermectin on Bombyx mori

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Evolutionary trends of drought under climate change in the Heihe River basin, Northwest China

Author: Jing Feng 1,2,3, Denghua Yan 2,3* and Chuanzhe Li 2,3,4

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Identification of discriminative features for biological event extraction through linguistically informed feature selection

Author: Xing Zhang 1, Jingbo Xia 2, 3, Jonathan Webster 1, 2 and Alex Chengyu Fang 1, 2*

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Author: Yuzheng Zong 1, 2 and Zhouping Shangguan 1*

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The inactivation effect of ultraviolet disinfection reactor on the high concentration of bacteriophage MS2

Author: Zixi Wang 1*, Xiang Xing 2 and Liqing Ma 1

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Author: Mohammad Mahdi Jowkar 1*, Ahmad Khalighi 1, Mohsen Kafi 2 and Nader Hassanzadeh 3

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Environmental management and sustainability: A study on the precautionary principle focusing on health and food hygiene safety

Author: Muhammad Rizal Razman 1*, Suffeiya Supian 2, Nor Azam Ramli 3, Azrina Azlan 4, 5 and Mohamad Suhaily Yusri Che Ngah 6

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Motives and attitudes of food and drink festival visitors: A case study of Serbia

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Allelopathic effect of Sonchus arvensis L. on germination and early growth of spring wheat

Author: Vytautas Pilipavičius 1*, Kęstutis Romaneckas 1 and Jonas Čėsna2

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Author: M. Borzęcka-Walker *, A. Faber, Z. Jarosz, A. Syp and R. Pudełko

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Protective role of grassland against soil water erosion caused by extreme rainfall events as compared to black fallow

Author: Rafał Wawer, Eugeniusz Nowocień, Bogusław Podolski, Jerzy Kozyra and Rafal Pudełko

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Author: Sara Tajdoost 1*, Ramazan Ali Khavari-Nejad 1, Fariba Meighani 2, Eskandar Zand 2 and Zahra Noormohammadi 1

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Effect of seed programming on photosynthetic pigments, biochemical constituents and mineral nutrients in petunia (Petunia hybrida Hort. Vilm-Andr)

Author: Shyam S. Kurup *, Abdel Wahed H. Al Amouri and Cheruth Abdul Jaleel

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Interest on costs and benefits approach in environmental sustainability: Focusing on Islamic banking

Author: Abdullah Sulaiman 1,2 and Muhammad Rizal Razman 2*

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Author: Nasir S. A. Malik 1*, Jose L. Perez 1 and Madhurababu Kunta 1, 2

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Author: Alina Mohamad 1, Azrina Azlan 1, 2 *, Muhammad Rizal Razman 3, Nor Azam Ramli 4 and Aishah A. Latiff 5

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Optimization of the conditions for conversion of coal ash into zeolite material

Author: Ramona Carla Ciocinta 1, Maria Harja 2*, Daniel Bucur 1 and Gabriela Buema 2

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The emissions of greenhouse gases produced during growing and processing of wheat products in the Czech Republic

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Lead removal from aqueous solution by bottom ash

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Author: Ricardo Shigueru Okumura 1, Daiane de Cinque Mariano 2, Rivanildo Dallacort 2, Amanda Nogueira de Albuquerque 2, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato 1, Elaine Maria Silva Guedes 1, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto 1, Heráclito Eugênio Oliveira da Conceição 1 and Gustavo Antonio Ruffeil Alves 1

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Hazardous and harmful substances in sediments of the Jegricka stream

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A structural equation modeling study on corporate entrepreneurship: The case of Iranian agricultural sector organizations

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Distribution characteristics of osmiophilic granules’ content in tobacco leaves at different altitudes and the relationship with the content of neutral aroma components

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Back analysis of high concrete arch dams’ general elastic modulus range

Author: Dong Qin 1, 2*, Xueqin Zheng 1, 2, Hezhi Liu 1, 2 and Songlin Wang 1, 2

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Interactive effects of light intensity and nitrogen supply on the neutral volatile aroma components and organic acids of flue-cured tobacco

Author: Fei Yun 1, Guoshun Liu 1*, Hongzhi Shi 1 and Xiaowen Yang 2

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