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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Review

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  16. 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

    Content type: Review

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. The objective of this research was to evaluate, in saline-sodic soils, the effect of the application of a low rank coal (LRC), lignite type, along with an inoculation of bacteria that release humified organic ...

    Authors: Juan Guillermo Cubillos-Hinojosa, Nelson Osvaldo Valero and Luz Marina Melgarejo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:21

    Content type: Research

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  27. Supplement with inorganic N application is essential to improve the common bean production in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the influence of indigenous rhizobial population on the inorganic N requirement with Rhiz...

    Authors: Anteneh Argaw and Angaw Tsigie

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:19

    Content type: Research

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  28. The study of clay fractions is usually focused on water-dispersible clay (WDC), which is a good indicator of many soil processes involving water (water erosion, transfer and removal of nutrients and contaminan...

    Authors: Lira A. Matiushkina and Galina V. Kharitonova

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:18

    Content type: Research

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  29. Negentropy and entropy fluctuations, which are concepts of out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics, were considered in the development of a simple potentiometric titration method for the study of natural complex sys...

    Authors: Vicente Rodrigues de Almeida and Bruno Szpoganicz

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:17

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:22

  30. Humic substances are considered to be composed of relatively small, heterogeneous molecules bound by weak linkages. The dissociation of acid-soluble constituents from soil humic acids (HAs) during the preparat...

    Authors: Masakazu Aoyama

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:16

    Content type: Research

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  31. The change in the optical parameters of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from natural water samples of Pirita River in Estonia were studied during 2 years of winter–spring season. At present, the relative quanti...

    Authors: Viia Lepane, Laura Depret, Anna-Liisa Väli and Kristel Suursööt

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:14

    Content type: Research

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  32. The aim of the present work was to investigate the effect of early leaf removal and cluster thinning treatments in the Mediterranean climate on berry growth and how these two techniques affect phenolic profile...

    Authors: Marina Bogicevic, Vesna Maras, Milena Mugoša, Vesna Kodžulović, Jovana Raičević, Sanja Šućur and Osvaldo Failla

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:13

    Content type: Research

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  33. Chemical composition of soybean grain may be modified by application of foliar fertilizers. The aim of this study was to test the effect of different organo-mineral foliar fertilizers: Zlatno inje, Bioplant Fl...

    Authors: Vesna Dragičević, Bogdan Nikolić, Hadi Waisi, Milovan Stojiljković, Sanja Đurović, Igor Spasojević and Vesna Perić

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:12

    Content type: Research

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  34. World demand for agricultural products is increasing. New insights are required in order to achieve sufficient and sustainable yields to meet global food request. Chemical fertilizers have been studied for alm...

    Authors: Andrea Ertani, Paolo Sambo, Carlo Nicoletto, Silvia Santagata, Michela Schiavon and Serenella Nardi

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:11

    Content type: Research

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  35. Water stress is one of the most adverse conditions that may affect growth, and synthesis of essential oils in aromatic and medicinal plants. To overcome these climatic conditions, mycorrhiza is an adaptation s...

    Authors: Zakaria Hazzoumi, Youssef Moustakime, El hassan Elharchli and Khalid Amrani Joutei

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  36. Humic substances are ubiquitous in the environment, complex mixtures, and known to be beneficial to plant growth. To better understand and identify components responsible for plant growth stimulation, a terres...

    Authors: Rachel L Sleighter, Paolo Caricasole, Kristen M Richards, Terry Hanson and Patrick G Hatcher

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:9

    Content type: Research

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  37. Banana plantations are affected by environmental factors such as chilling injury, which reduces the quality of fruits and causes losses of up to 50% in the yield of banana and it will be more important in term...

    Authors: Luis C Rodríguez-Zapata, Francisco L Espadas y Gil, Susana Cruz-Martínez, Carlos R Talavera-May, Fernando Contreras-Marin, Gabriela Fuentes, Enrique Sauri-Duch and Jorge M Santamaría

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:8

    Content type: Research

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  38. Liquid-state 31P-NMR spectroscopy becomes progressively an important role for studying phosphorus (P) dynamics in soil. Soils of different origin and organic matter content were used to optimize sample preparatio...

    Authors: Meng Li, Pierluigi Mazzei, Vincenza Cozzolino, Hiarhi Monda, Zhengyi Hu and Alessandro Piccolo

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:7

    Content type: Research

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  39. An addition of rumen-protected fat to the diet of cows may limit negative energy balance and/or shorten its duration, leading to increased milk production with reduced risk of metabolic disorders in dairy cows...

    Authors: Danijela Kirovski, Bojan Blond, Marko Katić, Radmila Marković and Dragan Šefer

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:6

    Content type: Research

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  40. The effects of a humic substance (HS) extracted from a volcanic soil on the nitrate assimilation pathway of Zea mays seedlings were thoroughly examined using physiological and molecular approaches. Plant growth, ...

    Authors: Silvia Vaccaro, Andrea Ertani, Antonio Nebbioso, Adele Muscolo, Silvia Quaggiotti, Alessandro Piccolo and Serenella Nardi

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  41. The use of compost may relieve the factors that limit productivity in intensive agricultural systems, such as soil organic matter depletion and soil sickness. Concomitantly, the practice of on-farm composting ...

    Authors: Catello Pane, Giuseppe Celano, Alessandro Piccolo, Domenica Villecco, Riccardo Spaccini, Assunta M Palese and Massimo Zaccardelli

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:4

    Content type: Research

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  42. The humic acid (HA) fraction of soil organic matter (SOM) exerts an effective plant growth promotion through a complex mechanism involving a coordinated activation of several key ion transport and signaling sy...

    Authors: Alessandro C Ramos, Leonardo B Dobbss, Leandro A Santos, Mânlio S Fernandes, Fábio L Olivares, Natália O Aguiar and Luciano P Canellas

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:3

    Content type: Research

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  43. Chickpea and peanut are two legume species not frequently used in human diets. Chickpea is rich in starch and proteins, while peanut is mainly a source of oils and proteins and they could be successfully used ...

    Authors: Vesna Dragičević, Suzana Kratovalieva, Zoran Dumanović, Zoran Dimov and Natalija Kravić

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

    Content type: Research

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  44. Humeomics is a sequential step-wise chemical fractionation that simplifies the complex matrix of a humic acid (HA) and weakens its supramolecular interactions, thereby allowing a detailed characterization of t...

    Authors: Antonio Nebbioso, Pierluigi Mazzei and Davide Savy

    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2014 1:24

    Content type: Research

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