Archive | May 2020

Implementation of hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) in crabmeat pasteurized plant in cirebon, West Java, Indonesia

HACCP) in crabmeat pasteurized plant in cirebonBy: Taufiq Ismail, YS Darmanto, Dian Wijayanto

Key Words: CCP, HACCP, Crabmeat, Food, Safety

Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 15(3), 1-9, September 2019.

Blue Swimming Crab or Portunus Pelagicus is one of the most valuable fisheries commodities of Indonesia. The crab is very potential fisheries product due to its high demand on global market. On the other hand, the crab is a perishable product that is likely to spoil and decay. Therefore, it is important to apply quality assurance system to guarantee the food safety of the crab. Hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) is a world-recognized, effective, and preventive food safety management system. This study aims to determine how the implementations of quality control in terms of the HACCP system in crabmeat plant in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia. Method of this research was observation in production line of crabmeat pasteurized processing and interview towards employees and management. HACCP model was set up based on the actual conditions in the plant. Continue reading

Evaluation of phenolic content of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in association to bean fly (Ophiomyia spp.) infestation

 

Evaluation of phenolic content of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in association to bean fly (Ophiomyia spp.) infestation

common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)By: Gaudencia J. Kiptoo, Miriam G. Kinyua, Oliver K. Kiplagat

Key Words: Phenolic compounds, Secondary metabolites, Common beans, Bean fly, Infestation.

Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 14(3), 9-13, March 2019.

Common bean is the most important pulse crop in Kenya, though small scale farmers have limited access to pest-resistant seeds. This has therefore made common bean yields remain below 1000kgha-1, while the potential is 2000kgha-1. However, phenolics are secondary metabolites present in plants and this could be an attribute contributing to common beans resistance to bean fly infestation. The objective of this study was to devise effective ways of managing bean fly by use of phenolic content present in commercial varieties of common beans. Continue reading

Anaerobic denitrification and biotechnological potentials of filamentous fungi isolated from coastal marine sediment

By: C. N. Ariole, N. Ofuase

Key Words: Marine fungi, Coastal sediment, Anaerobic denitrification, Enzyme, Antibacterial activity

Int. J. Micro. Myco. 4(3), 8-15, October 2016.

The anaerobic denitrification, antibacterial and enzyme-producing potentials of filamentous fungi isolated from sediment collected from the coastal region of the Niger Delta in Bonny Island, Nigeria were investigated. The fungi were aerobically isolated using spread plate method on sterile acidified potato dextrose agar. The capability of isolates to survive under anoxic environment was assessed by incubating cultured plates in anaerobic jars. Continue reading

A study on the biodiversity of snake island in South Andaman – JBES

Snake Island is an uninhabited small rocky islet off Carbyn’s Cove in Port Blair, Andaman. The biodiversity of this rocky island is its distinctive feature as it becomes a small habitat for various organisms close to the open sea. During this present study a total no. of 217 species were recorded out of which 205 has been identified. Pisces was the dominant group, followed by cnidarians, molluscs, arthropods etc. The island is highly influenced by sea water as during high tides nearly 75 % of the island is submerged by seawater. This is the reason of dominance of marine organisms (94 %) over terrestrial organisms (6 %) in the island. Another characteristic feature of the island is the formation of numerous rocky and sandy water channels and the presence of a ‘coral pool’ at the end of one such channel on the north-eastern part of the island. During high tide these channels are filled with water and exchange of seawater takes place in the coral pool, where highest diversity of species was observed. Lack of intertidal species in the island is evident due to the high action of waves from the open sea and lack of hiding areas other than rocky crevices. This article originally published by one of the affiliated journal of INNSPUB.NET in “Research Journal of Environmental Sciences” topics called “JBES”

Allelopathic management of Avena fatua L. (Wild Oat) pernicious weed growing in Triticum aestivum (Wheat) L. crop fields

Study investigated the effect of aerial shoot of Fagonia arabica aqueous extracts (ASFAAE) on germination and some growth parameters as well as seedling protein profile of Avena fatua and Triticum aestivum in pure and mixed cultures. Phytochemical screening of F. arabica exerted the highest value of about (41.6 and 47.5mg/g) related to fagonine and saponin respectively and the lowest value of about (9.8mg/g) related to flavonoids. Continue reading