Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 5, Issue 3&4,2007
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Volume 5, Issue 3&4, 2007
Journal Contents

Pg.No Article Title:
8-11

Preparation and evaluation of formulated functional cheesecake for diabetics

A. M. Abdel-Salam *, S. M. Ahmed

12-16

The market factor in the processing of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) in Ghana

M. Aggey 1, Y. Amoah 1, R. J. Bani 2

17-22

Water-pipe (shisha) smoking influences total antioxidant capacity and oxidative stress of healthy Saudi males

Khalid Al-Numair 1*, Kimberly Barber-Heidal 2, Abdullah Al-Assaf 1, Gaber El-Desoky 1

23-28

An exploratory study of public awareness and knowledge of antioxidants in Trinidad, West Indies

Ambika Boodhu 1, Neela Badrie 2*

29-31

Reduction in oxalate content during the preparation of a traditional Tongan dessert

E. M. Dahlgren 1, G. P. Savage 2*

32-35

Mechanization process in the production of mezcal

Héctor Martín Durán-García 1, Emilio Jorge González-Galván 1, Pastor Matadamas-Ortíz 2

36-42

Seasonal variations in the chemical and functional properties of starches from local and improved cassava varieties in high rainfall region of Nigeria

J. Eke 1*, S. C. Achinewhu 1, L. Sanni 2, 3, I. S. Barimalaa 1, B. Maziya-Dixon 3, A. Dixon 3

43-47

Molecular investigation of the influence of oral fed Lactobacillus reuteri on the gut microbiota of HIV-infected infants – A pilot study

Michael Handschur 1, 2, Sharon J. Reid 3*, Valerie Abratt 3, Alexander G. Haslberger 2

48-51

The effect of packaging after 1-MCP treatment on color changes and chlorophyll degradation of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica cv. Monopoly)

Rezzan Kasim *, M. Ufuk Kasim, Süleyman Erkal

52-57

Polyphenol content and browning of Canadian icewines

Paul A. Kilmartin 1, Andrew G. Reynolds 2*, Vinay Pagay 2, Canan Nurgel 2, Robin Johnson 2

58-63

Influence of harvest timing on olive (Olea europaea) oil accumulation and fruit characteristics under Australian conditions

Rodney J. Mailer *, Jamie Ayton, Damian Conlan

64-68

Antioxidant and antihypertensive activities of autolysate and enzymatic hydrolysates from yam (Dioscorea opposita Thunb.) ichyoimo tubers

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Nobutaka Suzuki 2, Yasuhiro Tanoue 3, Norihisa Kai 3, Toshio Nagashima 1

69-73

Profiles of airborne fungi in schools of Saudi Arabia in relation to the allergy problems and respiratory diseases

A. M. Al-Qurashi

74-80

Preferences of Turkish people for irradiated, GM or organic foods

Arzu Cagri Mehmetoglu

81-85

Fruit phenolics as natural antimicrobial agents: Selective antimicrobial activity of catechin, chlorogenic acid and phloridzin

Sivakami Muthuswamy, H. P. Vasantha Rupasinghe *

86-89

Antihypertensive activities of enzymatic hydrolysates from honeybee-collected pollen of Cistus ladaniferus

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Reiji Inoue 2, Nobutaka Suzuki 3, Yasuhiro Tanoue 4, Norihisa Kai 4, Toshio Nagashima 1

90-93

Effect of spoilage microorganisms on the physicochemical properties of African pear fruits oil

E. C. Nwanekezi 1*, R. A. Onyeagba 2

94-96

Mathematical aspects regarding the relationship between the quantitative expression of some natural reducing substances and the response time in the presence of an oxidation substance

Ciprian Ioan Rujescu *, Florian Cret, Luminita Pirvulescu, Cristina Tuchila, Ileana Negrea, Ionel Jianu

97-101

Influence of variety, wine style, vintage and viticultural area on selected chemical parameters of Canadian Icewine

George J. Soleas 1, Gary J. Pickering 2*

102-104

Mineral composition and total phenolic content of pomegranate molasses

Yusuf Yilmaz *, Ilyas Çelik, Fatma Isik

105-107

Effect of different processing methods on cyanide content of garri from four cultivars of cassava

E. A. Uyoh *, O. Udensi, V. Ntui, I. Urua

108-114

Physicochemical and functional properties of native starches from cassava varieties in Southwest Nigeria

M. O. Onitilo 1, L. O. Sanni 1, 3, I. Daniel 2, B. Maziya-Dixon 3, A. Dixon 3

115-118

The proximate and amino acid composition of defatted rubber seed meal

P. A. Oyewusi *, E. T. Akintayo, O. Olaofe

119-121

The contents of Pb, Cu, Zn and Cd in meat in Nairobi, Kenya

Nathan Oyaro *, Ogendi Juddy, Elizabeth N. M. Murago, Eric Gitonga

122-125

Microorganisms associated with the spoilage of African pear (Dacryodes edulis) fruits

E. C. Nwanekezi 1*, R. A. Onyeagba 2

126-130

Inhibition of yellowing in Brussels sprouts (B. oleraceae var. gemmifera) and broccoli (B. oleraceae var. italica) using light during storage

Rezzan KasIm *, M. Ufuk KasIm

131-136

Bioavailability of vitamins and minerals in adult rats fed raw and extruded African breadfruit (Treculia africana Decne) mixtures

Titus U. Nwabueze

137-141

Tea beverages made from Romanas rose (Rosa rugosa Thunb.) leaves possess strongly antioxidative activity by high contents of total phenols and vitamin C

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Taro Kawashima 1, Nobutaka Suzuki 2, Yasuhiro Tanoue 3, Norihisa Kai 3, Toshio Nagashima 1

142-146

Mineral contents and physicochemical properties of natural honey produced in Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia

Khaled A. Osman *, Mohamed A. Al-Doghairi, Suloiman Al-Rehiayani, Mohamed I. D. Helal

147-150

Phenolic acids in Albizia bark used as a starter for rice fermentation in Zou preparation

Chamgongliu Panmei 1, P. K. Singh 1, Satyendra Gautam 2, Prasad S. Variyar 2, G. A. Shantibala Devi 1, Arun Sharma 2*

151-157

Effect of antibrowning agents on banana slices and vacuum-fried slices

Muanmai Apintanapong *, Kuluma Cheachumluang, Punnarai Suansawan, Noppawan Thongprasert

158-162

Antimicrobial activity and genetic diversity of Thymus species on pathogenic microorganisms

Basem F. Dababneh

163-164

Traditional animal healthcare practices in disease prevention and control by small ruminant farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria

O. C. Jegede *, I. E. Ikani, I. I. Dafwang, P. I. Bolorunduro, A. I. Annatte

165-168

Spectrophotometric quantification of ascorbic acid contents of fruit and vegetables using the 2,4 dinitrophenylhydrazine method

Majeed Al-Ani 1*, Linus U. Opara 2, Dalila Al-Bahri 1, Nadia Al-Rahbi 1

169-172

Biological evaluation of synbiotic fermented milk against lead acetate contamination in rats

N. A. Al-Wabel 1, H. M. Mousa 2*, O. H. Omer 1, A. M. Abdel-Salam 2

173-178

Fruit quality of ‘Pacific Rose’ TM apple grown under partial rootzone drying and deficit irrigation

Ben M. van Hooijdonk, Karma Dorji, M. Hossein Behboudian *

179-184

Seed priming and seedling establishment of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

B. Abdulrahmani 1, K. Ghassemi-Golezani 1*, M. Valizadeh 1, V. Feizi Asl 2

185-187

Comparison of bubbler, sprinkler and basin irrigation for date palms (Phoenix dactylifera, cv. Zahdi) growth in Kish Island, Iran

M. E. Amiri 1*, M. Panahi 2, G. Aghazadeh 3

188-192

QTL analysis for cold resistance-related traits in Brassica napus using RAPD markers

Ali Asghari 1*, Seied Abolgasem Mohammadi 2, M. Moghaddam 2, Hamid Reza Mohammaddoost 1

193-197

An efficient transformation system for sugarbeet mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Shawky A. Bekheet *, Mohi E. Solliman

198-201

Weed control and cotton response to combinations of acetochlor with fluometuron

Demosthenis Chachalis 1, Miltiades Galanis 2

202-210

Promoting integrated management practices for speargrass (Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.) in soybean, cassava and yam in Nigeria

David Chikoye 1*, Jim Ellis-Jones 2, Ter-Rumun Avav 3, Patrick M. Kormawa 4, Udensi E. Udensi 1, Gbassey Tarawali 1, Ole K. Nielsen 1

211-215

Evaluation of Iranian native apple cultivars and genotypes

Sima Damyar 1, Darab Hassani 1, Raana Dastjerdi 1, Hassan Hajnajari 1, Ali A. Zeinanloo 1, Esmaeil Fallahi 2*

216-219

Status of agricultural production and mechanization in Mexico

H. M. Duran-Garcia, R. Romero-Mendez

220-224

Quality characteristics and yield attributes of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) genotypes grown under sustainable cultural conditions

Shahidul Islam *, Owen A. Porter, Steve E. Izekor, James O. Garner

225-227

Association between water-use efficiency components and total chlorophyll content (SPAD) in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under well-watered and drought stress conditions

R. Fotovat *, M. Valizadeh, M. Toorchi

228-230

The effects of Alar (acid succinamic 2,2-dimethylhydrazine) on the growth of 11 advanced apple rootstock selections

Shahrokh Khanizadeh *, Martin Gauthier, Yvon Groleau

231-236

Economics of organic growing cotton versus conventional cotton under Greek conditions

Efthymios Mygdakos 1*, Sotiria Patsiali 2, Grigorios Mygdakos 3

237-241

Optimization of gene transfer in Iranian bread wheat cultivars by biolistic bombardment

A.Tarinejad 1*, M. Toorchi 1, A. Habashi 2, S. A. Mohammadi 1, A. Pellegrineschi 3

242-247

Molecular characterization of almond cultivars and related wild species using nuclear and chloroplast DNA markers

M. Zeinalabedini 1, 4, K. Majourhat 2, 4, M. Khayam-Nekoui 3, V. Grigorian 1, M. Toorchi 1, F. Dicenta 4, P. Martínez-Gomez 4*

248-253

Morphological and chemical diversity among 38 Tunisian cultivars of Trigonella foenum graecum L.

Nidhal Marzougui 1*, Ali Ferchichi 1, Ferdaous Guasmi 1, Mohamed Beji 2

254-257

Polyphenol oxidase in Ocimum basilicum during growth, development and following cold stress

Einat Shafran 1, 2, Nativ Dudai 2*, Alfred M. Mayer 1

258-260

Effects of light, temperature and different media on seed germination of Brassica juncea (L. Czern) var. Ensabi in the laboratory

Abbas Fallah Tossi *, Baki Haji Bakar

261-266

Influence of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus L.) emergence time and density on yield and quality of two sugar beet cultivars

Gholamreza Heidari *, Adel Dabbagh Mohammadi Nasab, Aziz Javanshir, Farrokh Rahimzadeh Khoie, Mohammad Moghaddam

267-273

Endogenous phosphorus loss in ruminants: A review

Grace O. Tayo 1, 2*, Zhiliang Tan 1

274-280

Seasonal influence on mineral concentrations in dairy cows’ blood and feed resources collected from Morogoro, Tanzania

Dorah J. Mtui 1, 3, Lesakit S. B. Mellau 2, Faustin P. Lekule 3, Martin N. Shem 3, Maki Hayashida 1, Tsutomu Fujihara1*

281-283

Profitability and production constraints in dry season amaranth production in Edo South, Nigeria

C. O. Emokaro 1, P. A. Ekunwe 1*, A. Osifo 2

284-287

Machinery systems management of walking tractor (power tiller) for rice production (sawah) in Nigeria

Oluwarotimi O. Fashola 1*, Segun Y. Ademiluyi 2, Tope Faleye 2, David James 2, Toshiyuki Wakatsuki 3

288-293

Effect of nitrogen fertilization and timing of harvesting on leaf nitrate content and taste in mustard rape (Brassica juncea L. Czern)

E. K. Maereka 1, R. M. Madakadze 2*, A. B. Mashingaidze 1, S. Kageler 1, C. Nyakanda 1

294-300

Protein supplementary quality of vegetable leaf meal (Amaranthus cruentus) in the diets of laying hens: Egg laying performance, egg quality and heamatological implications

A. O. Fasuyi *, F. A. S. Dairo, O. T. Olujimi

301-303

Effects of feed rationing on the laying performance of 40-weeks in-lay hens

J. O. Oyedeji *, A. M. Orheruata, M. Omatsuli

304-310

Influence of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) population density on weed infestation and yield of sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.]

Ekpo M. Ossom

311-313

The effect of cytokinin and calcium on cut flower quality in rose (Rosa hybrida L.) cv. Illona

N. Mortazavi *, R. Naderi, A. Khalighi, M. Babalar, H. Allizadeh

314-323

Enhancing productivity of hybrid rice (Oryza sativa L.) CoRH2 through nitrogen management practices under transplanted and direct-seeding methods

S. Ramesh 1, B. Chandrasekaran 2, K. Sathyamoorthi 1, C. N. Chandrasekhar 3, C. Raja Babu 3*

324-326

Response of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L). Moench) to weed control by mulching

O. S. Olabode 1*, S. Ogunyemi 2, G. O. Adesina 1

327-329

Evaluation of the susceptibility of local cocoa germplasms in Nigeria to Phytophthora pod rot disease using the leaf discs technique

A. H. Otuonye 1*, A. Y. A. Adeoti 2, S. O. Agbeniyi 1, P. O. Aikpokpodion 1, O. Enikomehin 2, T. O. Popoola 2

330-333

Effects of dietary supplementation of periwinkle (Pachymelania aurita) flesh on meat quality of broilers fed palm kernel cake based diets

Bassey Igri Okon, Ayuk A. Ausaji *

334-338

Outcrossing in cowpea

Christian A. Fatokun 1, Quat Ng 2

339-343

Analysis of seasonal price trend of pineapple in Cross River State, Nigeria

Eias A. Agbogo 1, N. E. Tiku 1, M. J. Bime 1, S. O. Abang 2

344-348

The effect of various rootstocks on triploid watermelon yield and quality

Maria Victoria Huitrón, Manuel Diaz, Fernando Diánez, Francisco Camacho *

349-353

Soil fertility management in North-East Romania

Gerard Jitareanu 1, Costica Ailincai 2, Daniel Bucur 1

354-358

Heavy metal concentrations in three species of green algae from the Saudi coast of the Arabian Gulf

Ali A. Al-Homaidan

359-362

The radio-protective role of gibberellic acid on nucleic acid metabolism in three species of senna

Muna M. Al-Rumaih

363-367

Development of soil activating agents for agriculture using bakuhan-seki

Noriko Takeda 1, Md. Abul Kalam Azad 1*, Katsumi Ishikawa 1, Takahiro Yoshimura 1, Joji Fujii 2, Susumu Kawasoe 3

368-373

Spatial variability of topsoil salinity in the lower reaches of Zerka River, Central Jordan Valley

Alaeddin A. Tahboub *, Bassim E. Abbassi, Rakad A. Ta’any, Ghazi A. Saffarini

374-379

Elucidation of the nematicidal activity of bran and seed meal of oriental mustard (Brassica juncea) under controlled conditions

Qing Yu 1*, Rong Tsao 2, Mikio Chiba 3, John Potter 4

380-383

A study of feeding preferences of a summer pasture in hare (Lepus europaeus)

Giorgia Meineri 1*, Pier Paolo Mussa 1, Domenico Bergero 1, Liviana Prola 1, Pier Giorgio Peiretti 2

384-388

In vitro competitive interactions of Fusarium graminearum with Aspergillus ochraceus and Penicillium verrucosum with regard to mycotoxin production

Judith Milles 1, Johannes Krämer 1, Alexander Prange 2, 3*

389-391

Germination response of Acacia senegal (Linn.) seeds to various presowing treatments in the nursery

K. Okunomo 1*, B. O. Bosah 2

392-398

Archaeo-historical environ of Cholistan and significance of ancient agriculture in Pakistan

Farooq Ahmad

399-402

Interactive effect of gamma radiation and gibberellic acid on soluble carbohydrate metabolism in three plantago species

May M. Al-Rumaih

403-407

Biotechnological applications of Lentinus edodes

Érica S. Silva 2, José R. P. Cavallazzi 2, Gabriela Muller 3, João V. B. Souza 1*

408-411

Applications of fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) in environmental microbiology

João V. B. Souza 1*, Roberto Moreira da Silva Júnior 1, Daniela Koshikene 3, Érica S. Silva 2

412-415

Antibiotics production by Streptomyces lavendulae under different cultural conditions

Mohamed Rizk 1*, Tahany Abdel-Rahman 1, Hanaa Metwally 2

416-424

Characterization of some soils of Jijiga plain, Ethiopia

Mohamed Badel 1, B. B. Mishra 2*

425-429

Investigation of adsorption kinetics and isotherms of imidacloprid as a pollutant from aqueous solution by adsorption onto industrial granular activated carbon

Nezamaddin Daneshvar *, Soheil Aber, Ali Khani, Mohammad H. Rasoulifard

430-433

Response of Gliricidia sepium to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus inoculation and P fertilization in sterile and non-sterile soils

Iniobong E. Okon 1*, O. Osonubi 2, M. G. Solomon 3

434-441

Soil use and management strategy for raising food and cash output in Rwanda

Venant Rutunga 1*, Bert H. Janssen 2, Stephan Mantel 1, Marc Janssens 3

442-445

Control of isolates of Fusarium species by using extracts of Rubus ulmifolius micropropagated plantlets

Daniele Fraternale 1, Mara Bacchiocca 2, Laura Giamperi 1, Donata Ricci 1, Valeria Scoccianti 1, Paolino Ninfali 2*

446-449

Factors affecting growth and antifungal activity of some Streptomyces species against Candida albicans

Mohamed Rizk 1*, Tahany Abdel-Rahman 1, Hanaa Metwally 2

450-453

Physiological response of two species of datura to uniconazole and salt stress

May M. Al-Rumaih, Muna M. Al-Rumaih

454-458

Transport behavior of entomopathogenic nematodes, Steinernema carpocapsae, in nursery field soils

Sam O. Dennis 1*, Robert E. Harrison 2, Teferi Tsegaye 3, Sunnie A. Aburime 4

459-463

Survivability and growth response of tree seedlings in the semi-arid Nigeria as influenced by conservative agents and irrigation

A. A. Ramalan *, S. A. Adeiza

464-467

Biplot analysis of genotype by environment interaction of cowpea grain yield in the forest and southern guinea savanna agro-ecologies of Nigeria

S. R. Akande

468-470

A quantitative approach to classification of agricultural regions in Turkey

Hasan Vural

471-474

Development of a water-hyacinth based sewage treatment system in Nigeria

Fabian E. Ezeilo 1, Chukwuemeka O. Obika 1, Josiah M. Ayotamuno 2*, Reginald B. Kogbara 2

475-480

Study and characterization of intestinal yeasts of mullet (Mugil spp.) for potential probiotic use

Samuela Laconi 1*, Raffaello Pompei 1, 2

481-485

Genetic variation of some botanical and cultivar varieties of Acer sp.

D. Rzepka-Plevneš *, M. Smolik, K. Drzewiecka