Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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  • Liu, Q.L.; Li, JieQiong; Wingfield, Michael J.; Duong, Tuan A.; Wingfield, Brenda D.; Crous, Pedro W.; Chen, S.F. (Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS), 2020-09)
    Calonectria represents a genus of phytopathogenic ascomycetous fungi with a worldwide distribution. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of taxonomic studies on these fungi. Currently, there are 169 ...
  • Sheppard, Jonathan P.; Reckziegel, Rafael Bohn; Borrass, Lars; Chirwa, Paxie W.; Cuaranhua, Claudio J.; Hassler, Sibylle K.; Hoffmeister, Svenja; Kestel, Florian; Maier, Rebekka; Malicke, Mirko; Morhart, Christopher; Ndlovu, Nicholas P.; Veste, Maik; Funk, Roger; Lang, Friederike; Seifert, Thomas; Du Toit, Ben; Kahle, Hans-Peter (MDPI, 2020-08-21)
    Agroforestry is often discussed as a strategy that can be used both for the adaptation to and the mitigation of climate change e ects. The climate of southern Africa is predicted to be severely a ected by such changes. ...
  • Okeke, Godwin Amechi; Abbas, Mujahid (Mathematical Association of Thailand, 2020-09)
    We propose two iterative schemes for three G-nonexpansive mappings and present their convergence analysis in the framework of a convex metric space endowed with a directed graph. Some numerical examples are given to ...
  • Song, Jie; Liang, Jun-Feng; Mehrabi-Koushki, Mehdi; Krisai-Greilhuber, Irmgard; Ali, Barkat; Bhatt, Vinod Kumar; Cerna-Mendoza, Agustín; Chen, Bin; Chen, Zai-Xiong; Chu, Hong-Long; Corazon-Guivin, Mike Anderson; Alves da Silva, Gladstone; De Kesel, Andre; Dima, Balint; Dovana, Francesco; Farokhinejad, Reza; Ferisin, Guliano; Guerrero-Abad, Juan Carlos; Guo, Ting; Han, Li-Hong; Ilyas, Sobia; Justo, Alfredo; Khalid, Abdul Nasir; Khodadadi-Pourarpanahi, Sadigheh; Li, Tai-Hui; Liu, Chao; Lorenzini, Marilinda; Lu, Jun-Kun; Mumtaz, Abdul Samad; Oehl, Fritz; Pan, Xue-Yu; Papp, Viktor; Qian, Wu; Razaq, Abdul; Semwal, Kamal C.; Tang, Li-Zhou; Tian, Xue-Lian; Vallejos-Tapullima, Adela; Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie); Wang, Sheng-Kun; Wang, Chao-Qun; Yang, Rui-Heng; Yu, Fei; Zapparoli, Giacomo; Zhang, Ming; Antonín, Vladimir; Aptroot, Andre; Aslan, Ali; Banerjee, Arghya; Chatterjee, Subrata; Dirks, Alden C.; Ebrahimi, Leila; Fotouhifar, Khalil-Berdi; Ghosta, Youbert; Kalinina, Lyudmila B.; Karahan, Dilara; Liu, Jingyu; Maiti, Mrinal Kumar; Mookherjee, Abhirup; Nath, Partha Sarathi; Panja, Birendranath; Saha, Jayanta; Sevcíkova, Hana; Voglmayr, Hermann; Yazıcı, Kenan; Haelewaters, Danny (Verlag Ferdinand Berger, 2020)
    Thirteen new species are formally described: Cortinarius brunneocarpus from Pakistan, C. lilacinoarmillatus from India, Curvularia khuzestanica on Atriplex lentiformis from Iran, Gloeocantharellus neoechinosporus from ...
  • Tesfamariam, Eyob Habte; Ogbazghi, Zekarias Mihreteab; Annandale, J.G. (John George), 1959-; Gebrehiwot, Yemane (MDPI, 2020-11-28)
    Municipal sludge has economic value as a low-grade fertilizer as it consists of appreciable amounts of the macro and micronutrients. When using sludge as fertilizer, the economic aspect should be taken into account. In ...
  • Cao, You-Long; Li, Yan-long; Fan, Yun-Fang; Li, Zhen; Yoshida, Kouki; Wang, Jie-Yu; Ma, Xiao-Kai; Wang, Ning; Mitsuda, Nobutaka; Kotake, Toshihisa; Ishimizu, Takeshi; Tsai, Kun-Chan; Niu, Shan-Ce; Zhang, Diyang; Sun, Wei-Hong; Luo, Qing; Zhao, Jian-Hua; Yin, Yue; Zhang, Bo; Wang, Jun-Yi; Qin, Ken; An, Wei; He, Jun; Dai, Guo-Li; Wang, Ya-Jun; Shi, Zhi-Gang; Jiao, En-Ning; Wu, Peng-Ju; Liu, Xuedie; Liu, Bin; Liao, Xing-Yu; Jiang, Yu-Ting; Yu, Xia; Hao, Yang; Xu, Xin-Yu; Zou, Shuang-Quan; Li, Ming-He; Hsiao, Yu-Yun; Lin, Yu-Fu; Liang, Chieh-Kai; Chen, You-Yi; Wu, Wan-Lin; Lu, Hsiang-Chai; Lan, Si-Ren; Wang, Zhi-Wen; Zhao, Xiang; Zhong, Wen-Ying; Yeh, Chuan-Ming; Tsai, Wen-Chieh; Van de Peer, Yves; Liu, Zhong-Jian (Nature Research, 2021-06)
    Wolfberry Lycium, an economically important genus of the Solanaceae family, contains approximately 80 species and shows a fragmented distribution pattern among the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Although several ...
  • Tsomele, Gugu Felicity; Venter, Eudri; Wokadala, Obiro Cuthbert; Jooste, Elize; Dlamini, Bhekisisa Chushuta; Ngobese, Nomali Ziphorah (Taylor & Francis, 2021-01)
    This study assessed the gross-structure, micro-structure, physical characteristics and nutritional composition of Trichilia emetica and Trichilia dregeana seeds. T. emetica and T. dregeana seeds have potential for ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Bryant, Grace; Kearney, Sharon; Singh, Praimanand; Devos, Arnold; Jansen van Rensburg, Audrey; Schwellnus, Martin Peter; Botha, Tanita (Taylor and Francis, 2021)
    BACKGROUND : Netball is a physical game with sudden direction changes, decelerations, jumping and landing, stop/start maneuvers and restrictive footwork rules exposing players to injury. Close contact play and shared ...
  • Ugwuoke, Luke C.; Mancal, Tomas; Kruger, T.P.J. (Tjaart) (Optical Society of America, 2020-11)
    Plasmon coupling between the dipolar localized surface plasmons of a nanoegg and the longitudinal dipolar localized surface plasmons of a nearby gold nanorod is investigated within a dipolar-quasistatic limit. This was ...
  • Zwaenepoel, Arthur; Van de Peer, Yves (Oxford University Press, 2020-09)
    Ancient whole-genome duplications (WGDs) leave signatures in comparative genomic data sets that can be harnessed to detect these events of presumed evolutionary importance. Current statistical approaches for the detection ...
  • Katiyo, Wendy; De Kock, Henrietta Letitia; Coorey, Ranil; Buys, E.M. (Elna Maria) (Elsevier, 2020-06)
    Consumer perception of chicken meat spoilage is linked to sensory changes of raw chicken during storage. The objective of this study was to characterise the sensory attributes of raw chicken meat and to establish the ...
  • Sanni, Toibudeen Adesegun; Jesuyon, Oluwatosin Mawunapn Adegoke; Adejoro, Festus Adeyemi; Baiyeri, Samuel Olorunfemi; Boluwaji, Oluwapelumi Victoria; Akanmu, Abiodun Mayowa; Hassen, Abubeker (Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia, 2020)
    This study evaluated the potential utilisation of African yam bean (AYB) seed as a supplement to Guinea grass on in vitro gas and methane (CH4) production, as well as the effect of processing on AYB nutritive value. In ...
  • Mendonca, Rute; Vullioud, Philippe; Katlein, Nathan; Vallat, Armelle; Glauser, Gaetan; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Helfenstein, Fabrice (Royal Society, 2020-09)
    Within cooperatively breeding societies, individuals adjust cooperative contributions to maximize indirect fitness and minimize direct fitness costs. Yet, little is known about the physiological costs of cooperation, which ...
  • Bauer, Hans; Dickman, Amy; Chapron, Guillaume; Oriol-Cotterill, Alayne; Nicholson, Samantha K.; Sillero-Zubiri, Claudio; Hunter, Luke; Lindsey, Peter Andrew; MacDonald, David W. (Cambridge University Press, 2021)
    We use comparable 2005 and 2018 population data to assess threats driving the decline of lion Panthera leo populations, and review information on threats structured by problem tree and root cause analysis. We define 11 ...
  • Manjunath, Gandhi (Royal Society, 2020-10)
    The search for universal laws that help establish a relationship between dynamics and computation is driven by recent expansionist initiatives in biologically inspired computing. A general setting to understand both such ...
  • Jobson, Ben; Wolter, Kerri; Jordan, Lara; Monadjem, Ara; Rowcliffe, Marcus (Cambridge University Press, 2020-09)
    Following the continual decline of the Cape vulture Gyps coprotheres since the 1960s, captive breeding and rehabilitation programmes have been established to reinforce populations across southern Africa. This study examines ...
  • Kane, Adam; Wolter, Kerri; Neser, Walter; Kotze, Antionette; Naidoo, Vinny; Monadjem, Ara (Taylor and Francis, 2016)
    CAPSULE : Supplementary feeding stations provide a useful conservation benefit for vultures, without disrupting their natural movement ecology. AIMS : To understand the effects of providing supplementary food on the ...
  • Moraschini, Tommaso; Raftery, James G.; Wannenburg, Johann Joubert (Wiley, 2020-07)
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  • Banasiak, Jacek; Lamb, W. (Royal Society, 2020-11)
    In this paper, we prove the global in time solvability of the continuous growth–fragmentation–coagulation equation with unbounded coagulation kernels, in spaces of functions having finite moments of sufficiently high order. ...
  • Ouifki, Rachid; Banasiak, Jacek (Wiley, 2020-12)
    The existence and occurrence, especially by a backward bifurcation, of endemic equilibria is of utmost importance in determining the spread and persistence of a disease. In many epidemiological models, the equation for the ...

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