2013, Volume 11, Issue 2

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Food and Health


Using geographic information system and remote sensing to study common mosquito-borne diseases in Saudi Arabia: A review

Author: Hassan M. Khormi 1, 2 and Lalit Kumar 1

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Effect of Astragalus membranaceus aqueous extract on oxidative stress in exhausting exercise mice

Author: Lijuan Mao 1, Ying Zhao 1*, Aijun Niu 2 and Huixin Yang 3

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Comparisons of walnut quality stability of Yunnan-Santai walnut in different packing conditions

Author: Da-Peng Li 1, Wen-Qian Wang 1, Na Luan 1, Rui-Fen Rong 1* and Hui-lian Xu 2

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Antioxidant activity, total phenolics and some chemical properties of Öküzgözü and Narince grape pomace and grape seed flours

Author: Hülya Gül *, Sultan Acun, Hicran Şen, Nahide Nayır and Sinem Türk

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Relationship between gel hardness and protein structure of ovalbumin-dextran conjugates

Author: Wei Xu *, Yu-Jie Chi * and Qiang Sun

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Inhibitory effect of polyphenol extracts from peanut shells on the activity of pancreatic α-amylase activity in vitro

Author: Yali Yu 1, 2, Feng Gao 1*, Xuming Deng 2, 3, Xiujuan Pu 4, Mingdi Zhang 1 and Yong Pang 1

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Fed-batch process development for high cell density cultivation of Lactobacillus fermentum L1

Author: Yu Li, Wen-hang Wang, Meng-Cheng Yao, Jiang Li, Xiao-Guang Liu and Fu-Ping Lu*

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Measurement of bread crumb texture via imaging of its characteristics

Author: Nasrul Fikry Che Pa, Nyuk Ling Chin*, Yus Aniza Yusof and Norashikin Abdul Aziz

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Application of regression models and artificial neural networks in agriculture – prediction in spirit drinks sector

Author: Jasna Čačić 1, Jasenka Gajdoš Kljusurić 2* and Dražen Čačić 3

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The mineral composition of kefir produced from goat and cow milk

Author: Gulen Turker 1*, Bayram Kizilkaya 2 and Nazan Cevik 3

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Factor influencing risk perception of food additives

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

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Determination of carotenoid, organic acid and sugar content in some sweet cherry cultivars grown in Sakarya, Turkey

Author: Taki Demir

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Consumers behavior towards milk products in urban Albania

Author: Ana Kapaj *, Eda Deci, Ilir Kapaj and Maksim Mece

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Characterization of edible films prepared from Jerusalem artichoke extracts

Author: Lili Li 1, Xiaoning Wang 1, 2, Yichen Zhang 2 and Song Qin 1*

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Efficacy of Pseudomonas fluorescens for biocontrol of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on spinach

Author: Modesto O. Olanya *, Dike O. Ukuku, Bassam A. Annous, Brendan A. Niemira and Christopher H. Sommers

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Evaluation of high energy extracorporeal shock waves in the mid-term and long-term therapy of avascular necrosis of the femoral head

Author: Songtao Ai 1, Mengning Yan 2,3, Liao Wang 2, 3, Meiqiong Qian 1, Xiaofeng Tao 1, Xindong Fan 1* and   Kerong Dai 2, 3

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Comparison of various extraction conditions in Agaricus bisporus by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (HS-GC/MS) technique

Author: Hatıra Taşkın 1*, Ebru Kafkas 2 and Saadet Büyükalaca 2

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Indicators of sustainable development for assessing performance of pineapple canneries: Conceptual framework and application

Author: Yuwadee Leeben 1, 2, Peeyush Soni 1* and Ganesh P. Shivakoti 1

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Dietary practices among patients with type 2 diabetes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Author: Badreldin A. Mohamed 1, Ali M. Almajwal 1, Abdalla A. Saeed 2 and Ibrahim A. Bani 3

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Occupational pathology in an employees group working at videoterminal

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

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Effect of pre-storage salicylic acid and oxalic acid dipping on chilling injury and quality of ‘Taify’ pomegranates during cold storage

Author: Mohamed A. Awad 1, 2 *, Adel D. Al-Qurashi 1 and Mohamed I. Elsayed 1

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Crude polysaccharides from Radix Pseudostellariae improves exercise endurance and decreases oxidative stress in forced swimming rats

Author: Shanshan Li 1, Zichao Chen 1*, Xiaoqin Wang 2 and Chuan Long Zhang 3

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Inhibition of Clostridium scindens and Clostridium hiranonis growth by Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum G4 in simulated colonic pH

Author: Babak Rasti 1, 2, Jinap Selamat 2, 7, Mustafa Shuhaimi 3, Leila Nateghi 4, Loong Yik Yee 5, Naser Tajabadi 1, Amir Meimandipour 6 and Yazid A. Manap 1*

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Oxidative stress-mediated signaling pathways: A review

Author: Jie Yin 1, 2, 4, Wenkai Ren 2, 4, Xiaosong Wu 3*, Guan Yang 5, Jing Wang 2, 4, Tiejun Li 2*, Jiannan Ding 1*, Lichuang Cai 1 and Dingding Su 6

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Response of fatty acids of stored canola seeds to different seed moisture and salicylic acid treatments

Author: Adel D. Al-Qurashi * and Fathy S. El-Nakhlawy 2

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Effects of Arabic gum coating on physico-chemical properties and kinetics of color change in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruits during storage

Author: Fahad Al-Juhaimi, Kashif Ghafoor * and Elfadil E. Babiker

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Possible risk factors in developing COPD in never smoked patients: Environmental exposures

Author: Milena Adina Man 1* and Cristian Oancea 2

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A research on the fortification applications for jelly confectionery

Author: Canan Ece Tamer *, Bige İncedayı, Ömer Utku Çopur and Melis Karınca

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Production of 2-phenylethanol by Geotrichum fragrans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Kluyveromyces marxianus in cassava wastewater

Author: Simone Maria Menegatti de Oliveira *, Simone Damasceno Gomes, Luciane Sene, Silvia R. Machado Coelho, Ana Cláudia Barana, Marney Pascoli Cereda, Divair Christ and Julia Piechontcoski

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Analysis of volatile aroma compounds from congenetic proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.)

Author: Jingke Liu 1, 2, 3, Xia Tang 4, Yingying Liu 1, 2, 3, Yuzong Zhang 1, 2, 3*, Wei Zhao 1, 2, 3 and Shaohui Li 1, 2, 3

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Enhancement of surfactin production by Bacillus velezensis NRC-1 strain using a modified bench-top bioreactor

Author: Nagwa A. Atwa 1*, Einas El-Shatoury 2, Ahmed Elazzazy 3, Mohamed A. Abouzeid 2 and Ahmed El-Diwany 1

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Cost-effective bentonite clayed pyramid technologies for household fruits and vegetables storage

Author: Abdullah A. Al-Arfaj 1, A. M. Murugan 1*, Arunachalam Chinnathambi 1 and M. I. Al-Hazmi 2

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Effects of harvesting time and modified atmosphere packaging on biochemical changes in potato tubers

Author: Ali Batu 1* and Levent Şen 2

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A remote SCADA system for keeping fruits and vegetables fresh with ozone

Author: Xiaoqing Yu, Pute Wu *, Wenting Han and Zenglin Zhang

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Functional ionic liquids as effective catalysts for the preparation of genistein and daidzein

Author: Xiaomei Hu a 1*, Bixian Zhang a 2, Zan Yuan 3 and Baozhong Hu 1*

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Molecular characterization of Salmonella virulence genes isolated from different sources relevant to human health

Author: Ihab Mohamed Moussa 1, Yosra Samy Aleslamboly 2, Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Arfaj 1, Ashgan Mohamed Hessain 3*, Azza Said Gouda 4 and Refai Mohamed Kamal 2

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Comparative study on the antioxidant, antimicrobial activities and total phenolic content of selected seeds from Saudi Arabia

Author: Widad Al-Bishri 1 and Enas Nabil Danial 1, 2*

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Influence of yogurt adding on physicochemical and sensorial properties of some lettuce types

Author: Zekai Tarakci 1*, Atnan Ugur 2, Hasan Temiz 3 and Besir Dag 4

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Determination of antioxidant activity, total phenolics and mineral contents of some functional vegetable juice

Author: Senem Suna 1*, Canan Ece Tamer 1, Ömer Utku Çopur 1 and Murat Ali Turan 2

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Food security status, issues and challenges in Malaysia: A review

Author: Ferdoushi Ahmed * and Chamhuri Siwar

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Consumer decision-making styles: Investigation of food shopping behavior

Author: Murat Cankurt 1, Terrence Thomas 2*, Cihat Gunden 3 and Bulent Miran 3

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Oxalate contents of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) juice extracted by pressing or enzyme extraction

Author: Hà Vũ Hồng Nguyên 1 and Geoffrey Savage 2*

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Effect of grape seed and rosemary phenolics on protein oxidation in Chinese-style sausage

Author: Hai Yu 1, 2, Chunjun Qin 1, 3, Xueyan Wu 1, Qingfeng Ge 1, Mangang Wu 1, Jianping Wu 2, Miao Wang 1 and Zhijun Wang 1*

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Bioactivities and structure of polymethoxylated flavones in citrus

Author: Hua Zhang 1, Wanpeng Xi 1 , Zhiqin Zhou 1, 2*, Hong Li Wang 3 and Zhichuan Bai 1

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Combined effect of hot water dipping treatment, N-acetylcysteine and calcium on quality retention and enzymatic activity of fresh-cut apple

Author: Martha López-López, Analí Vega-Espinoza, Lidia Ayón-Reyna, José López-Valenzuela and Misael Vega-García*

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Anti-oxytetracycline monoclonal antibody based detection of oxytetracycline residue in honey

Author: Shufa Xu 1a, Liwei Hou 1, 2 a, Abebe J. Wubie 1, Tan Cao 1, Yingying Hu 1, Wei Li 1, Zhanbao Guo 1, Jing Zhao 1, 3* and Jie Wu 1*

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Preparation, characterization and in vitro drug release studies of curcumin loaded crosslinked starch microspheres

Author: Minpeng Zhu and Suhong Li *

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Measuring market power and cost efficiency: An application to the Chinese milk industry

Author: Yucheng He 1*, Qian Zhang 2, Guang Yang 2, Shuang Cao 1, Wenna Ding 1 and Li Sha Hu1

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Quality of raw milk from different dairy farms

Author: Daniela Avramescu 1, Ioan Petroman 1, Eugeniu Avram 2, Cornelia Petroman 1, Ioana Bălan 1, Iasmina Iosim 1, Manuela Dora Orboi 1 and Diana Marin 1

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Male and female semi-settled pastoralists’ use of information sources and knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention techniques in South Western Nigeria

Author: O. Taiwo Oladele 1, E. Bola Oladele 2 and O. Idowu Oladele 3*

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Effect of addition of locust bean gum on sensory, chemical, and physical properties of low-fat yoghurt

Author: Hande Peker and Seher Arslan *

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Yield, fruit quality, antioxidant capacity and phenolic composition of advanced raspberry lines from Quebec

Author: Zhimin Zhang 1‚ 2‚ Xiang Zhu 3‚ Zhichun Xie 1‚ 2, Zhengyang Zhao 1*, Claudine Dubé 2‚ Dominique Roussel 2‚   Marie Thérèse Charles 2 and Shahrokh Khanizadeh 2*

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Influence of the commercial distribution model on the surcharge for organic foods in Spain

Author: Manuela Vega-Zamora, Manuel Parras-Rosa and Francisco J. Torres-Ruiz

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Agriculture


Optional crop technologies at a semi-arid ecotope in southern Africa

Author: E. T. Gwata 1* and J. Mzezewa 2

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Effects of different culture media and flower bud size on haploid plant production through anther culture of three Carica species

Author: M. Abul Kalam Azad 1, 2* M. Golam Rabbani 3 and Latifah Amin 1

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Foliar spray of humic substances on seedling production of yellow passion fruit

Author: Ítalo Herbert Lucena Cavalcante 1*, Raissa Rachel Salustriano da Silva-Matos 2, Francisca Gislene Albano 2, Gabriel Barbosa da Silva Jr. 2, Adriel Moura da Silva 2 and Leonel Soares da Costa 2

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Breeding season influence on sows gestation loss

Author: Ioan Petroman, Ramona Caliopi Untaru and Diana Marin

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Evaluation of competitiveness of cotton varieties to cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium L.)

Author: Asghar Rezakhanlou 1*, Bahram Mirshekari 1, Eskandar Zand 2, Farhad Farahvash 1 and Mohammad Ali Baghestani 2

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Leaf area estimation by linear regression models in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.)

Author: Md. Solaiman Ali Fakir 1*, Md. Abu Babakkar Siddique 1, Afsana Islam 1, Mohd Razi Ismail 2 and Md. Kamal Uddin 2*

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Efficiency analysis of olive farms: The case study of Mugla province, Turkey

Author: Figen Cukur 1 *, Gamze Saner 2, Tayfun Cukur 3, Volkan Dayan 1 and Hakan Adanacioglu 2

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Chemical control of pathogens and the physiological performance of peanut seeds

Author: Rafael Marani Barbosa*, Juliana Faria dos Santos, Magnólia de Mendonça Lopes, Rita de Cássia Panizzi and Roberval Daiton Vieira

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Influence of mineral fertilizers on the yield and food safety of leafy greens grown in West Romania condition

Author: Monica Negrea 1*, Mihaela Patrascoiu 1, Gabriel Heghedus-Mindru 1, Ileana Cocan 2 and George Fora 1

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The effect of subsurface drainage system on soil condition and tomato quality

Author: Tengfei Bao 1, 3, Wenbing Huang 2, Xiadong Chen 2, Miao Xu 1, 3* and Maomao Hou 1

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Fecundity and sow gestation lost by pen type

Author: Cornelia Petroman, Diana Marin and Angela Bela

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Genetic variability of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam.) genotypes selected for vegetable use

Author: D. Thiyagu 1, M. Y. Rafii 2, 3*, T. M. M. Mahmud 2,3, M. A. Latif 3, M. A. Malek 2 and G. Sentoor 1

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Nutritional evaluation and in vitro ruminal fermentation of Sorghum cultivars

Author: Jiraporn Chaugool 1, Makoto Kondo 1, Shigemitsu Kasuga 2, Hitoshi Naito 3, Masakazu Goto 1 and Hiroshi Ehara 1*

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Effect of herbicide on growth response and phosphorus uptake by host plant in symbiotic association with VA mycorrhiza (Glomus mosseae)

Author: Askif Pasaribu 1, Rosli Mohamad 1*, Azizah Hashim 3, Zaharah A. Rahman 3, Dzolkhifli Omar 2 and Md. Mahbub Morshed 2*

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Development and construction of an arm tool for nonselective harvest of Alfajayucan type prickly pear

Author: Héctor Martín Durán-García 1*, Ricardo Romero-Méndez 2, José Luis Martín Pulido Delgado 2, Orlando Guarneros García 2 and Cesar Izcoatl Jimenez Delgado 2

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Analysis on the relationship between Fusarium verticillioides infection-induced genes and ear rot resistance in maize

Author: Guang-Sheng Yuan, Kui Xiang, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Ya-Ou Shen, Juan Du, Hai-Jian Lin, Li Liu   and Guang-Tang Pan *

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Growth and yield reposnse of rice variety MR220 to different water regimes under direct seeded conditions

Author: Mohd Razi Ismail 1, Md. Kamal Uddin 1, Wan Ahmad Zulkarnain 2, Maziah Mahmud 2 and Ismail Che Harun 2

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Effect of synthetic cytokinin precusors on growth and yield of rice under limited water

Author: Wan Mohd Zulkarnain 1, Mohd Razi Ismail 1, 2*, Halimi Mohd Saud 3, Radziah Othman 1,4, Sheikh Hasna Habib 3 and Hossain Kausar 1

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Effects of boric acid pretreatment on the seed germination, seedling growth and leaf anatomy of barley under saline conditions

Author: Kürşat Çavuşoğlu *, Fatma Kaya and Semra Kılıç

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Repellent and toxicity of crude plant extracts on saw-toothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis L.)

Author: Mohamed H. Madkour 1*, Ahmed A. Zaitoun 2 and Fatma A. Singer 3

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Identification and characterization of anthracnose (Colletotrichum lindemuthanium (Sacc. & Magnus) Lambs. Scrib.) isolates from Turkey using differential set cultivars

Author: Seher Yıldız Madakbaş 1  Meral Ergin 2 and Nur Kobal Bekar 2

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Response of yellow lupine to seed inoculation with Bradyrhizobium sp. (Lupinus) and with mixed inoculants of Bradyrhizobium sp. and Azotobacter chroococcum

Author: Stefan Martyniuk *, Monika Kozieł and Barbara Gębala

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Socio-economic status of organic vegetable farmers in South West Nigeria

Author: Sijuwade Adebukola Adebayo and O. Idowu Oladele

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Adoption of organic farming practices in South Western Nigeria

Author: Sijuwade Adebukola Adebayo and Oladimeji Idowu Oladele *

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Genetic diversity of coffee (Coffea arabica L.) in Yemen via SRAP, TRAP and SSR markers

Author: Taha Makerd Al-Murish 1, Adel Ahmed Elshafei 2, 3, Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Doss 2 and Mohamed Najeb Barakat 2, 4*

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Positive density-dependent prey mortality of Bemisia tabaci puparia due to the predatory coccinellid Serangium parcesetosum Sicard

Author: Firas A. Al-Zyoud 1, Ihab H. Ghabeish 2* and Salah-Eddin A. Araj 3

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Biofortification and distribution patterns of selenium in bean: Response to selenate and selenite

Author: Martha A. Hermosillo-Cereceres, Esteban Sánchez-Chávez *, Alexandro Guevara-Aguilar, Ezequiel Muñoz-Márquez and Monica L. García-Bañuelos

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Growth and nutrient uptake by maize (Zea mays L.) in a soil amended with leaf litter from sub-tropical fruit trees in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

Author: N. R. Murovhi 1* and S. A. Materechera 2

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A comparative analysis on productivity and efficiency of agricultural production of the EU and Turkey

Author: Murat Cankurt 1*, Bulent Miran 2 and Cihat Gunden 2

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Simulated breeding scenarios for improving Hejaz goat performance in subtropics

Author: Raed M. Al-Atiyat * and Riyadh S. Aljumaah

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Study on the effects of growth and development and effective composition accumulation of different cultivated years of Conioselinum vaginatium and soil quality improvement

Author: Yong-Tan 1, 2*, Shan-Shan Wang 1, Ting-Ting Gao 1 and Hong-bo Shao 3*

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Effect of temperature and light impact on expression of lycopene cyclase gene in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.)

Author: Yun-Peng Fu 1, Feng Jia 2, Wei-Qun Liu 3* Zhengyang Zhang 4 and Tai-bo Liang 5

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Smash-ridging tillage increases wheat yield and yield components in the Huai-He valley, China

Author: Sheng-wei Nie 1*, Eneji A. Egrinya 2, Shao-min Huang 1*, Shui-qing Zhang 1, Qiao-ping Zhang 3, Yu-ting Zhang 1 and Ben-hui Wei 4

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Managing invasive populations of red palm weevil: A worldwide perspective

Author: Abid Hussain 1, Muhammad Rizwan-ul-Haq 1, Ahmed M. Al-Jabr 1* and Hassan Yahya Al-Ayied 2

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Oleic and linoleic acids alter fermentation characteristics, methane and fatty acid isomers production during in vitro incubation with mixed ruminal microbes

Author: Duanqin Wu 1, 2, Shaoxun Tang 1, Zhixiong He 1, Edwin Nicholas Odongo 3, Zhiliang Tan 1*, Xuefeng Han 1, Chuanshe Zhou 1, Jinhe Kang 1 and Min Wang 1

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Morphological diversity among pomegranate genetic resources from Northeastern part of Turkey

Author: Emine Orhan 1*, Sezai Ercisli 2 and Ahmet Esitken 3

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Effects of NaCl concentrations on germination and early seedling growth of silage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) varieties on different textured soils

Author: Mehmet Arslan 1*, Cengiz Erdurmuş 2 and Sadık Çakmakçi 3

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Effects of dietary strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) leaf powder on egg yield, quality and egg yolk cholesterol in laying hens

Author: Metin Duru

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Measuring economic efficiency of selected crops produced in coastal Aegean basin of Turkey

Author: Murat Cankurt 1*, Cihat Gunden 2, Terrence Thomas 3, Bulent Miran 2 and Ahmet Sahin 4

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Production of automatically watered lettuce with a low cost controller

Author: Selma C. O. Batista 1, Daniel F. Carvalho 2, Hermes S. Rocha 3, Hugo T. Santos 4 and Leonardo O. Medici 5*

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Screening and evaluation of potential biocontrol fungi and bacteria foliar endophytes against Phytophthora capsici and Phytophthora parasitica on pepper

Author: José A. Yau 1*, Fernando Diánez 2, Francisco Marín 2, Francisco Carretero 2 and Mila Santos 2

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Applications of salt and drought stress on the antioxidative enzyme activities and malondialdehyde content in callus tissues of pumpkin genotypes

Author: Sebnem Kusvuran 1*, Sebnem Ellialtioglu 2 and Zehra Polat 2

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Response of tomato genotypes at early growing stages to irrigation water salinity

Author: Magdi A. A. Mousa 1, 2*, Adel D. Al-Qurashi 1 and Ahmed A. S. Bakhashwain 1

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Effect on performance of chicken with different concentrations of CO2 in henhouse

Author: Rong-Guo Dai 1, 2, Xiao-Rong Zhou 2, 3, Yu-Chun Ding 1, Chun-Lin Chen 1, Su-Hui Zhang 2, Yi Luo 1, Tao Wang 1 and Jin-Long Yang 1, 2*

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The producers’ knowledge level on rural development policies in Turkey: A case of Isparta province

Author: Tufan Bal * and Cihad Onur Şener

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Genetic variability in yield and vegetative traits in elite germplasm of MPOB-Nigerian dura × AVROS pisifera progenies

Author: M. Marhalil 1, 2, M. Y. Rafii 1, 3*, M. M. A. Afizi 1, I. W. Arolu 3, A. Noh 2, A. Mohd Din 2, A. Kushairi 2, A. Norziha 2, N. Rajanaidu 2 , M. A. Latif 1 and M. A. Malek 3

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Foliar application of chitosan improves growth and yield in maize

Author: M. M. A. Mondal 1, 2*, A. B. Puteh 2, N. C. Dafader 3 and M.Y. Rafii 4, M. A. Malek 1,4*

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The effect of climatic conditions on sweet cherry fruit treated with plant growth regulators

Author: Silvija Zeman 1*, Tomislav Jemrić 2, Zlatko Čmelik 2, Goran Fruk 2, Marija Bujan 3 and Teuta Tompić 1

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Different approaches for selenium biofortification of pear-jujube (Zizyphus jujuba M. cv. Lizao) and associated effects on fruit quality

Author: Yonggang Zhao 1, 2, 3, Pute Wu 1, 2*, Youke Wang 1, 2 and Hao Feng 1, 2

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Effect of farmers’ behavior on agricultural production benefits: An empirical analysis based on market driving force in China

Author: Shan Gao 1, 2, Xianjin Huang 1*, Taiyang Zhong 1, Zhigang Chen 1 and Xiao Lu 3

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Growth and yield response to water availability at different growth stages of rice

Author: Wan Mohd Zulkarnain 1, Mohd Razi Ismail 1, 2*, Halimi Mohd Saud 3, Radziah Othman 2,4,   Sheikh Hasna Habib 3 and Hossain Kausar 2

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Selection of a high yielding soybean variety, Binasoybean-2 from collected germplasm

Author: M. A. Malek 1, 2*, L. Rahman 3, M. Y. Rafii 2* and M. A. Salam 1

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Vegetable farmers’ attitude towards organic agriculture practices in South Western Nigeria

Author: S. A. Adebayo and O. I. Oladele *

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Effect of sodium alginate on the rheological properties of difenoconazole suspension concentrates

Author: Baohua Zhang 1, 2, Fusui Lu 1*, Kechao Liao 1 and Peiqiang Li 1

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Deflowering effect on morpho-physiological features and yield in mungbean

Author: M. M. A. Mondal 1, 2*, M. S. A. Fakir 3, A. B. Puteh 1 and M. A. Malek 4, 5

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Influence of minimum tillage systems on the control of Convolvulus arvensis L. on wheat, maize and soybean

Author: Teodor Rusu 1 *, Ileana Bogdan 1, Paula Moraru 1, Adrian Pop 1, Ioan Oroian 1, Doru Marin 2, Ovidiu Ranta 1, Sorin Stanila 1, Marinela Gheres 3, Marcel Duda 1 and Cristina Mogosan4

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Effect of mineral supplements on bioproductive performances on mixed breeds avian youth in organic system

Author: Călin Julean *, Dan Drinceanu, Lavinia Ştef, Eliza Simiz and Marian Bura

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Optical properties analysis for crop maturity index

Author: Razali Mohd Hudzari 1, Salit Mohd Sapuan 2*, Roslan Syazili 1 and Abd Wahid Muhamad Azhar 1

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Effect of several saponin containing plant extracts on rumen fermentation in vitro, Tetrahymena pyriformis and sheep erythrocytes

Author: Alexandre Budan 1, 2*, Nicolas Tessier 2, Monique Saunier 1, Louisa Gillmann 1, Jérôme Hamelin 3, Pierre Chicoteau 2, Pascal Richomme 1 and David Guilet 1

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Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of culturable rhizobacteria from field-grown crops in Mahikeng, South Africa

Author: Seiphepo L. Kodisang 1, Mobolaji F. Adegboye 1, Ayodele A. Sobowale 1, Anthony I. Okoh 2 and Olubukola O. Babalola 1*

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