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May 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Some internal and external egg quality characteristics of local and exotic chickens reared in Yirgalem and Hawassa towns, Ethiopia

Analyzing eggs quality is so important for both consumers and for coming new chicks. Total of 300 eggs (100 eggs from each native, Sasso and Bovans brown) chicken were collected during winter of 2017 to evaluate some egg quality parameters of chickens reared at Yirgalem and Hawassa towns of Southern Ethiopia. The eggs were purchased from the householders and each egg was carefully broken on a glass sheet, and was...

Author(s): Yonas Kejela, Sandip Banerjee and Mestawet Taye  

May 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Socio-economic perception of snail meat consumption in Fako division, south-west region Cameroon

Cameroon south-west region offers favorable climatic conditions for survival of land snails whose meat is known for their nutritional benefits. Besides, conventional livestock (beef, chicken, etc.) cannot satisfy the high demand in Cameroon. Hence, snail meat could be suitable alternative source of protein. Therefore, this article investigated the perception and identified the main determinants of land snail meat...

Author(s): Kaldjob M. Christian, Enangue N. Annick, Siri Bella N. and Etchu Kingsley  

May 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Environmental assessment of tropical African mahogany (Khaya)

In this study, life cycle assessment (LCIA) was used for the assessment and evaluation of the environmental performance of the Khaya lumber manufactured by three firms in Ghana. The work mainly aims to assess all possible effects to the environment, measure the carbon footprint for Ghana Khaya lumber and offer an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Ghana Khaya lumber. The results show that the average...

Author(s): John Frank Eshun  

May 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Assessment of drinking water quality at Dodowa in the Dangbe West district of the Greater-Accra region, Ghana

Dodowa serves as a major peri-urban community close to the Accra Metropolis with increasing population, urbanization and settlements. Lack of access to basic infrastructural facilities including water and sanitation has hampered the development of the community. Dodowa has irregular access to pipe-borne water therefore the community resorts to other means of getting potable water. It is against this background that this...

Author(s): W. E. Arko, I. O. A Hodgson and F. K. Nyame

May 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
An assessment of the contribution of fluvial sediment discharge to coastal stability: A case study of Western Region of Ghana

Fluvial sediment discharge to coastal area contributes to the stability of the coast. Deposition of fluvial sediment discharge is an important source of beach nourishment, nutrient for aquatic ecology and habitats. However, human development and interventions on rivers in the form of dams and flood alleviation schemes tend to reduce fluvial sediment supply to the coast, thus impacting on coastal stability and...

Author(s): Boye Borkai Cynthia, Boateng Isaac, Appeaning Addo Kwasi and Wiafe George

May 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Innovative pathways for enhancing climate change and variability resilience among agro-pastoral communities in semi-arid areas of Kiteto and Kilindi Districts, Tanzania

Climate change and variability threatens food security globally making life uncertain mostly for agro-pastoral communities in semi-arid areas. This has necessitated exploration of designed pathways with potentials to increase resilience among agro-pastoralists. This work investigates agro-pastoralists’ innovative pathways for enhancing resilience to the impacts of climate change and variability in Kiteto and...

Author(s): Henry G. Mung’ong’o, Milline J. Mbonile and Faustin P. Maganga

April 2019

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
The possible protective effect of Zingiber officinale extract on cyclophosphamide-induced cardiotoxicity in adult male albino rats

Cyclophosphamide, a cytotoxic alkylating agent, is an extensively used antineoplastic agent. Cardio-toxicity is considered as one of the limiting side effects of its use, which is attributed to oxidative stress. Zingiber officinale is powerful antioxidants against free radicals and oxidative attacks. The aim of this study is to investigate the possible protective effects of Z. officinale against cyclophosphamide induced...

Author(s): Nashwa Mohamad M. Shalaby, Abeer Ramzy H. Mahmoud, Nagah El-Sayed M. Ali, Nahla E. Ibrahem and Noura Hussein Abdel H. Mekawy  

April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Suboptimum reproductive performance among dairy herds in Uganda

Suboptimum reproductive performance affects the overall profitability of dairy herds. In order to manage this condition, there is need to clearly understand the different forms in which it presents, as well as its possible risk factors under the Ugandan context. This review study was conducted to highlight the different forms of suboptimum reproductive performances among Ugandan dairy herds through literatures from...

Author(s): Godfrey Bigirwa, James Okwee Acai, Paul Bogere, Seok Ki Im, Hyun Kim, Dae-Jin Kwon, Hak-Kyo Lee, and Ki-Duk Song,  

April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Factors influencing success of artificial insemination of pigs using extended fresh semen in rural smallholder pig farms of Rwanda

The present study was conducted to analyse the factors influencing the success of artificial insemination (AI) in pigs using extended fresh semen in rural smallholder pig farms. One hundred female pigs from Rulindo and Gicumbi districts in Northern Region of Rwanda were artificially inseminated using locally collected and extended fresh semen. The pregnancy was confirmed by using both no returns to estrus and abdomen...

Author(s): Munyaneza Celestin, Nyiramuhire Valentine, Mubashankwaya Isaac, Munyandamutsa Fabrice, Ndisanze Oscar, Bagaragaza François and Mujyambere Jean Marie Vianey  

April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Carcass and meat quality characteristics of two hair type breed lambs fed tef (Eragrostistef) straw ensiled with effective micro-organisms and supplemented with concentrates

The experiment was conducted with the objective of studying the carcass characteristics and meat quality of Arsi-Bale lambs (AB) and Afar lambs (Af) fed on tef straw (TS) ensiled with effective microorganisms and supplemented with concentrate. The experimental design was complete randomized block with two factors having 7 replications. Each lamb was fed on TS silage alone, or supplemented with either wheat bran Bokashi...

Author(s): Tibebu Manaye Zewide, Ashenafi Mengistu Wossen, Adugna Tolera Yadeta and Geert H. Geesink

April 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance in shrunken-2 super-sweet corn (Zea mays L. saccharata) populations

Inbred line development requires information on the nature and magnitude of genetic variability and transmissibility of desired trait in source populations. In this study, the level of genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance of thirteen agronomic and fresh yield traits among twelve shrunken-2 super-sweet corn populations were evaluated. Field experiments were conducted for two years in Ibadan, Nigeria...

Author(s): Ayodeji Abe and Comfort Adeola Adelegan  

April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Genetic evaluation of dairy cattle based on morning and afternoon milking test day records with fixed regression model

This study evaluated morning and afternoon test day records for genetic evaluation of dairy cattle.  The data were taken form 128,087 test day yield records for the first four lactations of Holstein cows from 2007 to 2017, from Nucleus Breeding Center of dairy cattle in Indonesia. The records consisted of morning and afternoon and total milk yields from 823 cows, resulting from 133 sires and 520 dams; records were...

Author(s): A. Anang, H. Indrijani, L. B. Salman, D. T. Tasripin and M. Makin

April 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Genotype and sex effects on the performance characteristics of pigs

Data from fifty-four pigs: twenty-five Duroc, twenty-one Large White and eight crosses of Duroc and Large White (Hybrid) were used to quantify and mathematically describe the performance traits of pigs. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of genotype, sex and their interaction on the performance characteristics of three pig genotypes. The pigs were 30 kg of body weight and 70 days of age at the...

Author(s): O. B. Morenikeji, O. J. Ogunshola, O. A. Adu, S. O. Aro and C. A. Chineke  

April 2019

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Common ultramarathon trail running injuries and illnesses: A review (2007-2016)

Regardless of the significant growth of ultra-marathon trail-running races over the last 40 years, epidemiological research is lacking. Presently, no review paper exists that integrates the empirical surveillances of ultra-marathon trail runners’ injuries and illnesses. The purpose of this work is to integrate the empirical findings of injuries and illness among trail runners during the period 2007-2016. An...

Author(s): Istvan Albertus Oosthuizen, Yvonne Paul, Terry Jeremy Ellapen, Marco Barnard, Timothy Bongani Qumbu, Henriëtte Valery Hammill and Gert Lukas Strydom  

April 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Econometric analysis of consumer preferences and willingness-to-pay for organic tomatoes in Palestine: Choice experiment method

This study aimed to examine consumers’ willingness to pay a premium price for several environmental attributes of organic tomato to increase both producer production and consumer health in Palestine. The paper adopts the choice experiment method using the econometric analysis of the random utility model. The research questions of this study focus on awareness of the importance of ensuring / securing the...

Author(s): Ibrahim Awad, Hasan Abu Lateefeh, Arne Hallam, and Mahmoud El-Jafari  

April 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Bushfires spread modelling over Malea in Northeastern Guinea

Bush fires are increasingly becoming a threat to Guinean ecosystems and their understanding is a big challenge to scientists and environmental managers. Using the FARSITE model (Fire Area Simulator), this paper presents the prediction of the spread and characteristics of bush fires in the savannahs of North-eastern Guinea, specifically in Malea/Siguiri prefecture. Inputs, vegetation and topography dataset from satellite...

Author(s): Tamba Nicolas MILLIMONO, Daouda BADIANE, Moussa DIAKHATE, Alassane BAH, Saïdou Moustapha SALL, Ibra TOURE and Idrissa DIABY

April 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Comparativ e assessment of heavy metals in drinking water sources from Enyigba Community in Abakaliki Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

This study assessed the levels of heavy metals in drinking water sources in Enyigba community in Abakaliki Local Government Area, Nigeria. Four sites were visited for sampling: two surface water (streams) and two underground water (boreholes). Three water samples were collected from each source making it a total of twelve water samples. The levels of Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn) and Lead (Pb) were...

Author(s): Chinyere Aloke, Ifeanyi Ephraim Uzuegbu, Patience Nkemjika Ogbu, Emmanuel Ike Ugwuja, Onyebuchi Frederick Orinya and Ikechukwu Ogudu Obasi

April 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Microsatellites revealed genetic diversity and population structure in Colombian avocado (Persea americana Mill.) germplasm collection and its natural populations

Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) is one of the most consumed fruits around the world. The species is differentiated into three botanical races: Mexican, Guatemalan and West Indian. A genetic characterization of a Colombian avocado germplasm collection (N = 105) preserved since 2006 and 92 avocado “criollo” trees sampled in Antioquia was made with 12 microsatellites. Colombian avocado exhibits higher genetic...

Author(s): Gloria Patricia Cañas-Gutiérrez, Rafael Eduardo Arango-Isaza and Clara Inés Saldamando-Benjumea  

April 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Integrated evaluation of potato varieties in the highlands of Girar Jarso Woreda, North Shewa, Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, farmers are cultivating potato under a wide range of environmental conditions. Despite its genetic potential, the productivity of potato is relatively low. Among the long list of production constraints, the absence of high yielding and disease resistant varieties in different corners of the country are the prominent ones. Its suitable edaphic and climatic conditions make the highlands of Girar Jarso Woreda...

Author(s): Amha Besufkad, Bekele Gemechu, and Abate Mekuriaw,  

April 2019

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Analysis of social media mainstreaming in E-extension by agricultural development programmes in North Central Zone, Nigeria

Social media is a new trend in communication and a new platform for sharing, engagement and networking in all spheres of life including agriculture. This study analysed social media mainstreaming in e-extension services delivery by the Agricultural Development Programmes (ADPs) in North Central Zone of Nigeria. Four ADPs of Kogi, Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa and Niger states that participated in the Research...

Author(s): Ifejika P. I., Asadu A.N. , Enibe D. O., Ifejika L. I. and Sule A. M.  

April 2019

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Effect of Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) Measures on Soil Nutrient and Moisture Status, a Case of Two Selected Watersheds

The study was conducted in Guba-Lafto Woreda of North Wollo to find out the effect of stone faced soil bund on soil macronutrients (N, P, and K), organic carbon content, soil pH, cation exchange capacity (CEC), and soil moisture status. From two case study kebeles, two watersheds were purposively selected representing Dega (highland) and Woina dega (midland) agro ecological zones. Sixteen composite surface soil samples...

Author(s): Belay Asnake and Eyasu Elias  

April 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Genetic diversity analyses of rice germplasm using morphological traits

The study of genetic diversity of any germplasm helps to facilitate its use and management. This experiment was carried out to determine the genetic diversity among 87 rice accessions from six countries. Seventeen quantitative traits were recorded based on the internationally accepted standard evaluation system for rice from IRRI. Analysis of variance, principal component analysis (PCA) and correlation amongst...

Author(s): Ibrahim Soe, Alex Tamu, Maxwell D. Asante Daniel Nyadanu and Richard Akromah  

April 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
A critical look at the Ghanaian one district one factory industrial policy in relation to climate change

This paper takes a critical look at Ghana’s one district one factory industrial policy in relation to climate change. This is important because climate variability and change as a result of industrialization can stand as hazard to impending advancement and expansion in Ghana. Industrial policy can contribute significantly to economic, ecological as well as communal sustainability. This paper aim to clarify the...

Author(s): John Frank Eshun

April 2019

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Design, fabrication and evaluation of bio-digester for generating bio-gas and bio-fertiliser for Auchi polytechnic demonstration farm

A 4000 L bio-digester was designed and fabricated using 5 mm mild steel plate with the main purpose of generating biogas and bio-fertiliser for Auchi Polytechnic Demonstration Farm. To achieve this, a varying ratio of 1.155 m3: 2.310 m3 mixtures of cow dung and water were anaerobically digested in the batch digester. The experiment lasted for 33 days during which the quantity of gas generated were evaluated. The volume...

Author(s): Onuoha S. N., Unuigbe O. M., Suleiman I. A., Chukuwendu U. M. and Ogie-Aitsabokhai L.Y.  

April 2019

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Efficiency of empirical methods for reference evapotranspiration estimation in the district of Vilankulo, Mozambique

Precise quantification of reference evapotranspiration (ETo) is crucial for calculating crop water demand. Eight empirical methods based on temperature and six on solar radiation were evaluated against Penman-Monteith FAO 56 method based on: Mean Bias Error (MBE), Root Mean Square Error (RMSE), Willmott coefficient (“d”), determination coefficient (R2) and the Student’s t-test. The meteorological data...

Author(s): Bartolomeu Félix Tangune and Catine António Chimene  

April 2019

Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology Research
Immunopathological effects of some Biomphalaria pfeifferi proteins against Schistosoma mansoni infection in BALB/c mice

Intestinal schistosomiasis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in most parts of the world, despite decades of widespread chemotherapy use. The present study determined the intermediate host proteins expressing the immunogenic properties against the parasite by determining the efficacy. Digestive gland and foot parts were isolated by dissection from the Biomphalaria pfeifferi, processed and the concentration...

Author(s): Kennedy Muna Kuria, Mbaruk Abdalla Suleman and Dorcas Syokui Yole,  

April 2019

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Efficacy of intravenous tranexamic acid at reducing blood loss during elective caesarean section in Abakaliki: A double blind randomized placebo controlled trial

Increasing caesarean section rate is a source of concern to obstetricians due to the attendant increased health risk, its commonest complication is bleeding, which occasionally may be life threatening. Tranexamic acid has recently been investigated as a potentially useful adjunct for the prevention of maternal morbidity. The research aim to evaluate the efficacy of tranexamic acid at reducing blood loss during elective...

Author(s): Obi V. O., Umeora O. U. J., Dimejesi I. B. O., Asiegbu O., Mgbafulu C. C., Ifemelumma C. C. and Obi C. N.  

April 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Household Willingness to Pay for Improved Solid Waste Management in Shashemene Town, Ethiopia

  This study tried to investigate urban community’s willingness to pay for improved solid waste management. Double Bounded Dichotomous Choice technique was used to examine household’s willingness to pay for improved solid waste management. The collected data further analyzed Bivariate probit and logistic regression models to investigate the mean and factors determining willingness to pay for solid...

Author(s): Bamlaku Ayenew, Abera Tilahun, Solomon Erifo and Paulos Tesfaye

April 2019

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Soil degradation extent and dynamics of soil fertility improvement technologies In Majete Watershed, North Ethiopia

Soil degradation is among the serious environmental hazards of this generation. It is threatening agricultural production and leads to food insecurity. The objective of this study is to assess current soil degradation status and soil fertility enhancement technologies practiced by the land owners. Data were obtained through questionnaires administered to 156 respondents selected randomly from all watershed...

Author(s): Kassaye Gurebiyaw Legese and Abay Gelanew  

April 2019

African Journal of History and Culture
Facing social-politcal challenges: A historical examination on the survival methods of the Nubi ethnic minority in Uganda

Since the pacification of Uganda by the British Imperial Government in 1894, up to the time Nubians were recognized as an ethnic community in 1995, they continue to retain their indigenous ethnic identity, through professing Islam, speaking their traditional language (Ki-Nubi) and practicing their own traditional values, for example traditional dressings and foods. Nubians quest for survival as an ethnic group has been...

Author(s): Mahajubu A., Khanakwa P. and Musisi F.  

April 2019

African Journal of Biochemistry Research
Problems of interpretation of serum electrophoresis related to the manual phase during its realization with a semi-automatic automaton

Manual steps including preparation of samples and gel, and launching of automatic sequences can cause many difficulties in the interpretation of electrophoresis. Three observations of electrophoretic profiles on Hydragel 15β1-β2 agarose gel media led us to look for interference in the manual step of the technique used. After reconsidering all the steps of the manipulation and carefully observing the profiles...

Author(s): Raoul Karfo,, Elie Kabré, Nadia Safir, Mounya Bouabdellah, Laila Benchekroun, Jean Sakandé, and Layachi Chabraoui,

April 2019

Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Finding the safest planet for carbon structures in terms of thermal life

With achieving higher technologies, and as the population of our planet grows and sources of Earth consume every day, scientists are trying to find an alternative planet to build a second home for mankind. During the last decades, Mars seemed to be the first planet as a candidate for second home of human. Nevertheless, a few years ago a new planet has been discovered to be suitable for human life. Titan, Saturn’s...

Author(s): A. Anvari

April 2019

African Journal of Plant Science
Agro-physiological responses of okra genotypes cultivated under water deficit conditions

  Water is a scarce resource, and Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) is grown in wet and dry seasons. For its dry season cultivation, alternative water sources are used for watering, but these sources are not sustainable in Burkina Faso. The aim of this study was to determine water deficit effect on okra’s behavior. Five genotypes of okra were subjected to three water regimes: (i) T1, watering at 100% of soil...

Author(s): Rasmata Nana, Mahamadi Hamed Ouédraogo, Nerbéwendé Sawadogo, Didier Compaoré, Razacswendé Fanta Ouédraogo, Badoua Badiel and Mahamadou Sawadogo

April 2019

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Perception of stressors by mothers with babies admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Women and New Born Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

Admission of a new born to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a stressful and unexpected event to most parents. This quantitative study aimed at identifying factors that contribute to stress in mothers nursing babies in the NICU at the Women and New Born Hospital in Zambia. A cross sectional study was conducted among 280 mothers who were randomly selected over a three-month period. Stress levels were assessed...

Author(s): Maureen Masumo, Lonia Mwape, Patricia Katowa-Mukwato, Margaret Maimbolwa and Ellen Chirwa  

April 2019

Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research
Impact of electromagnetic interface of soft magnetic sensor on IoTs current detector: Design and development

This paper presents the electromagnetic interface (EMI) impact on the current transformer with amorphous HB1-M core, printed circuit board (PCB) power transformer and the filter of inductor for Internet of Things (IoTs) device. According to the antenna principle, the radiation emission power responses of PCB transformer and current transformer are estimated and found to be negligible due to the EMI experimental report....

Author(s): Chang-Hung Hsu, Ann-Shing Chang and Chin-Ping Fung  

April 2019

Journal of Geology and Mining Research
Geological analysis of ground radiometric survey data of Hong hills, Hawal basement complex, N. E. Nigeria

A ground radioactivity survey report and it geological analyses are presented in this work. The survey was aimed at delineating possible zones of concentration of pegmatite intrusions, a rock whose components are useful in the in the electrical and ceramic industries among others. The survey covers longitude 12°54’-13°00’E and latitude 10°7’-10°15’N, with a total surface area of...

Author(s): Nsikak E. Bassey and Helen N. Unachukwu  

April 2019

African Journal of Plant Science
Taxonomic significance of the vegetative anatomy of members of genera Colocasia (L.) Schott and Xanthosoma (L.) Schott in the family Araceae

Anatomical attributes are important for taxonomic studies of plants.  This study investigated foliar and petiole anatomy of some members of the genera Colocasia and Xanthosoma. Similar and diagnostic characters critical for the taxonomy of the two genera were identified. The similar characters include, polygonal epidermal cell shape, straight adaxial anticlinal wall pattern, brachyparacytic stomata type, elliptic...

Author(s): Oluwabunmi Okerinmola Arogundade and Olubukola Adedeji

April 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Taxpayers’ online information privacy concerns, antecedents, and behavior intention

More and more individual taxpayers are using the online services of commercial tax software to prepare and file their tax returns electronically. However, online tax return does have risks, especially the risk of information privacy evasion. Little research has been conducted on the linkage between taxpayers’ online information privacy concerns (TOIPC) and taxpayers’ behavior intentions, and factors...

Author(s): Xiaoyan Chu, Xun Li, Wei-Chih Chiang, and Yu Zhang

April 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
The mobility of intergenerational income for rural residents: The case of China

Based on the data of China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) from 1989 to 2015, this paper analyzes the mobility and transmission mechanism of rural residents' intergenerational income. The OLS estimation of father and son yields a value of 0.549. The results of quantile regressions show that in rural China, the intergenerational income elasticity (IGE) is higher at the high end but lower at the low end. The human...

Author(s): Jie Chen, and Tingting Li  

April 2019

African Journal of History and Culture
Beneficiaries’ perceptions of the contributions of community development projects to peacebuilding process in South Sudan: A case of Terekeka State

Despite the fact that a lot of research has been done about community development in relations to peacebuilding, there are a few studies available on the contribution of community development projects to peacebuilding process. The intention of this article is to start to fill the gap by investigating beneficiaries’ perceptions of the contribution of the community development projects to peacebuilding process in...

Author(s): Aleu Garang Aleu, Paul Bukuluki and Christine Mpyangu Mbabazi

April 2019

Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development
Morpho-qualitative characterization of ten local cassava accessions (Manihot esculenta crantz) in Njombé, Cameroon

The need of characterization of local ecotypes has emerged because of abandonment of traditional varieties and a loss of genetic resources, associated with increasing demography and environmental. Thus, a study was conducted at the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) of Njombé multipurpose station with the objective of characterizing ten local accessions of cassava both morphologically and...

Author(s): Simo Claude, Rim A Mbassa Edouard, Manga Gabriel Ambroise and Djocgoue Pierre François,  

April 2019

African Journal of Plant Science
Nutrient and antinutrient constituents in seeds of Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. Ex A. Rich.) Harms

Nutrient and antinutrient constituents in seeds of Sphenostylis stenocarpa were determined. The proximate composition revealed that S. stenocarpa seed contains 12.44% moisture, 18.55% protein, 2.41% lipid, 2.93% ash, 1.95% fibre, 74.16% carbohydrate and 392.50 kcal caloric value. The antinutrients analysis showed that the seed contains 15.25 mg/100 g hydrocyanide, 144.14 mg/100 g tannins, 1.01 mg/100 g phytate and 61.60...

Author(s): Sam S. M.  

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

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

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  

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  

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  

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  

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,  

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

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