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Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Diurnal activity pattern and social behavior of Swayne’s Hartebeest in Maze National Park, Southern Ethiopia

April-June 2020

Swayne’s Hartebeest (SHB) is an endangered endemic animal to Ethiopia. However, its activity pattern and social behavior are not well documented. Hence, we investigated the diurnal activity pattern and social behavior of SHB in the Maze National Park. Data were collected by direct observation of focal-animal from October 2018 to April 2019 and analyzed using descriptive statistics and X2-test. A total of 1004...

Author(s): Abraham Tolcha and Simon Shibru

Journal of African Studies and Development
The politics of actor involvement in local economic development in Ghana: Empirical evidence from the Accra Metropolitan, Keta Municipal and Shai-Osudoku District Assemblies

April-June 2020

The main objective of the article was to examine the forces that shape the behaviour of the actors in the local economic development implementation process in Accra Metropolitan, Keta Municipal and Shai-Osudoku District assemblies. Using qualitative data from multiple sources combined with multiple case studies, the study found that the three Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies implemented somewhat different...

Author(s): Akpeko Agbevade  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Evaluation of genotype × environment interaction effect on performance of garlic (Allium sativum L.) genotypes in Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia using AMMI and GGE biplot analysis

May, 2020

Garlic is the major bulb crop next to onion in Ethiopia. Lack of stable and high yielding cultivars is one of the major problems for production and productivity of garlic in the country. Identification of adaptable, stable and high yielding genotypes under varying environmental conditions prior to release as a cultivar is the first steps for plant breeding. Therefore, developing high yielding and stable varieties is the...

Author(s): Fasikaw Belay, Guesh Tekle and Shushay Chernet  

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Analysis of the profitability and marketing distribution channels of sweet potato business in Sierra Leone

April-June 2020

The objective of this study is to examine the profitability and channels of distribution of sweet potato in Sierra Leone. Multistage sampling was used to select 150 sweet potato marketers from five major districts. Data was collected on socio-economics characteristics, distribution channels, market margins and net income, drivers and barriers of sweet potato marketers with aid of android devices programme with the...

Author(s): O. Nabay, M. Koroma, A. J. Johnson and F. S. Kassoh  

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Integration of post-harvest management in agricultural policy and strategies to minimise post harvest losses in Lesotho

April-June 2020

Despite global efforts to increase food availability and curb high incidence of malnutrition in Africa, there are concerns with regard to high post-harvest losses in Africa. Lesotho like most countries in sub-Saharan Africa faces documented challenges with food insecurity and nutrition. Food availability could be increased by reduction of post-harvest losses without further exploitation of resources. Mitigation of...

Author(s): Brian Muroyiwa, Liako Shokopa, Puselesto Likoetla and Montoeli Rantlo  

Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology
Study of physico-mechanical properties of concretes based on palm kernel shells originating from the locality of Haut Nkam in Cameroon

January-June, 2020

This study is based on the use of palm kernel shells as aggregate in the manufacture of concrete. Several (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100%) substitutions were used in the volume fraction of the aggregates. In order to evaluate the effect of this substitution, the mechanical properties at 7 and 28 days for compression was determine, 28 days for bending and then the physical properties of fresh and hardened concrete are carried...

Author(s): Serge Gaston Ngagoum, Didier Fokwa, Gilbert Tchemou and Evrard Maxime  

Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Akbari-Ganji’s method “AGM” to chemical reactor design for non-isothermal and non-adiabatic of mixed flow reactors

January-June 2020

In this paper, the chemical reactor with the energy changing (non-isotherm) and non-monotonic reactions in a mixed flow is investigated and also the sets of complex nonlinear differential equations obtained from the reaction behavior in these systems are solved by a new method. The set of differential equations are consisted of the mass equilibrium and energy (temperature) changing at concentration governing the...

Author(s): M. R. Akbari, Sara Akbari, Esmaeil Kalantari  and D. D. Ganji  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Improving peanut protein quality: Expression of a synthetic storage protein

May 2020

Peanut is an affordable legume used in most households. It represents one of the most important protein supplies worldwide. However, peanut proteins are deficient in several essential amino acids (EAA), like most plant proteins; whereas plants are the main source of dietary proteins consumed by humans and livestock. This could lead to protein malnutrition in areas where people diet relies on one or two staple foods....

Author(s): N’Nan Affoué Sylvie DIBY, Koffi N’Da KONAN, Anthony Okello ANANGA, and Hortense DODO,  

African Journal of Food Science
Effects of processing methods on fatty acid profiles and biochemical compounds of Arabica coffee cultivars

May 2020

Coffee cherries were processed traditionally by the wet method that uses large quantities of water and eco-friendly methods that utilizes less water and operate mechanically to remove mucilage. The study is aimed at determining the effects of traditional and newly developed coffee processing methods on fatty acid profiles and biochemical components of two coffee cultivars. A complete randomized design was used for the...

Author(s): Richard Kipkorir Koskei, Beatrice Mugendi and Patrick Muliro  

African Journal of Food Science
Sensory evaluation of four pepper soup dishes prepared with four varieties of protein sources using Itsekiri pepper soup spices

May 2020

Four types of protein sources were used in the preparation of pepper soup dishes using Itsekiri pepper soup spices were evaluated. The protein sources used for the pepper soup dishes were:  Cow-leg, goat meat, fresh fish and dry stock fish. Sensory evaluation of the four pepper soup dishes was done using 40 trained panelists based on a 5-point hedonic scale. Result on the acceptability of the soup dishes revealed...

Author(s): Keswet Larai A. and Abia Florence O.  

African Journal of Plant Science
Grain yield and protein content of upland rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties as influenced by combined application of primary secondary and micronutrients under Nitisols

May 2020

Field experiment was conducted on Nitisols to evaluate the effects of combined application of primary, secondary and micronutrients on grain yield and protein content of upland rice varieties compared to the national recommendation. Factorial combination of five nutrient combinations (control, NP, NPK, NPKSZn and NPKSCaZn) and three upland rice varieties (Nechu Eruze, Superica-1 and NERICA-4) were laid out in a...

Author(s): Girma Wolde and Sisay Tomas  

Journal of African Studies and Development
Using the sustainable livelihood approach to explore determinants of off-farm diversification by land reform beneficiaries in Sanyati District-Mashonaland West Province-Zimbabwe

April-June 2020

The study explored the socio-economic determinants of off-farm diversification by land reform beneficiaries in Sanyati District, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe. The major aim of the study was to establish the reasons for off-farm diversification by resettled farmers. It established sustainability of resettled farmers’ livelihoods and investigated farmers’ perceptions of agriculture and land reform...

Author(s): Mapuva Jephias and Fadzai Machiya  

Educational Research and Reviews
Examining internet addiction levels of high school last-grade students

May 2020

Technological developments in the 21th century have enabled the emergence of tools that enable mass communication. This communication environment has brought about a continuing passion for technology in individuals and, with this passion, a communication pollution and addiction have begun to emerge. In this study, Internet addiction of high school last-grade students studying in Yeşilyurt district of Malatya city was...

Author(s): Mustafa Çınar, Ferhat Bahçeci and Semih Dikmen

Educational Research and Reviews
Investigation of the imagery and creativity of the 7th grade students using guided discovery method

May 2020

The aim of this study is to investigate the imagery and creativity of the 7th grade students using guided discovery method. The research group was made 77 (age=12.7922+0.52158) 7th grade students, 37 females and 40 males studying in Imam Hatip Secondary School, Konya province, Ereğli county. To achieve the purpose of the research, adaptation-innovation inventory creativity scale and sport imagery questionnaire scale...

Author(s): Murat Tekin and Leman Elmas  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Bio-appraisal of three strains of lactobacillus based probiotics on the growth traits and semen characteristics of local toms

May 2020

The effect of three strains of Lactobacillus based probiotics on the growth performance and semen quality of toms was conducted in a thirty-four week study. Eighty day-old (d 1) poults were randomly divided into 4 groups, replicated twice with 10 birds per replicate and assigned to four treatments; T1 (Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp Bulgaricus), T2 (Lactobacillus acidophilus), T3 (Lactobacillus sporogens) and T4...

Author(s): Dim C. E., Ekere S. O., Ugwuoke J. I., Ndofor-Foleng H. M. and Onyimonyi A. E.  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Yield increase of soybean inoculated with a commercial arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculant in Brazil

May, 2020

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) play an important role in plant growth. However, there are no records of the use of AMF-based inoculants in agricultural crops in Brazil. The objective of this work was to evaluate the agronomic efficiency of a commercial inoculant containing the AMF Rhizophagus intraradices in combination with phosphate fertilization in soybean under different edaphoclimatic conditions in Brazil....

Author(s): Shantau Camargo Gomes Stoffel, Cláudio Roberto Fonsêca Sousa Soares, Edenilson Meyer, Paulo Emílio Lovato, and Admir José Giachini  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Bacillus cereus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Succinovibrio dextrinosolvens promoting the growth of maize and soybean plants

May 2020

Plant growth promoting bacteria can be an alternative to increase plant production, and reduce production costs and environmental impacts. Ruminal bacteria have several abilities and some of them are related to plant growth promotion. The aim of this study is to evaluate the increase in maize and soybean plants and in soils promoted by the inoculation of three ruminal bacteria: Bacillus cereus, Lactobacillus acidophilus...

Author(s): Ana Claudia dos Santos, Saveetha Kandasamy and Everlon Cid Rigobelo  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Determinants of sorghum productivity among small-scale farmers in Siaya County, Kenya

May, 2020

The productivity of sorghum in Kenya is on decline despite sorghum being one of the suitable crops for the arid and semi-arid areas commonly found in Kenya. The study therefore aimed at establishing the effect of the selected socio-economic factors on sorghum productivity using a case of small-scale farmers in Siaya County. The four sub-counties considered for this study were selected on the basis of sorghum production....

Author(s): Samuel O. Okeyo, Samuel N. Ndirangu, Hezron N. Isaboke and Lucy K. Njeru  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effects of variable light intensities on seedling photomorphorgenesis and field performances of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon ‘Lindo F1)

May, 2020

Six tomato (Solanum lycopersicon ‘Lindo F1) nursery shades and no shade control were evaluated for their effects on seedling photomorphogenesis and field performances as influenced by variable light transmission through the shades. The shades were constructed with wooden frames and different coloured polyethylene sheets as cover (roof). Different polyethylene colours showed varying effects on all the parameters...

Author(s): Onyia V. N., Eze S. C., Chukwu C., Awere S. U., Atugwu A., Agba O. A. and Uzochukwu C.  

International Journal of Livestock Production
Comparative test of the two final commercial dual-purpose breeds during early growth performance under on-farm management conditions in two districts of Jimma Zone, Ethiopia

April-June 2020

This study was conducted to evaluate the production and reproduction performance of chicken breed under semi-scavenging system of Seka Chekorsa and Omo Nada districts of Jimma Zone. A total of 800 day old chicks were obtained from Debre Zeit Agricultural Research center. 50 day old chicks were distributed with hay box brooder, and the experiment was arranged in a nested design. The result of the current study indicated...

Author(s): Belete Jorga, Tekle Olbamo, Wondmeneh Esatu and Mohammed Ali  

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
The potential cardioprotective effects of Febuxostat versus Cilostazol on Isoproterenol induced cardiac dysfunction in rats

May, 2020

Myocardial infarction causes an acute condition of necrosis of the myocardium resulting in increased production of free radicals and decreased levels of antioxidants. It was proposed that Febuxostat reduced myocardial oxidative stress and suppressed apoptosis. Cilostazol used to treat claudication has a growing evidence, suggesting that Cilostazol could be cardioprotective. This work aims to highlight the potential...

Author(s): Ayman Helal, Sawsan Sadik and Eman Hussein  

African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research
Funmatics: The future generation of African mathematical scientists - How their minds works

January-June 2020

Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement, and mathematical sciences have become important aspects of everyday life. It underpins many fields that provide benefits for humanities including but not limited to Internet search, medical imaging, computer animation, numerical weather predictions, and all types of digital communications (Hu, 2016)  

Author(s): Temitayo Fasina and Folorunso O. Fasina  

International Journal of Physical Sciences
Influence of natural additives and crushed bricks on the physical and mechanical properties of repair and restoration mortars

April-June, 2020

This study aims to evaluate the influence of different additives, including natural additives such as olive oil and eggs, on repair and restoration mortars. This work enables us to verify the effects of these natural components and their impact on the physical and mechanical characteristics of various types of repair mortars. Four mortar formulations were developed and analysed: Two jointing mortars, including the...

Author(s): Naima Abderrahim Mahindad  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Gender roles and constraints in the aquaculture value chain in Western Kenya

May, 2020

Aquaculture plays a critical role in food and nutrition security, economic empowerment and creation of employment opportunities for millions of people. However, the benefits from aquaculture are not evenly distributed between men and women due to gender-based constraints which limit maximum returns. The present study investigated gender roles and constraints in the aquaculture value chain in Western Kenya. A household...

Author(s): Cecilia Muthoni Githukia, Silke-Silvia Drexler, Kevin Odhiambo Obiero, Bryan Otieno Nyawanda, Judith Achieng’ Odhiambo, Joshua Wafula Chesoli and Julius Otieno Manyala

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Inoculant production of Pisolithus sp. in submerged culture under agitation

May, 2020

Ectomycorrhizal fungi inoculation can increase the sustainability of planted forests hence the inoculant production should be optimized. The objective of this study was to determine the agitation speed and time of growth for maximum production of mycelium of D216 isolate of Pisolithus sp. The treatments were established by factorial 6x3, being six agitation conditions and three different times (days) of growth. The...

Author(s): Eliane Cristine Soares da Costa, Lauana Lopes dos Santos, Paulo Henrique Grazziotti, Lidiomar Soares da Costa, Cleriston Souza Silva, Roberta de Vasconcelos Ramires,  Márcia Regina da Costa and Caíque Menezes de Abreu  

African Journal of Plant Science
Standard heterosis and trait association of maize inbred lines using line x tester mating design in Ethiopia

May 2020

Maize is one of the high priority crops to feed the ever increasing population in Africa, however, its production limited by shortage of high yielding variety coupled with biotic and abiotic stresses. The study was initiated to evaluate the heterotic performances of the F1 hybrids over the standard checks (Kolba and Jibat). Fifty entries consists 48 F1 single crosses developed from 24 inbred lines and 2 testers using...

Author(s): Abenezer Abebe, Legesse Wolde and Wosene Gebreselassie  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Distribution of β-Lactam resistant Gram-negative bacteria isolated from clinical and environmental sources in two tertiary hospitals in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

May 2020

For appropriate control of infections, it is necessary to possess updated awareness about occurrence of the caus­ative agents. Gram-negative bacteria are considered important microorganisms that cause hospital infections. Clinical multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria were obtained from clinical samples including urine, high vaginal swab (HVS), wound swab (WS), stools, ear swab (ES), endocervical swab (ECS),...

Author(s): Florence Bose Omoregbe and Obasola Ezekiel Fagade  

African Journal of Food Science
Effect of different processing conditions on the quality of canned sweet corn kernels produced and processed in Senegal

May 2020

In Senegal, sweet corn is produced for export market while the canned ones are imported to supply national market. This work was carried out to investigate the effect of different processing conditions such as heating temperature and sterilization time on the microbial quality, color, ascorbic acid and shelf life of canned sweet corn produced in Senegal. The hygiene level of sweet corn samples at different preliminary...

Author(s): Nafissatou DIOP NDIAYE, Adjaratou BASSE DIENG and Thomas L. THOMPSON

Educational Research and Reviews
The effect of differential learning method on the international tennis number level among young tennis player candidates

May 2020

The objective of the study is to assess the effects of Differential Learning (DL) approach on learning the tennis stroke techniques, retention of skills, and improving the mobility time of young tennis player candidates in comparison with the traditional teaching methods and, accordingly, to present the teaching methods that are suitable for a more effective development in tennis education. It is thought to be one of...

Author(s): Yahya Yıldırım, Ali Kızılet and Tuba Bozdoğan  

Educational Research and Reviews
Developing indicators of creative and productive leadership for basic education school administrators

May 2020

This research was conducted to develop indicators and test the congruence of structural relationship model and the indicator concurrent validity of creative and productive leadership for basic education school administrators. The first phase was creation of framework and outlining factors as well as indicators by focus group discussion with 9 experts selected by purposive sampling. The second phase was creation and...

Author(s): La-ait Aiemsri, Sirisak Ardwichai, Paitoon Sinlarat and NaKhonchai Chan-urai  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Comparison of crop production efficiency of compost leachate with chemical fertilizer and evaluating its effect on germination and growth of wheat crop

May 2020

Increasing public concern in relation to health and environmental issues of organic waste leads to many solutions of waste management. Many different methods are discovered for proper waste management and disposal. Organic fractions of solid waste are treated with aerobic composting. It is one of the better treatments for organic waste. The important issue of concern here is the production of compost leachate with...

Author(s): Ayesha Ameen  

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Contribution of spring and summer hydrodynamic conditions in the eutrophication process at Lake Taihu, China

April-June 2020

Contribution of different hydrodynamic conditions caused nutrients released and algal blooms growth and deteriorates water quality. Important factors related to climate variation, such as water temperature, precipitation, wind, solar radiation, and human activities can influence trophic conditions in the water column. A field survey was conducted at Meiliang Bay during spring and summer seasons and in diverse...

Author(s): Qhtan Asmaa, Yiping Li, Jin Wei, Abdul Jalil, Minsheng Bu, Xiaomeng Gao, Wei Du, Wencai Wang and Jianwei Wang  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Effects of biochar and sewage sludge on spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) yield and soil NO3- content in texturally different soils in Glen Valley, Botswana

May 2020

The effects of biochar and sewage sludge application on spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) yield and soil NO3- content were investigated in typical soils of Botswana (Luvisol, Cambisol) under field conditions. Ten treatments with 3 levels of biochar (0, 2.5, 5 tons ha-1) and sewage sludge (0, 6, 12 ton ha-1) were applied in 2 subsequent seasons. Significant (p < 0.05) yield increase on the Luvisol occurred if sewage...

Author(s): Ugele Majaule, Oagile Dikinya, Baleseng Moseki and Bruno Glaser  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Antioxidant, cytotoxic and antimicrobial activities of Dendropanax morbifera and sweet potato extracts for production of health-oriented food materials

May 2020

The antioxidant, cytotoxic and antimicrobial effects of fermented and non-fermented extracts of ‘the Korean shrub’ Dendropanax morbifera and sweet potato were compared to assess the potential utility of these species in the development of health-oriented food. Non-fermented extract (NFDSE) was obtained from the leaves and branches of D. morbifera and the bodies of sweet potato using distilled water. The...

Author(s): KiBeom Lee, Ju Hyun Park and Yun Sung Kim    

African Journal of Business Management
The effect of entrepreneurial orientation on firms’ performance of the telecommunication sector in Sudan

May 2020

The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) on firms’ performance in the telecommunication sector in Sudan. The EO is reflected in innovativeness, pro-activeness, risk-taking, competitive aggressiveness and autonomy which have been treated as a one-dimensional construct. Firms’ performance has been measured by financial and non-financial indicators in a...

Author(s): Abdelgadir M. A. Abdalla and Sara M. A. Mohamed  

International Journal of English and Literature
The contribution of Freud’s theories to the literary analysis of two Victorian novels: Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre

April-June 2020

Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytical theories can be used with reference to the analysis of literary works. Reading novels, poems and other compositions through the lens of psychoanalysis gives the opportunity to analyse and evaluate the works of literature in their genesis and presentation. Freudian doctrine can be considered as a reading tool that allows the investigation of the enigmatic areas of human experience...

Author(s): Giuseppe Giordano

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
The mediating effect of effective decision making on the design of water resource management ICT model: The case of the management of Lake Victoria Basin

May 2020

Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS- SEM) technique was employed to evaluate the mediating effects of effective decision making on water resource management policies and water resource management frameworks in the design of water resource management ICT model for an integrated water resource management of Lake Victoria Basin (LVB). Researchers took a quantitative approach using smart-PLS version 3....

Author(s): Godfrey Odongtoo, Denis Ssebuggwawo and Peter Okidi Lating  

African Journal of Business Management
Loans and growth of small-scale enterprises in Uganda: A case study of Kampala Central business area

May 2020

The study examines the impact of financial loans on growth of small-scale enterprises (SSEs) in Uganda. The contribution of SSEs in promoting economic growth and development is widely documented. Access to credit finance guarantees financial liquidity and sustainability of SSEs hence enhancing their profitability and growth. A cross-sectional research design was adopted using a quantitative approach, targeting managers...

Author(s): Eric Nzibonera and Ivan Waggumbulizi  

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Black-and-white picture of a political system: Post-apartheid South Africa

April-June 2020

This article analyzes the cultural and political changes that occurred in South Africa after the fall of the Apartheid regime in 1994. Such relevant events have impacted South African political system; it is defined by Almond and Verba as the interaction of rôles (differentiated and undifferentiated) and the political culture (heterogeneous and homogeneous) in a country. A change in one of the two components is...

Author(s): Serena Rosadini  

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Effect of cowpea cultivar, planting date and application of insecticide in the management of cowpea insect pests in South Eastern Sierra Leone

April-June 2020

Cowpea (Vigna unguiulata) is attacked by a wide spectrum of insect pests that ravages the crop in the field at different growing stages sometimes resulting in complete crop failure. In order to reduce insect pest damage, increase cowpea seed yield and reduce the indiscriminate use of insecticide, it was necessary to conduct an experiment geared towards integrating cowpea cultivar with date of planting alongside minimal...

Author(s): Augustine Mansaray, Yila Keiwoma Mark, Moseray M. T., Kamara A. Y. and Conteh A. R.

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
The conservation corridors of the Benue National Park: Disconnected connection devices?

April-June 2020

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the viability of wildlife corridors between the Benue National Park and the Faro National Park through the hunting areas, by identifying the main threats to their integrity, mapping of land use, characterization of their flora and the wildlife inventory that frequents these corridors in order to propose measures for their sustainable management. Field observations, land use...

Author(s): Aoudou Doua Sylvain, Narke Jean Cyrille, Mbamba Mbamba Jean Paul Kévin, Tchobsala and Zoua Amadou  

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Transformations of forced migration in Africa: Issues and general ‎problems

April-June 2020

Over the past two decades, migration in Africa has been rising continuously in all subregions. ‎The range of migration flows include a rise in migrant workers, female migrants, an increase in ‎irregular migration as well as a large number of refugees and internally displaced persons. It is ‎no secret that ‎current scholarship, especially the literature that concerned international ‎organizations have...

Author(s): Hamdy A. Hassan

Journal of African Studies and Development
The relationship between women’s reproductive factors and household socio-economic status: A case of Morogoro district, Tanzania

April-June 2020

Women’s poor socio-economic status (SES) is linked to multiple contributing factors, most of which are related to performing multiple roles that include family, childcare and reproductive responsibilities in general. However, the relationship between women’s reproductive factors and household SES remains uncertain. This study explored the association between selected reproductive factors and...

Author(s): Edith T. Kwigizile, John M. Msuya and Michael J. Mahande  

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Floristic assessment of semi evergreen forests of a peripheral site in Hadagarh Sanctuary, Odisha, India

April-June 2020

Phytosociological study was carried out in the outer periphery region of Hadagarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha, India. An attempt has been made to find out the characteristics of the vegetation community of the forests of the sanctuary. Analysis of the vegetation was done following the standard ecological methods widely adopted for such studies (quadrat method). A total of 68 plant species from 30 families were documented...

Author(s): Ashis K. Dash, V. P. Upadhyay and H. K. Patra

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Ingestion of plastic debris affects feeding intensity in the rocky shore crab Pachygrapsus transversus Gibbes 1850 (Brachyura: Grapsidae)

April-June 2020

The aim of this study was to investigate the plastic consumption by the rocky shore crab Pachygrapsus transversus and its effects in the species feeding activity. Specimens were collected monthly from August 2019 to January 2020 in a coral reef located in the north-eastern Brazilian coast, taken to the research laboratory, where they had their stomach removed, degree of fullness determined for each stomach and...

Author(s): Matheus Souza Ferreira de Barros, Tereza Cristina dos Santos Calado, Alberis Santos Silva and Ewerton Vieira dos Santos

Educational Research and Reviews
Cultural similarities in Lausanne emigrants: An evaluation in terms of the hospitality value

April 2020

The purpose of this study is to compare the cultural similarities of Lausanne Emigrants who were forced to compulsory migration in accordance with the Treaty of Lausanne from Develi region of Kayseri to Kozani and Ioannina regions of Greece in terms of the “hospitality” value. Conducted during the two separate trips to the region during 2017 and 2019, the study has the characteristics of a descriptive survey...

Author(s): Recep Özkan  

Educational Research and Reviews
Migrant workers’ cash transfer effect on children’s education

April 2020

The rationale of this study is to examine the impact of cash transfer on school attendance in Indonesia and whether the proportion of school children receiving cash transfer and those not receiving cash transfer is having the same effect. Using the data of Indonesia’s Family Life Survey-5 (IFLS-5) in 2014 covering 19 provinces with total observations of 16.024 household obtained from Rand Corporation and field...

Author(s): Hermanto Joesoef Moestopo  

Educational Research and Reviews
Improving the Thai students’ ability in English pronunciation through mobile application

April 2020

Accurate and clear pronunciation is one of the most desirable features to achieve a successful communication. However, in Thailand, the pronunciation seems to be neglected in most skills. Mostly, students were forced to learn grammar and structure only. Consequently, Thai students, especially in a remote area where English native speakers were insufficient, were found unable to pronounce English words correctly. To...

Author(s): Penkhae Wongsuriya

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
Phytochemical profiling, body weight effect and anti-hypercholesterolemia potentials of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaf extracts in male albino rat

April-June 2020

The present study investigated the phytochemical constituents of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius leaves extracts and its anti-hypercholesterolemia potentials using standard analytical methods. Forty five male albino rats weighing (115-121 g), divided into nine groups of five rats were used.  Group I served as the control while the other groups were administered 200, 400, 600 and 800 mg/kg body weight of aqueous and...

Author(s): Chukwu, Ezinne.C., Osuocha, Kelechi U., Iwueke, Adaku V    

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Integrated management of Meloidogyne incognita in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) through botanical and intercropping

April, 2020

Root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, is the major limiting factor in tomato production in many regions of the world, including Ethiopia. Hence, there is a need for development of root-knot nematode management methods that are cheap and environmentally friendly. A greenhouse experiment was conducted with an objective to evaluate the integrated effect of botanicals and intercropping against M. incognita on tomato....

Author(s): Seman Abrar, Awol Seid and Mashilla Dejene  

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