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  1. Content type: Research

    Weed control represents a major issue in plant cultivation in containers. Manual weed control is very expensive and the use of chemical herbicide or plastic mulch films has a large environmental impact. The ai...

    Authors: Matteo Giaccone, Chiara Cirillo, Pasquale Scognamiglio, Maurizio Teobaldelli, Alessandro Mataffo, Adriano Stinca, Antonio Pannico, Barbara Immirzi, Gabriella Santagata, Mario Malinconico and Boris Basile

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:21

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    Actinomycetes are known to produce various lytic enzymes such as chitinase which have different biotechnological aspects. Plackett–Burman design (PBD) was applied to evaluate significant components of medium to i...

    Authors: Sneha Jha and H. A. Modi

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:20

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  3. Content type: Research

    Two humic acids extracted from a volcanic soil (HA1) and a leonardite (HA2) were used to form insoluble complexes with iron metals. To simulate the rhizospheric processes that displace iron from complexes of humi...

    Authors: Assunta Nuzzo, Antonio De Martino, Vincenzo Di Meo and Alessandro Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:19

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  4. Content type: Research

    Fungal rot diseases of white yam (Discorea rotundata) tubers and cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) are the major post-harvest challenges in the availability of these root tubers. The use of biological extract of plan...

    Authors: Chukwuma S. Ezeonu, Chinedu Imo, Dawn I. Agwaranze, Assumpta Iruka and Abraham Joseph

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:18

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  5. Content type: Research

    Poultry production is one of the fastest growing agricultural activities in Egypt. This activity is delivering large quantities of chicken manure. This organic waste can have a negative impact on the environme...

    Authors: Ouahid Elasri, Mahmoud Salem, Mohamed Ramdani, Oulya Zaraali and Latrach Lahbib

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:17

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  6. Content type: Research

    Bioactive components from medicinal plants are said to be responsible for the antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of plant extracts. It was the main purpose of this paper to evaluate the total phenolic conte...

    Authors: Alemayehu Mekonnen, Minaleshewa Atlabachew and Banchalem Kassie

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:16

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  7. Content type: Research

    The surface layers of two German grassland soils, a silt loam soil from Dortmund (Soil A) and a sandy loam soil from Hannover (Soil B), were subjected to the Humeomics fractionation to identify the molecular c...

    Authors: Marios Drosos, Davide Savy, Michael Spiteller and Alessandro Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:14

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  8. Content type: Research

    Broad bean fits sustainable agriculture model due to symbiosis with Rhizobium, the seeds being a good source of energy, proteins, polyphenols, and fiber. The large amount of broad bean biomass residues can be emp...

    Authors: Carmine Amalfitano, Leonardo D. Gomez, Pierre Frendo, Stefania De Pascale, Olimpia Pepe, Rachael Simister, Valeria Ventorino, Diana Agrelli, Carlo Borrelli, Simon J. McQueen-Mason and Gianluca Caruso

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:15

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  9. Content type: Research

    Land degradation is a treat for natural resources in Tigray high lands of northern Ethiopia, where 30–50 percent of the soil productive capacity has been lost in the past 500 years. Restoration and management ...

    Authors: Mengistu Welemariam, Fassil Kebede, Bobe Bedadi and Emiru Birhane

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:12

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  10. Content type: Research

    The plant kingdom constitutes an enormous reservoir of bioactive molecules, generally used by plants to prevent or to protect themselves from pathogens’ attacks. To date, several primary or secondary plant met...

    Authors: F. Lelario, L. Scrano, S. De Franchi, M. G. Bonomo, G. Salzano, S. Milan, L. Milella and S. A. Bufo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:13

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  11. Content type: Research

    As the world’s best-selling cut flower, there is a high demand for propagated rose plants. Auxins are the dominant growth regulator used to improve the rooting of cutting; however, their application remains a ...

    Authors: Noushin Ghazijahani, Ebrahim Hadavi, Moon S. Son and Byoung R. Jeong

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:11

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  12. Content type: Research

    Sewage sludge, the inevitable byproduct of municipal wastewater-treatment plant operation, is a key issue in many countries due to its increasing volume and the impacts associated with its disposal. According ...

    Authors: Lucrezia Lamastra, Nicoleta Alina Suciu and Marco Trevisan

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:10

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  13. Content type: Research

    Soil and water conservation measures (SWC) have a great practical significance to the restoration of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AMF). The objective of this study was to quantify the effect of decades long communit...

    Authors: Mengistu Welemariam, Fassil Kebede, Bobe Bedadi and Emiru Birhane

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:9

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  14. Content type: Research

    Dengue is a major problem for humanity. Most people use insecticides to eliminate larvae of Aedes aegypti, which requires heavy chemicals use that affects the environment and human health. Therefore, in this rese...

    Authors: Saksit Nobsathian, Vasakorn Bullangpoti, Nutchaya Kumrungsee, Natnicha Wongsa and Dussadee Ruttanakum

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:8

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  15. Content type: Research

    Genetic variation among different strains of wild macrofungi can be expressed and documented using different molecular tools. In this study, the genetic diversity and relatedness of Pleurotus ostreatus from diffe...

    Authors: Taye Victor Familoni, Clement Olusola Ogidi, Bamidele Juliet Akinyele and Anthony Kayode Onifade

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:7

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  16. Content type: Research

    Maize plants have a high nitrogen (N) demand, and thus, the fertilizers’ sustainable management and the inoculation with N2-fixing bacteria are the alternatives to reduce fertilization cost and the environmental ...

    Authors: Inocencio Junior Oliveira, José Roberto Antoniol Fontes, Bruno Fernando Faria Pereira and Aleksander Westphal Muniz

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:6

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  17. Content type: Review

    Environmental hormones, also called environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are produced by various human activities and environment pollution, and they are composed of industrial chemicals and en...

    Authors: Wei Tian, Lanteng Wang, Hongtao Lei, Yuanming Sun and Zhili Xiao

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:5

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  18. Content type: Research

    Mineral fertilizers are expensive and last only a relatively short time. Proper handling of fertilizers has a direct impact on crop quality and profitability. Currently, straight fertilizers are divided into t...

    Authors: Hyo-Seok Chae, Hye-Ji Noh, Woo Seung Song and Hyang-Hyun Cho

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:4

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  19. Content type: Research

    The effect of the ethephon application at fruit set and veraison on cell maturity of Olea europaea L. olives and on the extractability of phenolic compounds (PC) in virgin olive oil has been studied.

    Authors: Youssef Moustakime, Zakaria Hazzoumi and Khalid Amrani Joutei

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:2

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  20. Content type: Review

    Noodles and Chinese steamed bread (CSB) represent 70% wheat flour consumption in China. However, fresh noodles and CSB are much produced in small workshop and on family basis. The relatively poor and unstable ...

    Authors: Xiaolong Wang, Zhen Ma, Xiaoping Li, Liu Liu, Xiuxiu Yin, Kailong Zhang, Yu Liu and Xinzhong Hu

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2018 5:1

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  21. Content type: Review

    High-external input agriculture is one of the most disruptive human activities, which have been justified by the current economic paradigm due to high productivity and the need to feed a growing population. Ho...

    Authors: Fábio Lopes Olivares, Jader Galba Busato, Alessandra M. de Paula, Lívia da Silva Lima, Natália Oliveira Aguiar and Luciano Pasqualoto Canellas

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:30

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  22. Content type: Research

    Populations of plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) inoculated in natural soil typically decline over time due unfavourable biotic and/or abiotic factor(s). Improving subsurface root density may enhan...

    Authors: Peteh Mehdi Nkebiwe, Günter Neumann and Torsten Müller

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:29

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  23. Content type: Research

    The Gracilaria bursa-pastoris is an abundant alga that is responsible for the eutrophication in Nador lagoon in Morocco. Therefore, the lagoon is a deposit of bioresources whose economic value can be enhanced. An...

    Authors: Mohamed Ramdani, Ouahid Elasri, Nezha Saidi, Najat Elkhiati, Fouzi A. Taybi, Mohammed Mostareh, Oulya Zaraali, Benyounes Haloui and Mohammed Ramdani

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:28

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  24. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:27

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  25. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Johnson Masaka, Marshall Mutambu, Rangarirayi Mhindu and Kudakwashe Muringaniza

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:26

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  26. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:25

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  27. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:24

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  28. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Alemayehu Kiflu, Sheleme Beyene and Schoenau Jeff

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:21

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  29. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Youssef Moustakime, Zakaria Hazzoumi and Khalid Amrani Joutei

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:23

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  30. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:22

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  31. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Zakaria Hazzoumi, Youssef Moustakime and Khalid Amrani Joutei

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:20

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  32. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:18

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  33. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:17

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  34. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the present study was to enhance the stability toward isomerization and control the release of an encapsulated free-solvent extract of lycopene, obtained from a nonconventional natural source, b...

    Authors: Tatiana Rocío Aguirre Calvo and Patricio Román Santagapita

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:16

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  35. Content type: Review

    Understanding the forms and dynamics of soil phosphorus (P) is essential to maintain agricultural productivity while minimizing environmental risks. Since it was first used on soil extracts in 1980, 31P-nuclear m...

    Authors: Barbara J. Cade-Menun

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:19

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  36. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:15

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  37. Content type: Research

    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.

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:12

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  38. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Maria Amargianitaki and Apostolos Spyros

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:9

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  39. Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:14

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  40. Content type: Review

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS; MALDI biotyping) has become a standard tool for the accurate, rapid, and economical identification of pathogens in th...

    Authors: David Drissner and Florian M. Freimoser

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:13

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  41. Content type: Research

    Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) serves as a major food and income generation crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa and Central America. However, post-harvest losses associated with this crop still remain a...

    Authors: Dominic Aboagye, Joseph Ofei Darko and Noble Banadda

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:10

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  42. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:6

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  43. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:5

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  44. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:7

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  45. Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:4

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  46. Content type: Research

    Natural organic matter (NOM) plays important roles in biological, chemical, and physical processes within the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem. Despite its importance, a clear and exhaustive knowledge on NOM ...

    Authors: Dainan Zhang, Dandan Duan, Youda Huang, Yu Yang and Yong Ran

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:8

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  47. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Pierluigi Mazzei and Alessandro Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:11

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  48. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Fabio Stagnari, Albino Maggio, Angelica Galieni and Michele Pisante

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:2

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  49. Content type: Research

    The sorption of anthropogenic compounds on clay minerals is a complex molecular process with important implications for the fate of agrochemicals and organic pollutants in the environment.

    Authors: Ronald Soong, Adolfo Botana, Jasmine Wang, Hashim Farooq, Denis Courtier-Murias and Andre Simpson

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:3

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