Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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  • Lefadola, Boineelo Pearl; Viljoen, Annemarie T.; Du Rand, Gerrie Elizabeth (Africa Journals, 2023-08)
    The study applied the systems theory to investigate causes of food waste generation in the University food service operation. A qualitative, case study design was adopted. One-on-one interviews with food service managers ...
  • Charlton, Karen Elizabeth; Pretorius, Beulah; Shakhane, Rhoda; Naidoo, Pamela; Cimring, Hayley; Hussain, Kinza; Nojilana, Beatrice; Webster, Jacqui (Elsevier, 2024-02)
    This study evaluated the compliance of the food industry with mandated sodium target levels in South Africa for 13 categories of processed foods included in the sodium regulation R.214, and assessed whether there were ...
  • Oludele Olanlokun, John; Obaloluwa Oderinde, Solomon; Odedeyi, Aminat; Owolabi, Bunmi; Bodede, Olusola; Maharaj, Vinesh J.; Maharaj, Vinesh J.; Olabode Olorunsogo, Olufunso (Elsevier, 2024-02)
    OBJECTIVES : This study reported the antiplasmodial, anti-inflammatory and mito-protrective effects of Costus afer (CA), Nauclea latifolia (NA) and Sphenocentrum jollyanum (SJ) methanol extracts in Plasmodium berghei-infected ...
  • Lu, A.T.; Fei, Z.; Haghani, A.; Robeck, T.R.; Zoller, J.A.; Li, C.Z.; Lowe, R.; Yan, Q.; Zhang, J.; Vu, H.; Ablaeva, J.; Acosta-Rodriguez, V.A.; Adams, D.M.; Almunia, J.; Aloysius, A.; Ardehali, R.; Arneson, A.; Baker, C.S.; Banks, G.; Belov, K.; Bennett, Nigel C.; Black, P.; Blumstein, D.T.; Bors, E.K.; Breeze, C.E.; Brooke, R.T.; Brown, J.L.; Carter, G.G.; Caulton, A.; Cavin, J.M.; Chakrabarti, L.; Chatzistamou, I.; Chen, H.; Cheng, K.; Chiavellini, P.; Choi, O.W.; Clarke, S.M.; Cooper, L.N.; Cossette, M.L.; Day, J.; DeYoung, J.; DiRocco, S.; Dold, C.; Ehmke, E.E.; Emmons, C.K.; Emmrich, S.; Erbay, E.; Erlacher-Reid, C.; Faulkes, C.G.; Ferguson, S.H.; Finno, C.J.; Flower, J.E.; Gaillard, J.M.; Garde, E.; Gerber, L.; Gladyshev, V.N.; Gorbunova, V.; Goya, R.G.; Grant, M.J.; Green, C.B.; Hales, E.N.; Hanson, M.B.; Hart, D.W. (Daniel); Haulena, M.; Herrick, K.; Hogan, A.N.; Hogg, C.J.; Hore, T.A.; Huang, T.; Izpisua Belmonte, J.C.; Jasinska, A.J.; Jones, G.; Jourdain, E.; Kashpur, O.; Katcher, H.; Katsumata, E.; Kaza, V.; Kiaris, H.; Kobor, M.S.; Kordowitzki, P.; Koski, W.R.; Kruetzen, M.; Kwon, S.B.; Larison, B.; Lee, S.G.; Lehmann, M.; Lemaitre, J.F.; Levine, A.J.; Li, C.Z.; Li, X.; Lim, A.R.; Lin, D.T.S.; Lindemann, D.M.; Little, T.J.; Macoretta, N.; Maddox, D.; Matkin, C.O.; Mattison, J.A.; McClure, M.; Mergl, J.; Meudt, J.J.; Montano, G.A.; Mozhui, K.; Munshi-South, J.; Naderi, A.; Nagy, M.; Narayan, P.; Nathanielsz, P.W.; Nguyen, N.B.; Niehrs, C.; O'Brien, J.K.; O'Tierney Ginn, P.; Odom, D.T.; Ophir, A.G.; Osborn, S.; Ostrander, E.A.; Parsons, K.M.; Paul, K.C.; Pellegrini, M.; Peters, K.J.; Pedersen, A.B.; Petersen, J.L.; Pietersen, D.W.; Pinho, G.M.; Plassais, J.; Poganik, J.R.; Prado, N.A.; Reddy, P.; Rey, B.; Ritz, B.R.; Robbins, J.; Rodriguez, M.; Russell, J.; Rydkina, E.; Sailer, L.L.; Salmon, A.B.; Sanghavi, A.; Schachtschneider, K.M.; Schmitt, D.; Schmitt, T.; Schomacher, L.; Schook, L.B.; Sears, K.E.; Seifert, A.W.; Seluanov, A.; Shafer, A.B.A.; Shanmuganayagam, D.; Shindyapina, A.V.; Simmons, M.; Singh, K.; Sinha, I.; Slone, J.; Snell, R.G.; Soltanmaohammadi, E.; Spangler, M.L.; Spriggs, M.C.; Staggs, L.; Stedman, N.; Steinman, K.J.; Stewart, D.T.; Sugrue, V.J.; Szladovits, B.; Takahashi, J.S.; Takasugi, M.; Teeling, E.C.; Thompson, M.J.; Van Bonn, B.; Vernes, S.C.; Villar, D.; Vinters, H.V.; Wallingford, M.C.; Wang, N.; Wayne, R.K.; Wilkinson, G.S.; Williams, C.K.; Williams, R.W.; Yang, X.W.; Yao, M.; Young, B.G.; Zhang, B.; Zhang, Z.; Zhao, P.; Zhao, Y.; Zhou, W.; Zimmermann, J.; Ernst, J.; Raj, K.; Horvath, S. (Nature Research, 2023-11)
    Aging, often considered a result of random cellular damage, can be accurately estimated using DNA methylation profiles, the foundation of pan-tissue epigenetic clocks. Here, we demonstrate the development of universal ...
  • Abraham, Adane D.; Kidanemariam, Dawit B.; Holton, Timothy A. (Springer, 2023-05)
    No abstract available.
  • Williams, Elisma; Ferreira, Ronel; Botha, Tanita (Education Association of South Africa, 2023-12)
    Limited research focusing on the cognitive strategies that support the resilience of teachers in a world pandemic has been conducted. By employing a sequential explanatory mixed method research design, this study was ...
  • Ivbanikaro, Anna E.; Okonkwo, Jonathan O.; Sadiku, Emmanuel R.; Maepa, Charity (De Gruyter, 2023-08)
    Water pollution is an issue of global concern that demands effective and sustainable solutions through water purification. Adsorption is a popular method for water treatment because it is inexpensive and has a high performance ...
  • Tibaijuka, J.J.; Nyarige, Justine Sageka; Diale, M.; Mlyuka, N.R.; Samiji, M.E. (Springer, 2023-01)
    This work investigated the effect of thermal treatment of as-deposited chromium (Cr) thin films in a vacuum and argon/oxygen ambient for effective deposition of spectral selective solar absorber multilayer films. The DC ...
  • Emmanuel, Stephen Sunday; Olawoyin, Christopher Olusola; Adesibikan, Ademidun Adeola; Nafiu, Sodiq Adeyeye; Bayode, Ajibola A. (Elsevier, 2024-02)
    Soil and water are the most essential nonliving natural gift for all essential and nonessential actions in life, without which the earth inhabitants cannot exist because all living things rely on these gifts for their ...
  • Archer, Stephen D.J.; Lee, Kevin C.; Caruso, Tancredi; Alcami, Antonio; Araya, Jonathan G.; Cary, S. Craig; Cowan, Don A.; Etchebehere, Claudia; Gantsetseg, Batdelger; Gomez-Silva, Benito; Hartery, Sean; Hogg, Ian D.; Kansour, Mayada K.; Lawrence, Timothy; Lee, Charles K.; Lee, Patrick K.H.; Leopold, Matthias; Leung, Marcus H.Y.; Maki, Teruya; McKay, Christopher P.; Al Mailem, Dina M.; Ramond, Jean-Baptiste; Rastrojo, Alberto; Santl-Temkiv, Tina; Suns, Henry J.; Tong, Xinzhao; Vandenbrink, Bryan; Warren-Rhodes, Kimberley A.; Pointing, Stephen B. (Elsevier, 2023-05)
    The dispersion of microorganisms through the atmosphere is a continual and essential process that underpins biogeography and ecosystem development and function. Despite the ubiquity of atmospheric microorganisms globally, ...
  • Van Heerden, Ashleigh; Turon, Gemma; Duran-Frigola, Miquel; Pillay, Nelishia; Birkholtz, Lyn-Marie (American Chemical Society, 2023-11-07)
    Efficacy data from diverse chemical libraries, screened against the various stages of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, including asexual blood stage (ABS) parasites and transmissible gametocytes, serve as a ...
  • Ndlovu, Musawenkosi; Mosa, Rebamang; Serem, June Cheptoo; Selepe, Mamoalosi A.; Opoku, Andrew R.; Bester, Megan; Apostolides, Zeno (American Chemical Society, 2023-08-14)
    The increasing incidence of hypercholesterolemia-related diseases even in the presence of the currently available cholesterol-lowering drugs indicates a need to discover new therapeutic drugs. This study aimed to investigate ...
  • Hamelin, Frederic M.; Hilker, Frank M.; Dumont, Yves (Springer, 2023-08)
    We explore the spatial spread of vector-borne infections with conditional vector preferences, meaning that vectors do not visit hosts at random. Vectors may be differentially attracted toward infected and uninfected hosts ...
  • Saito, Hiroki; Uchiyama, Takayuki; Okada-Shudo, Yoshiko; Mammo, Wendimagegne; Kruger, T.P.J. (Tjaart); Vohra, Varun; Tegegne, Newayemedhin A. (IOP Publishing, 2023-01)
    Please read abstract in the article.
  • Verma, Surjeet; Nakin, Motebang D.V.; Makhosayafana, Zesipho; Lall, Namrita (Bentham Science Publishers, 2023)
    BACKGROUND : Phytochemicals and their derivatives/analogues represent over 50% of the current medicines worldwide in clinical use. Despite a significant contribution to the total bioactive natural plant products, aquatic ...
  • Vermeulen, Els; Thavar, Terriann; Glarou, Maria; Ganswindt, Andre; Christiansen, Fredrik (Nature Research, 2023-02-24)
    The changing physical properties of the Southern Ocean are known to impact the recruitment and survival of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba). For oceanic krill predators, the resulting reduced energy intake may lead to ...
  • Swanson, David L.; Stager, Maria; Vezina, Francois; Liu, Jin‑Song; McKechnie, Andrew E.; Amirkhiz, Reza Goljani (Nature Research, 2023-06-02)
    Please read abstract in the article.
  • Wooding, Madelien; Dodgen, Tyren; Rohwer, Egmont Richard; Naude, Yvette (Wiley, 2024-01)
    High-resolution mass spectrometry and ion mobility spectrometry provide additional confidence in biological marker discovery and elucidation by adding additional peak capacity through physiochemical separation orthogonal ...
  • Guambe, Calisto; Kufakunesu, Rodwell; Mabitsela, Lesedi (American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2024)
    Please read abstract in the article.
  • Baloyi, I.T.; Adeosun, Idowu J.; Bovicini, Francesca; Cosa, Sekelwa (Elsevier, 2023-09)
    Multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in biofilms are frequently linked with persistent infections across healthcare settings, due to their virulence factors. Since the post-antibiotic era coerces the quest for novel ...

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