Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 5, Issue 1,2007
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Volume 5, Issue 1, 2007
Journal Contents

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Aluminium exposure from vegetables and fresh raw vegetable juices in Kenya

Lydia W. Njenga 1*, David M. Maina 2, David N. Kariuki 1, Francis K. Mwangi 1


Reduction of patulin content in apple juice concentrate using activated carbon and its effects on several chemical constituents

Bahram Fathi-Achachlouei 1*, A. Ahmadi-Zenouz 2, Y. Assadi 3, J. Hesari 2


Biochemical characterisation of some Tunisian virgin olive oils obtained from different cultivars growing in Sfax National Collection

Manel Issaoui 1, Samia Dabbou 1, Adel Echbili 1, Imed Rjiba 1, Noureddine Gazzah 1, Ahmad Trigui 2, Mohamed Hammami 1*


Evaluation of antioxidant and antifungal activities of the fruit hull of Garcinia peduculata Roxb.

Kshetrimayum Guneshwor, Adhikarimayum Haripyaree, Maibam Damayanti *


Genotoxic effect of fermented bamboo shoot

Kshetrimayum Guneshwor, Adhikarimayum Haripyaree, Maibam Damayanti *


Comparison of enterovirulent E. coli (EVEC) with other bacterial enteropathogens isolated from diarrhoeal specimens in Jos hospitals, Nigeria

J. E. Ngbede 1*, I. A. Jideani 2, E. B. Agbo 2


Influence of salt, starch and pH on the electroosmosis dewatering of tomato paste suspension

Rami Jumah *, Sameer Al-Asheh, Fawzi Banat, Khalid Al-Zoubi


Autolysate and enzymatic hydrolysates from yam (Dioscorea opposita Thunb.) tuber mucilage tororo have antioxidant and angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory activities

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Nobutaka Suzuki 2, Toshio Nagashima 1


Effect of vibration on the bacterial growth on strawberry fruits

Nobutaka Nakamura 1*, Yasuhiro Inatsu 1, Shinichi Kawamoto 1, Hiroshi Okadome 1, Kohei Nakano 2, Shigenori Maezawa2, Takeo Shiina 1


Incidence of verocytotoxin (Shiga-like toxin) producing Escherichia coli 0157:H7 isolated from diarrhoeal patients and its health implication

J. E. Ngbede 1*, I. A. Jideani 2, E. B. Agbo 2


Analysis of Tunisian Ruta graveolens L. oils from Jemmel

Mouna Ben Hadj Fredj 1*, Belsem Marzouk 1, Imed Chraief 2, Kamel Boukef 3, Zohra Marzouk 4


Preparation and functional properties of beverages made from moss phlox (Phlox subulata L.) leaves

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Taro Kawashima 1, Nobutaka Suzuki 2, Yasuhiro Tanoue 3, Norihisa Kai 3, Toshio Nagashima 1


Phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of selected apple genotypes

Shahrokh Khanizadeh 1*, Rong Tsao 2, Djamila Rekika 1, Raymond Yang 2, Jennifer DeEll 3


Biochemical deterioration of soybean daddawa – a condiment

Tope O. S. Popoola 1*, Adelodun L. Kolapo 2, Oluwatoyin R. Afolabi 1


Effect of black currant genotype on the quality and rheological properties of jams

Marina Rubinskiene 1, Vilma Speiciene 2, Daiva Leskauskaite 3, Pranas Viskelis 1*


Physical properties of kamaboko derived from walleye pollack (Theragra chalcogramma) surimi and functional properties of its enzymatic hydrolysates

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Nobutaka Suzuki 2, Yasuhiro Tanoue 3, Norihisa Kai 3, Toshio Nagashima 1


Returns on investment in plantain processed products in Benin City, Nigeria

Peter A. Ekunwe *, Imande V. Atalor


Apparent digestibility of mixed feed with increasing levels of false flax (Camelina sativa L.) seeds in rabbit diets

Pier Giorgio Peiretti 1, Pier Paolo Mussa 2, Giorgia Meineri 2*, Giovanni Perona 3


A proposed method for sampling, detection and quantification of maize kernels using traditional and real-time PCR

Abdulaziz M. Al-Swailem *, Maher M. Shehata, Omar H. Shair, Turki A. Al-Shammari, Ibrahim O. Al-Anazi, Saeed A. Sabaan


Some functional properties of loofah gourd (Luffa cylindrica L., M. J. Roem) seed

F. A. S. Dairo *, P. A. Aye, T. A. Oluwasola


Pest of small ruminants as a major constraint to small ruminant production in Cross River State, Nigeria

 Patrick U. Owai


A longer-term forecast on global supply and demand of food products

Wenjun Zhang 1, 2*, Changjun Bai 2, Guodao Liu 2


Effect of high-pressure treatment on survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 population in tomato juice

Md. Latiful Bari 1*, Dike O. Ukuku 2, Mayuka Mori 3, Shinichi Kawamoto 1, Kazutaka Yamamoto 1


Effect of temperature on storage properties, dormancy, soluble sugar content and α-galactosidase activity of seven new potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars

Mohamed A. Shahba 1, Cecil Stushnoff 1*, Ann E. McSay 1, David Holm 2, Robert Davidson 2


Vaccination, a major control measure against pest of small ruminants in Cross River State, Nigeria

Patrick U. Owai


Oxalate content of raw and cooked purslane

G. Y. Poeydomenge 1, G. P. Savage 2*


Cultivation of kenaf in north-east Greece Part I – Effect of variety, plant density and irrigation on growth and dry yield

Efthimia Alexopoulou 1*, Evripidis Kipriotis 2, Yolanda Papatheohari 3, Georgi Moskov 4, Stergios Georgiadis 5


Cultivation of kenaf in north-east Greece Part II – Effect of variety and nitrogen on growth and dry yield

Evripidis Kipriotis 1, Efthimia Alexopoulou 2*, Yolanda Papatheohari 3, Georgi Moskov 4, Stergios Georgiadis 5


Effect of tillage on wheat production under semi-arid Mediterranean conditions

Taha A. Al-Issa *, Nezar H. Samarah


Classification of Saudi Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius) subtypes based on RAPD technique

Abdulaziz M. Al-Swailem 1*, Khalid A. Al-Busadah 2, Maher M. Shehata 1, Ibrahim O. Al-Anazi 1, Ejaz Askari 1


Water stress, antioxidant enzyme activity and lipid peroxidation in wheat seedling

Ezzat-Ollah Esfandiari 1*, Mohammad Reza Shakiba 1, Soltan Ali Mahboob 2, Hoshang Alyari 1, Mahmood Toorchi 1


Influence of insecticide spraying regimes and cultivar on insect pests and yield of cowpea in the dry savannas of north-eastern Nigeria

A. Y. Kamara 1*, D. Chikoye 1, L. O. Omoigui 1, I. Y. Dugje 2


The effect of different irrigation techniques on plant performance and seed quality in relation to fruit maturation and storage of different genotypes of pepper (Capsicum annuum var. annuum L.)

E. M. Khah 1*, K. Koukoufikis 1, A. G. Mavromatis 1, D. Chachalis 2, C. K. Goulas 1


Effects of bio-activators on yield and quality composition of triticale forage as an animal food resource

A. Lestingi 1*, D. De Giorgio 2, F. Montemurro 2, G. Convertini 2, V. Laudadio 1


Development of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and electronic nose (EN) techniques to analyse the conservation quality of farm silages

Giorgio Masoero 1*, Giacomo Sala 1, Pier Giorgio Peiretti 2


Fruit yield and quality of watermelon in relation to grafting

Alexios A. Alexopoulos, Angelos Kondylis, Harold C. Passam *


Genetic diversity among selected wheat lines differing in heat tolerance using molecular markers

M. I. Motawei 1*, A. A. Al-Doss 2, K. A. Moustafa 2


Translocation and distribution of 13C-photosynthates in ‘Fuyu’ persimmon (Diospyros kaki) grafted onto different rootstocks

E. P. Simkhada *, Y. Sekozawa, S. Sugaya, H. Gemma


Fatty acid compositions in ungerminated (whole seed), cotyledon and embryo tissues of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) seed grown under different temperatures

Shahidul Islam *, Rafaela C. Carmen 1, James O. Garner, Jr


Application of amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLPs) analysis to plant breeding and genetics: Procedures, applications and prospects

K. Sorkheh 1, B. Shiran 1, M. J. Aranzana 2, S. A. Mohammadi 3, P. Martínez-Gomez 4*


Effect of sowing depth on emergence, growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)

F. O. Odeleye 1*, O. M. O. Odeleye 2, A. O. Olaleye 3, F. B. Yakubu 4


Trace mineral contents of grass and browses in Tanzania and its implication to ruminant feeding and reproduction

Victor A. M. Kakengi 1, Shem M. Ndabikunze 1, Sebastian V. Sarwatt 1, Tsutomu Fujihara 2*


Nutritional status of oil olives grooves grown under dry farming conditions in the North Western Coast of Egypt

M. M. El-Fouly *, A. A. El-Sayed, A. F. A. Fawzi, S. H. A. Shaaban


Genetic and morphoagronomic characterization of plantain variants of Musa AAB clone ‘CEMSA ¾’

Ricardo Hernández 1, Roberto Rodríguez 2, Teresa Ramírez 3, Maria Jesús Cañal 2, Dagoberto Guillen 5*, Carlos Noceda2, Maritza Escalona 4, Miguel Corujo 2, José Ventura 3


Multivariate analysis of the genetic diversity of pigeon pea germplasm from south-west Nigeria

S. R. Akande


Organic fertilizer and biogas production from poultry wastes

Y. M. El-Hadidi *, A. I. Al-Turki


Descriptive analysis on the morphology, growth and branching patterns of Princess-flower (Tibouchina urvilleana Cogn.) in Peninsular Malaysia

Mahdi Faravani *, Baki Haji Bakar


Socio-economic factors influencing the adoption of sawah rice production technology in Nigeria

Oluwarotimi O. Fashola 1, Oladimeji I. Oladele 2*, Martins O. Alabi 3, Dele Tologbonse 4, Toshiyuki Wakatsuki 5


Gender analysis in the commercialization of Gnetum africanum/buchholzianum in the Lékié division in Cameroon

J. Kanmegne 1*, J. M. Oyono Belinga 2, A. Degrande 1, Z. Tchoundjeu 1, T. Tiki Manga 1


The effects of environmental factors on the quality of human life and ecosystems in Romania

Ioan Oroian, Laura Paulette, Teodor Rusu, Adelina Dumitras


Competitive interactions of Fusarium graminearum and Alternaria alternata in vitro in relation to deoxynivalenol and zearalenone production

Vera Saß 1+, Judith Milles 1+, Johannes Krämer 1, Alexander Prange 2, 3*


Phosphatase activity of Ultisols and relationship to soil fertility indices

Zachary N. Senwo 1*, Thilini D. Ranatunga 1, Irenus A. Tazisong 1, Robert W. Taylor 1, Zhongqi He 2


The effects of inorganic and organic fertilizers on the growth and development of component crops in maize/bean intercrop in Eastern Cape of South Africa

T. Tembakazi Silwana 1, Ephraim Olabode Lucas 2, Amudalat Bolanle Olaniyan 2*


Evaluation of shrub performance under arid conditions

M. K. Suleiman *, N. R. Bhat, M. S. Abdal, L. Al-Mulla, R. Grina, S. Al-Dossery, R. Bellen, G. D’cruz, J. George, A. Christopher


Screening of potential ornamental trees for Kuwait’s climatic conditions

M. K. Suleiman *, N. R. Bhat, M. S. Abdal, L. Al-Mulla, R. Grina, R. Bellen, G. D’Cruz, J. George, A. Christopher


Response of environmental characteristics to industrialization: A case study of the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone, Nigeria

Josiah M. Ayotamuno *, Reginald B. Kogbara


Nonlinear effects of climate change on phosphorus stability in wetlands: Concept and estimation

Hari K. Pant


Water clarification using Moringa oleifera seed coagulant: Maiduguri raw water as a case study

S. Abdulsalam 1*, A. A. Gital 2, I. M. Misau 1, M. S. Suleiman 1


Effect of distance from demonstration sites on farmers’ adoption of technologies

A. E. Adekoya


Influence of sewage sludge on maize yield and quality and soil chemical characteristics

Costica Ailincai 1, Gerard Jitareanu 2, Daniel Bucur 2, Despina Ailincai 1


Environmental design and construction of hazardous waste landfill facility

Saleh Al-Muzaini


Conceptual model for sardine and anchovy inverse cyclic behavior in abundance

Saud M. Al-Jufaili


Plant enrichment in the desert ecosystem

M. K. Suleiman, N. R. Bhat, S. Zaman, E. Delima, L. A. Al-Mulla, S. Al-Dossery, H. Al-Khalifa, R. Bellen, R. Cruz, A. Christopher, J. George


Controlling aquatic weeds in a Saudi drainage canal using grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella Val.)

Ibrahim E. H. Belal


Effects of shade stress on ground cover and grain yield of faba bean (Vicia faba L.)

S. Nasrullahzadeh 1*, K. Ghassemi–Golezani 1**, A. Javanshir 1, M.Valizade 1, M.R. Shakiba 1


Effects of agricultural intensification on the quality of rivers in rural watersheds of Nepal

Bed M. Dahal 1, 2*, Bishal K. Sitaula 2, Subodh Sharma 3, Roshan M. Bajracharya 3


Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum) as allelopathic plant

Garyfalia Economou *, Ilias S. Travlos, Athanasios Folinas, Andreas J. Karamanos


Evidence of the presence of genetically different rhizobial strains in a single cluster of a lupinoid nodule, the case of Lupinus luteus

I. El Hilali 1*, F. Brhada 1, I. Thami Alami 2, A. Filali Maltouf 1


Availability and use of organic materials for compost making by farmers in Southwestern Nigeria

B. O. Lawal *, J. O. Saka, J. A. Adediran, J. A. Oluokun, A. A. Taiwo


Cyber extension communication: A strategic model for agricultural and rural transformation in Nigeria

A. E. Adekoya


Biodiversity profile in selected cyanobacterial genera

Shalini 1*, Rajinder K. Gupta 2, Dolly Wattal Dhar 1


Physiological basis for reduced photosynthesis and growth of cadmium-treated wheat cultivars differing in yield potential

Samiullah *, N. A. Khan, R. Nazar, I. Ahmad


Demand for loans under the small and medium enterprises equity investment scheme (SMEEIS) in Nigeria

Mohammed Abdul Yakeen Rahji, Olubunmi Idowu Yetunde Ajani *


Lead and cadmium poisoning of goats raised in cement kiln dust polluted area

J. A. Oluokun, A. K. Fajimi *, A. O. Adebayo, F. T. Ajayi


Variations in photo- and thermal sensitivities among local, improved and exotic kenaf accessions in Nigeria

M. O. Balogun *, J. A. Raji, S. R. Akande, B. A. Ogunbodede