Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 6, Issue 3&4,2008
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Volume 6, Issue 3&4, 2008

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Quality evaluation of Maria Aurelia nectarine variety during short-term storage

Okan Özkaya 1*, Ömür Dündar 2


Functional properties of water extracts from fully ripened silver vine [Actinidia polygama (Sieb. et Zucc.) Planch. ex Maxim.] berries

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


Quality profile of the most commonly grown wheat varieties in Jordan

Hanee M. Al-Dmoor


Angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory activities of enzymatic hydrolysates from lees as by-product produced during sake making using fugu muscle and fin

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Nobutaka Suzuki 2, Yasuhiro Tanue 3, Norihisa Kai 3, Yozo Nakazawa 1, Toshio Nagashima 1


A proposal of quality classification of food products based on K-means analysis

Katarzyna Siejka 1, Andrzej Tukiendorf 2


The quantitative analysis of some quality criteria of Gemlik variety olives

Vildan Uylaşer 1, Canan Ece Tamer 1*, Bige İncedayi 1, Hasan Vural 2, Ömer Utku Çopur 1


A traditional Turkish beverage shalgam: Manufacturing technique and nutritional value

Bige İncedayi, Vildan Uylaşer *, Ömer Utku Çopur


Screening of some lactobacillus strains for their antifungal activities against aflatoxin-producing aspergilli in vitro and maize

Rafaat M. Elsanhoty


Relationships between antiplatelet activity, dry matter content and flavor in onion cultivars

Maria M. Sance 1, 2, Roxana E. González 1, 2, Verónica C. Soto 1, Claudio R. Galmarini 1, 2, 3 *


Effect of operating condition on the kinetic of color change of concentrated pineapple juice by microwave vacuum evaporation

Rittichai Assawarachan 1, Athapol Noomhorm 2


Determination of the extent of frying fat deterioration using differential scanning calorimetry

S.M. Abdulkarim 1*, A. Frage 1, C.P. Tan 2, H. M. Ghazali 1


Quality changes during storage of fresh-cut or intact Swiss chard leafy vegetables

A. Ferrante 1*, L. Incrocci 2, G. Serra 3


UV-C treatments on fresh-cut green onions enhanced antioxidant activity, maintained green color and controlled ‘telescoping’

M. Ufuk Kasım, Rezzan Kasım, Süleyman Erkal


Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of some plant extracts used as food additives

Cristina Tuchila 1*, Ionel Jianu 1, Ciprian Ioan Rujescu 1, Marius Butur 2, Mirela Ahmadi-Khoie 1, Ileana Negrea 1


Investigation of multi-drug resistant microbes in retail meats

Philip A. Chan 1, Sarah E. Wakeman 1, Adele Angelone 2, Leonard A. Mermel 1, 3*


A review on lipid oxidation of meat in active and modified atmosphere packaging and usage of some stabilizers

A. Mohamed, B. Jamilah, K. A. Abbas *, R. Abdul Rahman


Identification of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci in some edible nuts

Aydın Vural 1*, Mehmet Emin Erkan 1, Tuncer Özekinci 2


Effect of extracts of mulberry leaves processed differently on the activity of α-glucosidase

Lin-Ling Wang, Ze-Yang Zhou *


Determination and comparison of some trace elements in different chocolate types produced in Turkey

Metin Güldaş 1*, Adnan F. Dağdelen 2, Günnur F. Biricik 2


Variation in nutrient and antinutrient contents of tubers from yellow yam (Dioscorea cayenensis) genotypes grown at two locations

 Pamela E. Akin-Idowu 1, 2, Oyeronke A. Odunola 1, Robert Asiedu 2*, Busie Maziya-Dixon 2, Anthony O. Uwaifo 1


Utilization of experimental design to study the influence of hydrogenated vegetable fat and sucrose content on the overall quality of tucum (Astrocaryum aculeatum) paste

Agostinho S. Sobrinho, Érica S. Souza, João V. B.Souza*


The influence of viticultural region and the ageing process on the color structure and antioxidant profile of Cabernet Sauvignon red wines

Mariana-Atena Poiana *, Alin Dobrei, Daniela Stoin, Alina Ghita


Assessment of some microbiological and chemical properties of Lor whey cheese

Gurhan Ciftcioglu 1, M. Emin Erkan 2, Aydin Vural 2 *, Harun Aksu 1


Packaged foods, consumption pattern and impact on the environment in Zaria, Nigeria

Ivy I. Odunze 1*, A. Z. Mohammed 2, E. Ike 2 , P. E. Onuigbo 2 , E. M. Shuaibu-Imodagbe3


Histological effects of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) calyx in diets of albino rats

A.O. Ojokoh


The use of Donryu rats as a model for the humans in the formulation of dietary protein

F.A. Dawodu 1*, K.O. Ajanaku 2


Appraising the sensorial quality of grape juice prepared from Benitaka cultivar

Erika Sousa Pinheiro 1, Jose Maria Correia da Costa 1*, Edmar Clemente 2, Maria do Carmo Passos Rodrigues 1, Paulo Henrique Machado de Sousa 1, Geraldo Arraes Maia 1


Angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory activities of enzymatic hydrolysates from royal jelly imported from China

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Reiji Inoue 2, Nobutaka Suzuki 3, Toshio Nagashima 1


Morbidity of Harmonia axyridis mediates ladybug taint in red wine

G. J. Pickering 1, 2*, M. Spink 2, Y. Kotseridis 4, I. D. Brindle 3, M. Sears 5, D. Inglis 1, 2


Effects of polyphenolic composition on sensory perception of Croatian red wine Babić 

Irena Budić-Leto 1*, Goran Zdunić 1, Jasenka Gajdoš Kljusurić 2, Ivan Pezo 1, Ivana Alpeza 3, Tomislav Lovrić 2


The influence of ethanol and pH on the taste and mouthfeel sensations elicited by red wine

Palmina Demiglio 1, Gary J. Pickering 1, 2, 3 *


Evaluation of strawberry and black currant berries intended for freezing and the methods of their preparation

Pranas Viškelis *, Marina Rubinskienė, Ceslovas Bobinas


Biological evaluation of karkade (Hibiscus sabdariffa) seed protein isolate

Khalid S. Al-Numair *, Saif Eldein B. Ahmed


Rheological properties of currant purees and jams: Effect of composition and method of proceeding

Vilma Speicienė 1, Daiva Leskauskaite 2, Pranas Viskelis 3*, Marina Rubinskienė 3


Experimental investigation on biochemical, microbial and sensory properties of mackerel (Rastrilliger kangurta) dried by solar-biomass hybrid cabinet dryer

B. R. Chavan, A. Yakupitiyage *, S. Kumar, S. K. Rakshit


Chemical composition and pasting properties of iron-fortified maize flour

 S. A. Sanni 1*, A. A. Adebowale 2, I. O. Olayiwola 1, B. Maziya-Dixon 3


Double-sided UV-C treatments delayed chlorophyll degradation but increased chilling injury of green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. cv. Helda) during storage

M. Ufuk Kasım, Rezzan Kasım


A review on some factors affecting colour of fresh beef cuts

A. Mohamed, B. Jamilah, K.A. Abbas *, R. Abdul Rahman


Assessment of the agronomic utility of interspecific hybrids Trifolium pratense L. x T. diffusum Ehrh. and confirmation of their hybridity with ISSR markers

Giedrė Dabkevičienė *, Vanda Paplauskienė, Izolda Pašakinskienė


Evaluation of chemical composition and in vitro gas production of browses collected from Tanzania

Dorah J. Mtui 1, 2, Martin N. Shem 2, Faustin P. Lekule 2, Toshiyoshi Ichinohe 1, Tsutomu Fujihara 1*


Changes in chlorophyll content and fluorescence of leaves of winter rapeseed affected by seedling vigor and cold acclimation duration

Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani *, Saeid Khomari, Mustafa Valizadeh, Houshang Alyari


The effect of climatic factors on potato late blight disease in Ardabil plain of Iran

Frouaddin Zargarzadeh 1*, Ardavan Ghorbani 2, Ali Asghari 3, Gadir Nouri-Ganbalani 1


Effect of cadmium on yield and cadmium concentration in the edible tissues of endive (Cichorium endivia L.) and rocket (Eruca sativa Mill.)

Kostantinos A. Akoumianakis 1, Harold C. Passam 1*, Pantelis E. Barouchas 2, Nicholas K. Moustakas 2


Iron bioavailability and utilization in rats fed cassava-based complementary diets

Oluseye O. Onabanjo 1, 2,*, Busie Maziya-Dixon 2, Clara R.B. Oguntona 1, Ibiyemi O. Olayiwola 1, Babatunde E. Oguntona 3, Alfred G.O. Dixon 2


Nitrogen requirements for growth and early fruit development of drip-irrigated processing tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) in Portugal

Rui M.A. Machado 1*, David R. Bryla 2, M.L. Veríssimo 1, A.M. Sena 1, M.R.G. Oliveira 1


Comparative analysis of genetic diversity in Turkish durum wheat cultivars using RAPD and ISSR markers

Mehmet Karaca *, Afife Izbirak


Mineral concentrations in leaves of nine browse species collected from Mvomero, Morogoro, Tanzania

 Dorah J. Mtui 1, 2, Faustin P. Lekule 2, Martin N. Shem 2, Maki Hayashida 1, Tsutomu Fujihara 1*


The effect of inhibitors on the changes of potato tuber quality during the storage period

R. Pranaitiene 1, H. Danilcenko 1*, E. Jariene 1, Z. Dabkevicius 2


Effect of potassium on drought tolerance in potato cv. Agria

S. Khosravifar 1, M. Yarnia 1*, M. B. Khorshidi Benam 2, A. H. Hosseinzadeh Moghbeli 3


Effect of nitrogen fertilisation reduction on yield, quality and N utilisation of processing spinach

Stefano Canali 1*, Francesco Montemurro 2, Fabio Tittarelli 1, Olimpia Masetti 1


Reaction of Dioscorea alata (water yam) to anthracnose disease in Nigeria

Adefoyeke O. Aduramigba-Modupe 1, 2*, Robert Asiedu 1, A. C. Odebode 2


Effect of foliar N and B application at different growth stages of sugar beet cultivars on root and sugar yield, sugar percent and root dry matter

E. Farajzadeh Memari Tabrizi 1, M. Yarnia 2*, M.B. Khorshidi 3, F. Rahimzadeh Khoei 2


Prospects for cassava breeding in Sub-Saharan Africa in the next decade

A. G. O. Dixon *, G. Ssemakula


Genetic diversity in wild relatives of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) as revealed by simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers

L.A. Ogunkanmi 2*, O.T. Ogundipe 3, N.Q. Ng 4 , C.A. Fatokun 1


Response of grafted tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) to leaf pruning and nutrient solution concentration

Arturo Gaytán-Mascorro 1, 4, Javier Zaragoza Castellanos-Ramos 2, Salvador Villalobos-Reyes 2, Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez3, Francisco Camacho-Ferre 4*


Performance of high protein maize variety and soil nutrient changes with fortified organic fertilizer

O.T. Ayoola 1*, E.A. Makinde 2, O.T. Ande 3


Effects of water stress during vegetative and reproductive stages on seed yield and essential oil content of dill (Anethum graveolens L.)

Kazem Ghassemi-Golezani *, Babak Andalibi, Saeid Zehtab-Salmasi, Jalal Saba


Correlation and path coefficient analyses for agronomic and malting quality traits in some sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) genotypes

U. Alhassan, M. Y. Yeye *, D.A. Aba, S.O. Alabi


Evaluation of earth-ball (Icacina manni) as energy replacement for maize in the diets of rats

U. E. Umoren 1*, V. E. Ukam 2, S. O. Akpet 2, E. C. Udoekong 1


Genetic variability for agronomic and malting quality traits in some sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) genotypes

M. Y. Yeye *, U. Alhassan


Effects of initial seed moisture content, imbibition temperature and seed vigour on germination, electrolyte leakage and seedling growth in plum tomatoes

D. Chachalis 1*, M.K. Darawsheh 2, E.M. Khah 3


Growth, yield and fruit quality of red dragon (Hylocereus polyrhizus) fruit as affected by plant support system and intercropping with long bean (Vigna sinensis)

Martini M.Yusoff 1 *, Ridzwan A. Halim 1, Mahmud T.M. Mohamed 1, Syed Omar S. Rastan 2, Zainuddin Meon 3


Effects of deficit irrigation and partial rootzone drying on growth, dry matter partitioning and water use efficiency in young coffee (Coffea arabica L.) plants

S.G. Tesfaye 1, Ismail Mohd Razi 2*,Mahmood Maziah 2


A comparison of energy use in organic and conventional tomato production

Sule Turhan *, Basak Canan Ozbag, Erkan Rehber


Initial screening for the effect of two natural oils and Vitavax-200 on growth criteria and some metabolic aspects of Zea mays plants

Faten A. El-Daly, Hanaa E. Ahmed *


Biosensors, colorimetric tests and chemometrics to check antioxidant and prooxidant properties of several animal feeds

L. Campanella, E. Gregori, F. Marini, M. Tomassetti *


Potential welfare benefits from the public-private partnerships: A case of genetically engineered eggplant in India

Deepthi Elizabeth Kolady 1*, William Lesser 2


Effects of complete micronutrients and their application method on root yield and sugar content of sugar beet cv. Rassoul

Mehrdad Yarnia 1*, Mohammad Bagher Khorshidi Benam 2, Hamdullah Kazemi Arbat 1, Elnaz Farajzade Memari Tabrizi3, Davood Hassanpanah 4


Dicyphus tamaninii : Establishment and efficiency in the control of Aphis gossypii on greenhouse cucumber

I. Ghabeish 1, A. Saleh 2*, F. Al-Zyoud 3


Plant regeneration and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of African cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] genotypes using embryonic axis explants

Adebola A. J. Raji, Eniyou Oriero, Bola Odeseye, Toyin Odunlami, Ivan L. Ingelbrecht *


Influence of salinity source on production, quality and environmental impact of tomato grown in a soilless closed system

Angelo Signore 1*, Pietro Santamaria 1, Francesco Serio 2


Stability of iron and zinc concentrations in selected genotypes of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) tuberous roots

G. Ssemakula *, A. G. O. Dixon, B. Maziya-Dixon


Effects of nitrogen and duration of weed interference on grain yield and SPAD (chlorophyll) value of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill.)

Jalil Shafagh-Kolvanagh *, Saeid Zehtab-Salmasi, Aziz Javanshir, Mohammad Moghaddam, Adel Dabbagh Mohammady Nasab


Induction of embryogenic callus and plant regeneration from nodes of greenhouse grown plants of Alstroemeria cv. Fuego

Alireza Khaleghi 1, Ahmad Khalighi 1, Pejman Azadi 2, 3*, Masahiro Mii 3


Genetic relationships in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) using SSR markers and their implications for breeding

J. M. Donoso, D. Aros, C. Meneses, C. Narváez, R. Infante *


The behaviour of one-day old Polish Konik foals and their dams

Jolanta Janiszewska, Joanna Ignor *, Angelika Cieśla, Robert Palacz, Martyna Kurtiak-Kędziora


Socio-economic factors influencing power tiller use among sawah farmers in Bida, Nigeria

Yinka Segun Ademiluyi 1, Oladimeji Idowu Oladele 2*, Toshiyuki Wakatsuki 3


Sustainable yam production in Ghana – The non-staking option

E. Otoo 1*, V. M. Anchirinah 1, S. A. Ennin 1, R. Asiedu 2


Input cost of tractor operations in Ghana using the Farmtrac 70 tractor

Aliu Aduna Mahama 1*, Malcolm Josiah 1, Richard Bani 1, Seidu Musah 2


Effect of various agro-residues on growing periods, yield and biological efficiency of Pleurotus eryngii

Sevda Kirbag 1*, Mehmet Akyuz 2


Poverty and its determinants among farming households in West Africa: Empirical evidence from Borno State, Nigeria

Paul S. Amaza 1*, Adediji O. Adejobi 2, Patrick V. Kwaghe 3


Screening of Aspergillus strains isolated from vineyards for pectinase production

Evrim Taşkin 1, Rengin Eltem 2, Erica Simplício da Silva 3, João Vicente Braga de Souza 3*


Seasonal changes in phosphorus and phosphatase compositions in soils enriched with poultry litter

Regine N. Mankolo 1*, Karamat R. Sistani 2, Zachary N. Senwo 1, Thilini D. Ranatunga 1


A low environmental impact method to control horse chestnut leaf miner Cameraria ohridella (Deschka & Dimić)

Aleksandar Mešić *, Josip Barčić, Jasminka Igrc Barčić, Tihomir Miličević, Boris Duralija, Tanja Gotlin ćuljak


Selective nematicidal activity of nicotine

Qing Yu 1*, John W. Potter 2


Relations between pore fractal dimension (Dp) and some physical properties of alluvial-colluvial soils

Turgut Kutlu 1*, Sabit Ersahin 2


Influence of excess copper on lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) grown in soil and nutrient solution

Tihana Teklić 1, Meri Engler 1, Vera Cesar 2, Hrvoje Lepeduš 2, Nada Parađiković 3*, Zdenko Lončarić 1, Ivna Štolfa 2, Tatjana Marotti 4, Nevenka Mikac 5, Neven Žarković 6


Relations between solid fractal dimension and some physical properties of soils formed over alluvial and colluvial deposits

Turgut Kutlu 1*, Sabit Ersahin 2, Buket Yetgin 3


Evaluation of soil physical quality in mollic ustifluvent, typic ustifluvent and typic ustorthent using Dexter’s S-theory

Turgut Kutlu 1*, Sabit Ersahin 2


Salt removal efficiency as influenced by phyto-amelioration of salt-affected soils

Tarek G. Ammari 1*, Alaedeen B. Tahboub 1, Hani M. Saoub 2, Butros I. Hattar 3, Yasin A. Al-Zu’bi 1


Macroeconomic policy and water pricing impacts on the water consumption: The case of Jordan

Yasin A. Al-Zu’bi *, Abd AlNasser Zyuod, Jarrah M. Al-Zu’bi


Effects of an inorganic fertilizer (14N-38P-10K) on Oreochromis niloticus L. fingerlings in a static fiberglass tank system under arid land conditions

Ibrahim E. H. Belal 1*, Mohammed A. Al-Owafeir 2


Movement and flow velocity of groundwater in wells

Funda Dökmen 1*, Cengiz Kurtuluş 2


Ethological response and haematological and biochemical profiles of carp (Cyprinus carpio) exposed to trichlorfon

Khalid A. Al-Ghanim, Hmoud F. Al-Kahem Al-Balawi, Ali S. Al-Akel, Fahad Al-Misned, Zubair Ahmad *, H. Annazri


Ameliorative effect of mulching on water use efficiency of Swiss chard and salt accumulation under saline irrigation

Qing Tao Zhang 1, Mitsuhiro Inoue 2*, Koji Inosako 3, Muhammad Irshad 4, Kensuke Kondo 5, Guo Yu Qiu 6, Shi Ping Wang 2


Techno–economic analyses of wood species utilized in furniture industry in selected cities of Nigeria

O.G.E. Arowosoge 1*, O.Y. Ogunsanwo 2, Labode Popoola 2


The challenge of rural poverty alleviation in Nigeria: The role of the national agricultural research system

V. B. Ogunlela 1*, Yemisi I. Ogunlela 2


Hydrolysis of organic phosphates by commercially available phytases: Biocatalytic potentials and effects of ions on their enzymatic activities

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


Cation contents in natural mineral waters of Romania determined with the HPIC method

Gabriel Heghedűş-Mîndru 1*, Ramona Cristina Biron 1, Delia Maria Perju 2, Lucian Mircea Rusnac 2, Adrian Riviş 1, Ducu Sandu Ştef 1


The application of interactive path modeling to deer hunting participation among Ohio hunters

Ted L. Napier *, Coreen Cockerill, Robert Gates, Joseph Arvai


Performance evaluation of decentralized fixed bed activated sludge wastewater treatment plant: Case study at Jordan Traffic Institute

Bassim E. Abbassi


Land tenure and resource use patterns in the common lands of South-eastern Nigeria

Francis E. Bisong 1*, Adebayo I. Animashaun 1, Elizabeth E. Andrew-Essien 1, Pius B. Utang 2


Changes in soil quality as influenced by cropping in the forest ecology of Southwestern Nigeria

G. A. Oluwatosin 1*, D. O. Adeyolanu 1, O. J. Idowu 2, L. B. Taiwo 1


Phosphorus dynamics in forest and savannah agro-ecological Alfisols incubated with different phosphorus fertilizers

Anthony K. Oluleye, Ezekiel A. Akinrinde *, Gabriel O. Obigbesan


Methods for the preservation of genetic material of Pancratium maritimum (Amaryllidaceae)

Dimitrios Nikopoulos 1, Despina Nikopoulou 2, Alexios A. Alexopoulos 3*


Yearly permanent variation of soil apparent electrical conductivity and water content

Cengiz Kurtuluş 1*, Ali Bozkurt 2


Groundwater quality in Körfez Municipality (Kocaeli), northwest of Turkey

Ali Bozkurt 1, Cengiz Kurtuluş *