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  1. Research

    Microbial quality of goat carcasses in Lilongwe, Malawi

    A study to evaluate the microbial quality of goat carcasses at Chinsapo-2 and Chigwirizano slaughter slabs in Lilongwe District, Malawi, was conducted in June 2014. A total of 154 swab samples were collected f...

    Jonathan Tanganyika, William M. Mfitilodze, Joshua P. Mtimuni and Richard R. K. D. Phoya

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:27

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  2. Research

    Pyritic metals sequestration on mine dumps treated with oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus, Jacq.et Fr.)

    Mining activities can lead to the generation of large quantities of heavy metal laden wastes which are released into the environment in an uncontrolled manner, causing widespread contamination of the ecosystem...

    Johnson Masaka, Marshall Mutambu, Rangarirayi Mhindu and Kudakwashe Muringaniza

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:26

    Published on: 8 October 2017

  3. Research

    Xylella fastidiosa and olive quick decline syndrome (CoDiRO) in Salento (southern Italy): a chemometric 1H NMR-based preliminary study on Ogliarola salentina and Cellina di Nardò cultivars

    Xylella fastidiosa is a Gram-negative bacterium which lives in the xylem of plants, causing its occlusion and other alterations inducing eventually the death of the infected plants. In...

    Chiara Roberta Girelli, Laura Del Coco, Marco Scortichini, Milena Petriccione, Luigi Zampella, Francesco Mastrobuoni, Gianluigi Cesari, Assunta Bertaccini, Gianfranco D’Amico, Nicoletta Contaldo, Danilo Migoni and Francesco Paolo Fanizzi

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:25

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  4. Research

    The biostimulant manufactured using diazotrophic endophytic bacteria and humates is effective to increase sugarcane yield

    The use of biostimulants in agriculture has demonstrated great potential but more consistent field results are required for wider farm acceptance. We evaluated different delivering methods for the biostimulant...

    Silézio Ferreira da Silva, Fábio Lopes Olivares and Luciano Pasqualoto Canellas

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:24

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  5. Research

    Fractionation and availability of phosphorus in acid soils of Hagereselam, Southern Ethiopia under different rates of lime

    Phosphorus (P) availability is commonly assumed to limit productivity in many tropical soils, yet there is relatively little information on the phosphorus chemical forms, distribution, and transformations that...

    Alemayehu Kiflu, Sheleme Beyene and Schoenau Jeff

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:21

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  6. Research

    Effect of the exogenous application of abscisic acid (ABA) at fruit set and at veraison on cell ripeness of olives Olea europaea L. and the extractability of phenolic compounds in virgin olive oil

    The effect of the exogenous application of abscisic acid (ABA) at the fruit set and veraison on the cell maturity of the olive Olea europaea L. and on the extractability of phenolic compounds (PC) in the virgin o...

    Youssef Moustakime, Zakaria Hazzoumi and Khalid Amrani Joutei

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:23

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  7. Review

    Opportunities to improve the seasonal dynamics of water use in lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) to enhance yield increase in water-limited environments

    Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) is one of the most important annual food legumes that plays an important role in the food and nutritional security of millions in the world. Lentil is mainly grown under rainfed en...

    Michel Edmond Ghanem, Fatima ez-zahra Kibbou, Julie Guiguitant and Thomas R. Sinclair

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:22

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  8. Research

    Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and water stress on ultrastructural change of glandular hairs and essential oil compositions in Ocimum gratissimum

    The objective of this work is to study the influence of arbuscal mycorrhizal fungi (Glomus intraradices) and water stress on the ultrastructural change of basil glandular hair and also on the essential oil synthe...

    Zakaria Hazzoumi, Youssef Moustakime and Khalid Amrani Joutei

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:20

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  9. Research

    Panel test and chemical analyses of commercial olive oils: a comparative study

    The quality grade of an olive oil is defined according to the results of analytical and organoleptic examinations.The increasing attention towards both olive oil quality and quality verification methods prompt...

    Simone Circi, Donatella Capitani, Antonio Randazzo, Cinzia Ingallina, Luisa Mannina and Anatoly P. Sobolev

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:18

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  10. Review

    Portable NMR in food analysis

    Low-field 1H NMR relaxometry is an important tool used to investigate on the most abundant components of intact foodstuffs based on relaxation parameters and amplitude of the NMR signals. In particular, informati...

    Donatella Capitani, Anatoly P. Sobolev, Valeria Di Tullio, Luisa Mannina and Noemi Proietti

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:17

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  11. Research

    Water-extractable organic matter and its fluorescence fractions in response to minimum tillage and organic farming in a Cambisol

    Minimum tillage (MT) and organic farming (OF) are increasingly conducted in agricultural managements from the interest of optimizing soil conditions and developing sustainable agriculture. Our understanding of...

    Han Yin Sun, Philipp Koal, Georg Gerl, Reiner Schroll, Rainer Georg Joergensen and Jean Charles Munch

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:15

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  12. Research

    In situ polymerization of soil organic matter by oxidative biomimetic catalysis

    Agricultural practices that enhance organic matter content in soil can play a central role in sequestering soil organic carbon (SOC) and reducing greenhouse gases emissions.

    Assunta Nuzzo, Riccardo Spaccini, Vincenza Cozzolino, Giancarlo Moschetti and Alessandro Piccolo

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:12

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  13. Review

    NMR-based metabolomics in wine quality control and authentication

    A comprehensive summary of research work related to applications of NMR spectroscopy in combination with multivariate statistical analysis techniques for the analysis, quality control, and authentication of wi...

    Maria Amargianitaki and Apostolos Spyros

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:9

    Published on: 24 May 2017

  14. Research

    Chemical and rheological characterization of arabinoxylan isolates from rye bran

    Rye arabinoxylans (AXs) might be used as baking improvers for gluten-free (GF) bread. However, their extraction process still needs to be improved.

    Denisse Bender, Maximilian Schmatz, Senad Novalin, Renata Nemeth, Foteini Chrysanthopoulou, Sandor Tömösközi, Kitti Török, Regine Schoenlechner and Stefano D’Amico

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:14

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  15. Research

    Mixed rhizobia and Herbaspirillum seropedicae inoculations with humic acid-like substances improve water-stress recovery in common beans

    Common beans are a staple food in many developing countries. However, changes in global precipitation patterns, particularly short droughts during the rainy season, have affected crop production because nodula...

    António da Piedade Melo, Fábio Lopes Olivares, Leonardo Oliveira Médici, Alena Torres-Neto, Leonardo Barros Dobbss and Luciano Pasqualoto Canellas

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:6

    Published on: 10 April 2017

  16. Review

    The role of biostimulants and bioeffectors as alleviators of abiotic stress in crop plants

    The use of bioeffectors, formally known as plant biostimulants, has become common practice in agriculture and provides a number of benefits in stimulating growth and protecting against stress. A biostimulant i...

    Michael James Van Oosten, Olimpia Pepe, Stefania De Pascale, Silvia Silletti and Albino Maggio

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:5

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  17. Research

    Potential of three microbial bio-effectors to promote maize growth and nutrient acquisition from alternative phosphorous fertilizers in contrasting soils

    Agricultural production is challenged by the limitation of non-renewable resources. Alternative fertilizers are promoted but they often have a lower availability of key macronutrients, especially phosphorus (P...

    Cécile Thonar, Jonas Duus Stevens Lekfeldt, Vincenza Cozzolino, Dominika Kundel, Martin Kulhánek, Carla Mosimann, Günter Neumann, Alessandro Piccolo, Martin Rex, Sarah Symanczik, Florian Walder, Markus Weinmann, Andreas de Neergaard and Paul Mäder

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:7

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  18. Research

    An antioxidant activity of the whole body of Holothuria scabra

    Holothuria scabra is the potential source of terpene with high antioxidant capacity and one of the most valuable species in the trade.

    Saksit Nobsathian, Patoomratana Tuchinda, Prasert Sobhon, Yotsawan Tinikul, Jaruwan Poljaroen, Ruchanok Tinikul, Morakot Sroyraya, Tanes Poomton and Supakant Chaichotranunt

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:4

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  19. Review

    HRMAS NMR spectroscopy applications in agriculture

    The relatively recent and advanced high-resolution magic angle spinning (HRMAS) NMR technique enables the direct application of NMR spectroscopy to semi-solid and gel-like samples. It combines the advantages o...

    Pierluigi Mazzei and Alessandro Piccolo

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:11

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  20. Review

    Multiple benefits of legumes for agriculture sustainability: an overview

    Food security, lowering the risk of climate change and meeting the increasing demand for energy will increasingly be critical challenges in the years to come. Producing sustainably is therefore becoming centra...

    Fabio Stagnari, Albino Maggio, Angelica Galieni and Michele Pisante

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:2

    Published on: 2 February 2017

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