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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research

    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

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  18. Content type: Research

    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

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  19. Content type: Research

    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

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  20. Content type: Research

    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

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  21. Content type: Research

    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

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  22. Content type: Research

    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

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  23. Content type: Research

    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

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  24. Content type: Research

    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

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  25. Content type: Research

    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

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  26. Content type: Review

    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

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  27. Content type: Research

    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

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  28. Content type: Review

    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

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  29. Content type: Research

    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

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  30. Content type: Research

    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

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  31. Content type: Review

    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

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  32. Content type: Research

    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

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  33. Content type: Research

    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

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  34. Content type: Research

    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

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  35. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to develop instrumental protocols for evaluating physicochemical characteristics of plant biostimulant/biofertiliser formulations. Six formulations (Rygex, Algavyt, Ryzoset, Man...

    Authors: H. S. S. Sharma, C. Selby, E. Carmichael, C. McRoberts, J. R. Rao, P. Ambrosino, M. Chiurazzi, M. Pucci and T. Martin

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:13

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  36. Content type: Research

    In light of the growing interest for eco-compatible fertilization, tomato plant roots were treated with four different strains of microorganisms (B1–B4) capable of positively affecting plant growth. The methan...

    Authors: A. Nebbioso, A. De Martino, N. Eltlbany, K. Smalla and A. Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:12

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  37. Content type: Research

    There is growing interest in the bio-refining of foliage grasses to yield a range of industrial raw products. The aim of this research was to evaluate if aqueous extracts from grasses have the potential to act...

    Authors: Christopher Selby, Eugene Carmichael and H. S. Shekhar Sharma

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:11

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  38. Content type: Review

    The key role of bioinformatics is acquiring striking importance in the era of outstanding advances in omics technologies for its fundamental support in describing the multifaceted aspects of biological functio...

    Authors: Alfonso Esposito, Chiara Colantuono, Valentino Ruggieri and Maria Luisa Chiusano

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:9

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  39. Content type: Review

    Whole-cell biosensors are natural or engineered microorganisms producing signals in response to specific stimuli. This review introduces the use of whole-cell biosensors for the study of the soil system, discu...

    Authors: Giancarlo Renella and Laura Giagnoni

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:8

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  40. Content type: Research

    Brown rot of stone and pome fruit is a serious fungal disease that is mainly caused by four species in the genus Monilinia. Of these four species, Monilinia fructicola is the most deva...

    Authors: Florian Matthias Freimoser, Maja Hilber-Bodmer, René Brunisholz and David Drissner

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:7

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  41. Content type: Research

    This study comprises the assessment of sorption of the agricultural antibiotic oxytetracycline to Brazilian soils, to prove the sorption to soil and the influence of the organic matter on the sorption capabili...

    Authors: Sílvio Vaz Jr.

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:6

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:14

  42. Content type: Research

    The use of reactive rock phosphate (RP) in acidic soils as a phosphate (P) source for pastures and crops presents attractive economic advantages with respect to soluble phosphate. However, some studies have de...

    Authors: L. Fernández, R. Baigorri, O. Urrutia, J. Erro, P. M. Aparicio-Tejo, J. C. Yvin and J. M. García-Mina

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:5

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  43. Content type: Research

    The current wide diffusion of bio-degradable plastic made up by starch-based polymeric composite has focused the attention on the allocation of bio-polymers for the direct recycling in composting processes. Ac...

    Authors: Riccardo Spaccini, Daniele Todisco, Marios Drosos, Antonio Nebbioso and Alessandro Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:4

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  44. Content type: Research

    Sulfolobus solfataricus N-terminus and other regions of the partial amino acid sequence of a thermoprotein exhibiting poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase activity suggest that it belongs to th...

    Authors: Elena Porzio, Anna Rita Bianchi, Loredana Baccigalupi, Rachele Isticato and Maria Rosaria Faraone Mennella

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

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  45. Content type: Research

    Bioremediation is a low-cost technology, whose efficacy is often enhanced with preliminary mild physical–chemical remediation methods. A further advantage of bioremediation resides in its eco-compatibility and...

    Authors: Filomena Sannino, Assunta Nuzzo, Valeria Ventorino, Olimpia Pepe and Alessandro Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:2

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  46. Content type: Research

    Conventional agriculture relies on chemical pesticides and fertilizers, which can degrade ecosystems. A reduction of these harmful practices is required, replacing (or integrating) them with more eco-friendly ...

    Authors: Gennaro Roberto Abbamondi, Giuseppina Tommonaro, Nele Weyens, Sofie Thijs, Wouter Sillen, Panagiotis Gkorezis, Carmine Iodice, Wesley de Melo Rangel, Barbara Nicolaus and Jaco Vangronsveld

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:1

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  47. Content type: Research

    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a plant growth-promoter. This bacterium is also implicated in human diseases. Thus, after the use of this bacterium in agriculture, the safety of the fi...

    Authors: Alessandro Miceli, Alessandra Martorana, Giancarlo Moschetti and Luca Settanni

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:24

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  48. Content type: Research

    A waste of the rice production chain, namely bran, can be used to produce an oil with a very high content in free fatty acids (FFA). Due to its very high acidity, this material cannot be used neither to feed p...

    Authors: Federica Zaccheria, Matteo Mariani and Nicoletta Ravasio

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:23

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