Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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  • Thantsha, Mapitsi Silvester; Ubani, Onyedikachi; Atagana, Harrison Ifeanyichukwu; Adeleke, Rasheed (National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, 2016-04)
    In the present study, different bacteria with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading capabilities were isolated from compost prepared from oil sludge and animal manures. These bacteria were isolated on a mineral ...
  • Abbas, Mujahid; Ciric, Ljubomir; Chandok, Sumit (University of Nis, Serbia, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, 2016)
    Abbas, Ali and Salvador [Fixed and periodic points of generalized contractions in metric spaces, Fixed Point Theory Appl. 2013, 2013:243] extended the concept of Fcontraction mapping introduced in [21], to two mappings. ...
  • Bihon, Wubetu; Cloete, Michele; Gerrano, Abe Shegro; Oelofse, Dean; Adebola, Patrick (American Society for Microbiology, 2016-09-22)
    Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissler strain PPRI 21032 was isolated from onion leaves collected in Roodeplaat, Pretoria, South Africa. The whole genome of this strain was sequenced and produced a total of 33.12 Mb with a ...
  • Rossouw, Werner; Korsten, Lise (Wiley, 2017-02)
    Microbial dynamics on commercially grown white button mushrooms is of importance in terms of food safety assurance and quality control. The purpose of this study was to establish the microbial profile of fresh white button ...
  • Bekker, Andriette; Van Niekerk, Janet; Arashi, Mohammad (Elsevier, 2017-03)
    In this paper, we generalize the Wishart distribution utilizing a fresh approach that leads to the hypergeometric Wishart generator distribution with the Wishart generator and the Wishart as special cases. Important ...
  • Crous, Pedro W.; Wingfield, Michael J.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Marincowitz, Seonju; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Burgess, T.I.; Hardy, G.E.St.J.; Crane, C.; Barrett, S.; Cano-Lira, J.F.; Le Roux, J.J.; Thangavel, R.; Guarro, J.; Stchigel, A.M.; Martín, M.P.; Alfredo, D.S.; Barber, P.A.; Barreto, R.W.; Baseia, I.G.; Cano-Canals, J.; Cheewangkoon, R.; Ferreira, R.J.; Gene, J.; Lechat, C.; Moreno, G.; Roets, F.; Shivas, R.G.; Sousa, J.O.; Tan, Y.P.; Wiederhold, N.P.; Abell, S.E.; Accioly, T.; Albizu, J.L.; Alves, J.L.; Antoniolli, Z.I.; Aplin, N.; Araujo, J.; Arzanlou, M.; Bezerra, J.D.P.; Bouchara, J.-P.; Carlavilla, J.R.; Castillo, A.; Castroagudín, V.L.; Ceresini, C.; Claridge, G.F.; Coelho, G.; Coimbra, V.R.M.; Costa, L.A.; Da Cunha, K.C.; Da Silva, S.S.; Daniel, R.; Duenas, M.; Edwards, J.; Enwistle, P.; Fiuza, P.O.; Fournier, J.; Garcia, D.; Gibertoni, T.B.; Giraud, S.; Guevara-Suarez, M.; Gusmao, L.F.P.; Haituk, S.; Heykoop, M.; Hirooka, Y.; Hofmann, T.A.; Houbraken, J.; Hughes, D.P.; Kautmanova, I.; Koppel, O.; Koukol, O.; Larsson, E.; Latha, K.P.D.; Lee, D.H.; Lisboa, D.O.; Lopez-Villalba, A.; Maciel, J.L.N.; Manimohan, P.; Manjon, J.L.; Marney, T.S.; Meijer, M.; Miller, A.N.; Olariaga, I.; Paiva, L.M.; Piepenbring, M.; Poveda-Molero, P.C.; Raj, K.N.A.; Raja, R.A.; Rougeron, A.; Salcedo, S.; Samadi, R.; Santos, T.A.B.; Scarlett, K.; Seifert, K.A.; Shuttleworth, L.A.; Silva, G.A.; Silva, M.; Siqueira, J.P.Z.; Souza-Motta, C.M.; Stephenson, S.L.; Sutton, D.A.; Tamakeaw, N.; Telleria, M.T.; Valenzuela-Lopez, N.; Viljoen, A.; Visagie, C.M.; Vizzini, A.; Wartchow, F.; Yurchenko, E.; Zamora, J.C.; Groenewald, J.Z. (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, 2016-12-21)
    Novel species of fungi described in this study include those from various countries as follows: Australia: Apiognomonia lasiopetali on Lasiopetalum sp., Blastacervulus eucalyptorum on Eucalyptus adesmophloia, Bullanocki ...
  • Reitmann, Anandi; Berger, David Kenneth; Van den Berg, Noelani (Springer, 2017-01)
    Phytophthora cinnamomi is an economically important oomycete that infects more than 3,000 plant species. We aimed to identify the repertoire of genes expressed during preinfection stages by analysing an RNA-Seq library ...
  • Lall, Namrita; Kumar, Vivek; Meyer, Debra; Gasa, Nomasomi; Hamilton, Chris; Oosthuizen, Carel Basson; Matsabisa, Motlalepula (Elsevier, 2016-12)
    ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE : The Natal gwarri or Natal ebony (Euclea natalensis A.DC.) is a deciduous tree found widespread throughout southern Africa, especially in Kwazulu-Natal and the southern cost. It has been ...
  • Voigt, Cornelia (The Royal Society, 2016-11)
    Sex differences in brain structure and behaviour are well documented among vertebrates. An excellent model exploring the neural mechanisms of sex differences in behaviour is represented by sex-role-reversed species. In the ...
  • Nsibande, Sifiso A.; Forbes, Patricia B.C.; Dabrowski, James M.; Van der Walt, Etienne; Venter, Annette (Elsevier, 2015-11)
    Air dispersion software models for evaluating pesticide spray drift during application have been developed that can potentially serve as a cheaper convenient alternative to field monitoring campaigns. Such models require ...
  • Adegoke, Oluwasesan; Forbes, Patricia B.C.; Nyokong, Tebello (Elsevier, 2015-08)
    Alloyed quantum dots (QDs) passivated with shell materials have valuable optical characteristics suitable for a wide array of applications. In this work, alloyed ternary CdSeS QDs passivated with ZnSeTe and ZnSeTe/ZnS ...
  • Biira, S.; Crouse, Philippus L.; Alawad, B.A.B.; Hlatshwayo, Thulani Thokozani; Malherbe, Johan B.; Bissett, H.; Nel, J.T. (Elsevier, 2017-02)
    A chemical vapour deposition process using radio frequency induction heating operating at atmospheric pressure was developed for the deposition of ZrC coatings. The precursors utilised in this process were zirconium ...
  • Van Rensburg, Elizabeth J.; Southey, Melissa C.; Goldgar, David E.; Winqvist, Robert; Pylkas, Katri; Couch, Fergus; Tischkowitz, Marc; Foulkes, William D.; Dennis, Joe; Michailidou, Kyriaki; Heikkinen, Tuomas; Nevanlinna, Heli; Hopper, John L.; Dork, Thilo; Claes, Kathleen B.M.; Reis-Filho, Jorge; Teo, Zhi Ling; Radice, Paolo; Catucci, Irene; Peterlongo, Paolo; Tsimiklis, Helen; Odefrey, Fabrice A.; Dowty, James G.; Schmidt, Marjanka K.; Broeks, Annegien; Hogervorst, Frans B.; Verhoef, Senno; Carpenter, Jane; Clarke, Christine; Scott, Rodney J.; Fasching, Peter A.; Haeberle, Lothar; Ekici, Arif B.; Beckmann, Matthias W.; Peto, Julian; Dos-Santos-Silva, Isabel; Fletcher, Olivia; Johnson, Nichola; Bolla, Manjeet K.; Sawyer, Elinor J.; Tomlinson, Ian; Kerin, Michael J.; Miller, Nicola; Marme, Federik; Burwinkel, Barbara; Yang, Rongxi; Guenel, Pascal; Truong, Therese; Menegaux, Florence; Sanchez, Marie; Bojesen, Stig; Nielsen, Sune F.; Flyger, Henrik; Benitez, Javier; Zamora, M. Pilar; Perez, Jose Ignacio Arias; Menendez, Primitiva; Anton-Culver, Hoda; Neuhausen, Susan; Ziogas, Argyrios; Clarke, Christina A.; Brenner, Hermann; Arndt, Volker; Stegmaier, Christa; Brauch, Hiltrud; Bruning, Thomas; Ko, Yon-Dschun; Muranen, Taru A.; Aittomaki, Kristiina; Blomqvist, Carl; Bogdanova, Natalia V.; Antonenkova, Natalia N.; Lindblom, Annika; Margolin, Sara; Mannermaa, Arto; Kataja, Vesa; Kosma, Veli-Matti; Hartikainen, Jaana M.; Spurdle, Amanda B.; kConFab Investigators; Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group; Wauters, Els; Smeets, Dominiek; Beuselinck, Benoit; Floris, Giuseppe; Chang-Claude, Jenny; Rudolph, Anja; Seibold, Petra; Flesch-Janys, Dieter; Olson, Janet E.; Vachon, Celine; Pankratz, Vernon S.; McLean, Catriona; Haiman, Christopher A.; Henderson, Brian E.; Schumacher, Fredrick; Marchand, Loic Le; Kristensen, Vessela; Alnæs, Grethe Grenaker; Zheng, Wei; Hunter, David J.; Lindstrom, Sara; Hankinson, Susan E.; Kraft, Peter; Andrulis, Irene; Knight, Julia A.; Glendon, Gord; Mulligan, Anna Marie; Jukkola-Vuorinen, Arja; Grip, Mervi; Kauppila, Saila; Devilee, Peter; Tollenaar, Robert A.E.M.; Seynaeve, Caroline; Hollestelle, Antoinette; Garcia-Closas, Montserrat; Figueroa, Jonine; Chanock, Stephen J.; Lissowska, Jolanta; Czene, Kamila; Darabi, Hatef; Eriksson, Mikael; Eccles, Diana M.; Rafiq, Sajjad; Tapper, William J.; Gerty, Sue M.; Martens, John W.M.; Collee, J. Margriet; Tilanus-Linthorst, Madeleine; Hall, Per; Li, Jingmei; Brand, Judith S.; Humphreys, Keith; Cox, Angela; Reed, Malcolm W.R.; Luccarini, Craig; Baynes, Caroline; Dunning, Alison M.; Hamann, Ute; Torres, Diana; Ulmer, Hans Ulrich; Rudiger, Thomas; Lubinski, Jan; Jaworska, Katarzyna; Durda, Katarzyna; Slager, Susan; Toland, Amanda E.; Ambrosone, Christine B.; Yannoukakos, Drakoulis; Swerdlow, Anthony; Ashworth, Alan; Orr, Nick; Jones, Michael; Gonzalez-Neira, Anna; Pita, Guillermo; Alonso, M. Rosario; Alvarez, Nuria; Herrero, Daniel; Tessier, Daniel C.; Vincent, Daniel; Bacot, Francois; Simard, Jacques; Dumont, Martine; Soucy, Penny; Eeles, Rosalind; Muir, Kenneth; Wiklund, Fredrik; Gronberg, Henrik; Schleutker, Johanna; Nordestgaard, Børge G.; Weischer, Maren; Travis, Ruth C.; Neal, David; Donovan, Jenny L.; Hamdy, Freddie C.; Khaw, Kay-Tee; Stanford, Janet L.; Blot, William J.; Thibodeau, Stephen; Schaid, Daniel J.; Kelley, Joseph L.; Maier, Christiane; Kibel, Adam S.; Cybulski, Cezary; Cannon-Albright, Lisa; Butterbach, Katja; Park, Jong; Kaneva, Radka; Batra, Jyotsna; Teixeira, Manuel R.; Kote-Jarai, Zsofia; Al Olama, Ali Amin; Benlloch, Sara; Renner, Stefan P.; Hartmann, Arndt; Hein, Alexander; Ruebner, Matthias; Lambrechts, Diether; Van Nieuwenhuysen, Els; Vergote, Ignace; Lambretchs, Sandrina; Doherty, Jennifer A.; Rossing, Mary Anne; Nickels, Stefan; Eilber, Ursula; Wang-Gohrke, Shan; Odunsi, Kunle; Sucheston-Campbell, Lara E.; Friel, Grace; Lurie, Galina; Killeen, Jeffrey L.; Wilkens, Lynne R.; Goodman, Marc T.; Runnebaum, Ingo; Hillemanns, Peter A.; Pelttari, Liisa M.; Butzow, Ralf; Modugno, Francesmary; Edwards, Robert P.; Ness, Roberta B.; Moysich, Kirsten B.; Du Bois, Andreas; Heitz, Florian; Harter, Philipp; Kommoss, Stefan; Karlan, Beth Y.; Walsh, Christine; Lester, Jenny; Jensen, Allan; Kruger Kjaer, Susanne; Hogdall, Estrid; Peissel, Bernard; Bonanni, Bernardo; Bernard, Loris; Goode, Ellen L.; Fridley, Brooke L.; Vierkant, Robert A.; Cunningham, Julie M.; Larson, Melissa C.; Fogarty, Zachary C.; Kalli, Kimberly R.; Liang, Dong; Lu, Karen H.; Hildebrandt, Michelle A.T.; Wu, Xifeng; Levine, Douglas A.; Dao, Fanny; Bisogna, Maria; Berchuck, Andrew; Iversen, Edwin S.; Marks, Jeffrey R.; Akushevich, Lucy; Cramer, Daniel W.; Schildkraut, Joellen; Terry, Kathryn L.; Poole, Elizabeth M.; Stampfer, Meir; Tworoger, Shelley S.; Bandera, Elisa V.; Orlow, Irene; Olson, Sara H.; Bjorge, Line; Salvesen, Helga B.; Van Altena, Anne M.; Aben, Katja K.H.; Kiemeney, Lambertus A.; Massuger, Leon F.A.G.; Pejovic, Tanja; Bean, Yukie; Brooks-Wilson, Angela; Kelemen, Linda E.; Cook, Linda S.; Le, Nhu D.; Gorski, Bohdan; Gronwald, Jacek; Menkiszak, Janusz; Hogdall, Claus K.; Lundvall, Lene; Nedergaard, Lotte; Engelholm, Svend Aage; Dicks, Ed; Tyrer, Jonathan; Campbell, Ian; McNeish, Iain; Paul, James; Siddiqui, Nadeem; Glasspool, Rosalind; Whittemore, Alice S.; Rothstein, Joseph H.; McGuire, Valerie; Sieh, Weiva; Cai, Hui; Shu, Xiao-Ou; Teten, Rachel T.; Sutphen, Rebecca; McLaughlin, John R.; Narod, Steven A.; Phelan, Catherine M.; Monteiro, Alvaro N.; Fenstermacher, David; Lin, Hui-Yi; Permuth, Jennifer B.; Sellers, Thomas A.; Chen, Y. Ann; Tsai, Ya-Yu; Chen, Zhihua; Gentry-Maharaj, Aleksandra; Gayther, Simon A.; Ramus, Susan J.; Menon, Usha; Wu, Anna H.; Pearce, Celeste L.; Van Den Berg, David; Pike, Malcolm C.; Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Agnieszka; Plisiecka-Halasa, Joanna; Moes-Sosnowska, Joanna; Kupryjanczyk, Jolanta; Pharoah, Paul D.P.; Song, Honglin; Winship, Ingrid; Chenevix-Trench, Georgia; Giles, Graham G.; Tavtigian, Sean V.; Easton, Doug F.; Milne, Roger L. (Elsevier, 2016-09-05)
    BACKGROUND The rarity of mutations in PALB2, CHEK2 and ATM make it difficult to estimate precisely associated cancer risks. Population-based family studies have provided evidence that at least some of these mutations ...
  • Adegoke, Oluwasesan; Forbes, Patricia B.C.; Nyokong, Tebello (Elsevier, 2015-10)
    Synthesis of fluorescent alloyed quantum dots (QDs) with unique optical properties suitable for a wide array of chemical, physical and biological applications is of research interest. In this work, highly luminescent and ...
  • Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Denman, Sandra; Barrett, Glyn; Kirk, Susan A.; McDonald, James E. (Oxford University Press, 2017-01)
    The identity of 51 isolates of Armillaria from 15 Quercus robur trees in poor health, and a single healthy tree, at nine sites in England, was determined using multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA) of three gene regions. ...
  • King, Bianca L.; Taylor, Janet; Taylor, J.R.N. (John Reginald Nuttall) (Elsevier, 2016-09)
    Only predominantly α-type zein (commercial zein) has been shown to form a viscoelastic dough. In maize zein comprises α-, β-, γ- and δ-zein (total zein). Because glacial acetic acid can fully solubilise zein, its effect ...
  • Ssekiwoko, Fred; Kunert, Karl J.; Kiggundu, A.; Tushemereirwe, W.K.; Karamura, E. (Elsevier, 2015-04)
    Expression of specific R, NPR1 and PR genes was investigated to ascertain their role in the resistance of Musa balbisiana to Xanthomonas vasicola pv. musacearum (Xvm). Following inoculation, wilt symptoms developed in ...
  • Brözel, V.S. (Volker Siegfried); Dahal, Bibha; NandaKafle, Gitanjali; Perkins, Lora (Elsevier, 2017-01)
    Biological Nitrogen Fixation is critical for ecosystem productivity. Select members of Bacteria and Archaea express a nitrogenase enzyme complex that reduces atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia. Several nitrogen fixing ...
  • Mabula, M.D.; Cobzas, Stefan (Elsevier, 2015-04)
    Some versions of the fundamental principles of the functional analysis in asymmetric normed spaces – the Open Mapping Theorem, the Closed Graph Theorem and the Uniform Boundedness Principle – are proved. The proofs are ...
  • Biira, S.; Alawad, B.A.B.; Hlatshwayo, Thulani Thokozani; Crouse, Philippus L.; Malherbe, Johan B.; Bissett, H.; Ntsoane, T.P.; Nel, J.T. (Elsevier, 2017-01)
    The influence of the gap between the gas inlet and the substrate in an in-house developed thermal chemical vapour deposition (CVD) reactor, on the growth rate, surface morphology, phase composition and microstructure of ...

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