Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2738

Table of Content: 18 November, 2013; 8(43)

November 2013

Categorical statistical approach to satellite retrieved rainfall data analysis in Nigeria

This paperwork describes a comprehensive statistical assessment of rain gauge and satellite- based monthly and annual rainfall measurements over Nigeria during the period of 2001 to 2010. Two statistical methods were empolyed for inter-comparison and validation of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM 3B43 V7 rainfall product. TRMM was selected because of the recently developed algorithms to estimate 3D rain...

Author(s): Semire Folasade Abiola, Rosmiwati Mohd-Mokhtar, Widad Ismail, Norizah Mohamad, and J. S. Mandeep

November 2013

Study of germination conditions of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) seeds obtained by genetic selection

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is the third most important source of calories for human and animal in Africa. Its production is adversely affected by Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) which is the most important viral disease in cassava fields. To fight these virus diseases, it is significant to seek strategies of effective control while answering the taste of consumers. One of these strategies is to create new...

Author(s): Adjata K. D., Tchaniley L., E. Banla, K. K. Tchansi and Y. M. D. Gumedzoe

November 2013

Effect of nitrogen, sulphur and farmyard manure on growth dynamics and yield of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) under temperate conditions

An attempt was initiated during two consecutive kharifs of 2009 and 2010 at Agronomy Farm of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir to ascertain the impact of nitrogen (N), sulphur (S) and farmyard manure (FYM) which was taken from farm animals (Bovine) on developmental dynamics and yield of sunflower. Application of N at 80 and 120 kg ha-1 at par, significantly increased periodic...

Author(s): Faisul-ur-Rasool, Badrul Hasan, Intikhab Aalum and S. A. Ganie

November 2013

Skeletogenesis of the pelvic girdle and pelvic members in embryos of Caiman yacare (Crocodylia: Alligatoridae)

Caiman yacare embryos were collected and subjected to the bone cleared and Alizarin staining to analyze the ontogenic patterns of the skeletal ossification of the pelvic girdle and members. Ossification of C. yacare pelvis begins at 36 days of incubation. The femur, tibia and fibula present simultaneous stain retention at 30 days. It has four tarsal bones, the calcaneus, the talus, distal III and distal IV. Their...

Author(s): Fabiano Campos Lima, André Luiz Quagliatto Santos, Lucélia Gonçalves Vieira, Cristiele Nunes Souto, Sônia Helena Santesso Teixeira de Mendonça, Simone Borges Salgueiro De Simone, Clarissa de Araújo Martins and Marcos Eduardo Coutinho

November 2013

Effect of fertilizer level and spacing on seed yield and quality of babchi (Psoralea corylifolia L.)

Nutrient management and maintenance of optimum number of plants per unit area are considered as important management tool for enhancing the productivity of crop plants.  Therefore this experiment was conducted to identify the optimum level of NPK fertilizer and spacing required for obtaining higher seed yield with quality in underutilized medicinal plant babchi (Psoralea corylifolia L.). The evaluation was...

Author(s): Sumathi, S., P. Srimathi, K. Vanangamudi and K. Rajamani