Volume 3 Issue 1

Volume 3 Issue 1 

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Research Article

Analysis of Genetic Components of Resistance to Ascochyta rabiei in ChickpeaReservoir, China

Mohamed Labdi, Nadira Labdi, Nadia Belhacene, Othmane Merah*

Blight caused by Ascochyta rabiei is one of the most devastating diseases of chickpea that causes yield losses over 80% in some years and may induce total failure to the crop under epidemic conditions. In this study, we tried to understand the role of epidemiological factors of chickpea blight such as incubation and latent periods under greenhouse conditions. A principal component analysis (PCA), hierarchical and multiple regression analyses were performed. The overall analyses of the results revealed that incubation and latent period explain very well the intensity of the disease in the tested lines.

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Research Article

Agro-Geology and CHD in Finland

Timo Toysa*, Osmo Hanninen

Exceptional general and cardiac mortality of eastern Finland has been in focus of international interest, but not entirely explained. In environmental sciences the role of calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and silicon (Si) in coronary heart disease (CHD) has been obscure. We compared CHD with groundwater (gw) Si (Si.gw), and variables associated with Si uptake: soil age, approximated by longitude (Long), temperature (Temp), soil type distribution and soil acidity (pH) in Finnish provinces (N = 11). Soil type proportions we assayed with proportions of coarse and finer mineral soils of cultivated fields (CoMS and FiMS, respectively) and effective cation exchange capacity of soil (CECe). Additionally we assayed soil and timothy (tim) Mg/Ca, gw hardness as (Ca+Mg) and latitude (Lat).

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