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August 2010

Effects of salt and drought stresses on germination, emergence and seedling growth of Durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.)

The present investigation has been performed to evaluate Durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) tolerance to osmotic stress at the water potentials of -0.2, -0.4, -0.6 and -0.8 MPa induced by polyethylene glycol PEG-8000 (polyethylene glycol 8000) or NaCl solutions at an early stage of plant growth. Each, on germination, emergence and early seedling growth, were investigated for two Durum wheat (Triticum...

Author(s): R. Sayar, H. Bchini, M. Mosbahi and M. Ezzine

  • Article Number: 40F18C939455

May 2013

Multiresistant Staphylococcus intermedius isolated from otitis externa in dogs and them human owners – A practical approach

Staphylococcus intermedius is a commensal bacterium isolated from the mucous of clinically healthy dogs but commonly associated with pyoderma and otitis in dogs, causing opportunistic side infections. Otic exudates samples from 34 dogs affected by recurrent otitis externa and from 15 humans who had daily contact with them as pets were collected. Samples from five individuals who had no contact with any pet were...

Author(s): Romeo T. Cristina and Janos Degi

August 2009

Association of MC4R gene variants with carcass and meat quality traits in Qinchuan cattle

MC4R belongs to a seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptor which may regulate body composition and insulin action. Many mutations in the MC4R gene are associated with obesity, energy expenditure and serum triglyceride levels in human and animals. Six mutations in the MC4R gene were identified in our study (-293 C>G, -193 A>T, -192 T>G, -129A>G, -84T>C and 1069C>G)....

Author(s): Hongyu Liu,#, Wanqiang Tian,#, Linsen Zan, , Hongbao Wang,  and Huan Cui

August 2012

Leadership as a key element in the effective alignment between external and internal branding in organisations

This paper perceives leadership as the ‘key element’ in organisation’s brand to the outside world, which also influence how employees eventually perceive the external brand that has been portrayed by the organization. External company brands deal with certain attributes of the organisation, such as innovation, consumer concern, trustworthiness, a drive for quality and concern for the environment. The...

Author(s): Vinessa Naidoo and Wilfred I. Ukpere

July 2011

The challenges facing opposition political parties in rural Zimbabwe within 2000-2008

  It is recognised in greater circles that opposition political parties in both developing and developed countries have an insurmountable task to achieve in ensuring and enhancing democratic processes. They are the very institutions that are central in paving way for development in all spheres of life that is political, economic and socio-cultural. For Zimbabwe, it is apparent that, at most, opposition...

Author(s):   Percyslage Chigora, Tobias Guzura and John Mutumburanzou  

  • Article Number: 1AF806540711

October 2015

Mapping gully erosion in Abia State, Nigeria using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques

Soil erosion is of major concern in Abia State, Nigeria. This study adopts a combination of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing as a tool to study and map soil erosion menace in Abia State. For this research, several datasets that represent climate, soil, geology, topographic and anthropogenic factors were used as the basic requirements for environmental modeling of soil loss using Universal Soil...

Author(s): Nnabugwu O. Uluocha and Ibeabuchi Uwadiegwu

November 2013

Active islanding detection technique using rate of change of negative sequence of voltage injection

Recently, the penetration of Distributed Generation (DG) at medium and low voltages in utility networks is increasing in developed countries and takes special place for them worldwide. Due to the DGs advantages, including use of Renewable Energy which do not pollute environment and has endless nature, the application of DGs can potentially reduce the need for traditional system expansion, controlling a potentially huge...

Author(s): Noradin Ghadimi

August 2013

Effects of different irrigation regimes and nitrogen levels on yield and quality of melon (Cucumis melo L.)

In order to study the effects of different irrigation regimes and nitrogen (N) levels on yield and some yield components of melon, a research was conducted at the Agricultural Experimental Field of the Harran University (Sanliurfa, Turkey) during the growth periods of 2007 and 2008. The growing season of melon was divided into four phenological stages: (i) Stage I, from seed germination to beginning of flowering; (ii)...

Author(s): M. Simsek and N. Comlekcioglu

June 2012

Effect of metabolic modifiers on meat quantity and quality

  The inadequacy of food supply due to the population growth together with urbanization, drive a significant demand for animal sources. Consequently, a number of technologies have been developed and are being used commercially to enhance profitability of animal production and to improve their quality. The objective of this paper is to review recent studies on the effects of metabolic modifiers on quantity and...

Author(s):   Bilatu Agza Gebre, Zelealem Tesfay Gebretsadik and Anil Kumar Anal  

September 2009

Characterization of high magnesian rocks for suitability as flux in iron and steel industry

  Chromite resources of Orissa are mostly confined to Sukinda ultramafic belt and Boula Nausahi igneous complex. In these deposits, chromite is mainly present as layers in ultramafic rocks (high magnesian). These high magnesian ultramafic chromite overburden rocks are dumped as waste materials during chromite mining operations. These rocks are classified as dunite, peridotite and their altered products...

Author(s): J. K. Mohanty, D. S. Rao, A. K. Paul and S. Khaoash

  • Article Number: AD14F912111

January 2011

The impacts of industry-specific factors and country-level characteristics on corporate financing decisions - Evidences from Asian countries

  The present study re-examined corporate financing choices in terms of either pecking order or tradeoff predictions and compared the leverage over industries and across countries. Data was drawn from the database of Compustat in nine Asian countries, including Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. The financing decisions of firms across Asian countries did not...

Author(s): Jian-Fa Li, Yih-Bey Lin, and Kuang-Hua Hsu

May 2011

The nature of inflation in Malawi up to the early 2000s

  This paper examines the possible sources of inflation in Malawi’s economy since 1970s. Using vector autoregressive models of order two in changes of the variables, impulse response functions as well as error variance decomposition analysis, this study has established that changes in money supply, exchange rates, past values of inflation, recessions and booms were the main determinants of inflation....

Author(s): Greenwell C. Matchaya

  • Article Number: 6BADFD14823

October 2006

Molecular variation in population structure of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv manihotis in the south eastern Nigeria

Xanthomonas axonopodis pv manihotis (Xam) is the causal agent of cassava bacterial blight (CBB) in all cassava growing areas of the world.  To develop an efficient disease management strategy, the genetic diversity of the pathogens population ought to be known.  Information is scarce on the genetic diversity ofXam population in Nigeria. Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) was used to...

Author(s): Ogunjobi A.A., Fagade O.E. and Dixon A.G.O.

February 2014

Epidemiological significance of major hemoparasites of ruminants in and around Debre-Zeit, Central Ethiopia

Prevalence of hemoparasites of ruminants (cattle, sheep and goat) in and around Debre-Zeit was determined using diagnostic records from November, 2010 to April, 2011. A total of 384 blood samples collected from ruminants present in Debre-Zeit town and surrounding peasant associated areas were examined by Giemsa stained, thin blood smears and Diff-quick method for hemoparasite. Packed cell volume (PCV) for each sample...

Author(s): Tirualem Sitotaw, Fikru Regassa, Fikre Zeru and Abraha Gebregziabher Kahsay,

February 2015

Technical-vocational education and language policy in Ghana

Technical and vocational graduates in Ghana are often ill-equipped to become self-reliant or well-fitted into the demands of the job market. This pattern can be examined in terms of the educational language policy implementation that disregards regional linguistic needs. This seems to arise as a result of the medium of instruction that is implemented in wholesale. This paper illustrates the need for the adoption of...

Author(s): James Nsoh Adogpa

February 2012

Effects of astragaloside IV on L-type calcium channel currents in adult rat ventricular myocytes

Astragaloside IV (AGS-IV), a traditional Chinese herb, has been found to have potent cardioprotective effects. However, the relevant mechanisms still remain unclear. In the present study, using standard whole-cell patch clamp recording technique, we identified a novel functional role of AGS-IV in regulating L-type calcium channel currents (L-currents) in adult rat ventricular myocytes. Our results showed that AGS-IV...

Author(s): Shiqi Lu, Guolin Chen, Yiming Zhao and Wanping Sun

December 2014

Distribution of phage types of Vibrio cholerae 01 biotype El Tor in Nigeria (2007-2013): Implication in cholera mortality

Nigeria has been plagued with seasonal epidemics of cholera with high mortality impact since 2007. Data to understand the molecular epidemiology of strains for developing country-specific control measures are either not available or incomplete in most of the epidemic states. To bridge this information gap, this study determined the phage type profiles of some selected Vibrio cholerae 01 biotype El Tor strains involved...

Author(s): Akinsinde K. A., Iwalokun B. A., Oluwadun A., Smith S. I., Fowora M., Nwaokorie F. O., Bamidele T. A., Olukoya D. K. and Ujah I. A. O.

July 2008

Empirical analysis of agricultural growth and unemployment in Nigeria

Unemployment is a worldwide economic problem. It is a main cause of poverty. Poverty alleviation has been a great concern to developing countries. The economic cost of unemployment on a society necessitates this study. Consequently, this study analyses the Nigerian agricultural growth rate and examines the linkage and dimension of agricultural growth and unemployment rates. Time series data were employed with the aid of...

Author(s): O. E. Ayinde

  • Article Number: 6EB016736821

November 2010

Mix design and mechanical properties of oil palm shell lightweight aggregate concrete: A review

To build environmentally sustainable structures, especially in developing countries, the possibility of using some agricultural wastes and industrial by-products from different industries as construction materials will be highly desirable and has several practical and economic advantages. Oil palm shell (OPS) is a form of agricultural solid waste in the tropical regimes. Research over the last two decades shows that OPS...

Author(s): Payam Shafigh, Mohd Zamin Jumaat and Hilmi Mahmud

  • Article Number: E86F8E233326

November 2005

Production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae biomass in papaya extract medium

Extracts of papaya fruit were used as substrate for single cell protein (SCP) production using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A 500 g of papaya fruit was extracted with different volumes of sterile distilled water. Extraction with 200 mL of sterile distilled water sustained highest cell growth. Biochemical analysis of dry biomass revealed the following composition: 35.5% protein, 40.7% saccharide, 4.09% lipids, 0.04%...

Author(s): OJOKOH A.O. and R.E. UZEH

November 2016

Evaporation of soil water based on the quantity and uniformity of crop waste distribution in soil superficies

Plant residues influence the energy balance and water vapor flux on the soil surface. The aim of this research was to quantify the effect of the amounts and distribution of crop mulching on evaporation of soil water. The study was carried out at the Instituto Agronômico do Paraná, located in Londrina City, State of Paraná, Brazil. In experiment 1,  soil water evaporation was determined according...

Author(s): Daiane Cinque Mariano, Paulo Sergio Lourenco de Freitas, Rogerio Teixeira Faria, Roberto Rezende, Rivanildo Dallacort and Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva

February 2013

Isolation and partial characterization of heparin-binding protein from Korean mistletoe (Viscum album coloratum)

Korean mistletoe (Viscum album coloratum), a different subspecies of Viscum album from European mistletoe has shown that it has various biological activities including anti-cancer and immune modulating activities. The main leading compounds were known to be lectins. Additionally, we isolated heparin-binding protein (HBP) fractions from Korean mistletoe extract (KM) and characterized them. Heparin is a...

Author(s): Ji Young Yoo, Hyosun An, In Bo Kim, Kyu Dae Kim, Young Hoon Kim, Tae Jun Songand Jong Bae Kim    

November 2010

Molecular detection of invA and spv virulence genes in Salmonella enteritidis isolated from human and animals in Iran

  It is important to study the genotypic diversity of Salmonella plasmid genes which are responsible for its virulence. In the present study multiplex polymerase chain reaction (multiplex PCR) assay was carried out for detection of Salmonella enteritidisand presence of invA and spv genes. In the first stage of the study, 1001 poultry samples were collected from a...

Author(s): Kumarss Amini, Taghi Zahraei Salehi, Gholamreza Nikbakht, Reza Ranjbar, Javid Amini and Shahrnaz Banou Ashrafganjooei

  • Article Number: F017A0F14582

August 2011

Solid waste management system of Narayanganj city: An environmental study

Improper management of solid waste is one of the main causes of environmental pollution and degradation in many cities. Many cities lack solid waste regulations and proper disposal facilities. The present paper attempts to understand the poor disposal and handling of waste that leads to environmental degradation, destruction of the ecosystem and poses great risks to public health in Narayanganj City of Bangladesh. The...

Author(s): Asib Ahmed and Shahnaz Huq-Hussain

  • Article Number: 27169102451

March 2011

Antimicrobial screening of selected medicinal plants in Tamilnadu, India

  The present study deals with the antimicrobial activity of the aqueous, acetone and petroleum ether extracts of the leaves, stem and root of Andrographis ovata Clarke, Aristolochia indica L., Eclipta prostrata L. and Gloriosa superba L., using agar diffusion method against human pathogens, such as Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Psudeomonas...

Author(s): C. Alagesaboopathi

October 2012

Antifungal activity of Psidium guajava organic extracts against dermatophytic fungi

Hexane, acetone and methanol extracts obtained from Psidium guajava leaves were studied for their antifungal properties against Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton tonsurans, Sporotrix schenckii, Microsporum canis, Cryptococcus neoformans, Candida parapsilosis,and Candida albicans by using the agar disk diffusion technique. Compared to control, hexane extract showed the best antifungal activity,...

Author(s): Padrón-Márquez Beatriz, Viveros-Valdez Ezequiel, Oranday-Cárdenas Azucena and Carranza-Rosales Pilar

December 2017

Rural agricultural development and extension in Mexico: Analysis of public and private extension agents

Agricultural extension in Mexico significantly favors rural development and considers agriculture as a means of promoting economic development by solving problems associated with poverty and food security. The Mexican extension system, as in other Latin American countries, has been transformed into services provided by extensionists (also known as extension agents, or professional service providers). Due to the social,...

Author(s): Areli M. Zamora, Mercedes A. Jiménez Velázquez and José L. García Cué

December 2016

An investigation of problem-solving skills of pre-service science teachers

Advancements in science and technology have created problems for some people who have difficulties adapting to the new environment. Improving problem solving skills of these people is very important for them to so have the ability to cope with new problems. From the education perspective, it is believed that teachers should help students by not only giving them information on how to solve certain problems but also how...

Author(s): Asiye Bahtiyar and Bilge Can

May 2017

Observational learning on industry work practices toward job readiness

This research aims to find out the influence of observational learning on job readiness based on some indicators and variables. This is a quantitative research in which Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used. The research method is survey. The participants of this research are the Grade XII students of Accountancy Department of State Vocational High School, Tangerang regency, Banten in the 2016-2017 academic year....

Author(s): Subkhan Rojuli, Agus Rahayu and Disman

May 2009

Effects of alum treatment of two litter materials on growth performance of broiler chicken

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of aluminum sulfate (alum) amendment to 2 litter materials on broiler growth performances. 645 newly born broiler chicks were randomly allocated into 4 litter groups (control straw, control sawdust, alum treated straw and alum treated sawdust). Feed and water were provided ad libitum throughout the 42 day experimental period. Chicks were...

Author(s): Emine Alkiş and Mehmet Fatih Çelen      

  • Article Number: 24EA65F38600

July 2013

Down-regulation of GST and CAT gene expression by methanolic extract of Nigella sativa seed in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells

The anti-oxidant effect of Nigella sativa (NS) on human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) on a PHA (phytohemagglutinin) and a non-PHA stimulated proliferation were tested using SYBR Green based Real Time PCR analysis for antioxidant enzyme’s gene expression [glutathione-stransferase (GST) and catalase (CAT)]. Cells isolated from human PBMCs were treated with methanolic extract of NS for 48 h in...

Author(s): Alhazmi MI, Periasamy VS and Ali A. Alshatwi

March 2013

Polyphenol-rich beverages promote a sustainable and renewable generation of energy and prevent neurotoxicity

Polyphenol-rich beverages, formulations 1 and formulation 2 composed of herbal and berry extracts were developed. Their impact on adenosine triphosphate (ATP) responses was investigated in vitro and compared to that of well-known commercial drinks (Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Antioxia, Tetley green tea). Results show that mitochondrial activity, intracellular and extracellular ATP responses are impacted upon the...

Author(s): Gauthier Mélanie and Chabot Sophie

November 2010

Improving recombinant protein solubility in Escherichia coli: Identification of best chaperone combination which assists folding of human basic fibroblast growth factor

Manipulating the cytoplasmic folding environment by increasing the intracellular concentration of folding modulators, such as chaperone molecules, causes the convenient production of heterologous proteins. Wrong selection of chaperones will negatively affect the host cells physiology and the production of heterologous proteins. Due to this reason, type and combination of chaperone molecules are crucial to produce more...

Author(s): Mona Alibolandi, Hasan Mirzahoseini, Farzaneh Moshtaghi Nehi#, Golnaz Tabatabaian#, Hossein Amini and Soroush Sardari  

June 2017

Factors contributing to irregular migration: A case of Kasulu District, Tanzania

Despite the fact that irregular migrants (IRMs) have often been facing a lot of challenges in sustaining their livelihood in Kasulu District, yet in recent years, there has been an increase of IRMs from within and outside Kasulu District in search of casual labour in the local community. The study therefore was undertaken in four villages in Kasulu, Kitanga, Kagera-Nkanda, Mvugwe and Nyachenda. Specifically, the study...

Author(s): Robby S. Magweiga and Justin K. Urassa

April 2011

Treatment for production of interferon-alpha (ifn-a) and interferon-gamma (ifn-g) from the same purified suspension of leukocytes

The basic aim of this work was to examine possibilities for introducing a new biotechnological treatment for preparation, storage and further purifying the suspension of leukocytes ("buffy coat" (BC)), intended for production of human interferon-alpha (hIFN-a) and human interferon-gamma (hIFN- g). Three hundred and eighty four units of BC were examined. They were divided into three series of 128...

Author(s): Bratislav Stankovic, Maja Surbatovic, Goran Stojanovic, Milutin Mihajlovic, Zoran Tambur, Zoran Kulisic and Miroslav Markovic

November 2010

Heavy metal contamination of soil and sediment in Zambia

  Heavy metal pollution is one of the most important problems in Zambia and causes serious effects to humans and animals. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the spatial distribution of heavy metals in main areas of Zambia and understand the characteristics of the pollution in each area. River and lake sediments and soil samples were collected from a large area of Zambia and analyzed for ten heavy...

Author(s): Yoshinori Ikenaka, Shouta M. M. Nakayama, Kaampwe Muzandu, Kennedy Choongo, Hiroki Teraoka, Naoharu Mizuno and Mayumi Ishizuka

April 2015

Prevalence and antibiotic resistance pattern of blood culture isolates from human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) patients on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) in Nigeria

Bloodstream infections remain public health problem and have resulted to morbidity and mortality in HIV/AIDS patients. This study was therefore aimed at determining the prevalence of bacteremia in HIV infected patients on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) attending Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State. A total of 105 blood samples were cultured using brain heart infusion and subcultured on bismuth...

Author(s): Oluyege A. O., Ojo-Bola O. and Olagbemi A. A.

May 2013

Training needs of the freshwater fish growers in Assam, India

A study was conducted in five rural development blocks of India to investigate the training needs of freshwater fish growers. A total of fifty fish growers having training exposures were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Independent variables included thirteen socio-economic parameters and dependant variables included seven critical technical areas. Frequency and percentage, mean score, standard deviation...

Author(s): Uttam Kumar Baruah, Jyotish Barman, Hitu Choudhury and Popiha Bordoloi

April 2007

Expression of T4 Lysozyme Gene (gene e) in Streptococcus salivarius subsp. Thermophilus

In present study, we aimed to express T4 Lysozyme gene (gene e) in Streptococcus salivarus subsp. thermophilus to create better probiotics for poultry. The Esherichia coli plasmid, Bluescript II SK +/- harboring gene e named pL1, was converted to a new E. coli-Streptococcus sp. shuttle vector (pL2) by cloning and insertingStreptococcal replication origin of...

Author(s): Ayca S. Akinalp, Meltem Asan and Numan Ozcan

December 2012

Antioxidant activity and total flavonoids content of different parts of Azadirachta indica A. Juss

Reactive oxygen species are known to play a key role in many pathological conditions, and antioxidants from plant sources have been of great contribution in modulating this effect. Different parts of Azadirachta indica (AI) A. Juss were studied for their antioxidant capacity. We investigated antioxidant properties and total flavonoid contents of successive solvent extracts of different parts of AI. Total...

Author(s): Kiranmai, M., Usha Sri, B., Mohammed Ibrahim and Mahendra Kumar, C. B.

February 2012

In vitro induction of multiple buds from cotyledonary nodes of Balsam pear (Momordica charantia L.)

In this study, cotyledonary nodes of Changbai, Dabai and Youlv Balsam pear (Momordica charantia L.) were used for tissue culture to establish regeneration system, and the effects of different genotypes of Balsam pear, hormone combinations, seedling ages, dark period and AgNO3 concentrations on the bud regeneration were compared. The results show that eight-day old seedling was the best for multiple...

Author(s): Chao Ma, Yi Tang, Xiaomei Li, Juan Li, Li Wang and HuanXiu Li    

December 2011

Protective effect of an aqueous extract of 3 Ballerina against the action of the stannous chloride in Escherichia coli BW9091

3 Ballerina (3B) is a natural formula that has medicinal properties. Scientific information about this formula is not found in PubMed, and this fact has stimulated investigations about its biological effects. Stannous chloride (SnCl2) is present in many of our daily life activities and is capable to generate free radicals. The exonuclease III (xthA) protein is a member of the base excision repair, a key repair...

Author(s): Pinto N. S., Pereira M. O., Carmo F. S., Diniz C. L., Medeiros A. C., Santos-Filho S. D. and Bernardo-Filho M.,

April 2016

Effects of cover crops in the dynamics of organic matter and potassium in the soil and performance of common bean in the Brazilian Cerrado of Goiás State

The effects of several cover crops on common bean cv. Pérola productivity cropped at Goiano – Ceres Campus (Brazil) and changes in soil organic matter and potassium were evaluated for one season. The experiment was based on a randomized complete blocks design encompassing four treatments (spontaneous vegetation, Crotalaria spectabilis L., Mucuna aterrima L. and Pennisetum glaucum) and four replications....

Author(s): Cleiton Mateus Sousa, Cleber Luiz de Souza, Marcos Paulo dos Santos and Ana Paula Santos Oliveira

December 2012

Evaluation of hydrogeological properties of fractured granitic aquifer in a micro watershed of Kandukuru -Southern India

Aquifer performance tests were conducted in a fractured granitic bedrock aquifer to determine the well performance and hydraulic characteristics of bore wells in a micro watershed of Kandukuru from Southern India. The long duration pump tests under constant rate conditions (ranges: 216-363 m3/day) were conducted independently at 6 bore wells to examine the variations in transmissivity. Different analytical methods were...

Author(s): Sudheer Kumar, M., Srinivas Chary, R., Srinivasa Reddy, K. and Mondal, N.C.

December 2011

A review on bioactive compounds isolated from plants against plant pathogenic fungi

Plant-derived compounds are regarded as a substantial source for novel lead structures to develop medicines and biocides natural products. Concurrent with greater awareness towards the use of synthetic chemicals in agricultural practice, the application of integrated pest management programs has also increased. In recent years, there has been considerable public pressure to reduce the use of synthetic fungicides in...

Author(s): Yazdani, D., Tan, Y. H., Zainal Abidin, M. A. and Jaganath, I. B.

March 2012

Theoretical issues on the African stock markets and portfolio performance

  The study discusses the theoretical issues surrounding the African stock markets and portfolio performance. It examines the issues underpinning the perception of market inefficiency in African stock markets. It has been proposed that the solution to problems faced by African stock markets is to integrate their stock exchanges by merging the stock exchanges. The study adopted an exploratory research...

Author(s):   Odhiambo Odera

October 2013

Studies on integrated nutrient management on growth and yield of banana cv. Ardhapuri (Musa AAA)

A field experiment was laid out in a randomized block design with 10 treatments and 3 replications consisting of recommended dose of fertilizers (RDF) and RDF was combined with organic manures and biofertilizers [Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae (VAM), azotobacter, and Phosphate solubilising bacterial (PSB)] at different combinations to know their effect on growth and yield of banana. The vegetative growth...

Author(s): V. K. Patil and B. N. Shinde

December 2009

Determination of the deflection of vertical components via GPS and leveling measurement: A case study of a GPS test network in Konya, Turkey

  Deflection of the vertical is used in reducing geodetic measurements related to geoid networks (vertical and horizontal directions observations and length measurement, etc.) to ellipsoid plane and in geoid modeling processes. Generally, it is obtained by Astro-Geodetic and gravimetric techniques. These techniques are very complex and time-consuming. Ellipsoidal coordinates of points are easily obtained thanks...

Author(s):   Ayhan Ceylan      

  • Article Number: E6CB7F919837

August 2011

A new analytical formulation for contact stress and prediction of crack propagation path in rolling bodies and comparing with finite element model (FEM) results statically

Rails fracture by the growth of fatigue crack or critical crack is one of the prevalent defects in railway. The rail fracture, failure and analysis of stress should be studied to prevent rail fracture and events. In this paper, new formulation of contact stress for two rolling bodies is presented, and its results are close to the hertz stress formulation. The analysis of stress is done by Finite Element Model (FEM) and...

Author(s): Vahid Monfared

July 2015

An ‘innovation-cycle framework’ of integrated agricultural knowledge system and innovation for improving farmers’ climate change adaptation and risk mitigation capacities: A case of Bangladesh

The main objective of this paper is to present a new ‘innovation-cycle’ integrated conceptual framework of ‘TVET-adaptive AKSI’ (TVET: Technical and Vocational Education and Training; AKSI: Agricultural Knowledge System and Innovation). Thus the aim here is to discuss from existing body of literature of how ‘TVET-adaptive AKSI’ can be the ‘Next Frontier of Green...

Author(s): Md Zillur Rahman

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