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June 2011

Developing a strategy for Mobin Petrochemical Company by using Balanced Scorecard attitude

  Petrochemical industry as one of the largest and most important sectors is in need of the application of new managerial tools for strategic planning. There are different models and tools for strategic planning. The model of Balanced Scorecard (BSC) has been noticed by various organizations in recent years due to its special attention to intangible assets of organization like customer, internal processes,...

Author(s):   S. Ali Hadawy, Naser Poursadegh, Nader Bohlouli Zeinab and Reza Khavandi    

March 2011

Effects of foliar micronutrient application on osmotic adjustments, grain yield and yield components in sunflower (Alstar cultivar) under water stress at three stages

  In order to study the effects of foliar micronutrient application under water stress, at three stages of growth, on prolinee and carbohydrate concentration, grain yield and yield components of sunflower (Alstar cultivar), a field experimental in split plot design with three replications was conducted in 2007. Alstar cultivar was comprised under water stress at three stages of growth (heading, flowering and...

Author(s):   Mahdi Babaeian, Abolfazl Tavassoli, Ahmad Ghanbari, Yasser Esmaeilian and Mohammad Fahimifard        

February 2012

Management practices: An analysis of gender differences in the strategy execution

The paper sets out to investigate the difference between female and male managers in the context of strategy execution in their organizations with regard to the conceptual framework of leadership and performance. A survey questionnaire was administered to 322 managers to study the 5 dimensions regarding obstacles in strategy execution previously identified. The study primarily used principal component analysis...

Author(s): Ayandé Alpha and Sabourin Vincent

November 2011

Effect of altitude on fatty acid composition in Turkish hazelnut(Coryllus avellana L.) varieties

The objective of this study was to evaluate the change of fatty acid composition in Delisava, Yomra, Sivri and Karayaglı Turkish hazelnut varieties with altitude. Fatty acid composition were determined by gas chromatography (GC) equiped with flame ionisation detector (FID) after obtained fatty acid methyl esters from crude oil. According to the obtained results, total unsaturated fatty...

Author(s): Ömer Beyhan, Mahfuz Elmastaş, Nusret Genc and Hüseyin Akşit

  • Article Number: C5BCE2131086

February 2012

Medicinal benefits and usage of medlar (Mespilus germanica) in Gilan Province (Roudsar District), Iran

Medicinal plants have been used in ancient centuries to this time and people have completed their uses in different centuries and different times that we can complete the knowledge of medicinal plant properties with surveying them in rural people of different countries and different areas in a country. In this research, medicinal properties of medlar (Mespilus germanica) have been studied by rural people in East part of...

Author(s): Ghassem Habibi Bibalani and Fatemeh Mosazadeh-Sayadmahaleh

September 2010

Evaluation of antioxidant and antitumour activities of lemon essential oil

The chemical composition of lemon essential oils, obtained by hydrodistillation, was studied by Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy (GC–MS). The oil consisted mainly of propylphosphonic acid, fluoroanhydride, octyl ester (15.72%), decanoic anhydride (12.631%), benzene, 2,4-difluoro-1-isocyanato (11.72%), cyclopentane, 1,1'-hexadecylidenebis- (9.98%), 4-cyanocinnoline (8.58%),...

Author(s): Huang ChunYan, Pu Hong, Zhang ZhenYu and Song Jing

October 2009

Anti-inflammation activity and chemical composition of flower essential oil from Hedychium coronarium

  Hedychium coronarium Koen. (Family Zingiberaceae), popularly named butterfly ginger, is widely available in tropical and subtropical regions. It has been used in folk medicine for many conditions, such as contusion inflammation, anti-rheumatic and so on. In this study, chemical compositions and anti-inflammatory activity of this flowers’ essential oil were investigated for the first time. Followed...

Author(s): Y. Lu, C. X. Zhong, L. Wang, C. Lu, X. L. Li and P. J. Wang

March 2011

Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of isolates of Dermatophilus congolensis from cattle, sheep and goats in Jos, Nigeria

  Dermatophilus congolensis is the causative agent of dermatophilosis an economically important disease of livestock, and also an agent of zoonotic importance. The disease has been reported worldwide, with a wide host range which includes domestic, wild and aquatic animals. This study was therefore undertaken to characterize isolates of the organism from cattle, sheep and goats in Nigeria. All the...

Author(s): S. J. Shaibu, H. M. Kazeem, U. S. Abdullahi and M. Y. Fatihu

November 2009

The effect of aqueous root extract of Sphenocentrum jollyanum on blood glucose level of rabbits

The anti-hyperglycaemic effect of the aqueous root extract of Sphenocentrum jollyanum (SJ) Pierre (Menispermaceae) was evaluated in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rabbits. The levels of glucose were determined at different doses and times following treatment with the extract. The oral single dose administration of the extract in OGTT study led to significant (p < 0.05) decrease in peak values and the...

Author(s): Mbaka Godwin, Adeyemi Olufunmilayo, Osinubi Abraham, Noronha Crescie and Okanlawon Abayomi

  • Article Number: C1AE38715261

July 2014

Genetic variation and DNA markers in forensic analysis

In this review, we highlighted the DNA markers and their applications in forensic medicine which included the study of genetic variation or polymorphism, markers for genetic variation, types of variation, diallelic polymorphisms (SNPs and Indels), haplotypes, autosomal short tandem repeat (STRs), Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (Y-STRs) and Y chromosome. This is a useful tool for tracing human evolution,...

Author(s): Imad Hadi Hameed, Mohammed Abdullah Jebor, Aamera Jaber Ommer, Cheah Yoke, Haider K. Zadian, Ali H. Al-Saadi and Muataz A. Abdulazeez

November 2010

Biochemical evaluation of aestivation and starvation in two snail species

  There is resurgence in incidence of schistosomiasis in Nigeria with attendant socio-economic and health impact. The agents transmitting this disease are theBulinus snails which employ aestivation to survive conditions of unfavourable weather such as lack of food and water. The mechanism of aestivation under aridity and drought is not clear. This study therefore investigated the effects of aestivation and...

Author(s):   Akande, I. S., Odetola, A. A., Samuel, T. A. and Okolie, P.N.  

June 2016

Evaluation of advanced bread wheat genotypes for resistance to stem rust and yield stability

Stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp tritici) poses a major threat to wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production worldwide. The interaction between wheat and pathogen in presence of favorable environment can cause a complete crop failure. This study was conducted with the objective to identify wheat genotypes with resistance to stem rust with high and stable yield under four environments in Kenya. Forty wheat genotypes were...

Author(s): Hellen Wairimu Gitonga, Pascal P. Okwiri Ojwang, Godwin Kamau Macharia and Peter Njoroge Njau

January 2010

Is intervention effective after all?

  This study examines the effectiveness of direct official intervention in terms of whether the intervention by the Central Bank in the foreign-exchange market does offer effective or lasting instruments for exchange rates. The study is confirmatory research since it offers a descriptive survey of the impact of the Central Bank’s intervention on exchange rates across several economies. The paper makes key...

Author(s): Kulachet Mongkol

  • Article Number: 3062EFF4495

February 2010

The effect of phytosphingosine isolated from Asterina pectinifera on cell damage induced by mite antigen in HaCaT cell and antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus

  The current study was to investigate the positive protective effects of phytosphingosine (PS) against mite antigen and Staphylococcus aureus, etiological causes of an atopic dermatitis. To achieve this aim, PS was isolated from starfish,Asterina pectinifera, using high-performance liquid chromatography and was elucidated with nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. In the present experiment, PS,...

Author(s): Gui Hyang Choi, Bo Ae Kim, Chan Ik Park and You Young Kim

October 2011

Palynostratigraphy and depositional palaeoenvironment of Cretaceous-Palaeogene (K-Pg) boundary deposits on Abidjan margin (Côte d’Ivoire)

  Palynological analysis were performed on 49 samples of cuttings from the interval 6020' to 4460 ' of an oil well Dino -1x located on Abidjan offshore margin in Côte d'Ivoire. This study proposed a palynostratigraphy and inferred a depositional environment, of which 1,560 feet thickness ismainly of gray clays. The samples first described for a lithological synthesis were...

Author(s):   Digbehi Zéli Bruno, Guédé Koré Elysée, Yao N’goran Jean-Paul, Affian Kouadio, Toé Bi Kahou Katel Kizito, Yao Konan Raphael and Tahi Ignace  

  • Article Number: D2BB46740893

October 2010

Pattern of Musculaskeletal pain among elderly physiotherapy outpatients in Nigerian tertiary health institution

Background: Elderly patients suffer from both acute and chronic painful conditions and ineffective pain management can have a significant impact on the quality of life of older adults, leading to depression, social isolation and a loss of function. Aim:  To find out what the causes of musculoskeletal pain are and the site that was mostly affected in elderly patients attending Physiotherapy outpatients’...

Author(s): Ojoawo A.O., Onigbinde A.T., Awotidebe T.O.

  • Article Number: 5D7535567168

October 2010

Antimicrobial activity of Rhaponticum acaule and Scorzonera undulata growing wild in Tunisia

  This study examined the in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities of the extracts (butanolic, ethyl acetate, petroleum ether and the product H2) of 2 plants belonging to the Asteraceae family: Rhaponticum acaule L. and Scorzonera undulata L.Butanolic and ethyl acetate extracts of the Rhaponticum acaule plant showed a moderate antibacterial activity against 3 of...

Author(s): Houda Ben Abdelkader, Karima Bel Haj Salah, Kaouthar Liouane, Olfa Boussaada, Karima Gafsi, Mohamed Ali Mahjoub, Mahjoub Aouni, Ahmed Nourreddine Hellal and Zine Mighri

  • Article Number: 33CF63014324

January 2015

Factor analysis of soil spatial variability in Akoko Region of Ondo State, Nigeria

Variability in soil properties is a critical element across wide areas of researches especially in several aspects of agriculture and environment. The objective of this study was to examine the spatial variability of soil properties and factors contributing to the general pattern of variability in Akoko Region. Observations were carried out largely from sampling points and twenty soil samples were collected for...

Author(s): Olorunlana, F.A.

December 2015

Analytical and numerical study of a pulsatile flow in presence of a magnetic field

This paper deals with the effects of magnetic field on heat transfer in a pulsatile flow. A mathematical model is developed to investigate the impact of magnetic field on the velocity and the temperature distributions between two concentric ducts. Finite differences method is used in order to solve the dimensionless governing equations, and implicit schemes for velocity and temperature are obtained. The effects of...

Author(s): Mohamed DEGHMOUM, Abderrahmane GHEZAL and Said ABBOUDI

August 2009

A cold-inducible modifier QTL affecting fertility restoration of WA CMS in rice

  The inheritance of pollen fertility restoration in 2 F2 populations of cross Neda-A X IR36, was studied in normal and cold conditions by means of QTL method. In cold condition the number of fertile plants was reduced in favor of sterility. The distributions of individuals in pollen fertility suggested that fertility restoration was mainly controlled by major genes. The population cultivated in normal...

Author(s): A. Ahmadikhah and M. Alavi

  • Article Number: 3C562562894

January 2012

Fast matrix multiplication techniques based on the Adleman-Lipton model

  On distributed memory electronic computers, the implementation and association of fast parallel matrix multiplication algorithms has yielded astounding results and insights. In this discourse, we use the tools of molecular biology to demonstrate the theoretical encoding of Strassen’s fast matrix multiplication algorithm with DNA based on an n-moduli set in the residue number system, thereby...

Author(s): Aran Nayebi

December 2013

The use of long-term Scutellaria altissima callus cultures for shoot regeneration, production of bioactive metabolites and micropropagation

Different types of seedling explants were used to induce Scutellaria altissima callus formation. The explants were cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) agar medium supplemented with 0.1 mg l-1 indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), 0.2 mg l-1 thidiazuron (TDZ) and Schenk and Hildebrandt (SH) agar medium containing 0.1 mg l-1 naphthalene acetic acid (NAA), 0.2 mg l-1 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP), 0.5 mg l-1 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic...

Author(s): Izabela Grzegorczyk-Karolak, Łukasz Kuźma and Halina Wysokińska

February 2011

The probable genetic introgression between Walia ibex (Capra walie) and domestic goats (Capra hircus) at Simien mountains national park (SMNP) in Ethiopia

  An exploratory survey was conducted at Simien mountains national park (SMNP) and bordering districts to assess the genetic introgressions between walia ibex (C. walie) and domestic goats (Capra hircus) in Ethiopia by studying breeding strategies, production and grazing systems. About 96.9% of the farmers practiced extensive goat production system. The common goat grazing places include outside and...

Author(s): K. Alemayehu, S. Gizaw, Y. Mekasha, A. Haile and T. Dessie

October 2013

Variability and genetic diversity assessment in physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.)

A trial was conducted to assess genetic parameters and diversity in physic nut (Jatropha curcasL.). Data were collected on ten biometric traits during year 2007 to 2008 and 2008 to 2009.Genotype Indira Gandhi Agricultural University (IGAU)-Raipur ranked first for seed yield (0.269, 0.492 kg/plant) in year 2007 to 2008 and 2008 to 2009, respectively. In 2007 to 2008, dry fruit yield/plant accounted...

Author(s): Hariom Kumar Sharma, Arvind Shukla, Arvind Kumar, Alok Shukla, Shashi Bhushan Choudhary and Jawahar Lal Jatothu

December 2012

Evaluation of the concentration of toxic metals in cosmetic products in Nigeria

  It has been shown that heavy metals toxicity to humans is as a result of long term or high level exposure to pollutants common in the environment including the air, water, food and numerous consumer products such as the cosmetics and toiletries. In this study, we assessed the levels of toxic metals in different cosmetic products sold at local shops in Lagos, Nigeria. The cosmetic items included thirty creams...

Author(s): Adepoju-Bello, A. A., Oguntibeju, O. O., Adebisi, R. A., Okpala, N. and Coker, H. A. B.

November 2011

Biochemical changes in chickpea caused by Fusarium oxysporium f. sp ciceri

Study was conducted to see the changes in ascorbic acid, free amino acids, proline and totalphenol content at different stages of infection of wilt disease in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L) roots tissues. The results indicated that total phenol content was significantly higher in root of all the cultivars...

Author(s): RATHOD P. J. and Vakharia D. N.

  • Article Number: FEAAB6A10540

February 2015

A physico-chemical analysis of soil and selected fruits in one rehabilitated mined out site in the Sierra Rutile environs for the presence of heavy metals: Lead, Copper, Zinc, Chromium and Arsenic

The accumulation of heavy metals in soils especially in mining environments is of increasing concern to researchers in the Agricultural Industry. This is because the metals are biomagnified by plants. Accumulation of heavy and trace metals in plants occur by various sources but soil is considered the major one. Consumption of vegetables and fruits containing heavy metals is one of the main ways in which these elements...

Author(s): P. O. Egbenda, F. Thullah and I. Kamara

May 2013

Aspects of the floral biology and pollen properties of Vigna unguiculata L. Walp (Fabaceae)

  The present work had the objective of collecting information pertaining to the floral biology and properties related with the viability and germinability of black-eyed bean (Vigna unguiculata) pollen grains. The study was conducted in the municipal area of Cruz das Almas, Bahia, Brazil during the months of April to June of the year 2011. In the climate and soil conditions of the study area, V....

Author(s):   Generosa Sousa Ribeiro, Adailton Freitas Ferreira, Cynthia Maria de Lyra Neves, Fernanda Silva das Mercês Sousa, Carina de Oliveira, Eloi Machado Alves, Gení da Silva Sodré and Carlos Alfredo Lopes de Carvalho

January 2016

Variation of static pressure in a crambe (Crambe abyssinica Hochst) grains column

The crambe has emerged as an option for the production of biodiesel, constituting itself as an alternative for off-season grain in Brazil. To obtain the best performance in the post-harvest product processing, knowledge of physical characteristics of the grains to as well as of the design of machines and structure storage is necessary. After pre-cleaning, the crambe (Crambe abyssinica Hochst) with a water content of 8%...

Author(s): Fernando João Bispo Brandão, Magnun Antonio Penariol da Silva, Felipe Carlos Speneski Sperotto, Samir Paulo Jasper, Pedro Henrique Silva Bezerra and Marco Antonio Martin Biaggioni

January 2011

Evaluation of an improved algorithm for fetal QRS detection

In the area of fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring, different sizes and multifunctional ultrasound based systems are used. All these systems are invasive but cannot be use for long term monitoring applications. The objective of this paper is to evaluate a fetal peak detection algorithm which is applied to all the abdominal channels without threshold (amplitude threshold free) that is threshold independent detection. The...

Author(s): M. M Sheikh Algunaidi, M. A. Mohd Ali and Md. Fokhrul Islam

February 2012

Micro and macro determinants of bank fragility in North Cyprus economy

The main purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate the determinants of bank fragility in the North Cyprus Economy from 1984 to 2008, using a multivariate logit model. A panel data set containing bank level data for 24 commercial banks together with variables related to the macroeconomic environment. The empirical methodology employed in the article allows for the determination of the factors that influence the...

Author(s): Nil Gunsel

March 2011

Pomological characterisation of different kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) cultivars in Adana (Turkey)

  Kiwifruit production in Turkey has increased very rapidly in recent years due to the high nutritional content, especially of vitamin. The performance and pomological characteristicsof seven kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) cultivars (‘Hayward’, ‘Bruno’, ‘Monty’, ‘Abbott’, ‘Elmwood’, ‘Fatma’ and ‘Tere’) were...

Author(s):   Bilge Yildirim, Turgut Yeşiloğlu, Müge Uysal-Kamiloğlu, Meral İncesu, Önder Tuzcu and Berken Çimen        

March 2013

Molecular characterization, cloning and sequencing of coat protein gene of a Pakistani potato leaf roll virus isolate and its phylogenetic analysis

  Total RNA was extracted from potato leaf roll virus (PLRV) positive potato plants and complementary DNA were synthesized. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based detection conditions were optimized by using coat protein (CP) gene specific primers. A 346 bp amplicon of PLRV- coat protein (CP) gene was amplified. Amplified CP-gene of PLRV was cloned in TA cloning...

Author(s): Md. Belal Hossain, Idrees Ahmad Nasir, Bushra Tabassum and Tayyab Husnain

December 2014

To study the nutrient status in soil and plant after the harvesting of the herbal crops under three-tier agroforestry system

The present study was conducted to find out the nutritional status in soil and plants of herbal crops under Sapota-Jatropha based three-tier agroforestry system at the Agronomy Farm (Block-E), ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari (Gujarat) during rainy season 2011 and 2012. Three medicinal plants viz., Basil (Ocimum sanctum L.), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata Well.) and...

Author(s): V. K. Solanki, D. B. Jadeja and M. K. Yadav

December 2008

Educational experiences and mental health among war-zone immigrants in Toronto

  Previous research suggested that educational engagement may enhance posttraumatic and post-migration adjustment and contribute to overall wellbeing among war-zone immigrants (Stermac et al., 2008). This study examined this further and compared the educational experiences and the health outcomes of immigrant students and non-students who had resided in global war-zones or within areas of extreme civil unrest...

Author(s): Lana Stermac, Paulette Brazeau and Krystle Martin

  • Article Number: 92581C03508

February 2016

Metaphors in political discourse: A review of selected studies

The use of metaphors in political discourse is a linguistic strategy that has been used all over the world. Studies on metaphor have therefore been done in various parts of the world. This paper reviewed studies on metaphor in political discourse to assess the role metaphor played in political discourse. It aimed to contribute to the field of metaphor in political discourse by reviewing studies done in this field. The...

Author(s): Raphael Francis Otieno, Francis Rew Owino and Judith Miguda Attyang&#;

November 2009

Effect of falciparum malaria on some plasma proteins in males: With special reference to the levels of testosterone and cortisol

  Sex-associated hormones were evidenced to modulate immune responses and consequently directly influence the outcome of infection. Testosterone is known to influence both protein metabolism and the level of cortisol which is the hormone of stress. This work was conducted to explore the influence of the degree of parasitemia in Plasmodium falciparum malaria on the male sex hormone testosterone, plasma...

Author(s): Muawia A. Abdagalil and Nabiela M. ElBagir

  • Article Number: 6F15B6311264

March 2012

Overcoming executive bureaucracy in the application of administrative justice to foreigners in South Africa

This article examines the various problems being faced by foreigners on a daily basis in order to obtain the necessary permits to work and reside in South Africa. The article highlights that the major obstacle is unnecessary bureaucracy by the officials of the Home Affairs who are responsible for the processing of permits. The article also examines how executive bureaucracy is affecting administrative actions and what...

Author(s): Jonas Leaka Humphrey Letsoalo and Kola O. Odeku

April 2012

Moderating effect of Information technology (IT) capability on the relationship between business process reengineering factors and organizational performance of Bank

The increasing competitive pressure as a result of technological development, globalization, changing customer demand led to survival challenges of many banks in the developing countries and demanded for improvement in quality customer service and speed to enhance profitability performance and cost reduction. This study is aim to examine the moderating effects of information technology (IT) capability on the...

Author(s): Kabiru Jinjiri Ringim, Mohd Rizal Razalli and Norlena Hasnan

April 2011

Surface display of multi-epitopes synthetic gene of Mycobacterium tuberculosis on Salmonella typhi Ty21a using a pgsA anchor protein

  We have developed a recombinant Salmonella typhi Ty21a vaccine candidate (rSTvacIII) displaying a multi-epitopes mycobacterial antigen called the VacIII (containing ubiquitin and 4 immunogenic mycobacterial epitopes of ESAT-6, PhoS1, Hsp 16.3 and MTB 8.4 genes) on the surface of S. typhi Ty21a (Ty21a) using PgsA protein as a carrier. The expression of VacIII protein on the surface of...

Author(s): Badrul S. M. Zainuddin, Mustaffa Musa and Zainul F. Zainuddin

July 2011

In vivo therapeutic effects of antibacterial and antiviral antibiotics using Bombyx mori L. as an animal model

Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed medications in modern medicine which offer promising results for the control of bacterial and viral diseases on silkworm. With aim to observe in vivo therapeutic effect of antibiotics on silkworm infected with bacterial and viral pathogens, the 50% effective dose (ED50) values are obtained by injection of antibiotics namely ofloxacin, tetracycline,...

Author(s): Venkatesh Kumar R. and Amit Srivastava

  • Article Number: A12635E18943

October 2010

Screening of superior chickpea genotypes for various environments of Iran using genotype plus genotype × environment (GGE) biplot analysis

  Superior crop cultivars must be identified through multi-environment trials (MET) and on the basis of multiple traits. The objective of this study was to explore the effect of genotype (G) and genotype × environment interaction (GE) on grain yield of 17 chickpea genotypes (Cicer arietinum L.) in six different research stations of Iran. GGE (G plus GE) biplot methodology was used to evaluate...

Author(s): Asghar Ebadi Segherloo, Sayyed Hossain Sabaghpour, Hamid Dehghaniand Morteza kamrani

  • Article Number: 9C1AA104747

April 2014

α-L-Arabinofuranosidase from Penicillium janczewskii: Production with brewer’s spent grain and orange waste

The highest production of α-L-arabinofuranosidase by Penicillium janczewskii in medium with brewer’s spent grain and orange waste was observed when cultivation was carried out in pH 5.0 at 25°C, for 8.5 days under shaking. The α-L-arabinofuranosidase present in the crude filtrate was optimally active at 60°C and pH 4.0; it was stable in a wide range of pH, maintaining 90% of the activity from...

Author(s): Beatriz Temer, César Rafael Fanchini Terrasan and Eleonora Cano Carmona

July 2007

Molecular characterization of some local and exotic Brassica juncea germplasm

  The production of Brassica germplasm with a wider genetic base is essential for using them properly in the genetic improvement of rapeseed/mustard. During the present study, different RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) primers were used to estimate the genetic distances among thirty different genotypes in all possible combinations. Level of genetic polymorphism at DNA level observed during...

Author(s): Waqar Ali, Iqbal Munir, Mian Afaq Ahmad, Wisal Muhammad, Nisar Ahmed, Durrishahwar, Shahid Ali and Zahoor A. Swati

March 2013

Exploration and evaluation of the mathematical values inculcation instrument

The concept of a values system in education including mathematics education cannot be over emphasized. This is because value based education stands to be the rudiment of classical successes in the attainment of beneficial knowledge, that is the knowledge which is cognizant of the material and spiritual needs of the individual and the society. This study aims at investigating and understanding the underlying factors of...

Author(s): Mukhtar Alhaji Liman, Mohd Burhan Ibrahim and Yusuf Isma’il

May 2011

Antifungal activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Picralima nitida seeds on Aspergillus flavus, Candida albicans and Microsporum canis

  Aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Picralima nitida seeds were tested for their antifungal activities using Aspergillus flavus, Candida albicans and Microsporum canis as test organisms. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of some plant metabolites which have been reported to have antimicrobial effects. Assays were performed using extract concentrations of 25, 50, 100 and...

Author(s): Peace Ubulom, Ekaete Akpabio, Chinweizu Ejikeme udobi and Ruth Mbon

  • Article Number: 714DB8C471

March 2012

On the spatial scaling of field measured soil water and electrical conductivity

In order to explore the impacts of scale on soil variability, a study in a 120 × 40 m agricultural field was carried out. Spatial variations of soil water content (SWC) and electrical conductivity (EC) were analyzed with all the data measured under 5 × 5 m sampling grid. Then, resampling technique was employed with changing sampling extents and spacing, and spatial variation of each scenario was also...

Author(s): Dongli She, Yingying Liu, Shizhang Peng, Shuang’en Yu, Fei Zhang and Fangfang Tong

June 2013

Estimation of the Salmonella spp. prevalence in pig farms with dry and wet feeding

Human salmonellosis originating from pork is an important zoonotic disease, and the objective of this study was to determine whether the Salmonella shedding was lower for pigs herds provided wet-feed compared to those on traditional dry rations. Four wet-feeding farms and six dry-feeding farms were selected. Individual faecal and feed samples were collected (faces 30, feed 10 from pigs per farm), and analysed...

Author(s): Nenad Stojanac, Ognjen Stevančević and Ivan Stančić

August 2017

In vitro anti-infective and antioxidant activities of Garcinia cola Heckel and Morinda lucida Benth

Garcinia cola also known as “bitter cola” (Guttiferae) is a plant with a wide usage of its parts for various medicinal purposes. The seeds are chewed as aphrodisiac and for the treatment of coughs, dysentery and liver inflammation. Morinda lucida (Rubiaceae) commonly called “great morinda” has been shown to have antimalarial and anti-pyretic activities. This study aimed at evaluating the...

Author(s): John Antwi Apenteng, David Ntinagyei Mintah, Michael Worlako Klu, Anna Kwarley Quartey, Akosua Bemah Oppong, Elizabeth Harrison and Millicent Awurama Antwi

February 2017

Microbial community structures of an offshore and near-shore oil production facilities after biocide treatment and the potential to induce souring and corrosion

Microbial communities of six samples from Escravos and Meren oil production facility in Nigeria were examined after biocide treatment using cultural and molecular approaches. Sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) count and activity were the highest in skimmer pit samples (1N1) which was affiliated with Euryarchchaeota (44%) and Proteobacteria (39%). Treatment of Meren injection water (1N2) with biocides significantly reduced...

Author(s): Chuma C. Okoro, Oluseye A. Ekun and Michael I. Nwume

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