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July 2010

A survey on recreational use of domestic water supply reservoirs: A case study from Kurtboğazi-Ankara, Turkey

Water-based activity is an important element in recreational areas. A dam lake can be used for recreational purpose and has created vast opportunities for camping, scenery watching, fishing, rowing and other water sports. Recreational purpose of the dam lake has used in a growing since 1945. Our country in recent years, lake, pond, dam and dam of the lake for recreation and sports activities with the increasing interest...

Author(s): Neslihan Tekçe, Nur Belkayali, Dicle Oğuz and Canan Tanrisever Baştemur

March 2012

Effects of elevated ambient temperature on embryo implantation in rats

  Implantation is a crucial step in mammalian reproduction as it is a gateway to further embryonic development and successful pregnancy. Changes in the environmental factors, such as temperature have adverse effects on reproduction. However, the impact of elevated temperature on the implantation process is not well defined. The objective of this study was to investigate the possible effect of elevated...

Author(s):   Huda Yahia Hamid ,), Md Zuki Abu Bakar Zakaria ), Nurhusien Yimer ), Goh Yong Meng ), Abd. Wahid Haron ) and Noordin Mohamed Mustapha )    

August 2011

Classification system for rain fed wheat grain cultivars using artificial neural network

Artificial neural network (ANN) models have found wide applications, including prediction, classification, system modeling and image processing. Image analysis based on texture, morphology and color features of grains is essential for various applications as wheat grain industry and cultivation. In order to classify the rain fed wheat cultivars using artificial neural network with different neurons number of hidden...

Author(s): Alireza Pazoki and Zohreh Pazoki

November 2013

Contribution of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum L.) seeds towards the nutritional characterization

In the present investigation biochemical contents in fenugreek seeds were estimated. Results revealed minimum polyphenol content in genotype NDM-278. Genotype HM-267 recorded the maximum phytic acid while RM-185 recorded the maximum saponin content. The maximum carbohydrate was observed in the genotypes NDM-12 and ACC-012 however; the maximum protein content in genotype NDM-33. Genotype HM-258-1 estimated the maximum...

Author(s): Krishan Pal Singh, Beena Nair, Prem Chand and A.K. Naidu

May 2011

The character of female gender imagery and culture memory in disciplinary fetish internet sites and voluntaristic associations

  Gender is an ongoing performance, one in which scripts change over time, and one where plot twists, requiring each person to exhibit theatrical talent, spontaneously contrived or calculated from 'second nature' yet the female gender role stereotypes which focus on submission are of late subject to disdain. A four year qualitative research project explored three related contexts where females are...

Author(s): G. V. Loewen

  • Article Number: 108059111454

October 2011

Developing a business failure prediction model for cooperatives: Results of an empirical study in Spain

  The use of statistical models to predict business failures has received considerable attention in recent decades. However, very few studies have been devoted to predicting failures of cooperative societies, which play an important social and economic role in many sectors and possess certain characteristics that distinguish them from investor-owner companies. This paper develops a statistical business failure...

Author(s):   Alicia Mateos-Ronco and Ángela López Mas

May 2013

Reproductive traits in relation to crossbreeding in pigs

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of crossbreeding pure breeds on reproductive traits in pigs.The study was conducted on 2,431 record concerning reproductive traits of four pure breeds (large yorkshire (LY), swedish landrace (SL), duroc (D) and hampshire (H) and their reciprocal F1 crosses. Data processing method was by the least...

Author(s): Dragomir Lukač

June 2016

Reduction of organic contaminants and microbial communities in bioecological wastewater treatment system

Wastewater treatment is a key factor in controlling eutrophication of freshwater bodies. Nutrients discharge in wastewater can cause water quality problems such as eutrophication of freshwater bodies, decreased conservation and recreational value of water systems, and destruction of aquatic life. A pilot scale bioecological wastewater treatment system which consisted of a modified anaerobic\anoxic\oxic (A2O) system as a...

Author(s): Haq Nawaz Abbasi, Xiwu Lu and Khawar Ali Shahzad

June 2012

Scion and stock diameter size effect on growth and fruit production of Sclerocarya birrea (marula) trees

Sclerocarya birrea (marula) is a highly valued fruit tree in southern Africa because of its products which have gained both regional and international markets. However, its fruits have been harvested from the wild with a few provenances being managed on farmland. Grafted marula trees have shown wide variations in scion and rootstock growth (for example, stem diameters), but effects of these variations on tree...

Author(s): Simon A. Mng’omba, Gudeta W. Sileshi, Ramni Jamnadass, Festus K. Akinnifesi and Jarret Mhango

February 2012

Heavy metals accumulation and distribution pattern in different vegetable crops

  Different vegetable crops grown on heavy metal contaminated soil showed marked difference in metal accumulation, uptake and distribution pattern. Crop species also showed remarkable difference in metal concentration of various plant parts. Based on metal accumulation in edible parts and whole plants, root vegetables namely radish and carrot registered lower accumulation of almost all heavy metals except zinc...

Author(s): S. Singh, M. Zacharias, S. Kalpana and S. Mishra

April 2009

Status of project management education in Pakistan

  Emerging contractual delivery systems, collaborative partnerships, new management initiatives, and global product markets require professionals and students to have a broader awareness of construction methods and project management issues. This paper presents the state of the project management education in Pakistan. The analysis is based on course offerings at 61 private and public sector universities in...

Author(s): Faisal Manzoor Arain and Syed Awais Ahmad Tipu

  • Article Number: 63E8F4A3836

December 2012

Preliminary screening of aflatoxin level in maize (Zea mays L.) in some selected markets in Benue State, Nigeria

Preliminary screening of aflatoxin B1 levels in maize (Zea mays L.) sold in some markets of Benue State, Nigeria, was carried out using thin layer chromatography (TLC). Concentrated chloroform extracts of 10, 15 and 40 μl were used in diethylether - methanol - water solvent system in the ratio of 96:3:1. Moisture contents of the stored and oven-dried fresh maize collected from the markets were in the range...

Author(s): S. T. Ubwa, K. Asemave and G. O. Igbum

February 2003

Variations in fatty acid proportions during desiccation of Telfairia occidentalis seeds harvested at physiological and agronomic maturity

  The effect of desiccation on lipid content, fatty acid composition and the antioxidative enzymic capacity was investigated in seeds of Telfairia occidentalis, harvested at physiological and agronomic maturity. Seeds were dried at 5 and 28 oC, environments that induced different drying and metabolic rates. Desiccation of seeds was associated with decreased antioxidative enzymic capacity (of...

Author(s): Nkang A, Omokaro D, Egbe A and Amanke, G 

May 2017

Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards rabies in Dedo district of Jimma zone, southwestern Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study

 Rabies is a fatal neglected viral zoonosis which causes encephalitis in many warm-blooded animals and humans. It is an incurable disease once the clinical signs appear. However, it can be prevented via vaccination and community awareness. This study was therefore designed to determine the level of community knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) regarding rabies. Cross sectional study was conducted from December...

Author(s): Nejash Abdela, Boru Midekso, Jemal Jabir and Wezir Abdela

February 2013

Serum levels of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) as diagnostic markers for early hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients with or without diabetes

The significance of serum levels of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in early screening of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients was evaluated. The effect of diabetes on GAGs and IGF-1 levels was also estimated. Fifty cirrhotic patients with early stage Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (22 were diabetic), thirty control cirrhotic patients without HCC (11 were diabetic) and twenty...

Author(s): Ahmad S. Ibrahim, Hala A. Attia, Ahmad M. Rabea and Amal M. El-Gayar

March 2013

Protective effect and expression of defense-related ESTs induced by acibenzolar-S-methyl and a phosphorylated mannan oligosaccharide-based product against Moniliophthora perniciosa in Theobroma cacao

  Witches’ broom disease (WBD), caused by the fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa, is one of the main diseases in cocoa (Theobroma cacao) and has caused severe economic losses. Integrated disease management has been the focus for its control and therefore, the identification of new inducers of plant resistance is desirable. Thus, the goal of this work was to evaluate two potential inducers of...

Author(s): Lívia de Matos Pereira, Mário Lúcio Vilela de Resende, Sandra Marisa Mathioni, Magnólia Araújo Campos, Pedro Martins Ribeiro Júnior, Fabrício Rabelo Camilo, Anderson Tadeu Silva and Luciano Vilela Paiva

May 2003

Biodegradation of Bonny light crude oil in soil microcosm by some bacterial strains isolated from crude oil flow stations saver pits in Nigeria

  In an effort at developing an active indigenous bacterial consortium that could be of relevance in bioremediation of petroleum contaminated systems in Nigeria, four hydrocarbon degrading bacteria strains were isolated. Partial sequencing of the 16S rDNA of the isolates suggests that they are all strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Axenic cultures of the isolates biodegraded Bonny light crude oil in...

Author(s): A. I. Okoh

January 2013

Factors influencing the adoption of cell phone banking by South African students

  Technology has transformed banking beyond the bricks and mortar bank concept. The modern bank can now be represented by innovations such as cell phone banking. These technologies, when adopted, present a win-win situation for both financial institutions and customers. Increased revenues and cost savings for banks; cheaper and more convenient forms of banking for customers. Although globally cell phone banking...

Author(s): Richard Shambare

December 2012

Effect of thiamethoxam and imidacloprid treatment on germination and seedling vigor of dry-heated seed of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.)

Rapid and uniform seedling growth is a pre-requisite for better establishment of oil palm plantations. Chemical pretreatments can be used to increase the rate and uniformity of seed germination. Thiamethoxam and imidacloprid are insecticides classified in the broad-spectrum systemic neonicotinoid group and their use in seed treatment has been claimed to increase seed germination and vigor in some crops. Thiamethoxam at...

Author(s): Wanchai Chanprasert, Theingi Myint, Surakitti Srikul and Onrat Wongsri

November 2009

Integrating soil conservation, water production and timber production values in forest management planning using linear programming

Forest management focuses on the control of forest ecosystems based on the sustainable use of forest values without damaging ecological integrity. Although, timber would easily be characterized and valued, it is difficult to quantify the amount and monetary value of water production and soil conservation. In this study; soil conservation, water and timber production values of forests were taken into consideration. These...

Author(s): Uzay Karahalil, Sedat keleş, Emin Zeki Başkent and Selahattin Köse      

  • Article Number: 52A7F9D38020

October 2009

Antidermatophytic activities of Ixora brachiata Roxb

  The in vitro antifungal activity of Ixora brachiata Roxb. leaf and root extracts were evaluated against three different genera of dermatophytes viz. Microsporum,Trichophyton and Epidermophyton by Dilution Agar Method. The crude extracts ofIxora brachiata root and leaf showed in-vitro antifungal properties and completely prevented the growth of tested...

Author(s): B. Sadeghi-Nejad and S. S Deokule

  • Article Number: D21A82311257

November 2010

In vitro activities of three kinds of antibiotics against Staphylococcal biofilm and planktonic cultures

  The aim of the present study is to determine the activities of three kinds of antibiotics against Staphylococcal biofilm and planktonic cultures in vitro, and to indicate the enhancement of biofilm formation in response to stress factors such as glucose and sub-inhibitory concentrations of antibiotics by using scanning electron microscope. Biofilm forming staphylococci were identified by using...

Author(s):   T. El-Banna, A. Abd El-Aziz, A. Abo-Kamar, A. Ghazal and R. AboZahra  

  • Article Number: 6BB9F4F14673

August 2008

Comparative studies and microbial risk assessment of different water samples used for processing frozen sea-foods in Ijora-olopa, Lagos State, Nigeria

This study reports the comparative studies and microbial risk assessment of different water samples used for processing frozen sea-foods in Ijora-olopa, Lagos State, Nigeria. Twelve different samples of well, tap, borne-hole, river water used for processing frozen sea-foods were collected from different processing shops in Ijora-olopa, Lagos. These water samples were microbiologically analyzed for the presence of...

Author(s): Okonko, Iheanyi Omezuruike, Ogunjobi, Adeniyi Adewale, Adejoye, Oluseyi Damilola, Ogunnusi, Tolulope Adeola, and Olasogba Mojisola Clara

September 2011

Factors critical to the success of small-medium sized business marketing: A view from the tourism industry in Saudi Arabia

Small-medium sized enterprises have acquired increasing importance in recent years within the Middle Eastern states of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain where they are regarded as a significant component of the economy and creator of jobs. However, their marketing has often been deficient and this paper examines factors which are critical to success within the context of the countries’ tourism industries. Particular...

Author(s): Muhammad Asad Sadi and Qamar Iftikhar

  • Article Number: BACBA8A4981

January 2015

Cross-sectional study on bovine fasciolosis: prevalence, coprological, abattoir survey and financial loss due to liver condemnation at Areka Municipal Abattoir, Southern Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was carried out from November 2013 to April 2014 on bovine fasciolosis at Areka municipal abattoir to estimate the prevalence of bovine fasciolosis, associated risk factors, evaluate the sensitivity of coprological test and estimate direct annual financial loss due to liver condemnation. From 400 sampled cattle’s during the study period, 67 (16.75%) of their fecal samples and 120 (30%) of...

Author(s): Nebyou Moje, Solomon Mathewos, Fanta Desissa and Alemayehu Regassa

November 2014

Attenuation of allergic airways inflammation by an extract of Hymenocardia acida

Tracheal hyperresponsiveness, airway mucus production and bronchoalveolar inflammation are the major components of asthma. Here, we aim to investigate the role in the control of asthma of a bioactive plant extracted from Hymenocardia acida in a physiological and pathophysiological model. The effect of H. acida crude extract (HACE) on total cellular components of bronchoalveolar (BAL) fluids was performed on ovalbumin...

Author(s): Fatou Bintou Sar, Mamadou Sarr, Mama S.Y. Diallo, Saliou Ngom, Lamine Gueye, Abdoulaye Samb, Ramaroson  Andriantsitohaina and Annelise Lobstein  

August 2011

Photosynthetic yield, fruit ripening and quality characteristics of cultivars of Syzygium samarangense

This study was carried out to evaluate the photosynthetic yield, color development and quality characteristics of three cultivars of Syzygium samarangense at commercial farm of Banting, Selangor and Functional food laboratories, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Various physiological and biochemical parameters were studied during two seasons of fruit growth from October, 2009 to August, 2010 with the ...

Author(s): Adel. M. Al-Saif, A. B. M. Sharif Hossain , Rosna Mat Taha and K. M. Moneruzzaman 

October 2013

Prevalence and barriers to the use of insecticide treated nets among pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic at Specialist Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria

Malaria is endemic and a major public health problem in Nigeria. In most malaria endemic areas, pregnant women are the main adult group at risk for the severe form of the disease.In the absence of effective vaccine for malaria prevention and development of unacceptable levels of resistance to one drug after another by the malaria parasite, prevention of mosquitoes bite through use of insecticide treated nets (ITNs)...

Author(s): Awosan, K. J., Ibrahim, M. T. O., Alayande, M. O., Isah, B. A., Yunusa, E. and Mahmud, M. B.

July 2013

Elections and electoral processes in Africa: A gimmick or a curse?

  This paper seeks to highlight the controversial way elections have been held in some countries, which have led to the loss of confidence with the results, in some cases, the disputed elections has led to civil wars, re-run of the electoral process or the formation of coalitions. Election time on the African continent has therefore brought about anxiety to both the contesting political parties and the...

Author(s): Jephias Mapuva

  • Article Number: 5A3AB3C40952

December 2010

How to manage knowledge well? Evidence from the life insurance industry

  As using knowledge management and performance effectively to gain competitive advantage is becoming critical in today’s knowledge-based economy, an increasing number of industries are trying to explore optimal methods of managing knowledge-based assets, so-called intellectual capital (IC) in both visible and invisible forms and evaluate their performance in this regard. In Taiwan, the life insurance...

Author(s): I-Shuo Chen and Jui-Kuei Chen

  • Article Number: A65A7C815528

July 2012

Reactive scheduling to minimize makespan of parallel-machine problem with job arrival in uncertainty

Unpredictable events such as uncertain job arrivals might change the system status or affect the system negatively. Proper actions, such as rescheduling, should be triggered to keep the performance of the system at a specific level. The adoption of the event-driven rescheduling policy counters the impacts of dynamic arrival of jobs, and the parallel insertion algorithm with adjusting procedure is designed to minimize...

Author(s): Shu-Hsing Chung, Ming-Hsien Yang, and Ching-Kuei Kao

January 2012

Influence of postharvest hot water dip treatment on quality of peach fruit (Prunus persica L.)

Effect of hot water dipping and storage time on post harvest behavior that is, pH, weight loss, acidity, total soluble solids (TSS), TSS/acid ratio and ascorbic acid content of peach was investigated. Pre-storage heat treatments provide a non-damaging physical treatment, and a relevant strategy, that fits both consumers and growers expectations. pH values decreased with the passage of time while the effect of...

Author(s): Shahid Akbar Khalil, Muhammad Ayub, Roshan Zamir, Muhammad Sajid, Ali Muhammad, Fazali-i-Wahid and Muhammad Faiq

February 2013

Exploration of the survival and competitiveness of the textile, leather and clothing industries in the Eastern Cape, RSA

  In the Southern Africa Region, the textile, leather and clothing industry has undergone many structural pressures in the face of increased low cost competition from South-East Asian countries but many firms have closed. Despite wholesale firm closures, significant numbers of firms have survived. This article seeks to explore in what sense the survival areas (firms who have survived or new entrants) in the...

Author(s): A. Mwamayi, G. Wood, R. Haines, M. Brookes and V. Mmbengwa

July 2011

Uptake, accumulation and some biochemical responses in Raphanus sativus L. to zinc stress

  The responses of radish (Raphanus sativus L.) to increasing concentrations of ZnCl2 (1, 5 and 10 mM) in Hoagland nutrient medium were studied. Under the conditions of these increasing zinc concentrations, the highest zinc accumulation was obtained in the roots of the plants treated with 10 mM applications. The zinc concentration in the vegetative parts, was highest in the root and was lowest in the...

Author(s):   Taylan Kösesakal, Elif Yüzbaşioğlu, Eda Kaplan, Çiğdem Bariş, Sirri Yüzbaşioğlu, Murat Belivermiş, Gül Cevahir-Öz and Muammer Ünal

November 2011

Characterization of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers for the Chinese black sleeper, Bostrychus sinensis

We characterized 11 single nucleotide ploymorphism (SNP) markers for the Chinese black sleeper, Bostrychus sinensis. These markers were isolated from a genomic library and tested in ten geographically distant individuals of B. sinensis. Polymorphisms of these SNP loci were assessed using a wild population including 36 individuals. All the 11 loci exhibited bi-allelic polymorphism. The minor...

Author(s): Hangjun Wang, Liyan Zhang, Xiaowan Chen and Shaoxiong Ding

December 2009

Chlorosoma: How can it contribute to photosynthesis of green bacteria?

Numerous kinetic data for excitation energy decay in bacteriochlorophylls as well as extremely short lifetimes of excitations in dominating chlorosoma pigment exclude the possibility of an efficient migration of this energy from chlorosoma to the main intra-membrane photosystem of some green bacteria. Author discusses the main purpose and molecular mechanism which account for this inconsistency in huge, 3D chlorosoma...

Author(s): A. Y. Borisov

  • Article Number: D6CE8A240691

December 2010

Phenotypic diversity of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Massa, a fermented maize dough

  A total of thirty lactic acid bacteria belonging to Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus plantarum, Pediococcus acidilactici, Lactococcus lactis and Leuconostoc mesenteroides were isolated from the various fermenting stages of white maize gotten from five western states of Nigeria namely Oyo (Ibadan), Lagos, Ondo (Akure), Ogun (Abeokuta) and Ekiti states for Massa production and were...

Author(s): Patience T. Fowoyo and Samuel T. Ogunbanwo

  • Article Number: D66312A16838

March 2011

Immunomodulatory role of Rhaphidophora korthalsii methanol extract on human peripheral blood mononuclear cell proliferation, cytokine secretion and cytolytic activity

Rhaphidophora korthalsii methanol extract induce the immunomodulatory effect on human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC). The present study was performed to investigate the immunomodulatory potential of the extract through different tests: MTT assay, BrdU proliferation assay, Trypan blue direct cell counting, cytokine (IL-2, IL-12 and IFN-γ) ELISA assay and Annexin V cytotoxicity assay. Concanavalin A...

Author(s): Swee Keong Yeap, Noorjahan Banu Mohamed Alitheen, Wan Yong Ho, Abdul Rahman Omar, Abdul Manaf Ali, Boon Kee Beh and Abdul Hadi Noaman Yousr

  • Article Number: 5A550D319685

August 2013

Assessment of ecotourism resources: An applied methodology to Nameri National Park of Assam-India

  Assam, comprising Eastern Himalaya, is one of the mega bio-diversity hot spots of the world. It also forms part of two endemic bird areas, viz. Eastern Himalaya and Assam plains. Nameri National Park is a part of NBL (north bank landscape of the Brahmaputra River) and also is a part of Eastern Himalayan mega biodiversity hotspot, which has immense potentialities for ecotourism venture. The present research is...

Author(s):   Niranjan Das    

November 2017

Application of two-level full factorial design and response surface methodology in the optimization of inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP–OES) instrumental parameters for the determination of platinum

Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) determination of platinum was optimized using 2-level, 4-factor full factorial design and response surface methodologies. Four factors, namely carrier gas flow rate, sample solution flow rate as represented by the pump speed, plasma observation height and RF power, were employed in the factorial design. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) at a p-value...

Author(s): Raison Mapfumo and Mark Fungayi Zaranyika

September 2005

Microbial utilization of stachyose in soymilk yogurt production

Conventional dairy yogurt starter cultures Lactobacillus bulgaricus andStreptococcus thermophilus were studied for their ability to reduce stachyose in soymilk after 8 h fermentation at 44°C. The bacteria required acclimatization and propagation in soymilk prior to inoculation of fermentation medium.  Plain soymilk fermented by inocula developed from  the starter cultures stored in soymilk...


April 2012

Using a gas-filled detector in a rotation modulation collimator system for near-field imaging

Author(s): Tareq Alrefae,

April 2012

Growth performance of different strains of indigenous Tswana chickens under intensive management system

Indigenous Tswana chickens are traditionally kept under free range production system and their growth performance under an intensive management system have not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was therefore to evaluate the growth performance of the naked neck, dwarf and normal-feathered strains of indigenous Tswana chickens under an intensive management system. A total of 74, 43 and 44 Tswana chickens of the...

Author(s): Patrick M. Kgwatalala, Moremedi Nogayagae and Shalaulani J. Nsoso

October 2011

In vitro assessment of Inula spp. organic extracts for their antifungal activity against some pathogenic and antagonistic fungi

  Inula viscosa, Inula graveolens and Inula crithmoïdes (Asteraceae) leaf and flower organic extracts (hexane, chloroform and methanol) were assessed for their antifungal activity against two Trichoderma species (Trichoderma harzianum and Trichoderma viride) and three formae speciales of Fusarium oxysporum. I. viscosa organic extracts showed...

Author(s):   Faten Omezzine, Mejda Daami-Remadi, Asma Rinez, Afef Ladhari and Rabiaa Haouala

July 2008

Lysine vasopressin blocks the effect of chlorodiazepoxide in behavioral tests

The aim of the study presented here was to determine the influence of subcutaneously administered lysine-vasopressin (LVP, 1 U/kg, s.c.), chlorodiazepoxide (BDZ, 20 mg/kg, i.p.), and vehicle (veh, chlorobutanol + saline (0.85%) + Tween 80, 0.1 mL/100 g) administered through the peritoneum on anxiety-related-behavior using the Vogel conflict test, the elevated plus-maze test (EPM) and the marble-burying test. The results...

Author(s): Edvaldo Rodrigues de Almeida

  • Article Number: A7B167332453

October 2015

Anti-inflammatory effect and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis of the EtOAc extract from Panzeria alaschanica

The aerial parts of Panzeria alaschanica are used to treat pelvic inflammation and chronic pelvic inflammation. The anti-inflammatory effects of P. alaschanica have been well known in folk medicine, which suggest that extracted components from P. alaschanica could potentially treat inflammatory disease. The aim of this study was to discover the bioactive compounds of P. alaschanica. To achieve this, ethyl acetate...

Author(s): WANG Qing-Hu, HU Yu-rong, SHAO Cai-yun, WU Jie-Si, HAN Na-Ren-Chao-Ke-Tu, DAI Na-Yin-Tai and WU Rong-Jun

April 2011

Acetylation of wood components and fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy studies

In this study, the reactivity of wood components with acetic anhydride or vinyl acetate was studied. It was found that the reactivity of wood components was virgin wood flour > holocellulose >> a-cellulose. Acetylation of Turkish pine or cedar wood flour with acetic anhydride was significantly improved in the presence of potassium carbonate at 100°C. Maximum of about 20 and 18% weight percentage gain...

Author(s): Nihat Sami Cetin and Nilgul Ozmen

April 2012

Isolation, synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of some novel curcumin derivatives as anticancer agents

Microwave assisted a series of novel curcumin analogues that were synthesized by altering β-diketone system with olifinic bond (4 to 12) and evaluated their anticancer activity against KB-oral and mouth, CaCO2-colon, MCF-7-breast, WRL-68 liver, HepG-2-liver human cancer cell lines. The naturally occurring curcuminods (A, B and C) showed excellent IC50ranging from 0.0006 to 6.0 µg/ml. Analogues 5, 7, 10 and 12...

Author(s): Dinesh Kumar, Pushpesh kumar mishra, Anita v.k. anand, Pramod kumar agrawaland Ranjit mohapatra

June 2013

Influence of cultivar and growing season on quality properties of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Quality of nine winter wheat cultivars (Ana Morava, Aleksandra, Toplica, KG-56S, Kruna, Planeta, Takovcanka, Vizija and Studenica) was studied in this paper. Field experiment was conducted in three growing seasons(2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08) on the experimental field of Small Grains Research Centre of Kragujevac, Serbia. Zeleny sedimentation value, wet gluten content and rheological properties of flour...

Author(s): Veselinka ZECEVIC, Jelena BOSKOVIC, Desimir KNEZEVIC, Danica MICANOVIC and Slobodan MILENKOVIC

April 2009

Mycotoxin production by fungi isolated from stored grains

A study was conducted to determine the fungi associated with maize (Zea mays), rice (Oryza sativa) and millet (Pennisetum typhoiodes) in storage. Mycotoxin production by isolated fungi was subsequently evaluated using the thin layer chromatography technique. Eight different fungi were isolated altogether namelyAspergillus terreus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, Penicillium italicum,...

Author(s): Amadi, J. E. and Adeniyi, D. O.

  • Article Number: 9E3DE215706

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