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June 2012

Analysis of the socio-economic factors that contribute to land and agrarian reform which initiated and supported small, micro, medium farming enterprises (SMMES) in South Africa

South Africa is amongst the developing countries with high prevalence of socio-economic challenges. These challenges include high levels of joblessness, poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly among rural and peri-urban poor people. Since 1994, the South African government has had a goal that the farming sector should play an important role in food security, job creation and wealth creation. This study...

Author(s): V. M. Mmbengwa, T. Ramukumba, J. A. Groenewald, H. D. van Schalkwyk, M. B.Gundidza and A. N. Maiwashe    

March 2011

Entrepreneurial competencies of agricultural students: The influence of entrepreneurship courses

  The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of entrepreneurship courses on entrepreneurial competencies of agricultural students. A survey was conducted among 90 students that included 30 students who participated in entrepreneurship courses, 30 students who were friends of entrepreneurship courses participants, and 30 students who were outside of this community. Data were collected by use of a...

Author(s): Seyyed Mahmoud Hosseini and Mahtab Pouratashi

May 2011

A framework for classification of antifreeze proteins in over wintering plants based on their sequence and structural features

  Overwintering plants produce antifreeze proteins (AFPs) which permits the plant survival in cold condition. Analysis of sequence and structural features of these proteins would help in better understanding of their functions. In this study, we report the analysis of 40 plant AFPs on the basis of sequence and structural based classification scheme (CS). Sequence based CS segregates the AFPs into various...

Author(s): J. Muthukumaran, P. Manivel, M. Kannan, J. Jeyakanthan and R. Krishna

December 2004

Strategies for resistance to bacterial wilt disease of bananas through genetic engineering

The livelihoods of millions of Ugandan farmers have been threatened by current outbreak of a banana bacterial wilt disease caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv.musacearum, which is very destructive and rapidly spreading in Uganda. Bananas are the highest value staple food and source of income for millions of people in this region.Economic impact of the disease is clear as a result of...

Author(s): Leena Tripathi, Jaindra Nath Tripathi, W.K. Tushemereirwe

March 2012

Multilevel input signal for multivariable state-space identification of wastewater treatment plant

  The purpose of this work is to identify a linear time-invariant dynamic model of wastewater treatment plants with multilevel pseudo random signals as an excitation input. The plants naturally aim to remove suspended substances, organic material and phosphate. An activated sludge process becomes the best technology available to control the discharge of pollutants. For this purpose, state-space models that...

Author(s): Sharatul Izah Samsudin, Mohd Fua’ad Rahmat, Norhaliza Abdul Wahab, Muhamad Sani Gaya and Irma Wani Jamaludin

October 2011

Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) – The miracle tree: Current status of available knowledge

  Euphorbia tirucalli is one of the most important tree Euphorbias known worldwide for its many uses. Endemic to tropical Africa where it often grows wild, it is usually planted for boundary demarcation but also as a live fence around compounds, shrines and kraals due to its ability to withstand extreme aridity and possession of low herbivore pressure. E. tirucalli has white latex which is...

Author(s):   Julius Mwine and Patrick Van Damme        

July 2016

Changes in soil organic carbon fractions in response to sugarcane planting in the central-south region of Brazil

Sugarcane planting area in Brazil has considerably increased during recent years by occupying areas used for pasture and grain crops production. Land use change (LUC) processes related to sugarcane expansion can affect the soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks, and the quality of the soil organic matter. Preliminary studies have shown that the land-use transition into sugarcane leadto a decrease in the SOC, however no...

Author(s): A. M. Silva-Olaya, C. E. P. Cerri, and C. C. Cerri

February 2012

Ethnobotany and antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants of Bakhtiari Zagross mountains, Iran

The major aims of this study was to determine ethnobotany and antimicrobial activity of sixteen medicinal, aromatic and nutraceutical plants from high altitude of Bakhtiari Zagross mountains, which are Iranian medicinal plants. Antimicrobial activities of extract of sixteen Iranian folklore plants including, Heracleum lasiopetalum Boiss. (Apiaceae), Satureja bachtiarica Bunge....

Author(s): A. Ghasemi Pirbalouti, F. Malekpoor and B. Hamedi

November 2017

Evaluation of different sweet potato varieties for growth, quality and yield traits under chemical fertilizer and organic amendments in sandy ferralitic soils

Growth, quality and yield components of sweet potato ((Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. Var. Tib1, IRA1112 and Red tuber coat) were investigated under three fertilizer sources (inorganic-NPK (100 kg/ha), green manure (Eichhornia crassipes) or poultry manure at 12 t/ha, singly or in combination) with three replications. Application of E. crassipes and poultry manure fertilizers in combination significantly (P < 0.05)...

Author(s): Taffouo Victor Désiré, Nono Gilles Vivien and Simo Claude

August 2009

Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for rapid detection of HBV in Iran

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the most important factors for hepatocellular carcinoma and a liver disease that seems 350 - 400 million persons are infected with all over the world. Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a novel nucleic acid amplification technique with high specificity and sensitivity which has been done under isothermal condition. In this study we tried to apply LAMP technique for rapid,...

Author(s): Elham Moslemi, Mohammad Hassan Shahhosseiny, Gholamreza Javadi,Kazem Praivar, Taher Nejad Sattari and Hossein Keyvani Amini

  • Article Number: E70925B13699

May 2012

Evaluation of the quality of sachet water vended in the New Juaben municipality of Ghana

  Access to good quality water has been a challenge to humans due to the pollution of the limited water resources around. Over one billion people do not have access to a safe source of drinking water. This phenomenon is leading to the loss of children below the age five (5) on an hourly basis. With the rate at which sachet water producing companies are coming up, there is the need to assess the quality of the...

Author(s):   Ahimah J. K. and Ofosu S. A.      

February 2012

The effects of seed extract of Mucuna gigantea on the expression of neural markers in mesenchymal stem cells

The seed extract of Mucuna gigantea was evaluated, its efficacy on the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into neural lineage. The collected seeds were extracted by using 1% aqueous acetic acid. According to High-performance liquid chromatography(HPLC) analysis, the average concentration of L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) was 117.5±7.6 µg/mg of crude extract. The MSCs were...

Author(s): Bunched Kongros, Ahnond Bunyaratvej, Jarupa Viyoch and Monnipha Sila-asna

May 2012

The short-run and long-run trade balance response to exchange rate changes in Malawi

  The objective of this paper has been to examine the short-run and long-run effects of real exchange rate changes on the trade balance in Malawi. The model was estimated using the multivariate cointegration framework proposed by Johansen (1988). The results from the study show that the impact of a real depreciation on the trade balance is not significant enough to change the trade pattern in the long-run....

Author(s): Samson Kwalingana, Kisu Simwaka, Thomas Munthali and Austin Chiumia

  • Article Number: EF47FED1205

January 2013

Physicochemical evaluation of wastewater from the main sewer in Abidjan City

In many parts of the world, health problems have often been caused by untreated wastewater. The objective of this study was to determine the pollution level of wastewater in Abidjan City and to evaluate their impact on marine environment. Thus, wastewatersamples were collected and analyzed according to French Association of Standardization (FANOR). The results show that the values of these parameters...

Author(s): Yapo Toussaint Wolfgang, Mambo Veronique, Yapo Ossey Bernard, Seka M’bassidje Arsene and Houenou Pascal Valentin

July 2016

Evaluating postharvest characteristics of Apantu (Local False Horn) plantain for harvest indices determination

Plantain (Musa sp., genome AAB) is a major locally grown starchy staple food highly consumed by Ghanaians with a per capita consumption of 84.4 kg. However, the maturity index of the fruit has been dependent on various characteristics including angularity, fruit tip drying, etc. A physiological study was conducted on the fruit characteristics of Apantu at harvest to determine the appropriate maturity index to be used by...

Author(s): Dzomeku B. M., Sarkordie-Addo J., Darkey S. K. Bam R.K and Wuensche J

March 2012

Phytochemical constituents and allelopathic effect of Aloe ferox Mill. root extract on tomato

Phytochemical constituents of the root extract of Aloe ferox were estimated using standard quantitative analysis. The extract contained phenols, flavonoids, flavonols, tannins alkaloids and saponins in different proportions; with more of phenols and saponins. Allelopathic effect of the aqueous root extract of the plant on tomato was also investigated. The extract reduced the germination of the tomato seeds....

Author(s): Sunday Arowosegbe, Olubunmi Abosede Wintola and Anthony Jide Afolayan

February 2015

Physico-chemical characteristics of borehole water quality in Gassol Taraba State, Nigeria

Many people in Africa depend on water from borehole, but purity of the drinking water from this source remains questionable. In a bid to ascertain the health risk local people are exposed to, this study analyses the physico-chemical characteristics of borehole water in Gassol Local Government Area (LGA), Nigeria. For this purpose, water samples were collected from the 12 administrative wards in the LGA. Two samples were...

Author(s): Olalekan Adekola, Abubakar Bashir and Abdul-Mumini Kasimu

February 2015

Evaluating the antioxidant and anticancer property of Ficus carica fruits

The present study was designed to investigate the antioxidant and anticancer properties of Ficus carica (FC). The dried coarse powder of F. carica fruits was exhaustively extracted with ethanol and the resulting crude ethanolic extract (FCE) was assayed for antioxidant and anticancer activities, since both are inter-related. The antioxidant activity of FCE was determined by reductive potential in reducing ferric ions...

Author(s): Jasmine R, Manikandan K and Karthikeyan

February 2012

The functional relationship between quality, customer satisfaction and loyalty in the airline industry in Iran

The main purpose of this study is to develop a new model to investigate the antecedents of airline relationship quality from the customer’s perspective. This survey examines the relative impact of trust, customer orientation, expertise, communication and service recovery on relationship quality, and explores the effects of relationship quality on customers satisfaction and loyalty. The new model of relationship...

Author(s): Seyed Alireza Mosavi and Mahnoosh Ghaedi

August 2015

Human papillomavirus infections in HIV: A review

The interaction between human papilloma virus (HPV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), both sexually transmitted infections appears to be related to the alteration in cell-mediated immunity in HIV infected persons. Linkage studies of HIV/AIDs and cancer registries have indicated a 2 to 22 fold increase in cervical cancer in HIV positive women compared to HIV negative women. Data on the prevalence of HPV types in...

Author(s): Rajesh Gupta,  Preety Gupta and Shivani Gupta

December 2010

Kinetic and equilibrium modeling of Cu(II) and Ni(II) sorption onto physically pretreated Rosa centifolia distillation waste biomass

  The removal of Cu(II) and Ni(II) from aqueous solution by physically pretreated (boiled, heated and autoclaved) Rosa centifolia distillation waste biomass was conducted in batch conditions. The obtained results revealed that initial metal ion concentration, kinetics, and temperature affected the adsorption capacity of the physically pretreated R. centifolia distillation waste biomass. The...

Author(s):   Raziya Nadeem, Muhammad Asif Hanif, Muhammad Riaz, Abdul Aziz Azhar, Tahira Iqbal and Tariq Mahmood Ansari  

September 2017

‘Causes’ of big development projects: Development- induced displacement and its socio-economic impacts on displaced people in Tekeze Dam

The main objective of this study is to investigate the major social and economic consequences entailed by the Tekeze Dam on local populations inhabiting  Wag Hemra Zone. To achieve this objective, the study primarily used qualitative techniques of data collection. Primary data collecting methods like participatory observation, unstructured, semi-structured and in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and case...

Author(s): Andnet Gizachew

July 2011

Official intervention in the foreign exchange market in Malawi: Evidence from GARCH and equilibrium exchange rate methods

This paper analyses the effectiveness of foreign exchange market interventions by the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM). The study uses a GARCH (1,1) model to simultaneously estimate the effect of intervention on the mean and volatility of the Malawi Kwacha. The study also run an equilibrium exchange rate model and uses the equilibrium exchange rate criterion to compare results with those from GARCH model. Results from...

Author(s): Kisu Simwaka

  • Article Number: 15B3D554918

October 2012

Cases of domestication and foreignization in the translation of Indonesian poetry into English: A preliminary inquiry

  When translators are faced with a text that contains culturally sensitive elements, there are different strategies that they can use in translating the text. The strategy being chosen depends on a host of factors that include, among others, the purpose of the translation, the publisher’s power to dictate the translation, the translator’s own ‘power’ and mandate endowed to him/her, as...

Author(s): Rochayah Machali

April 2012

Proximate composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of six wild edible celeries (Smyrnium L.)

In this study, proximate composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of six Smyrniumtaxa, including, Smyrnium olusatrum, Smyrnium perfoliatum, Smyrnium rotundifolium,Smyrnium cordifolium, Smyrnium connatum and Smyrnium creticum (Umbelliferae) were determined. Antioxidant properties of methanol extracts were studied by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free...

Author(s): Ersin Minareci, Bülent Ergönül and Fatih Kalyoncu

May 2014

Properties of Bertrand curves in dual space

Starting from ideas and results given by Özkaldi, İlarslan and Yaylı in (2009), in this paper we investigate Bertrand curves in three dimensional dual space D3. We obtain the necessary characterizations of these curves in dual space D3. As a result, we find that the distance between two Bertrand curves and the dual angle between their tangent vectors are constant. Also, well known characteristic property of...

Author(s): İlkay ARSLAN GÜVEN and İpek AĞAOĞLU

August 2007

Fatty acid production by four strains of Mucor hiemalis grown in plant oil and soluble carbohydrates

Four Mucor hiemalis strains (M1, M2, M3 and M4), isolated from soil at a depth of 0 - 15 cm in the Juréia-Itatins Ecology Station (JIES), in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and were evaluated for the production of γ-linolenic (GLA) and other unsaturated fatty acids. Five growth variables (temperature, pH, carbon source, nitrogen source, and vegetable oils) were studied. Liquid media...

Author(s): Sâmia M. Tauk-Tornisielo, Joelma Maurício Vieira, Maria Cecília, V. S. Carneiro and José Silvio Govone

November 2005

Production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae biomass in papaya extract medium

Extracts of papaya fruit were used as substrate for single cell protein (SCP) production using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A 500 g of papaya fruit was extracted with different volumes of sterile distilled water. Extraction with 200 mL of sterile distilled water sustained highest cell growth. Biochemical analysis of dry biomass revealed the following composition: 35.5% protein, 40.7% saccharide, 4.09% lipids, 0.04%...

Author(s): OJOKOH A.O. and R.E. UZEH

February 2013

Antimalarial drugs: Mode of action and status of resistance

Malaria is a major global health problem, with an estimated 300 to 500 million clinical cases occurring annually. Malaria remains one of the leading causes of disease and death in the tropics, mainly of children under 5 years of age. The most prevalent and dangerous type of malaria is caused by Plasmodium falciparum. P. vivax is a common cause of malaria in Latin America, Asia, and Oceania, but not...

Author(s): Muheet Alam Saifi, Tanveer Beg, Abdul Halim Harrath, Fahad Suleman Hamad Altayalan and Saleh Al Quraishy

March 2011

Purification and characterization of a novel extracellular chitinase from thermophilic Bacillus sp. Hu1

  The purification and characterization of a new thermophilic chitinase from thermophilic Bacillus sp. HU1, originally isolated from a soil sample collected from hot spring of XinJiang Province, China, is presented in this paper. The purification steps included ammonium sulfate precipitation, with columns of DEAE-Sepharose anion exchange chromatography and Sephacryl S-400 high resolution gel...

Author(s):   De-hui Dai, Wei-lian Hu, Guang-rong Huang and Wei Li  

May 2016

Comparing the glucose metabolism derangement in human immunodeficiency virus infection patients on antiretroviral treatment with drug naïve patients at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital

People living with HIV and AIDS are exposed to the challenges of aging and diet related diseases due to prolonged survival by retroviral drugs. The presence of chronic inflammatory state and the metabolic effects of antiretroviral therapy are additional burden. This study was designed to determine the changes in glucose metabolism in HIV infection. This was a case-control study carried out at the adult HIV clinic....

Author(s): Basil, C. B., Dosunmu, A. O. and Olatunji-Bello, I. I.

April 2012

Screening of rhizobacteria containing plant growth promoting (PGPR) traits in rhizosphere soils and their role in enhancing growth of pigeon pea

  Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are beneficial bacteria that colonize plant roots and enhance plant growth with a wide variety of mechanisms. The use of PGPR is steadily increasing in agriculture and offers an attractive way to replace chemical fertilizers, pesticides and supplements. Here, we have isolated, enumerated and characterized the PGPR from the rhizosphere soil of pigeon pea for the...

Author(s):   M. Usha Rani, Arundhathi and Gopal Reddy    

October 2011

Heavy metals In agricultural soils and Irrigation wastewater of Mixquiahuala, Hidalgo, Mexico

  Agricultural soils irrigated with wastewater pose a significant risk in the accumulation of heavy metals, a problem that affects agriculture and human health. An investigation was conducted on the concentration of heavy metals in agricultural soils and wastewater used for irrigation in plots of Mixquiahuala, Hidalgo. It analyzed the potential of hydrogen (pH), electrical conductivity (EC) and total...

Author(s): Héctor Flores-Magdaleno, Oscar Raúl Mancilla-Villa, Enrique Mejía-Saenz, Ma. Del Carmen Olmedo-Bolaños and Ana Laura Bautista-Olivas

July 2013

Melatonin changes tularemia progression in a BALB/c mouse model

Melatonin is a hormone with antioxidant properties. In the body, melatonin is involved in regulation of circadian biological rhythm. However, receptors for melatonin are expressed on disparate organs and they can be found on immune cells as well. The present experiment is focused on research whether melatonin would regulate pathogenesis caused by a model intracellular pathogen, Francisella tularensis. For this...

Author(s): Miroslav Pohanka and Oto Pavlis,

May 2012

Effects of ridge and furrow rainfall harvesting system on Elymus sibiricus yield in Bashang agro-pastoral zone of China

  A ridge-furrow rainfall harvesting system (RFRHS) was designed to increase the available soil water for Elymus sibiricus artificial grassland in order to improve and stabilize its yield in the agro-pastoral zone of Bashang region in North China. Field experiments were conducted during the growth seasons in 2008 to 2010 to evaluate the effects of the RFRH system on soil temperature, soil water...

Author(s): He Feng, Wang Kun, Li Xiang Lin and Liu Gui Xia

February 2011

Doing well by doing good? Implementing new effective integrated CSR strategy

  Corporate social responsibility (CSR) increasingly receives attention from executives, business academics, and public officials. However, whether CSR positively contributes to firm performance is inconclusive. This paper integrates and extends the extant literature about CSR and introduces a conceptual framework and propositions on how firms can accomplish some social goals effectively and still, meet the...

Author(s): Wiboon Kittilaksanawong

January 2006

Toxicity evaluation of flucycloxuron and diflubenzuron on the cellular model, Paramecium sp.

The effect of two pesticides, the diflubenzuron (DFB) and flucycloxuron (FCX) was studied on the ciliated protiste cellular model, Paramecium sp. Treatment with the DFB at 10 and 20 µg/ml reduces the growth of this protiste appreciably. The survey of the respiratory metabolism by the polarography technique (oxygen electrode) shows a sensitive inhibition of the oxygen consumption. In the case of the FCX,...

Author(s): ROUABHI, R., BERREBBAH, H., and DJEBAR, M.R.

August 2011

Effect of roasting, boiling and microwaving cooking method on doxycline residues in edible tissues of poultry by microbial method

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of different cooking processes like boiling, roasting and microwaving on doxycline residues in chicken muscle, liver and gizzard tissues of broiler chickens. Each chick was fed by water and food with 0.1% of Doxycline in their drinking water for 5 consecutive days. Then, three locations were sampled aseptically from each carcass: Breast muscle, liver and...

Author(s): Javadi A.

January 2012

Retail sales forecast analysis of general hospitals in Daejeon, Korea, using the Huff model

This paper seeks to develop a sales estimation model to forecast the demand for general hospitals in small and medium-sized cities. We focus on deriving the parameter λ in the Huff model, which is used in sales forecasting. When opening new hospitals in cities, actual sales can be calculated on the basis of a demand forecast. Currently, many researchers in Korea use the Huff model to estimate the sales of retail...

Author(s): Myoung-Kil Youn, Wanki Kim, Pan-Jin Kim, Sang-Youn Lee, Kyu-Yeol Sim andYoo-Oh Kim

May 2009

On Mannheim partner curves in E3

The aim of this paper is to study the Mannheim partner curves in Euclidean space E3. We obtain the relationships between the curvatures and the torsions of the Mannheim partner curves with respect to each other.   Key words: Mannheim partner curves, curvature, torsion.

Author(s): Keziban Orbay and Emin Kasap

  • Article Number: 47C538318867

January 2006

Effects of application of phosphorus fertilizer on brown blotch disease of cowpea

A field experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of level of phosphorus application on brown blotch disease of cowpea during the planting seasons of 2001, 2002 and 2003.  Application of phosphorus from Single Super Phosphate at 30, 60, 90, and 120 kg P2O5/ha significantly increased the number of petioles, pods, nodules, seed/pod leaf area and yield. The higher the level of application of phosphorus the...

Author(s): Owolade O.F., Adediran J. A. Akande M. A. and Alabi B. S.

March 2013

Effect of corporate ability and reputation on organizations’ performance and CSR

  The purpose of this research is to study the effect of corporate ability and corporate reputation on corporate organizations’ performance and corporate social responsibility of SMEs in Northern Region of Thailand. It was found that corporate reputation had direct effect on CSR and corporate organizations’ performance, while corporate ability had direct effect on CSR but had indirect effect on...

Author(s):   Montree Piriyakul and Boonthawan Wingwon    

  • Article Number: B0B1C1F27098

December 2011

Detection of H9N2 avian influenza virus in various organs of experimentally infected chickens

  H9N2 Avian influenza virus (AVI) infection is a major cause of economic losses in poultry industry. Therefore further study to explain the virus pathogenesis is necessary. In this study tissue tropism and dissemination of A/chicken/Iran/11T/99(H9N2) virus in various organs of specific pathogen free (SPF) chickens were investigated. Fifty 2-week-old chickens hatched from SPF eggs were divided randomly into two...

Author(s): Somayeh Asadzadeh Manjili, Iradj sohrabi Haghdoost, Pejman Mortazavi, Hamid Habibi, Hadi lashini and Esmaeil Saberfar

September 2008

Safety evaluation of the extract from the shoots of Arctotis arctotoides in rats and mice

  The aqueous extract from the shoot of Arctotis arctotoides (L.f.) O. Hoffm (Asteraceae) was evaluated for its acute toxicity by the oral route in mice and for the sub-acute effect on haematological, biochemical, and histological parameters in rats. In the acute toxicity test, A. arctotoides caused no death even up to 3200 mg/kg dose. Oral treatments with this extract at 500, 1,000 and...

Author(s):   Jimoh, F. O., Adedapo, A. A., Sofidiya, M. O., Masika, P. J. and Afolayan, A. J.

July 2013

Optimisation of reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for the rapid detection of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus

  Conventional reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and optimized of a closed tube reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) were used for detection of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus and the optimized of a closed tube RT-LAMP methods were compared with the conventional RT-PCR with respect to specificity and sensitivity. In this study, optimized RT-LAMP detected 2...

Author(s):   Xin Cai,·Zha Lei, Wen-liang Fu, Zhe-yi Zhu, Min-ji Zou, Jie Gao, Yuan-yuan Wang, Min Hong, Jia-xi Wang, Wu-ju Li, Dong-gang Xu

August 2008

Effects of Phyllanthus amarus on litter traits in albino rats

  The results revealed that ethanol extract of the whole plant of Phyllanthus amarusreduced the litter size and weight of albino rats at birth, especially at high doses. Doses administered intraperitoneally were 100, 150 and 200 mg/kg bw. Treatments significantly (P< 0.05) affected the litter size and litter weight at birth.   Key words: Phyllanthus amarus, litter size, litter weight,...

Author(s): Hannah Etta

  • Article Number: 50B925614432

September 2008

Determining factors influencing rural entrepreneurs’ success: A case study of Mahidasht township in Kermanshah province of Iran

This exploratory descriptive study examined factors determining the success of rural entrepreneurs in Mahidasht township of Kermanshah province in Iran. The hypothesis is proposed that success of rural entrepreneurs is causally related to innovativeness, need for achievement, lack of bureaucracy, internal locus of con-trol, and marketing opportunities. The study was a census of 70 rural entre-preneurs currently active...

Author(s): Abdolhamid Papzan, Kiumars Zarafshani, Malekeh Tavakoli and Mahya Papzan

  • Article Number: F1882E331569

October 2014

Regulation of usages and dependency on indigenous fruits (IFs) for livelihoods sustenance of rural households: A case study of the Ivindo National Park (INP), Gabon

The dependency of many rural people on restricted access and use of natural resources of national parks for livelihoods sustenance is poorly acknowledged and detailed surveys clarifying usages and dependency on forest resources by local people are often lacking, especially for regulations and laws improvement purposes. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to six villages of 252 households (152) in close and...

Author(s): Mikolo Yobo Christian and Kasumi I. T. O.

December 2011

Development of compatible fungal mixed culture for composting process of oil palm industrial waste

Six filamentous fungal strains/isolates such as Aspergillus niger (A), Trichoderma viride (Tv), Trichoderma reesei (Tr), Penicillium sp. (P), Basidiomycete M1 (M1) andPanus tigrinus M609RQY (IMI 398363)(M6) were tested to find their mutual growth in the laboratory. Potato dextrose agar (PDA) as a media was used for their fifteen combinations and two different fungi...

Author(s): Noor Mohammad, Md. Zahangir Alam, Nassereldeen A. Kabashi and Opatokun Suraj Adebayo

January 2016

Species identification of Candida isolates in various clinical specimens and their antifungal susceptibility patterns in Côte d’Ivoire

The aims of the study were to isolate and identify the Candida species from clinical cases of candidiasis and to determine their anti-fungal susceptibily. Clinical samples such as vaginal swab, nails scrapings and squama were submitted to the Mycology Unit of Institut Pasteur of Côte d’Ivoire, from 2011 to September, 2015. Samples were screened for the growth of Candida species, which were then identified by...

Author(s): Offianan Andre Toure, Bonouma-Ira Ama, Angora Etienne, Vanga Bosson Henriette, Sylla Kady, Ako Ako Berenger and Soumahoro Adama

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