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  • Baker, Conrad; Madakadze, I.C. (Ignacio Casper); Swanepoel, Corrie M.; Mavunganidze, Zira (Informa UK Limited (trading as Taylor & Francis Group) and NISC (Pty) Ltd, 2018-04)
    Conservation agriculture (CA) is a sustainable management system that optimises yield while reducing input costs. However, reduction in tillage intensity and frequency as practised under CA generally alters weed densities ...
  • Venter, Santa-Marie; Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina; Fletcher, Lizelle; Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia) (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017)
    BACKGROUND : Professional mixed martial arts (MMA) has gained international popularity. No African-based studies have reported the prevalence or severity of injuries, risk factors associated with injuries or return-to-play ...
  • Marneweck, Courtney; Jürgens, Andreas; Shrader, Adrian M. (Elsevier, 2018-06)
    White rhinos (Ceratotherium simum) use dung odours to transmit information about their sex, age, territorial status (males) and oestrous state. Moreover, as white rhinos defecate in communal middens (i.e. dung heaps, or ...
  • Pieracci, Emily G.; Scott, Terence Peter; Coetzer, Andre; Athman, Mwatondo; Mutembei, Arithi; Kidane, Abraham Haile; Bekele, Meseret; Ayalew, Girma; Ntegeyibizaza, Samson; Assenga, Justine; Markalio, Godson; Munyua, Peninah; Nel, Louis Hendrik; Blanton, Jesse (MDPI Publishing, 2017-07-18)
    International rabies networks have been formed in many of the canine-rabies endemic regions around the world to create unified and directed regional approaches towards elimination. The aim of the first sub-regional Eastern ...
  • Rausch, Tessa L.; Kendall, D.L. (Diane); Kover, Sara T.; Louw, Elizabeth M.; Zsilavecz, Ursula Louise; Van der Merwe, Anita (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2017-02-27)
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE : Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience difficulty with expressive language, including form (e.g. grammatical construction) and content (e.g. coherence). The ...
  • Aijuka, Matthew; Santiago, Araceli E.; Girón, Jorge A.; Nataro, James P.; Buys, E.M. (Elna Maria) (Elsevier, 2018-08)
    Diarrheagenic E. coli (DEC) has been implicated in foodborne outbreaks worldwide and have been associated with childhood stunting in the absence of diarrhoea. Infection is extraordinarily common, but the routes of transmission ...
  • Kijko, Andrzej; Smit, Ansie; Papadopoulos, Gerassimos A.; Novikova, Tatyana (Springer, 2018-04)
    After the mega-earthquakes and concomitant devastating tsunamis in Sumatra (2004) and Japan (2011), we launched an investigation into the potential risk of tsunami hazard to the coastal cities of South Africa. This paper ...
  • Dumont, Yves; Soulie, J.-C.; Michel, F. (Wiley, 2018-04)
    Oil palm production is of economical importance in several southern countries. The increasing demand of oil palm put a lot of pressure in several places where the rain forest and thus the tropical diversity are in danger ...
  • Taylor, Janet; Taylor, J.R.N. (John Reginald Nuttall) (Wiley, 2018-04)
    Kafirin, the sorghum prolamin, is the most hydrophobic of the prolamins, and forms disulfide cross‐links because of its high cysteine content. It is noted for its slow digestibility but does not trigger any adverse response ...
  • Kruszka, Paul.; Porras, Antonio R.; De Souza, Deise Helena; Moresco, Angélica; Huckstadt, Victoria; Gill, Ashleigh D.; Boyle, Alec P.; Hu, Tommy; Addissie, Yonit A.; Mok, Gary T.K.; Tekendo-Ngongang, Cedrik; Fieggen, Karen; Prijoles, E.J.; Tanpaiboon, Pranoot; Honey, E.M. (Engela); El Ruby, Mona O.; Ho-Ming, Luk; Lo, Ivan F.M.; Thong, Meow-Keong; Muthukumarasamy, Premala; Jones, Kelly L.; Belhassan, Khadija; Ouldim, Karim; El Bouchikhi, Ihssane; Bouguenouch, Laila; Shukla, Anju; Girisha, Katta M.; Sirisena, Nirmala D.; Dissanayake, Vajira H.W.; Paththinige, C. Sampath; Mishra, Rupesh; Kisling, Monisha S.; Ferreira, Carlos R.; De Herreros, María Beatriz; Lee, Ni-Chung; Jamuar, Saumya S.; Lai, Angeline; Shien, Tan Ee; Lim, Jiin Ying; Wen-Min, Cham Breana; Gupta, Neerja; Lotz-Esquivel, Stephanie; Badilla-Porras, Ramsés; Hussen, Dalia Farouk; El Ruby, Mona O.; Ashaat, Engy A.; Patil, Siddaramappa J.; Dowsett, Leah; Eaton, Alison; Innes, A.Micheil; Shotelersuk, Vorasuk; Badoe, Ëben; Wonkam, Ambroise; Obregon, María Gabriela; Chung, Brian H.Y.; Trubnykova, Milana; La Serna, Jorge; Gallardo Jugo, Bertha Elena; Chávez Pastor, Miguel; Abarca Barrig, Hugo Hernán; Megarbane, Andre; Kozel, Beth A.; Stevenson, Roger E.; Summar, Marshall; Adeyemo, Adeyemo A.; Morris, Colleen A.; Moretti-Ferreira, Danilo; Linguraru, Marius George; Muenke, Maximilian (Wiley, 2018-05)
    Williams–Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a common microdeletion syndrome characterized by a 1.5Mb deletion in 7q11.23. The phenotype of WBS has been well described in populations of European descent with not as much attention ...
  • Hernandez-Restrepo, Margarita; Gene, J.; Castaneda-Ruiz, R.F.; Mena-Portales, J.; Crous, Pedro W.; Guarro, J. (Elsevier, 2017-05-17)
    During a survey of saprophytic microfungi on decomposing woody, herbaceous debris and soil from different regions in Southern Europe, a wide range of interesting species of asexual ascomycetes were found. Phylogenetic ...
  • Lekgeu, Mapaleng Silas; Davis, Nerhene (Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA), 2017-12)
    Of all the environmental problems facing humankind today, anthropogenic-induced climate change is regarded as one of the most damaging in its potential repercussions. For this reason, the perceptions of climate change ...
  • Kgaladi, Joe; Faber, Milosz; Dietzschold, Bernhard; Nel, Louis Hendrik; Markotter, Wanda (MDPI Publishing, 2017-08-09)
    Lagos bat virus (LBV) is a phylogroup II lyssavirus exclusively found in Africa. Previous studies indicated that this virus is lethal to mice after intracranial and intramuscular inoculation. The antigenic composition ...
  • Kruger, Andries C. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-05)
    The African continent is one of the most vulnerable regions to future climate change. Research now demonstrates that constraining anthropogenic warming to 1.5 °C instead of 2 °C will significantly lower the risk of heatwaves ...
  • Milupi, I.D. (Inonge); Somers, Michael J.; Ferguson, J. Willem H. (Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa, 2017-12)
    The aim of this study was to investigate the scope of local ecological knowledge (LEK) in the Lupande and Mumbwa Game Management Areas (GMAs) of Zambia and to assess the extent to which such knowledge has been used in ...
  • Arnold, Kathryn; Le Roux, Alize; Hattingh, Marcelle (CONSAS Conference, 2017-08)
    The core objective of this study was to analyse the impact of three Gautrain stations on real estate in the City of Johannesburg, looking specifically at how the Sandton, Rosebank and Midrand stations affected property ...
  • Assédé, E.S.P. (Eméline Sêssi Pélagie); Djagoun, C.A.M.S. (Chabi Adéyèmi Marc Sylvestre); Azihou, F.A. (Fortuné Akomian); Gogan, Y.S.C. (Yannick Senakpon Caleb); Kouton, M.D. (Meryas Dègbémabou); Adomou, A.C. (Aristide Cossi); Geldenhuys, C.J. (Coert Johannes); Chirwa, Paxie W.; Sinsin, Brice (Elsevier, 2018-05)
    The effectiveness of protected areas to guarantee future conservation of several plant species remains questionable. This study was carried out in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari (BRP) and surrounding unprotected areas ...
  • Patrut, Adrian; Woodborne, Stephan; Patrut, Roxana T.; Rakosy, Laszlo; Hall, Grant; Ratiu, Ileana-Andreea; Von Reden, Karl F. (Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, 2017)
    The article discloses the main results of our new investigation of Platland tree, a.k.a. Sunland baobab, the largest known African baobab. Our recent research was motivated by the three successive splits of 2016 and ...
  • Guarnaccia, V.; Groenewald, J.Z.; Li, H.; Glienke, C.; Carstens, E.; Hattingh, V.; Fourie, P.H.; Crous, Pedro W. (Elsevier, 2017-05-29)
    The genus Phyllosticta occurs worldwide, and contains numerous plant pathogenic, endophytic and saprobic species. Phyllosticta citricarpa is the causal agent of Citrus Black Spot disease (CBS), affecting fruits and leaves ...
  • Mashaba, Zinhle; Chirima, George; Botai, J.O. (Joel Ongego); Combrinck, Ludwig; Munghemezulu, Cilence; Dube, Ernest (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2017-11)
    Consumption of wheat is widespread and increasing in South Africa. However, global wheat production is projected to decline. Wheat yield forecasting is therefore crucial for ensuring food security for the country. The ...