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First report of Fusarium oxysporum causing root rot of garlic in China

February 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 2

In the springs of 2020 and 2021, with a temperature of 15°C, root rot on garlic were widespread in Enshi, Hubei Province, China. Based on micro-morphological and cultural characteristics, the pathogen was identified as a Fusarium sp. Further, based on multilocus (ITS, EF-1α) phylogenic data, the strains were...

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Profiling of meropenem-resistant bacteria in a river receiving wastewater effluent from a pharmaceutical industrial unit

February 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 2

The aim of the present study was to understand the seasonal occurrence and diversity of species of meropenem-resistant bacteria in the Gumuncheon river receiving effluents from a pharmaceutical industry in Seoul, Korea.Water samples were collected from the Gumuncheon river in Kyoung-gi province during winter (January),...

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Anthropometric variables and hematological parameters among people with obesity in Sapele South-South Nigeria

January-June 2022 - Vol 12 Num. 1

Obesity and uncontrolled weight gains is associated with changes in anthropometric variables and hematological parameters. Therefore, this study aims to assess anthropometric variables and hematological parameters among people with obesity. This study was carried out at Central Hospital, Sapele, General Hospital, Oghara...

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Strategic cocktail: Cognition and metacognition

January 2022 - Vol 17 Num. 1

This theoretical reflection implies the main proposal that the activities of planning and teaching are linked; it is the main ingredient to cognition and metacognition. Two main parts make up this article: a theoretical discussion of the linkage, detailing a descriptive letter and content to be taught in the classroom....

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The awareness of the students about the concepts in the production distribution and consumption learning field in the social studies course curriculum

January 2022 - Vol 17 Num. 1

In our world where unlimited human needs are tried to be met with limited resources, the effort to use resources in the most effective way is the reason for the existence of economics. The aim of this research is to examine the awareness of the concepts and topics that are planned to be taught to the 4th grade...

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Examining the attitudes and usage levels of coaches towards technology in terms of athlete education

January 2022 - Vol 17 Num. 1

Today, science and technological developments play a role in the field of sports, as in all domains of life. For this reason, coaches may use technology to improve the technical, tactical, condition, and psychological performance of their athletes. Besides, pandemic conditions such as COVID-19 bring about this obligation....

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Identification of the processes of preparing Individualized Education Programs (IEP) by special education teachers, and of problems encountered therein

January 2022 - Vol 17 Num. 1

There are qualitative studies aimed at identifying the problems encountered in the course of preparing individualized education programs (IEP). However, these studies are conducted with only a few participants. There is a need to test the results on a larger sample size. A questionnaire based on findings of interview...

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African philosophy: A nebulous label for demeaning indigenous philosophies of people of Africa

January-June 2022 - Vol 10 Num. 1

The dark complexioned African academics have written profusely about ‘African philosophy’ and are consequently causing some confusion in the philosophic realm. A continental tag implies homogeneity of the people on the continent which is not the case. Embracing a nebulous term, ‘African philosophy’...

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Protracted refugees: Understanding the challenges of refugees in protracted refugee situations in Uganda

January-March 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

The purpose of this research was to delve into the challenges that refugees in protracted refugee situations in Uganda face under the current refugee progressive policies that guarantee refugees the right to work, the freedom of movement, the freedom to establish businesses, and access to land. We used Focus Group...

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Detection and predictive modeling of land use changes by CA-Markov in the northern part of the Southern rivers: From Lower Casamance to Gêba river (Guinea Bissau)

January-March 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

The northern part of the Southern rivers, which is the subject of this study, lies between 18° 54' and 14° 48' north latitude and 11° 30' and 12° 54' west longitude. It is characterized by a dense hydrographic network dominated by maritime marshes and expanses of salty lands and mangrove...

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Rapid single-tube splice variants typing of the BF gene based on dual-primer RT-PCR amplification that influence resistance/susceptibility to Marek’s disease in chicken

January 2022 - Vol 21 Num. 1

A new effective splice variants typing based on multiplex allele-specific dual-primer RT-PCR assay was developed in a single tube for the rapid detection of the exon 7 splice variant of the BF gene. With 2 pairs of primers, one pair was used for amplifying cDNA fragments containing exon 7 of the BF gene, the other does...

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Perceptions and management of vulnerabilities in daily medical work. West-African situations, Global perspective

January-March 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

This paper explores the interactions between structural poverty and production of medical care in Burkina Faso. This country represents other African countries with the same structural poverty. These interactions are examined based on healthcare professionals’ perceptions as well as the factors responsible for the...

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‘Left-behind’ women of migrant-men: Rethinking agency and autonomy of women in rural Bangladesh

January-March 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

This paper details the changes in the agency and autonomy of left-behind women of international migrant-men exploring continuity and changes in the discourse and systems of traditional gender roles of a village in rural Bangladesh. It sheds light on the pattern of trans-border communication of the women and their mobility...

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Native arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients: Our experience with 1467 patients operated on in Abidjan

January, 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

This study aim to report our experience in the fabrication of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) by describing the operative technique and the immediate surgical results. The study carried out retrospective study of the records of 1467 patients who underwent AVF creation during the period from January 2008 to December...

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The anti-inflammatory activities of twelve Nigerian medicinal plants: Inhibition of NfkB, activation of Nrf2, and antioxidant content

January-March 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 1

Chronic non-communicable diseases are responsible for a large majority of deaths worldwide. These include cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancer. Inflammation has been reported to be involved in the initiation or progression of these conditions. Populations in developing or low to middle- income...

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Beyond arms investment: Interrogating the silent drivers of protracted chieftaincy conflicts in Ghana

January-March 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 1

In Ghana, scholarly works on conflict financing, which sustains most conflicts is very much limited. Against this background, the Yendi chieftaincy conflict was purposely selected with the objective of examining the various resources invested in by the belligerents and other interested parties aside arms and ammunitions,...

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Assessing the effects of Lecanicillium lecanii in the biological control of early and late leaf spot of peanut in vitro (Burkina Faso, West Africa)

January, 2022 - Vol 18 Num. 1

Early and late leaf spots caused by Cercospora arachidicola and Phaeoisariopsis personata respectively, are the most widespread peanut fungal diseases in West Africa. These diseases lead to notable crop losses in the rural area. In the recent decades, chemical fungicides are used to fight against crop losses, but...

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A comparative evaluation of nutrient content of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) larvae to other chicken feeds

January, 2022 - Vol 18 Num. 1

Fall armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda is a devastating pest of over 350 plant species especially the cereal crops such as, maize, sorghum and rice. The pest is currently posing threats to food security in Africa. FAW could be potential animal feed that can supplement chicken feed. However, there is little information...

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Growth of Cyperus sesquiflorus (Torr.) Mattf. & Kük. (Capim Cheiroso) in a greenhouse

January, 2022 - Vol 18 Num. 1

The growth of Cyperus sesquiflorus was characterized in an experiment with 4 replications and 15 treatments (0, 6, 17, 22, 28, 34, 40, 45, 49, 55, 61, 69, 76, 83 and 90 days after transplanting - DAT). Greater leaf length, diameter of the culm, dry matter, and biomass partitioning measurements were made. Alive leaves,...

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Agronomic practices in soil water management for sustainable crop production under rain fed agriculture of Drylands in Sub-Sahara Africa

January, 2022 - Vol 18 Num. 1

Water is one of the very important inputs necessary for the production of food crops hence, food security and rural livelihoods are essentially linked to the accessibility of water. Eighty percent of the world’s global agricultural land area is under rain-fed; this contributes to 58% of the world’s staple...

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