watermelon Articles

  • Influence of root exudates of watermelon on fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. Niveum

    Watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. lanatus] production in the same field without rotation of crops leads to disease buildup and poor yields. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the influences of root exudates produced by watermelon cultivars susceptible or resistant to the pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (FON). At low concentrations of root exudates ...

  • Bioactive compounds obtained by immobilisation of serine protease inhibitors

    We studied the preparation of polymeric membranes formed of solutions of poly–3–hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and chitosan. PHB–chitosan biomaterials from these solutions may form various structural types, which determine the biodegradation time, the adsorption capacity, and the kinetics of the release of medicinal compounds from polymeric matrices. Serine protease inhibitors, SERPINs, continue to catch ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Trace element and heavy metal concentrations in fruits and vegetables of the Gediz River region

    The Gediz river that irrigates the largest agricultural part of the Aegean Region's "Gediz Plain" is being polluted by industrial and domestic wastes starting from the Murat Mountain and continuing to the river's mouth. To study the pollution status, vegetables (tomato, pepper, bean, purslane, cowpea), fruits (apple, plum, pomegranate, walnut, watermelon, peach, cherry, grape), and leaf samples ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Screening of coagulant proteins from plant material in southern India

    Access to fresh water is limited due to the growing population and to provide safe drinking water is a global challenge. In this initial study, about a hundred different samples were screened for coagulation activity. Amongst the plants tested were fruits and vegetable pulps, leaves and seeds (like jackfruit, tamarind, papaya, orange, watermelon, pineapple, cucumber, green gram, peas, black ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Composting Food Residuals on Campus

    Two professors at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UW-RF) have used their knowledge of organics recycling projects to implement a food residuals composting program on campus. “It just makes sense in the long run to divert these materials now and lay the groundwork for the future,” says Bob Butler of the Agricultural Engineering Department, who is working closely with Jerry Nolte, an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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