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April 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Effect of construction of natural reserve on the livelihoods and income of local residents around Conkouati-Doulinational Park, Republic Of Congo

This study was conducted in Conkouati-Douli National Park (CDNP) to analyze the effect of CDNP construction on local residents’ livelihoods and income. A survey of questionnaires of 100 households was carried in four villages: Tandou-Ngoma, Nzambi, Ngoumbi and Mpela. Focused groups discussions, field observations and secondary data from different sources were used to collect information. The data were analyzed...

Author(s): Gilles Moutanda Loussakou and Zhen Zhu

April 2019

African Journal of Bacteriology Research
Occurrence of biofilm producing bacteria in packaged water sold in Lagos, Nigeria

Bacterial biofilms have been linked with protracted and recurring human infections, and considering that biofilms shed microorganisms into their environment it becomes pertinent to examine their role in waterborne diseases through consumption of treated packaged water. To evaluate the consortia of bacteria in packaged water for the ability to form biofilms. Using membrane filtration technique polythene sachet and pet...

Author(s): William Warrie Effiok, Louis Osayenum Egwari and Leonard Oghenemaro Itaba

April 2019

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling
Effectiveness of counselling services on retention rate of undergraduate students in selected universities in Kenya

The purpose of the study is to assess the extent to which counselling services in universities in Kenya influences students’ retention rate. The study was carried out in 2018 where one hundred and one medical students in first year second semester from two public universities were studied to determine the effectiveness of counselling services on retention rate of undergraduate students. Quantitative data were...

Author(s): Nyutu Jane Gathoni, Merecia Ann Sirera and Wilfridah Olaly  

April 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Determinants of profit shifting by multinational companies in developing countries: A case of Rwanda

The objective of this study is to examine the determinants of profit shifting by multinational enterprises in Rwanda. The study specifically sought to determine the extent to which finance costs, intra group transactions / services costs and royalty expense influence profit shifting by multinational companies in Rwanda. Profit shifting was measured on the basis of total cost as well as taxable income reported by...

Author(s): Daniel Twesige and Faustin Gasheja  

30 April, 2019

International Journal of Physical Sciences
Estimation of sedimentary thickness using spectral analysis of aeromagnetic data over Otukpo and Ejekwe areas of the lower Benue Trough, Nigeria

The aeromagnetic data of Otukpo (sheet 270) and Ejekwe (sheet 289) areas of the lower Benue Trough of Nigeria were interpreted quantitatively. The quantitative interpretation employed spectral analysis technique with the aim of locating specific basement depths to buried magnetic source rocks in the study area. First order polynomial fitting was adopted for regional-residual separation of the total magnetic intensity...

Author(s): Asielue, K. O., Ugwu, G. Z. and Ikeh, J. C.  

April 2019

Journal of Languages and Culture
Verbal semiotics resources employed in advertising cigarette on TV in Indonesia

This work analyzes the verbal semiotics resources used for advertising cigarette in Indonesia. Descriptive qualitative method was used in this study. The data of this study are verbal semiotics resources (oral and written) used for cigarette advertisement. From the result of this work, it is seen that in ideational function, material process was dominantly used in advertising cigarette on TV, and in interpersonal...

Author(s): Bambang Nur Alamsyah Lubis and Busmin Gurning and Amrin Saragih  

April 2019

Journal of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Research
The perils of artificial intelligence in healthcare: Disease diagnosis and treatment

For the past decade, artificial intelligence (AI) and its related technologies have made remarkable advances in marketing and business solutions based on AI-driven big data analysis of customer queries, and it, when coupled with bioinformatics, seemingly holds out great promise for use in healthcare. In reality, however, AI is still largely a buzzword when it comes to disease diagnosis and treatment. This review...

Author(s): Jung C. Lee

April 2019

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
Is it more than a trade war?

The paper examines the underlying reasons for the trade war and is mainly aimed at China. It was suggested that there is an underlying motive apart from trade imbalance or intellectual property issues as accused by the United State of America government. It examines to some extent the possible contributions of countries such as Canada, England, Australia and the European Union (EU) to isolate China strategically. As...

Author(s): Peter W. Wong

April 2019

Journal of Engineering and Technology Research
Fast transmission of image, reduction of energy consumption and lifetime extension in wireless cameras networks

In this paper, a fast image processing was proposed. It ensures energy efficiency and the extension of both the lifetime and the proper functioning of the network. It is a filtered zonal discrete cosine transform that allows and optimizes an effective adjustment of the trade-off between power consumption and image distortion. This is a remarkable energy saving method, in this kind of networks. It is applied throughout...

Author(s): Nirmi Hajraoui and N. Raissouni  

April 2019

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Evaluation of Desho Grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin) lines for their adaptability at Mechara Research Station, Eastern Oromia, Ethiopia

This experiment was under taken at Mechara Agricultural Research center of on- station site for two consecutive years of 2016 and 2017 cropping season. The aim of the research was to identify the best adaptable and high biomass and dry matter yielders from four ecotype of Desho grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) to demonstrate promising ecotypes for livestock producer’s community in the study area. Randomized...

Author(s): Birmaduma Gadisa, Tamrat Dinkale and Muleta Debela

April 2019

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
The Nigerian senate and the politics of the non-passage of the gender equality bill

The gender equality discourse assumed a global dimension since the fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995. The hallmark of the Conference was the Beijing Platform for Action which was agreed upon by all 189 countries in attendance. Furthermore, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) subscribed to by United Nations member states in the year 2000, ascribed a worthy place to gender equality,...

Author(s): Damilola Taiye AGBALAJOBI and Leke Abraham OLUWALOGBON

April 2019

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Strategic leadership factors of school administrators influencing the effectiveness of small- sized schools

This research is aimed to study the direct, indirect and total influence of strategic leadership factors of school administrators influencing the effectiveness of small-sized schools. The samples were 1,396 administrators of small-sized schools under the primary educational service area office, the Basic Education Commission in the academic year 2017. The population was 15,999 small-sized school administrators who are...

Author(s): Torsak Singphen, Piangkhae Poopayang, Sunan Siphai and Prayoon Charoensuk

April 2019

International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research
Effect of social media on undergraduate students’ achievement and interest in chemistry in the North-central geo-political zone of Nigeria

This paper gives a report of the effect of social media on undergraduate students’ achievement and interest in chemistry in the north-central geo-political zone of Nigeria. The research design adopted was a cross-sectional survey. The population of this study comprised all undergraduate chemistry students from the universities in the north-central geopolitical zone of Nigeria. 240 undergraduate chemistry students...

Author(s): K. Victoria Fatokun

April 2019

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education
Psycho productive skills multiple choice test items for assessing students in mechanical engineering craft in technical colleges in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

This study focused on the development and validation of psycho productive skill multiple choice test (PSMCT) for assessment of technical college students’ achievement in mechanical engineering craft. The study adopted the instrumentation research design and was conducted in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The population of the study was 248 National Technical Certificate (NTC) III students comprising three capability...

Author(s): Danjuma A. Ombugus, Sabina A. Dingba, Comfort A. Krene and Abdulahi A. Odus

April 2019

African Journal of Food Science
Evaluation of antioxidant, nutritional and sensorial properties of novel functional beverage from milk-cocoa powder blends

Increasing awareness of health benefits of plant-based food/drinks has resulted in increased preference of consumers for functional beverages as compared to conventional sugar-laden drinks/beverages which only quench thirst but provide little or no nutritional or health benefits. However, most commercially-available functional drinks/beverages are often expensive and not affordable for most people especially low-income...

Author(s): Helen Nwakego AYO-OMOGIE, Esther Emem NWANNA and Esosa Theresa EGUAVOEN  

April 2019

African Journal of Food Science
Nutritional quality of meals served under the Ghana school feeding programme at the Upper West and Central Region of Ghana

This research evaluated the nutritional quality of meals that were served to school children under the Ghana School Feeding Programme in Wa and Cape Coast. A cross-sectional and descriptive survey research designs were employed from which purposive and simple random sampling technique was adopted. In all, a total of 720 respondents were selected and that comprised 600 pupils, 60 teachers and 60 kitchen staff. Data were...

Author(s): Kate Bigson, Edward Ken Essuman, Vida Gyimah Boadu and Gifty Serwaa Otoo

April 2019

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Citizens’ trust in public and political institutions in Ethiopia

This article examines the pattern of popular trust in public and political institutions in Ethiopia. The analysis employs individual-level survey data and uses ordinary least square regression to analyze the relative explanatory power of independent variables for variations in citizens’ institutional trust. The results demonstrate that citizens’ trust in public institutions varies extensively from one public...

Author(s): Gudeta Kebede Asfaw  

30 April, 2019

Scientific Research and Essays
Patterns of incidence of colorectal cancer in Brazil from 1990 to 2016

Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a high prevalence in both sexes. Although its incidence among the elderly is declining, some studies show an increased incidence in age group under 50 populations, an age group that is not included in the global screening protocols. However, screening the disease in a defined population at younger age groups is of paramount importance in reducing mortality rate. This is an ecological study...

Author(s): Livia Akemi Ramos Takahashi, André Akira Ramos Takahashi, Sandra Di Felice Boratto, Marcella Conz Rodrigues, Diogo Fontes Santos, Jaques Waisberg and Luiz Vinicius de Alcantara Sousa  

April 2019

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of premarital sex among bedsit-living students in Hue City, Vietnam

The study aimed to explore knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of premarital sex and its associated factors among bedsit-living students. A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Hue city, Vietnam in 2015. Multi-stage cluster sampling was used to recruit students. Data were collected by using a self-administered questionnaire at participant’s room. A total of 730 students (men/women: 44.2%/55.8%,...

Author(s): Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan, Phan Trieu Phu, Phan Thi Thanh Tra, Pham Thi Anh Phuong, Nguyen Quynh Nhu and Nguyen Thi Thu  

April 2019

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Relationship of combined frequency of hypertension and diabetes mellitus to socioeconomic status: A comparative study in Anambra State of Nigeria

There are conflicting reports on the relationship between hypertension and diabetes mellitus (DM) with socioeconomic status. This study explores this relationship individually and jointly. This is a cross sectional comparative study. Adults that participated in medical outreach organized for high and low socioeconomic status (SES) were tested for hypertension and DM. Mean age in years for high and low SES was 58.69...

Author(s): Jide Onyekwelu  

April 2019

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
Effect of drip lateral spacing and mulching on yield, irrigation water use efficiency and net return of onion (Allium cepa L.) at Ambo, Western Shoa, Ethiopia

Field experiment was conducted at Ambo during the 2017/2018 to investigate effects of drip lateral spacing and mulching on yield, water use efficiency and net return of onion. Eight treatments with three replications were randomized in complete block design to conduct the experiment. Two levels of drip lateral spacing and four levels of mulch were used to evaluate their effects. The result showed that both onion yield...

Author(s): Oli Firissa, Teshome Seyoum, and Fentaw Abegaz  

April 2019

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
Impacts of human resettlement on forests of Ethiopia: The case of Chamen-Didhessa Forest in Chewaka district, Ethiopia

Ethiopia has been practicing population resettlement programmes since 1960s mainly as a response to extreme land degradation in the highlands. The programmes were carried out mainly in the lowlands of western, southwestern and southern Ethiopia. Accordingly, 12,305 households (56,715 people) from Eastern and Western Hararghe zones were formally resettled in Chamen-Didhessa forest in Chewaka district. The major aim of...

Author(s): Derjew Yilak and Daniel Getahun Debelo  

April 2019

Journal of Economics and International Finance
Government education expenditure and primary school enrolment in Nigeria: An impact analysis

This study investigated the impact of government education expenditure on primary school enrolment in Nigeria by applying the bounds testing (ARDL) approach to cointegration for the period of 1970 to 2017. The model was constructed to identify the relationship between the two variables while also considering the interaction with control variables; per capita income, remittances, investment and population growth. The...

Author(s): Ihugba, Okezie A., Ukwunna, Joseph C. and Obiukwu Sandralyn  

April 2019

International NGO Journal
Food insecurity conundrum: A case study of Amathole district in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa

Over half of the population in the Amathole district in South Africa experiences food insecurity, despite on-going government initiatives to combat the problem. The study reported here investigated factors that inhibit the achievement of food security by households in the district and government responses, to better understand the factors that might account for the persistence of this challenge. Using a literature...

Author(s): X. G. Ngumbela, E. N. Khalema and T. I. Nzimakwe

28 April, 2019

African Journal of Business Management
Improving agriculture in Nigeria through public-private partnerships

The agriculture sector in Nigeria has remained largelylargely undeveloped. The reason for this is due to the limited public sector funding in the different agricultural value chains including research and development. On the other hand, there has also been very minimal private sector investment in the sector. The cause of this is a lack of incentive for the private sector in Nigeria to invest in sectors like agriculture...

Author(s): George Nwangwu  

28 April, 2019

African Journal of Business Management
An evaluation of the impact of the management practices and how they impact on employee-engagement: Employees’ perceptions

The employer-employee relationship has always been governed by the understanding that the employee is simply a hired hand to complement the business owner in the process of achieving a firm’s set objectives. The rest of the other activities and phenomena are taken for granted – ‘I employ you, you do your work I pay you’, so the circle continues. The employer drives the employee to perform to...

Author(s): Larry E. Jowah and Tendency Beretu  

28 April, 2019

African Journal of Business Management
Cash inflow conundrum in Ugandan SMEs: A perspective of ISO certification and firm location

The study employed the World Bank Enterprise survey 2013 for Uganda and quintile method to determine the relationship between firm location, International Standards Organization (ISO) certification and cash inflows of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda. The results show that ISO certification and firm location are positively and significantly related to SMEs’ cash inflows. It was also realized that...

Author(s): I. Kintu, P. Naluwooza and Y. Kiwala  

28 April, 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Anti-quorum quenching activity of methyl gallate isolated from galls of Guiera senegalensis J. F. Gmel (Combretaceae)

Many pathogenic bacteria produce virulence factors controlled by a mechanism of regulation named quorum sensing (QS). Inhibition of bacterial QS system is a more recent therapeutic approach to counterbalance the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria. This study aimed to assess the abilities of methanol extract from Guiera senegalensis galls and its isolated compound methyl gallate to quench the quorum sensing...

Author(s): Vincent Ouedraogo, Pierre Alexandre Eric Djifaby Sombié, Moussa Compaoré and Martin Kiendrébéogo  

25 April, 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Vegetation cover affects rhizobia-tree legume symbiosis in the semi-arid region of Brazil

Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is the main form of introducing nitrogen into systems with low fertilizer input, which prevail in the semi-arid region of Brazil. BNF was evaluated in leucena and sabiá grown in samples of a soil collected under different vegetation cover: native vegetation; capoeira (area abandoned for the restoration); agricultural use; sabiá grove; and leucena grove. Nodulation was...

Author(s): Luciana Remígio Santos Nascimento, Ana Dolores Santiago de Freitas, Vinicius Santos Gomes da Silva, Augusto Cesar de Arruda Santana, Aleksandro Ferreira da Silva, Carolina Etienne de Rosália e Silva Santos, Juscélia da Silva Ferreira, Leandro Reis Costa Santos and Jéssica Rafaella de Sousa Oliveira  

25 April, 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Stakeholders’ perception of weaver ant’s effects on mango fruits quality in Benin

Weaver ant (Oecophylla longinonda) used in biological control of pest, is said to improve the organoleptic quality of protected fruits. This study aims at bringing out stakeholders’ perception of weaver ants effect on mango quality. A survey was performed in Parakou (Benin), with stakeholders to assess their perception of mango quality and their opinion about weaver ant’s effect on mango quality. Then, the...

Author(s): Hermance Yénoukounmey HOUNGBO, , Florence Mahouton ANATO AFORA, Déley Sylvain DABADÉ, , Antonio SINZOGAN and Paulin AZOKPOTA,  

25 April, 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Prediction of genetic gain using selection indices in maize lines

Maize is an important cereal crop in scientific research area and the world economy, where Brazil is one of the leading producers. High production and productivity are partly due to plant breeding programs, where the selection of superior genotypes is based on indexes. This strategy has been very efficient o obtaining superior genotypes since there are simultaneous gains for various agronomic and economic characters....

Author(s): Silviane de Santiago, Claudio Lopes de Souza Junior , Leandro Borges Lemos and Gustavo Vitti Môro  

25 April, 2019

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Isolation and identification of compounds with dioxin-induced AhR transformation inhibitory activity from the leaves of Mallotus japonicus (Thunb.) Muell. Arg.

The solvent extracts of 368 plant parts from 191 different species cultivated in Tsukuba (Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan) were previously screened for aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) transformation inhibitory activity. It was observed that the leaf extract of Mallotus japonicus had strong activity. To clarify the antidioxin phytochemical, a 70% acetone extraction from the leaves was fractionated with three kinds of solvent...

Author(s): Keizo Hosokawa, Atsuyuki Hishida, Shin Nishiumi, Eri Fukushi, Jun Kawabata and Hitoshi Ashida  

24 April, 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates by hydrocarbonaclastic bacteria

Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) by bacteria isolated from spent engine oil (SEO) contaminated soils was investigated using nitrogen limitation in the production medium. Out of ten isolates, three were selected as the best based on their ability to metabolize SEO effectively and fluoresce orange when stained with Nile Blue A dye. Fourier Transform Infrared spectrophometer was used as a confirmatory test for PHA...

Author(s): Mwamburi Samuel M., Mbatia Betty N., Remmy Kasili, Kirwa Edward M and Noah Naumih M.  

24 April, 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Cellulase production and molecular identification of Xanthobacter flavus (IM32-90) isolated under eucalyptus plantation in the cerrado of Minas Gerais

Lignocellulosic biomass has become a major ally for production of biofuels as a clean and renewable energy source. The manufacturing of cellulolytic enzymes capable of hydrolyzing lignocellulose and producing fermentable sugars has been, and still is a great challenge. There is a wide variety of microorganisms, both bacteria and fungi, capable of producing cellulolytic enzymes. These microorganisms can be grown by solid...

Author(s): Farley Souza Ribeiro Menezes, Maria Cecília Mota Docha, Any Caroliny Pinto Rodrigues, Jéssica Naiara Dos Santos, Gizelly Gomes da Cruz, Viviane Ferreira dos Anjos, Tarcisio Tomás Cabral de Sousa and Marcelo Luiz de Laia

23 April, 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
Readiness of Turkish Education system for Multicultural education

The purpose of this study is to analyze multicultural education and evaluate the Turkish education system regarding the acceptance of diversity. In this era, cultural diversity and identities are given equal importance in the world. Multiculturalism gives the opportunity for each citizen to secure life styles with equal rights, grow in a world of cultural heritage and raise children in the same world without being...

Author(s): Eshabil Erdem PAKSOY and Sabri ÇELİK

23 April, 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
An evaluation of the teachers’ classroom management problems

This study aims to address the problems that teachers are facing in classroom management and to find solutions to these problems. This is a phenomenologically designed qualitative research study. 28 classroom teachers, who are working in the city of Malatya in 2017-2018 school year, easy to reach with the help of the convenience sampling, a purposive sampling method and who are working at different primary schools, made...

Author(s): Önder Şanlı

22 April, 2019

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Endopleura uchi (Huber) Cuatrec, a medicinal plant with potential anti-inflammatory activity: A review of its phytochemistry and biological activities

Endopleura uchi (Huber) Cuatrec. is a tree found in the Brazilian Amazon, whose barks are used in folk medicine as an alternative treatment for inflammatory-related diseases. This review, performed using current available international scientific literature, aimed to survey biological activities reported from E. uchi, and describes its phytochemistry. In folk medicine, the barks are used to treat a range of conditions...

Author(s): Beatriz Martins de Sá Hyacienth, Brenda Sánchez Ortiz , Arlindo César Matias Pereira, Danilo Cabral de Sá Hyacienth, Josué Arturo Velázquez Moyado, Glória Melisa Gonzales Aduanga, Andrés Navarrete and José Carlos Tavares Carvalho,  

21 April, 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Isolation and antibiotic resistance profiles of bacteria from influent, effluent and downstream: A study in Botswana

Antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) have been globally considered environmental contaminants that pose a serious problem to the health of humans, animals and the ecosystem. The primary objective of the study was to characterize the antibiotic resistance phenotypes and genotypes of bacterial isolates from Gaborone wastewater treatment plant (GWWTP) and the downstream environment...

Author(s): K. Tapela and T. Rahube

18 April, 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Physiological response of soybean [Glycine max (L) Merrill] to soil moisture stress

This study was done to determine the effects of varying soil moisture regimes on CO2 assimilation of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] in pots under greenhouse conditions during 2017 and 2018 cropping seasons. The experiment was conducted as a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) in a 4 x 6 factorial treatment arrangement and replicated 3 times. Soil moisture regimes (80, 60, 40 and 20% of field capacity) and...

Author(s): Louis Hortensius Mwamlima, Josephine Pamela Ouma and Erick Kimutai Cheruiyot  

18 April, 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Physiological quality of colza seeds (Brassica napus L.) after coating and seed treatment during storage

Seed coating is a technique widely used by growers to increase, standardize and improve seed germination conditions. Despite this, there is lack of information about the physiological quality of coated seeds during storage. The objective of this study is to evaluate the physical and physiological quality of colza (Brassica napus L.) seeds coated with bentonite and treated with fungicide and black pepper plant extract...

Author(s): Bruno Adelino de Melo, Francisco de Assis Cardoso Almeida, Josivanda Palmeira Gomes, Alexandre José de Melo Queiroz, Antonio Jackson Ribeiro Barroso,  Yvana Maria Gomes dos Santos, Wilton Pereira da Silva, Joselito Sousa Moraes, Rosemere dos Santos Silva, and Dalmo Marcello de Brito Primo  

18 April, 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Weed flora survey in field crops of Northwestern Ethiopia

A survey was conducted in different field crops of six districts (Chilga, Gondarzuria, Metema, Takussa, Dabat and Dembia) in Northwestern Ethiopia within 2016 and 2017 cropping seasons. The objective of the study was to identify the most important weed species and to determine their frequency, density and uniformity at different altitudes. A quantitative and qualitative method was employed for the enumeration and...

Author(s): Assefa Sintayehu  

18 April, 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Study of diversity in some Moroccan population of saffron (Crocus sativus L.)

To study Moroccan saffron germplasm variability relating to different agro-morphological and phenological traits, 969 saffron corms (accessions) were collected from thirteen different sites located in traditional saffron area of Taliouine-Taznakht. The study confirmed a wide range of phenotypic variability within and between populations. The variance analysis revealed that the mother corm weight (MCW), taken as...

Author(s): Soukrat S., Metougui M. L., Gabone F., Nehvi F., Abousalim S. and Benlahabib O.  

17 April, 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
In silico prediction and segregation analysis of putative virus defense genes based on SSR markers in sweet potato F1 progenies of cultivars ‘New Kawogo’ and ‘Resisto’

In sweet potato, an anti-virus defense mechanism termed reversion has been postulated to lead to virus freedom from once infected plants. The objectives of this study were to identify anti-virus defense genes and evaluate their segregation in progenies. Reference genes from different plant species were used to assemble transcript sequences of each sweet potato defense gene in silico. Sequences were used for evaluate...

Author(s): Alexander Ssamula, Anthony Okiror, Liat Avrahami-Moyal, Yehudit Tam, Amit Gal-On, Victor Gaba, Settumba B. Mukasa and Peter Wasswa  

17 April, 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Early selection in Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. progenies in Savanna, Brazil

Genetic parameters were assessed and correlated to evaluate the feasibility of early selection for diameter at breast height (DBH) and total height (TH) in a half-sib progenies test of Eucalyptus camaldulensis. The test is established in the Santo Antônio do Leverger municipality, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, with 132 progenies, five blocks and three plants per plot at 3 x 2 m spacing. REML/BLUP procedure was...

Author(s): Mariana de Moura Queiroz, Daniele Aparecida Alvarenga Arriel, Antônio de Arruda Tsukamoto Filho, Oacy Eurcio de Oliveira, Paula Martin de Moraes, Leandro Skowronski and Reginaldo Brito da Costa,  

16 April, 2019

International Journal of Physical Sciences
A study on the effects of solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field on geomagnetic H-component during geomagnetic storms

During geomagnetic storms, the geomagnetic H component is depressed which is preceded by a sudden storm commencement (SSC) or not and this is categorized as sudden or gradual storms. Using the method of cross correlation analysis, we have studied the associations of geomagnetic H components at four low latitude stations at longitudinal separations of 145° - 215° with solar wind density and interplanetary...

Author(s): S. O. Chiaha, O. J. Ugonabo and K. C. Okpala  

15 April, 2019

Scientific Research and Essays
Nanomedicines: Challenges and perspectives for future nanotechnology in the healthcare system

A novel approach of combining nanotechnology to the pharmaceutical and biotechnological field resulted in the formation of nanomedicines. Nanomedicines have progressed to a more considerable extent for curing irremediable diseases such as neurological defects, cardiovascular defects, etc., because of its minute size which assists in increased surface area and hence a remarkable dissolution profile. In addition to the...

Author(s): Ajazuddin, Sabahuddin Siddique, Amit Alexander, Pooja Yadav, Mukta Agrawal, Ahmed M Shehata, Mahmoud A Shaker,  Syed Ata Ur Rahman, Mohi Iqbal M Abdul and Mohamed A. Shaker,

14 April, 2019

African Journal of Business Management
“Bit Standard”- Bitcoin between reality and risks of a “halfway-money”

This work provides an explanation of the market underlying the evolution due to modern technologies and technical advances, especially in transactions. In this regard, the authors specify the aspect related to the creation of virtual currencies like bitcoin that can circulate thanks to the Blockchain system through miners’ work. The authors consider areas related to the warnings on the use and exchange of virtual...

Author(s): Christian Rainero, Luigi Puddu, Alessandro Migliavacca, Riccardo Coda and Giuseppe Modarelli

14 April, 2019

African Journal of Business Management
Does the IFRS 15 impact earnings management? Initial evidence from Italian listed companies

The purpose of the present work was to gauge the extent of the impact on earnings management derived from the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 15 as well as detecting whether the impact will be similar in different industries. To provide empirical evidence that earnings management is more frequent in some industries and less frequent in others by means of a statistical analysis, a sample of...

Author(s): Marco Tutino, Carlo Regoliosi, Giorgia Mattei, Niccolò Paoloni and Marco Pompili

14 April, 2019

African Journal of Business Management
Dividend policy and financial performance: a study of selected deposit money banks in Nigeria

This study investigates the relationship between financial performance and dividend policy for a sample of fifteen Deposit Money Banks quoted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange 2009 to 2014. Panel data regression analysis was used as the method of analysis, and the model was estimated using the Pooled Least Squares estimation technique. The study revealed that there is a positive and significant relationship between dividend...

Author(s): Israel Odion E. Idewele and Bein A. Murad

14 April, 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Studies on the physicochemical and bacteriological properties of some semi-public Swimming pools in Makurdi, Nigeria

Recreational waters are routes of transmission for most water-related illnesses. In this study, the water quality of five selected swimming pools (SP) was examined after disinfection prior to bathing and after bathing by swimmers. SP sampling was carried out weekly for 4 weeks between August and September in Makurdi, Nigeria. Bacterial loads and physicochemical parameters were determined using standard and standard...

Author(s): Victor Taghoghor Omoni, Doosuur Naomi Torjir and Stephen Efe Okekporo

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