Archive | February 2017

Application of analytical hierarchy process in land suitability for forest park location (case study: Ilam county, Iran) – JBES

file_125Zahra Nazeri, Javad Mirzaee, Ali Rostami

Department of Natural Resource, Islamic Azad University, Ilam, Iran

Department of forestry, Ilam University, Ilam, I.R. Iran

Department of Natural Resource, Islamic Azad University, Ilam, Iran

Key words: Land suitability, forest park, AHP, GIS, Ilam.

Abstract

Currently, Human life is being sustained by recreation and leisure as they play an important role within the human lifestyles. Natural and forest park observed as recreational spaces have persistently received a greatest significance for pastime. Continue reading

Effect of foliarly applied potassium on Capsicum Annuum L. grown under sodium chloride stress – IJAAR

capsicum-annuum-frutescens-glocken-paprika-visoflora-8498Sawaira Naz, Muhammad Hamayun, Aqib Sayyed, Seema Gul, Zahida Parveen, Muhammad Khalid, Humaira Gul

Department of Botany, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan

Department of Biochemistry, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan

Key words: Salinity, Potassium nitrate, Electrolyte leakage, Germination, Total proteins.

Abstract

Salinity is one of the environmental factors that has a critical influence on the germination and plant establishment. In present study, two independent experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of salinity and potassium on germination, seedling establishment and growth of Capsicum annuum L. Continue reading

GC-MS studies of the chemical composition of two inedible Agaricus species (Section Xanthodermatei) in Bulgaria – JBES

Agaricus_augustus_1Maria Lacheva

Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 12 “Mendeleev” blvd., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Key words: Agaricus moelleri, A. phaeolepidotus, Bulgarian mycota, GC-MS studies, section Xanthodermatei, inedible fungi.

Abstract

Тhe study is first report on the chemical composition of two inedible Agaricus species, namelly Agaricus moelleri Wasser and A. phaeolepidotus (F.H. Møller) F.H. Møller. Тhis GC-MS studies on the volatile fractions and butanol extracts resulted in the Continue reading

Improvement of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculums production by nutrient solution concentration and soil texture variation – IJAAR

fig_2_am_spore_production_using_bahia_grassS.T. Okiobé, M. Abossolo Angue, B.P. Bougnom, Boyomo Onana, D. Nwaga

Laboratory of Soil Microbiology, Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaounde I, P. O Box 812 Yaounde, Cameroon

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, P. O. Box 812 Yaounde, Cameroon

Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, P. O. Box 812 Yaounde, Cameroon

Key words: Inoculum production, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, nutrient solution, soil texture.

Abstract

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) can increase the yield of plants from 50 to 200 %, but the large scale multiplication of AMF inocula is difficult because of their trophic nature, and this represents a big challenge in tropical areas. Continue reading

Removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions by starch-poly(AN) hydrogels – JBES

hydrogel-headMohammad Sadeghi, Esmat Mohammadinasab, Fatemeh Shafiei, Laleh Mansouri, Mohammad Javad Khodabakhshi

Department of Chemistry, Science Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Arak Branch, Arak, Iran

Key words: Starch, polyacrylonitrile, hydrogel, chelating resin, binding capacity.

Abstract

In this study, to following of synthesis of a superabsorbent hydrogel based on starch (St) and polyacrylonitrile (PAN), the removal of copper(II), zinc(II) and cadmium ions from aqueous solutions by H-St-g-polyAN hydrogel was investigated. Continue reading