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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Review

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  3. 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

    Content type: Review

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Review

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Review

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Review

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Review

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Review

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Review

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Review

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  30. 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

    Content type: Review

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. Studies were conducted to find efficient Indole acetic acid producing strains and assessing the effectiveness of combined dose of azolla (dried) and IAA producers on plant growth. Out of ten isolates, only two...

    Authors: V. Raut, I. Shaikh, B. Naphade, K. Prashar and N. Adhapure

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2017 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  33. Historically, plants have proven their value as a source of phytochemicals with therapeutic potentials and recently they play an important role in the discovery of novel drugs.

    Authors: Nidal Amin Jaradat, Abdel Naser Zaid and Fatima Hussein

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:31

    Content type: Research

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  34. Potato is an extensively cultivated annual crop in Bangladesh. In some years, when the production of potato is surplus, tons of potatoes are damped due to insufficient storage facilities. This study aims at th...

    Authors: Fowzia Sultana, Hafiza Khatun and Mohammad Amdad Ali

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:30

    Content type: Research

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  35. The thread caterpillar Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is an insect pest that attacks the lettuce, Lactuca sativa and this is a serious problem faced by farmers in Niassa province due to the ...

    Authors: Fraide Sulvai, Beni Jequicene Mussengue Chaúque and Domingos Lusitâneo Pier Macuvele

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:28

    Content type: Research

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  36. The veterinary antibiotic Sulfamethazine (SMZ) contaminates soils via manure applications. Like other soil contaminants (herbicides, fungicides, and nematicides), it has to be degraded. The main challenge is t...

    Authors: Natalie Hirth, Edward Topp, Ulrike Dörfler, Erhard Stupperich, Jean Charles Munch and Reiner Schroll

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:29

    Content type: Research

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  37. Deciduous oak coppices (Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) of the “Sierra de Gata” mountains (central western Spain) are located on acid rocks and subjected to annual rainfall higher than 700 mm year−1. Accordingly, the s...

    Authors: Isabel M. González, Juan F. Gallardo, José A. Egido and José J. Obrador

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:26

    Content type: Research

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  38. Coffee waste disposal from wet processing units is increasing with an increase in coffee consumption throughout the world. This not only has a limitation in terms of environmental pollution, but also high wast...

    Authors: Melkayo Geremu, Yetenayet Bekele Tola and Abrar Sualeh

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:25

    Content type: Research

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  39. The recycling of waste products into P fertilisers in agriculture is advisable from the perspective of sustainability. Bioeffectors (BEs), which have the ability to increase the plant uptake of P from recycled...

    Authors: Jonas Duus Stevens Lekfeldt, Martin Rex, Filip Mercl, Martin Kulhánek, Pavel Tlustoš, Jakob Magid and Andreas de Neergaard

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:22

    Content type: Research

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  40. The mechanism of organic carbon sequestration in different genesis of paddy soils has not been well understood. A 6-month incubation experiment, adding maize straw, was performed in three different genesis of ...

    Authors: Xiangyun Song, Lianqing Li, Xuhui Zhang, Jufeng Zheng, Jinwei Zheng, Qaiser Hussain and Genxing Pan

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:27

    Content type: Research

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  41. The genus Streptomyces comprises filamentous Gram-positive bacteria that are widely recognized for their ability to produce bioactive compounds such as antimicrobial, antiparasitic and immune-suppressing compound...

    Authors: Jucimara Anunciação de Jesus Sousa and Fabio Lopes Olivares

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:24

    Content type: Review

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  42. Penicillium bilaii may enhance P availability to plants, since it has been shown to increase plant growth and P uptake. There is currently increasing interest in using microorganisms t...

    Authors: S. Sánchez-Esteva, B. Gómez-Muñoz, L. S. Jensen, A. de Neergaard and J. Magid

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:21

    Content type: Research

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  43. During the relatively short time since the discovery of fullerenes in 1985, carbon nanotubes in 1991, and graphene in 2004, the unique properties of carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted great interest, wh...

    Authors: Olga Zaytseva and Günter Neumann

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:17

    Content type: Review

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  44. This study assessed, under greenhouse conditions, the use of low-rank coal (LRC) generated in the “El Cerrejón” (La Guajira Colombia) mine as a source of humified organic matter, which is released by the activ...

    Authors: Nelson Valero, Luz Marina Melgarejo and Ramiro Ramírez

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:20

    Content type: Research

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  45. Low soil temperature in spring is a major constraint for cultivation of tropical crops in temperate climates, associated with impaired seedling development, inhibition of root growth and root activity. In this...

    Authors: Klara Bradáčová, Nino F. Weber, Narges Morad-Talab, Mahmood Asim, Muhammad Imran, Markus Weinmann and Guenter Neumann

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:19

    Content type: Research

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  46. Numerous studies carried out both in open field and laboratory scale have provided experimental evidence for a beneficial action of humic substances (HS) on plant growth and mineral nutrition. In fact, many pr...

    Authors: J. Erro, O. Urrutia, R. Baigorri, M. Fuentes, A. M. Zamarreño and J. M. Garcia-Mina

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:18

    Content type: Review

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  47. In a continuous spring maize system in Northeast China, the accumulation and succession characteristics of nitrate in Mollisol with four fertilization treatments, including no fertilization (CK), farmers’ conv...

    Authors: Li Yan, Jinjing Zhang, Zhidan Zhang, Ahmed Mohamed Abdelrahman and Qiang Gao

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:16

    Content type: Research

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  48. Among other responses, plants tend to increase root growth to scavenge nutrients from more soil when soil nutrient concentrations are low. Placement of fertilizers near seeds or roots facilitates nutrient acqu...

    Authors: Peteh M. Nkebiwe, Markus Weinmann and Torsten Müller

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:15

    Content type: Research

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  49. The inefficient use of nitrogen (N) fertiliser as a consequence of N losses from soil is a pressing issue in broad-acre agricultural systems. The research reported here tested the hypothesis that granulation o...

    Authors: Michael T. Rose, Emily L. Perkins, Biplob K. Saha, Evone C. W. Tang, Timothy R. Cavagnaro, W. Roy Jackson, Karen P. Hapgood, Andrew F. A. Hoadley and Antonio F. Patti

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:10

    Content type: Research

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