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  1. 21 CFR 145.115 - Canned apricots.

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    2010-04-01

    ... Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN... and artificial flavors. (ii) Spice. (iii) Vinegar, lemon juice, or organic acids. (iv) Apricot pits...) Water. (b) Fruit juice(s) and water. (c) Fruit juice(s). Such packing media may be used as such or...

  2. Studies on cloud stability of apricot nectar

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    Siliha, H.A.I.

    1985-01-01

    Cloud loss behaviour in pasteurized apricot nectar was found to be different from that of other fruit juices. The cloud particles settled slowly on standing and a gel formed. On standing for a longer period the gel contracts and a clear supernatant layer which can be considered partly as syneresis w

  3. S-Genotype Profiles of Turkish Apricot Germplasm

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    Yilmaz, Kadir Ugurtan; Busra BASBUG; Kahraman GURCAN; Hasan PINAR; Julia HALASZ; Sezai ERCISLI; UZUN, Aydın; Erdogan COCEN

    2016-01-01

    In flowering plants, gametophytic self-incompatibility, controlled by a single locus with several allelic variants, is one of the major problems preventing self-fertilization. Among fruit trees, apricots show to a high degree self-incompatibility, especially in Middle-Asian and Iranian-Caucasian eco-geographical groups. In the present study, self-(in)compatibility characteristics of a total of 236 apricot genotypes (218 Turkish and 18 foreign) found within the National Apricot Germplasms of A...

  4. Apricot - An Object-Oriented Modeling Language for Hybrid Systems

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    Fang, Huixing; Zhu, Huibiao; Shi, Jianqi

    2013-01-01

    We propose Apricot as an object-oriented language for modeling hybrid systems. The language combines the features in domain specific language and object-oriented language, that fills the gap between design and implementation, as a result, we put forward the modeling language with simple and distinct syntax, structure and semantics. In addition, we introduce the concept of design by convention into Apricot.As the characteristic of object-oriented and the component architecture in Apricot, we c...

  5. Microsporogenesis of Apricot Cultivars in Hungary

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    Hajnal, Veronika; Zarif OMID; Márta LADÁNYI; Magdolna TÓTH; Szalay, László

    2013-01-01

    Like all phenological processes, microsporogenesis is mainly determined genetically, but its phenotypical expression is greatly influenced by environmental factors, particularly the temperature. During the 3-year experimental period, the process of microsporogenesis was examined in eight apricot cultivars originated in North America and in Romania. The Hungarian cultivar ‘Gönci magyar kajszi’ was used as the control. Based on the results it was possible to rank the cultivars in terms of their...

  6. S-Genotype Profiles of Turkish Apricot Germplasm

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    Kadir Ugurtan YILMAZ

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In flowering plants, gametophytic self-incompatibility, controlled by a single locus with several allelic variants, is one of the major problems preventing self-fertilization. Among fruit trees, apricots show to a high degree self-incompatibility, especially in Middle-Asian and Iranian-Caucasian eco-geographical groups. In the present study, self-(incompatibility characteristics of a total of 236 apricot genotypes (218 Turkish and 18 foreign found within the National Apricot Germplasms of Apricot Research Institute in Malatya, Turkey was studied. Analyses were carried out by using four primer pairs (SRc-F and SRc-R, EM-PC2consFD and EM-PC3consRD, AprSC8-R and PaConsI-F, AprFBC8-F and AprFBC8-R. A total of 11 S-RNase alleles (S2, S3, S6, S7, S8, S9, S11, S12, S13, S20 and Sc were determined in the 236 apricot genotypes. As Turkish and foreign apricot genotypes are determined mostly self-incompatible, the data obtained hereby might be of good use for apricot breeding programs and more practically, for apricot new plantations; thus pollinator cultivars should be considered when self-incompatible apricot cultivars are being used.

  7. Rootstock breeding program for apricot through interspecific crosses of Myrobalan x apricot: Significant effect of accidental pollinations

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    Arbeloa Matute, Arancha; Daorden Álvarez, María Elena; García Martín, Elena; Andreu Puyal, Pilar; Wünsch, Ana; Hormaza Urroz, José Ignacio; Marín Velázquez, Juan Antonio

    2006-01-01

    A rootstock breeding programme for apricot is being developed through interspecific crosses of the Myrobalan plum (Prunus cerasifera Ehrh.) and the 'Moniqui' and 'Moniqui Borde' (P. armeniaca L.) apricot cultivars. In this work, the incidence of accidental pollinations on these low-setting hybridisations was assessed. The progeny originated through hand-pollination of emasculated flowers of three Myrobalan clones, in three consecutive years. Fruit set was low and variable among years (1.8-8.0...

  8. 78 FR 62963 - Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Suspension of Handling Regulations

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    2013-10-23

    ... channels, thereby fostering consumer satisfaction, increasing sales, and improving returns to growers... been to ensure that only acceptable quality apricots enter fresh market channels to foster consumer satisfaction, increase sales, and improve returns to growers. The Washington apricot industry recognizes...

  9. Microsporogenesis of Apricot Cultivars in Hungary

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    Veronika HAJNAL

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Like all phenological processes, microsporogenesis is mainly determined genetically, but its phenotypical expression is greatly influenced by environmental factors, particularly the temperature. During the 3-year experimental period, the process of microsporogenesis was examined in eight apricot cultivars originated in North America and in Romania. The Hungarian cultivar ‘Gönci magyar kajszi’ was used as the control. Based on the results it was possible to rank the cultivars in terms of their microsporogenesis schedule. The same order was found in all three years. This order also indicates the yield reliability of the cultivars. Endodormancy ended between January 10th and 25th in the buds of the earliest cultivar ‘Pinkcot’, but not until February 5-10th in the latest cultivar ‘Harlayne’. Three of the cultivars had faster flower bud development than the control, in the order ‘Pinkcot’, ‘Orange Red’ and ‘Harcot’. Growing these cultivars thus involves greater risk than for ‘Gönci magyar kajszi’ in Hungary, due to their rapid winter flower bud development. Some cultivars found to have slower flower bud development than ‘Gönci magyar kajszi’; ‘Litoral’, ‘Harogem’, ‘Comandor’, ‘Sirena’ and ‘Harlayne’ – thus these cultivars can be grown more reliably.

  10. An apricot story: view through a keyhole

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    Grandy-Smith Starlene

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Very few cases of small bowel obstruction due to ingested fruits have been described in literature, and most of these have managed by a laparotomy. Laparoscopic assisted surgery can effectively deal with such impacted foreign bodies, thereby avoiding a formal laparotomy. Case presentation A 75 years old lady was admitted via the Accident and Emergency to the surgical ward with a three-day history of abdominal pain and vomiting. Investigations were suggestive of acute small bowel obstruction. On laparoscopy, there was an area of sudden change in calibre of small bowel with dilated proximal and collapsed distal segment in distal jejunum. A foreign body, dried undigested apricot, was extracted by mini-laparotomy. Discussion Small bowel obstruction is a frequent cause of emergency surgery, and aetiology may include food bolus obstruction. Diagnosis is usually confirmed intra-operatively. Foreign body impacted in small bowel can be removed by open or laparoscopic methods. Conclusion Generally, laparotomy is performed for diagnosis and management in acute bowel obstruction, but with increasing expertise, laparoscopy can be equally effective with all the other advantages of minimal access approach.

  11. CORRELATIONS BETWEEN PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS AND SHOOT GROWING IN APRICOT CULTIVARS

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    Ali Islam

    2002-01-01

    In this research, shoot growing and amount of total phenolic compounds were investigated on apricot grown in Van ecological conditions. Correlations between the two it was determined. In the end of this study it was determined that phenolic compounds increased during the rapid growing period (generally until the end of May) and decreased in the following period.

  12. SSR-based molecular analysis of economically important Turkish apricot cultivars.

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    Akpinar, A E; Koçal, H; Ergül, A; Kazan, K; Selli, M E; Bakir, M; Aslantaş, S; Kaymak, S; Saribaş, R

    2010-01-01

    Turkey is not only the main apricot (Prunus armeniaca) producer and exporter in the world, but it also has a wide variety of apricot germplasms, owing to its close proximity to the centers of apricot origin. However, there is little or no genetic information on many apricot cultivars that are extensively cultivated in Turkey. We examined the genetic relatedness of 25 Turkish and four exotic apricot cultivars using SSR (simple sequence repeat) markers that were either previously developed for apricot, or for peach (P. persica), a close relative of apricot. Allele diversity (with an average allele number of 6.37) at the SSR loci and the heterozygosity rates (with an average Ho value of 0.648) of these cultivars were found to be higher than in previous studies that used the same loci for apricot. This fact might be attributed to the analysis of different numbers of accessions in the different studies. No correlations were found between the genetic relatedness and the geographical distributions of these cultivars. The data reported here will assist in the prevention of confusions in the apricot propagation and breeding in Turkey. The findings can also be directly compared with other studies that used the same SSR markers on apricot. PMID:20198588

  13. Scientific opinion on the acute health risks related to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides in raw apricot kernels and products derived from raw apricot kernels

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    Petersen, Annette

    kernels promoted (10 and 60 kernels/day for the general population and cancer patients, respectively), exposures exceeded the ARfD 17–413 and 3–71 times in toddlers and adults, respectively. The estimated maximum quantity of apricot kernels (or raw apricot material) that can be consumed without exceeding...

  14. The antioxidant effects of dry apricot in the various tissues of rats with induced cold restraint stress.

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    Uguralp, S; Ozturk, F; Aktay, G; Cetin, A; Gursoy, S

    2012-01-01

    α-Tocopherol and β-carotene are the best known and most widely used natural antioxidant substances. Apricot contains β-carotene, tocopherols and flavonoids. This experimental study was designed to investigate the protective effect of Malatya kabashi apricot in stress-induced injury in various tissues of rats. In total, 32 male Wistar albino rats were divided into four groups: control, apricot, stress and apricot-stress groups. Apricot was administrated to rats by gavage for 10 days in the apricot and apricot-stress groups. Then rats were kept at 4°C for 4 h in stress and apricot-stress groups. The rats were killed at the end of the experiment for biochemical and histological examinations. This study shows apricot supplementation decreased oxidative stress injury in both the stomach and intestine. PMID:21985499

  15. Value addition of wild apricot fruits grown in North–West Himalayan regions-a review

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    Sharma, Rakesh; Gupta, Anil; Abrol, G. S.; Joshi, V. K.

    2012-01-01

    Wild apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) commonly known as chulli is a potential fruit widely distributed in North-West Himalayan regions of the world. The fruits are good source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals besides having attractive colour and typical flavour. Unlike table purpose varieties of apricots like New Castle, the fruits of wild apricot are unsuitable for fresh consumption because of its high acid and low sugar content. However, the fruits are traditionally utilized for open sun d...

  16. Apricot Breeding at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice

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    Boris Krška; Zdeněk Vachůn

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the apricot-breeding program in the Horticultural Faculty in Lednice, that has been developed since 1981, is to obtain new adaptable cultivars, which combine most of the valuable biological traits. Standard breeding techniques, such as crossing by emasculation and hand pollination, self-pollination and open pollination, were employed. A total of 1.154 crossings were produced from more than 110 different parents. So far more than 20,000 seedlings have been obtained, of which about 1...

  17. Physical and chemical characteristics of toilet soap made from apricot kernel oil and palm stearin.

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    Girgis, Adel Y.; El-Aziz, N.M. Abd; El-Salam, S.M. Abd

    1998-01-01

    The objective of the present work was to use apricot kernel oil with palm stearin in toilet soap-making. Apricot kernel oil was obtained from apricot kernel seed (Prunus armeniaca) through hydraulic pressing (12000lb/in2). Kernel contained 43.3% oil. The fatty acids of apricot kernel oil had high oleic acid (81.73%) while, the major of the fatty acid in palm stearin was palmitic acid (55.17%). Eight of the toilet soap samples were prepared from aprico...

  18. Apricot Breeding at the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice

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    Boris Krška

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the apricot-breeding program in the Horticultural Faculty in Lednice, that has been developed since 1981, is to obtain new adaptable cultivars, which combine most of the valuable biological traits. Standard breeding techniques, such as crossing by emasculation and hand pollination, self-pollination and open pollination, were employed. A total of 1.154 crossings were produced from more than 110 different parents. So far more than 20,000 seedlings have been obtained, of which about 13,000 have already been evaluated. The most interesting selections were grafted and planted in trial orchards (we now have more than 650 elite genotypes. Ten of these have already been registered, and further promising new hybrids have been submitted for registration and law right protection (Betinka, Candela, Sophia and Adriana. The basic prerequisite for the initiation of the breeding program was a large collection of genetic resources, established and gradually supplemented since the 1970s. At the present time, we preserve and manage more than 300 accessions of apricot trees. In the frame of the descriptive work of the genetic resources and in order to use in breeding, a collection of apricots has been evaluated. We selected the genotypes and characters relating to an increased level of adaptation to the environment.

  19. Peach and apricot stone combustion in a bubbling fluidized bed

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    Kaynak, B.; Atimtay, Aysel T. [Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara 06531 (Turkey); Topal, H. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Gazi University, Ankara 06570 (Turkey)

    2005-07-25

    In this study, a bubbling fluidized bed combustor (BFBC) of 102 mm inside diameter and 900 mm height was used to investigate the combustion characteristics of peach and apricot stones produced as a waste from the fruit juice industry. A lignite coal was also burned in the same combustor. The combustion characteristics of the wastes were compared with that of a lignite coal that is most widely used in Turkey. On-line concentrations of O{sub 2}, CO, CO{sub 2}, SO{sub 2}, NO{sub X} and total hydrocarbons (C{sub m}H{sub n}) were measured in the flue gas during combustion experiments. By changing the operating parameters (excess air ratio, fluidization velocity, and fuel feed rate), the variation of emissions of various pollutants was studied. Temperature distribution along the bed was measured with thermocouples. During the combustion tests, it was observed that the volatile matter from peach and apricot stones quickly volatilizes and mostly burn in the freeboard. The temperature profiles along the bed and the freeboard also confirmed this phenomenon. It was found that as the volatile matter of fruit stones increases, the combustion takes place more in the freeboard region. The results of this study have shown that the combustion efficiencies ranged between 98.8% and 99.1% for coal, 96.0% and 97.5% for peach stone and 93.4% and 96.3% for apricot stones. The coal has zero CO emission, but biomass fuels have very high CO emission which indicates that a secondary air addition is required for the system. SO{sub 2} emission of the coal is around 2400-2800 mg/Nm{sup 3}, whereas the biomass fuels have zero SO{sub 2} emission. NO{sub x} emissions are all below the limits set by the Turkish Air Quality Control Regulation of 1986 (TAQCR) for all tests. As the results of combustion of two biomass fuels are compared with each other, peach stones gave lower CO and NO{sub x} emissions but the SO{sub 2} emissions are a little higher than for apricot stones. These results suggest that

  20. Influence of Putrescine Application on Storability, Postharvest Quality and Antioxidant Activity of Two Iranian Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) Cultivars

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    Davarynejad, Gholamhossein; Zarei, Mehdi; Elham ARDAKANI; Mohamad Ebrahim NASRABADI

    2013-01-01

    The limited postharvest storage life of apricot is the focus of this study. Presenting a solution to improve the postharvest storage of studied apricot cultivars is the goal. Studding the effect of different concentration of postharvest putrescine on quality attributes and antioxidant activity of two apricot cultivars during storage is the approach taken. The two apricot cultivars (‘Lasgerdi’ and ‘Shahrodi’) were harvested at the commercial ripening stage, and fruits were immerged in 1, 2, 3 ...

  1. Application of Photothermal Methods for Quantification of Carotenoids in Apricot Jams

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    Dóka, O.; Bicanic, D.; Stéger-Máté, M.; Végvári, Gy

    2015-01-01

    Carotenes, found in a diversity of fruit-containing foods, are important sources of antioxidants; a good example is apricot jam. In the study described in this paper, both the total carotenoid content (TCC) as well as the content of $$\\\\upbeta $$β-carotene in six different apricot jams were quant

  2. Carotenoids, Tocopherols and Antioxidant Activity of Lipophilic Extracts from Sea Buckthorn Berries (Hippophae rhamnoides, Apricot Pulp and Apricot Kernel (Prunus armeniaca

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    Elena Andreea Pop

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available A healthy human diet requires the daily consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in bioactive compounds. Sea buckthorn berries (Hippophae rhamnoides L. and apricot fruits (Prunus armeniaca L. are cultivated and appreciated in Romania both as fresh fruits and as derived products. Characterized by a complex chemical composition, sea buckthorn is rich in unsaturated lipids, carotenoids and tocopherols. Except for β-carotene content, less is known about other lipophilic compounds in apricot fruits. The aim of this paper was to separate and quantify the individual carotenoids, tocopherols and tocotrienols in sea buckthorn, apricot pulp and kernels and also to determine the antioxidant activity of the lipophilic extracts using the TEAC  method.  Chemical characterization of lipophilic extract was performed by HPLC with PDA and fluorescence detection. The total carotenoid content was 17.19±1.4 mg/100g F.W. in sea buckthorn; 3.51±0.25 mg/100g F.W. in apricot fruits and 0.58±0.04 mg/100 g F.W. in apricot kernels. The major carotenoids in sea buckthorn were β-carotene, zeaxanthin and β-cryptoxanthin esters. Apricots fruits are rich in β-carotene and its geometric isomers while in kernels we could properly identified only lycopene. The α-tocopherol concentration was higher in sea buckthorn (46 mg/kg than in apricot fruits (1.09 mg/kg while apricot kernel contain large amounts of γ-tocopherol (111 mg/kg. Sea buckthorn fruits showed the highest antioxidant capacity, correlated with a high content of both tocopherols and carotenoids.

  3. Antioxidant and sensorial properties of linden honey with dried apricots.

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    Ćetković, Gordana; Čanadanović-Brunet, Jasna; Vulić, Jelena; Djilas, Sonja; Tumbas Šaponjac, Vesna

    2014-11-01

    The total phenol (TPh) and flavonoid contents (TFd), and antioxidant and sensorial properties of linden honey (LH) with dried apricots (20, 30, and 40%) were evaluated. TPh increased 4.3 times for LH40 (from 23.96 to 102.87 mg gallic acid equiv./100 g honey), while increase of TFd was slightly lower, ca. 2.9-fold for LH40 (from 18.11 to 51.72 mg rutin equiv./100 g honey). Based on HPLC analysis, the most dominant phenolic compound was gallic acid (11.14 mg/100 g honey in LH and 42.65 mg/100 g honey in LH40). In three different assays, the antioxidant activity increased with increasing concentration of apricots in honey. The values varied from 13.36 for LH to 7.06 mg/ml for LH40; the values ranged from 189.83 for LH to 11.23 mg/ml for LH40; the RP0.5 (reducing power) values ranged from 169.00 for LH to 27.60 mg/ml for LH40. Based on the correlation analysis, it is obvious that TPh and TFd were associated with the antioxidant activities of honey samples. A high degree of correlation existed between antioxidant activities of honey samples and TPh (R from 0.945 to 0.996) and TFd (R from 0.805 to 0.934). Obtained scores for individual sensory properties indicated very good quality of honey with dried apricots. PMID:25408327

  4. Value addition of wild apricot fruits grown in North-West Himalayan regions-a review.

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    Sharma, Rakesh; Gupta, Anil; Abrol, G S; Joshi, V K

    2014-11-01

    Wild apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) commonly known as chulli is a potential fruit widely distributed in North-West Himalayan regions of the world. The fruits are good source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals besides having attractive colour and typical flavour. Unlike table purpose varieties of apricots like New Castle, the fruits of wild apricot are unsuitable for fresh consumption because of its high acid and low sugar content. However, the fruits are traditionally utilized for open sun drying, pulping to prepare different products such as jams, chutney and naturally fermented and distilled liquor. But, scientific literature on processing and value addition of wild apricot is scanty. Preparation of jam with 25 % wild apricot +75 % apple showed maximum score for organoleptic characteristics due to better taste and colour. Osmotic dehydration has been found as a suitable method for drying of wild type acidic apricots. A good quality sauce using wild apricot pulp and tomato pulp in the ratio of 1:1 has been prepared, while chutney of good acceptability prepared from wild apricot pulp (100 %) has also been documented. Preparation of apricot-soy protein enriched products like apricot-soya leather, toffee and fruit bars has been reported, which are reported to meet the protein requirements of adult and children as per the recommendations of ICMR. Besides these processed products, preparation of alcoholic beverages like wine, vermouth and brandy from wild apricot fruits has also been reported by various researchers. Further, after utilization of pulp for preparation of value added products, the stones left over have been successfully utilized for oil extraction which has medicinal and cosmetic value. The traditional method of oil extraction has been reported to be unhygienic and result in low oil yield with poor quality, whereas improved mechanical method of oil extraction has been found to produce good quality oil. The apricot kernel oil and press cake have

  5. Molecular characterization of apricot germplasm from an old stone collection.

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    Carolina Martín

    Full Text Available Increasing germplasm erosion requires the recovery and conservation of traditional cultivars before they disappear. Here we present a particular case in Spain where a thorough prospection of local fruit tree species was performed in the 1950s with detailed data of the origin of each genotype but, unfortunately, the accessions are no longer conserved in ex situ germplasm collections. However, for most of those cultivars, an old stone collection is still preserved. In order to analyze the diversity present at the time when the prospection was made and to which extent variability has been eroded, we developed a protocol in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. to obtain DNA from maternal tissues of the stones of a sufficient quality to be amplified by PCR. The results obtained have been compared with the results from the profiles developed from apricot cultivars currently conserved in ex situ germplasm collections. The results highlight the fact that most of the old accessions are not conserved ex situ but provide a tool to prioritize the recovery of particular cultivars. The approach used in this work can also be applied to other plant species where seeds have been preserved.

  6. 78 FR 1127 - Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Temporary Suspension of Handling Regulations

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    2013-01-08

    ... apricots enter fresh market channels, thereby ensuring consumer satisfaction, increasing sales, and... fresh market channels, thereby ensuring consumer satisfaction, increasing sales, and improving returns... shipped to fresh markets, thereby affecting consumer demand. There is also concern that if overall...

  7. Organoleptic and Nutritional evaluation of Apricot products developed for Hypertensive patients

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    A Mundeja; Harsha Hirdyani

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Hypertension is an important public health problem worldwide. Dietary modifications include DASH diet with less sodium and high potassium and fiber intake. Aim: Development of value added products using dried apricots for hypertensive patients. Methodology: Dried apricot was selected based on its nutritional quality and high potassium content and was incorporated at different % levels in the formulation of two basic tea time snacks i.e. muffins and cookies. The products were stu...

  8. The Effects of Different Pruning Treatments on Seasonal Variation of Carbohydrates in Hacihaliloglu Apricot Cultivar

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    Naim M. DEMIRTAS; Bolat, Ibrahim; Sezai ERCISLI; Ikinci, Ali; Handan OLMEZ; Sahin, Mustafa; Mustafa ALTINDAG; Belgin CELIK

    2010-01-01

    Twelve-year-old apricot trees from the Hacihaliloglu apricot cultivar were pruned in a series of five treatments. In all treatments, one-third of annual shoots (33.3%) were removed between 1999 and 2003. The chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, total chlorophyll and carotenoid contents in leaves were determined. The starch, total sugar, reducing sugar and sucrose contents in shoots were also determined. In addition, seasonal variation of carbohydrates was studied. The treatments did not affect the c...

  9. Microstructural changes in cooked apricots related to the loss of texture

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    Ribas-Agusti, Albert; Audergon, Jean Marc; El Maataoui, Mohamed; Renard, Catherine

    2016-01-01

    Introduction. The quality of the apricot products is largely defined by their texture, which is significantly lost upon processing. The pectin properties of apricots may play an important role in this loss of texture, even more than the initial firmness, but this is not yet well understood. This study aims to identify a varietal differentiation in the texture-loss properties and to link them with microstructural changes, with a final goal of understanding the mechanisms that influence the tex...

  10. Anti-inflammatory effect of Prunus armeniaca L. (Apricot) extracts ameliorates TNBS-induced ulcerative colitis in rats

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    Minaiyan, M.; Ghannadi, A.; Asadi, M; Etemad, M.; Mahzouni, P.

    2014-01-01

    Prunus armeniaca L. (Apricot) is a tree cultivated in different parts of the world. Apricot kernel as a good dietary supplement has shown antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other pharmacologic properties which suggest that it may be functional as an anticolitis agent. In this study we evaluated the effects of apricot kernel extract and oil on ulcerative colitis in rats. Rats were fasted for 36 h before the experiment. Colitis was induced by intra-rectal instillation of 50 mg/kg trinitrobenzen...

  11. Gamma irradiation of sun-dried apricots ( Prunus armeniaca L.) for quality maintenance and quarantine purposes

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    Hussain, Peerzada R.; Meena, Raghuveer S.; Dar, Mohd A.; Wani, Ali M.

    2011-07-01

    The study is aimed at the optimization of gamma irradiation treatment of sun-dried apricots for quality maintenance and quarantine purposes. Sun-dried apricots pre-treated with potassium meta-bisulphite (KMS) at 2.5% w/v were procured from progressive apricot grower of district Kargil, Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir state. The sun-dried apricots were packed in 250 gauge polyethylene packs and gamma irradiated in the dose range 1.0-3.0 kGy. The gamma irradiated fruit including control was stored under ambient (15±2-25±2 °C, RH 70-80%) conditions and periodically evaluated for physico-chemical, sensory and microbial quality parameters. Radiation treatment at dose levels of 2.5 and 3.0 kGy proved significantly ( p≤0.05) beneficial in retention of higher levels of β-carotene, ascorbic acid, total sugars and color values without impairing the taste as perceived by the sensory panel analysists. The above optimized doses retained the β-carotene content of sun-dried apricots to the extent of 71.2% and 72.6% compared to 63.9% in control samples after 18 months of storage. Irradiation treatment facilitated the release of residual sulfur dioxide in KMS pre-treated sun-dried apricots significantly ( p≤0.05) below the prescribed limit for dried products. During storage, two-fold decrease in sulfur dioxide content was recorded in irradiated samples (3.0 kGy) as compared to 16.9% in control. The above optimized doses besides maintaining the higher overall acceptability of sun-dried apricots resulted in 5 log reductions in microbial load just after irradiation and 1.0 and 1.3 log reductions in yeast and mold and bacterial count after 18 months of ambient storage.

  12. Gamma irradiation of sun-dried apricots (Prunus armeniaca L.) for quality maintenance and quarantine purposes

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    The study is aimed at the optimization of gamma irradiation treatment of sun-dried apricots for quality maintenance and quarantine purposes. Sun-dried apricots pre-treated with potassium meta-bisulphite (KMS) at 2.5% w/v were procured from progressive apricot grower of district Kargil, Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir state. The sun-dried apricots were packed in 250 gauge polyethylene packs and gamma irradiated in the dose range 1.0-3.0 kGy. The gamma irradiated fruit including control was stored under ambient (15±2-25±2 oC, RH 70-80%) conditions and periodically evaluated for physico-chemical, sensory and microbial quality parameters. Radiation treatment at dose levels of 2.5 and 3.0 kGy proved significantly (p≤0.05) beneficial in retention of higher levels of β-carotene, ascorbic acid, total sugars and color values without impairing the taste as perceived by the sensory panel analysists. The above optimized doses retained the β-carotene content of sun-dried apricots to the extent of 71.2% and 72.6% compared to 63.9% in control samples after 18 months of storage. Irradiation treatment facilitated the release of residual sulfur dioxide in KMS pre-treated sun-dried apricots significantly (p≤0.05) below the prescribed limit for dried products. During storage, two-fold decrease in sulfur dioxide content was recorded in irradiated samples (3.0 kGy) as compared to 16.9% in control. The above optimized doses besides maintaining the higher overall acceptability of sun-dried apricots resulted in 5 log reductions in microbial load just after irradiation and 1.0 and 1.3 log reductions in yeast and mold and bacterial count after 18 months of ambient storage.

  13. Gamma irradiation of sun-dried apricots (Prunus armeniaca L.) for quality maintenance and quarantine purposes

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    Hussain, Peerzada R., E-mail: hussainpr@rediffmail.co [Astrophysical Science Division, Nuclear Research Laboratory, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Zakura, Srinagar, Kashmir-190006 (India); Meena, Raghuveer S.; Dar, Mohd A.; Wani, Ali M. [Astrophysical Science Division, Nuclear Research Laboratory, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Zakura, Srinagar, Kashmir-190006 (India)

    2011-07-15

    The study is aimed at the optimization of gamma irradiation treatment of sun-dried apricots for quality maintenance and quarantine purposes. Sun-dried apricots pre-treated with potassium meta-bisulphite (KMS) at 2.5% w/v were procured from progressive apricot grower of district Kargil, Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir state. The sun-dried apricots were packed in 250 gauge polyethylene packs and gamma irradiated in the dose range 1.0-3.0 kGy. The gamma irradiated fruit including control was stored under ambient (15{+-}2-25{+-}2 {sup o}C, RH 70-80%) conditions and periodically evaluated for physico-chemical, sensory and microbial quality parameters. Radiation treatment at dose levels of 2.5 and 3.0 kGy proved significantly (p{<=}0.05) beneficial in retention of higher levels of {beta}-carotene, ascorbic acid, total sugars and color values without impairing the taste as perceived by the sensory panel analysists. The above optimized doses retained the {beta}-carotene content of sun-dried apricots to the extent of 71.2% and 72.6% compared to 63.9% in control samples after 18 months of storage. Irradiation treatment facilitated the release of residual sulfur dioxide in KMS pre-treated sun-dried apricots significantly (p{<=}0.05) below the prescribed limit for dried products. During storage, two-fold decrease in sulfur dioxide content was recorded in irradiated samples (3.0 kGy) as compared to 16.9% in control. The above optimized doses besides maintaining the higher overall acceptability of sun-dried apricots resulted in 5 log reductions in microbial load just after irradiation and 1.0 and 1.3 log reductions in yeast and mold and bacterial count after 18 months of ambient storage.

  14. Apricot Kernel Oil Ameliorates Cyclophosphamide-Associated Immunosuppression in Rats.

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    Tian, Honglei; Yan, Haiyan; Tan, Siwei; Zhan, Ping; Mao, Xiaoying; Wang, Peng; Wang, Zhouping

    2016-08-01

    The effects of dietary apricot kernel oil (AKO), which contains high levels of oleic and linoleic acids and lower levels of α-tocopherol, were evaluated in a rat model of cyclophosphamide-induced immunosuppression. Rats had intraperitoneal injection with cyclophosphamide to induce immunosuppression and were then infused with AKO or normal saline (NS) for 4 weeks. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays were used to detect antimicrobial factors in lymphocytes and anti-inflammatory factors in hepatocytes. Hematoxylin & eosin staining was conducted prior to histopathological analysis of the spleen, liver, and thymus. Significant differences were observed between the immune functions of the healthy control group, the normal saline group, and the AKO group. Compared to the normal saline-treated group, lymphocytes isolated from rats administered AKO showed significant improvement in immunoglobulin (Ig)A, IgM, IgG, interleukin (IL)-2, IL-12, and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels (p cyclophosphamide-associated organ degeneration. These results suggested that AKO may enhance the immune system in vivo. These effects may reflect the activities of intermediate oleic and linoleic acid metabolites, which play a vital role in the immune system, and the α-tocopherol in AKO may further enhance this phenomenon. Thus, the use of AKO as a nutritional supplement can be proposed to ameliorate chemotherapy-associated immunosuppression. PMID:27262314

  15. Electron beam irradiation of sun-dried apricots for quality maintenance

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    The chemical, sensory, and microbial quality parameters of electron beam (EB)-irradiated and non-irradiated sun-dried apricots were periodically evaluated to optimize the EB irradiation of sun-dried apricots for quality maintenance. The sun-dried apricots were treated with 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 kGy of EB and subsequently stored at ambient temperature. EB treatment at 1.0–3.0 kGy proved to be beneficial for retaining high levels of β-carotene, ascorbic acid, titratable acidity, total sugars, and color without any significant effect on sensory properties. Doses of 1.0–3.0 kGy retained the β-carotene content of sun-dried apricots to 8.21%, 9.27%, and 10.43% compared with 6.09% in control samples after 10 months of storage. After 10 months of storage, the maximum losses of ascorbic acid were 37.8% in control samples and 35.5% in 3.0 kGy-irradiated samples. Titratable acidity and total sugars were significantly enhanced immediately after 1.0–3.0 kGy irradiation treatment, and both parameters showed no significant change after 10 months of storage. Samples subjected to EB treatment at 3.0 kGy maintained a high overall acceptability of sun-dried apricots. Decreased number of viable microorganisms to below detection limits were observed after 3.0 kGy irradiation, and compared with the control, the logarithmic reductions after 10 months of storage were 0.98 for yeast and mold count, as well as 1.71 for bacterial count. - Highlights: • Electron beam irradiation was used for sun-dried apricots quality maintenance. • The chemical, sensory, and microbial quality parameters of apricots were evaluated. • 1.0–3.0 kGy proved to be beneficial for retaining high levels of apricots quality. • 3.0 kGy of irradiation maintained a high overall acceptability of sun-dried apricots. • 3.0 kGy of irradiation reduced the viable microorganisms to below detection limits

  16. Gum in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. shoots induced by methyl jasmonate

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available It has been well known that some fungal pathogens (Monilia laxa, M. fructigena, Cytospora cincta, larvae of Grapholita molesta and plant hormone - ethylene, induce gummosis in apricot shoots. Methyl jasmonate (JA-Me was also found to induce gummosis in apricot shoots as well as biotic and abiotic factors mentioned above. In order to know the mode of action of JA-Me on gum induction and/or formation, chemical composition of polysaccharides (after hydrolysis in gums of apricot shoots induced by JA-Me compared with those by ethephon and their mixture, and naturally occurring ones was studied, resulted in the succesful identification of monosaccharides, and the similarity of a composition consisting of xylose, arabinose and galactose at molar ratio 1:10:14, respectively. These results suggest that beside different inducers of gum in apricot the mechanism of polysaccharides biosynthesis of gums is the same or similar. The physiological role for JA-Me on gum induction and/or formation in apricot shoots, and other species are also discussed.

  17. A genetic linkage map for an apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) BCI population mapping Plum pox virus resistance

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    Plum pox virus (sharka or PPV) can cause severe crop loss in economically important Prunus species such as peach, plum, apricot, and cherry. Of these species, certain apricot cultivars ('Stark Early Orange', 'Goldrich', 'Harlayne') display significant levels of resistance to the disease and are the...

  18. Purification and characterization of polyphenol oxidase enzyme from Iğdır apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.)

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    Çelikezen, Fatih Çağlar; Demir, Halit; Çimen, Çilem

    2012-01-01

    In this study, polyphenol oxidase (E.C. 1.14.18.1; PPO) enzyme obtained from Igdir Apricot was purified with method of affinity chromatography. The apricot cultivar “Salak ” was provided from Igdir region. To purify polyphenol oxidase enzyme obtained

  19. Radiation processing as a post-harvest quarantine control for raisins, dried figs and dried apricots

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    Cetinkaya, N. [TAEA, Ankara Nuclear Research Center in Agriculture and Animal Sciences, 06983 Ankara (Turkey)]. E-mail: nurcet@taek.gov.tr; Ozyardimci, B. [TAEA, Ankara Nuclear Research Center in Agriculture and Animal Sciences, 06983 Ankara (Turkey); Denli, E. [TAEA, Ankara Nuclear Research Center in Agriculture and Animal Sciences, 06983 Ankara (Turkey); Ic, E. [TAEA, Ankara Nuclear Research Center in Agriculture and Animal Sciences, 06983 Ankara (Turkey)

    2006-03-15

    The commercially packed samples of raisins, dried figs and dried apricots were irradiated using doses in the range of 0.5-1.0 kGy for disinfestation and 0.5-5.0 kGy for sensory analysis with the dose rate ranging from 1.44 to 1.92 kGy/h. Pests on dried fruits were evaluated after 0, 1, 2 and 3 months of storage for irradiated dried figs and 1, 3, 6 and 12 months of storage for raisins and dried apricots. Sensory analysis of dried figs, dried apricots and raisins were carried out after 0, 1, 3, 6 and 12 months of storage. The results indicated that radiation processing at low doses ({approx}1.0 kGy) is an effective post-harvest treatment and quarantine control for these products with no adverse effects on sensory (marketing) attributes.

  20. Radiation processing as a post-harvest quarantine control for raisins, dried figs and dried apricots

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    The commercially packed samples of raisins, dried figs and dried apricots were irradiated using doses in the range of 0.5-1.0 kGy for disinfestation and 0.5-5.0 kGy for sensory analysis with the dose rate ranging from 1.44 to 1.92 kGy/h. Pests on dried fruits were evaluated after 0, 1, 2 and 3 months of storage for irradiated dried figs and 1, 3, 6 and 12 months of storage for raisins and dried apricots. Sensory analysis of dried figs, dried apricots and raisins were carried out after 0, 1, 3, 6 and 12 months of storage. The results indicated that radiation processing at low doses (∼1.0 kGy) is an effective post-harvest treatment and quarantine control for these products with no adverse effects on sensory (marketing) attributes

  1. Gene Expression Analysis of Plum pox virus (Sharka Susceptibility/Resistance in Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L..

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    Manuel Rubio

    Full Text Available RNA-Seq has proven to be a very powerful tool in the analysis of the Plum pox virus (PPV, sharka disease/Prunus interaction. This technique is an important complementary tool to other means of studying genomics. In this work an analysis of gene expression of resistance/susceptibility to PPV in apricot is performed. RNA-Seq has been applied to analyse the gene expression changes induced by PPV infection in leaves from two full-sib apricot genotypes, "Rojo Pasión" and "Z506-7", resistant and susceptible to PPV, respectively. Transcriptomic analyses revealed the existence of more than 2,000 genes related to the pathogen response and resistance to PPV in apricot. These results showed that the response to infection by the virus in the susceptible genotype is associated with an induction of genes involved in pathogen resistance such as the allene oxide synthase, S-adenosylmethionine synthetase 2 and the major MLP-like protein 423. Over-expression of the Dicer protein 2a may indicate the suppression of a gene silencing mechanism of the plant by PPV HCPro and P1 PPV proteins. On the other hand, there were 164 genes involved in resistance mechanisms that have been identified in apricot, 49 of which are located in the PPVres region (scaffold 1 positions from 8,050,804 to 8,244,925, which is responsible for PPV resistance in apricot. Among these genes in apricot there are several MATH domain-containing genes, although other genes inside (Pleiotropic drug resistance 9 gene or outside (CAP, Cysteine-rich secretory proteins, Antigen 5 and Pathogenesis-related 1 protein; and LEA, Late embryogenesis abundant protein PPVres region could also be involved in the resistance.

  2. Gene Expression Analysis of Plum pox virus (Sharka) Susceptibility/Resistance in Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.).

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    Rubio, Manuel; Ballester, Ana Rosa; Olivares, Pedro Manuel; Castro de Moura, Manuel; Dicenta, Federico; Martínez-Gómez, Pedro

    2015-01-01

    RNA-Seq has proven to be a very powerful tool in the analysis of the Plum pox virus (PPV, sharka disease)/Prunus interaction. This technique is an important complementary tool to other means of studying genomics. In this work an analysis of gene expression of resistance/susceptibility to PPV in apricot is performed. RNA-Seq has been applied to analyse the gene expression changes induced by PPV infection in leaves from two full-sib apricot genotypes, "Rojo Pasión" and "Z506-7", resistant and susceptible to PPV, respectively. Transcriptomic analyses revealed the existence of more than 2,000 genes related to the pathogen response and resistance to PPV in apricot. These results showed that the response to infection by the virus in the susceptible genotype is associated with an induction of genes involved in pathogen resistance such as the allene oxide synthase, S-adenosylmethionine synthetase 2 and the major MLP-like protein 423. Over-expression of the Dicer protein 2a may indicate the suppression of a gene silencing mechanism of the plant by PPV HCPro and P1 PPV proteins. On the other hand, there were 164 genes involved in resistance mechanisms that have been identified in apricot, 49 of which are located in the PPVres region (scaffold 1 positions from 8,050,804 to 8,244,925), which is responsible for PPV resistance in apricot. Among these genes in apricot there are several MATH domain-containing genes, although other genes inside (Pleiotropic drug resistance 9 gene) or outside (CAP, Cysteine-rich secretory proteins, Antigen 5 and Pathogenesis-related 1 protein; and LEA, Late embryogenesis abundant protein) PPVres region could also be involved in the resistance. PMID:26658051

  3. First Occurence of Fire Blight on Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) in Hungary

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    Végh, Anita; László PALKOVICS

    2013-01-01

    During July 2012, a severe unusual disease symptom was observed on young shoots on apricot (Prunus armeniaca 10/13 hybrid) in the city of Pomáz, near Budapest. The naturally infected shoots showed typical symptoms of fire blight including terminal shoots with brown to black necrotic lesions. Symptoms were the same as fire blight symptoms reported from other hosts and locations. The first occurrence of fire blight on an apricot tree in Europe was recorded in Czech Republic in 2011. Samples of ...

  4. Would Aluminum and Nickel Content of Apricot Pose Health Risk to Human?

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    Davarynejad, Gholamhossein; Safieh VATANDOOST; Kaveh, Hamed; Tamas Peter NAGY

    2012-01-01

    Higher demands of food production for human consumption increased uses of fertilizers and other chemicals that arise in a major public problem and heavy-metal pollution. Levels of Aluminum and Nickel which affect mankind health in exact doses, were determined in fresh and dried samples of �Jumbo Cot�, �Tom Cot�, �Gold Strike�, �Gold Bar�, Bergeron�, �Bergarouge�, �Sweet Cot�, �Yellow cot� and �Zebra� apricot cultivars to assess possible health risk of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) consumption...

  5. Impact of additives on corrosion rate of cans filled with pieces of apricot

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    Tošković D.V.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Polarization techniques are used for testing the impact of different compounds (additives on tinplate corrosion, using pieces of apricot dipped in syrup with and without nitrate addition as electrolyte solution, at the same time using filled cans as electrolytic cell and operating electrode. This procedure determined the intensity of inhibiting tin dissolving with some of the used additives like sodium-benzoate, potassium-sorbate sodium-lauril-sulphate and p-aminobenzoate acid. Adding these additives to canned pieces of apricot in syrup led to inhibiting of tin dissolving, which was experimentally proved.

  6. Improvement of efficiency of oil extraction from wild apricot kernels by using enzymes

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    Bisht, Tejpal Singh; Sharma, Satish Kumar; Sati, Ramesh Chandra; Rao, Virendra Kumar; Yadav, Vijay Kumar; Dixit, Anil Kumar; Sharma, Ashok Kumar; Chopra, Chandra Shekhar

    2013-01-01

    An experiment was conducted to evaluate and standardize the protocol for enhancing recovery of oil and quality from cold pressed wild apricot kernels by using various enzymes. Wild apricot kernels were ground into powder in a grinder. Different lots of 3 kg powdered kernel were prepared and treated with different concentrations of enzyme solutions viz. Pectazyme (Pectinase), Mashzyme (Cellulase) and Pectazyme + Mashzyme. Kernel powder mixed with enzyme solutions were kept for 2 h at 50(±2) °C...

  7. Utilization of wild apricot kernel press cake for extraction of protein isolate

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    Sharma, P. C.; Tilakratne, B. M. K. S.; Gupta, Anil

    2010-01-01

    The kernels of apricot (Prunus armeniaca) stones are utilized for extraction of oil. The press cake left after extraction of oil was evaluated for preparation of protein isolate for its use in food supplementation. The apricot kernels contained 45–50% oil, 23.6–26.2% protein, 4.2% ash, 5.42% crude fibre, 8.2% carbohydrates and 90 mg HCN/100 g kernels, while press cake obtained after oil extraction contained 34.5% crude protein, which can be utilized for preparation of protein isolates. The me...

  8. Profiling Taste and Aroma Compound Metabolism during Apricot Fruit Development and Ripening

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    Xi, Wanpeng; Zheng, Huiwen; Zhang, Qiuyun; Li, Wenhui

    2016-01-01

    Sugars, organic acids and volatiles of apricot were determined by HPLC and GC-MS during fruit development and ripening, and the key taste and aroma components were identified by integrating flavor compound contents with consumers’ evaluation. Sucrose and glucose were the major sugars in apricot fruit. The contents of all sugars increased rapidly, and the accumulation pattern of sugars converted from glucose-predominated to sucrose-predominated during fruit development and ripening. Sucrose synthase (SS), sorbitol oxidase (SO) and sorbitol dehydrogenase (SDH) are under tight developmental control and they might play important roles in sugar accumulation. Almost all organic acids identified increased during early development and then decrease rapidly. During early development, fruit mainly accumulated quinate and malate, with the increase of citrate after maturation, and quinate, malate and citrate were the predominant organic acids at the ripening stage. The odor activity values (OAV) of aroma volatiles showed that 18 aroma compounds were the characteristic components of apricot fruit. Aldehydes and terpenes decreased significantly during the whole development period, whereas lactones and apocarotenoids significantly increased with fruit ripening. The partial least squares regression (PLSR) results revealed that β-ionone, γ-decalactone, sucrose and citrate are the key characteristic flavor factors contributing to consumer acceptance. Carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCD) may be involved in β-ionone formation in apricot fruit. PMID:27347931

  9. Apricot melanoidins prevent oxidative endothelial cell death by counteracting mitochondrial oxidation and membrane depolarization.

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    Annalisa Cossu

    Full Text Available The cardiovascular benefits associated with diets rich in fruit and vegetables are thought to be due to phytochemicals contained in fresh plant material. However, whether processed plant foods provide the same benefits as unprocessed ones is an open question. Melanoidins from heat-processed apricots were isolated and their presence confirmed by colorimetric analysis and browning index. Oxidative injury of endothelial cells (ECs is the key step for the onset and progression of cardiovascular diseases (CVD, therefore the potential protective effect of apricot melanoidins on hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative mitochondrial damage and cell death was explored in human ECs. The redox state of cytoplasmic and mitochondrial compartments was detected by using the redox-sensitive, fluorescent protein (roGFP, while the mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP was assessed with the fluorescent dye, JC-1. ECs exposure to hydrogen peroxide, dose-dependently induced mitochondrial and cytoplasmic oxidation. Additionally detected hydrogen peroxide-induced phenomena were MMP dissipation and ECs death. Pretreatment of ECs with apricot melanoidins, significantly counteracted and ultimately abolished hydrogen peroxide-induced intracellular oxidation, mitochondrial depolarization and cell death. In this regard, our current results clearly indicate that melanoidins derived from heat-processed apricots, protect human ECs against oxidative stress.

  10. Organoleptic and Nutritional evaluation of Apricot products developed for Hypertensive patients

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    A Mundeja

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Hypertension is an important public health problem worldwide. Dietary modifications include DASH diet with less sodium and high potassium and fiber intake. Aim: Development of value added products using dried apricots for hypertensive patients. Methodology: Dried apricot was selected based on its nutritional quality and high potassium content and was incorporated at different % levels in the formulation of two basic tea time snacks i.e. muffins and cookies. The products were studied for their organoleptic and nutritional parameters. Results: Products incorporated with 15% of apricots were most acceptable by the panel members having potassium content of 4.9 ± 0.07 and 4.2 ± 0.05 %, in muffins and cookies respectively. Protein, fat and ash content of muffin was found to be 6.96 ± 1.17, 10.79 ± 0.11 and 0.84 ± 0.05% respectively. Protein, fat and ash content of cookies were found to be 5.86± 0.09, 10.02 ±0.12 and 1.41 ±0.07% respectively. Conclusion: Considering the potassium content and nutritional and organoleptic evaluation it was concluded that apricot incorporated products developed were acceptable by people and inclusion of such fortified common daily use snacks will help community to maintain a healthy life.

  11. Effect on effective diffusion coefficients and investigation of shrinkage during osmotic dehydration of apricot

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    Togrul, Inci Turk; Ispir, Ayse [Firat University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Chemical Engineering, 23279 Elazig (Turkey)

    2007-10-15

    This article represents the results of the variation in density and shrinkage of apricots during its osmotic dehydration. Shrinkage was investigated by means of dimensionless volume, diameter and length. Various osmotic agents such as sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltodextrin and sorbitol were used. It was found that the shrinkage of apricots could be well correlated with the moisture content of the sample during osmotic dehydration. The relationship between dimensionless parameters and moisture content was investigated by using eight non-linear models for each osmotic agent. It was find that the following proposed model can be confidently use for explaining the effect of shrinkage during osmotic dehydration of apricots.V/V{sub 0},D/D{sub 0},L/L{sub 0},{rho}/{rho}{sub 0}=a+b. exp (cX)+d. exp (e.X{sup f})In addition, the osmotic dehydration kinetics of apricots with and without shrinkage was studied. The effective diffusivities calculated from the diffusional model with and without shrinkage varied from 10.342 x 10{sup -9} m{sup 2}/s to 5.139 x 10{sup -9} and from 1.755 x 10{sup -10} and 0.767 x 10{sup -10} m{sup 2}/s, respectively. (author)

  12. Transition of phenolics and cyanogenic glycosides from apricot and cherry fruit kernels into liqueur.

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    Senica, Mateja; Stampar, Franci; Veberic, Robert; Mikulic-Petkovsek, Maja

    2016-07-15

    Popular liqueurs made from apricot/cherry pits were evaluated in terms of their phenolic composition and occurrence of cyanogenic glycosides (CGG). Analyses consisted of detailed phenolic and cyanogenic profiles of cherry and apricot seeds as well as beverages prepared from crushed kernels. Phenolic groups and cyanogenic glycosides were analyzed with the aid of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and mass spectrophotometry (MS). Lower levels of cyanogenic glycosides and phenolics have been quantified in liqueurs compared to fruit kernels. During fruit pits steeping in the alcohol, the phenolics/cyanogenic glycosides ratio increased and at the end of beverage manufacturing process higher levels of total analyzed phenolics were detected compared to cyanogenic glycosides (apricot liqueur: 38.79 μg CGG per ml and 50.57 μg phenolics per ml; cherry liqueur 16.08 μg CGG per ml and 27.73 μg phenolics per ml). Although higher levels of phenolics are characteristic for liqueurs made from apricot and cherry pits these beverages nevertheless contain considerable amounts of cyanogenic glycosides. PMID:26948641

  13. Phytoplasmas in apricot, peach and sour cherry orchards in East Bohemia, Czech Republic

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    Ludvíková, H.; Fránová, Jana; Suchá, J.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 64, Suppl. (2011), s. 67-68. ISSN 1721-8861 R&D Projects: GA MŠk OC09021 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50510513 Keywords : Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum * PCR/RFLP * apricot, peach and sour cherry orchards Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 0.592, year: 2011

  14. 7 CFR 319.56-23 - Apricots, nectarines, peaches, plumcot, and plums from Chile.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Chile. 319.56-23 Section 319.56-23 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued... and Vegetables § 319.56-23 Apricots, nectarines, peaches, plumcot, and plums from Chile. (a... from Chile in accordance with this section and all other applicable provisions of this subpart. 3 3...

  15. Profiling Taste and Aroma Compound Metabolism during Apricot Fruit Development and Ripening.

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    Xi, Wanpeng; Zheng, Huiwen; Zhang, Qiuyun; Li, Wenhui

    2016-01-01

    Sugars, organic acids and volatiles of apricot were determined by HPLC and GC-MS during fruit development and ripening, and the key taste and aroma components were identified by integrating flavor compound contents with consumers' evaluation. Sucrose and glucose were the major sugars in apricot fruit. The contents of all sugars increased rapidly, and the accumulation pattern of sugars converted from glucose-predominated to sucrose-predominated during fruit development and ripening. Sucrose synthase (SS), sorbitol oxidase (SO) and sorbitol dehydrogenase (SDH) are under tight developmental control and they might play important roles in sugar accumulation. Almost all organic acids identified increased during early development and then decrease rapidly. During early development, fruit mainly accumulated quinate and malate, with the increase of citrate after maturation, and quinate, malate and citrate were the predominant organic acids at the ripening stage. The odor activity values (OAV) of aroma volatiles showed that 18 aroma compounds were the characteristic components of apricot fruit. Aldehydes and terpenes decreased significantly during the whole development period, whereas lactones and apocarotenoids significantly increased with fruit ripening. The partial least squares regression (PLSR) results revealed that β-ionone, γ-decalactone, sucrose and citrate are the key characteristic flavor factors contributing to consumer acceptance. Carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCD) may be involved in β-ionone formation in apricot fruit. PMID:27347931

  16. Effects of Seedling and GF-31 Rootstocks on Yield and Fruit Quality of Some Table Apricot Cultivars Grown in Mersin

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    SON, Levent

    2003-01-01

    This experiment was conducted in Mut-Mersin between 1997 and 2001 to determine the effects of seedling and GF-31 rootstocks on the yield and quality of fruits of Tokaloğlu, Precoce De Tyrinthe, Joubert Foulon, Canino, Sakıt 6, Beliana, Priana and Early Kishnevski table apricot cultivars. Fruit yields were highest on apricot seedling rootstocks for all cultivars. Yields (kg tree-1) ranged between 14.66 kg (Tokaloğlu) and 63.06 kg (Priana) on apricot seedling rootstocks and between 13.6 kg (Sak...

  17. Co-combustion of peach and apricot stone with coal in a bubbling fluidized bed

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    Atimtay, Aysel T.; Kaynak, Burcak [Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara 06531 (Turkey)

    2008-02-15

    In this study a bubbling fluidized bed combustor (BFBC) having an inside diameter of 102 mm and a height of 900 mm was used to investigate the co-combustion characteristics of peach and apricot stones produced as a waste from the fruit juice industry with coal. A lignite coal was used for co-combustion. On-line concentrations of O{sub 2}, CO, CO{sub 2}, SO{sub 2}, NO{sub X} and total hydrocarbons (C{sub m}H{sub n}) were measured in the flue gas during combustion experiments. Variations of emissions of various pollutants were studied by changing the operating parameters (excess air ratio, fluidization velocity, and fuel feed rate). Temperature distribution along the bed was measured with thermocouples. For co-combustion of apricot and peach fruit stones with a lignite coal, various ratios of biomass to coal ranging from 0 to 100 wt.% were tested. For the peach stone co-combustion tests, efficiencies are about 98% and for the apricot stone co-combustion tests, efficiencies ranged between 94.7% and 96.9% for 25%, 50% and 75% of apricot stone in the fuel mixture. The results of this study have shown that as the biomass ratio in the fuel mixture increases, the combustion takes place at the upper regions of the main column. This causes higher temperatures in the freeboard than the bed. Also the CO and hydrocarbon (C{sub m}H{sub n}) emissions increase as the biomass percentage increases in the fuel mixture. This causes decrease in the combustion efficiency. These results suggest that peach and apricot stones are potential fuels that can be utilized for clean energy production in small-scale fruit juice industries by using BFBC. The percentage of peach stones or apricot stones in the fuel mixture is suggested to be below 50 wt.% in order to obtain the emission limits of EU. During the design of the BFBC, one has to be careful about the volatile matter (VM) content of the biomass. For the complete combustion of the VM, longer freeboard or secondary air addition should be

  18. Anti-inflammatory effect of Prunus armeniaca L. (Apricot) extracts ameliorates TNBS-induced ulcerative colitis in rats.

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    Minaiyan, M; Ghannadi, A; Asadi, M; Etemad, M; Mahzouni, P

    2014-01-01

    Prunus armeniaca L. (Apricot) is a tree cultivated in different parts of the world. Apricot kernel as a good dietary supplement has shown antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other pharmacologic properties which suggest that it may be functional as an anticolitis agent. In this study we evaluated the effects of apricot kernel extract and oil on ulcerative colitis in rats. Rats were fasted for 36 h before the experiment. Colitis was induced by intra-rectal instillation of 50 mg/kg trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid in male Wistar rats. Treatments were started 6 h after colitis induction and continued every 24 h for 5 days. Apricot kernel extract (100, 200, 400 mg/kg p.o. and 100, 400 mg/kg i.p.) and apricot kernel extract/oil (100, 200, 400 mg/kg p.o.) were used as experimental treatments and prednisolone (4 mg/kg p.o. or i.p.) was used as reference drug. On the day 6, colon tissue was removed and macroscopic and pathologic parameters were evaluated. Ulcer index and total colitis index as representative of macroscopic and histologic parameters respectively showed ameliorating effects in experimental groups especially those treated by intraperitoneal administration route. Results also demonstrated that oil fraction was not able to potentiate the effects of extract. These data suggest that apricot kernel extracts (with or without oil) can be introduced for further mechanistic and clinical studies as a complementary medicine for inflammatory bowel disorders. PMID:25657793

  19. Protective Effects of Prunus armeniaca L (Apricot on Low Dose Radiation-Induced Kidney Damage in Rats

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    Meltem KURUS

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This experimental study was designed to evaluate radiation-induced kidney damage and the protective effect of apricot against it using histological parameters. MATERIAL and METHODS: Rats were divided into 6 groups each containing 10 Sprague Dawley rats as follows: Regc: Rats on a regular diet (control diet for 28 weeks; control group. Regx: Rats on a regular diet for 28 weeks, XRE on last day of eighth week. Aprc: Rats on an apricot diet for 28 weeks; control for no XRE. Aprx: Rats on an apricot diet for 28 weeks, XRE on last day of eighth week. Reg+Aprc: Rats on a regular diet for 8 weeks, followed by an apricot diet for the following 20 weeks; control. Reg + Aprx: Rats on a regular diet for 8 weeks, XRE on last day of eighth week, followed by an apricot diet for 20 weeks. RESULTS: The kidneys of the control groups showed normal kidney histology, whereas Regx group showed major histopathological changes, such as glomerular collapse, hemorrhage, interstitial fibrosis and inflammatory infiltrates. The Aprx and Reg+Aprx groups showed smaller amounts of degeneration. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, we suggest that agents with antioxidant properties such as apricot may have a positive effect in the treatment of renal diseases.

  20. Temperature profile in apricot tree canopies under the soil and climate conditions of the Romanian Black Sea Coast

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    Paltineanu, Cristian; Septar, Leinar; Chitu, Emil

    2016-03-01

    The paper describes the temperature profiles determined by thermal imagery in apricot tree canopies under the semi-arid conditions of the Black Sea Coast in a chernozem of Dobrogea Region, Romania. The study analyzes the thermal vertical profile of apricot orchards for three representative cultivars during summertime. Measurements were done when the soil water content (SWC) was at field capacity (FC) within the rooting depth, after intense sprinkler irrigation applications. Canopy temperature was measured during clear sky days at three heights for both sides of the apricot trees, sunlit (south), and shaded (north). For the SWC studied, i.e., FC, canopy height did not induce a significant difference between the temperature of apricot tree leaves (Tc) and the ambient air temperature (Ta) within the entire vertical tree profile, and temperature measurements by thermal imagery can therefore be taken at any height on the tree crown leaves. Differences between sunlit and shaded sides of the canopy were significant. Because of these differences for Tc-Ta among the apricot tree cultivars studied, lower base lines (LBLs) should be determined for each cultivar separately. The use of thermal imagery technique under the conditions of semi-arid coastal areas with low range of vapor pressure deficit could be useful in irrigation scheduling of apricot trees. The paper discusses the implications of the data obtained in the experiment under the conditions of the coastal area of the Black Sea, Romania, and neighboring countries with similar climate, such as Bulgaria and Turkey.

  1. Application of Photothermal Methods for Quantification of Carotenoids in Apricot Jams

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    Dóka, O.; Bicanic, D.; Stéger-Máté, M.; Végvári, Gy.

    2015-09-01

    Carotenes, found in a diversity of fruit-containing foods, are important sources of antioxidants; a good example is apricot jam. In the study described in this paper, both the total carotenoid content ( TCC) as well as the content of \\upbeta -carotene in six different apricot jams were quantified using traditional (UV-VIS) spectrophotometry (SP), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), laser photoacoustic spectroscopy (LPAS), and the optothermal window (OW) method. Unlike SP and HPLC, LPAS and the OW methods require the minimum of sample preparation and only a one time calibration step which enables practically direct quantification of the TCC. Results were verified versus data obtained with SP as the reference technique. It was shown that LPAS and the OW method (at 473 nm) provide satisfactory results with R2=0.9884 and 0.9766 for LPAS and OW, respectively.

  2. Postharvest Chemical, Sensorial and Physical-Mechanical Properties of Wild Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.)

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    Evica MRATINIĆ; Bojan POPOVSKI; Tomo MILOŠEVIĆ; Melpomena POPOVSKA

    2011-01-01

    Some chemical, sensorial and physical-mechanical properties of 19 apricot genotypes and Hungarian Best (control) such as moisture content, soluble solids content, titratable acidity ratio and their ratio, fruit and stone mass, flesh/stone ratio, fruit dimensions (length, width, thickness), arithmetic and geometric mean diameter, sphericity, surface area and aspect ratio were determined. Their application is also discussed. The highest moisture content and stone mass observed in X-1/1/04 and X...

  3. Influence of plastic cover on fruit-quality and monilia laxa infestations with organically produced apricots

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    Wurm, L.; Urschler, W.

    2008-01-01

    In the years 2005 to 2007 a plastic cover was tested in a testing area planted with apricots and operated according to the regulations for organic production. Compared to the untreated control, fruit below the plastic cover showed decreased coloration. Monilia laxa infestations below the plastic cover could not be fully prevented, but were reduced considerably also by copper applications during flowering in 2007. Yield of the variant treated with copper, however, remained below...

  4. Input-output energy analysis in dry apricot production of Turkey

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    The aims of this study were to determine the amount of input-output energy used in dry apricot production, to investigate the efficiency of energy consumption and to make an economic analysis of dry apricot production in Malatya, Turkey. Data used in this study were obtained from 97 farmers using a face to face questionnaire method. The sample farms were selected through a stratified random sampling technique. The population investigated was divided into two strata based on the size of apricot farms as 0.1-3.0 ha (66 farms) and larger than 3.1 ha (31 farms). The results revealed that 28647.03 MJ ha-1 energy were consumed by the first group and 17884.72 MJ ha-1 by the second group of farmers. The input-output ratio and productivities were 1.24 and 0.24 in the first strata and 1.31 and 0.25 in the second strata, respectively. Results further indicated that in both types of farms, 3/4 of the total energy cost was in non-renewable energy forms, and only 1/4 was in renewable forms. The economic analyses showed that the profit-cost ratios of the farms were 1.11 and 1.19, respectively. Net returns calculated were 414.51 $ ha-1 and 495.59 $ ha-1 in the farms investigated. It was concluded that extension activities are needed to improve the efficiency of energy consumption in dry apricot production and to employ environmentally friendly agricultural management practices and production methods

  5. Specific heat of solutions of system apricot oil-n-hexane depending on temperature and pressure

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    Present article is devoted to specific heat of solutions of system apricot oil-n-hexane depending on temperature and pressure. Thus, the results of studies of specific heat of system oil-n-hexane at 293-423 K temperature range and 0.101-49.1 MPa pressure range are considered. On the basis of conducted studies the state equation is defined. By means of state equation it is possible to evaluate the thermodynamic properties of studied solutions.

  6. Antioxidant and Sensorial Properties of Polyfloral Honey with Dried Apricots after One Year of Storage

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    Jelena Vulić

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Total phenol (TPh and flavonoid (TFd contents, antioxidant and sensorial properties of polyfloral (PH, and polyfloral honey after one year of storage (PHs with dried apricots (20, 30, and 40% were evaluated. In comparison to honey, TPh increased 1.86 times for PH40. After storage time, TPh of PH40s increased slightly lower (1.77 times, compared to PHs. TFd slightly increased, approximately 3.23-fold, from PH to PH40, while PHs showed increase of 5.15-fold for PH40s. Antioxidant activity increased with increasing concentration of apricots in honey. EC50OH varied from 3.36 for PH to 2.29 mg/mL for PH40 and from 3.48 for PHs to 2.68 mg/mL for PH40s; EC50DPPH ranged from 30.60 for PH to 14.95 mg/mL for PH40 and from 31.22 for PHs to 17.43 mg/mL for PH40s; RP0.5 ranged from 66.37 for PH to 31.83 mg/mL for PH40 and from 67.99 for PHs to 35.03 mg/mL for PH40s. Statistical analysis suggested that TPh and TFd were associated with antioxidant activity and colour. Sensory parameters, before and after storage, indicated very good sensory qualities. Phenolic composition, antioxidant capacity, and sensory properties were promoted after addition of dried apricots and these parameters stayed improved, since antioxidant compounds present in dried apricots aided in maintenance of honey properties along one year of storage.

  7. Classification of Wild Apricot Genotypes (Prunus armeniaca L.) Using Principle Component and Cluster Analysis

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    Bostan, Saim Zeki; ÜÇKARDEŞ, Fatih; KOÇ GÜLER, Saadet

    2015-01-01

    In this study, the relationships among fruit characters on 37 genotypes, previously selected from the population wild apricot of Gümüshane (Turkey) have been researched. In order to find the main variation trends between fruit and seed characters in the zerdali forms and to evaluate their correlation, data were processed according to the principal component analysis (PCA). As a result of correlation analysis, it is seen that some important relationships are found among the fruit, the seed and...

  8. Would Aluminum and Nickel Content of Apricot Pose Health Risk to Human?

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    Gholamhossein DAVARYNEJAD

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Higher demands of food production for human consumption increased uses of fertilizers and other chemicals that arise in a major public problem and heavy-metal pollution. Levels of Aluminum and Nickel which affect mankind health in exact doses, were determined in fresh and dried samples of �Jumbo Cot�, �Tom Cot�, �Gold Strike�, �Gold Bar�, Bergeron�, �Bergarouge�, �Sweet Cot�, �Yellow cot� and �Zebra� apricot cultivars to assess possible health risk of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. consumption. Highest content of Al and Ni among all cultivars, where 9.71 and 2.14 mg/kg of dehydrated apricot samples. Fresh fruit samples maximally contain 2.9 and 0.425 mg/kg of Aluminum and Nickel respectively. Data analysis showed significant differences between cultivars for Al and Ni. Furthermore, to reveal the health-risk possibility of dried and fresh fruit consumption daily intake of elements and health-risk index were calculated and compared.

  9. Content of Phenolic Compounds and Antioxidant Capacity in Fruits of Apricot Genotypes

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    Helena Skutkova

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Research on natural compounds is increasingly focused on their effects on human health. In this study, we were interested in the evaluation of nutritional value expressed as content of total phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity of new apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. genotypes resistant against Plum pox virus (PPV cultivated on Department of Fruit Growing of Mendel University in Brno. Fruits of twenty one apricot genotypes were collected at the onset of consumption ripeness. Antioxidant capacities of the genotypes were determined spectrometrically using DPPH• (1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl free radicals scavenging test, TEAC (Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity, and FRAP (Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Powermethods. The highest antioxidant capacities were determined in the genotypes LE-3228 and LE-2527, the lowest ones in the LE-985 and LE-994 genotypes. Moreover, close correlation (r = 0.964 was determined between the TEAC and DPPH assays. Based on the antioxidant capacity and total polyphenols content, a clump analysis dendrogram of the monitored apricot genotypes was constructed. In addition, we optimized high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem electrochemical and spectrometric detection and determined phenolic profile consisting of the following fifteen phenolic compounds: gallic acid, 4-aminobenzoic acid, chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, caffeic acid, procatechin, salicylic acid, p-coumaric acid, the flavonols quercetin and quercitrin, the flavonol glycoside rutin, resveratrol, vanillin, and the isomers epicatechin, (–- and (+- catechin.

  10. First Occurence of Fire Blight on Apricot (Prunus armeniaca in Hungary

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    Anita VÉGH

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available During July 2012, a severe unusual disease symptom was observed on young shoots on apricot (Prunus armeniaca 10/13 hybrid in the city of Pomáz, near Budapest. The naturally infected shoots showed typical symptoms of fire blight including terminal shoots with brown to black necrotic lesions. Symptoms were the same as fire blight symptoms reported from other hosts and locations. The first occurrence of fire blight on an apricot tree in Europe was recorded in Czech Republic in 2011. Samples of the leaves and shoots with symptoms were macerated and spread on King’s medium B. After 24 hours of incubation at 26 °C, bacteria morphologically similar to E. amylovora were detected. Isolate induced hypersensitive reaction on tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. ‘White Burley’ leaves. Biochemical test was also used for identification, and the result of API 20E kit (Biomérieux, Marcy l’Etoile, France, demonstrate that the bacterium belongs to Enterobacteriaceae family. A pathogenicity tests were positive on young apricot shoots and immature fruits. For molecular identification of the pathogen the 16S rDNA region was amplified from isolate Ea-ApricotPo1 with a general bacterial primer pair (63f forward and 1389r reverse. The PCR products were cloned into a pGEM T-Easy plasmid vector (Promega, Madison, WI USA and were transformed into Escherichia coli DH5α cells. A recombinant plasmid (2A2.5 was sequenced by M13 forward and reverse primers. The sequence was deposited in GenBank (Accession No. HF546214 and showed 99-100% sequence homology with a number of E. amylovora isolates, including type strain FN666575 with 100% similarity. On the basis of the symptoms, colony morphology, biochemical tests, and 16S rDNA sequence homology, the pathogen was identified as E. amylovora. This is a first record of a natural outbreak of fire blight on apricot in Hungary.

  11. Effects of Sulphurization Duration of Doses and Cold Storage on SO2 Content of Dried Apricot Fruits of cv. ‘Hacihaliloglu’

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    Kadir OZTURK

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The study was carried out between 2004 and 2005 years in Malatya Fruit Research Institute. The fumigation of 1600, 1800 or 2000 g SO2 were applied for 6, 8, 10, 12 and 24 hr after harvest on dried ‘Hacihaliloglu’ apricot fruits. The loss of SO2, product moisture (%, product temperature, acidity (%, pH and the colour of the apricot fruits were determined after the drying processes on the wooden trays following the SO2 fumigation and during storage periods. The results showed that the average level of the SO2 in the dried apricots was found as 2000 ppm after fumigation as requirement of European regulations. Dried apricot fruits had 2174 ppm of SO2 in 2004 and 1586 ppm of SO2 in 2005 at the beginning of storage and these amounts were decreased to 1284 and 1091 ppm at the end of 12 months of storage in normal atmospheric conditions. The loss of SO2 amount in dried apricots was found to be directly proportional with the initial quantity of SO2. When the level of SO2 in dried apricots was decreased to 1500 ppm, the quality of the product was also decreased and the colour of dried apricots are darkened. As a result of this study, can be recommended that the dried apricots including 2000 ppm SO2 should be marketed after 6 months of storage.

  12. Identification of differentially-expressed genes associated with pistil abortion in Japanese apricot by genome-wide transcriptional analysis.

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    Ting Shi

    Full Text Available The phenomenon of pistil abortion widely occurs in Japanese apricot, and imperfect flowers with pistil abortion seriously decrease the yield in production. Although transcriptome analyses have been extensively studied in the past, a systematic study of differential gene expression has not been performed in Japanese apricot. To investigate genes related to the pistil development of Japanese apricot, high-throughput sequencing technology (Illumina was employed to survey gene expression profiles from perfect and imperfect Japanese apricot flower buds. 3,476,249 and 3,580,677 tags were sequenced from two libraries constructed from perfect and imperfect flower buds of Japanese apricot, respectively. There were 689 significant differentially-expressed genes between the two libraries. GO annotation revealed that highly ranked genes were those implicated in small molecule metabolism, cellular component organisation or biogenesis at the cellular level and fatty acid metabolism. According to the results, we assumed that late embryogenesis abundant protein (LEA, Dicer-like 3 (DCL3 Xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase 2 (XTH2, Pectin lyase-like superfamily protein (PPME1, Lipid transfer protein 3 (LTP3, Fatty acid biosynthesis 1 (FAB1 and Fatty acid desaturase 5 (FAD5 might have relationships with the pistil abortion in Japanese apricot. The expression patterns of 36 differentially expressed genes were confirmed by real-time (RT-PCR. This is the first report of the Illumina RNA-seq technique being used for the analysis of differentially-expressed gene profiles related to pistil abortion that both computationally and experimentally provides valuable information for the further functional characterisation of genes associated with pistil development in woody plants.

  13. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for dodine in pome fruit, apricots and olives

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, Portugal, herewith referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS, received an application from the company Agriphar to lower the existing MRL for dodine in apricots to reflect a less critical European use. The applicant also submitted additional residue trials on apples and a new freezer storage stability study in high oil content matrices to confirm the MRLs derived for pome fruit and olives in the previously issued EFSA reasoned opinion. The lowering of the MRL for apricots is justified as for the existing MRL acute consumer intake concerns cannot be excluded. According to EFSA, the submitted data are sufficient to confirm the MRL proposal of 0.9 mg/kg for pome fruits as derived in the previous EFSA reasoned opinion. The MRL proposal of 0.09 mg/kg for apricots has been derived, in accordance with the provisions of the EU guidance document on extrapolation from residue trials on peaches and apples. Although the data are compliant with the data requirements, EFSA recommends performing additional trials on apricots to confirm that the MRL is sufficient to cover the use on apricots. The new freezer storage stability study submitted for dodine in high oil content matrices confirms the validity of the residue trials on olives. Thus, the data gap identified in the previous opinion with regard to the MRL for olives (20 mg/kg is sufficiently addressed. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the new intended less critical uses on pome fruit and apricots which result in lower MRL proposals compared to the existing MRLs, will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore are unlikely to pose a public health concern.

  14. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of bitter and sweet apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. kernels

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    D. Yiğit

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The present study describes the in vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of methanol and water extracts of sweet and bitter apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. kernels. The antioxidant properties of apricot kernels were evaluated by determining radical scavenging power, lipid peroxidation inhibition activity and total phenol content measured with a DPPH test, the thiocyanate method and the Folin method, respectively. In contrast to extracts of the bitter kernels, both the water and methanol extracts of sweet kernels have antioxidant potential. The highest percent inhibition of lipid peroxidation (69% and total phenolic content (7.9 ± 0.2 µg/mL were detected in the methanol extract of sweet kernels (Hasanbey and in the water extract of the same cultivar, respectively. The antimicrobial activities of the above extracts were also tested against human pathogenic microorganisms using a disc-diffusion method, and the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC values of each active extract were determined. The most effective antibacterial activity was observed in the methanol and water extracts of bitter kernels and in the methanol extract of sweet kernels against the Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Additionally, the methanol extracts of the bitter kernels were very potent against the Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli (0.312 mg/mL MIC value. Significant anti-candida activity was also observed with the methanol extract of bitter apricot kernels against Candida albicans, consisting of a 14 mm in diameter of inhibition zone and a 0.625 mg/mL MIC value.

  15. Antioxidant and Sensorial Properties of Polyfloral Honey with Dried Apricots after One Year of Storage

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    Jelena Vulić; Jasna Čanadanović-Brunet; Gordana Ćetković; Sonja Djilas; Vesna Tumbas Šaponjac

    2015-01-01

    Total phenol (TPh) and flavonoid (TFd) contents, antioxidant and sensorial properties of polyfloral (PH), and polyfloral honey after one year of storage (PHs) with dried apricots (20, 30, and 40%) were evaluated. In comparison to honey, TPh increased 1.86 times for PH40. After storage time, TPh of PH40s increased slightly lower (1.77 times), compared to PHs. TFd slightly increased, approximately 3.23-fold, from PH to PH40, while PHs showed increase of 5.15-fold for PH40s. Antioxidant activity...

  16. Mechanical property evaluation of apricot fruits under quasi-static and dynamic loading

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Some forces and impacts that occur during transporting and handling can reduce the apricot quality. Bruise damage is a major cause of fruit quality loss. Bruises occur under dynamic and static loading when stress induced in the fruit exceeds the failure stress of the fruit tissue. Needless to say that physical and mechanical properties of fruits in the design and optimization of systems related to production, processing and packaging of the products are important. Harvesting, transport, packaging and transportation of fruits and vegetables, result in their bruising which can cause loss of marketability of the fruit by consumers. The term of ‘absorbed energy’ could be used to express the quantity of damage done on the fruit and the high the absorbed energy, the higher the damage on the fruit. The object of this research was due to the importance of apricot fruit and lack of information about the mechanical behavior. Materials and Methods: In this study, apricot fruit variety “Ziaolmolki” was examined to determine some physical and mechanical properties. In order avoid any damage, the fruits were carefully harvested from trees and gathered in plastic boxes in a row, to prevent damage to the apricots. For determination of mechanical properties and levels of impact energy used test axial machine and pendulum device, respectively. Dependent variables (acoustics stiffness, radius of curvature, color characteristic a* and b*, Brix percentage, penetration force, penetration work and penetration deformation and independent variables (impact energy in three levels, temperature and color in 2 levels each were selected and analyzed by block designs with factorial structure. In the experimental design, the fruits were stored in two temperature levels, 3oC and 25oC. Two areas of any fruit (red and yellow areas were subjected to 3 impact energy levels. For each of the 8 levels, 8 fruit samples were selected. Overall, 96 fruits {8 (number

  17. The Effects of Different Pruning Treatments on Seasonal Variation of Carbohydrates in Hacihaliloglu Apricot Cultivar

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Twelve-year-old apricot trees from the Hacihaliloglu apricot cultivar were pruned in a series of five treatments. In all treatments, one-third of annual shoots (33.3% were removed between 1999 and 2003. The chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, total chlorophyll and carotenoid contents in leaves were determined. The starch, total sugar, reducing sugar and sucrose contents in shoots were also determined. In addition, seasonal variation of carbohydrates was studied. The treatments did not affect the carotenoid content of leaves, but they statistically affected the total chlorophyll content. The highest total chlorophyll content in leaves was 5.27 mg/g, and it was found in the post-harvest summer/winter pruning treatment. The highest average total sugar content (6.25% was observed in the post-harvest summer pruning treatment, while the lowest (2.56% was found in the post-harvest summer/winter and control treatments. The highest starch content (8.18% was found in October from the post-harvest summer/winter treatment, whereas the lowest value (3.59% was obtained in March from the winter pruning treatment. Summer pruning treatments promoted an accumulation of carbohydrates.

  18. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of apricot seed.

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    Lee, Hyun-Hee; Ahn, Jeong-Hyun; Kwon, Ae-Ran; Lee, Eun Sook; Kwak, Jin-Hwan; Min, Yu-Hong

    2014-12-01

    In traditional oriental medicine, apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) seed has been used to treat skin diseases such as furuncle, acne vulgaris and dandruff, as well as coughing, asthma and constipation. This study describes the phytochemical profile and antimicrobial potential of the essential oil obtained from apricot seeds (Armeniacae Semen). The essential oil isolated by hydrodistillation was analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy. Benzaldehyde (90.6%), mandelonitrile (5.2%) and benzoic acid (4.1%) were identified. Disc diffusion, agar dilution and gaseous contact methods were performed to determine the antimicrobial activity against 16 bacteria and two yeast species. The minimum inhibitory concentrations ranged from 250 to 4000, 500 to 2000 and 250 to 1000 µg/mL for Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria and yeast strains, respectively. The minimum inhibitory doses by gaseous contact ranged from 12.5 to 50, 12.5 to 50 and 3.13 to 12.5 mg/L air for Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria and yeast strains, respectively. The essential oil exhibited a variable degree of antimicrobial activity against a range of bacteria and yeasts tested. PMID:25219371

  19. Comparative assessment of physicochemical properties of unripe peach (Prunus persica) and Japanese apricot (Prunus mume)

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    Hye-Ryun Kim; Il-Doo Kim; Sanjeev Kumar Dhungana; Mi-Ok Kim; Dong-Hyun Shin

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the physicochemical properties of unripe peach-Prunus persica cv. Mibaekdo (Mibaekdo) and Prunus persica cv. Nagasawa Hakuho (Nagasawa Hakuho) as an alternative to food supplement while Japanese apricot (Prunus mume cv. Backaha) (Backaha) was used as a control sample.Methods:The unripe fruits were analyzed for soluble solid (˚Brix), titratable acidity, pH, total polyphenol content, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, amygdalin content, free amino acid content, organic acid content, free sugar content, and α-amylase activities.Results:Total polyphenol content of unripe peach ranged between 137.27-151.64 µg/g whereas that of apricot was 160.73 µg/g. DPPH radical scavenging activities of Backaha was the highest (89.16%) followed by Mibaekdo (85.05%) and Nagasawa Hakuho (41.50%). The highest amount of oxalic acid (612.8 mg/100 g) was observed in Mibaekdo while that of Nagasawa Hakuho and Backaha were (184.6±18.1) and (334.8±16.1) mg/100 g, respectively. Amygdalin contents of Mibaekdo, Nagasawa Hakuho and Backaha were 486.61, 548.60 and 174.28 µg/g, respectively.Conclusions:The results suggest that the unripe fruit of peach has a significant biochemical potential of using as a food supplement with potential health benefit for human health.

  20. Evaluation of the genetic resistance of some apricot and peach cultivars confronted with diseases

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    Maria Neamtu

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The fruit–growing plantations are often attacked by pathogenic agents that generate significant damages. The control of the pathogenic agents, especially based on the pesticides utilization, is easily in application, with fast results, but at high costs. In the same time, there is a hazard for the environmental pollution and resistance / tolerance forms appear in pesticides. For these economic and ecological reasons other means of control utilization are necessary. In this context, the genetic resistance of the plants confronted with the attack of pathogenic agents is very much evolved, especially when it is correlated with a high quality and productivity. In this work results are presented regarding the genetic resistance of some peach and apricot cultivars, confronted with the attack of the fungus Taphrina deformans, Sphaerotheca pannosa and Podosphaera trydactila. The results obtained, allow the identification of the genetic sources with the resistance to diseases which is utilized in apricot and peach tree breeding programs at Research Station forFruit Growing Baneasa-Bucharest.

  1. Extraction and characterization of pectin methylesterase from Alyanak apricot (Prunus armeniaca L).

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    Ünal, M Ümit; Şener, Aysun

    2015-02-01

    This study was carried out to determine some of the biochemical properties of pectin methylesterase (PME) from Alyanak apricot which is an important variety grown in Malatya region of Turkey. The enzyme had high activity in a pH range of 7.0-8.0 with the maximal activity occurring at pH 7.5. However, the enzyme activity at high and low pH values was very low. The optimum temperature for maximal PME activity was found to be 60 °C. The activity of PME has been enhanced by NaCl, particularly at 0.15 M. Km and Vmax values for Alyanak apricot PME using apple pectin as substrate were found to be 1.69 mg/mL (r(2) = 0.992) and 3.41 units/mL, respectively. The enzyme was stable at 30-45 °C/10 min whereas it lost nearly all of its activity at 80 °C/10 min. Ea and Z values were found to be 206.1 kJ/mol (r(2) = 0.993) and 10.62 °C (r(2) = 0.992), respectively. PMID:25694739

  2. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue level (MRL for acetamiprid in apricots and tree nuts

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, Greece, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS, received an application from Nisso Chemical Europe GmbH to set an import tolerance for the active substance acetamiprid in cherries, cucurbits, peaches/nectarines, apricots, peas without pods, plums and tree nuts from United States of America (USA. The EMS drafted an evaluation report in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, which was submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. EFSA considered only the Maximum Residue Level (MRL requests submitted for tree nuts and apricots because for all commodities the existing European Union MRLs are set at the same level or higher than the requested import tolerance. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive MRL proposals of 0.7 or 0.8 mg/kg for apricots and 0.06 or 0.07 mg/kg for tree nuts. EFSA considers that adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of acetamiprid in the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the use of acetamiprid on apricots and tree nuts in USA will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

  3. 76 FR 61340 - Notice of Decision To Authorize the Importation of Fresh Apricot, Sweet Cherry, and Plumcot Fruit...

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    ..., 2011 (76 FR 31577-31578, Docket No. APHIS- 2011-0039), in which we announced the availability, for... Apricot, Sweet Cherry, and Plumcot Fruit From South Africa Into the Continental United States AGENCY... cherry, and plumcot fruit from South Africa. Based ] on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which...

  4. Influence of apricot kernels on blood plasma levels of selected anterior pituitary hormones in male and female rabbits in vivo

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    Katarína Michalcová

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Amygdalin is represented in the family Rosacea more precisely in an apricot kernels and an almonds. There are a lot of components such as trace elements, vitamins, carbohydrates, organic acids, esters, phenols, terpenoids, except cyanogenic glycoside in the seeds. It is known that bioregulators can modulate the activity of specific enzymes and hormones very exactly at low levels and in a short time. The aim of our study was examine the effects of selected doses (0, 60, 300, 420 mg/kg b.w. of apricot kernels in feed on the plasma levels of anterior pituitary hormones in young male and female rabbits in vivo. A sensitive, biochemical method, ELISA was used to determine the hormones prolactin (PRL, luteinizing hormone (LH and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH. 28-day application of apricot kernels did not affect the concentration of PRL, LH, FSH in blood plasma of males. No significant (P≤0.05 differences in case of PRL and LH levels in the blood plasma of females were found. On the other hand a significant (P≤0.05 inhibition of FSH release induced by kernels at the doses 300, 420 mg/kg was found. Our results indicate that apricot kernels could affect secretion of anterior pituitary hormone FSH in female rabbits.

  5. Chapter 5. Uranium extraction technology from mine and drainage waters of uranium industry wastes. 5.6. Uranium extraction from mine and technical waters by sorbent - apricot shell

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    Present article is devoted to uranium extraction from mine and technical waters by sorbent - apricot shell. It was found that apricot shells - the most accessible sorbent for uranium extraction from mine and technical waters due to the high price of sorbent A M (p). Uranium sorption was carried out similarly to the basic process flow of uranium extraction from mine waters with use of the anion exchanger sorbent A M (p). The schematic diagram of apparatus construction (sorption column) for uranium extraction by apricot shell was proposed.

  6. Influence of Putrescine Application on Storability, Postharvest Quality and Antioxidant Activity of Two Iranian Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. Cultivars

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    Gholamhossein DAVARYNEJAD

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The limited postharvest storage life of apricot is the focus of this study. Presenting a solution to improve the postharvest storage of studied apricot cultivars is the goal. Studding the effect of different concentration of postharvest putrescine on quality attributes and antioxidant activity of two apricot cultivars during storage is the approach taken. The two apricot cultivars (‘Lasgerdi’ and ‘Shahrodi’ were harvested at the commercial ripening stage, and fruits were immerged in 1, 2, 3 and 4 mM putrescine as well as distilled water (control for 5 min, then fruits were packed in boxes with polyethylene cover and stored at 4°C and 95% relative humidity for 20 days. The changes in weight loss, fruit firmness, total soluble solids, titratable acidity, pH, maturity index, ascorbic acid, total phenolics and antioxidant activity were estimated after 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 days during storage. The results showed that the weight loss, total soluble solids, pH and maturity index increased significantly while the fruit firmness, titratable acidity, ascorbic acid, total phenolics and antioxidant activity decreased significantly during storage for both cultivars. During storage, a significant difference between control and putrescine treatments in all measured parameters is observed. The putrescine treatments reduced significantly the weight loss and maintained their firmness. In this condition, the highest and lowest of titratable acidity, ascorbic acid, total phenolics and antioxidant activity were observed in treatments of 4 mM putrescine and control, respectively. The data revealed that the quality of apricot fruits was improved by the use of putrescine treatment due to its effect on delaying the ripening processes.

  7. An S-locus independent pollen factor confers self-compatibility in 'Katy' apricot.

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    Elena Zuriaga

    Full Text Available Loss of pollen-S function in Prunus self-compatible cultivars has been mostly associated with deletions or insertions in the S-haplotype-specific F-box (SFB genes. However, self-compatible pollen-part mutants defective for non-S-locus factors have also been found, for instance, in the apricot (Prunus armeniaca cv. 'Canino'. In the present study, we report the genetic and molecular analysis of another self-compatible apricot cv. termed 'Katy'. S-genotype of 'Katy' was determined as S(1S(2 and S-RNase PCR-typing of selfing and outcrossing populations from 'Katy' showed that pollen gametes bearing either the S(1- or the S(2-haplotype were able to overcome self-incompatibility (SI barriers. Sequence analyses showed no SNP or indel affecting the SFB(1 and SFB(2 alleles from 'Katy' and, moreover, no evidence of pollen-S duplication was found. As a whole, the obtained results are compatible with the hypothesis that the loss-of-function of a S-locus unlinked factor gametophytically expressed in pollen (M'-locus leads to SI breakdown in 'Katy'. A mapping strategy based on segregation distortion loci mapped the M'-locus within an interval of 9.4 cM at the distal end of chr.3 corresponding to ∼1.29 Mb in the peach (Prunus persica genome. Interestingly, pollen-part mutations (PPMs causing self-compatibility (SC in the apricot cvs. 'Canino' and 'Katy' are located within an overlapping region of ∼273 Kb in chr.3. No evidence is yet available to discern if they affect the same gene or not, but molecular markers seem to indicate that both cultivars are genetically unrelated suggesting that every PPM may have arisen independently. Further research will be necessary to reveal the precise nature of 'Katy' PPM, but fine-mapping already enables SC marker-assisted selection and paves the way for future positional cloning of the underlying gene.

  8. Ume (Japanese Apricot-Induced Small Bowel Obstruction with Chronic Radiation Enteritis

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    Takuya Hashimoto

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Stricture formation is recognized as one of the complications of chronic radiation enteritis. Here, we present a case of a 73-year-old woman who presented with small bowel obstruction 16 years after pelvic irradiation for uterine cancer. Computed tomographic (CT scan of the abdomen demonstrated a 1-cm foreign body in the terminal ileum. Laparotomy revealed a stone of ume (Japanese apricot stuck in an ileal stricture, leading to complete impaction and perforation. She was successfully treated with ileocecal resection and ileocolic anastomosis without any complication. Pathological study revealed that the low compliance caused by fibrosis of the bowel wall prevented the small ume stone from passing through the irradiated ileum. Our case implies the specific risk of food-induced small bowel obstruction in patients with a history of pelvic irradiation.

  9. Bitter apricot essential oil induces apoptosis of human HaCaT keratinocytes.

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    Li, Keyou; Yang, Wenhua; Li, Zhe; Jia, Wangwang; Li, Jiazhou; Zhang, Pengfei; Xiao, Tiancun

    2016-05-01

    Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that affects approximately 2% of the world's population. Conventional therapeutic approaches are not effective or necessarily safe for treating symptoms due to the serious side effects and resistance to currently prescribed drugs. Traditionally, in oriental medicine, apricot seed (Semen Armeniacae amarum) is used to treat skin diseases. However, the underlying mechanism of action has not been systematically elucidated. In the present study, the anti-proliferative effect of bitter apricot essential oil (BAEO) on cultured HaCaT cells was evaluated and the mechanism of action investigated. BAEO was isolated by hydrodistillation, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis identified benzaldehyde (75.35%), benzoic acid (6.21%) and mandelonitrile (5.38%). HaCaT cell growth, measured by sulforhodamine B assay (SRB), was inhibited by BAEO with an IC50 value of 142.45 μg/ml. Apoptosis of HaCaT cells treated with BAEO was detected by cell cycle, flow cytometry, and western blot analyses. These measurements revealed G0/G1 cell cycle arrest, elevated numbers of early and late stage apoptotic cells, and caspases-3/8/9 and PARP activation. Z-VAD-FMK, a broad-spectrum caspase inhibitor, attenuated BAEO-induced apoptosis. Also, increased Bax and decreased Bcl-2 levels suggest that BAEO-induced apoptosis is mediated through both death receptor and mitochondrial pathways. Moreover, reduced Rel/NF-κB levels suggest that BAEO-mediated apoptosis is also associated with inhibition of the NF-κB pathway. These data suggest that BAEO is a naturally occurring material that functions as a potent pro-apoptotic factor for human keratinocytes. Thus, it is a promising candidate to treat psoriasis. PMID:26971222

  10. The effects of mulch types on earliness, fruit set ratios, and yield for apricot

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    Burcu YAMAN

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to enhance earliness and fruit set, which is a crucial factor in apricot production. The study was conducted on an apricot orchard located in Serinyol town of Antakya between 2010 and 2011. In the experiment, ‘Ninfa’, ‘Bebeco’, ‘Aurora’ and ‘Roksana’ cultivars were used. The experimental cultivars were planted on 3 x 6 m in 2006 as one-year-old plants budded on seedling rootstocks. The plants have been irrigated by drip irrigation since their transplantation. In the experiment, there were four treatments as follows: control, transparent polyethylene mulch, organic mulch, and transparent polyethylene mulch + organic mulch. As plastic mulch, a 0.02 mm (UV+AB transparent plastic 1.60 cm in width; and, wheat straw as organic mulch was used. The experiment was designed as split-plot experimental design with 5 replications having 1 tree in each replication. The mulch was applied based on the physiological stages of the trees; prior to break of dormancy and opening of the buds. In the study, phenological observations (first flowering, full flowering and the end of the flowering as well as fruit set ratios, the status of vegetative development and yield were determined. As a result, in the both years, the flowering and fruit set ratios of control trees were found lower than the organic mulch or plastic mulch treated trees. Mulching treatments were enhanced 2-4 days earliness compared to control treatment for fruit maturity; and transparent polyethylene mulch + organic mulch was found partially better than the others two mulching treatments.

  11. Reduction of Aflatoxins in Apricot Kernels by Electronic and Manual Color Sorting

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    Zivoli, Rosanna; Gambacorta, Lucia; Piemontese, Luca; Solfrizzo, Michele

    2016-01-01

    The efficacy of color sorting on reducing aflatoxin levels in shelled apricot kernels was assessed. Naturally-contaminated kernels were submitted to an electronic optical sorter or blanched, peeled, and manually sorted to visually identify and sort discolored kernels (dark and spotted) from healthy ones. The samples obtained from the two sorting approaches were ground, homogenized, and analysed by HPLC-FLD for their aflatoxin content. A mass balance approach was used to measure the distribution of aflatoxins in the collected fractions. Aflatoxin B1 and B2 were identified and quantitated in all collected fractions at levels ranging from 1.7 to 22,451.5 µg/kg of AFB1 + AFB2, whereas AFG1 and AFG2 were not detected. Excellent results were obtained by manual sorting of peeled kernels since the removal of discolored kernels (2.6%–19.9% of total peeled kernels) removed 97.3%–99.5% of total aflatoxins. The combination of peeling and visual/manual separation of discolored kernels is a feasible strategy to remove 97%–99% of aflatoxins accumulated in naturally-contaminated samples. Electronic optical sorter gave highly variable results since the amount of AFB1 + AFB2 measured in rejected fractions (15%–18% of total kernels) ranged from 13% to 59% of total aflatoxins. An improved immunoaffinity-based HPLC-FLD method having low limits of detection for the four aflatoxins (0.01–0.05 µg/kg) was developed and used to monitor the occurrence of aflatoxins in 47 commercial products containing apricot kernels and/or almonds commercialized in Italy. Low aflatoxin levels were found in 38% of the tested samples and ranged from 0.06 to 1.50 μg/kg for AFB1 and from 0.06 to 1.79 μg/kg for total aflatoxins. PMID:26797635

  12. Degradation of carotenoids in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) during drying process.

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    Fratianni, Alessandra; Albanese, Donatella; Mignogna, Rossella; Cinquanta, Luciano; Panfili, Gianfranco; Di Matteo, Marisa

    2013-09-01

    Carotenoids are natural compounds whose nutritional importance comes from the provitamin A activity of some of them and their protection against several serious human disorders. The degradation of carotenoids was investigated during apricot drying by microwave and convective hot-air at 60 and 70 °C. Seven carotenoids were identified: antheraxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, 13-cis-β-carotene, all-trans-β-carotene and 9-cis-β-carotene; among these, all-trans-β-carotene was found to be about 50 % of total carotenoids. First-order kinetic models were found to better describe all-trans-β-carotene reduction during drying, with a degradation rate constant (k1) that increased two folds when temperatures increased by 10 °C, in both methods. No differences were found in k1 between apricots dried by hot air at 70 °C (k1 = 0.0340 h(-1)) and by microwave at 60 °C. The evolution of total carotenoids (117.1 mg/kg on dry basis) during drying highlighted a wider decrease (about 50%) when microwave heating was employed, for both set temperatures. Antheraxantin was found to be the carotenoid most susceptible to heat, disappearing at 6 h during both trials with microwave as well as during convective hot-air at 70 °C. For this reason, antheraxanthin could be a useful marker for the evaluation of thermal damage due to the drying process. Also the degree of isomerization of all-trans-β-carotene could be a useful marker for the evaluation of the drying process. PMID:23807280

  13. Physical and chemical characteristics of toilet soap made from apricot kernel oil and palm stearin.

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    Girgis, Adel Y.

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present work was to use apricot kernel oil with palm stearin in toilet soap-making. Apricot kernel oil was obtained from apricot kernel seed (Prunus armeniaca through hydraulic pressing (12000lb/in2. Kernel contained 43.3% oil. The fatty acids of apricot kernel oil had high oleic acid (81.73% while, the major of the fatty acid in palm stearin was palmitic acid (55.17%. Eight of the toilet soap samples were prepared from apricot kernel oil, palm kernel oil and palm stearin at different ratios. The structure of soap samples nº1 and 8 were sticky and with bad physical properties. On the other hand, the physical characteristics of blends nos 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 had firm consistency and creamy lather while, in soap nº 7, its were moderatement; i. e. medium hard makeup with fairly lather. After storage (6 months on a shelf at room temperature, all soaps (nº1-8 were declined in their moisture content. On contrary, the total fatty acids of the same samples were augmented at different ratios during storage. Physical characteristics of soap samples nos 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 were increased after the storage time (6 months, their consistencies were very firm with creamy lather and reducement in their erosion from handwashing ratios was observed. It can be recommended that apricot kernel oil can be used in the manufacturing of toilet soap until ratio 50% of the fatty blend (the blend was bear palm stearin.

    El objetivo del presente trabajo fue el uso del aceite de semilla de albaricoque con estearina de palma en la fabricación de jabón de tocador. El aceite de semilla de albaricoque (Prunus armeniaca se obtuvo por presión hidráulica (12000lb/in2, y la semilla contenía el 43.3% de aceite. Los ácidos grasos del aceite de semilla de albaricoque tenían altos contenidos de ácido oleico (81.73% mientras, el ácido graso mayoritario en la estearina de palma fue el ácido palm

  14. Fruit Quality and Phytochemical Attributes of Some Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) Cultivars as Affected by Genotypes and Seasons

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    Oguzhan CALISKAN; Safder BAYAZIT; Ahmet SUMBUL

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    This study was conducted over two growing seasons (2010 and 2011) to evaluate effects on fruit quality and phytochemical properties of new Turkish cultivars, hybrid between Irano-Caucasian- and European eco-geographic groups, and some important apricot cultivars in the eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey. Fruit quality characteristics, sensory traits, and phytochemical parameters were investigated. The data showed that considerable variation existed in fruit quality and phytochemical prope...

  15. Apricot and pumpkin oils reduce plasma cholesterol and triacylglycerol concentrations in rats fed a high-fat diet

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    Ramadan, Mohamed F.; Zayed, R.; Abozid, M.; Asker, M. M. S.

    2011-01-01

    Non-conventional oilseeds are being taken into greater consideration because their constituents have unique chemical properties and may increase the supply of edible oils. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of apricot kernel oil (AO) and pumpkin kernel oil (PO) on the lipid profiles and liver functions of rats fed high fat diets. The high fat diet resulted in great alterations in plasma lipid profiles and liver functions. Twenty-four male albino rats were used over...

  16. Determination of feed value of cherry, apricot and almond tree leaves in ruminant using in situ method

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    S. Mahmoudi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, chemical composition and in situ rumen dry matter degradability (DMD of some tree species (cherry, apricot and almond tree leaves were determined. Crude protein (CP concentration varied from 6.76% for almond tree to 2.76% for cherry tree, neutral detergent fiber (NDF and acid detergent fiber (ADF, from 29.2, 20.8% for apricot tree to 20.8 and 15.8% for almond tree leaves respectively. Polyphenol and tannin composition measured from 3.49, 1.2% for almond tree to 1.51 and 0.61% for apricot tree, respectively. In situ rumen degradability was carried out in three fistulaed Taleshi native male cattle which were incubated at times of 0, 4, 8, 16, 24, 48, 72 and 96-hour. Almond leaves had higher potential degradation (a+b for dry matter (92.37% and cherry leaves showed lower potential degradation (84.12%, respectively. Effective rumen degradable dry matter at rate of 0.05/h varied from 69.86% for almond tree to 52.20% for cherry leaves. Results showed that the almond leaves were higher in nutritive value than cherry and apricot leaves. Therefore, almond tree leaves could be used with forage in ruminant diets to reduce cost of animals feed requirements. Overall, it seemed that the tree leaves used in this study, had a higher nutritive value in ruminant’s nutrition, however more experiments are needed for an accurate determination of nutritional values of these resources.

  17. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fenpyrazamine in almonds, grapes, apricots, peaches and strawberries

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    In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Austria, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe SAS to set import tolerances for the active substance fenpyrazamine in almonds, grapes and strawberries from the United States of America (USA). Austria received a second application from the above cited company to modify the existing MRLs for fenpyrazamine in peaches, including nectarines, apricots and str...

  18. Fruit Quality and Phytochemical Attributes of Some Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. Cultivars as Affected by Genotypes and Seasons

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    Oguzhan CALISKAN

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted over two growing seasons (2010 and 2011 to evaluate effects on fruit quality and phytochemical properties of new Turkish cultivars, hybrid between Irano-Caucasian- and European eco-geographic groups, and some important apricot cultivars in the eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey. Fruit quality characteristics, sensory traits, and phytochemical parameters were investigated. The data showed that considerable variation existed in fruit quality and phytochemical properties of Turkish, and foreign apricot cultivars based on genotypes and growing seasons. The new hybrid cultivar ‘Çağataybey’ contained the highest total soluble solid content (14.6%, rich total phenolic (93.9 mg GAE 100g-1 fw, and total antioxidant capacity levels (9.8 mmol Fe2+ kg-1 fw, and >50% of blush color on the fruit peels among the cultivars. The fructose and sucrose values showed positively significant correlations with total phenolics (r = 0.55 and r = 0.69, at p< 0.05, respectively. The authors had estimated that the data will be useful for breeding studies to improve fruit quality and nutritional contents of apricot cultivars.

  19. Mathematical Evaluation of the Amino Acid and Polyphenol Content and Antioxidant Activities of Fruits from Different Apricot Cultivars

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    Rene Kizek

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Functional foods are of interest because of their significant effects on human health, which can be connected with the presence of some biologically important compounds. In this study, we carried out complex analysis of 239 apricot cultivars (Prunus armeniaca L. cultivated in Lednice (climatic area T4, South Moravia, Czech Republic. Almost all previously published studies have focused only on analysis of certain parameters. However, we focused on detection both primary and secondary metabolites in a selection of apricot cultivars with respect to their biological activity. The contents of thirteen biogenic alpha-L-amino acids (arginine, asparagine, isoleucine, lysine, serine, threonine, valine, leucine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, tyrosine, proline and alanine were determined using ion exchange chromatography with UV-Vis spectrometry detection. Profile of polyphenols, measured as content of ten polyphenols with significant antioxidant properties (gallic acid, procatechinic acid, p-aminobenzoic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, vanillin, p-coumaric acid, rutin, ferrulic acid and quercetrin, was determined by high performance liquid chromatography with spectrometric/electrochemical detection. Moreover, content of total phenolics was determined spectrophotometrically using the Folin-Ciocalteu method. Antioxidant activity was determined using five independent spectrophotometric methods: DPPH assay, DMPD method, ABTS method, FRAP and Free Radicals methods. Considering the complexity of the obtained data, they were processed and correlated using bioinformatics techniques (cluster analysis, principal component analysis. The studied apricot cultivars were clustered according to their common biochemical properties, which has not been done before. The observed similarities and differences were discussed.

  20. Comparison of various easy-to-use procedures for extraction of phenols from apricot fruits.

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    Zitka, Ondrej; Sochor, Jiri; Rop, Otakar; Skalickova, Sylvie; Sobrova, Pavlina; Zehnalek, Josef; Beklova, Miroslava; Krska, Boris; Adam, Vojtech; Kizek, Rene

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    Phenols are broadly distributed in the plant kingdom and are the most abundant secondary metabolites of plants. Plant polyphenols have drawn increasing attention due to their potential antioxidant properties and their marked effects in the prevention of various oxidative stress associated diseases such as cancer. The objective of this study was to investigate a suitable method for determination of protocatechuic acid, 4-aminobenzoic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, vanillin, p-coumaric acid, rutin, ferulic acid, quercetin, resveratrol and quercitrin from apricot samples. A high-performance liquid chromatograph with electrochemical and UV detectors was used. The method was optimized in respect to both the separation selectivity of individual phenolic compounds and the maximum sensitivity with the electrochemical detection. The lowest limits of detection (3 S/N) using UV detection were estimated for ferulic acid (3 µM), quercitrin (4 µM) and quercetin (4 µM). Using electrochemical detection values of 27 nM, 40 nM and 37 nM were achieved for ferulic acid, quercitrin and quercetin, respectively. It follows from the acquired results that the coulometric detection under a universal potential of 600 mV is more suitable and sensitive for polyphenols determination than UV detection at a universal wavelength of 260 nm. Subsequently, we tested the influence of solvent composition, vortexing and sonication on separation efficiency. Our results showed that a combination of water, acetone and methanol in 20:20:60 ratio was the most effective for p-aminobenzoic acid, chlorgenic acid, caffeic acid, protocatechuic acid, ferulic acid, rutin, resveratrol and quercetin, in comparison with other solvents. On the other hand, vortexing at 4 °C produced the highest yield. Moreover, we tested the contents of individual polyphenols in the apricot cultivars Mamaria, Mold and LE-1075. The major phenolic compounds were chlorgenic acid and rutin. Chlorgenic acid was found in amounts of

  1. Comparison of Various Easy-to-Use Procedures for Extraction of Phenols from Apricot Fruits

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    Vojtech Adam

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Phenols are broadly distributed in the plant kingdom and are the most abundant secondary metabolites of plants. Plant polyphenols have drawn increasing attention due to their potential antioxidant properties and their marked effects in the prevention of various oxidative stress associated diseases such as cancer. The objective of this study was to investigate a suitable method for determination of protocatechuic acid, 4-aminobenzoic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, vanillin, p-coumaric acid, rutin, ferulic acid, quercetin, resveratrol and quercitrin from apricot samples. A high-performance liquid chromatograph with electrochemical and UV detectors was used. The method was optimized in respect to both the separation selectivity of individual phenolic compounds and the maximum sensitivity with the electrochemical detection. The lowest limits of detection (3 S/N using UV detection were estimated for ferulic acid (3 µM, quercitrin (4 µM and quercetin (4 µM. Using electrochemical detection values of 27 nM, 40 nM and 37 nM were achieved for ferulic acid, quercitrin and quercetin, respectively. It follows from the acquired results that the coulometric detection under a universal potential of 600 mV is more suitable and sensitive for polyphenols determination than UV detection at a universal wavelength of 260 nm. Subsequently, we tested the influence of solvent composition, vortexing and sonication on separation efficiency. Our results showed that a combination of water, acetone and methanol in 20:20:60 ratio was the most effective for p-aminobenzoic acid, chlorgenic acid, caffeic acid, protocatechuic acid, ferulic acid, rutin, resveratrol and quercetin, in comparison with other solvents. On the other hand, vortexing at 4 °C produced the highest yield. Moreover, we tested the contents of individual polyphenols in the apricot cultivars Mamaria, Mold and LE-1075. The major phenolic compounds were chlorgenic acid and rutin. Chlorgenic acid was

  2. 世界杏研究态势分析%Analysis of Situation and Tendency of Apricot Research in World

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    冯立娟; 苑兆和; 尹燕雷; 招雪晴; 李英朋

    2014-01-01

    基于Web of Science数据库,利用文献计量学方法,分析了2001~2012年世界发表杏文献的类型、年度发文量,居世界前20名国家、机构、作者、期刊和学科归属等情况。结果表明:检索到2001~2012年间全球共发表杏文献1617篇,文献类型以学术论文为主;论文产出量逐年升高,2011年文献量最高(202篇),约是2001年的3.48倍;土耳其、西班牙、意大利、美国和法国文献量居世界前5位;西班牙国家土壤和应用生物学研究委员会、法国农业科学研究院、土耳其伊诺努大学、土耳其阿塔图克大学和意大利博洛尼亚大学杏文献数量位居前列,南京农业大学和中国农业大学分别位居世界第十和第十九位;最有学术影响力的作者来自西班牙;主要的核心期刊是《Scientia Horticulturae》《Hortscience》《Journal of Horticultural Science Biotechnology》《Food Chemistry》和《Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry》;主要的研究学科是农业、食品科学与技术、植物科学、化学和工程学。%The published apricot literatures in the world from 2001 to 2012 were studied by using bibliometric method based on Web of Science database .The published apricot literature type , the number of annual literature , and the top 20 countries , research institutes, core authors, key journals and disciplines in the world were analyzed .The results indicated that a total of 1617 apricot literatures in the world during 2001~2012 were searched .The literature type of apricot was mainly academic paper .The output of apricot literature increased year by year in the world .The number of apricot literature was the highest (202) in the year 2011, which was about 3.48 times of that in the year 2001.The top five literature-prolific countries were Turkey , Spain, Italy, the Unit-ed States and France .The top institutions with high academic achievement were CEBAS CSIC , INRA, Inonu

  3. Postharvest Chemical, Sensorial and Physical-Mechanical Properties of Wild Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.

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    Evica MRATINIĆ

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Some chemical, sensorial and physical-mechanical properties of 19 apricot genotypes and Hungarian Best (control such as moisture content, soluble solids content, titratable acidity ratio and their ratio, fruit and stone mass, flesh/stone ratio, fruit dimensions (length, width, thickness, arithmetic and geometric mean diameter, sphericity, surface area and aspect ratio were determined. Their application is also discussed. The highest moisture content and stone mass observed in X-1/1/04 and X-1/2/04, soluble solids content in ZO-1/03, titratable acidity in ZL-2/03, SS/TA ratio in ZL-1/03, and fruit mass and flesh/stone ratio in DL-1/1/04 genotype. The most number of genotypes have orange and deep orange skin and flesh colour, respectively, whereas sweet kernel taste was predominant in most genotypes. Regarding physical-mechanical properties, the superior fruit dimensions (length, width, thickness, arithmetic and geometric mean diameter and surface area observed in DL-1/1/04 genotype, whereas the highest sphericity and surface area observed in X-1/1/04 and X-1/2/04 genotypes. Also, the series of genotypes evaluated have better chemical, sensorial and physical-mechanical properties than Hungarian Best (control. Finally, information about these properties is very important for understanding the behaviour of the product during the postharvest operations.

  4. Future Applications of Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca Kaisa ß Galactosidase in Dairy Industry

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    Ansari Shakeel Ahmed

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The present study demonstrates the immobilization of β galactosidase from apricots (Prunus armeniaca kaisa on an inexpensive concanavalin A layered cellulose-alginate hybrid gel. Immobilized β galactosidase retained 78% of the initial activity after crosslinking by glutaraldehyde. It exhibited greater fraction of activity at both acidic and basic pH, and showed broad spectrum temperature optimum as compared to free enzyme. Moreover, immobilized enzyme exhibited higher thermal stability at 60°C and retained 80% of the original enzyme activity in presence of 3% galactose. The crosslinked immobilized enzyme showed improved hydrolysis of lactose from milk and whey in batch processes at 50°C as well as in continuous reactors operated at fl ow rate of 20 mL/h and 30 mL/h even after one month. Moreover, crosslinked adsorbed β galactosidase retained 76% activity even after its sixth repeated use, thereby promoting its use for lactose hydrolysis in various dairy products even for longer durations.

  5. Stability of astaxanthin in yogurt used to simulate apricot color, under refrigeration

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    Pedro Cerezal Mezquita

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to incorporate astaxanthin to yogurts with different fat content to match apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. color. The samples containing astaxanthin were stored at 5 ± 3 °C, and color stability and astaxanthin content were determined by colorimetry and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC, respectively. Yogurt samples were analyzed in triplicate every 24 hours for one week and subsequently every week for 3 more weeks There were no significant differences (p < 0.05 between astaxanthin concentration values at 0 and 28 days for both samples; therefore, it can be said that the fat content in the yogurt had not effect on the stability of pigment. The low dispersion of the data showed uniformity in the three chromaticity coordinates L*, a*, b* throughout the storage period for both types of yogurt. Values of ∆E ≥ 5.0 were not obtained at any time during storage, indicating high stability of the pigment.

  6. Chemical Composition of Apricot Pit Shells and Effect of Hot-Water Extraction

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    Derek B. Corbett

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    Full Text Available Agricultural residues, such as corn stover, wheat straw, and nut shells show promise as feedstocks for lignocellulosic biorefinery due to their relatively high polysaccharide content and low or no nutritional value for human consumption. Apricot pit shells (APS were studied in this work to assess their potential for use in a biorefinery. Hot water extraction (HWE; 160 °C, 2 h, proposed to remove easily accessible hemicelluloses, was performed to evaluate the susceptibility of APS to this mild pretreatment process. The chemical composition of APS before and after HWE (EAPS was analyzed by standard methods and 1H-NMR. A low yield of the remaining HW-extracted APS (~59% indicated that APS are highly susceptible to this pretreatment method. 1H-NMR analysis of EAPS revealed that ~77% of xylan present in raw APS was removed along with ~24% of lignin. The energy of combustion of APS was measured before and after HWE showing a slight increase due to HWE (1.61% increase. Near infrared radiation spectroscopy (NIRS, proposed as a quick non-invasive method of biomass analysis, was performed. NIRS corroborated results of traditional analysis and 1H-NMR. Determination of antioxidizing activity (AOA of APS extracts was also undertaken. AOA of organic APS extracts were shown to be more than 20 times higher than that of a synthetic antioxidizing agent.

  7. Inactivation of Penicillum expansum in sour cherry juice, peach and apricot nectars by pulsed electric fields.

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    Evrendilek, Gulsun Akdemir; Tok, Fatih M; Soylu, E Mine; Soylu, Soner

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    Inhibitory effects of pulsed electric fields (PEF) on Penicillum expansum inoculated into sour cherry juice, apricot and peach nectars were determined based on germination tube elongation, spore germination rate, and light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations in this study. After inoculation of juice/nectar samples with P. expansum spores at the level of 10(5)-10(6)cfu/mL, the samples were processed by bench scale PEF pulse generator as a function of differing electric field strengths (0, 13, 17, 20, 23, 27, 30 and 34kV/cm) and processing times (0, 62, 94, 123, 163, 198 and 218mus). Results revealed that with an increase in electric field strength and processing time, germination tube elongation and spore germination rate were completely inhibited. Light and SEM observations revealed considerable morphological alterations in fungal conidia such as cytoplasmic coagulation, vacuolations, shrinkage and protoplast leakage. PEF processing of juice/nectars was demonstrated to be effective in inactivating P. expansum. To our knowledge, this is the first study confirming the inhibitory effects of PEF on germination tube elongation and spore germination rate of P. expansum in fruit juice/nectars. PMID:18541164

  8. 两种杏的幼胚培养%Young embryo culture on two apricot varieties

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    王淑华; 王延秀; 陈佰鸿; 朱永超; 党兆霞

    2015-01-01

    Embryo rescue techniques are the effective ways to overcome the fruit tree hybrid embryos early abortive.In order to find out basic methods of immature embryo culture into seedlings,two apricot varieties (cvs.‘Yellow River’and ‘Golden Sun’)with different developmental stages of young embryo was used as materials.The influence of embryo age,the basic medium and plant growth regulator was stud-ied on young embryo germination and seedling.The results showed that the genotype,embryo development index (PF),medium significantly affected young embryo germination and seedling.Different varieties along with the increase of PF value in the young embryo germination rate.PF value of ‘Yellow River’apricot at 0.92 had the highest germination rate,with 61.90%.PF value of ‘Golden Sun’’apricot at 0.95 had the highest germination rate,with 71.00%.The optimum medium for young embryo germination ‘Yellow Riv-er’was MS+6-BA 1.0 mg/L+0.1 mg/L+IAA GA 2.0 mg/L,germination rate was 55.67%.The opti-mum medium for young embryo germination'Golden Sun'was 1/2 MS+6-BA 0.5 mg/L+IAA 0.1 mg/L, germination rate was 88.67%.The optimum transgenerational medium for ‘Yellow River’was MS+6-BA 0.2 mg/L + IAA 0.5 mg/L,seedling rate was 75.00%.The optimum transgenerational medium for‘Golden Sun’was MS+6-BA 0.25 mg/L+ IAA 0.1 mg/L,seedling rate was 44.44%.Two apricot germ, The rooting rate of young shoots in 1/3 MS medium was higher than that in 1/2 MS medium.%胚挽救技术是目前克服果树杂种胚早期败育的有效途径,为了探明‘黄河’‘金太阳’两个杏品种幼胚培养成苗的基本方法,以两种杏不同发育期的幼胚为试验材料,利用组织培养的方法研究了胚龄、基本培养基、植物生长调节剂等因素对幼胚萌发、成苗的影响.结果表明:基因型、胚发育指数(PF)、培养基均显著影响幼胚萌发与成苗.不同品种均随 PF 值的增大幼胚萌发

  9. Physico-chemical characteristics of seed oils extracted from different apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) varieties from Pakistan

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    Manzoor, M.; Anwar, F.; Ashraf, M.; Alkharfy, K. M.

    2012-11-01

    The fruit seed oils from four varieties of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.), namely, Halmas, Nari, Travet and Charmagzi were analyzed for different physico-chemical characteristics. The oil yield from the apricot seeds (kernels) ranged from 32.23-42.51%, while the protein, fiber and ash contents ranged from 13.21-20.90%, 5.13-9.81% and 2.11-3.89%, respectively. The extracted oils had an average iodine value (g of I/100 g of oil) of 96.4-106.3; density at 24 degree centigrade 0.87-0.93 mg/mL; refractive index (40 degree centigrade), 1.4655-1.4790; saponification value, 189.1-199.4 mg of KOH/g oil; unsaponifiable matter, 0.59-0.88%; free fatty acid (mg of KOH/g oil), 0.41-1.28; and color (1-inch cell), 1.31-2.96R 1 14.8-29.8Y. With regard to the oxidation state, the tested oils showed values for specific extinction at 232 and 268 nm, 2.30-3.42 and 0.82-1.04, respectively, while the peroxide value was 1.0-2.32 meq O{sub 2}/kg and, p-anisidine was 1.22-1.90. The major fatty acid found in the oils was oleic acid (62.34-80.97%) followed by linoleic (13.13-30.33%), palmitic (3.35-5.93%), linolenic (0.73-1.03%) and stearic (1.10-1.68%) acids. The contents of {alpha}-, {gamma}-, and {delta}-, tocopherols in the oils ranged from 14.8-40.4, 330.8-520.8 and 28.5-60.2 mg/kg, respectively. The results of our present investigation revealed that apricot seed is a potential source of oil which can be used both for edible and oleo chemical applications. (Author) 55 refs.

  10. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fenpyrazamine in almonds, grapes, apricots, peaches and strawberries

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, Austria, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS, received an application from Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe SAS to set import tolerances for the active substance fenpyrazamine in almonds, grapes and strawberries from the United States of America (USA. Austria received a second application from the above cited company to modify the existing MRLs for fenpyrazamine in peaches, including nectarines, apricots and strawberries reflecting the intended uses in the EU. Austria proposed the MRL of 3 mg/kg in strawberries, peaches and apricots, 0.01 mg/kg in almonds, which corresponds to the limit of quantification (LOQ, whereas no amendment of the existing MRL of 3 mg/kg for grapes was required. Austria drafted two separate evaluation reports in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, which were submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive the following MRL proposal: 0.01*mg/kg for almonds, 3 mg/kg for strawberries and 4 mg/kg for peaches, including nectarines and similar hybrids. An amendment of the existing MRL on grapes is not necessary, while the data are not sufficient to propose a MRL for the intended uses on apricots. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of fenpyrazamine in the crops under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed uses of fenpyrazamine on almonds, grapes, peaches and strawberries will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore are unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

  11. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fenpyrazamine in apricots, cherries, peaches and plums

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    In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Austria, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe S.A.S to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance fenpyrazamine in stone fruits. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of fenpyrazamine Austria proposed to raise the existing MRLs from the limit of quantification of 0.01 mg/kg to 5 mg/kg in apricots, 4 mg/kg in cherries and 3 mg/kg in plums...

  12. Effects of Sulphurization Duration of Doses and Cold Storage on SO2 Content of Dried Apricot Fruits of cv. ‘Hacihaliloglu’

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    Ozturk, Kadir; Konak, Ramazan; Bulent OZTURK; ATAY, Salih; Belgin CELIK; Makbule YANAR; Mehmet Naim DEMİRTAS; Sezai ERCISLI

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    The study was carried out between 2004 and 2005 years in Malatya Fruit Research Institute. The fumigation of 1600, 1800 or 2000 g SO2 were applied for 6, 8, 10, 12 and 24 hr after harvest on dried ‘Hacihaliloglu’ apricot fruits. The loss of SO2, product moisture (%), product temperature, acidity (%), pH and the colour of the apricot fruits were determined after the drying processes on the wooden trays following the SO2 fumigation and during storage periods. The results showed that the average...

  13. Accelerated solvent extraction of carotenoids from: Tunisian Kaki (Diospyros kaki L.), peach (Prunus persica L.) and apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.).

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    Zaghdoudi, Khalil; Pontvianne, Steve; Framboisier, Xavier; Achard, Mathilde; Kudaibergenova, Rabiga; Ayadi-Trabelsi, Malika; Kalthoum-Cherif, Jamila; Vanderesse, Régis; Frochot, Céline; Guiavarc'h, Yann

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    Extraction of carotenoids from biological matrices and quantifications remains a difficult task. Accelerated solvent extraction was used as an efficient extraction process for carotenoids extraction from three fruits cultivated in Tunisia: kaki (Diospyros kaki L.), peach (Prunus persica L.) and apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.). Based on a design of experiment (DoE) approach, and using a binary solvent consisting of methanol and tetrahydrofuran, we could identify the best extraction conditions as being 40°C, 20:80 (v:v) methanol/tetrahydrofuran and 5 min of extraction time. Surprisingly and likely due to the high extraction pressure used (103 bars), these conditions appeared to be the best ones both for extracting xanthophylls such as lutein, zeaxanthin or β-cryptoxanthin and carotenes such as β-carotene, which present quite different polarities. Twelve surface responses were generated for lutein, zeaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin and β-carotene in kaki, peach and apricot. Further LC-MS analysis allowed comparisons in carotenoids profiles between the fruits. PMID:25872435

  14. High-level genetic diversity and complex population structure of Siberian apricot (Prunus sibirica L. in China as revealed by nuclear SSR markers.

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    Full Text Available Siberian apricot (Prunus sibirica L., an ecologically and economically important tree species with a high degree of tolerance to a variety of extreme environmental conditions, is widely distributed across the mountains of northeastern and northern China, eastern and southeastern regions of Mongolia, Eastern Siberia, and the Maritime Territory of Russia. However, few studies have examined the genetic diversity and population structure of this species. Using 31 nuclear microsatellites, we investigated the level of genetic diversity and population structure of Siberian apricot sampled from 22 populations across China. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 5 to 33, with an average of 19.323 alleles. The observed heterozygosity and expected heterozygosity ranged from 0.037 to 0.874 and 0.040 to 0.924 with average values of 0.639 and 0.774, respectively. A STRUCTURE-based analysis clustered all of the populations into four genetic clusters. Significant genetic differentiation was observed between all population pairs. A hierarchical analysis of molecular variance attributed about 94% of the variation to within populations. No significant difference was detected between the wild and semi-wild groups, indicating that recent cultivation practices have had little impact on the genetic diversity of Siberian apricot. The Mantel test showed that the genetic distance among the populations was not significantly correlated with geographic distance (r = 0.4651, p = 0.9940. Our study represents the most comprehensive investigation of the genetic diversity and population structure of Siberian apricot in China to date, and it provides valuable information for the collection of genetic resources for the breeding of Siberian apricot and related species.

  15. Genomic analysis reveals MATH gene(s) as candidate(s) for Plum pox virus (PPV) resistance in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.).

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    Zuriaga, Elena; Soriano, José Miguel; Zhebentyayeva, Tetyana; Romero, Carlos; Dardick, Chris; Cañizares, Joaquín; Badenes, Maria Luisa

    2013-09-01

    Sharka disease, caused by Plum pox virus (PPV), is the most important viral disease affecting Prunus species. A major PPV resistance locus (PPVres) has been mapped to the upper part of apricot (Prunus armeniaca) linkage group 1. In this study, a physical map of the PPVres locus in the PPV-resistant cultivar 'Goldrich' was constructed. Bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones belonging to the resistant haplotype contig were sequenced using 454/GS-FLX Titanium technology. Concurrently, the whole genome of seven apricot varieties (three PPV-resistant and four PPV-susceptible) and two PPV-susceptible apricot relatives (P. sibirica var. davidiana and P. mume) were obtained using the Illumina-HiSeq2000 platform. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the mapped interval, recorded from alignments against the peach genome, allowed us to narrow down the PPVres locus to a region of ∼196 kb. Searches for polymorphisms linked in coupling with the resistance led to the identification of 68 variants within 23 predicted transcripts according to peach genome annotation. Candidate resistance genes were ranked combining data from variant calling and predicted functions inferred from sequence homology. Together, the results suggest that members of a cluster of meprin and TRAF-C homology domain (MATHd)-containing proteins are the most likely candidate genes for PPV resistance in apricot. Interestingly, MATHd proteins are hypothesized to control long-distance movement (LDM) of potyviruses in Arabidopsis, and restriction for LDM is also a major component of PPV resistance in apricot. Although the PPV resistance gene(s) remains to be unambiguously identified, these results pave the way to the determination of the underlying mechanism and to the development of more accurate breeding strategies. PMID:23672686

  16. Comparison of the variability of apricot seedlings obtained from irradiated and non irradiated seeds of the same origin

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    The variability of apricot seedlings obtained after increasing amounts of low intensity gamma-ray irradiation was compared with the variability of a control population. Some trees with a double phenotype and more numerous trees with homogeneous phenotype but ''original'' for one or several characters, compared with the variability of control seedlings, were observed among the irradiated seedlings with a frequency not connected with the amount of treatment. All these trees could be considered as supposed mutants. Most of them showed and earlier ripening time than control seedlings (favourable result). One the other hand many also showed an early blooming time and/or a low fruitfulness (unfavourable). In the same way vigour and fruitfulness were excessively low for most of the trees obtained after sublethal irradiation (300 Gy). These results, as well as other observations, have led us to discuss the problem of screening M1 mutants, the agronomical advantages of results and the continuation of such a study

  17. Two-year comparison of the biochemical properties of polyphenol oxidase from Turkish Alyanak apricot (Prunus armenica L.).

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    Ünal, M Ümit; Şener, Aysun

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    Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) was extracted and purified from Turkish Alyanak apricot variety and its characteristics were studied in two consecutive years (2008 and 2009). Three isoenzymes (isoenzyme A1, A2 and B) were obtained upon ammonium sulfate fractionation, ion exchange chromatography using DEAE-Toyopearl 650 M and gel filtration chromatography using Sephadex G-100. The isoenzymes exhibited different kinetic properties. Furthermore, year-to-year variability in Km and Vmax values was significant. The pH optimum for enzyme activity was 4.98 for isoenzymes A1 and A2, and 5.8 for isoenzyme B. The isoenzymes A1 and B had optimum temperature at 30 °C in both years whereas isoenzyme A2 had maximum activity at 40 °C in 2008 and 30 °C in 2009. The inactivation kinetics parameters and the effects of inhibitors tested exhibited significant year-to-year variation. PMID:26213033

  18. Batch and fixed-bed adsorption of tartrazine azo-dye onto activated carbon prepared from apricot stones

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    Albroomi, H. I.; Elsayed, M. A.; Baraka, A.; Abdelmaged, M. A.

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    This work describes the potential of utilizing prepared activated carbon from apricot stones as an efficient adsorbent material for tartrazine (TZ) azo-dye removal in a batch and dynamic adsorption system. The results revealed that activated carbons with well-developed surface area (774 m2/g) and pore volume (1.26 cm3/g) can be manufactured from apricot stones by H3PO4 activation. In batch experiments, effects of the parameters such as initial dye concentration and temperature on the removal of the dye were studied. Equilibrium was achieved in 120 min. Adsorption capacity was found to be dependent on the initial concentration of dye solution, and maximum adsorption was found to be 76 mg/g at 100 mg/L of TZ. The adsorption capacity at equilibrium (q e) increased from 22.6 to 76 mg/g with an increase in the initial dye concentrations from 25 to 100 mg/L. The thermodynamic parameters such as change in free energy (ΔG 0), enthalpy (ΔH 0) and entropy (ΔS 0) were determined and the positive value of (ΔH) 78.1 (K J mol-1) revealed that adsorption efficiency increased with an increase in the process temperature. In fixed-bed column experiments, the effect of selected operating parameters such as bed depth, flow rate and initial dye concentration on the adsorption capacity was evaluated. Increase in bed height of adsorption columns leads to an extension of breakthrough point as well as the exhaustion time of adsorbent. However, the maximum adsorption capacities decrease with increases of flow rate. The breakthrough data fitted well to bed depth service time and Thomas models with high coefficient of determination, R 2 ≥ 94.

  19. Study on Preservability of the Low-sugar Preserved Apricots%低糖杏脯保藏性的研究

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    廖亮; 许建; 李瑾瑜; 朱正兰; 李焕荣

    2013-01-01

    Taking saimaiti apricots in Kuche Xinjiang as raw material,the preservability of low-sugar preserved apricots was researched.Sensory quality,color stability,microbiological stabilization as evaluation index,the influences of water content of preserved apricots,different color fixative,color fixative dosage,and water activity of preserved apricots on preservability of products were studied.The resuits showed that the effect of water content was significant on microbiological stabilization but not on the color stability.0.1% sulfite addition level of protection was available to good color effect.The storage stability of low-sugar apricot was good and had the best taste and good color when the moisture content of low-sugar apricot was in the range of 19% to 21% with vacuum packaging low-temperature storage.%以新疆库车赛买提杏为原料制作低糖杏脯,并研究其保藏性.以低糖杏脯的感官品质、色泽稳定性、微生物稳定性为评价指标,研究杏脯水分含量、护色剂种类及添加量、杏脯水分活度等因素对制品保藏性的影响.试验结果表明,低糖杏脯在贮藏过程中,水分含量对其色泽稳定性影响不显著,但对其微生物稳定性影响显著.低糖杏脯在加工过程中采用0.1%亚硫酸盐护色,控制水分含量(20±1)%左右,采用真空包装,在常温贮藏条件下能够保证低糖杏脯品质的稳定性.

  20. Selection of reference genes for gene expression studies in Siberian Apricot (Prunus sibirica L. Germplasm using quantitative real-time PCR.

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    Full Text Available Quantitative real time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction has been applied in a vast range of studies of gene expression analysis. However, real-time PCR data must be normalized with one or more reference genes. In this study, eleven putative consistently expressed genes (ACT, TUA, TUB, CYP, DNAj, ELFA, F-box27, RPL12, GAPDH, UBC and UBQ in nine Siberian Apricot Germplasms (including much variability were evaluated for their potential as references for the normalization of gene expression by NormFinder and geNorm programs. From our studies, ACT, UBC, CYP, UBQ and RPL12 as suitable for normalization were identified by geNorm, while UBC and CYP as the best pair by NormFinder. Moreover, UBC was selected as the most stably expressed gene by both algorithms in different Siberian Apricot seed samples. We also detected that a set of three genes (ACT, CYP and UBC by geNorm as control for normalization could lead to accurate results. Furthermore, the expression levels of oleosin gene were analyzed to validate the suitability of the selected reference genes. These obtained experimental results could make an important contribution to normalize real-time PCR data for gene expression analysis in Siberian Apricot Germplasm.

  1. Seasonal Variation of Cumulative CO2 Emission from a Vertisol Under Apricot Orchard in Semi-Arid Southeast Turkey

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    G.YILMAZ

    2012-01-01

    Understanding the factors affecting the CO2 emission from agricultural practices is crucial for global warming.A study was performed in an apricot orchard field in the experimental farm of the Harran University,Southeast Turkey,to i) quantify weekly and seasonal variations of the CO2 emissions from a Vertisol under apricot orchard; ii) evaluate the difference in CO2 emission between the area under trees and rows; and iii) assess the relationships between the amounts of CO2 emissions and environmental parameters for better use and management of the soils from the view point of carbon balance and flux in a semi-arid environment under drip irrigation.Soil CO2 emission measurements were performed during May 2008 and May 2010,from both under tree crowns (CO2-UC) and between tree rows (CO2-BR),on a weekly basis in southeast Turkey with a semi-arid climate.CO2 emissions were statistically correlated with weather and soil parameters such as air temperature,relative humidity,rainfall,soil water content,and soil temperature at various depths from 5 to 100 cm.The weekly emissions ranged from 82 to 1 110 kg CO2 ha-1 week-1 and from 96 to 782 kg CO2 ha-1 week-1 in CO2-UC and CO2-BR,respectively.Increase in CO2 emission in the second year was due to increases in mean air and soil temperatures.The weekly and monthly cumulative CO2 emissions were positively correlated with the air and soil temperatures.Multiple linear regression analysis explained 35% and 83% variations in average weekly and monthly CO2 emissions,by using meteorological data.Including the interaction effects of meteorological parameters in regression equations nearly doubled the variance explained by the regression models.According to stepwise regression analysis,soil and air temperatures were found to have the most significant impact on the temporal variability of the soil CO2 emission.

  2. Determination of seventeen polar/thermolabile pesticides in apples and apricots by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.

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    Zrostlíková, Jitka; Hajslová, Jana; Kovalczuk, Tomás; Stĕpán, Radim; Poustka, Jan

    2003-01-01

    A simple liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) approach for the determination of widely used representatives of polar/thermolabile pesticides in fruits was developed and validated. The group of pesticides comprised benzimidazoles and azoles (carbendazim, thiabendazole, imazalil, propiconazole, prochloraz, epoxiconazole, flusilazole, tebuconazole, bitertanol); N-methylcarbamates (carbaryl, carbofuran, methiocarb); and phenylureas and benzoylphenylureas (linuron, diflubenzuron, triflumuron, teflubenzuron, flufenoxuron). Matrixes (apple, apricot) were extracted with acetonitrile and crude extracts were cleaned up by solid-phase extraction (SPE) using either mixed cation exchange or hydrophilic lipophilic balance cartridges. LC separation of pesticides was performed on a reversed-phase column, Discovery C18. Electrospray ionization and ion trap MS/MS detection were applied. For most pesticides, overall recoveries ranged from 75 to 122%, and repeatability (as relative standard deviation) from 5 repetitive determinations of recovery ranged from 3 to 21%. Carbofuran was the only compound for which recovery was not satisfactory due to its loss in the SPE cleanup step. Limits of detection were 0.1-3 microg/kg for benzimidazole and azole fungicides and carbamate insecticides. For urea insecticides, detection limits were slightly higher (3-10 microg/kg). PMID:12852583

  3. Effect of nitrogen form (ammonium and nitrate on quantitative and qualitative indices of Tulipa gesneriana cv. Apricot parrot

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Effects of nutrient solutions on quantitative and qualitative indices of tulip (Tulipa gesneriana cv. Apricot parrot were studied in a completely randomized design with 5 nutrient solutions, 4 experimental units and 3 replications. Plants were fed with five nutrient solutions (S1, S2, S3, S4 and S5 having NH4+-N/total N ratios of 0, 0.038, 0.074, 0.11 and 0.14, respectively. All nutrient solutions had similar concentrations of mineral elements. The five treatments consisted of 2.5 meq/L total N, and concentration of all the nutrients was 8.4 meq/L. Based on the results, increasing the ammonium level in nutrient solutions decreased N and total protein storage in the bulbs, but increased N concentration in the shoots. The ammonium level had no significant effect on potassium concentration of shoots, but increased phosphorus concentration in the shoots. Maximum calcium and magnesium concentration in shoots, wet weight and length and diameter of flowering stem were obtained in plants fed with S2 solution. Increasing the ammonium level increased number of bulblets, but decreased their size. Increasing the ammonium level decreased time to flowering of bulbs. The highest longevity of cut flowers was observed in plants fed with S2 solution. In general, based on the results of this research, with increasing the ammonium level in the nutrients solution, the qualitative traits of tulip, such as length and diameter of flowering stem, were increased, but longevity of cut flowers and number of produced bulblets were decreased.

  4. In-vitro free radical scavenging activity of biosynthesized gold and silver nanoparticles using Prunus armeniaca (apricot) fruit extract

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    Dauthal, Preeti; Mukhopadhyay, Mausumi, E-mail: mausumi_mukhopadhyay@yahoo.com [S.V. National Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering (India)

    2013-01-15

    In-vitro free radical scavenging activity of biosynthesized gold (Au-NPs) and silver (Ag-NPs) nanoparticles was investigated in the present study. Natural precursor Prunus armeniaca (apricot) fruit extract was used as a reducing agent for the nanoparticle synthesis. The free radical scavenging activity of the nanoparticles were observed by modified 1,1 Prime -diphynyl-2-picrylhydrazyl, DPPH and 2,2 Prime -azinobis (3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid), ABTS assay. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive spectroscopy, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Appearance of optical absorption peak at 537 nm (2.20 keV) and 435 nm (3 keV) within 0.08 and 0.5 h of reaction time was confirmed the presence of metallic Au and Ag nanoclusters, respectively. Nearly spherical nanoparticles with majority of particle below 20 nm (TEM) for both Au-NPs and Ag-NPs were synthesized. XRD pattern confirmed the existence of pure nanocrystalline Au-NPs while few additional peaks in the vicinity of fcc silver-speculated crystallization of metalloproteins of fruit extract on the surface of the Ag-NPs and vice versa. FTIR spectra was supported the role of amino acids of protein/enzymes of fruit extract for synthesis and stabilization of nanoparticles. Dose-dependent scavenging activity was observed for Au-NPs and Ag-NPs in both DPPH and ABTS in-vitro assay. 50 % scavenging activity for DPPH were 11.27 and 16.18 mg and for ABTS 3.40 and 7.12 mg with Au-NPs and Ag-NPs, respectively.

  5. In-vitro free radical scavenging activity of biosynthesized gold and silver nanoparticles using Prunus armeniaca (apricot) fruit extract

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    In-vitro free radical scavenging activity of biosynthesized gold (Au-NPs) and silver (Ag-NPs) nanoparticles was investigated in the present study. Natural precursor Prunus armeniaca (apricot) fruit extract was used as a reducing agent for the nanoparticle synthesis. The free radical scavenging activity of the nanoparticles were observed by modified 1,1′-diphynyl-2-picrylhydrazyl, DPPH and 2,2′-azinobis (3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid), ABTS assay. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by UV–Visible spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive spectroscopy, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Appearance of optical absorption peak at 537 nm (2.20 keV) and 435 nm (3 keV) within 0.08 and 0.5 h of reaction time was confirmed the presence of metallic Au and Ag nanoclusters, respectively. Nearly spherical nanoparticles with majority of particle below 20 nm (TEM) for both Au-NPs and Ag-NPs were synthesized. XRD pattern confirmed the existence of pure nanocrystalline Au-NPs while few additional peaks in the vicinity of fcc silver-speculated crystallization of metalloproteins of fruit extract on the surface of the Ag-NPs and vice versa. FTIR spectra was supported the role of amino acids of protein/enzymes of fruit extract for synthesis and stabilization of nanoparticles. Dose-dependent scavenging activity was observed for Au-NPs and Ag-NPs in both DPPH and ABTS in-vitro assay. 50 % scavenging activity for DPPH were 11.27 and 16.18 mg and for ABTS 3.40 and 7.12 mg with Au-NPs and Ag-NPs, respectively.

  6. Effect of Salicylic Acid on Alleviating of Electrolyte Leakage and Flower Organ Damage in Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. cv. ‘Shahroudi’)

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    Morteza ALIREZAIE NOGHONDAR; Hassan BAYAT; Hossein NEAMATI

    2013-01-01

    One of the most important limiting factors in spread of apricot in Iran is late spring frost, which damages flower bud and decrease total yield of crop. It has been found that salicylic acid (SA) plays a beneficial role during plant response to chilling and freezing stresses. To evaluate the effects of salicylic acid on alleviating of cold stress, the flower buds (FBs) of Prunus armeniaca L. cv. ‘Shahroudi’ were sprayed at pink cluster stage with SA at 4 levels (0, 0.5, 1 and 2 mM) and were ...

  7. Effects of New Dietary Fiber from Japanese Apricot (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.) on Gut Function and Intestinal Microflora in Adult Mice

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    Nobuki Gato; Motoi Tamura; Yuriko Ohnishi; Tatsuya Kotani

    2011-01-01

    Much attention has been focused recently on functional foods. Ume, the Japanese name for the apricot of Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc., is an example of a Japanese traditional functional food. There are, however, few reports on the effects of fiber from this fruit on bowel function. With this objective, we prepared ume fiber to test the hypothesis that it can change gut function and intestinal flora in mice. Mice were fed an ume fiber (UF) or cellulose (CF) diet (control) for 40 days. The fecal w...

  8. 苦杏仁去皮热风干燥适宜温度提高油脂品质%Suitable hot air drying temperature improving quality of apricot kernel oil

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    焦中高; 吕真真; 刘杰超; 张春岭; 刘慧; 杨文博; 王思新

    2016-01-01

    为探索适宜的杏仁热风干燥温度,以热烫去皮处理后的湿杏仁为试验材料,研究了热风干燥不同温度对杏仁及其油脂的感官、理化和营养品质的影响。结果表明,经热烫去皮、干燥处理后可以得到颜色较浅的杏仁油,有利于提高杏仁油的感官品质,但会造成杏仁油过氧化值显著升高(P0.05);过氧化值呈上升趋势,且80℃以上干燥处理显著高于40℃和60℃干燥处理(P<0.05);总不饱和脂肪酸、油酸、亚油酸、十七碳烯酸、二十碳烷酸的比例及β-生育酚、δ-生育酚及总生育酚含量总体呈下降趋势,棕榈油酸、棕榈酸、硬脂酸的比例和β-谷甾醇、总甾醇含量总体呈升高趋势。低温干燥有利于提高杏仁油中生育酚含量,而提高干燥温度则有利于杏仁油中植物甾醇含量的提高。尤其是干燥温度为80℃以上时,杏仁油的品质变化加快。因此,为提高杏仁油理化与营养品质,杏仁脱皮后的干燥宜在80℃以下的较低温度条件下进行。研究结果可为杏仁干燥和高品质杏仁油加工提供参考。%In order to explore optimal drying method and technological conditions, the effects of different conditions of hot air drying on sensory quality, physico-chemical characteristics and nutrition properties of apricot kernels and apricot kernel oil were studied using the wet apricot kernels after decorticating with blanching treatment as test materials. The apricot kernels with a moisture content of 4.61% were blanched in boiling water for 10 min and decorticated, and then the decorticated wet apricot kernels with a moisture content of 17.93% were dried with hot air at different temperatures (40, 60, 80, 100 and 120℃) till the moisture content of apricot kernels was decreased to about 4%-5%. After extracting the oils from cooled apricot kernels using the petroleum ether with boiling point from 60 to 90℃ under ultrasonic

  9. Effect of Salicylic Acid on Alleviating of Electrolyte Leakage and Flower Organ Damage in Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. cv. ‘Shahroudi’

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available One of the most important limiting factors in spread of apricot in Iran is late spring frost, which damages flower bud and decrease total yield of crop. It has been found that salicylic acid (SA plays a beneficial role during plant response to chilling and freezing stresses. To evaluate the effects of salicylic acid on alleviating of cold stress, the flower buds (FBs of Prunus armeniaca L. cv. ‘Shahroudi’ were sprayed at pink cluster stage with SA at 4 levels (0, 0.5, 1 and 2 mM and were then exposed to artificial cold stress (4 h at -4°C or without cold stress (+ 25. Experimental attributes including electrolyte leakage of FBs and percentage of damage (PD of pistil, anthers and petals to temperature treatments were determined. The results showed that at -4°C the lowest and highest PD and EL of FBs were observed in application of 0.5 and 0 mM SA, respectively. The highest and lowest PD of flower organ and EL were obtained in application of 0 and 2 mM SA, respectively at +25°C. Based on the results of this experiment, SA alleviates the negative effect of cold stress on electrolyte leakage and flower organ damages in apricot cv. ‘Shahroudi’, depending on the concentrations of SA used.

  10. The Effect of Weather Conditions on Fruit Skin Colour Development and Pomological Characteristics of Four Apricot Cultivars Planted in Donja Zelina

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    Bernardica Milinović

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Research was conducted on four apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. cultivars of different ripening periods in Donja Zelina, during 2010 and 2011 growing seasons. Trees were planted in 2006, and grafted on a WaxWa rootstock. During 2010 growing season, ground- and over-colour of the fruit skin was measured from 97 to 114 days after full bloom (DAFB for cultivars ‘Hargrand’, ‘Harlayne’ and ‘Harogem’ and from 81 to 99 DAFB for cultivar ‘Pinkcot®’ colorimetrically multiple times in intervals of three to four days using the change in ground-colour of fruit skin from green to green – yellow as a indicator for fi rst measurement determined by colour chart for apricots. At harvest in 2010 and 2011, fruit weight, height, width and thickness, fruit flesh firmness and soluble solids content were determined as well.The most intensive changes were recorded in value a* of fruit skin ground- and over-colour in all four cultivars during the last 10 days before harvest in 2010, and ranged from 19.33 in cv. ‘Hargrand’ to 30.55 in cv. ‘Harogem’. Cv. ‘Pinkcot®’ and cv.‘Harogem’ have developed higher b* values of fruit skin ground-colour then cultivars ‘Hargrand’ and ‘Harlayne’ in 2010, reaching values of 47.79 and 47.30, respectively.At harvest in 2011, values a* and b* were signifi cantely lower then in 2010 for all four cultivars, however bigger differences were recorded in cv. ‘Harogem’ and cv. ‘Pinkcot®’. For measured pomological characteristics at harvest, significant differences were observed between cultivars in both growing seasons for all measured characteristics, except for cv. ‘Hargrand’. The biggest difference in fruit weight, height, width and thickness was observed in cv. ‘Harlayne’.Results suggest that high temperature fluctuations and below average precipitations influenced the fruit skin colour and quality parameters of apricots in the sense of smaller chromaticity values.

  11. The Effect of Weather Conditions on Fruit Skin Colour Development and Pomological Characteristics of Four Apricot Cultivars Planted in Donja Zelina

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    Bernardica Milinović

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Research was conducted on four apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. cultivars of different ripening periods in Donja Zelina, during 2010 and 2011 growing seasons. Trees were planted in 2006, and grafted on a WaxWa rootstock. During 2010 growing season, ground- and over-colour of the fruit skin was measured from 97 to 114 days after full bloom (DAFB for cultivars ‘Hargrand’, ‘Harlayne’ and ‘Harogem’ and from 81 to 99 DAFB for cultivar ‘Pinkcot®’ colorimetrically multiple times in intervals of three to four days using the change in ground-colour of fruit skin from green to green – yellow as a indicator for fi rst measurement determined by colour chart for apricots. At harvest in 2010 and 2011, fruit weight, height, width and thickness, fruit flesh firmness and soluble solids content were determined as well.The most intensive changes were recorded in value a* of fruit skin ground- and over-colour in all four cultivars during the last 10 days before harvest in 2010, and ranged from 19.33 in cv. ‘Hargrand’ to 30.55 in cv. ‘Harogem’. Cv. ‘Pinkcot®’ and cv. ‘Harogem’ have developed higher b* values of fruit skin ground-colour then cultivars ‘Hargrand’ and ‘Harlayne’ in 2010, reaching values of 47.79 and 47.30, respectively.At harvest in 2011, values a* and b* were signifi cantely lower then in 2010 for all four cultivars, however bigger differences were recorded in cv. ‘Harogem’ and cv. ‘Pinkcot®’. For measured pomological characteristics at harvest, significant differences were observed between cultivars in both growing seasons for all measured characteristics, except for cv. ‘Hargrand’. The biggest difference in fruit weight, height, width and thickness was observed in cv. ‘Harlayne’.Results suggest that high temperature fluctuations and below average precipitations influenced the fruit skin colour and quality parameters of apricots in the sense of smaller chromaticity values.

  12. 杏皮渣中类胡萝卜素的提取工艺研究%Study on Extraction of Carotenoids from Skin Residue of Apricot

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    贺小贸; 刘昌蒙

    2013-01-01

    类胡萝卜素普遍存在于动物、高等植物等中的黄色、橙红色或红色的色素之中,具有广泛的生理活性,如抗氧化、防癌症、预防夜盲症等.随着对天然类胡萝卜素制品的需求量的增加,果渣或其他下脚料成为获取天然类胡萝卜素的新途径之一.本文中合理利用杏酒发酵过程中的下脚料-杏皮渣,以无水乙醇∶丙酮(3∶7)为提取溶剂,结果表明当料液比为1∶15、提取温度55℃、提取时间120 min、重复操作2次时,类胡萝卜素的得率最高,可达228.62 μg/g.%Carotenoids are groups of important bioactive compounds, which possess important physiological functions as anu'oxidant, anti-aging, and preventing cancer or cardiovascular disease. With the growing demand of natural Carotenoids, people focus on the pomace or some processing wastes, gradually. In consideration of comprehensive utilization of the waste from apricot wine fermentation- residues, the effect of organic solvents on carotenoids from apricot residues was researched in this paper. The experimental results showed that the best solvent was the mixture of absolute ethyl alcohol-acetone (3:7) and the optimal parameters were as follows: the Carotenoids were extracted at 55 ℃ for 120minutes, at the ratio between material and solvent of 1:15, operated twice totally. Under the conditions, the yield of Carotenoids from apricot skin residue could reach up to228.62 μg/g.

  13. Apricot and pumpkin oils reduce plasma cholesterol and triacylglycerol concentrations in rats fed a high-fat diet

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    Ramadan, Mohamed F.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Non-conventional oilseeds are being taken into greater consideration because their constituents have unique chemical properties and may increase the supply of edible oils. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of apricot kernel oil (AO and pumpkin kernel oil (PO on the lipid profiles and liver functions of rats fed high fat diets. The high fat diet resulted in great alterations in plasma lipid profiles and liver functions. Twenty-four male albino rats were used over a 28 day period. The animals were divided into 4 groups, where group 1 represents the negative control which were a fed basal diet, while group 2 received a high fat diet to serve as the hypercholesterolemic group (positive control. The other two groups were given a high fat diet supplemented with AO and PO. Group 3 was treated daily with AO (1g/Kg body weight, while group 4 was treated with PO (1g/Kg body weight. The plasma lipid profile and liver functions in the different groups were determined after 14 and 28 days. The rats in the treated groups (AO and PO showed significantly lower levels of total cholesterol (TC, total triglycerides (TG, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C, alanine-aminotransferase (ALT and aspartateaminotransferase (AST activities as well as high levels of high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C and total protein in comparison with the hypercholesterolemic group. It could be concluded that AO and PO under study are useful for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.

    Las semillas oleaginosas no convencionales están siendo consideradas debido a que sus componentes tienen propiedades químicas únicas y pueden aumentar la oferta de los aceites comestibles. El propósito del presente estudio fue investigar el efecto de los aceites de semilla de albaricoque (AO y de calabaza (PO sobre los perfiles de lípidos y las funciones del hígado de ratas alimentadas con una dieta rica en grasas. Las dietas ricas en grasas dan lugar

  14. 凉山州鲜食杏采果后的管理技术措施%Post-Harvest Management of Fresh-Edible Apricot in Liang Shan

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    李元良; 陈雪梅; 王凤屏; 李瑞成; 余启茂

    2012-01-01

    简述四川凉山州鲜食杏金太阳、凯特等优良品种在采果后、落叶前应采用的肥水管理、整形修剪、病虫害防治、促花等管理技术措施,以促进树体的生长发育,提高产量。%In this paper, post-harvest management of two fresh-edible apricot cuhivars ( Golden Sun and Kate ) was described briefly. Fertilizer and water management, training and pruning, disease and insect prevention and promoting flowering are very important for tree growth and yield.

  15. Analysis of Sugars and Organic Acids in Fruits of Zhenzhuyouxing Apricot by High Performance Liquid Chromatography%珍珠油杏果实搪酸组分的高效液相色谱分析

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    王海波; 杨建明; 李慧峰; 李林光

    2011-01-01

    Zhenzhuyouxing apricot was a rare local variety in Shandong Province. The sugars and organic acids in the apricot fruits were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The results showed that the soluble sugars in the fruit flesh included sucrose, glucose and fructose. The content of sucrose taking up 70. 53% of total sugars was substantially higher than the contents of the other two sugars. The organic acids in the fruit flesh included oxalic acid, malic acid, acetic acid, citric acid and succinic acid, of which, malic acid taking up 58.58% of total acids was the dominant acid, then the citric acid. According to the classification of apricot cultivars, Zhenzhuyouxing apricot belonged to the malic - acid type.%以山东省珍稀地方名产珍珠油杏为试材,采用高效液相色谱技术对其果实的糖酸组分进行了分析.结果表明:珍珠油杏果实含有3种糖组分:果糖、葡萄糖、蔗糖;5种有机酸组分:草酸、苹果酸、乙酸、柠檬酸、琥珀酸.糖组分以蔗糖含量最高,占糖总量的70.53%,其次为葡萄糖,果糖含量最低;有机酸组分以苹果酸较高,占酸总量的58.58%,柠檬酸次之,琥珀酸、乙酸、草酸含量较低.珍珠油杏属于苹果酸型杏品种.

  16. Establishment and evaluation of primary core collection of apricot (Armeniaca vulgaris) germplasm%普通杏(Prunus armeniaca)初级核心种质资源的构建及评价

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    章秋平; 刘威生; 刘宁; 张玉萍; 郁香荷; 孙猛; 徐铭

    2009-01-01

    核心种质的构建不仅能够提高种质圃资源的保存效率、方便资源的管理,而且有利于种质资源的深入研究和种质创新.以国家果树种质熊岳李杏圃中保存的447份普通杏为材料,利用40个农艺性状的鉴定数据,对核心种质构建的几种聚类取样方案进行比较,明确了杏初级核心种质构建的最佳取样方案.在按品种类群分组的基础上,采用S策略经过多次聚类抽样,获得由111份种质材料组成的初级核心样本集,占总体样本比例25%.对该初级核心种质遗传多样性进行检测和评价,结果表明本研究所构建的初级核心种质能够很好地保留普通杏种质资源的遗传多样性.%The core collection has been well accepted as a useful way to improve the efficiency of crop germplasm evaluation, conservation and utilization.In order to characterize and utilize the germplasm more efficiently for further apricot improve-ment,the available morphological and agronomic data of apricot were analyzed for developing a core collection.Total of 447 accessions of apricot (Armeniaca vulgaris L.) gcrmplasm collected by the Xiongyue National Germplasm Repository for Plums and Apricots and 40 agronomic traits of them were used for studying the optimal clustering method for primary core collection of apricot.The whole collection was grouped by origin locations, then based on the data of the agronomic traits, the accessions in each origin location were clustered by SPSS program.The primary core collection consisting of 111 accessions, which was 25% of the whole collection, were randomly selected by Improved Least Distance Stepwise Sampling strategy (ILDSS) form this group whole collection accessions.The genetic diversity of primary core collection were compared with the whole collection,which showed that the genetic variation in the primary core collection was well presented in the whole col-lection based on comparison of diversity index of the involved

  17. 大果早熟杏新品种'岱玉'%A New Large Fruit and Early Maturing Apricot Cultivar 'Daiyu'

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    赵进红; 王玉山; 冯殿齐; 赵勇; 刘忆谊

    2011-01-01

    ‘Daiyu’ is a new superior cultivar selected from populations of local aprioct in Mountain Taishan. The fruit is large. The average fruit weight is 105 g. The content of soluble solids is 14.5%. It has sweet taste, excellent quality, sugary almond and fruit storability and transport. The fruit development period is about 60 days, 20 days earlier than ‘Katy’ apricot. It is resistant to bacterial shot-hole and brown rot, with high and stable yielding.%'岱玉'杏是从泰山地方杏种群中选育出的优良新品种.果个大,平均单果质量105 g,可溶性固形物含量14.5%,品质上等,仁甜,果实耐贮运.果实发育期60 d左右,比'凯特'杏早熟20 do丰产,稳产,抗细菌性穿孔病及褐腐病.

  18. Effects of new dietary fiber from Japanese Apricot (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.) on gut function and intestinal microflora in adult mice.

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    Tamura, Motoi; Ohnishi, Yuriko; Kotani, Tatsuya; Gato, Nobuki

    2011-01-01

    Much attention has been focused recently on functional foods. Ume, the Japanese name for the apricot of Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc., is an example of a Japanese traditional functional food. There are, however, few reports on the effects of fiber from this fruit on bowel function. With this objective, we prepared ume fiber to test the hypothesis that it can change gut function and intestinal flora in mice. Mice were fed an ume fiber (UF) or cellulose (CF) diet (control) for 40 days. The fecal weight, fecal lipids, plasma lipids and cecal composition of the microflora were analyzed. The amount of feces was significantly greater in the UF group than in the CF group (p < 0.01). The fecal lipids content (% DW) of the feces sampled on the final day of the experiment were significantly greater in the UF group than in the CF group (p < 0.01). Plasma non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) concentrations tended to be lower in the UF compared to the CF group (p = 0.058). Occupation ratios of Bacteroides and Clostridium cluster IV were significantly greater in the cecal flora of the UF group. Our results suggest that ume fiber possesses the fecal lipid excretion effects and feces bulking effects. PMID:21731428

  19. Effects of New Dietary Fiber from Japanese Apricot (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc. on Gut Function and Intestinal Microflora in Adult Mice

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Much attention has been focused recently on functional foods. Ume, the Japanese name for the apricot of Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc., is an example of a Japanese traditional functional food. There are, however, few reports on the effects of fiber from this fruit on bowel function. With this objective, we prepared ume fiber to test the hypothesis that it can change gut function and intestinal flora in mice. Mice were fed an ume fiber (UF or cellulose (CF diet (control for 40 days. The fecal weight, fecal lipids, plasma lipids and cecal composition of the microflora were analyzed. The amount of feces was significantly greater in the UF group than in the CF group (p < 0.01. The fecal lipids content (% DW of the feces sampled on the final days of the experiment were significantly greater in the UF group than in the CF group (p < 0.01. Plasma non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA concentrations tended to be lower in the UF compared to the CF group (p = 0.058. Occupation ratios of Bacteroides and Clostridium cluster IV were significantly greater in the cecal flora of the UF group. Our results suggest that ume fiber possesses the fecal lipid excretion effects and feces bulking effects.

  20. Improving knowledge of plant tissue culture and media formulation by neurofuzzy logic: a practical case of data mining using apricot databases.

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    Gago, Jorge; Pérez-Tornero, Olaya; Landín, Mariana; Burgos, Lorenzo; Gallego, Pedro P

    2011-10-15

    Plant tissue growth can be regulated and controlled via culture media composition. A number of different laborious and time-consuming approaches have been used to attempt development of optimized media for a wide range of species and applications. However, plant tissue culture is a very complex task, and the identification of the influences of process factors such as mineral nutrients or plant growth regulators on a wide spectrum of growth responses cannot always well comprehended. This study employs a new approach, data mining, to uncover and integrate knowledge hidden in multiple data from plant tissue culture media formulations using apricot micropropagation databases as an example. Neurofuzzy logic technology made it possible to identify relationships among several factors (cultivars, mineral nutrients and plant growth regulators) and growth parameters (shoots number, shoots length and productivity), extracting biologically useful information from each database and combining them to create a model. The IF-THEN rule sets generated by neurofuzzy logic were completely in agreement with previous findings based on statistical analysis, but advantageously generated understandable and reusable knowledge that can be applied in future plant tissue culture media optimization. PMID:21676490

  1. Research of extraction technology of the melanin from core-shell of wild apricots using response surface analysis%响应面法对山杏核壳黑色素提取工艺的研究

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    李军; 张乔会; 蓝晶晶; 王建中

    2012-01-01

    With less utilization, core-shell of wild apricot was the scarps of production. On the basis of single factor experiments,the optimum conditions for the extraction of the melanin from core-shell of wild apricot were obtained through Box-Benhnken center-united experiment design and response surface methodology.The results showed that the optimum conditions of extraction of the melanin from core-shell of wild apricot were as follows: liquid ratio 1:20, temperature 60℃,alkali concentration tmol/L,time 4h.Under this condition,the maximal yield of melanin was up to 8.33%.%山杏核壳是生产中的下脚料,开发利用较少。以山杏核壳为原料提取黑色素,通过响应面法优化工艺条件。在单因素实验基础上选取实验因素与水平,根据Box—Benhnken中心组合实验设计原理采用四因素三水平的响应面分析法。得到最佳提取工艺为:料液比1:20,温度60℃,碱液浓度1mol/L,时间4h;在此条件下,提取得率可达8.33%。

  2. Initial Research of Apricot Fruit Harvesting Vibration Energy Transfer%杏果树激振收获能量传递的初步研究

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    罗建清

    2016-01-01

    In order to solve the problem of the apricot fruit harvest mechanical vibration.According to the Xinjiang field fruit harvesting requirements, introduces the basic principle of energy transfer test vibration harvesting process, through vibration test of fruit trees in different position of external excitation force, data acquisition output by using the strain data acquisition system, with high-speed photography of apricot trees dynamic real-time image capture process record. Through the acquisition of strain data and image motion analysis processing.Obtained in process of vibration type recovery, energy transfer and the clamping position on.When selecting the excitation point branch holding the best location point is 27.5mm, the branches reach resonance frequency, obtain the maximum energy;energy loss processes in the branches in the energy transfer;the angle of branch and trunk is of the smaller to get more energy, more conducive to fruit vibration off.To provide theoretical basis and technical guidance for the further research of vibration type fruit mechanical.%为解决杏果实机械振动式采收的问题,根据新疆实地果品采收要求,介绍了激振式收获过程能量传递试验的基本原理,并通过在果树不同位置外加激振力进行振动试验,利用应变数据采集系统进行数据采集输出,借助高速摄像对果树振动过程进行实时图像捕捉记录。通过对采集应变数据及图像进行运动分析处理可知:在振动式采收过程中,能量传递与夹持位置有关。当选取树枝上激振点距夹持点的最佳位置为27.5mm 时,树枝上达到共振频率,获得的能量最大;能量在树枝传递的过程中存在能量的损失;分支与主枝干夹角越小,获得的能量越大,越有利于果实振动脱落。该研究可以为水果机械振动式的进一步研究提供理论基础和技术指导。

  3. 1-MCP/肉桂/OHAA复合保鲜剂对小白杏贮藏效果研究%Fresh-keeping effect of 1-MCP/Cinnamon/OHAA compoumd preservatives used in the preservation of apricot

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    李述刚; 于军; 黄英; 许倩

    2013-01-01

    OHAA(Oxyethyene higher aliphatic alcohol)and extracts from cinnamon were chosen as the freshkeeping materials.The different preservation effects on apricots by using]-MCP,]% OHAA and extracts from cinnamon were discussed under such conditions (the storage temperature was about (0 ± 1)℃ and the relative humidity was about 80%~90%).The results showed that after storage for 56d,examined by such indexes as decay rate,weightlessness rate,hardness,soluble solids and Vc content 1.0mg/L 1-MCP for 48h and coated by 1 % OHAA/0.18% cinnamon extracts could significantly prolong the storage of apricot.After being processed by the conditions,apricot were better than other control groups,the treatment could prolong the storage period of apricot,it played a significant storage effect.%以环氧乙烷高级脂肪醇(Oxyethyene higher aliphatic alcohol,OHAA)、肉桂提取物为保鲜材料,在贮藏温度为(0±1)℃、相对湿度为80% ~90%的贮藏条件下,探讨1-MCP、OHAA和肉桂提取物对小白杏的贮藏保鲜效果.实验结果表明:经过56d的贮藏,无论从腐烂率、失重率、硬度变化,还是可溶性固形物、Vc含量等指标均可看出经1%OHAA/0.18%肉桂提取物复合处理的小白杏(经过1.0mg/L1-MCP熏蒸48h)保鲜效果显著;处理后的杏果均优于其它对照组,说明该处理能延长小白杏贮藏期,起到了明显的贮藏保鲜效果.

  4. Optimization of Extraction Process for Melanin Pigment from Apricot Kernel Skin%杏仁种皮黑色素提取工艺优化

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    李巨秀; 李红姣; 赵忠; 夏秋敏; 朱海兰

    2012-01-01

    Melanin is a kind of complex polymeric phenolic compound,which can be used in the field of medicine,cosmetics,food and electron.In this work,melanin was extracted from apricot kernel skin by alkaline extraction,acid hydrolysis,and repeated precipitation,and one-factor-at-a-time and orthogonal array design methods were used to optimize four extraction conditions including NaOH concentration,extraction temperature,extraction time and material-to-liquid ratio based on melanin yield.Three extraction conditions except extraction time had a highly significant effect on melanin yield(P 0.01),and could be ranked in descending order of importance as follows: extraction temperature NaOH concentration material-to-liquid ratio.The optimal extraction conditions were NaOH concentration of 0.4 mol/L,extraction temperature of 80 ℃,and extraction duration of 6 h,and material-to-liquid ratio of 1:20.Under these conditions,the yield of melanin was 7.2%.%以杏仁种皮为试验材料,采用碱溶解酸沉淀的方法提取黑色素,以氢氧化钠溶液浓度、提取温度、提取时间、料液比为考察因素,以黑色素得率为指标,通过单因素和正交试验,研究山杏种皮黑色素的提取工艺。结果表明:氢氧化钠浓度、提取温度、料液比3个因素对黑色素的得率均表现出极显著(P〈0.01)影响;3个因素对黑色素提取得率影响的主次顺序为提取温度〉氢氧化钠浓度〉料液比;最佳工艺为氢氧化钠浓度0.4mol/L、提取温度80℃、提取时间6h、料液比1:20(g/mL),黑色素得率达到7.2%。

  5. Identification of the pathogens of postharvest apricot fruit diseases and indoor screening of fungicides%杏采后病害病原菌鉴定及室内药剂筛选

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    张瑾; 徐秉良; 梁巧兰; 张文利; 吴步梅

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] To identify the main pathogens causing fruit rot of storage apricots and screen the effective fungicides, so as to prolong the storage period of apricots and decrease the losses. [Method] Isolation and identification, as well as pathogenicity test and return inoculation experiments were made for the pathogen causing fruit rot of storage apricots in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province. The effective fungicides for the main pathogens were also screened in the laboratory. [Result] Six fungi were identified as the pathogens causing fruit rot of storage apricots, which were Trichothecium roseum Lk. Ex Fr., Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissl., Rhizopus nigricans (Ehrenb), Penicillium frequentans, Botrytis cinerea and Monilinia laxa (Aderh. & Ruhl.) Honey. The main pathogens causing postharvest diseases of apricots were A. Alternata, R. Nigricans and T. Roseum. The isolation frequencies of them were 28. 5%, 48. 9% and 9. 4%, respectively. After artificial inoculation with or without wounds, the incidence of fruits infected by A. Alternata, R. Nigricans and T. Roseum were 100%, 100% and 83%, respectively. The results of chemical screening showed that, in PDA media plate, the fludioxonil (50%WP) and iprodione (50% SC) were most effective in controlling the three main pathogens, and the average effect reached more than 94%. The test of fungicides antisepsis of fruits showed that apricots were dipped in the 9000× diluted solution of fludioxonil (50%WP) or in the 1000 X diluted solution of iprodione (50%SC) for 3 min and stored at room temperature (25℃) for 7 days and 13 days. The control effects of fludioxonil against T. Roseum, A. Alternata and R. Nigricans were 78.3%/65%, 79% /67.5% and 80.3%/69.6%, respectively, and the con-trol effects of iprodione were 76%/64.3%, 78. 3%/64.4% and 78.6%/66.4%, respectively. [Conclusion] Theresults may provide a reference for the control of postharvest diseases of apricots.%[目的]确定引起杏采后病害的主要病原菌及

  6. 壳寡糖对杏果实抗病性及活性氧代谢的影响%Effect of Oligochitosan Treatment on Induce Disease Resistance and Active Oxygen Metabolism in Apricot Fruits

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    阿衣木古丽·艾赛提; 王英; 贾盼盼; 朱璇

    2015-01-01

    The objective of the study was to explore the effect of oligochitosan treatment on active oxygen metabolism of apricot fruits. The Saimaiti apricot fruit (Prunus armeniacal) was used as materials and treated by vacuum infiltration 0.50%oligochitosan solution (molecular weight:5,000 u). The treated apricot fruit were stored at 4℃, 90%-95%RH. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), peroxidase (POD), ascorbic acid peroxidase (APX) the related active oxygen metabolism, super oxygen anion (O2-·) production rate and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) content were determined. Results indicated that the disease incidence in oligochitosan -treated fruits was significantly lower than that in control fruits. Oligochitosan treatment accelerated H2O2 content and ·production rate. The activities of SOD,POD,APX and CAT were enhanced. The studies suggested that oligochitosan-treated can decreased the disease incidence , accelerated biosynesis of hydrogen H2O2,enhanced activities of SOD,CAT,POD and APX, improved the disease resistance of apricot fruits.%为研究壳寡糖处理对杏果实贮藏期间抗病作用中活性氧变化的影响。以新疆塞买提杏为试验材料,选用分子量5000 u、浓度为0.50%的壳寡糖对杏果实进行减压渗透处理。处理后的杏果实贮藏在温度为4℃、RH 90%~95%的冷库中,定期测定杏果实接种发病率、病斑直径、超氧化物歧化酶(Superoxide dismutase, SOD)、过氧化氢酶(Catalase, CAT)、过氧化物酶(Peroxidase, POD)、抗坏血酸过氧化物酶(Ascorbate peroxidase, APX)的活性和超氧阴离子(Superoxide anion,·)产生速率及过氧化氢(Peroxide, H2O2)的含量。结果表明,壳寡糖处理的杏果实发病率显著低于对照果实,且可诱导杏果实早期·和H2O2的含量的积累,并使·产生速率和H2O2含量在杏果实贮藏后期保持在较低水平,增强了杏果实中SOD、CAT、POD和APX的活性。说明壳寡糖处理

  7. Identification of Self-incompatibility SFB Genes for Apricot Cultivars in Xinjiang Area%新疆主栽杏品种自交不亲和SFB基因的检测

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    刘月霞; 冯建荣; 王大江; 樊新民; 姜新

    2011-01-01

    In order to identify SFB gene associated with self-incompatibility of apricot cultivars in Xinjiang area systematically, five pairs of primers designed according to the conserved sequences of Rosaceae SFB were used for specific PCR amplification of 25 mainly apricot cultivars in Xinjiang. The specific fragments amplified successfully were cloned and sequenced. The results showed: The primer combination Ⅱ-l、 Ⅳ-2, 1- Ⅰ、 1-Ⅱ was the best optional; Five different size fragments and 14 different genes were cloned from 18 apricot cultivars. Searches for homology with our sequences publicly available DNA databases revealed 2 SFB gene fragments (SFB-36, SFB-42) had been deposited in the GenBank (Accession No: EF062342) as SFB-13, and the other 12 SFB gene fragments were novel SFB genes,temporarily named as: SFB-30, SFB-31, SFB-32, SFB-33, SFB-34, SFB-35, SFB-37, SFB-38, SFB-39,SFB-40, SFB-41 and SFB-43. Comparison of amino acid sequences of this 14 SFB gene fragments in apricot revealed three conserved regions and two high variability regions. Sixty-two SFB genes in Rosaceae Prunus genus were used to form their phyligenetic tree. The evolutionary relationships showed SFB genes did not form a distinct cluster within species. Intra-species similarity was not higher than inter-species one.%为系统鉴定新疆主栽杏品种自交不亲和SFB基因型,以新疆25个主栽杏品种为试材,利用蔷薇科保守序列设计引物对叶片基因组DNA进行SFB基因特异PCR扩增,筛选出有效的扩增引物;对成功扩增的杏品种的特异条带克隆测序,在GenBank上进行BLASTN比对,确定各品种的SFB基因型.结果显示:引物组合Ⅱ-1,Ⅳ-2,1-Ⅰ,1-Ⅱ对新疆杏品种的扩增效果最好,成功地在18个品种上扩增出了5种大小不同的条带,14种不同的基因型,其中两个基因(SFB-36,SFB-42)与GenBank上已经登录的SFB-13 (the Accession No.EF062342)为同一基因,其余12个为新基因,暂命名为:SFB-30,SFB-31,SFB-32

  8. Enzymatic hydrolysis of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) kernel protein by Alcalase and its antioxidative activity%杏仁蛋白Alcalase水解工艺及其体外抗氧化活性的研究

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    王丽媛; 仇农学; 刘宁

    2009-01-01

    Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) kernel protein was hydrolyzed with Alcalase protease for its more comprehensive use. To estimate the hydrolysis effects, the degree of hydrolysis (DH) were investigated. On the basis of single factor tests, the optimal hydrolysis conditions were determined by orthogonal experiments by investigating the DH and DPPH radical-scavenging activity. The results indicated that the optimal conditions of preparing the apricot kernel protein hydrolysates with strong antioxidant capacity were as follows: pH 8.0, temperature 55 ℃, ratio of enzyme concentration to substrate concentration 4%, substrate concentration 5%. Under such conditions, the DH was 21.02% and the DPPH radical-scavenging activity of the hydrolysate was 66.13%.%为深入开发利用杏仁蛋白资源,采用Alcalase蛋白酶水解杏仁蛋白,以水解度为指标对酶解过程进行研究,在单因素试验基础上以水解度和DPPH自由基清除率为指标进行酶解正交试验.结果表明制备抗氧化能力较强的杏仁蛋白水解物的最佳条件为:pH 8.0,温度55 ℃,酶底比4%,底物浓度5%.在此条件下进行水解试验,水解度为21.02%,水解物对DPPH自由基的清除率为66.13%.

  9. 新疆库车县杏树流胶病发生危害的调查研究%Survey and Research on Occurrence and Damage of Apricot Tree Gummosis Disease in Kuche,Xinjiang

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    蒋萍; 阿依努尔·塔依尔

    2011-01-01

    In July,2010, a survey about occurrence and damage of apricot gummosis disease was made in Kuche county,Xinjiang. The result showed that the average incidence of disease was 95. 6%,the highest was 100% and the average index of disease was 58. 9,the highest index was 85. 0 in the field and apricot orchards. There are two main gummosis types, a lenticels and wonud gummosis, the latter was aroused by mechanical blemish, insect population and crack of tree bark et al. The proportion of the gummosis type was different because of the specific situation and management level of the orchard. With time going on, the colour of new glue in that very year was gradually deepening and the glue liquids from insect holes were bright yellow originally, and finally became white. The quality of the glue gradually became hard, there were bona-breakings on it. When the glues met with rain,they would turn to be soft. When dissecting gummosis scab organizations, there were browning rot of different degrees in ill parts and the glue liquid flew from formed laminar flow between phloem and xylem.%2010年7月对新疆库车县杏树流胶病发病情况进行了调查.结果表明,被调查杏园的田间平均发病率为95.6%,最高100%;平均病情指数为58.9,最高85.0.流胶主要有皮孔流胶和伤口流胶两大类型,其中伤口流胶又可分为机械损伤、虫口、树皮裂缝等情况,其所占比例因果园的具体情况不同而异.一般当年新出胶液随时间的延长颜色逐渐加深变褐色,由虫口流出的胶液初为透亮淡黄色最后变为白色.胶体质地逐渐变硬并出现龟裂,遇雨后变软;解剖流胶病斑组织,可见发病部位有不同程度的褐变腐烂,胶液由韧皮部和木质部间的形成层流出.

  10. Effect of Ethylene Inhibitors on Quality Attributes of Apricot cv. Modesto and Patterson during Storage Efecto de los Inhibidores de Etileno sobre Atributos de Calidad de Damascos, Variedades Modesto y Patterson durante Almacenamiento

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L. fruit are highly susceptible to flesh softening, loss of flavor and fruit decay, particularly during postharvest storage. Most of these quality changes observed during fruit ripening are under ethylene regulation. We performed a study with the objective of determining the effect of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP and aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG applications on quality attributes of Modesto and Patterson apricot cultivars. 1-MCP was applied at a rate of 1000 and 10 000 nL L-1 of SmartFresh™, and AVG at a rate 100 and 1000 mg L-1 of Retain®. Quality evaluations were performed after 20 and 30 days of cold storage and after a shelf-life period of 3-4 days at 20 °C. In general, both ethylene inhibitors were effective in reducing the ethylene production rate, especially in Patterson. Fruit softening and color development showed ethylene-dependent behavior, with significant reductions for both varieties in fruit treated with 1-MCP and AVG. On the other hand, soluble solids concentration and titratable acidity showed an ethylene-independent pattern, i.e. they were not affected by ethylene inhibitors applications. Among volatile compounds identified, esters and aldehydes showed ethylene-dependent behavior in both varieties. On the other hand, alcohols and terpenes were not affected by ethylene inhibition, suggesting ethylene-independent behavior.El damasco (Prunus armeniaca L. es muy susceptible al ablandamiento de la pulpa, pérdida de sabor y pudriciones, especialmente durante postcosecha. Muchos de estos cambios que ocurren durante maduración son regulados por etileno. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar el cambio de la calidad de damascos var. Modesto y Patterson tratados con 1-metilciclopropeno (1-MCP y aminoetoxivinilglicina (AVG. Las dosis utilizadas fueron de 1000 y 10 000 nL L-1 de 1-MCP (SmartFresh™, 100 y 1000 mg L-1 de AVG (Retain® 15% p/p y su respectivo testigo. Las evaluaciones se realizaron

  11. Characterization of New Isolates of Apricot vein clearing-associated virus and of a New Prunus-Infecting Virus: Evidence for Recombination as a Driving Force in Betaflexiviridae Evolution.

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    Full Text Available Double stranded RNAs from Prunus samples gathered from various surveys were analyzed by a deep-sequencing approach. Contig annotations revealed the presence of a potential new viral species in an Azerbaijani almond tree (Prunus amygdalus and its genome sequence was completed. Its genomic organization is similar to that of the recently described Apricot vein clearing associated virus (AVCaV for which two new isolates were also characterized, in a similar fashion, from two Japanese plums (Prunus salicina from a French germplasm collection. The amino acid identity values between the four proteins encoded by the genome of the new virus have identity levels with those of AVCaV which fall clearly outside the species demarcation criteria. The new virus should therefore be considered as a new species for which the name of Caucasus prunus virus (CPrV has been proposed. Phylogenetic relationships and nucleotide comparisons suggested that together with AVCaV, CPrV could define a new genus (proposed name: Prunevirus in the family Betaflexiviridae. A molecular test targeting both members of the new genus was developed, allowing the detection of additional AVCaV isolates, and therefore extending the known geographical distribution and the host range of AVCaV. Moreover, the phylogenetic trees reconstructed with the amino acid sequences of replicase, movement and coat proteins of representative Betaflexiviridae members suggest that Citrus leaf blotch virus (CLBV, type member of the genus Citrivirus may have evolved from a recombination event involving a Prunevirus, further highlighting the importance of recombination as a driving force in Betaflexiviridae evolution. The sequences reported in the present manuscript have been deposited in the GenBank database under accession numbers KM507061-KM504070.

  12. Characterization of New Isolates of Apricot vein clearing-associated virus and of a New Prunus-Infecting Virus: Evidence for Recombination as a Driving Force in Betaflexiviridae Evolution.

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    Marais, Armelle; Faure, Chantal; Mustafayev, Eldar; Candresse, Thierry

    2015-01-01

    Double stranded RNAs from Prunus samples gathered from various surveys were analyzed by a deep-sequencing approach. Contig annotations revealed the presence of a potential new viral species in an Azerbaijani almond tree (Prunus amygdalus) and its genome sequence was completed. Its genomic organization is similar to that of the recently described Apricot vein clearing associated virus (AVCaV) for which two new isolates were also characterized, in a similar fashion, from two Japanese plums (Prunus salicina) from a French germplasm collection. The amino acid identity values between the four proteins encoded by the genome of the new virus have identity levels with those of AVCaV which fall clearly outside the species demarcation criteria. The new virus should therefore be considered as a new species for which the name of Caucasus prunus virus (CPrV) has been proposed. Phylogenetic relationships and nucleotide comparisons suggested that together with AVCaV, CPrV could define a new genus (proposed name: Prunevirus) in the family Betaflexiviridae. A molecular test targeting both members of the new genus was developed, allowing the detection of additional AVCaV isolates, and therefore extending the known geographical distribution and the host range of AVCaV. Moreover, the phylogenetic trees reconstructed with the amino acid sequences of replicase, movement and coat proteins of representative Betaflexiviridae members suggest that Citrus leaf blotch virus (CLBV, type member of the genus Citrivirus) may have evolved from a recombination event involving a Prunevirus, further highlighting the importance of recombination as a driving force in Betaflexiviridae evolution. The sequences reported in the present manuscript have been deposited in the GenBank database under accession numbers KM507061-KM504070. PMID:26086395

  13. 仁用杏叶及中草药提取液对黄瓜黑星病菌的抑制作用及对黄瓜植株酶活性的影响%The Effect of Kernel Apricot Leaves and Different Chinese Herbmedicine on Cladosporium cucumerinum and Activities Enzyme on Cucumber Plant

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    邹晓锦; 孙占祥; 杨宁; 蒋爱丽; 李柱; 王建坤

    2013-01-01

    [Aims] The aim of the research was to explore the reasonable application of kernel apricot leaves and different Chinese herbmedicine on the control of Cladosporium cucumerinum. [Methods] Effect of kernel apricot leaves and different Chinese herbmedicine (ZY, RXY, HB) on the performance of cucumber seedling infected by pathogen (C. cucumerinum) was studied in green house. [Results] The results showed that, the fungi of Cladosporium was inhibited by 3 kernel apricot leaves and different Chinese herbmedicine, especially for the RYX. About 22.83% pathogen was inhibited on the RXY treatment compared with the control, and about 12.69 and 18.49% pathogen was inhibited by ZY and HB, separately. The defense system (POD and SOD) of cucumber was induced and strengthened by these kernel apricot leaves and different Chinese herbmedicine while the plant was attacked by pathogen of C. cucumerinum.%[目的]探索仁用杏叶及中草药植物源提取液对黄瓜黑星病的抑制效果.[方法]选择仁用杏叶及中草药提取液,以黄瓜主栽品种津绿3号为材料,通过盆栽试验对黄瓜黑星病预防效果进行研究.[结果]中草药制剂(黄柏、金银花、丁香、荷叶提取液混配)、仁用杏叶提取液和黄柏叶提取液3种植物提取液对黑星病菌都有一定抑制作用,仁用杏叶提取液效果最显著,该处理对黄瓜黑星病菌的抑制效果达22.83%.黄瓜植株遭受黑星病原菌侵害后,施用仁用杏叶及中草药植物源提取液的黄瓜植株中抗氧化酶(POD和SOD)活性上升,黄瓜植株对黑星病菌抵抗能力增强.

  14. Efeito do comprimento de estacas herbáceas de dois clones de umezeiro (Prunus mume Sieb & Zucc. no enraizamento adventício Effect of the length of herbaceous cuttings of two clones of japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb & Zucc. in adventicious rooting

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    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available O umezeiro (Prunus mumeSieb & Zucc. é uma rosácea de folhas caducas, nativa da China, cujos frutos e flores são muito apreciados pelos povos orientais. No Brasil, alguns estudos foram realizados visando a sua utilização como porta-enxerto para pessegueiro e nectarineira, dadas as suas características de adaptação, rusticidade, redução do porte da planta e compatibilidade com algumas cultivares de Prunus persica. O presente estudo foi conduzido em câmara de nebulização sob ripado, pertencente ao Departamento de Produção Vegetal da FCAV/UNESP, Câmpus de Jaboticabal-SP. Objetivou-se verificar a influência de quatro comprimentos de estacas herbáceas no enraizamento de dois clones de umezeiro. O material vegetal, identificado como Clone 10 e Clone 15, foi oriundo do Programa de Melhoramento Genético do Instituto Agronômico de Campinas-SP. O experimento foi constituido de fatorial 2 x 4, em blocos casualizados, sendo o fator clone em 2 níveis (Clone 10 e Clone 15 e o fator comprimento de estaca em 4 níveis (12; 15; 18 e 25cm. Pelos resultados observados, verificou-se diferença entre os clones somente na porcentagem de estacas brotadas e número de raízes por estaca. O comprimento da estaca influenciou na porcentagem de enraizamento e na mortalidade das estacas, sendo que estacas maiores tenderam a apresentar maiores porcentagens de enraizamento e menores de mortalidade. As estacas com 12cm, embora apresentando menor número de raízes por estaca, são recomendadas por permitirem a obtenção de um maior número de estacas por planta-matriz. Houve efeito significativo da interação entre os fatores para número e comprimento de raízes.The japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb & Zucc. is a Rosaceae of falling leaves, native of China, whose fruits and flowers are quite appreciated by the oriental people. In Brazil, some studies were accomplished seeking its use as rootstock for peach and nectarine trees, due its adaptation

  15. Intussusception caused by dried apricot: A case report

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    Yana Puckett

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    CONCLUSION: Bezoars are an extremely rare cause of intussusception in adults. A high level of suspicion needs to exist in the presence of a history of eating dried fruit, history of gastric surgery, diabetes mellitus, and problems with mastication. Various treatment modalities exist to treat obstructions secondary to bezoars, including open reduction and removal of bezoar via enterotomy.

  16. 78 FR 6227 - Importation of Fresh Apricots From Continental Spain

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    2013-01-30

    ... scorch, Apiognomonia erythrostoma (Pers.), a fungus, and Brown rot, Monilinia fructigena Honey, a fungus.... The PRA determined that three of these four quarantine pests--brown rot, Medfly, and plum fruit moth...: Apiognomonia erythrostoma (Pers.), a brown rot fungus; Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann, the Mediterranean...

  17. 78 FR 79573 - Importation of Fresh Apricots From Continental Spain

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    ... the Federal Register (78 FR 6227-6232, Docket No. APHIS-2011-0132) a proposal \\1\\ to amend the... published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2013 (78 FR 32184, Docket No. APHIS-2011-0132). We received....) Auersw. I. Eficacia de materias activas. Bolet n Sanidad Vegetal y Plagas 4: 315-321. S nchez OL,...

  18. Composition and oil characteristics of apricot, peach and cherry kernel

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    Lazos, Evangelos S.

    1991-04-01

    Full Text Available Se han obtenido huesos de albaricoque, melocotón y cereza de vegetales procesados y se han separado y analizado las pepitas después de eliminar las cascaras. El aceite crudo, extraído con éter de petróleo, fue 38’4, 48’0 y 26’0% de materia seca de pepitas de albaricoque, melocotón y cereza respectivamente; el contenido en proteina cruda fue 21’2, 26’7 y 25'3%; fibra bruta 5'0, 5’4 y 9’5%; hidratos de carbono totales 32'4, 16'0 y 34’5% de los cuales 9’3, 7’1 y 11’3% fueron azúcares reductores: y ceniza 3’0, 4’0 y 4’6% respectivamente. Se han encontrado en las pepitas cantidades considerables de K, P, Mg y Ca; se han tabulado valores para 15 minerales. Las características del aceite fueron: índice de iodo 105, 97, 116; índice de saponificación 195, 201, 198; materia insaponificable 0’95, 1’60, 3’12%; índice de refracción (40°C 1’4635, 1’4622, 1’4693; y gravedad específica (20°C 0’9227, 0’9158, 0’9419 para aceite de pepita de albaricoque, melocotón y cereza respectivamente. El ácido graso dominante fue el oleico (68’0, 69’0, 46’0% respectivamente seguido por el linoleico (24’2, 22’0, 41’6% respectivamente. Se han encontrado también en concentraciones traza C12:0, C14:0, C14:1, C15:0, C15:1, C16:0, C16:1, C17:0, C17:1, C18:0, C18:3, C20:0 y C20:1. El esterol principal fue el β-sitosterol alcanzando alrededor del 90%, seguido por el campesterol. Se han encontrado asimismo colesterol, estigmasterol, Δ5-avenasterol. Δ7-estigmasterol y Δ7-avenasterol.

    Se han obtenido huesos de albaricoque, melocotón y cereza de vegetales procesados y se han separado y analizado las pepitas después de eliminar las cascaras. El aceite crudo, extraído con éter de petróleo, fue 38’4, 48’0 y 26’0% de materia seca de pepitas de albaricoque, melocotón y cereza respectivamente; el contenido en proteina cruda fue 21’2, 26’7 y 25'3%; fibra bruta 5'0, 5’4 y 9’5%; hidratos de carbono totales 32'4, 16'0 y 34’5% de los cuales 9’3, 7’1 y 11’3% fueron azúcares reductores: y ceniza 3’0, 4’0 y 4’6% respectivamente. Se han encontrado en las pepitas cantidades considerables de K, P, Mg y Ca; se han tabulado valores para 15 minerales. Las características del aceite fueron: índice de iodo 105, 97, 116; índice de saponificación 195, 201, 198; materia insaponificable 0’95, 1’60, 3’12%; índice de refracción (40°C 1’4635, 1’4622, 1’4693; y gravedad específica (20°C 0’9227, 0’9158, 0’9419 para aceite de pepita de albaricoque, melocotón y cereza respectivamente. El ácido graso dominante fue el oleico (68’0, 69’0, 46’0% respectivamente seguido por el linoleico (24’2, 22’0, 41’6% respectivamente. Se han encontrado también en concentraciones traza C12:0, C14:0, C14:1, C15:0, C15:1, C16:0, C16:1, C17:0, C17:1, C18:0, C18:3, C20:0 y C20:1. El esterol principal fue el β-sitosterol alcanzando alrededor del 90%, seguido por el campesterol. Se han encontrado asimismo colesterol, estigmasterol, Δ5-avenasterol. Δ7-estigmasterol y Δ7-avenasterol.

  19. Optimization of solar thermal dryer designs for the production of sun-dried apricots (Prunus armeniaca)

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    Solar thermal (ST) drying is a ubiquitous method that has had widespread use for fruit and vegetable crop preservation in developing countries. Conversely, in the United States solar thermal drying has found limited commercialization due to concerns about slow drying rates and poor product quality....

  20. Comparison of Various Easy-to-Use Procedures for Extraction of Phenols from Apricot Fruits

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    Vojtech Adam; Boris Krska; Miroslava Beklova; Josef Zehnalek; Otakar Rop; Sylvie Skalickova; Pavlina Sobrova; Jiri Sochor; Rene Kizek; Ondrej Zitka

    2011-01-01

    Phenols are broadly distributed in the plant kingdom and are the most abundant secondary metabolites of plants. Plant polyphenols have drawn increasing attention due to their potential antioxidant properties and their marked effects in the prevention of various oxidative stress associated diseases such as cancer. The objective of this study was to investigate a suitable method for determination of protocatechuic acid, 4-aminobenzoic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, vanillin, p-coumaric a...

  1. Effects of soil management techniques on soil water erosion in apricot orchards.

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    Keesstra, Saskia; Pereira, Paulo; Novara, Agata; Brevik, Eric C; Azorin-Molina, Cesar; Parras-Alcántara, Luis; Jordán, Antonio; Cerdà, Artemi

    2016-05-01

    Soil erosion is extreme in Mediterranean orchards due to management impact, high rainfall intensities, steep slopes and erodible parent material. Vall d'Albaida is a traditional fruit production area which, due to the Mediterranean climate and marly soils, produces sweet fruits. However, these highly productive soils are left bare under the prevailing land management and marly soils are vulnerable to soil water erosion when left bare. In this paper we study the impact of different agricultural land management strategies on soil properties (bulk density, soil organic matter, soil moisture), soil water erosion and runoff, by means of simulated rainfall experiments and soil analyses. Three representative land managements (tillage/herbicide/covered with vegetation) were selected, where 20 paired plots (60 plots) were established to determine soil losses and runoff. The simulated rainfall was carried out at 55mmh(-1) in the summer of 2013 (soil moisture) for one hour on 0.25m(2) circular plots. The results showed that vegetation cover, soil moisture and organic matter were significantly higher in covered plots than in tilled and herbicide treated plots. However, runoff coefficient, total runoff, sediment yield and soil erosion were significantly higher in herbicide treated plots compared to the others. Runoff sediment concentration was significantly higher in tilled plots. The lowest values were identified in covered plots. Overall, tillage, but especially herbicide treatment, decreased vegetation cover, soil moisture, soil organic matter, and increased bulk density, runoff coefficient, total runoff, sediment yield and soil erosion. Soil erosion was extremely high in herbicide plots with 0.91Mgha(-1)h(-1) of soil lost; in the tilled fields erosion rates were lower with 0.51Mgha(-1)h(-1). Covered soil showed an erosion rate of 0.02Mgha(-1)h(-1). These results showed that agricultural management influenced water and sediment dynamics and that tillage and herbicide treatment should be avoided. PMID:26881727

  2. Effects of soil management techniques on soil water erosion in apricot orchards

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    Keesstra, Saskia; Pereira, Paulo; Novara, Agata; Brevik, Eric C.; Azorin-Molina, Cesar; Parras-Alcántara, Luis; Jordán, Antonio; Cerdà, Artemi

    2016-01-01

    Soil erosion is extreme in Mediterranean orchards due to management impact, high rainfall intensities, steep slopes and erodible parent material. Vall d'Albaida is a traditional fruit production area which, due to the Mediterranean climate and marly soils, produces sweet fruits. However, these hi

  3. Solar thermal drying of apricots: Effect of spectrally-selective cabinet materials on drying rate and quality metrics (abstract)

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    Solar thermal (ST) drying is currently not in widespread commercial use due to concerns about slow drying rates and poor product quality. ST dryer cabinets could be constructed from spectrally-selective materials (materials which transmit only certain sunlight wavelength bands), but these types of ...

  4. 76 FR 31577 - Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Apricot, Sweet Cherry...

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    2011-06-01

    ... Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the... the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the... the importation of those commodities from South Africa. We are making the pest risk analysis...

  5. Cultivation Techniques on Apricot in Hualong County%化隆县杏树栽培管理技术

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    马丽莉; 韩学良

    2006-01-01

    杏属蔷薇科(Rosaceae)李属(Prunusl)。杏的适应性很强,对冬季低温抵抗力强,遇-30℃的温度仍能安全越冬;喜光照,生长期光照充足,果实品质好,含糖量高;其根系发达,抗旱能力较强;喜干燥气候。杏的果实成熟期早,肉酸甜多汁,杏仁营养丰富,商品价值较高。

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    Full Text Available 29034 DME_CG33553_62473051 Cluster Sequences Related Sequences(405) 2063 Doa: Darkener of apricot...ences(405) Sequence length 2063 Representative annotation Doa: Darkener of apricot

  7. 温室金太阳杏的无公害栽培%Pollution-less Cultivation Technique of Gold Sun Apricot in Greenhouse

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    武正成

    2009-01-01

    金太阳杏,果实较大,平均单果重66.9g。果实近圆形,端正,果顶平,缝合线浅,不明显,两半部对称。果面光滑,有光泽,果面金黄色至橙红色,外观美丽。果肉黄色,肉厚1.46cm,肉质细嫩,纤维少,汁液较多,香气浓,味甜微酸,品质佳。离核,核小,可食率96.8%。抗裂果,较耐贮运。结果早,

  8. Antioxidants: What You Need to Know

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    ... not contain a balance of vitamins, minerals and enzymes and can actually have a negative effect on ... apricots, papayas, mangoes, peaches, pumpkin, apricots, broccoli, sweet potatoes and squash. It can also be found in ...

  9. Technology for uranium extraction from mine and drain waters

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    Present article is devoted to technology for uranium extraction from mine and drain waters. The construction of sorption equipment with application of apricot shell as a sorbent is described. The sorption properties of apricot shell are studied.

  10. 杏核壳制备高品质活性炭的工艺及其再生研究%Study on the Preparation and the Regeneration of Activated Carbon from Apricot Stone

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    郝明明; 王亮; 赵小忠

    2010-01-01

    以杏核壳为原料,采用微波辐照氯化锌法制备高品质活性炭.考察了活化温度、活化时间和料液比等因素对活性炭亚甲基蓝吸附值和碘吸附值的影响.最佳工艺条件为:微波功率700 W,微波时间7 min,氯化锌浓度50%,活化温度800℃,活化时间90 min,料液比1∶3,在此工艺条件下的碘吸附值为1670.25 mg/g,亚甲基蓝吸附值为200.0 mL/g.利用处理过枸杞油的活性炭,采用微波辅助法再生.通过试验,得出最佳的再生条件为:再生剂浓度9%,微波功率700 W,微波时间9 nun,在此工艺条件下,再生率可达85%.

  11. Research of Inhibition of Postharvest Brown Rot in Apricot Fruit by Chinese Herbs%鹿蹄草等中草药对香白杏采后褐腐病抑制效果的研究

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    吴振宇; 艾启俊; 吴小虎; 张伟

    2007-01-01

    在离体和活体条件下,对鹿蹄草、厚朴等中草药单剂以及鹿蹄草为主的各种中草药复配组合对香白杏采后褐腐病菌的抑制效果进行研究.结果表明,11号(鹿蹄草+厚朴+大黄)复配组合在离体试验中抑菌效果最佳,10 mg/mL浓度的抑制率达89.77%;该组合的最小抑菌浓度(MIC)和最小杀菌浓度(MBC)分别为1.25 mg/mL,2.5 mg/mL.活体抑菌测定结果表明,11号复配组合对香白杏褐腐病菌有不同程度的延缓侵染与抑制作用,但不能完全防治;0.10 mg/mL扑海因与11号组合20 mg/mL(4级浓度)能完全抑制香白杏褐腐病菌的发生与蔓延.

  12. 复方杏苏止咳糖浆制备及质量标准研究%Study on the Preparation and Quality Standard of Compound Apricot Sue Cough Syrup

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    程多武

    2013-01-01

    目的:建立复方杏苏止咳糖浆的制备及质量标准.方法:用水提取制备复方杏苏糖浆,以单味样品和缺味样品做对照,以薄层色谱法鉴别紫苏和麻黄.结果:在薄层色谱法中均能检出紫苏叶、麻黄.结论:该方法可靠,结果稳定,制备工艺简单,重现性好,可有效控制制剂质量.

  13. 碱性蛋白酶Alcalase水解杏仁蛋白制备ACE抑制肽%Preparation of ACE Inhibitory Peptides by Alcalase Enzymatic Hydrolysis from Apricot Kernel Protein

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    刘宁; 仇农学

    2009-01-01

    采用Alcalase蛋白酶水解杏仁蛋白,以水解度(DH)及水解产物对血管紧张素转化酶(ACE)的抑制率为指标进行酶解工艺优化.结果表明,较大活性的ACE抑制肽的最佳水解条件为:pH值7.0,温度50℃,酶底比4%,底物质量分数为2%.该条件下经60 min水解,其水解度为12.23%,得到ACE抑制肽的IC50值为0.85 mg/mL.

  14. RESEARCH ON THE GERMPLASM OF PRUNUS ARMENIACA L. AT THE REGIONAL CENTRE FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, SILISTRA, BULGARIA

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    2005-01-01

    The selection of individuals adaptable to environment and with high fruit quality in the case of apricot-trees is the main aim presented in this paper. The study of the rich genetic resources (3600 of seedlings) created in the Regional Centre of Applied Science - Silistra, Bulgaria, allows us to enrich the genetic fund of that plant species. By primary estimation of 1217 apricot seedlings are selected apricot elites that are studied through comparative assay with reference cultivars. The next...

  15. 40 CFR 180.1087 - Sesame stalks; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    ... fractions; potato; beet, sugar, roots; beet, sugar, tops; tomato; pepper, bell; squash; strawberry; eggplant..., succulent; melon; grape; walnut; orange; grapefruit; mulberry; peach; apple; apricot; blackberry;...

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    Full Text Available 50369 DME_CG3019_45553877 Cluster Sequences Related Sequences(3) 176 su(w[a]): suppressor of white-apricot...ed Sequences(3) Sequence length 176 Representative annotation su(w[a]): suppressor of white-apricot

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    Full Text Available ... 57 7e-08 sp|P12297|SUWA_DROME Protein suppressor of white apricot OS=Dros......97|SUWA_DROME Protein suppressor of white apricot OS=Drosophila melanogaster GN=su(w[a]) PE=1 SV=3 Length =

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    Full Text Available FS762412 E_FL_fcaL_30I19_F_0 10/09/28 79 %/104 aa ref|XP_970822.2| PREDICTED: similar to Darkener of apricot...9/10 79 %/104 aa gi|189241909|ref|XP_970822.2| PREDICTED: similar to Darkener of apricot CG33553-PG [Tribolium castaneum] FS918661 fcaL ...

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    Full Text Available K6_DROYA Suppressor of white-apricot OS=Drosophila... 34 4.5 tr|A5KBF6|A5KBF6_PLAVI Putative uncharacterized...T N L N LGP + + RFGQ Sbjct: 14 RMRDNQSKRLKRSHTQDTTNELQDNLLGPEQAGVVISRFGQ 54 >tr|B4PXK6|B4PXK6_DROYA Suppressor of white-apricot

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    Full Text Available E Protein suppressor of white apricot OS=Dros... 33 0.78 sp|P0C7A5|SEMG2_PONPY Semenogelin-2 OS=Pongo pygmae... Sbjct: 109 LECKLL----PDKAKVNSGN 124 >sp|P12297|SUWA_DROME Protein suppressor of white apricot OS=Drosophila

  1. EST Table: CK518444 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CK518444 rswjb0_007121.y1 10/09/29 85 %/184 aa ref|XP_395279.3| PREDICTED: similar to Darkener of apricot...09|ref|XP_970822.2| PREDICTED: similar to Darkener of apricot CG33553-PG [Tribolium castaneum] CK485791 swj ...

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    Full Text Available CK533661 rswgb0_001680.y1 10/09/29 82 %/218 aa ref|XP_395279.3| PREDICTED: similar to Darkener of apricot...09|ref|XP_970822.2| PREDICTED: similar to Darkener of apricot CG33553-PG [Tribolium castaneum] CK485791 swg ...

  3. Drug: D06708 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available ants and expectorants D06708 Apricot kernel; Kyounin Crude drugs [BR:br08305] Dicot plants: rosids Rosaceae (rose family) D06708 Apricot kernel PubChem: 47208359 ... ...22], Glycolipid [CPD:C05005], Phospholipid [CPD:C00865] Prunus armeniaca [TAX:36596] Same as: E00080 Therapeutic category: 5100 Rosac...eae (rose family) Prunus armeniaca seed Major component:

  4. Drug: D04331 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available e as: E00025 Therapeutic category: 2241 Rosaceae (rose family) Prunus armeniaca s...ents D04331 Apricot kernel water (JP16) Crude drugs [BR:br08305] Dicot plants: rosids Rosaceae (rose family) D04331 Apricot kernel water PubChem: 17398056 ...

  5. 7 CFR 51.2933 - Serious damage.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Serious damage. 51.2933 Section 51.2933 Agriculture... Standards for Grades of Apricots Definitions § 51.2933 Serious damage. Serious Damage means any specific... larger or smaller apricots. The following specific defects shall be considered as serious damage:...

  6. AcEST: DK961093 [AcEST

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    Full Text Available 97|SUWA_DROME Protein suppressor of white apricot OS=Dros... 38 0.049 sp|Q6BHF8|ATG23_DEBHA Autophagy-relate...EEEEVST 1399 >sp|P12297|SUWA_DROME Protein suppressor of white apricot OS=Drosoph...tr|Q4RJV3|Q4RJV3_TETNG Chromosome 9 SCAF15033, whole genome shot... 42 0.053 tr|B3P9D6|B3P9D6_DROER Suppressor of white-apricot

  7. RESEARCH ON THE GERMPLASM OF PRUNUS ARMENIACA L. AT THE REGIONAL CENTRE FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, SILISTRA, BULGARIA

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    A. LYUBENOV

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available The selection of individuals adaptable to environment and with high fruit quality in the case of apricot-trees is the main aim presented in this paper. The study of the rich genetic resources (3600 of seedlings created in the Regional Centre of Applied Science - Silistra, Bulgaria, allows us to enrich the genetic fund of that plant species. By primary estimation of 1217 apricot seedlings are selected apricot elites that are studied through comparative assay with reference cultivars. The next step of the selection cycle will be the official registration of the elites for commercial aim by the State Variety Committee and a forthcoming dissemination.

  8. Rapid Determination of Organic Acids and Vitamin in Ju'lu Apricot by a Multi-wavelength Analysis%多波长快速测定巨鹿杏中有机酸和维生素含量及多地域杏产品比对研究

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    刘峥颢; 苏耀辉; 牟霜; 庞艳苹; 李佩珊; 魏聪聪

    2013-01-01

    本文采用高效液相色谱-二极管阵列检测器法(HPLC-DAD)快速检测杏中水溶性有机酸(苹果酸,柠檬酸和琥珀酸)和维生素(维生素C、维生素B1、维生素B2)含量.以0.5 mmol/L磷酸-乙腈为流动相,随着时间推移改变流速和流动相比例,13min内梯度洗脱,采用多检测波长210 nm,254 nm和270 nm条件下,可使所测有机酸和维生素实现快速较好地分离.方法的稳定性在0.75~2.12%范围内,精密度在0.94~1.55%之间,回收率测定结果为96.7~101.9%.采用本方法测定不同地域杏样品,提出巨鹿杏的特征性品质.

  9. Efeito do comprimento de estacas herbáceas de dois clones de umezeiro (Prunus mume Sieb & Zucc.) no enraizamento adventício Effect of the length of herbaceous cuttings of two clones of japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb & Zucc.) in adventicious rooting

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    NEWTON ALEX MAYER; FERNANDO MENDES PEREIRA; JAIR COSTA NACHTIGAL

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    O umezeiro (Prunus mumeSieb & Zucc.) é uma rosácea de folhas caducas, nativa da China, cujos frutos e flores são muito apreciados pelos povos orientais. No Brasil, alguns estudos foram realizados visando a sua utilização como porta-enxerto para pessegueiro e nectarineira, dadas as suas características de adaptação, rusticidade, redução do porte da planta e compatibilidade com algumas cultivares de Prunus persica. O presente estudo foi conduzido em câmara de nebulização sob ripado, pertencente...

  10. Anemia caused by low iron - children

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    ... treat iron deficiency. Good sources of iron include: Apricots Chicken, turkey, fish, and other meats Dried beans, ... Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. ...

  11. When you need to gain more weight during pregnancy

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    ... beta carotene. Grapefruit juice, orange juice, papaya nectar, apricot nectar, and carrot juice are good choices. Avoid ... Baxley EG, Cline MK, Sakornbut EL, eds. Family Medicine Obstetrics . 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2008: ...

  12. Overweight, Obesity, and Weight Loss

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    ... large orange, and 1/4 cup of dried apricots or peaches. Vary your veggies. Eat more: dark ... involved in their activity Return to top What medicines are approved for long-term treatment of obesity? ...

  13. Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Constipation

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    ... tortillas Fruits and vegetables ••Dried fruit, such as apricots, dates, prunes, and raisins ••Fresh fruit, such as ... liquid should I drink each day? 4. What medicines are okay for me to take? 5. What ...

  14. Encopresis (Soiling)

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    ... whole-grain pancake mix and top with peaches, apricots, or grapes. Top high-fiber cereal with fruit. ... trying to), sitting on the toilet, or taking medicines. Whatever you do, don't blame or yell — ...

  15. How Is Anemia Treated?

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    ... chickpeas Dried fruits, such as prunes, raisins, and apricots Prune juice Iron-fortified cereals and breads You ... leafy green vegetables like turnip greens and spinach. Medicines Your doctor may prescribe medicines to help your ...

  16. Constipation

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    ... and pinto beans) Dried fruits (such as prunes, apricots, and figs) Fresh fruits and vegetables (eat at ... other treatments, your doctor may also recommend: Prescription medicine, such as lubiprostone, to help relieve your symptoms ...

  17. Constipation - self-care

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    ... Most fruits will help ease constipation. Berries, peaches, apricots, plums, raisins, rhubarb, and prunes are just some ... when you are using laxatives. Store your laxative medicine safely in a medicine cabinet, where children cannot ...

  18. How Is Iron-Deficiency Anemia Treated?

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    ... Tofu Dried fruits, such as prunes, raisins, and apricots Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables Prune ... C than canned ones. If you're taking medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether you can ...

  19. Anemia caused by low iron -- infants and toddlers

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    ... treat iron deficiency. Good sources of iron include: Apricots Chicken, turkey, fish, and other meats Dried beans, ... Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. ...

  20. Small Steps, Big Rewards: Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

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    ... large orange, and 1/4 cup of dried apricots or peaches). Vary your veggies. Eat more dark ... 200 partner organizations. David Marrero, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Indiana University School of ...

  1. Breastfeeding - self-care

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    ... of fruit: 1/2 cup fruit juice Apples Apricots Peaches 1/2 cup cut up fruit, such ... cigarettes in your breast milk. Know about your medicines and breastfeeding. Many medicines pass into mother's milk. ...

  2. 40 CFR 180.412 - Sethoxydim; tolerances for residues.

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    ...: For Federal Register citations affecting § 180.412, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which... commodities: Commodity Parts per million Alfalfa, forage 40 Alfalfa, hay 40 Almond, hulls 2.0 Apricot...

  3. Dicty_cDB: CHA720 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available .1 EST 2998 Half-Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone be005e06 3', mRNA sequ...ence. 64 5e-07 1 CB820152 |CB820152.1 EST 1144 Green Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cD...n Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone ba003e16 3', mRNA sequence. 64 5e-07 1 CB8...22172 |CB822172.1 EST 3023 Half-Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone be005f1..._C11 5', mRNA sequence. 70 8e-09 1 BU046841 |BU046841.1 PP_LEa0027O11f Peach developing fruit mesocarp Prunu

  4. Magnesium in diet

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    ... bananas, dried apricots, and avocados) Nuts (such as almonds and cashews) Peas and beans (legumes), seeds Soy products (such as soy flour and tofu) Whole grains (such as brown rice and millet) Milk

  5. Genomics of pear and other Rosaceae fruit trees

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    Yamamoto, Toshiya; Terakami, Shingo

    2016-01-01

    The family Rosaceae includes many economically important fruit trees, such as pear, apple, peach, cherry, quince, apricot, plum, raspberry, and loquat. Over the past few years, whole-genome sequences have been released for Chinese pear, European pear, apple, peach, Japanese apricot, and strawberry. These sequences help us to conduct functional and comparative genomics studies and to develop new cultivars with desirable traits by marker-assisted selection in breeding programs. These genomics r...

  6. Extracellular ligninolytic enzymes production by Pleurotus eryngii on agroindustrial wastes.

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    Akpinar, Merve; Urek, Raziye Ozturk

    2014-01-01

    Pleurotus eryngii (DC.) Gillet (MCC58) was investigated for its ligninolytic ability to produce laccase (Lac), manganese peroxidase (MnP), aryl alcohol oxidase (AAO), and lignin peroxidase (LiP) enzymes through solid-state fermentation using apricot and pomegranate agroindustrial wastes. The reducing sugar, protein, lignin, and cellulose levels in these were studied. Also, the production of these ligninolytic enzymes was researched over the growth of the microorganism throughout 20 days, and the reducing sugar, protein, and nitrogen levels were recorded during the stationary cultivation at 28 ± 0.5°C. The highest Lac activity was obtained as 1618.5 ± 25 U/L on day 12 of cultivation using apricot. The highest MnP activity was attained as 570.82 ± 15 U/L on day 17 in pomegranate culture and about the same as apricot culture. There were low LiP activities in both cultures. The maximum LiP value detected was 16.13 ± 0.8 U/L in apricot cultures. In addition, AAO activities in both cultures showed similar trends up to day 17 of cultivation, with the highest AAO activity determined as 105.99 ± 6.3 U/L on day 10 in apricot cultures. Decolorization of the azo dye methyl orange was also achieved with produced ligninolytic enzymes by P. eryngii using apricot and pomegranate wastes. PMID:24279903

  7. Development of radiation indicators to distinguish between irradiated and non-irradiated herbal medicines using HPLC and GC-MS.

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    Kim, Min Jung; Ki, Hyeon A; Kim, Won Young; Pal, Sukdeb; Kim, Byeong Keun; Kang, Woo Suk; Song, Joon Myong

    2010-09-01

    The effects of high dose γ-irradiation on six herbal medicines were investigated using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Herbal medicines were irradiated at 0-50 kGy with (60)Co irradiator. HPLC was used to quantify changes of major components including glycyrrhizin, cinnamic acid, poncirin, hesperidin, berberine, and amygdalin in licorice, cinnamon bark, poncirin immature fruit, citrus unshiu peel, coptis rhizome, and apricot kernel. No significant differences were found between gamma-irradiated and non-irradiated samples with regard to the amounts of glycyrrhizin, berberine, and amygdalin. However, the contents of cinnamic acid, poncirin, and hesperidin were increased after irradiation. Volatile compounds were analyzed by GC/MS. The relative proportion of ketone in licorice was diminished after irradiation. The relative amount of hydrocarbons in irradiated cinnamon bark and apricot kernel was higher than that in non-irradiated samples. Therefore, ketone in licorice and hydrocarbons in cinnamon bark and apricot kernel can be considered radiolytic markers. Three unsaturated hydrocarbons, i.e., 1,7,10-hexadecatriene, 6,9-heptadecadiene, and 8-heptadecene, were detected only in apricot kernels irradiated at 25 and 50 kGy. These three hydrocarbons could be used as radiolytic markers to distinguish between irradiated (>25 kGy) and non-irradiated apricot kernels. PMID:20623272

  8. Antioxidant and Tyrosinase Inhibitory Properties of Aqueous Ethanol Extracts from Monofloral Bee Pollen

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Bee pollen has been used for many years in traditional medicine and supplementary nutrients. Bee pollen is mainly composed of nutrients and bioactive substances which might act as potential antioxidants and tyrosinase inhibitors. In this study, 14 species of monofloral bee pollen from China were collected to analyse their antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibitory properties. Our results revealed that virtually all the bee pollen samples possessed powerful antioxidant or tyrosinase inhibitory activities. These properties varied greatly depending on the fl oral species and extraction solvents. To extract phenolics of various species of bee pollen, the most effective solvent may be a solvent which is a 75 wt. % ethanol/water. Extracts of wuweizi, rape, phellodendron, apricot, and dandelion pollen had stronger antioxidant activities; on the other hand, those of apricot, camellia, and sunflower presented excellent tyrosinase inhibitory activities. In addition, we may have found a novel discovery: that apricot pollen exhibits both powerful antioxidant and strong tyrosinase inhibitory activities.

  9. Dicty_cDB: CHR879 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available e. 46 1.1 1 CV053095 |CV053095.1 EST 12543 Half-Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus arme...lf-Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bge017n17q 5', mRNA sequence. 46 1.1... 1 CV052615 |CV052615.1 EST 12063 Half-Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus arme...PP_YEb0036G05 Peach developing fruit mesocarp Stage S4 Prunus persica cDNA clone PP_YEb0036G05, mRNA sequenc...SGVTTSS LPYDKCYNKKCGKGEGCYNFENNAICLKTNCLSCYDLNCQSQGLKCVSFKLKKVQKIYAX LLRICCNCSH*k*x* Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames

  10. Analysis of sulfur in dried fruits using NAA

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    In this study the amount of elemental sulfur in some dried fruits, available commercially, was analyzed using INAA. Apple, apricot and raisin (dried fruits) were investigated due the application of sulfur dioxide for keeping the color and to protect the flavor from oxidation. The samples of dried fruits (apple, apricot and raisin) that are consumed by local population were obtained from the supermarket of Sao Paulo city (SP, Brazil). The sulfur concentration values for apple (0.32 ± 0.04 gkg-1) and raisin (0.30 ± 0.08 gkg-1) are similar but they are significantly lower when compared with the apricot (1.55 ± 0.12 gkg-1). This analysis is important due to an increase in the consumption of dried fruit by Brazilian population and also for its nutritional relevancy. (author)

  11. Design, Manufacture and Investigation of Cracking Efficiency of a Stone Cracking Machine with Periodic Loading and Sloping Jaw

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    Tosun, Nihat; ÖZLER, Latif

    2001-01-01

    In this study, a stone cracking machine with periodic loading, and a shaky and sloping jaw which breaks apricot and almond stones was designed and manufactured. For determining the cracking efficiency of the stone cracking machine, the apricot stones were cracked under dry and different wetting periods (1, 2, 3 and 4 hours) and jaw clearances (8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 11.5 mm). The results obtained at the end of this study were compared with a similar type of stone cracking machine.

  12. Quality evaluation of cold-pressed edible oils from Macedonia

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    Kostadinovic Velickovska, Sanja; Bruhl, Ludger; Mitrev, Sasa; Mirhosseini, Hamed; Matthaus, Bertrand

    2015-01-01

    The chemical composition and quality of eight pure cold-pressed oils and two blend oils from Macedonia were examined in this work. The highest level of oleic acid was determined in apricot kernel oil and rapeseed oil with abundance of 70.9 and 59.2%, respectively. The highest level of polyunsaturated fatty acids was seen for flaxseed and hemp seed oil with abundance of a-linolenic acid of 55.1% for flaxseed oil and linoleic acid of 57.4% for hemp seed oil. Apricot kernel oil and r...

  13. Dicty_cDB: SSH134 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 3884.1 EST 5108 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bh002g05 3', mRNA seque...nce. 50 0.039 1 CB823537 |CB823537.1 EST 4761 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA...DY*l*rs*lylyiinynqkkkkknp Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: ---nivrilxyng*h**iifsyp*qtkls... vs Protein Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value DQ441416_85( DQ441416 |pid:none) Var...hll*tlil mii*imiinyedpnyictl*iiikkkkkkiq Homology vs CSM-cDNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignme

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    Full Text Available 08 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bh002g05 ...3', mRNA sequence. 50 0.031 1 CB823537 |CB823537.1 EST 4761 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus arme...NSTKPSKTARHSHSQSAPSVAPLAVNINPDDHLN NDY*l*rs*lylyiinyn Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame...mkeivpnqakphvililkahhpllhll*tlilmii*i miinyedpnyictl*iii Homology vs CSM-cDNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignme... own update 2001. 8.27 Homology vs DNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value N AF

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    Full Text Available Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bh006p21 3', mRNA sequence. 50 0.027 1 CB823...884 |CB823884.1 EST 5108 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniac... TRYNDNIDKSFLVTHDKQNYQAFPCSILEDVKEQAQNYDVIGIDEGQF--- Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: ht...D TRYNDNIDKSFLVTHDKQNYQAFPCSILEDVKEQAQNYDVIGIDEGQF--- Homology vs CSM-cDNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignme...1 e-144 own update 2004. 8. 6 Homology vs DNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Val

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  20. Production of Whey Powder Added Fruit Beverages and Some Quality Characteristics

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    Full Text Available In this study, functional fruit beverages were produced by mixing whey with fruit concentrates (apple and cherry or pulp (apricot at certain amounts, and some physical, chemical and sensory characteristics of the beverages were revealed during storage. While the highest total phenol content and antioxidant capacity (TEAC were determined in beverages with cherry juice, TEAC values of the products changed based on fruit types used in the beverages during storage. In addition, it was determined that fruit type had significant effect on acidity, invert sugar, total sugar and total phenol of beverages. Beverage with apricot pulp was the most liked product by consumers.

  1. Characterization of biochar and bio-oil samples obtained from carbonization of various biomass materials

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    Oezcimen, Didem; Ersoy-Mericboyu, Ayseguel [Istanbul Technical University, Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering Faculty, Department of Chemical Engineering, Maslak 34469, Istanbul (Turkey)

    2010-06-15

    Apricot stone, hazelnut shell, grapeseed and chestnut shell are important biomass residues obtained from the food processing industry in Turkey and they have a great importance as being a source of energy. In this study, the characteristics of bio-oil and biochar samples obtained from the carbonization of apricot stone, hazelnut shell, grapeseed and chestnut shell were investigated. It was found that the biochar products can be characterized as carbon rich, high heating value and relatively pollution-free potential solid biofuels. The bio-oil products were also presented as environmentally friendly green biofuel candidates. (author)

  2. Prunus rootstocks

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    New clonal Prunus hybrid rootstocks for apricot and plums offer improved adaptation to site related problems including soil borne diseases, waterlogging, calcareous soils and various species of nematodes. Additionally, they offer varying degrees of vigor control compared to standard seedling and cl...

  3. EST Table: FS911565 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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  4. AcEST: BP918884 [AcEST

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    Full Text Available E Protein suppressor of white apricot OS=Dros... 29 6.5 sp|A3KNX5|BHL42_DANRE Cla...YLQSYKTED 283 ++R HCT + R++ L S KTED Sbjct: 166 VLRTHCTNMTSRMLTKLASLKTED 189 >sp|P12297|SUWA_DROME Protein suppressor of white aprico

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    Full Text Available 0/09/10 75 %/133 aa gnl|Amel|GB19218-PA 10/09/10 81 %/133 aa gi|189241909|ref|XP_970822.2| PREDICTED: similar to Darkener of apricot CG33553-PG [Tribolium castaneum] FS918661 ffbm ...

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  11. Effect of high hydrostatic pressure processing on microbiological shelf-life and quality of fruits pretreated with ascorbic acid or SnCl2.

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    Argyri, Anthoula A; Tassou, Chrysoula C; Samaras, Fotios; Mallidis, Constantinos; Chorianopoulos, Nikos

    2014-01-01

    In the current study, the processing conditions required for the inactivation of Paenibacillus polymyxa and relevant spoilage microorganisms by high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treatment on apricot, peach, and pear pieces in sucrose (22°Brix) solution were assessed. Accordingly, the shelf-life was determined by evaluating both the microbiological quality and the sensory characteristics (taste, odor, color, and texture) during refrigerated storage after HHP treatment. The microbiological shelf-life of apricots, peaches, and pears was prolonged in the HHP-treated products in comparison with the untreated ones. In all HHP-treated packages for apricots, peaches, and pears, all populations were below the detection limit of the method (1 log CFU/g) and no growth of microorganisms was observed until the end of storage. Overall, no differences of the L*, a*, or b* value among the untreated and the HHP-treated fruit products were observed up to the time at which the unpressurized product was characterized as spoiled. HHP treatment had no remarkable effect on the firmness of the apricots, peaches, and pears. With regard to the sensory assessment, the panelists marked better scores to HHP-treated products compared to their respective controls, according to taste and total evaluation during storage of fruit products. PMID:25295275

  12. 7 CFR 922.15 - Export.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 8 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Export. 922.15 Section 922.15 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and... WASHINGTON Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 922.15 Export. Export means to ship apricots beyond...

  13. Effect of High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing on Microbiological Shelf-Life and Quality of Fruits Pretreated with Ascorbic Acid or SnCl2

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    Anthoula A. Argyri

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In the current study, the processing conditions required for the inactivation of Paenibacillus polymyxa and relevant spoilage microorganisms by high hydrostatic pressure (HHP treatment on apricot, peach, and pear pieces in sucrose (22°Brix solution were assessed. Accordingly, the shelf-life was determined by evaluating both the microbiological quality and the sensory characteristics (taste, odor, color, and texture during refrigerated storage after HHP treatment. The microbiological shelf-life of apricots, peaches, and pears was prolonged in the HHP-treated products in comparison with the untreated ones. In all HHP-treated packages for apricots, peaches, and pears, all populations were below the detection limit of the method (1 log CFU/g and no growth of microorganisms was observed until the end of storage. Overall, no differences of the L*, a*, or b* value among the untreated and the HHP-treated fruit products were observed up to the time at which the unpressurized product was characterized as spoiled. HHP treatment had no remarkable effect on the firmness of the apricots, peaches, and pears. With regard to the sensory assessment, the panelists marked better scores to HHP-treated products compared to their respective controls, according to taste and total evaluation during storage of fruit products.

  14. Diploid strawberry (Fragaria vesca) a reference species for the Rosaceae family

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    The fresh and processed products of the Rosaceae plant family (almonds, apples, apricots, blackberries, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, roses) in the U.S. are valued at over $7 billion. Expansion of the genomics, genetics, and germplasm knowledge base of flower, fruit, a...

  15. First Complete Genome Sequence of Cherry virus A.

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    Koinuma, Hiroaki; Nijo, Takamichi; Iwabuchi, Nozomu; Yoshida, Tetsuya; Keima, Takuya; Okano, Yukari; Maejima, Kensaku; Yamaji, Yasuyuki; Namba, Shigetou

    2016-01-01

    The 5'-terminal genomic sequence of Cherry virus A (CVA) has long been unknown. We determined the first complete genome sequence of an apricot isolate of CVA (7,434 nucleotides [nt]). The 5'-untranslated region was 107 nt in length, which was 53 nt longer than those of known CVA sequences. PMID:27284130

  16. Flavour Characters of Wines from Cool-Climate Grape Cultivars in Relation to Different Fermentation Approaches

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    Liu, Jing

    were characterised by floral and fruity flavours, such as banana, peach/apricot and strawberry, while the remainder were mainly described by less desirable flavours for white wine, such as chemical, cheese and rooibos/smoke. Partial least squares regression of the sensory and instrumental analyses...

  17. Instrumental and sensory characterisation of Solaris white wines in Denmark

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    Liu, Jing; Toldam-Andersen, Torben Bo; Petersen, Mikael Agerlin;

    2015-01-01

    identified. Among the major non-volatile components glycerol, sulphite, sugars and organic acids were analysed. A primary sensory difference was observed among wine samples, half of which were characterised by floral and fruity flavours (peach/apricot, Muscat, melon, banana and strawberry) while the...

  18. 76 FR 69693 - Tolerance Crop Grouping Program III

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    ... for amending crop groups can be found in the Federal Register of May 23, 2007 (72 FR 28920) (FRL-8126... following 11 commodities: Apricot, Prunus armeniaca; Cherry, sweet, Prunus avium; Cherry, tart, Prunus..., P. gerardiana Wall. ex D. Don, P. monophylla Torr. & Fr m., P. quadrifolia Parl. ex Sudw., P....

  19. 7-O-methylpelargonidin glycosides from the pale red flowers of Catharanthus roseus.

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    Tatsuzawa, Fumi

    2013-08-01

    Two new anthocyanidin glycosides were isolated from the pale red flowers of Catharanthus roseus 'Equator Apricot with Red Eye', and identified as 7-O-methylpelargonidin 3-O-[6-O-(alpha-rhamnopyranosyl)-beta-galactopyranoside] and 7-O-methylpelargonidin 3-O-(beta-galactopyranoside) by chemical and spectroscopic methods. PMID:24079176

  20. Living with the DASH Eating Plan

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    ... cup 405 Prunes, stewed, ½ cup 398 Skim milk, 1 cup 382 Apricots, ¼ cup 378 Pinto beans, cooked, ½ cup 373 Pork tenderloin, 3 ounces 371 Lentils, cooked, ½ cup 365 Kidney beans, cooked, ½ cup 360 Split peas, cooked, ½ cup 360 Almonds, roasted, ⅓ cup 310 Meal Planning and Tips ...

  1. High-specificity quantification method for almond-by-products, based on differential proteomic analysis.

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    Zhang, Shiwei; Wang, Shifeng; Huang, Jingmin; Lai, Xintian; Du, Yegang; Liu, Xiaoqing; Li, Bifang; Feng, Ronghu; Yang, Guowu

    2016-03-01

    A highly specific competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) protocol has been developed to identify and classify almond products based on differential proteomic analysis. We applied two-dimensional electrophoresis to compare the differences between almond and apricot kernels to search for almond-specific proteins. The amino acid of apricot Pru-1 was sequenced and aligned to almond Pru-1. One peptide, RQGRQQGRQQQEEGR, which exists in almond but not in apricot, was used as hapten to prepare monoclonal antibody against almond Pru-1. An optimized ELISA method was established using this antibody. The assay did not exhibit cross-reactivity with the tested apricot kernels and other edible plant seeds. The limit of detection (LOD) was 2.5-100μg/g based on different food samples. The recoveries of fortified samples at levels of twofold and eightfold LOD ranged from 82% to 96%. The coefficients of variation were less than 13.0%. Using 7M urea as extracting solution, the heat-treated protein loss ratios were 2%, 5% and 15% under pasteurization (65°C for 30min), baking (150°C for 30min) and autoclaved sterilization (120°C for 15min), respectively. PMID:26471588

  2. ORGANIC VS CONVENTIONAL: SOIL NEMATODE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION.

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    Kapp, C; Storey, S G; Malan, A P

    2014-01-01

    Global increases in human population are creating an ever-greater need for food production. Poor soil management practices have degraded soil to such an extent that rapidly improved management practices is the only way to ensure future food demands. In South Africa, deciduous fruit producers are realising the need for soil health, and for an increased understanding of the benefits of soil ecology, to ensure sustainable fruit production. This depends heavily on improved orchard management. Conventional farming relies on the addition of artificial fertilizers, and the application of chemicals, to prevent or minimise, the effects of the soil stages of pest insects, and of plant-parasitic nematodes. Currently, there is resistance toward conventional farming practices, which, it is believed, diminishes biodiversity within the soil. The study aimed to establish the soil nematode community structure and function in organically, and conventionally, managed deciduous fruit orchards. This was done by determining the abundance, the diversity, and the functionality of the naturally occurring free-living, and plant-parasitic, nematodes in deciduous fruit orchards in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The objective of the study was to form the basis for the use of nematodes as future indicators of soil health in deciduous fruit orchards. Orchards from neighbouring organic, and conventional, apricot farms, and from an organic apple orchard, were studied. All the nematodes were quantified, and identified, to family level. The five nematode-classified trophic groups were found at each site, while 14 families were identified in each orchard, respectively. Herbivores were dominant in all the orchards surveyed. Organic apples had the fewest herbivores and fungivores, with the highest number of carnivores. When comparing organic with conventional apricot orchards, higher numbers of plant-parasitic nematodes were found in the organic apricot orchards. The Maturity Index (MI

  3. Production of granular activated carbon from agricultural wastes and determination of their physical, chemical and adsorption properties

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    Ayguen, A.; Duman, I. [Istanbul Technical Univ., Inst. of Science and Technology, Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, Istanbul (Turkey); Yenisoy-Karakas, S. [TUeBITAK Marmara Research Center (MRC), Materials and Chemical Technologies Research Inst., Gebze Kocaeli (Turkey)

    2004-07-01

    The aim of this study is to produce activated carbons with good mechanical strength and high adsorption capacities toward various organics from food wastes such as walnut, almond, hazelnut shells and apricot stones. Turkey has huge amounts of these wastes in canning industry. The chemical activation with ZnCl{sub 2} was preferred to manufacture activated carbons. The best activation temperature and time were determined. Granular activated carbons were discussed with respect to their physical, chemical, surface area and adsorption properties. For all raw materials, the specific surface areas of greater than 730 m{sup 2} g{sup -1} were reached. As a result of the adsorption studies, adsorption capacities were in order of hazelnut> apricot stones> walnut> almond. The correlation coefficients obtained from Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms are in good agreement with the experimental results. (orig.)

  4. Effect of different pectin on bile acid biosynthesis

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    The objective of the study was to examine the effects of consumption of different pectins from peach, quince, and apricot on bile flow and bile secretion of bile acids, cholesterol, phospholipids and bilirubin in rats. Six groups of nine rats were fed diets containing pectin 20 mg/kg once a day for two weeks. These groups of rats were compared with the group fed on physiological solution as a control and two groups fed on flamenol. Results of our study indicate that pectins, by decreasing cholesterol levels and enhancing bile acid secretion may cause increased hepatic synthesis of bile acids, phospholipids and reduced bilirubin synthesis. Among the studied pectins the apricot pectin shows in a very consistent lowering of cholesterol and bilirubin levels

  5. Effect of combination methods on insect disinfestation and quality of dry fruits

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    Dried apricots, dates, figs and raisins were irradiated with 0.25 kGy after packaging in clear and colored polyethylene (0.04 mm) and subsequently stored for one year at 10°E, 15°E, 20°EC, and room temperatures (10–36°EC). Influence of this treatment on insect infestation, and changes in the color and ascorbic acid was studied. the results revealed that dates and raisins were infested by Tribolium castaneum while apricots and figs by Corcyra cephalonica and Cadra cautella. Low dose radiation treatment (0.25 kGy) alone was not effective in controlling insect infestation. However, radiation treatment in combination with low temperatures (10-20°EC) checked infestation for one year and resulted in a better product than any other treatment tested. Storage of dry fruits in colored polyethylene protected their color and ascorbic acid more than clear polyethylene during one year storage. (author)

  6. Dicty_cDB: VFE480 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available nce. 48 0.002 2 CB823537 |CB823537.1 EST 4761 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus arme...Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bh002g05 3', mRNA sequence. 50 0.026 1 BG661...IELIGGIDKYISVCRGCYNSDQNE Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: ---RIKRFNFANKKCLLIKYSKDTRYNDNI...sk* Homology vs CSM-cDNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value VSJ693 (VSJ693Q) /...FH874Q) /CSM/VF/VFH8-D/VFH874Q.Seq.d/ 944 0.0 own update 2002.12.16 Homology vs DNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignme

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    Full Text Available 537 |CB823537.1 EST 4761 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bh006p21 3', m...RNA sequence. 50 0.038 1 CB823884 |CB823884.1 EST 5108 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus arm...l*rs*lylyiinyn Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: ---iqvifgpmfsgkttelirrikrfnlqtknay*lnivk...gy vs CSM-cDNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value S...A406Q) /CSM/SS/SSA4-A/SSA406Q.Seq.d/ 1156 0.0 own update 2002.12.12 Homology vs DNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignme

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    Full Text Available 23537 |CB823537.1 EST 4761 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeni...*rs*lylyiinyn Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: ---NYDVIGIDEGQFFPDVVQFSEDLANQGKTVIIAALDGT...y Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bh002g05 3', mRNA sequence. 50 0.025 1 AC096524 |AC096524.7 Rat...3-D/SSI374Q.Seq.d/ 942 0.0 own update 2004.12.25 Homology vs DNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignme...aca cDNA clone bh006p21 3', mRNA sequence. 50 0.025 1 CB823884 |CB823884.1 EST 5108 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Librar

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    Full Text Available NA sequence. 48 0.005 2 CB823537 |CB823537.1 EST 4761 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeni...kkkkkkkk Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: ---npkhwlxpptxrtnyr...y Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bh002g05 3', mRNA sequence. 50 0.042 1 AC112946 |AC112946.2 Mus...3-B/SSC346Q.Seq.d/ 954 0.0 own update 2000. 8.29 Homology vs DNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignme...aca cDNA clone bh006p21 3', mRNA sequence. 50 0.042 1 CB823884 |CB823884.1 EST 5108 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Librar

  10. Genomics of pear and other Rosaceae fruit trees.

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    Yamamoto, Toshiya; Terakami, Shingo

    2016-01-01

    The family Rosaceae includes many economically important fruit trees, such as pear, apple, peach, cherry, quince, apricot, plum, raspberry, and loquat. Over the past few years, whole-genome sequences have been released for Chinese pear, European pear, apple, peach, Japanese apricot, and strawberry. These sequences help us to conduct functional and comparative genomics studies and to develop new cultivars with desirable traits by marker-assisted selection in breeding programs. These genomics resources also allow identification of evolutionary relationships in Rosaceae, development of genome-wide SNP and SSR markers, and construction of reference genetic linkage maps, which are available through the Genome Database for the Rosaceae website. Here, we review the recent advances in genomics studies and their practical applications for Rosaceae fruit trees, particularly pear, apple, peach, and cherry. PMID:27069399

  11. Aflatoxins in retail food products in Bursa, Turkey.

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    Günsen, Ugur; Büyükyörük, Ilhan

    2002-10-01

    Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in 25 cacao hazelnut cream and 15 dried apricot samples and aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in 130 cheese samples (35 full fatty Turkish white cheeses, 35 fresh kashars, 25 old kashars, 20 Gravyer cheeses and 15 cream cheeses) randomly collected from traditional retail markets with insufFicient chilling facilities in Bursa, Turkey, were determined by ELISA. Mean AFB1 and AFM1 in the cacao hazelnut cream, dried apricot and cheese were 1,076.5 +/- 194.4 ng/kg, 1,441.3 +/- 331.9 ng/kg and 142.2 +/- 18.7 ng/kg, respectively; 15.45% of the cheese samples exceeded the Turkish AFM1 tolerance limit of 250 ng/kg. PMID:12361114

  12. Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Order 1989

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    The government strategy for protecting the public from the risk of eating sheep meat contaminated by radioactivity from the Chernobyl fallout is by slaughtering sheep and monitoring the movements of sheep in and from the restricted areas through a series of paint colours used in rotation. The changes to be brought about by the order, are to remove the movement and slaughter restrictions on sheep painted green and to change from blue to apricot the normal colour with which sheep which have not passed the monitoring test are marked when they move from the restricted areas. Consequentially, it also provides for slaughter restrictions on sheep painted red, blue or apricot until any sheep so marked has passed a remonitoring test. There was only one query about compensation being sought from the Soviet Union over the Chernobyl contamination. The order was agreed to. The debate lasted only a few minutes and is reported verbatim. (author)

  13. Detection of irradiated fruits and vegetables by gas-chromatographic methods and electron spin-resonance

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    Gas chromatographic methods detected some hydrocarbons esp. 17:1, 16:2, 15:0 and 14:1 in irradiated, Avocado, Papaya, Mangoes with 0.75, 1.5, 3.0 kGy and Apricot with 0.5 and 3.0 kGy. The detection of hydrocarbons was clearly at high doses but the low doses need more sensitive conditions using Liquid-Liquid-Gas chromatographic method as used here. Using Electron Spin-Resonance, produce a specific signal from irradiated onion (dried leaves) as well as apricot (hard coat of kernels) after some weeks of irradiation process but not clear with the other foodstuffs. (orig.)

  14. Production of Whey Powder Added Fruit Beverages and Some Quality Characteristics

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    Büşra Ece Argan; Onur Güneşer; Ayşegül Kırca Toklucu; Yonca Karagül Yüceer

    2015-01-01

    In this study, functional fruit beverages were produced by mixing whey with fruit concentrates (apple and cherry) or pulp (apricot) at certain amounts, and some physical, chemical and sensory characteristics of the beverages were revealed during storage. While the highest total phenol content and antioxidant capacity (TEAC) were determined in beverages with cherry juice, TEAC values of the products changed based on fruit types used in the beverages during storage. In addition, it was determin...

  15. Influence of gamma rays and some pre and post harvest treatments on behavior of some fruits during cold storage

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    Apricot fruits usually harvested relatively mature but hard enough to withstand-post harvest handling through the marketing chain. These fruits have considerably lower edible quality than tree-ripened fruit. Fruit quality can be improved by delaying harvest least until physiological maturation is completed on the tree (Bonghi et al. 1999) Apricots containing 11% soluble solids concentration, or higher are in high demand by consumers, as fruit have developed considerable taste, aroma and handling for long distance markets. (Kader, 1999). These fruit will be highly perishable, so rapid cold storage to the lowest safe temperature and supplementary treatments (Mc Donald et al, 1999) such as irradiation with the recommend doses (Sillano et al, 1994) or pre-storage heat treatments will be necessary to retard ripening (mainly softening) during 1-2 weeks post harvest life necessary for distribution to distant markets (Mc Donald et al 1999). Therefore, one can conclude that spraying Canino apricot and Dessert Red peach trees with calcium chloride at 5% or Soya bean oil at 2% showed beneficial effects as pre harvest treatments where they increased fruit firmness and improved fruit quality and prolonged storage and marketing periods as well as decreasing weight loss and percentage of discarded fruits. In addition, spaying Manfaloti pomegrates trees with CaCl2 solution at 7.5% or Soya bean oil at 4% gained the same results.As for the post harvest treatments, results indicated that subjecting Canino apricots and Dessert Red peaches to gamma radiation at 0.5 K.Gy and pomegrates to 1.0 K.Gy proved to be the best treatments where they reduced respiration rate and loss in fruit weight and improved fruit quality and prolonged both storage and marketing periods

  16. Nutritional Profile of Phytococktail from Trans-Himalayan Plants

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    Dhar, Priyanka; Tayade, Amol B.; Kumar, Jatinder; Chaurasia, Om P.; Srivastava, Ravi B.; Singh, Shashi B

    2013-01-01

    We estimated the nutritive value, vitamin content, amino acid composition, fatty acid content, and mineral profile of a phytococktail comprising sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), apricot (Prunus armeniaca), and roseroot (Rhodiola imbricata) from trans-Himalaya. The free vitamin forms in the phytococktail were determined by rapid resolution liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (RRLC-MS/MS). Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins were detected as the principle vitamins. Reversed-phase h...

  17. Vliv konzumace vybraných potravin sacharidové povahy na hladinu krevní glukózy

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    Langhammerová, Lucie

    2014-01-01

    This thesis deals with the measurement of blood glucose levels after consumption of selected foods (glucose solution, milk chocolate, rice sandwiches with corn, fruit snacks with apricots and broken buckwheat multigrain bread) at regular intervals. The first part of this thesis is pursued to the literature review, which provides a comprehensive overview of the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It also discusses the differences in the carbohydrate metabolism of healthy people wit...

  18. Graft Incompatibility Influence on Assimilating Pigments and Soluble Sugars Amount of some Pear (Pyrus sativa) Cultivars

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    Gheorghii CIOBOTARI; Maria BRINZA; Aliona MORARIU; Gica GRADINARIU

    2010-01-01

    Graft incompatibility in fruit trees is one of the greatest obstacles in rootstocks and cultivars breeding. The mechanism in which incompatibility is expressed is not yet fully understood and several hypotheses have been advanced in an attempt to explain it. In many cases (pear on quince grafts, apricot on Prunus grafts), incompatibility is manifested by the breaking of the trees at the point of the union particularly when they have been growing for some years. Many reports focus on this prob...

  19. Chemical composition and antioxidant capacities of phytococktail extracts from trans-Himalayan cold desert

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    Dhar, Priyanka; BAJPAI, Prabodh Kumar; Tayade, Amol Bapurao; CHAURASIA, Om Prakash; Srivastava, Ravi Bihari; Singh, Shashi Bala

    2013-01-01

    Background Himalayan plants are widely used in traditional system of medicine both as prophylactics and therapeutics for high altitude maladies. Our aim was to evaluate the antioxidant capacities and bioactive compounds of methanol and n-hexane extracts of the phytococktail comprising of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), apricot (Prunus armeniaca) and roseroot (Rhodiola imbricata) from trans-Himalaya. Methods The 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2'-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-...

  20. Applicazioni industriali e di ricerca della spettroscopia NIR per la valutazione di indici qualitativi di prodotti alimentari

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    Silaghi, Florina Aurelia

    2011-01-01

    In the present work qualitative aspects of products that fall outside the classic Italian of food production view will be investigated, except for the apricot, a fruit, however, less studied by the methods considered here. The development of computer systems and the advanced software systems dedicated for statistical processing of data, has permitted the application of advanced technologies including the analysis of niche products. The near-infrared spectroscopic analysis was applied to th...

  1. Trade Performance of Fruit and Vegetable Industry in Selected ASEAN Countries

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    Emmy, F.A.; Mohd Mansor, Ismail

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the trade performance for thirteen commodities in the fruit and vegetable industry in relation to that of selected ASEAN countries (Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand), based on Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) indicator. The analysis shows that Singapore has comparative advantage in 5 commodities (ground-nuts, hazelnuts, plums, apricots and walnuts), Philippines has comparative advantage in 3 commodities (tomatoes nes prepared or preserved, tomatoes whole ...

  2. Dale Coke: Coke Farm

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    Farmer, Ellen

    2010-01-01

    Dale Coke grew up on an apricot orchard in California’s Santa Clara Valley. In 1976 he bought ten acres of farmland near Watsonville in Santa Cruz County but continued to work repairing fuel injection systems rather than farming at his new home. In 1981, a struggle with cancer inspired him to rethink his life and become an organic farmer. His neighbor, who had grown strawberries using pesticides and chemical fertilizers, asserted that strawberries could not be grown organically. Coke set out ...

  3. Pseudomnas syringae: A pathogen of fruit trees in Serbia

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    Veljko Gavrilović

    2009-01-01

    Data about symptomatology, pathogenicity and bacteriological characteristics of Pseudomonas syringae, and PCR methods for fast and reliable detection of the pathogen are given in this paper. P. syringae has been experimentally proved as a pathogen of pear, apple, apricot, plum cherry, and raspberry, and pathogen strains have also been isolated from necrotic peach buds. Two pathogen varieties, syringae and morsprunorum, were found in our research in Serbia, the former being dominant on fruit t...

  4. Nanocarbon materials obtained of coniferous trees in the composition of black powder

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    Zulkhair Mansurov

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Obtained black powders from coniferous wood. The carbon content of up to 90% can be used in warfare, pyrotechnics and industries. In the Republic of Kazakhstan does not produce gunpowder. In the energy-intensive materials laboratory, developed industrial black powders (ordinary, composed of components produced in the republic of Kazakhstan. Sulfur, activated carbon, based on apricot seeds and rice husks, softwood sawdust, which have lower costs than their foreign counterparts.

  5. Desarrollo y transferibilidad de los microsatélites en Prunus y su aplicación en estudios de variabilidad

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    Mnejja Abd Mouleh, Mourad

    2015-01-01

    The Prunus genus belongs to the Rosaceae family and includes stone fruit crops such as peach (P. persica), apricot (P. armeniaca), European plum (P. domestica), Japanese plum (P. salicina), sweet cherry (P. avium) and sour cherry (P. cerasus), as well as almond (P. dulcis), a species cultivated for its seeds. This work aims to develop simple-sequence repeat (SSR) or microsatellite markers in almond and Japanese plum, the only two diploid Prunus species lacking these markers when this thesis b...

  6. Dye-sensitized solar cells based on dyes extracted from dried plant leaves

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    Taya, Sofyan A.; Taher M. El-Agez; ELREFI, Kamal S.

    2015-01-01

    In this work, natural dyes were extracted from dried plant leaves of plant cream, apricot, figs, apples, sage, thyme, mint, Ziziphus jujuba, orange, shade tree, basil, berry, Mirabelle plum, Victoria plum, peach, mango, pomegranate, banana, guava, and fluoridation-treated plant. The extracts were used as photosensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The cells were assembled using nanostructured TiO2 films. The best performance was observed for the DSSC sensitized with Ziziphus juju...

  7. Technical communications

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    Bitter almond oil (benzaldehyde), a flavoring compound used in many foods, was isolated from apricot kernels; 2 synthetic benzaldehyde samples were obtained from commercial sources. All samples were analyzed for radiocarbon (14C) content. The natural sample yielded a value consistent with its natural origin (approximately 116% of Modern Standard Activity), while the synthetic samples were devoid of 14C activity as expected for a petrochemical material. Implications for quality control of bitter almond oil are discussed

  8. Significant effect of accidental pollinations on the progeny of low setting Prunus interspecific crosses

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    Arbeloa Matute, Arancha; Daorden Álvarez, María Elena; García Martín, Elena; Wünsch, Ana; Hormaza Urroz, José Ignacio; Marín Velázquez, Juan Antonio

    2006-01-01

    The incidence of fortuitous pollination on interspecific hybridizations of the plum rootstock Myrobalan with the apricot cultivars 'Moniquí' and 'Moniquí Borde' was assessed in this work. Progeny was originated through hand pollination of emasculated flowers of three Myrobalan clones, without bagging, in 1998 and 1999. Fruit set was low and variable among years (1.8-8.0%), but higher than the level of accidental pollination measured with emasculated and non-pollinated flowers (1.2%). Molecula...

  9. Analysis of Mineral and Heavy Metal Content of Some Commercial Fruit Juices by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

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    Adriana Dehelean; Dana Alina Magdas

    2013-01-01

    The presence of potentially toxic elements and compounds in foodstuffs is of intense public interest and thus requires rapid and accurate methods to determine the levels of these contaminants. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry is a powerful tool for the determination of metals and nonmetals in fruit juices. In this study, 21 commercial fruit juices (apple, peach, apricot, orange, kiwi, pear, pineapple, and multifruit) present on Romanian market were investigated from the heavy meta...

  10. Investigation on Clarified Fruit Juice Composition by Using Visible Light Micro-Raman Spectroscopy

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    Maria Lepore; Damiano Gustavo Mita; Nadia Diano; Ines Delfino; Flora Zenone; Carlo Camerlingo

    2007-01-01

    Liquid samples of clarified apple and apricot juices at different production stages were investigated using visible light micro-Raman spectroscopy in order to assess its potential in monitoring fruit juice production. As is well-known, pectin plays a strategic role in the production of clarified juice and the possibility of using Raman for its detection during production was therefore evaluated. The data analysis has enabled the clear identification of pectin. In particular, Raman spectra of ...

  11. Effects of precooling and degreening treatments on the susceptibility of peach and citrus to handling damage.

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    Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita; Garcia Garcia, F.

    1997-01-01

    Mechanical damage to fruits results from a combination of fruit properties and of damage inflicting effects by the handling equipment. Treatments were applied to fruits which affect mechanical damage susceptibility: precooling for stone fruits and degreening to citrus fruits. Laboratory tests (compression, impact, tumbling, abrasion) and field tests (damage in the handling lines) were applied to (3) peach, (2) apricot, (2) orange and (1) lemon varieties. Hydroor-air-cooling influence positive...

  12. DOSE-RESPONSE OF PORCINE OVARIAN GRANULOSA CELLS TO AMYGDALIN TREATMENT COMBINED WITH DEOXYNIVALENOL

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    Marek Halenár; Marína Medveďová; Nora Maruniaková; Dagmara Packová; Adriana Kolesárová

    2014-01-01

    Amygdalin is one of many nitrilosides, which are natural cyanide-containing substances abundant in the seeds of apricots, almond, peaches, apples, and other rosaceous plants. It is a controversial anti-tumor natural product that has been used as an alternative cancer drug for many years. On the other hand, one of the most widely distributed mycotoxin contaminating food and animal feed is deoxynivalenol (DON). Deoxynivalenol has adverse effects on humans, animals, and crops that result in illn...

  13. Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Fat and Calorie Counter

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    ... Apricots, fresh (2 = 1/2 cup) Artichoke, globe Asparagus spears Avocado, black or green skin   (g)  1 ... 128    (g)  New England clam chowder or potato asparagus or broccoli corn celery chicken mushroom with whole ...

  14. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for bupirimate in several crops

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    2014-01-01

    In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Netherlands, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Makhteshim-Agan Holland B.V. to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance bupirimate in apricots, peaches, strawberries, grapes, blackberries, dewberries, cucurbits, herbs and globe artichokes. In order to accommodate for the intended uses, The Netherlands proposed to raise the existing MRLs for bupirimate and for its me...

  15. Models for the prediction of handling damage in citrus and peaches grading lines, related to their physical properties.

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    Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita; Garcia Garcia, F.

    1997-01-01

    Fruit damage during harvesting and handling is a standing problem, particularly for susceptible fruits like peaches and apricots. The resulting mechanical damage is a combination of fruit properties and damage inflicting effects due to procedures and to the equipment. Nine packing lines in the region of Murcia (SE Spain) have been tested with the aid of two different-size electronic fruits IS-100. Probabilities of impacts above three preset thresholds (50 g's, 100 g's and 150 g's) were calcul...

  16. Effects of ripening degree and sample preparation on peach aroma profile characterization by headspace solid-phase microextraction

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    BACVONKRALJ, Mojca; JUG, Tjasa; KOMEL, Erika; Fajt, Nikita

    2014-01-01

    Peaches are consumed worldwide and have great market demand. Compared to apricots, the volatiles defining the typical peach aroma are still poorly analytically characterized. The aim of our study was to determine the impact of the stage of ripening, sample storage conditions, and type of fiber coating and extraction glassware on peach aroma compounds. The peach aroma components were extracted by headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) and with the application of a specific fiber (DVB/...

  17. Effect of High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing on Microbiological Shelf-Life and Quality of Fruits Pretreated with Ascorbic Acid or SnCl2

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    2014-01-01

    In the current study, the processing conditions required for the inactivation of Paenibacillus polymyxa and relevant spoilage microorganisms by high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treatment on apricot, peach, and pear pieces in sucrose (22°Brix) solution were assessed. Accordingly, the shelf-life was determined by evaluating both the microbiological quality and the sensory characteristics (taste, odor, color, and texture) during refrigerated storage after HHP treatment. The microbiological shelf-...

  18. Detection and Characterization of Plum Pox Potyvirus (PPV) by DAS-ELISA and RT-PCR / RFLP Analysis in Turkey

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    SERTKAYA, Gülşen; ULUBAŞ, Çiğdem; ÇAĞLAYAN, Kadriye

    2003-01-01

    This study was conducted to determine the presence of plum pox virus (PPV) (family Potyviridae, genus Potyvirus) in different regions of Turkey and to characterize PPV isolates by serological and molecular techniques, including ELISA and PCR/ RFLP. Thus, leaf samples from different stone fruit species (almond, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum and sour and sweet cherry) exhibiting various types of symptoms related to PPV were collected from different parts of the canopy from randomly selected o...

  19. Influence of host plant species on the development and reproduction of hawthorn spider mites

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    Li Dingxu; Hou Yueli; Shen Zuorui

    2006-01-01

    A leaf disc bioassay was employed to investigate the influence of host species of deciduous fruit trees,like apple,peach,plum,cherry and apricot,on the development and reproduction of the hawthorn spider mite Tetranychus viennensis Zacher in the laboratory under conditions of 25±1℃,60±10% RH and a photoperiod of 16 h: 8 h light:dark.This was done by determining the duration of each life stage of the mites,the intrinsic rate of population increase (Tm),mean generation time (T) and net reproductive rate (R0)of the spider mites on each of the host plant species.Differences in life table parameters of the spider mite among host plants were analyzed with the jack-knife method.The results indicated that plum might be the best suitable plant for the spider mite among the plants tested due to shorter developmental period and higher intrinsic rate of increase,whereas cherry and apricot were least suitable due to their long developmental duration and low intrinsic rates of increase.When the spider mites were transferred from apple to other fruit trees,negative effects on developmental duration, fecundity and life table parameters were found in the first generation,but the effects faded out in succeeding generations.When transferred onto plum and peach,the spider mite adapted to the new hosts in the second generation;however,on cherry and apricot,it adapted in the third generation.

  20. Transfer factors of 137Cs and 9Sr from soil to trees in arid regions

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    Transfer factors of 137Cs and 9Sr from contaminated soil (Aridisol) to olive, apricot trees and grape vines were determined under irrigated field conditions for four successive years. The transfer factors (calculated as Bq kg-1 dry plant material per Bq kg-1 dry soil) of both radionuclides varied among tree parts and were highest in olive and apricot fruits. However, the values for 9Sr were much higher than those for 137Cs in all plant parts. The geometric mean of the transfer factors in olives, apricots and grapes were 0.007, 0.095 and 0.0023 for 137Cs and 0.093, 0.13 and 0.08 for 9Sr, respectively, and were negligible in olive oil for both radionuclides. The transfer factors of both radionuclides were similar to, or in the lower limits of, those obtained in other areas of the world. This could be attributed to differences in soil characteristics: higher pH, lower organic matter, high clay content, and higher exchangeable potassium and calcium

  1. 基于高速摄像技术落果运动规律的研究%Researching the Movement of Fruit Dropping Based on High-speed Camera

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    吕梦璐; 王春耀; 罗建清; 蔡菲; 张敏敏

    2015-01-01

    研究枝干和杏果实在落果过程中的瞬时速度及位移变化规律,为振动机械化采收提供必要的理论依据。通过机械振动装置对杏树进行振动采收试验,借助高速摄像仪对振动采收过程进行跟踪拍摄记录,利用 Phantom软件对图像进行分析、计算。由分析可知:在受迫振动中同枝干、不同位置的杏果实瞬时速度的变化规律有6个阶段,所在枝干的瞬时速度峰值出现时刻都较杏果实瞬时速度峰值出现的早;杏果实瞬时速度的变化周期与所在枝干瞬时速度的周期变化相近,约为70~80ms,完全分离前的6~10ms,杏果实与所在枝干的相对瞬时速度达到最大。结果证明:振动采收时使用高速摄像装置进行速度分析,可以较好地得到落果的运动规律,直观地了解整个落果过程并且量化杏果实的力学性能参数。%In order to research the instantaneous velocity and displacement variation of branches and apricot fruit in the fruit dropping for vibration to provide the necessary theoretical basis in mechanical harvesting .By mechanical vibration device for doing apricot harvest vibration test , using high-speed camera for tracking and recording vibration harvesting process , and using Phantom for analyzing and calculate .By forced vibration analysis shows that the instantaneous velocity of apricot fruit have six stages at the different variation positions in the same branches ,where the branches of the instanta-neous velocity peak moments are more earlier than the instantaneous velocity peak moments of apricot fruit ,the changing cycle of instantaneous velocity of apricot fruit instantaneous speed are similar to the branches ,about 70ms to 80ms.Be-fore 6-10 ms completely separated ,the relative instantaneous velocity of apricot fruit and the branches is maximized .The results prove that the use of high-speed analyzing the velocity in the vibration harvesting , you can get

  2. Occupational Allergy to Peach (Prunus persica Tree Pollen and Potential Cross-Reactivity between Rosaceae Family Pollens

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    Nannan Jiang

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Orchard workers in north China are highly exposed to orchard pollens, especially peach and other Rosaceae family pollens during pollination season. The aim of this study was to investigate whether occupational allergy to peach tree pollen as a member of Rosaceae family is IgE-mediated and to evaluate the cross-reactivity among Rosaceae family pollens. Allergen skin test and conjunctival challenge test were performed; enzyme linked immune-sorbent assay (ELISA, inhibiting ELISA, western immunoblotting and inhibiting western immunoblotting were done with Rosaceae family orchard pollens, including peach, apricot, cherry, apple and pear tree pollens. Mass spectrometry was also performed to probe the main allergen component and cross-reactive protein. Sensitizations to peach pollen were found in both skin test and conjunctival challenge in the patients. Serum specific IgE to three pollens (peach, apricot and cherry were detected through ELISA. When peach pollen used as solid phase, ELISA inhibition revealed other four kinds of pollens capable of inducing partial to strong inhibitions (45% to 87%, with the strongest inhibition belonging to apricot pollen (87%. Western   blotting showed predominant IgE binding to a 20 KD protein among these pollens, which appeared to be a cross-reactive allergen component through western blotting inhibition. It was recognized as a protein homologous to glutathione s-transferase 16 from Arabidopsis thaliana. Peach and other Rosaceae family tree pollen may serve as a potential cause of IgE mediated occupational respiratory disease in orchard workers in north China. 

  3. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for bupirimate in several crops

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, the Netherlands, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS, received an application from Makhteshim-Agan Holland B.V. to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance bupirimate in apricots, peaches, strawberries, grapes, blackberries, dewberries, cucurbits, herbs and globe artichokes. In order to accommodate for the intended uses, The Netherlands proposed to raise the existing MRLs for bupirimate and for its metabolite ethirimol. The EMS drafted an evaluation report in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, which was submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to provisionally derive MRL proposals for bupirimate of 0.3 mg/kg for peaches, apricots and cucurbits with inedible peel, 1.5 mg/kg for grapes and cane fruit, 2 mg/kg for strawberries, 3 mg/kg for courgettes. No change to the existing MRL for cucumbers is necessary. To cover the uses of bupirimate, an amendment of the MRLs for ethirimol is necessary for cane fruits and cucurbits with inedible peel only, to 0.1 and 0.08 mg/kg respectively. No MRLs are proposed for fresh herbs and globe artichokes. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of bupirimate and ethirimol in the commodities under consideration. Based on the preliminary risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed uses of bupirimate on apricots, peaches, grapes, strawberries, cane fruits, courgettes, cucumbers and cucurbits with inedible peel will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore are unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

  4. Occupational Allergy to Peach (Prunus persica) Tree Pollen and Potential Cross-Reactivity between Rosaceae Family Pollens.

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    Jiang, Nannan; Yin, Jia; Mak, Philip; Wen, Liping

    2015-10-01

    Orchard workers in north China are highly exposed to orchard pollens, especially peach and other Rosaceae family pollens during pollination season. The aim of this study was to investigate whether occupational allergy to peach tree pollen as a member of Rosaceae family is IgE-mediated and to evaluate the cross-reactivity among Rosaceae family pollens. Allergen skin test and conjunctival challenge test were performed; enzyme linked immune-sorbent assay (ELISA), inhibiting ELISA, western immunoblotting and inhibiting western immunoblotting were done with Rosaceae family orchard pollens, including peach, apricot, cherry, apple and pear tree pollens. Mass spectrometry was also performed to probe the main allergen component and cross-reactive protein. Sensitizations to peach pollen were found in both skin test and conjunctival challenge in the patients. Serum specific IgE to three pollens (peach, apricot and cherry) were detected through ELISA. When peach pollen used as solid phase, ELISA inhibition revealed other four kinds of pollens capable of inducing partial to strong inhibitions (45% to 87%), with the strongest inhibition belonging to apricot pollen (87%). Western blotting showed predominant IgE binding to a 20 KD protein among these pollens, which appeared to be a cross-reactive allergen component through western blotting inhibition. It was recognized as a protein homologous to glutathione s-transferase 16 from Arabidopsis thaliana. Peach and other Rosaceae family tree pollen may serve as a potential cause of IgE mediated occupational respiratory disease in orchard workers in north China. PMID:26742437

  5. Monitoring of multiple pesticide residues in some fruits in Karachi, Pakistan

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    One hundred and twenty samples of different fruits including apple, apricot, persimmon, chiku, citrus, grapes, guava, mango, papaya, peach, plum and pomegranate procured from different selling points of Karachi, Pakistan during 2008-2009, were analyzed for monitoring of multiple pesticide residues using GC/FID and HPLC/UV. The results showed exceeding level of contamination. On an average 62.5% samples contained residues of pesticides while 22% samples exceeded the maximum residue limits (MRLs) as given by FAO/WHO (Anon., 2000). (author)

  6. Low-calorie marmalades

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    Pavlović Saša R.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The number of people suffering from insulin-dependent (Diabetes Melitus type I and insulin-independent (Diabetes Melitus type II is huge, and the number of potential diseased is in permanent rise. For that reason products with reduced amount of sugar have become very popular. Factory "Srbijanka" Valjevo manufactures reduced–sugar marmalades from apricot peach, strawberry, apple and orange. Low–metoxyl pectins and high-grade locust bean gum were used as gelation agents. Sensory evaluation and energy value of these marmalades were determined and all samples were highly graded. All marmalades belonged to the group of low-calorie (dietetic products.

  7. PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE STUDY ON THE SPREAD OF APPLE CHLOROTIC LEAF SPOT VIRUS (ACLSV) IN DIFFERENT FRUIT TREE SPECIES IN KYUSTENDIL REGION OF BULGARIA

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    Aneliya BORISOVA

    2005-01-01

    The survey was carried out mostly in one of the main fruit tree growing regions of Bulgaria - Kyustendil, during the period of 2004-2005. A total of 632 trees corresponding to 50 apple, 27 pear, 19 plum, 4 peach, 9 sweet cherry and 4 sour cherry cultivars and 21 apricot elites were tested for the presence of Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (ACLSV) and six other viruses by ELISA. Samples for analyses were collected from different organs of plants: flowers, leaves or phloem tissues. In the pres...

  8. Lipids in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations

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    González Rodríguez, María Luisa; Rabasco Alvarez, Antonio M.

    2000-01-01

    In this paper, a review of the applications of lipids in the pharmaceutical field has been reported. In a first stage, different lipids used as excipients in cosmetics and medicines have been described. Many vegetable oils are used in this sense: almond oil, apricot oil, avocado oil, borage oil, coffee oil, safflower oil, etc.; from de animal source, fish oil and bird oil can be employed as excipients in cosmetical formulations. Fats and waxes may be also used for this purpose. A broad range ...

  9. Decontamination abilities of some foodstuffs enriched with low-esterificated pectin

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    Radioprotective foodstuffs prepared from mousses of beet, apricot and hip, containing low-esterificated pectin, have been prepared. Their abilities to reduce the resorption of radionuclides in the digestive tract have been investigated. These are evaluated with respect to cesium-137 and cerium-144. The changes in nuclide accumulation have been controlled by measuring the whole-body activity and radiometry of the critical organs. Among the studied mousses the hip mousse proved to be the most effective towards radioactive cesium. Efficacy towards cerium has not been found. (author)

  10. Effect of radiation on fruit pollen germination and distant hybridization compatibility

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    Pollens of Zhouxingshantao peach trees, apricot cultivar Katy and plum cultivar Friar were irradiated by different doses of 60Co γ-rays and ultraviolet to study the radiation effect on the pollen germination and distant hybridization settings. The germination percentages of the pollen irradiated by 60Co γ-rays and ultraviolet were lower than those of the controls. The pollens of the tested fruits have different sensitivities of 60Co γ-rays and ultraviolet: the Friar pollen was the most sensitive to the radiation, and the Katy was the least. With the germinate percentages of the irradiated pollen dropping, the distant hybridization fruit setting percentage also lowered. (authors)

  11. Antibacterial Effect of Untreated and Treated (Decolorized Dyes by Agricultural Wastes

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Toxicity (antibacterial effect of untreated and treated (decolorized dyes on a soil bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was determined. Low cost and easily available two agricultural residues (cotton stalk and apricot seed as biosorbents were used to remove Astrazone Black and Astrazone Yellow from aqueous solution. The removal of these dyes with agricultural wastes reduced the toxic effect on P. aeruginosa. This reduction in toxic effect is important both in respect of environmental biotechnology and waste detoxification. This study showed that these agricultural byproducts can be used for decolorization and detoxification of dyes.

  12. Dicty_cDB: SSC346 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available t Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bh002g05 3', mRNA sequence. 50 0.038 1 CB823537 |C...B823537.1 EST 4761 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone bh006p21 3', mRNA se...PSVAPLAVNINPDDHLNNDY*l*rs*lylyiinyn q Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: ---IAGKIQVIFGPMFS...stcckh*s**sfk**llimkiliifvhykl*s Homology vs CSM-cDNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignme...omology vs DNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value N

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  8. Genetic enhancement of RNA-processing defects by a dominant mutation in B52, the Drosophila gene for an SR protein splicing factor.

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    Peng, X; Mount, S M

    1995-01-01

    SR proteins are essential for pre-mRNA splicing in vitro, act early in the splicing pathway, and can influence alternative splice site choice. Here we describe the isolation of both dominant and loss-of-function alleles of B52, the gene for a Drosophila SR protein. The allele B52ED was identified as a dominant second-site enhancer of white-apricot (wa), a retrotransposon insertion in the second intron of the eye pigmentation gene white with a complex RNA-processing defect. B52ED also exaggera...

  9. Skladování peckového ovoce

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    ČÍŽKOVÁ, Jitka

    2015-01-01

    Bachelor thesis on the theme storage of fruits contains theoretical and practical part deals with with the cultivation/grow (dala bych ale spíš cultivation), harvesting and processes which take place during storage of stone fruit. The practical part is focused on the storage of stone fruit, apricot specifically at two different temperatures of 5 ° C and 18 ° C. For the experiment were selected varieties Betinka and Bergeron, was observed weight loss, health condition, and weight of the fruit ...

  10. Radiation preservation of dry fruits and nuts

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    Present studies were conducted to investigate insect infestation and oxidative changes of packaging materials. Dry fruits and nuts such as apricots, dates raisins, almonds, pinenuts and walnuts were used for these experiments. Insect infestation and other physico-chemical parameters were used for quality evaluation of the stored dry fruits and nuts. The effect of irradiation and polyethylene (PE) thickness on the over all acceptance of dry fruits on their color, texture, taste and flavor were evaluated. Radiation treatment and low temperature independently inhibited insect infestation during storage. (A.B.)

  11. Extended safe preservation period of foods of plant origin through combined technological methods

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    The sublimation drying of fruits as an innovative technology for preservation their composition and enzyme activity is applied to various fruits: apricots, strawberries, plumbs, peaches and apples. The authors present the main methods of lyophilization as an original biotechnology for cryopreservation of fruits and afterwards are subjected to cold sterilization with 1.5 and 3 kGy doses of gamma irradiation. The combined application of both technologies provides safe and extended preservation of fresh fruits with high content of vitamins, mineral salts, maximum preserved enzyme system, aroma-tasty complex and microbiological purity

  12. Linkage map positions and allelic diversity of two Mal d 3 (non-specific lipid transfer protein) genes in the cultivated apple (Malus domestica)

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    Gao, Z. S.; Weg, van de, H; Schaart, J.G.; Meer, van der, D; Kodde, L.P.; Laimer, M; Breiteneder, H; K. Hoffmann-Sommergruber; Gilissen, L.J.W.J.

    2005-01-01

    Non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs) of Rosaceae fruits, such as peach, apricot, cherry, plum and apple, represent major allergens for Mediterranean atopic populations. As a first step in elucidating the genetics of nsLTPs, we directed the research reported here towards identifying the number and location of nsLTP (Mal d 3) genes in the apple genome and determining their allelic diversity. PCR cloning was initially performed on two cultivars, Prima and Fiesta, parents of a core apple...

  13. Peking Chutney

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    2002-01-01

    2 pounds (about 4 cups of pulp) of ripe Ming Tomb persimmons1 1/2 cups of light or dark Turpan raisins (haven’t recently been to Turpan? then any raisins will do)2 cups of dried apricots from Turpan2 freshly picked tart apples from Maoling, tomb of the 9th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty2 tablespoons of fresh ginger 1 green chili pepper chopped 1 tablespoon of mustard seed3 1/2 cups water1 1/2 cups white vinegar (I used rice wine vinegar) 1 1/4 cups brown sugar

  14. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyriproxyfen in stone fruits and tea

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    2013-01-01

    In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Netherlands, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe S.A.S. to set import tolerances for pyriproxyfen in stone fruits and tea. In order to accommodate the authorized uses of pyriproxyfen on tea in Japan and on stone fruits in the United States, the EMS proposed to raise the existing MRLs of pyriproxyfen in plums, apricots and tea and to lower the exis...

  15. MK615 decreases RAGE expression and inhibits TAGE-induced proliferation in hepatocellular carcinoma cells

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    Yuhki; Sakuraoka; Tokihiko; Sawada; Toshie; Okada; Takayuki; Shiraki; Yoshikazu; Miura; Katsuya; Hiraishi; Tatsushi; Ohsawa; Masakazu; Adachi; Jun-ichi; Takino; Masayoshi; Takeuchi; Keiichi; Kubota

    2010-01-01

    AIM:To investigate the proliferative effect of advanced glycation end-products(AGEs) and the role of their cellular receptor(RAGE) on hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) cells,and the inhibitory effects of MK615,an extract from Japanese apricot,against AGEs were also evaluated.METHODS:Two HCC cell lines,HuH7 and HepG2,were used.Expression of RAGE was investigated by poly-merase chain reaction,Western blotting,and flow cytemetry(FACS).The effect of MK615 on RAGE expression was also evaluated by FACS.The proliferat...

  16. Amino Acid Profile as a Feasible Tool for Determination of the Authenticity of Fruit Juices

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    Mostafa Asadpoor

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Fruit juice is a nutrient rich food product with a direct connection to public health. The purpose of this research was to determine the amino acid profile of juices and provide a quick and accurate indicator for determining their authenticity. Methods: The method of analysis was HPLC with fluorescence detector and pre-column derivatization by orthophtaldialdehyde (OPA. Sixty-six samples of fruit juices were analyzed, and fourteen amino acids were identified and determined in the sampled fruit juices. The fruit samples used for this analysis were apples, oranges, cherry, pineapple, mango, apricot, pomegranate, peach and grapes. Results: The results showed that 32% of samples tested in this study had a lower concentrate percentage as compared to that of their labels and/or other possible authenticity problems in the manufacturing process. The following samples showed probable adulteration: four cherry juice samples, two pomegranate juice samples, one mango, three grape, four peach, seven orange, two apple and one apricot juice samples. Conclusion: In general, determining the amount of amino acids and comparing sample amino acids profiles standard values seems to be an indicator for quality control. This method can the regulatory agencies with a tool, to help produce a healthier The aim of this study is the analytical control of the fruit juice composition is becoming an important issue, and HPLC can provide an important and essential tool for more accurate research as well as for routine analysis.

  17. Phytoplasmas

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    Vladimirovna Makarova, Olga

    Phytoplasmas are plant pathogenic bacteria that are transmitted by leafhopper vectors. These phytopathogens cause disease in over 100 economically important plants, including apple, grapevine, rice, coconut, pear, apricot, cotton and potato. When infected, susceptible plants usually fail to germi......Phytoplasmas are plant pathogenic bacteria that are transmitted by leafhopper vectors. These phytopathogens cause disease in over 100 economically important plants, including apple, grapevine, rice, coconut, pear, apricot, cotton and potato. When infected, susceptible plants usually fail...... to germinate or die. Currently, disease management is limited to control of insect vectors and elimination of infected plants, where correct identification plays a crucial role. As phytoplasmas cannot be cultured in vitro and do not possess a distinct morphology, traditional microbiological identification......-quarantine strains. The phylogenetic analysis proved their ability to separate main phytoplasma species/groups. Identification procedures have been developed and the DNA barcodes were deposited in the DNA barcode database. This DNA barcoding-based system is expected to be implemented in the EU and aid plant health...

  18. Oil Content, Fatty Acid Composition and Distributions of Vitamin-E-Active Compounds of Some Fruit Seed Oils

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    Bertrand Matthäus

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Oil content, fatty acid composition and the distribution of vitamin-E-active compounds of selected Turkish seeds that are typically by-products of the food processing industries (linseed, apricot, pear, fennel, peanut, apple, cotton, quince and chufa, were determined. The oil content of the samples ranged from 16.9 to 53.4 g/100 g. The dominating fatty acids were oleic acid (apricot seed oil, peanut oil, and chufa seed oil in the range of 52.5 to 68.4 g/100 g and linoleic acid (pear seed oil, apple seed oil, cottonseed oil and quince seed oil with 48.1 to 56.3 g/100 g, while in linseed oil mainly α-linolenic acid (53.2 g/100 g and in fennel seed oil mainly 18:1 fatty acids (80.5 g/100 g with petroselinic acid predominating. The total content of vitamin-E-active compounds ranged from 20.1 (fennel seed oil to 96 mg/100 g (apple seed oil. The predominant isomers were established as α- and γ-tocopherol.

  19. Dried plum's unique capacity to reverse bone loss and alter bone metabolism in postmenopausal osteoporosis model.

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    Elizabeth Rendina

    Full Text Available Interest in dried plum has increased over the past decade due to its promise in restoring bone and preventing bone loss in animal models of osteoporosis. This study compared the effects of dried plum on bone to other dried fruits and further explored the potential mechanisms of action through which dried plum may exert its osteoprotective effects. Adult osteopenic ovariectomized (OVX C57BL/6 mice were fed either a control diet or a diet supplemented with 25% (w/w dried plum, apple, apricot, grape or mango for 8 weeks. Whole body and spine bone mineral density improved in mice consuming the dried plum, apricot and grape diets compared to the OVX control mice, but dried plum was the only fruit to have an anabolic effect on trabecular bone in the vertebra and prevent bone loss in the tibia. Restoration of biomechanical properties occurred in conjunction with the changes in trabecular bone in the spine. Compared to other dried fruits in this study, dried plum was unique in its ability to down-regulate osteoclast differentiation coincident with up-regulating osteoblast and glutathione (GPx activity. These alterations in bone metabolism and antioxidant status compared to other dried fruits provide insight into dried plum's unique effects on bone.

  20. PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE STUDY ON THE SPREAD OF APPLE CHLOROTIC LEAF SPOT VIRUS (ACLSV IN DIFFERENT FRUIT TREE SPECIES IN KYUSTENDIL REGION OF BULGARIA

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    Aneliya BORISOVA

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available The survey was carried out mostly in one of the main fruit tree growing regions of Bulgaria - Kyustendil, during the period of 2004-2005. A total of 632 trees corresponding to 50 apple, 27 pear, 19 plum, 4 peach, 9 sweet cherry and 4 sour cherry cultivars and 21 apricot elites were tested for the presence of Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (ACLSV and six other viruses by ELISA. Samples for analyses were collected from different organs of plants: flowers, leaves or phloem tissues. In the present research, ACLSV was not found in pear, plum, apricot and sour cherry. The highest infection rate of the virus among the infected fruit tree species was in apple (73 % followed by sweet cherry (13.3 % and peach (11.76 %. The frequency of mixed infection was 43.2 % in the infected apple, 33.4 % in sweet cherry and 12.5 % in peach trees. The highest concentrations of ACLSV, measured by ELISA, were observed in naturally grown flower petals of apple and sweet cherry trees in May.

  1. Conversion of some fruit stones and shells into activated carbons

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    The pyrolysis of certain biomass waste (stones of date, apricot, peach and olive as well as shells of walnut and coconut) was investigated to prepare activated carbons (ACs) suitable for some commercial purposes. The pyrolysis process was performed into fixed bed reactor which was designed for this purpose. The resulted char was chemically activated using NaOH and the adsorption characteristics, such as iodine number, methylene blue (MB) value, and p-nitrophenol (PNP) value were measured. The surface area of the prepared ACs were estimated from the calibration curve as between IN and BET surface area of some established ACs from the literature. The adsorption from solution method was also used to measure the specific surface area of the prepared ACs, using MB and PNP as solutes. The adsorption isotherms of the ACs from both atmospheric pyrolysis (AP) and reduced pressure pyrolysis (RPP) were determined and were found to fit the Langmuir type of isotherm. The prepared ACs show different adsorption properties and surface areas, and that AC obtained from apricot stones had the highest porosity as indicating by IN and SABET. (author)

  2. Effect of gamma-irradiation on thermoluminescence values in dried fruits

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    Studies were conducted to measure the effect of irradiation treatment on thermoluminescence (TL) values in dried fruits such as apricots, dates and raisins. For this purpose, inorganic dust particulate (minerals) adhering to the fruit surface was collected from untreated and treated (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 kGy) samples. The TL responses of the isolated minerals was measured in the temperature range of 80-320 deg C at an increasing rate of 10 deg C/s. It was observed that peak of the TL signals appeared at 200 deg C in each case and generally the magnitude of the peak signals was almost 103 times that of unirradiated samples. Regression and correlation analysis of the data indicated strong relationship between radiation absorbed dose and TL values at each temperature (τ≥0.98). It was concluded that TL measurements could serve as a fast and reliable method for distinguishing as well as determining absorbed dose in irradiated dried apricot, date and raisin. (author)

  3. Multifrequency EPR study on freeze-dried fruits before and after X-ray irradiation

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    Yordanov, N.D. [Laboratory EPR, Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia (Bulgaria)]. E-mail: ndyepr@bas.bg; Aleksieva, K. [Laboratory EPR, Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia (Bulgaria); Dimitrova, A. [Laboratory EPR, Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia (Bulgaria); Georgieva, L. [Institute of Cryobiology and Food Technologies, 1162 Sofia (Bulgaria); Tzvetkova, E. [Institute of Cryobiology and Food Technologies, 1162 Sofia (Bulgaria)

    2006-09-15

    X-, K- and Q-band EPR studies on lyophilized whole pulp parts of blue plum, apricot, peach, melon as well as achens and pulp separately of strawberry before and after X-ray irradiation are reported. Before irradiation all samples show in X band a weak singlet EPR line with g=2.0030+/-0.0005, except melon, which is EPR silent. Immediately after irradiation all samples exhibit complex fruit-depending spectra, which decay with time and change to give, in ca. 50days, an asymmetric singlet EPR line with g=2.0041+/-0.0005. Only apricot pulp gave a typical ''sugar-like'' EPR spectrum. Singlet EPR lines recorded after irradiation in X -band are K- and Q-band resolved as typical anisotropic EPR spectra with g{sub ||}=2.0023+/-0.0003 and g{sub -}bar =2.0041+/-0.0005. In addition, K- and Q-band EPR spectra of all samples show a superposition with the six EPR lines of Mn{sup 2+} naturally present in the fruits. The saturation behavior of the EPR spectra of achens of lyophilized and fresh strawberry is also studied. The differences in g factors of samples before and after X-ray irradiation might be used for the identification of radiation processing of fruits in the case of pulp and the differences in the EPR saturation behavior might be used for the achens of strawberry.

  4. Sensitivity of field tests, serological and molecular techniques for Plum Pox Virus detection in various tissues

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    Mojca VIRŠČEK MARN

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Sensitivity of field tests (AgriStrip  and Immunochromato, DAS-ELISA, two step RT-PCR and real-time RT-PCR for Plum pox virus (PPV detection was tested in various tissues of apricot, peach, plum and damson plum trees infected with isolates belonging to PPV-D, PPV-M or PPV-Rec, the three strains present in Slovenia. Flowers of apricot and plum in full bloom proved to be a very good source for detection of PPV. PPV could be detected with all tested techniques in symptomatic parts of leaves in May and with one exception even in the beginning of August, but it was not detected in asymptomatic leaves using field tests, DAS-ELISA and partly also molecular techniques. PPV was detected only in some of the samples of asymptomatic parts of the leaves with symptoms and of stalks by field tests and DAS-ELISA. Infections were not detected in buds in August using field tests or DAS-ELISA. Field tests are useful for confirmation of the PPV infection in symptomatic leaves, but in tissues without symptoms DAS-ELISA should be combined or replaced by molecular techniques.

  5. Survey of sulfites in wine and various Turkish food and food products intended for export, 2007-2010.

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    Ulca, P; Öztürk, Y; Senyuva, H Z

    2011-01-01

    Surveys were carried out between 2007 and 2010 to determine the total levels of sulfites in 1245 samples of wines, dried apricots, dried vegetables, nuts, juices and purees, frozen foods and cereals containing dried fruit supplied by food inspectors and by food producers for testing or for export certification. Sulfite analysis of wine was carried out using the Ripper method with an LOQ of 5 mg l(-1) and for dried and other foods the Monier-Williams distillation procedure was employed with an LOQ of 10 mg kg(-1). In the survey all wines contained measurable sulfites, but with the exception of one sample of white wine they were otherwise below Turkish Food Codex limits of 160 mg kg(-1) for red wine, 210 mg kg(-1) to white wine and 235 mg kg(-1) for sparkling wine. None of the cereal products, frozen foods, juices or purees contained sulfites above 10 mg kg(-1). However, all dried apricot samples contained significant levels of sulfite with around 40% having levels exceeding the Turkish limit of 2000 mg kg(-1). Significant levels of sulfite were found in other samples of dried fruit with even a fruit and nut bar containing 1395 mg kg(-1) of sulfite, suggesting the dried fruit ingredients contained levels above regulatory limits. PMID:24786011

  6. Chapter 5. Uranium extraction technology from mine and drainage waters of uranium industry wastes. 5.4. Sorbent selection

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    Present article is devoted to sorbent selection. In sulfuric solutions, the uranium is found as [UO2(SO4)2 ]4-, which is produced in result of uranium ores leaching by sulfuric acid and the ratio depends on SO42-, UO22+ concentration and on the ph medium. Thus, the mine waters of Kiik-Tal settlement and the technical waters of Taboshar settlement also contain ions SO42- and UO22+. In principle, uranium can be absorbed from sulfuric solutions either by cation exchangers or by anion exchangers, which has been proved by practice. Component extraction sorption effectiveness, in case of uranium, is determined by its extraction degree (%), cleaning and concentration. These are the main sorption tasks. The basic requirements for the process are: maximum sorbent capacity and selectivity by good kinetic sorption indicators and uranium regeneration. Minimum required parameters which should be of interest to a production engineer are: sorption capacity, number of sorption stages, one-time sorbent loading, solution contact duration, desorption conditions. All these parameters are directly or indirectly related and reflect the basic physicochemical regularities of sorption statics and kinetics, and also depend a lot on the apparatus process design. Taking all this into account, apricot shells as sorbent was used. Apricot shells are a cheap and accessible material - canning plants' waste in the North of Tajikistan, which compiles hundred tons every year. The swelling ability of shell is 17%. A number of tests were carried out for optimal sorption regime determination.

  7. The application of sheet filters in treatment of fruit brandy after cold stabilization

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    Miljić Uroš D.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Considering the common use of sheet filtration for clarification of fruit brandies, the aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of its application on the stability and composition of volatile compounds of apricot brandy after cold stabilisation. Cold stabilisation treatment involved holding of the brandy at -1°C during 24 hours. Five depth filter sheets with the nominal retention rate of 0.3 μm, 0.5-0.7 μm, 0.7-1.0 μm, 1.0-2.0 μm and 2.5-4.0 μm, were tested in the study. It was shown that all assessed filter sheets were efficient in removing chill haze by significantly reducing the content of fatty acid esters (primarily ethyl palmitate and ethyl laurate. Other volatile and aromatic compounds were not significantly influenced by the applied treatments. However, the filter sheets with higher nominal retention rate (> 0.7 μm, had a smaller impact on the sensory characteristics of the apricot brandy. The re-exposure to lower temperatures did not lead to chill haze formation in any sample obtained after sheet filtration. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR-31002

  8. Investigation on Clarified Fruit Juice Composition by Using Visible Light Micro-Raman Spectroscopy

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    Camerlingo, Carlo; Zenone, Flora; Delfino, Ines; Diano, Nadia; Mita, Damiano Gustavo; Lepore, Maria

    2007-01-01

    Liquid samples of clarified apple and apricot juices at different production stages were investigated using visible light micro-Raman spectroscopy in order to assess its potential in monitoring fruit juice production. As is well-known, pectin plays a strategic role in the production of clarified juice and the possibility of using Raman for its detection during production was therefore evaluated. The data analysis has enabled the clear identification of pectin. In particular, Raman spectra of apple juice samples from washed and crushed fruits revealed a peak at 845 cm-1 (typical of pectin) which disappears in the Raman spectra of depectinised samples. The fructose content was also revealed by the presence of four peaks at 823 cm-1, 872 cm-1, 918 cm-1 and 975 cm-1. In the case of apricot juice, several Raman fingerprints of β-carotene at 1008, 1159 and 1520 cm-1 were also highlighted. Present results resulted interesting for the exclusive use of optical methods for the quantitative determination of the above-mentioned substances in place of the biochemical assays generally used for this purpose, which are time consuming and require different chemical reagents for each of them.

  9. Molecular variability analyses of Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus capsid protein

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    T Rana; V Chandel; Y Kumar; R Ram; V Hallan; A A Zaidi

    2010-12-01

    The complete sequences of the coat protein (CP) gene of 26 isolates of Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (ACLSV) from India were determined. The isolates were obtained from various pome (apple, pear and quince) and stone (plum, peach, apricot, almond and wild Himalayan cherry) fruit trees. Other previously characterized ACLSV isolates and Trichoviruses were used for comparative analysis. Indian ACLSV isolates among themselves and with isolates from elsewhere in the world shared 91–100% and 70–98% sequence identities at the amino acid and nucleotide levels, respectively. The highest degree of variability was observed in the middle portion with 9 amino acid substitutions in contrast to the N-terminal and C-terminal ends, which were maximally conserved with only 4 amino acid substitutions. In phylogenetic analysis no reasonable correlation between host species and/or geographic origin of the isolates was observed. Alignment with capsid protein genes of other Trichoviruses revealed the TaTao ACLSV peach isolate to be phylogenetically closest to Peach mosaic virus, Apricot pseudo chlorotic leaf spot virus and Cherry mottle leaf virus. Recombination analysis (RDP3 ver.2.6) done for all the available ACLSV complete CP sequences of the world and Indian isolates indicate no significant evidence of recombination. However, one recombination event among Indian ACLSV-CP isolates was detected. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of complete CP sequence variability study from India and also the first evidence of homologous recombination in ACLSV.

  10. Analysis and risk assessment of 4(5)-methylimidazole in brown colored foods and beverages.

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    Lee, Sumin; Lee, Kwang-Geun

    2016-03-01

    In this study, the 4(5)-methylimidazole (4(5)-MI) levels in various 144 brown coloured foods and beverages were determined. The brown coloured foods and beverages were 62 processed sauces, 40 coffee, 9 caramel syrups, 18 red ginseng juice and 15 Japanese apricot fruit juice. The amount of 4(5)-MI in brewed coffee (1821.3 ng/g) was the highest level among the samples. The 4(5)-MI concentration in processed sauce (47.6 ng/g) was the lowest level among the samples. The levels of 4(5)-MI in various samples were found as follows: 47.6-1748.5 ng/g in processed sauces, 64.1-1821.3 ng/g in commercial coffee, 115.5-491.9 ng/g in caramel syrups, 91.0-854.1 ng/g in red ginseng juice and 137.6-587.4 ng/g in Japanese apricot fruit juice. Based on the 4(5)-MI levels, the estimated daily intake (EDI) and chronic daily intake (CDI) were calculated. EDI and CDI of red ginseng juice was the highest among all samples, and they were 1618.6 and 1256.8 ng/kg bw/day, respectively. PMID:26653824

  11. On Risk Assessment and Application of Agricultural Meteorological Disasters%果树农业气象灾害风险评估与应用研究

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    许彦平; 姚晓红; 刘晓强; 许赟恺; 强玉柱

    2015-01-01

    灾害风险评估是一项新型研究课题,目前比较普遍的研究方法是灾害风险等级评估。以甘肃天水食用杏为例,从分析影响杏产量形成的气象因素入手,利用统计学方法和风险原理,构建了“基于杏产量损失的农业气象灾害风险评估”、“基于不同农业气象灾害类型的灾害风险评估”和“基于不同农业气象灾害类型和灾害贡献率的灾害风险评估”3种农业气象灾害等级风险评估模型,对1982-2011年30a农业气象灾害对食用杏产量形成影响进行了综合风险评估,灾年(包括小灾、中灾、大灾和特大灾)评估以“基于不同农业气象灾害类型和灾害贡献率的灾害风险评估”方法准确率最高,为90%;“基于杏产量损失的农业气象灾害风险评估”居次,准确率80%,以上2种评估方法评估效果都比较理想,可为多年生果树作物气象灾害风险评估研究提供参考,对农业防灾减灾有一定的指导意义。%Disaster risk assessment is a new research topic and the assessment of disaster risk level is the common research method for the moment .Taking the apricot in Gansu Tianshui as an example and start‐ing with the influence of meteorological factor on apricot yield ,In statistical method and risk theory ,three agricultural meteorological disaster risk level assessment models have been constructed .Including agricul‐ture meteorological disaster risk assessment based on the loss of apricot yield ,disaster risk assessment based on the different types of agricultural meteorological disasters and disaster risk assessment based on the different types and the disaster contribution rate of agricultural meteorological disasters .Through the comprehensive risk assessment to the influence of agricultural meteorological disaster on apricot yield from 1982 to 2011 ,the result shows that the disaster years (including mild ,moderate ,severe and the worst

  12. 岩松鼠的食物贮藏行为%Food-hoarding behaviour of David's rock squirrel Sciurotamias davidianus

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    路纪琪; 张知彬

    2005-01-01

    Food storage is an important adaptation of some animal species to the temporal variation or unpredictable food supplies. David's rock squirrel Sciurotamias davidianus occurs in mountainous and hilly areas of north China. Food-hoarding behaviour of this species was unknown. We set up four semi-natural enclosures in the Donglingshan Mountain area near Beijing, and investigate the hoarding strategy of 12 David's rock squirrels and their response to perceived pilferage on seeds of walnuts Juglans regia and wild apricot Prunus armeniaca. The results show that: 1) David's rock squirrels hoarded food items in both larder and scatter patterns but more items were scatter hoarded; 2) when confronted by perceived pilferage on hoarded food, David's rock squirrels increased both larder hoarding and scattered hoarding; 3) none of the seeds of wild apricot and walnut were eaten at the feeder. David's rock squirrels consumed more seeds of wild apricot than that of walnuts outside nest boxes; 4) David's rock squirrels only scatter hoarded walnuts; and 5) seeds of walnuts were transported greater distances than that of wild apricot. The result suggests that David's rock squirrels might play different roles in natural regeneration of walnuts and wild apricots[Acta Zoologica Sinica 51(3):376-382,2005].%食物贮藏是许多动物对不可预见的食物供应变化的一种重要适应.岩松鼠(Sciurotamias davidianus)为中国特有物种,广泛分布于华北地区的山地和丘陵地带.作者在北京市东灵山地区建造半自然围栏(4 m×3 m× 1 m),以核桃(Juglans regia)和山杏(Prunus armeniaca)种子为备选食物,对岩松鼠(12只)的食物贮藏行为进行了研究.数据的统计分析采用SPSS for Windows进行.研究结果表明:1)岩松鼠表现出集中和分散两种食物贮藏方式,而分散贮藏是其偏好的贮藏方式;2) 当遇到贮藏食物被盗窃时,岩松鼠倾向于搬运更多的食物进行集中和分散贮藏;3)岩松鼠没有在食

  13. Activation analysis of microelement contents in food stuff of traditional children food in Republics Uzbekistan

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    Full text: Recent years Hematogists and Pediatricians pay more attention to the issue of disturbance of microelement homeostasis which is the most important in formation of microelementosis in children. To prevent and to treat the deficient forms of microelementosis the determination of microelement contents in traditional food of the population in any particular region is an issue of great importance. Provision of school age children with essential microelements and deficiency of many micronutrients are not sufficiently studied. In this aspect the issue of microelement contents in food stuffs of the children of Zarafshan valley is not enough investigated. Therefore, it is advisable to study the specific weight of microelements such as iron, zinc, copper, cobalt and manganese in vegetable and animal products and phytomedium which are consumed as the traditional food of the population of this region. We have studied 47 types of food stuffs mainly of vegetable and animal origin as well as widely used phytomedium. Microelement concentration in food stuffs were defined by neutron-activation analysis method worked out at Nuclear Physics Institute Republic of Uzbekistan. For the first time we have investigated national dishes - sumalak, halisa, shinni which are the essential part of traditional food of Central Asian population and the contents of microelements being studied. As per results of investigation it was found out that the most highest contents of iron was in dried apricot (358 mg/kg), then in black (180 mg/kg) and white (110 mg/kg) raisins. National dish - shinni ( the grapes syrup) contained iron equal to 103 mg/kg, local apple - 100 mg/kg. It should be noted that not only raisins and shinni are rich with iron but the decoction from wild vineyard stalks too which contains 366 mg/l. Moderate iron contents ( 50-100 mg/kg) was found in the following dried fruits: blackberry, haw, bitter and sweet almond, dried fig, and mulberry. Low concentration of iron (less

  14. Control of the Mediterranean fruit fly in the Near East region using the sterile insect technique. Subregional proposals to eradicate the Medfly and establish fruit fly free areas in Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, The Syrian Arab Republic and the territories under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian authority

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    The Mediterranean fruit fly or medfly, Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann, is the single most important pest species affecting fresh fruits and vegetables within the Mediterranean region, but especially the Near East. For a wide range of commercial crops, including most citrus varieties, mangoes, grapes, apples, peaches, apricots, pears, plums, figs, dates, persimmons, papayas, peppers and tomatoes, it is the only economically important fruit fly in the region. This document, prepared at the request of Member States in the Near East region and developed by a group on international experts in fruit fly control, outlines plans to eradicate the medfly from three subregions of the Near East. The objective is the eradication of the medfly and establishment of fruit fly free areas within participating countries in order to reduce pesticide applications and to enable fresh fruit exports without post-harvest treatments. 12 refs, 6 figs, 19 tabs

  15. A STUDY ON THE ECONOMIC FOREST PATTERN OF DOUBLE-TERRACED FIELD WITH SLOPE INTERVAL IN THE CALCAREOUS ROCK AREA OF TAIHANG MOUNTAIN%太行山石灰岩区隔坡复式梯田山地经济林模式研究

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    王棣; 李勇; 刘劲; 张云龙; 龚怀勋

    1999-01-01

    The pattern of economic forest of double-terraced field with slope interval was studied systematically, including the measures of increasing soil moisture, fertilization and fruit yield. The results showed that soil moisture of double-terraced field with slope interval(main terrace) in growing season was 2.1% higher than that of ternace without slope interval. The yield of dry grass in auxiliary terrace was 1kg/m2, which can be used in burying fresh grass into soil of main terrace or covering the surface of the main terrace soil, so as to increase the soil nutrient contents of the main terrace. The kernel yield of 5-year-old individual apricot tree with sweet kernel increased 69.4% compared with terrace without slope interval. And there was significant difference in tree growth between terrace with and without slope interval.

  16. Radiation processing of temperate fruits of Kashmir valley

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    Kashmir valley is famous for its temperate horticulture. Main temperate fruits grown commercially in the valley include apple, pear, peach, plum, cherry, strawberry and apricot. These fruits being perishable and susceptible to microbial spoilage, have a short shelf-life. The short shelf-life in an impediment in their transportation and marketing and results in huge losses. Study was carried out at NRL, Srinagar to investigate the effect of gamma irradiation on the keeping quality of most of these fruits. The effect of gamma irradiation alone and in combination with other techniques like controlled low temperature storage, edible polysaccharide coating and calcium chloride treatment was studied in detail. The results revealed that there is a great potential for the use of radiation in extending the storage life of most of the temperate fruits produced in the valley of Kashmir. (author)

  17. Thougths Emerged From the Anaphylactic Reactions Due to Fresh Prict Test with Fruit; are We Aware of the Potantial Danger?

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Basic approach for food allergy is to avoide taking the food which is known to be allergic to the person. Minimal contact with allergen even such as skin prict test may also trigger the severe anaphylactic reactions. We want to share our exprience about a patient who exprienced anaphylaxis after fresh prick allergy skin test with fresh fruit (peach, apricot, plumb that we performed in our clinic. We belive that the patients who are known to have severe allergic reaction story must avoid to work in food proccesing and storage works, in case any contact with wounded skin area may result in severe allergic reaction [TAF Prev Med Bull 2014; 13(5.000: 435-436

  18. Cyanide poisoning after bitter almond ingestion

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Plants are responsible for 5% poisoning recorded by Poison Control Centers. Among all known toxic plants, some present a real danger if ingested. We report the case of a five years old child, who presented, after ten bitter almonds ingestion, consciousness disorders progressing to coma with generalized tonic-clonic seizures, miosis and metabolic acidosis. Bitter almonds and nuclei of stone fruits or other rosaceae (apricot, peach, plum contain cyanogenic glycosides, amygdalin, that yields hydrogen cyanide when metabolized in the body. Swallowing six to ten bitter almonds may cause serious poisoning, while the ingestion of fifty could kill a man. The binding of cyanide ions on cytochrome oxidase lead to a non hypoxemic hypoxia by blocking the cellular respiratory chain. Therapeutic measures include, oxygen support, correction of acidosis and cyanide antidote by hydroxocobalamin in case of serious poisoning.

  19. Isolated median sensory neuropathy after acupuncture.

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    Lee, Chang Ho; Hyun, Jung Keun; Lee, Seong Jae

    2008-12-01

    A 47-year-old left-handed man presented with pain and numbness in his left thumb and index finger after acupuncture treatment on an acupoint in his left wrist. A technique of herbal acupuncture, involving the use of a needle coated with apricot seed extract, was used. Median nerve conduction study showed an absence of sensory nerve action potential in the left index finger, whereas the results were normal in all other fingers. The radial and ulnar nerves in the left thumb and ring finger, respectively, showed no abnormality. Infrared thermography of the left index finger showed severe hypothermia. The patient was diagnosed as having an isolated injury to the sensory nerve fibers of the median nerve innervating the index finger. This is the first case report of complications from an herbal acupuncture treatment, and it highlights the possibility of focal peripheral nerve injury caused by acupuncture. PMID:19061751

  20. A case of radiation enteritis with intestinal obstruction due to incarceration of foreign body

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    Tajima, Hidehiro; Isobe, Tsugumasa; Sakuma, Hiroshi; Imahori, Tsutomu; Naka, Fumihiko; Ueda, Hiroshi; Ida, Masahiro; Matsubara, Fujitsugu [Tatsunokuchi Houju Memorial Hospital, Kanazawa (Japan)

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    A 66-year-old woman was seen at the hospital because of an abdominal pain and vomiting. There were previous histories of undergoing ileocecal resection 30 years and total hysterectomy with irradiation for uterine cancer 29 years earlier. Abdominal CT showed a shadow of foreign body, and barium enema revealed a filling defect in the ileum and stenosis at the anastomosis. In addition to these findings the patient deposed that she had ingested a seed of `ume` (Japanese apricot). The patient was diagnosed as intestinal obstruction due to the foreign body and underwent an operation. The postoperative course is good, however, this patient has many other disorders probable resulting from irradiation, such as stenosis of ureter, cutaneous pigmentation and tumor, adenoma of the rectum. Long term and periodic follow-up is important for the patient entertaining possible occurrence of other disorders and second cancer. (author)

  1. Ionogenic adsorbents based on local raw materials for radiation protection

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    The successful management of uranium wastes and creating the conditions for effective rehabilitation activities require special adsorbents capable of holding on the surface complexes, including radioactive elements. Currently tested and have shown promising synthetic adsorbents based pitted apricot fruits and other fruit plants. This report presents data for the establishment of ionic type available adsorbents based on Tajikistan coal. As the base for the creation of this type of adsorbent were taken the coal of the 'Ziddi' deposits. As follows from our data on the chemical composition, the studied coals contain more than 20% of the ash. According to the available literature theses ashes contains various minerals compositions that can form the adsorbent's active surface. Thus, the model for this type of activated carbon can serve as a mixture of zeolite, ion exchange resins and activated carbon itself.

  2. Radiation preservation of foods of plant origin. Part V. Temperate fruits: pome fruits, stone fruits, and berries.

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    Thomas, P

    1986-01-01

    The current status of research on the application of ionizing radiation for improving the storage of temperate fruits, i.e., apple, pear, peach, nectarine, apricot, cherry, plum, strawberry, bilberry, cranberry, raspberry, and black currant, is reviewed. Changes in fruit metabolism, chemical composition, texture, and organoleptic quality attributes are discussed with reference to the irradiation dose. The feasibility of using radiation either alone or in conjunction with heat treatment, refrigeration, and controlled atmospheres (CA) for the control of storage decay caused by fungal pathogens is considered. Areas of further research are suggested before irradiation could be considered for practical application in some of these temperate fruits. The recent trends in the possible use of irradiation for disinfestation of certain pome and stone fruits and the prospects for the commercial utilization of irradiation for improving the market life of strawberries are discussed. PMID:3536313

  3. Insect attack and nutritional losses in stored dried fruits

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    Dried fruits and nuts were assessed for insect and nutritional losses, during 3-12 months storage, under controlled laboratory conditions. Losses were generally storage and commodity dependant. The insect progeny production and percent weight loss, caused by Tribolium castaneum (herbs), in all the commodities, varied from 10 - 120.75 and 0.78 -28.34, respectively. In nutritional aspect, colour, acidity and ascorbic acid decreased while reducing sugars increased during storage. The results based on all parameters showed that during 12 months storage, almond, groundnut, pine nut, walnut and chickpea suffered significantly higher P< 0.05) losses (9.01 - 28.34%) as compared to fig, apricot, date, raisin and mulberry (1.09 - 1.81%). (author)

  4. Investigation of pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits grown in various regions of Hatay, Turkey.

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    Sungur, Sana; Tunur, Cetin

    2012-01-01

    In this study, 175 pesticide residues in various vegetable and fruit samples grown in different regions of Hatay, Turkey, were investigated. Residue analyses were performed using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry with the QuEChERS method. In tomato, plum and apricot samples, pesticide residues were below the limits of detection. In other samples, at least one pesticide residue was detected. Twelve pesticides (acetamiprid, carbendazim, chlorpyrifos, fenarimol, fludioxonil, hexythiazox, imidacloprid, metalaxyl, pyridaben, pyriproxyfen, thiabendozole, triadimenol) were found at levels between 0.003 and 0.759 mg kg(-1). Only in cucumber samples, acetamiprid residues were found at levels greater than the maximum acceptable limit in Turkish Food Codex and European Union maximum residue limits (EU MRLs). In other samples, the detected residue amounts are less than the MRLs declared in the Turkish Food Codex and EU MRLs. PMID:24786407

  5. Characterization of bio-oil obtained from fruit pulp pyrolysis

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    Ozbay, Nurguel [Bozueyuek Vocational School, Bilecik University, Bozueyuek, Bilecik (Turkey); Apaydin-Varol, Esin; Burcu Uzun, Basak [Department of Chemical Engineering, Anadolu University, Eskisehir (Turkey); Eren Puetuen, Ayse [Department of Chemical Engineering, Anadolu University, Eskisehir (Turkey)], E-mail: aeputun@anadolu.edu.tr

    2008-08-15

    Apricot pulps was pyrolyzed in a fixed-bed reactor under different pyrolysis conditions to determine the role of final temperature, sweeping gas flow rate and steam velocity on the product yields and liquid product composition with a heating rate of 5 deg. C/min. Final temperature range studied was between 300 and 700 deg. C and the highest liquid product yield was obtained at 550 deg. C. Liquid product yield increased significantly under nitrogen and steam atmospheres. For the optimum conditions, pyrolysis of peach pulp was furthermore studied. Liquid products obtained under the most suitable conditions were characterized by FTIR and {sup 1}H-NMR. In addition, gas chromatography/mass spectrophotometer was achieved on all pyrolysis oils. Characterization showed that bio-oil could be a potential source for synthetic fuels and chemical feedstock.

  6. Characterization of bio-oil obtained from fruit pulp pyrolysis

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    Oezbay, Nurguel [Bozueyuek Vocational School, Bilecik University, Bozueyuek, Bilecik (Turkey); Apaydin-Varol, Esin; Burcu Uzun, Basak; Eren Puetuen, Ayse [Department of Chemical Engineering, Anadolu University, Eskisehir (Turkey)

    2008-08-15

    Apricot pulps was pyrolyzed in a fixed-bed reactor under different pyrolysis conditions to determine the role of final temperature, sweeping gas flow rate and steam velocity on the product yields and liquid product composition with a heating rate of 5{sup o}C/min. Final temperature range studied was between 300 and 700{sup o}C and the highest liquid product yield was obtained at 550{sup o}C. Liquid product yield increased significantly under nitrogen and steam atmospheres. For the optimum conditions, pyrolysis of peach pulp was furthermore studied. Liquid products obtained under the most suitable conditions were characterized by FTIR and {sup 1}H-NMR. In addition, gas chromatography/mass spectrophotometer was achieved on all pyrolysis oils. Characterization showed that bio-oil could be a potential source for synthetic fuels and chemical feedstock. (author)

  7. The North Atlantic Oscillation system and plant phenology

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    Hubálek, Zdenek

    2016-05-01

    The onset of flowering in 78 wild and domesticated terrestrial plant species recorded in South Moravia (Czech Republic) from 1965 to 2014 was correlated with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index of the preceding winter. Flowering occurred significantly earlier following positive winter NAO phases (causing spring to be warmer than normal in Central Europe) in nearly all early-flowering (March, April) species; high Pearson correlation values were recorded in, e.g., goat willow, spring snowflake, golden bell, cornelian cherry, sweet violet, cherry plum, grape hyacinth, apricot, blackthorn, common dandelion, cherry, southern magnolia, common apple, cuckoo flower, European bird cherry, and cherry laurel. In contrast, the timing of later-flowering plant species (May to July) did not correlate significantly with the winter NAO index. It was found that local temperature is obviously a proximate factor of plant phenology, while the winter NAO is the ultimate factor, affecting temperature and other meteorological phenomena in Central Europe during spring season.

  8. Dicty_cDB: SSE754 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 1514 |CB821514.1 EST 2365 Half-Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone be002m12... 3', mRNA sequence. 60 5e-05 1 BU041737 |BU041737.1 PP_LEa0010F03f Peach developing fruit mesocarp Prunus pe...SLITVFSAPNYCDQSGNLGSFINITEDKIKITTFEAVEHPNIPPMHYA KKYF Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: -... |BU895987.1 X033H08 Populus wood cDNA library Populus tremula x Populus tremuloides cDNA 5 prime, mRNA sequ...ksmmmvlsslfsllqiivinlvilahl*i*lkiklklqllkllniriyhqcim pknis Frame B: ---iylrlmdhhqrrtipfqwrlcg*g*f*f*nyhhsigl*iivpksyafdkg*p*dnry es

  9. Dicty_cDB: SFB110 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 1514.1 EST 2365 Half-Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus armeniaca cDNA clone be002m12 3', mRNA ...sequence. 60 5e-05 1 BU041737 |BU041737.1 PP_LEa0010F03f Peach developing fruit mesocar...EYTT Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame A: LKNXXNXXXXQIXXLGXKNXIXQ...RNA sequence. 54 0.003 1 BU895987 |BU895987.1 X033H08 Populus wood cDNA library Populus tremula x Populus tremuloides cDNA 5 prime...VFF543Q.Seq.d/ 1172 0.0 own update 2009. 4. 4 Homology vs DNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignme

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    Full Text Available 34 of the complete genome. 44 0.47 1 CB823247 |CB823247.1 EST 4471 Ripe Apricot Fruit Lambda Zap II Library Prunus arme...ce ---TKEFKQQSRRIRLTEFFRGKHLYQIDFLKNNKLVKSIKLLIYSTH*kkkkk Translated Amino Acid sequence (All Frames) Frame ...ogy vs CSM-cDNA Score E Sequences producing significant alignments: (bits) Value VSH436 (VSH436Q) /CSM/VS/VS... sequence, section 4/5. 44 0.47 1 AE011082 |AE011082.1 Methanosarcina acetivorans str. C2A, section 427 of 5...B5 map 6, WORKING DRAFT SEQUENCE, 21 unordered pieces. 42 1.9 1 AC127325 |AC127325.4 Mus musculus chromosome

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  12. Dicty_cDB: AFG306 [Dicty_cDB

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  13. Stability of thin shell-fluid coupling in Langrangian Codes

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    In calculations involving thin-shell/fluid coupling, it is frequently observed that the fluid pressure on the shell is computed as an irregular slowly decaying train of pressure spikes rather than a smooth pressure pulse indicated by an experiment. This oscillatory pressure is more in evidence if the shell is thin compared with the fluid mesh size, and if the exciting pressure wave has a sharp leading edge. The use of a 'Pmin' model to describe the cavitation behaviour of the fluid generally aggravates, whereas the use of rezoning, or introducing additional damping alleviates the problem. The nature of this instability has been studied for the UKAEA Lagrangian Code ASTARTE using the APRICOT Phase 3 Problem 3b since this exhibits clearly the above oscillatory behaviour. (orig./GL)

  14. Two new species of Romulea (Iridaceae: Crocoideae from the west­ ern Karoo, Northern Cape and notes on infrageneric classification and range extensions

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    Full Text Available Two new species of Romulea are described from Northern Cape, raising the number of species in southern Africa to 76. R. collina J.C.Manning & Goldblatl is endemic to the Hantamsberg near Calvinia. It is distinguished in subgenus Spatalanthus by its clumped habit, yellow flowers with dark markings in the throat, and short papery bracts. A re-examination of rela­tionships within the subgenus suggests that section Cruciatae is not monophyletic and it is accordingly no longer recog­nized as separate from section  Spatalanthus. R. eburnea J.C.Manning & Goldblatt is a distinctive species of subgenus Spatalanthus from the Komsberg near Sutherland. It is distinguished by its golden yellow flowers with the apical third of the tepals coloured pale creamy apricot, bracts with broad, translucent margins and tips, and an unusually long perianth tube, 10-13 mm long.

  15. THE BEHAVIOR OF THE ROMANIAN PLUM GENOTYPES TO ARTIFICIAL INFECTION WITH PPV (PLUM POX VIRUS

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    Full Text Available Plum pox virus (PPV is a potyvirus that causes Sharka disease in infested stone fruit trees (Prunus species, peach, apricot and plum. It causes severe losses in productivity and fruit quality in European stone fruit orchards. As PPV is transmitted by aphids in a non-persistent manner, the use of pesticides to reduce PPV dissemination is ineffective. (Atanassov D., 1932. Therefore, breeding new plum cultivars resistant or tolerant to Sharka disease is necessary for effective control of PPV in orchards and nurseries. The majority of plum cultivars show different level of susceptibility to PPV. The Romanian cultivar “Andreea” belongs to highly tolerant plum cultivars: only few symptoms are observed on leaves and virus particles are present in plant tissues in low concentration (Zagrai I. et al. 2005. Also the study of local plum genotypes concerning the resistance to PPV, is an important precondition for improvement a new breeding program in plum.

  16. 厨神%A GREAT COOK--Joseph Walker

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    杨行胜

    2006-01-01

    @@ Mom was a good cook. No,I take that back. She was a great cook. She could take a little hamburger,a few potatoes and some canned tomatoes and whip up (激起) a great party worthy of the International Olympic Committee.And the things she could do with a chicken...well,it makes my mouth water to think about it. Her homemade chili sauce was second to none. Her bottled peaches were better than candy. And I once offered to make my sister Kathy's bed for a week if she would give me the last slice of toast made with Mom's homemade bread and slathered in Mom's homemade apricot jam.

  17. A pilot project: Antioch Delta Cove, Antioch, California

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    The project involves the restoration of the Hickmott cannery site, comprising approximately 15 acres (three five acre parcels) located on the Delta in inter-city Antioch. Hickmott Foods, Inc., operated a fruit and vegetable cannery between 1905 and the early 1970's, during which time tomato skins, peach and apricot pits, and asparagus butts were discharged on the site. The decaying fruit pits have caused cyanide contamination. Additionally, the site contains some petroleum hydrocarbon contamination as well as gypsum board contamination, apparently from nearby manufacturing operations. The Antioch Delta Cove Pilot shows how interested parties can work together to clean up contaminated sites and use the clean up process to stimulate technology transfer. The Antioch project is a blueprint that can be replicated at other sites across California

  18. A Course in Science and Pseudoscience

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    Taylor, Richard

    2009-04-01

    A new course at Hockaday, Science and Pseudoscience, examines what we know, how we know it, and why we get fooled so often and so easily. This is a course in which we measure things we thought we understood and use statistical analysis to test our understanding. We investigate extraordinary claims through the methods of science, asking what makes a good scientific theory, and what makes scientific evidence. We examine urban myths, legends, bad science, medical quackery, and plain old hoaxes. We analyze claims of UFOs, cold fusion, astrology, structure-altered water, apricot pit cures, phlogiston and N-rays, phrenology and orgonomy, ghosts, telekinesis, crop circles and the Bermuda Triangle -- some may be true, some are plainly false, and some we're not really sure of. We develop equipment and scientific techniques to investigate extra-sensory perception, precognition, and EM disturbances.

  19. Radioactivity distribution of the fruit trees ascribable to radioactive fall out. A study on stone fruits cultivated in low level radioactivity region

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    After the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, radioactivity of fruit trees grown at an experimental farm of Nishi-Tokyo City in Tokyo, which was located about 230 km away from the power plant, was measured. Each organ of Japanese apricot and peach trees was taken at harvesting stage, respectively, and the radioactivity of 134Cs and 137Cs was measured. Although radioactivity of orchard soil and tree each organ were low generally, that of bark sampled from 3-old-year branch was as high as 1570 Bq/kg-dry weight. The total radioactivity of 134Cs and 137Cs in edible portion was far lower than that of the regulation level. (author)

  20. Characterization of bio-oil obtained from fruit pulp pyrolysis

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    Apricot pulps was pyrolyzed in a fixed-bed reactor under different pyrolysis conditions to determine the role of final temperature, sweeping gas flow rate and steam velocity on the product yields and liquid product composition with a heating rate of 5 deg. C/min. Final temperature range studied was between 300 and 700 deg. C and the highest liquid product yield was obtained at 550 deg. C. Liquid product yield increased significantly under nitrogen and steam atmospheres. For the optimum conditions, pyrolysis of peach pulp was furthermore studied. Liquid products obtained under the most suitable conditions were characterized by FTIR and 1H-NMR. In addition, gas chromatography/mass spectrophotometer was achieved on all pyrolysis oils. Characterization showed that bio-oil could be a potential source for synthetic fuels and chemical feedstock

  1. Realization of a tunnel-drying for fruits and vegetables using mainly solar energy. Demonstration project. Final report. Realisation d'un sechoir-tunnel pour fruits et legumes avec chauffage essentiellement solaire. Projet de demonstration. Rapport final

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    Daguenet, M.; Quinette, J.Y.

    1985-01-01

    A 3 m/sup 3/ tunnel-drying for fruits and vegetables has been built and tested in a cooperative at the south of France. As a distinctive feature it is provided with a set of 24 m/sup 2/ solar collector and completed with an electric back-up of 12 kw, which heats the air before it is entering to the dryer. This prototype has shown that it is possible to produce dried fruits under the necessary hygienic conditions, while greatly economising on energy consumption. Thus, due to the presence of suitable conditions (sunny fruit producing regions), it is possible to produce at competitive price of high quality dried fruits (cherries, apricots, peaches, figes, apples, pears), in the Pyrenees-Orientales.

  2. 分子感官科学及其在食品感官品质评价方面的应用%The Concept of Molecular Sensory Science and Its Application on Food Sensory Quality Evaluation

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    宋焕禄

    2011-01-01

    文中介绍了分子感官科学概念的由来,综述了应用分子感官科学技术鉴定酱油、杏、桃子、梨以及香糯竹叶中气味活性化合物,以及鉴定Gouda奶酪、Cheddar奶酪、小麦面筋水解物、鸡汤中的滋味活性化合物。%The conception of molecular sensory science is introduced in the paper. The identification of aromaactive compounds from soy sauce, apricot, peach, pear and bamboo leaf were summarized. The identification of tasteactive compounds from Gouda cheese, Cheddar cheese, enzymatic hydrolyzed wheat gluten and chicken broth by the technology of molecular sensory science were also reviewed.

  3. Pseudomnas syringae – a Pathogen of Fruit Trees in Serbia

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    Veljko Gavrilović

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Data about symptomatology, pathogenicity and bacteriological characteristics of Pseudomonas syringae, and PCR methods for fast and reliable detection of the pathogen are given in this paper. P. syringae has been experimentaly proved as a pathogen of pear, apple, apricot, plum cherry, and raspberry, and pathogen strains have also been isolated from necrotic peach buds. Two pathogen varieties, syringae and morsprunorum, were found in our research in Serbia, the former being dominant on fruit trees.The most reliable method for detection of this bacteria is PCR, using BOX and REP primers. This method has also revealed significant differences among the strains originating from fruit trees in Serbia. Thus, it was proved that the population of P. syringae in Serbia is heterogeneous, which is very important for future epidemiologocal studies. Control of this pathogen includes mechanical, cultural and chemical measures, but integrated approach is very important for sustainable control.

  4. 厨神

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    杨行胜

    2006-01-01

    Mom was a good cook. No,I take that back. She was a great cook. She could take a little hamburger,a few potatoes and some canned tomatoes and whip up (激起) a great party worthy of the International Olympic Committee.And the things she could do with a chicken...well,it makes my mouth water to think about it. Her homemade chili sauce was second to none. Her bottled peaches were better than candy. And I once offered to make my sister Kathy's bed for a week if she would give me the last slice of toast made with Mom's homemade bread and slathered in Mom's homemade apricot jam.……

  5. Use of ionizing radiations to prolong the storage life of fruit and berries (review of work in the USSR)

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    The irradiation of fruit is considered as a factor influencing the microflora of fruits and the physiological and biochemical processes occurring during the storage of fruit. Accordingly, the survey presents the results of experiments studying the effect of irradiation on: (a) Microorganisms which cause fruit and berries to spoil; (b) The spoiling of fruits caused by repeated infection by microflora; (c) The biochemical processes occurring in fruit while stored; (d) The ripening of fruit during storage; (e) The periods for which fruits of varying degrees of ripeness can be stored; (f) Opportunities for the industrial processing of fruit. In conclusion, it gives the results of experiments on the storage of irradiated fruits and berries: strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, cherries, apricots, peaches, tomatoes, grapes, mandarines and subtropical persimmons and figs. Recommendations are made as to optimum irradiation doses for prolonging the periods during which these fruits and berries can be stored. (author). 12 refs, 10 figs, 5 tabs

  6. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fenpyroximate in various crops

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, Germany, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS, received an application from the company Nichino Europe Co Ltd. to modify the existing MRLs for fenpyroximate in various crops. In order to accommodate for the authorized uses in European Member States, the EMS Germany proposed to raise the existing MRLs of fenpyroximate in peaches, raspberries, blackberries, peppers and beans (with pods and to lower MRLs for citrus fruit, loquat, quinces, medlar, plums, apricots, wine grapes and strawberries. No need to modify MRLs was identified for apples, pears, tomatoes and aubergines. The EMS drafted an evaluation report according to Article 8 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, which was submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA, the submitted residue data are sufficient to support the lowering of the existing EU MRLs for citrus fruit, pome fruit, plums, wine grapes and strawberries. The submitted residue data on raspberries, blackberries, peppers and beans (with pods substantiate the proposal to raise the existing EU MRL. The submitted residue data on peaches, tomatoes and aubergines confirm the existing EU MRL. For apricots insufficient data were provided to support the authorized use. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the raising of the existing EU MRLs for fenpyroximate in raspberries, blackberries, peppers and beans (with pods and the maintaining or lowering of the existing EU MRLs for other crops under consideration, will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a public health concern. Data gaps regarding the lack of processing studies and rotational crop studies identified by the peer review are confirmed in the current assessment and have to be further considered in the framework of the MRL review according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005.

  7. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for isopyrazam in pome fruits, various stone fruits and oilseeds

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, the United Kingdom, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS, received an application from Syngenta Crop Protection UK Ltd to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance isopyrazam in pome fruits, stone fruits and oilseeds. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of isopyrazam, the United Kingdom proposed to raise the existing MRLs from the limit of quantification (LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg to 0.7 mg/kg in pome fruits, 1.5 mg/kg in apricots and peaches, including nectarines and 0.4 mg/kg in linseed, poppy seed, mustard seed and rape seed. The United Kingdom drafted an evaluation report in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005 which was submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 0.7 mg/kg for the intended use on pome fruits, 1.5 mg/kg for the intended use on peaches and 0.4 mg/kg for the intended use on rape seed, linseed, mustard seed and poppy seed. The intended use on apricots is not adequately supported by residue data and no MRL proposal can be therefore derived. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of isopyrazam in the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of isopyrazam on pome fruits, peaches, rape seed, linseed, mustard seed and poppy seed will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

  8. Prunus transcription factors: breeding perspectives.

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    Bianchi, Valmor J; Rubio, Manuel; Trainotti, Livio; Verde, Ignazio; Bonghi, Claudio; Martínez-Gómez, Pedro

    2015-01-01

    Many plant processes depend on differential gene expression, which is generally controlled by complex proteins called transcription factors (TFs). In peach, 1533 TFs have been identified, accounting for about 5.5% of the 27,852 protein-coding genes. These TFs are the reference for the rest of the Prunus species. TF studies in Prunus have been performed on the gene expression analysis of different agronomic traits, including control of the flowering process, fruit quality, and biotic and abiotic stress resistance. These studies, using quantitative RT-PCR, have mainly been performed in peach, and to a lesser extent in other species, including almond, apricot, black cherry, Fuji cherry, Japanese apricot, plum, and sour and sweet cherry. Other tools have also been used in TF studies, including cDNA-AFLP, LC-ESI-MS, RNA, and DNA blotting or mapping. More recently, new tools assayed include microarray and high-throughput DNA sequencing (DNA-Seq) and RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). New functional genomics opportunities include genome resequencing and the well-known synteny among Prunus genomes and transcriptomes. These new functional studies should be applied in breeding programs in the development of molecular markers. With the genome sequences available, some strategies that have been used in model systems (such as SNP genotyping assays and genotyping-by-sequencing) may be applicable in the functional analysis of Prunus TFs as well. In addition, the knowledge of the gene functions and position in the peach reference genome of the TFs represents an additional advantage. These facts could greatly facilitate the isolation of genes via QTL (quantitative trait loci) map-based cloning in the different Prunus species, following the association of these TFs with the identified QTLs using the peach reference genome. PMID:26124770

  9. Genetically engineered rice. The source of β-carotene

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    Karol Terlecki

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available β-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. It is converted to vitamin A in the humans intestine by the β-carotene-15,15’-monooxygenase. Vitamin A is essential to support vision, as an antioxidant it protects the body from free radicals, it helps to integrate the immune system, as well as takes part in cellular differentiation and proliferation. Vitamin A deficiency is a major public health problem especially among developing countries. Nyctalopia, commonly known as „Night Blindness” is one of the major symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency (VAD. Plants such as apricots, broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes are rich in β-carotene. Some of the plants are characterized by a higher content of provitamin-A. Among vegetables rich sources of β-carotene are: carrots, pumpkin, spinach, lettuce, green peas, tomatoes, watercress, broccoli and parsley leaves. Amongst fruits the highest content of β-carotene is in apricot, cherry, sweet cherry, plum, orange and mango. The aim of the present study was to analyze available literature data of increasing the content of β-carotene in genetically engineered rice. The genetically modified cultivar contains additional genes: PSY and CRTI thanks to which rice seed endosperm contains β-carotene. Genetically engineered rice with β-carotene is an effective source of vitamin A, it contains approximately 30 μg β-carotene per 1 g. Fortunately some of the advantages of Genetically Modified Food give an opportunity to reduce VAD worldwide, by introducing the rice which has been genetically engineered to be rich in β-carotene. The popularity of this plant as an element of nutrition is simultaneously a source of vitamin A.

  10. Prunus transcription factors: Breeding perspectives

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    Valmor João Bianchi

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Many plant processes depend on differential gene expression, which is generally controlled by complex proteins called transcription factors (TFs. In peach, 1,533 TFs have been identified, accounting for about 5.5% of the 27,852 protein-coding genes. These TFs are the reference for the rest of the Prunus species. TF studies in Prunus have been performed on the gene expression analysis of different agronomic traits, including control of the flowering process, fruit quality, and biotic and abiotic stress resistance. These studies, using quantitative RT-PCR, have mainly been performed in peach, and to a lesser extent in other species, including almond, apricot, black cherry, Fuji cherry, Japanese apricot, plum, and sour and sweet cherry. Other tools have also been used in TF studies, including cDNA-AFLP, LC-ESI-MS, RNA and DNA blotting or mapping. More recently, new tools assayed include microarray and high-throughput DNA sequencing (DNA-Seq and RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq. New functional genomics opportunities include genome resequencing and the well-known synteny among Prunus genomes and transcriptomes. These new functional studies should be applied in breeding programs in the development of molecular markers. With the genome sequences available, some strategies that have been used in model systems (such as SNP genotyping assays and genotyping-by-sequencing may be applicable in the functional analysis of Prunus TFs as well. In addition, the knowledge of the gene functions and position in the peach reference genome of the TFs represents an additional advantage. These facts could greatly facilitate the isolation of genes via QTL (quantitative trait loci map-based cloning in the different Prunus species, following the association of these TFs with the identified QTLs using the peach reference genome.

  11. Effect of cuticular waxes compounds from table grapes on growth, germination and gene expression in Botrytis cinerea.

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    Silva-Moreno, Evelyn; Brito-Echeverría, Jocelyn; López, Miguel; Ríos, Juan; Balic, Iván; Campos-Vargas, Reinaldo; Polanco, Rubén

    2016-05-01

    Botrytis cinerea attacks a broad range of host causing significant economic losses in the worldwide fruit export industry. Hitherto, many studies have focused on the penetration mechanisms used by this phytopathogen, but little is known about the early stages of infection, especially those such as adhesion and germination. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of cuticular waxes compounds from table grapes on growth, germination and gene expression of B. cinerea. To accomplish this, growth was analyzed using as substrate n-alkanes extracted from waxes of fresh fruit (table grapes, blueberries and apricots). Subsequently, the main compounds of table grape waxes, oleanolic acid (OA) and n-fatty alcohols, were mixed to generate a matrix on which conidia of B. cinerea were added to assess their effect on germination and expression of bctub, bchtr and bchex genes. B. cinerea B05.10, isolated from grapes, increased its growth on a matrix composed by table grapes n-alkanes in comparison to a matrix made with n-alkanes from apricot or blueberries. Moreover, at 2.5 h, B05.10 germination increased 17 and 33 % in presence of n-alkanes from table grape, in comparison to conditions without alkanes or with blueberries alkanes, respectively. Finally, expression of bchtr and bchex showed a significant increase during the first hour after contact with n-fatty alcohols and OA. In conclusion, B. cinerea displays selectivity towards certain compounds found in host waxes, mainly n-fatty alcohols, which could be a good candidate to control this phytopathogen in early stages of infection. PMID:27038944

  12. Efficacy of plant essential oils on postharvest control of rots caused by fungi on different stone fruits in vivo.

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    Lopez-Reyes, Jorge Giovanny; Spadaro, Davide; Prelle, Ambra; Garibaldi, Angelo; Gullino, Maria Lodovica

    2013-04-01

    The antifungal activity of plant essential oils was evaluated as postharvest treatment on stone fruit against brown rot and grey mold rot of stone fruit caused by Monilinia laxa and Botrytis cinerea, respectively. The essential oils from basil (Ocimum basilicum), fennel (Foeniculum sativum), lavender (Lavandula officinalis), marjoram (Origanum majorana), oregano (Origanum vulgare), peppermint (Mentha piperita), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), sage (Salvia officinalis), savory (Satureja montana), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), and wild mint (Mentha arvensis) were tested at two different concentrations on apricots (cv. Kyoto and cv. Tonda di Costigliole), nectarines (cv. Big Top and cv. Nectaross) and plums (cv. Italia and cv. TC Sun). The volatile composition of the essential oils tested was determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis. The treatments containing essential oils from oregano, savory, and thyme at 1% (vol/vol) controlled both B. cinerea and M. laxa growing on apricots cv. Tonda di Costigliole and plums cv. Italia and cv. TC Sun; however, the same treatments were phytotoxic for the carposphere of nectarines cv. Big Top and cv. Nectaross. Treatments with 10% (vol/vol) essential oils were highly phytotoxic, notwithstanding their efficacy against the pathogens tested. The essential oils containing as major components α-pinene, p-cymene, carvacrol, and thymol showed similar results on stone fruit, so their antimicrobial activity and the phytotoxicity produced could be based on the concentration of their principal compounds and their synergistic activity. The efficacy of the essential oil treatments on control of fungal pathogens in postharvest depended on the fruit cultivar, the composition and concentration of the essential oil applied, and the length of storage. PMID:23575125

  13. Polyphenols and Antioxidant Capacity in Fruits and Vegetables Common in the Croatian Diet

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    Verica Dragović-Uzelac

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to determine the polyphenol content (total phenols, flavonoids, nonflavonoids, anthocyanins and antioxidant capacity in selected fruits (apple, ‘Idared’; apricot, ‘Madjarska najbolja’; blueberry, ‘Bluecrop’; mandarin, ‘Kuno’; orange, unknown; sour cherry, ‘Marasca’; strawberry, ‘Maya’ and peach, ‘Redhaven’ and vegetables (broccoli, ‘Belstar’ -flower and steam; cauliflower, ‘Favola’; kale, ‘Melissa’ and leek-leaf and root -unknown commonly consumed in the Croatian diet. Total phenols, flavonoids and nonflavonoids were measured calorimetrically by using the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent with gallic acid as the standard; anthocyanins were determined using bisulphite bleaching method using cyanidin-3-diglucoside as standard, whereas antioxidant capacity was measured using DPPH method. The highest total polyphenols were observed in sour cherry as 2560 mg GAE/kg fresh weight (FW, followed by blueberry, orange, mandarin, strawberry, apple, apricot, and peach. Among vegetables the highest concentration of total polyphenols was determined in kale (1039 mg GAE/kg FW followed by broccoli flower, broccoli steam, leek leaf, leek root and cauliflower. In all investigated fruits, as well as vegetables, total flavonoids were predominant polyphenols. Total nonflavonoids were present in low concentration especially in leek leaf, broccoli flower and leek root. The highest antioxidant capacity in fruit and vegetables was determined in samples with higher concentration of flavonoids. In selected fruits, there was a distinct correlation between total phenols or flavonoids and antioxidant capacity, while in vegetable the correlation was not observed.

  14. 气相色谱法分析北方水果中膳食纤维的单糖组成%Determination of Monosaccharide Composition in Dietary Fiber of Fruits in Northern China by GC Chromatography

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    吕明霞; 李媛; 张飞; 何童森; 侯栋; 王洋; 崔同

    2012-01-01

    Using GC method analyzed dietary fiber (DF) contents and monosaccharide composition of seven kinds of northern China fruits (apple, pear, peach, apricot, Chinese hawthorn, strawberry and mulberry). The results indicated that total dietary fiber (TDF) contents in these fruits was between 0.26% (apricot) and 1.17%(peach), SDF/TDF ranged from 38.5% (apricot) to 86.3% (peach). Calacturonic acid was the main component in SDF, between 33.1% (mulberry) and 91.1% (Chinese hawthorn). The insoluble dietary fiber (IDF), not only had a high content of galacturonic acid (4.5% and 46.5%), but also had a considerable contents of arabinose (9.4% and 37.7%), galactose (8.3% and 24.2%), xylose (8.7% and 20.3%) and fucose (8.0% and 23.7%), the ratio of glucose ranged between 0.7% (peach) and 15.6% (Chinese hawthorn), the ratio of mannose and rhamnose was below 6%. Different kinds of fruits had significantly different monosaccharide composition in DF.%采用糖腈乙酰化衍生GC法分析中国北方地区7种水果(苹果、梨、桃、杏、山楂、草莓和桑椹)膳食纤维(DF)的含量和单糖组成,结果表明这些水果中总膳食纤维(TDF)含量在0.26%(杏)~1.17%(桃)之间,其中水溶性膳食纤维(SDF)占TDF的比例在38.5%(杏)~86.3%(桃)之间.半乳糖醛酸是SDF的主要成分,占33.1%(桑椹)~91.1%(山楂)之间.不溶性膳食纤维中除含有较高比例的半乳糖醛酸(4.5%~46.5%)外,阿拉伯糖(9.4%~37.7%)、半乳糖(8.3%~24.2%)、木糖(8.7%~20.3%)和岩藻糖(8.0%~23.7%)也有相当含量,葡萄糖的比例在0.7%(桃)~15.6%(山楂)之间,甘露糖和鼠李糖的比例在6%以下.不同水果之间DF的单糖组成差异明显.

  15. Experimental investigation and thermodynamic performance analysis of a solar dryer using an evacuated-tube air collector

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    Highlights: ► We evaluate an evacuated-tube solar air collector and use it to develop a novel dryer. ► Apple, carrot and apricot thin-layer drying experiments are conducted. ► Best overall fitting among several available thin-layer drying models is pursued. ► Thermodynamic analysis yields optimal collector area, energy utilization/exergy loss. ► The proposed dryer has a capacity for drying larger quantities of products. -- Abstract: The present work presents a thermodynamic performance analysis of a solar dryer with an evacuated-tube collector. Drying experiments for apples, carrots and apricots were conducted, after a preliminary stage of the investigation which included measurements for the determination of the collector efficiency. These results showed that the warm outlet air of the collector attains temperature levels suitable for drying of agricultural products without the need of preheating. Thus, the present collector was used as the heat source for a drying chamber in the frame of the development of a novel, convective, indirect solar dryer; given the fact that in the literature there are only a few studies about this type of collectors in conjunction with solar drying applications. Thin-layer drying models were fitted to the experimental drying curves, including the recent model of Diamante et al. which showed good correlation coefficients for all the tested products. Drying parameters such as moisture ratio and drying rates were calculated. Furthermore, an energetic/exergetic analysis of the dryer was also conducted and performance coefficients such as pick-up and exergy efficiencies, energy utilization ratio, exergy losses were determined for several configurations such as single and double-trays and several drying air velocities. On the other hand, an optimal collector surface area study was conducted, based on laws for minimum entropy generation. Design parameters such as optimum collector area were determined based on the minimum entropy

  16. Chemical investigations related to some environmental pollutants

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    Pesticides represent one the environmental pollutants. The determination of these pesticides in water and soil samples are of major importance. In the fist part of the present work, the assessment and optimization of the determination of certain pesticides by High performance liquid chromatography HPLC and Gas chromatography GC were investigated. When using HPLC, two eluent were used ACN: H2 O and MeOH: H2 O with two systems; isocreatic and gradient elution's. The optimum conditions for the measurements of Bromoxynil, Cypermethrin, methomyl, Dimethoat, carbofuran, simazine are gradient elution at a timetable of wavelengths. With GC measurements the ECD detector was found to be the best one for the working pesticides and at oven temperature from 100-160 degree C at range 20 deg./ min. and second rate from 160-280 degree C with rate 4 deg./min. at final time 20 min. The second part is the application of the optimised method on surface water samples from El-manzala lake three pesticides are present; simazine, atrazine and carbofuran. The third part of this work is the treatment of the contaminated water samples using economic adsorbents such as animal bones pyrolysis residue, apricot stone shell, Sm-4 and Sm-7. By using animal bones pyrolysis residue 100% of carbofuran and 60% of simazine and atrazine were removed from solutions at concentration 1 mg/L. 26 tabs., 28 figs., 61 refs

  17. Usefulness of ANN-based model for copper removal from aqueous solutions using agro industrial waste materials

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the adsorption properties of locally available lignocelluloses biomaterials as biosorbents for the removal of copper ions from aqueous solution. Materials are generated from juice production (apricot stones and from the corn milling process (corn cob. Such solid wastes have little or no economic value and very often present a disposal problem. Using batch adsorption techniques the effects of initial Cu(II ions concentration (Ci, amount of biomass (m and volume of metal solution (V, on biosorption efficiency and capacity were studied for both materials, without any pre-treatments. The optimal parameters for both biosorbents were selected depending on a highest sorption capability of biosorbent, in removal of Cu(II. Experimental data were compared with second order polynomial regression models (SOPs and artificial neural networks (ANNs. SOPs showed acceptable coefficients of determination (0.842 - 0.997, while ANNs performed high prediction accuracy (0.980-0.986 in comparison to experimental results. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR 31003, TR 31055

  18. Toxic trace element content of local fruits using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA)

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    An important route of entry of environmental contaminants into the human system is through food intake. To study the effect of environmental pollution on the food chain, base line levels of toxic element content of commonly available food articles must be established. This study was undertaken to determine the toxic meal content of Pakistani fruits. The techniques of instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) were employed for this purpose. Fourteen fruits apple, apricot, banana, data guava, kino, mango, melon, orange, peach, pear, plum, pomegranate and watermelon, as well as, the peels of apple and pear have been investigated and the results are discussed in this paper. The results were found to lie within 95 % confidence limit using Student's t test. Hg, As and Sb were detected, using INAA, in pear, pomegranate and water melon in low amounts (ppb levels) but were not detected in orange, plum and melon. Lesser amounts of toxic elements were detected in the peels of pear and high amounts were detected in apple peel as compared to the edible part of the fruit. Cadmium and lead were determined using Graphite Furnace atomic absorption Spectrometry. Cadmium was found to lie in the range of 18-42 ppb, in most fruits, whereas the amount of lead varied between 39-128 ppb. Lead was below detection limit in melon, guava, mango, and peach contained the highest amount of As, Cd, Hg and Pb. (author)

  19. Air pollution studies by plants growing near some industrial objects of Uzbekistan

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    Leaves and seeds of many popular kinds of plants in Uzbekistan was used to study atmospheric pollution near such industrial objects as Tadjik aluminum factory (TadAF), Chirchik works of heatproof and refractory metals, Asaka automobile works and Tashkent institute of nuclear physics (INP). Leaves of fruit plants: vineyard, tomato and apple, apricot, quince, peach, persimmon, pomegranate, mulberry trees as well as leaves of technical crops: cotton, corn, mint and clover, which grow near above specified objects and also seeds of water-melon, tomato, aubergine, bulgarian pepper, pumpkin, grapes, cherry and persimmon from areas near aluminum factory were sampled. The purpose of choice of so much investigated vegetation was to select plants which can be used as biomonitors and which best accumulate in themselves the most harmful pollution from soil and air in order to subsequent destruction of these collector plants will be made. Investigations were conducted by nuclear techniques and by physical and agrotechnical methods. Tashkent State Agrarian University has used the alternative methods. Multielement instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) techniques for determination of 27 elements in plant leaves and seeds have been developed. (author)

  20. Status of Fruit Farming in Central Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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    Nisar Ali Shah,

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This retrospective study was conducted in four districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa namely Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan and Peshawar during January February, 2013 to examine the status and factors affecting fruit orchards. A total of Sixty four fruit orchards growers were interviewed on the basis of land acquisition. Data indicates that farmer areas for citrus and planted Stone fruit such as peach, plum and apricot were declined in the last 10 years while the area under pear and loquat were increased. The study results also indicate that a number of factors were affecting fruit orchards. These problems were ranked as (1 diseases/insects, followed by (2 high price, (3 water shortage problem, (4 adulteration in inputs, (5 marketing problem and (6 non-availability of credit. It is concluded that various factors are responsible for the decline in production of fruit orchards. It is thus, recommended that agriculture department should regularly disseminate technical-know-how regarding improved fruit orchards management practices through training, field days and workshop and other awareness programmes for fruit orchards growers. The government should also keep check and balance on price and quality of inputs to encourage fruit orchard growers to increase their production.

  1. Land Capability Classification for Crop and Fruit Product Assessment Using GIS Technology. Case Study: The Niraj River Basin (Transylvania Depression, Romania

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    Sanda Maria ROȘCA

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The efficient capitalisation of agricultural land is dependent on determining the environmental suitability of the area and on identifying the most appropriate culture types for a particular terrain. Because of its complex landforms, the anthropic pressure and the irrational use of land on large surfaces, the Basin of Niraj River was the object of a reorganising process in the production activities, by emphasising the agricultural land use as a resource for sustainable development, which has been too long underexploited.  The technique of capability classification, in collaboration with the GIS techniques of spatial analysis, represents one of the most facile and concrete ways of identifying and creating an inventory of lands which fulfil the best conditions for the creation of orchards, through the use of specific indicators: climatic, morphometric, morphologic, pedologic. The present study created a new GIS model of spatial analysis, which could offer a new approach to the classical method of land capability classification. The identification of the areas which are suitable for fruit tree cultivation was based on this model by integrating the specific indicators into databases and GIS spatial analysis equations. The results of this study highlights the maps of the land favorability for apple trees, pear trees, plum trees, cherry trees, peach trees and apricot trees and a geodatabase materialization in the maps of quality classes for orchards.

  2. Dietary agents in the prevention of alcohol-induced hepatotoxicty: preclinical observations.

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    Shivashankara, Arnadi Ramachandrayya; Azmidah, Aysha; Haniadka, Raghavendra; Rai, Manoj Ponadka; Arora, Rajesh; Baliga, Manjeshwar Shrinath

    2012-02-01

    Long term alcohol consumption is one of the important causes for liver failure and death. To complicate the existing problem there are no dependable hepatoprotective drugs and a large number of patients prefer using complementary and alternative medicines for treating and managing hepatic complications. Almost 25 centuries ago, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, proclaimed "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Exploring the association between diet and health continues even today. Preclinical studies carried out in the recent past have shown that the commonly used dietary agents like Allium sativum (garlic), Camellia sinensis (tea), Curcuma longa (turmeric), Emblica officinalis (Indian gooseberry), Ferula asafoetida (asafoetida), Garcinia cambogia (Malabar tamarind), Glycine max (soyabean), Murraya koenigii (curry leaves), Piper betle (beetle leaf), Prunus armeniaca (apricot), Ocimum gratissimum (wild basil), Theobroma cacao (cocoa), Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) and Vitis vinifera (grapes) protect against ethanol-induced hepatotoxicity. Mechanistic studies have shown that the beneficial effects of these phytochemicals in preventing the ethanol-induced hepatotoxicity are mediated by the antioxidant, free radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects. The present review for the first time collates the hepatoprotective effects of these agents and also emphasizes on aspects that need future research to establish their utility in humans. PMID:22119904

  3. MK615: a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of oral disease.

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    Morimoto-Yamashita, Yoko; Matsuo, Miki; Komatsuzawa, Hitoshi; Kawahara, Ko-ichi; Kikuchi, Kiyoshi; Torii, Mitsuo; Tokuda, Masayuki

    2011-08-01

    The oral cavity is inhabited by over 500 different bacterial species. Dental caries and periodontitis are major bacterial infectious diseases in the oral cavity. Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc., which is a variety of Japanese apricot known as Ume in Japanese, has been a traditional Japanese medicine for centuries, and is a familiar and commonly consumed food. The health benefits of Ume are now being widely recognized. Recent studies showed that MK615, an extract of compounds from Ume, has strong anticancer and anti-inflammatory effects. However, the potential role of MK615 in the antimicrobial field remains unknown. Therefore, we hypothesize that MK615 has antimicrobial activities against a range of oral bacterial pathogens. Here, we show that MK615 may be a potent inhibitor of the growth of some oral bacteria and an inhibitor of biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans, the principal etiological agent of human dental caries. Our findings suggest that MK615 has potential as a therapeutic agent for treating and preventing oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontitis. PMID:21565449

  4. Antioxidant capacities and total polyphenol contents of hydro-ethanolic extract of phytococktail from trans-Himalaya.

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    Dhar, P; Tayade, A B; Bajpai, P K; Sharma, V K; Das, S K; Chaurasia, O P; Srivastava, R B; Singh, S B

    2012-02-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant potential of hydro-ethanolic extract of a novel phytococktail comprising of sea buckthorn, apricot, and Rhodiola (SAR) from trans-Himalaya. The 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) activity of the extract increased in a dose-dependent manner (upto 0.1 mg/mL), and was found to be about 38% of that of ascorbic acid at 0.1 mg/mL. The hydro-ethanolic extract of SAR also scavenged the ABTS(.+) radical generated by ABTS/potassium persulfate (PPS) system and was found to be about 62% of that of ascorbic acid at 0.1 mg/ mL. The total antioxidant power of the extract was determined by ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay. Total phenolic content was found to be 1.28016 × 10(-3) mol gallic acid equivalent (GAE)/g extract. Total flavonoid and flavonol contents were estimated to be 2.5970 × 10(-4) mol and 4.87 × 10(-4) mol quercetin equivalent/g extract, respectively. The hydro-ethanolic extract of this phytococktail indicated presence of essential phytoconstituents of polyphenols, flavonoids, flavonols, and ascorbic acid, which contributed significantly to its antioxidant capacity. The combination of the 3 plants may well support their use in traditional medicine to combat oxidative stress and high-altitude sickness. PMID:22225422

  5. A Rapid Protocol of Crude RNA/DNA Extraction for RT-qPCR Detection and Quantification of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum'.

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    Stefano Minguzzi

    Full Text Available Many efforts have been made to develop a rapid and sensitive method for phytoplasma and virus detection. Taking our cue from previous works, different rapid sample preparation methods have been tested and applied to Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum ('Ca. P. prunorum' detection by RT-qPCR. A duplex RT-qPCR has been optimized using the crude sap as a template to simultaneously amplify a fragment of 16S rRNA of the pathogen and 18S rRNA of the host plant. The specific plant 18S rRNA internal control allows comparison and relative quantification of samples. A comparison between DNA and RNA contribution to qPCR detection is provided, showing higher contribution of the latter. The method presented here has been validated on more than a hundred samples of apricot, plum and peach trees. Since 2013, this method has been successfully applied to monitor 'Ca. P. prunorum' infections in field and nursery. A triplex RT-qPCR assay has also been optimized to simultaneously detect 'Ca. P. prunorum' and Plum pox virus (PPV in Prunus.

  6. MK615 attenuates Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide-induced pro-inflammatory cytokine release via MAPK inactivation in murine macrophage-like RAW264.7 cells.

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    Morimoto, Yoko; Kikuchi, Kiyoshi; Ito, Takashi; Tokuda, Masayuki; Matsuyama, Takashi; Noma, Satoshi; Hashiguchi, Teruto; Torii, Mitsuo; Maruyama, Ikuro; Kawahara, Ko-Ichi

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    The Japanese apricot, known as Ume in Japanese, has been a traditional Japanese medicine for centuries, and is a familiar and commonly consumed food. The health benefits of Ume are now being widely recognized and have been strengthened by recent studies showing that MK615, an extract of compounds from Ume, has strong anticancer and anti-inflammatory effects. However, the potential role of MK615 in the periodontal field remains unknown. Here, we found that MK615 significantly reduced the production of pro-inflammatory mediators (tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6) induced by Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a major etiological agent in localized chronic periodontitis, in murine macrophage-like RAW264.7 cells. MK615 markedly inhibited the phosphorylation of ERK1/2, p38MAPK, and JNK, which is associated with pro-inflammatory mediator release pathways. Moreover, MK615 completely blocked LPS-triggered NF-kappaB activation. The present results suggest that MK615 has potential as a therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis. PMID:19706286

  7. THE RARE CAUSE OF THE ANAPHYLAXIS: EXERCISE

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    Sami OZTURK

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA is a rare syndrome. We described two patients experienced anaphylaxis after exercise. Case 1: A 24 -year-old male patient, recruited to army as a private 6 months ago. The medical history was suggestive of an anaphylactic reaction which was developed about 30 minute after a vigorous exercise. Case 2: A 42-year old female, was referred to our clinic because of the recurrent episodes of generalized pruritus, nausea, vomiting, swelling on extremities and breathing difficultly. She was experienced with symptoms after moderate exercises which were performed to losing weight. Evaluation: The complete diagnostic procedures including skin tests with foods and inhalant allergens were performed. In Case 2, positive skin test results were detected in food allergens (apricot, tomato, vanilla and inhalant allergens (house-dust mites and cockroach. Management: In Case 1, he was first experienced EIA symptoms with the military training. For this reason, he exempted from vigorous exercises during his remaining compulsory military service and self-injectable epinephrine kit and antihistamine were prescribed him. In Case 2, she advised to avoid from vigorous exercises. Conclusion: EIA should be considered in cases of anaphylaxis with uncertain etiology. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2005; 4(1.000: 46-49

  8. Determination of aflatoxins in nuts of Tabriz confectionaries by ELISA and HPLC methods

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    Siahi Shadbad Mohammad Reza

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Aflatoxins (AFs are a group of mycotoxins and secondary metabolites of various species of Aspergillus. There are various forms of aflatoxins including B1, B2, G1, G2, M1 and M2 types. Aflatoxins cause important health problems and have high potential effect on liver cancer. Therefore, numerous investigations have been conducted during last three decades. The aim of this work is to determine the contamination levels of nuts used by the confectionaries in Tabriz. Methods: A total of 142 samples including 35 almond , 26 walnut, 4 seeds of apricot, 6 sunflower seeds kernel, 6 sesame seed, 6 peanuts , 32 pistachio,13 hazelnuts and 14 cashews samples were collected from Tabriz confectionaries. The ELISA method was employed for the screening of total aflatoxins. Results: In 13 cases (28.1% of pistachios, 5.1% of walnuts and 7.1% of cashews contamination rate of higher than 15 ppb were observed. The HPLC method was applied for the confirmation of ELISA results. Aflatoxin B1 was the highest detected AFs. Conclusion: The overall results of the tested samples indicated that the rate of contamination of pistachios is higher than the other tested samples.

  9. Prunus mume and Lithospermum erythrorhizon Extracts Synergistically Prevent Visceral Adiposity by Improving Energy Metabolism through Potentiating Hypothalamic Leptin and Insulin Signalling in Ovariectomized Rats.

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    Ko, Byoung-Seob; Kim, Da Sol; Kang, Suna; Ryuk, Jin Ah; Park, Sunmin

    2013-01-01

    We investigated the antiobesity and hypoglycemic properties of Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc (PMA; Japanese apricot) and Lithospermum erythrorhizon Sieb. et Zucc (LES; gromwell) extracts in ovariectomized (OVX) rats that impaired energy and glucose homeostasis. OVX rats consumed either 5% dextrose, 5% PMA extract, 5% LES extract, or 2.5% PMA+2.5% LES extract in the high fat diet. After 8 weeks of treatment, PMA+LES prevented weight gain and visceral fat accumulation in OVX rats by lowering daily food intake and increasing energy expenditure and fat oxidation. PMA+LES prevented the attenuation of leptin and insulin signaling by increasing the expression of leptin receptor in the hypothalamus in OVX rats. PMA+LES significantly reversed the decrease of energy expenditure in OVX rats by increasing expression of UCP-1 in the brown adipose tissues and UCP-2 and UCP-3 in the quadriceps muscles. PMA+LES also increased CPT-1 expression and decreased FAS, ACC, and SREBP-1c in the liver and quadriceps muscles to result in reducing triglyceride accumulation. PMA+LES improved insulin sensitivity in OVX rats. In conclusion, PMA+LES synergistically prevented the impairment of energy, lipid, and glucose metabolism by OVX through potentiating hypothalamic leptin and insulin signaling. PMA+LES may be a useful intervention for alleviating the symptoms of menopause in women. PMID:24319483

  10. A natural therapeutic approach for the treatment of periodontitis by MK615.

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    Morimoto-Yamashita, Yoko; Kawakami, Yoshiko; Tatsuyama, Syoko; Miyashita, Keiko; Emoto, Makiko; Kikuchi, Kiyoshi; Kawahara, Ko-ichi; Tokuda, Masayuki

    2015-11-01

    Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the tooth-supporting tissues. Gingival fibroblasts are the most abundant cells in periodontal tissues and they participate actively in the host inflammatory response to periodontal pathogens that is known to mediate local tissue destruction in periodontitis. The Japanese apricot, known as Ume in Japanese, has been a traditional Japanese medicine for centuries and is a familiar and commonly consumed food. The health benefits of Ume are widely recognized and have been confirmed in recent studies showing that MK615, an extract of compounds from Ume, has strong anticancer and anti-inflammatory effects. However, the potential role of MK615 in oral health is unknown. We hypothesized that the anti-inflammatory activities of MK615 could be exploited to inhibit the effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) produced by periodontal bacterial pathogens, such as Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis. Here, we show that LPS-induced interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 production by gingival fibroblasts was dose-dependently inhibited by MK615. As a potent inhibitor of the inflammatory responses induced by periodontal pathogens, MK615 merits further testing as a therapeutic agent in inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis. PMID:26305447

  11. Graft Incompatibility Influence on Assimilating Pigments and Soluble Sugars Amount of some Pear (Pyrus sativa Cultivars

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    Gheorghii CIOBOTARI

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Graft incompatibility in fruit trees is one of the greatest obstacles in rootstocks and cultivars breeding. The mechanism in which incompatibility is expressed is not yet fully understood and several hypotheses have been advanced in an attempt to explain it. In many cases (pear on quince grafts, apricot on Prunus grafts, incompatibility is manifested by the breaking of the trees at the point of the union particularly when they have been growing for some years. Many reports focus on this problem in order to understand the mechanisms of graft development. These reports refer to both cytological and biochemical responses occurring at an early phase in response to grafting, as well as to the consequences of these events on the future graft response. In this experiment, we tried to highlight how affinity between scion and rootstock can influence the photosynthetic apparatus and carbohydrates synthesis. The results showed that grafting affinity has an influence on total assimilating pigments content. Thus, on the pear cultivars grafted on an incompatible rootstock (cultivars/Cydonia oblonga the total pigments content ratio (reported to the ungrafted rootstock ranged between 0.58 and 0.69. However, the combinations had a ratio ranging between 0.79 and 0.98. Nevertheless, the assimilating pigments ratio reduction had no influence on photosynthetic rate. The soluble sugars amount was close in both variants (cultivars/Cydonia oblonga and cultivars/Pyrus sativa.

  12. MK615, a Prunus mume Steb. Et Zucc ('Ume') extract, attenuates the growth of A375 melanoma cells by inhibiting the ERK1/2-Id-1 pathway.

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    Tada, Ko-ichi; Kawahara, Ko-ichi; Matsushita, Shigeto; Hashiguchi, Teruto; Maruyama, Ikuro; Kanekura, Takuro

    2012-06-01

    The Japanese apricot, a commonly consumed food called 'Ume' in Japan, has been used for a traditional Japanese medicine for centuries. MK615, an extract of compounds from 'Ume', has strong antitumorigenic and antiinflammatory effects including the induction of apoptosis and autophagy, and inhibition of cytokine production mediated via the inhibition of MAPKs signaling including ERK-1/2, JNK and p38MAPK. The inhibitor of DNA binding 1 (Id-1), a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor family, is essential for DNA binding and the transcriptional regulation of various proteins that play important roles in the development, progression and invasion of tumors. In melanoma, Id-1 is constitutively expressed in the late and early stages, suggesting it as a therapeutic target in patients with melanoma. This study reports that MK615 profoundly reduced both the mRNA- and protein expression levels of Id-1 and inhibited cell growth in A375 melanoma cells. MK615 markedly inhibited the phosphorylation of ERK1/2, which is associated with Id-1 protein expression in A375 cells. Id-1-specific RNAi induced the death of A375 cells. Moreover, the expression of Bcl-2 was decreased by both MK615 and Id-1-specific RNAi in A375 cells. The results suggest that MK615 is a potential therapeutic agent for treating malignant melanoma. PMID:22076920

  13. THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS WITH CYANOCUPROL.

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    Otani, M

    1916-08-01

    Cyanocuprol is markedly effective in tuberculosis, and we believe that it will play an important part in clinical medicine. It may be used more generally than tuberculin. The amount of the dose is closely related to the reaction and the final results. It should be determined for each patient after a careful examination of his symptoms. The maximum dose of 8.5 cc. should in no case be exceeded. The shortest interval between injections should be 2 weeks. If the drug is given after a shorter interval, no improvement is observed and the effects are sometimes dangerous. In order to obtain the best results the patient should be placed under conditions of complete physical and mental rest after the injection; this applies even to light cases. Care should also be taken to secure rest for the lesion. During the period of the treatment irritants to the lesion, such as potassium iodide or tuberculin, should be avoided; apricot juice, guaiacol and its derivatives, and iodol are contraindicated. No marked idiosyncrasy has been noted and no accumulative effects have been observed. PMID:19868034

  14. A study of dietetic on the diarrhea

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    Tae-Hyeun Baek

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives : This research examined about dietary therapy on the diarrhea based on the literary findings, for clinical treatment and prevention of the diarrhea. Methods : This Research examined on histories, compositions, applications, and effects of the diarrhea on about 100 cases of dietary therapy of the diarrhea from recent Chinese literatures Results : 1. Various vegetables, animals and mineral materials including herbs, grains, vegetables, fruits, food and drink were used for the dietary therapy. 2. Methods of the preparation for use as therapeutics were decoction, pulvis, gruel, medicinal wine, cake, tea, paste and gelatin and etc. 3. Frequently used materials were sesame oil, honey, ear mushroom, shiitake mushroom, kelp, walnut seed, hemp seed, groundnut, glutinous rice, apricot stone, yellow bean peel, radish, potato, spinage, and spring onion. Conclusion : Though dietary therapy for the diarrhea is not based on clinical or experimental data, but through experience. It is mostly based on Yin-Yang and five elements, visceral manifestation, channels and their collateral channels and chinese herbal medicine theories. If we use them properly according to oriental medicine method, it will be effective on treating and preventing the diarrhea.

  15. A randomized, controlled trial comparing traditional herbal medicine and neuraminidase inhibitors in the treatment of seasonal influenza.

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    Nabeshima, Shigeki; Kashiwagi, Kenichiro; Ajisaka, Kazuhiko; Masui, Shinta; Takeoka, Hiroaki; Ikematsu, Hideyuki; Kashiwagi, Seizaburo

    2012-08-01

    The herbal medicine, maoto, has been traditionally prescribed to patients with influenza in Japan. To better understand the efficacy of maoto for the treatment of influenza, a randomized trial was conducted for comparison with oseltamivir or zanamivir. Adult patients with influenza symptoms, including fever, positive for quick diagnostic kit for influenza within 48 h of fever onset were assessed for enrollment. The data of 28 patients randomly assigned to maoto (n = 10), oseltamivir (n = 8), or zanamivir (n = 10) were analyzed for the duration of fever (>37.5°C) and total symptom score from symptom cards recorded by the patient. Viral isolation and serum cytokine measurements were also done on days 1, 3, and 5. Maoto granules, a commercial medical dosage form, are made from four plants: Ephedra Herb, Apricot Kernel, Cinnamon Bark, and Glycyrrhiza Root. Median durations of fever of patients assigned maoto, oseltamivir, or zanamivir were 29, 46, or 27 h, respectively, significantly different for maoto and oseltamivir. No significant between-group differences were found in total symptom score among three groups. Viral persistent rates and serum cytokine levels (IFN-α, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, and TNF-α) during the study period showed no differences among three groups. The administration of oral maoto granules to healthy adults with seasonal influenza was well tolerated and associated with equivalent clinical and virological efficacy to neuraminidase inhibitors. PMID:22350323

  16. Prunus mume and Lithospermum erythrorhizon Extracts Synergistically Prevent Visceral Adiposity by Improving Energy Metabolism through Potentiating Hypothalamic Leptin and Insulin Signalling in Ovariectomized Rats

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    Byoung-Seob Ko

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We investigated the antiobesity and hypoglycemic properties of Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc (PMA; Japanese apricot and Lithospermum erythrorhizon Sieb. et Zucc (LES; gromwell extracts in ovariectomized (OVX rats that impaired energy and glucose homeostasis. OVX rats consumed either 5% dextrose, 5% PMA extract, 5% LES extract, or 2.5% PMA+2.5% LES extract in the high fat diet. After 8 weeks of treatment, PMA+LES prevented weight gain and visceral fat accumulation in OVX rats by lowering daily food intake and increasing energy expenditure and fat oxidation. PMA+LES prevented the attenuation of leptin and insulin signaling by increasing the expression of leptin receptor in the hypothalamus in OVX rats. PMA+LES significantly reversed the decrease of energy expenditure in OVX rats by increasing expression of UCP-1 in the brown adipose tissues and UCP-2 and UCP-3 in the quadriceps muscles. PMA+LES also increased CPT-1 expression and decreased FAS, ACC, and SREBP-1c in the liver and quadriceps muscles to result in reducing triglyceride accumulation. PMA+LES improved insulin sensitivity in OVX rats. In conclusion, PMA+LES synergistically prevented the impairment of energy, lipid, and glucose metabolism by OVX through potentiating hypothalamic leptin and insulin signaling. PMA+LES may be a useful intervention for alleviating the symptoms of menopause in women.

  17. BLOOD REGENERATION IN SEVERE ANEMIA : XIV. A LIVER FRACTION POTENT IN PERNICIOUS ANEMIA FED ALONE AND COMBINED WITH WHOLE LIVER, LIVER ASH AND FRESH BILE.

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    Robscheit-Robbins, F S; Whipple, G H

    1929-01-31

    A liver extract No. 343, N.N.R. known to be fully potent in pernicious anemia shows but 10 to 20 per cent of the potency of whole liver feeding in severe continuous secondary anemia due to bleeding in dogs. There are wide individual variations which are not noted with whole liver feeding. Supplementing this liver extract with whole bile does not modify the reaction. Supplementing this liver extract with liver ash or apricot ash shows the sum of the two expected feeding reactions. When we supplement this liver extract with small amounts of whole liver (50 to 100 gm.) we may observe hemoglobin and red cell production in excess of the sum of the expected separate reactions. Whether the liver extract increases the potency of the whole liver feeding or vice versa, it suggests similar possibilities in various human secondary anemias. Liver and kidney fractions of varied types deserve much study to ascertain their effect upon widely divergent types of human anemias. PMID:19869543

  18. Radiation processing of fruits: application to strawberries and prunes

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    Extending the shelf-life of fresh fruit by means of low-dose irradiation (radurization) is not a new idea: experiments in that field started in the early sixties. These experiments have actually proved that, in some cases, irradiation can achieve shelf-life extension, either through a delay in ripening (bananas), or through rot inhibition (soft cherries, apricots, tomatoes, strawberries). Alas, they have also highlighted the intolerance showed by a number of fruits when radurized: irradiation is apt to have them ripen more rapidly (peaches, nectarines) or to soften them too much (pears, table grapes, oranges, apples, plums, grapefruit, melons, honeydew melons). Even in those cases where irradiation results in a benefit, this benefit varies depending on the variety of fruit involved, as can be seen from a deep survey of the irradiation of strawberries. Preservation of dehydrated fruit is a different matter. Prunes, for instance, would be contamined by molds, wasn't it for the addition of sorbic acid during the fabrication process. Ionization of prunes can allow producers to avoid the use of a chemical, and to keep the prunes at a greater degree of humidity

  19. AN APPROACH TO FARMING AND CATTLE BREEDING PRACTICES EMERGED IN THE TYNDALL COMMUNITY: AN OVERVIEW BACK TO THE PAST

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    Idris Omarovich Magomedov

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    Full Text Available The paper written by the author considered the economic performance of one of the communities of Dagestan, – the Tindal people. The survey examined advancement of farming in the local community. In particular, harvesting practiced by the Tindin people, their instruments of labour, natural environment’ specifics, etc.One of the lines that the paper observed was advancement of cattle breeding by local peasants. The paper presented the huge bulk of field data and a significant selection of historical sources.The author did due diligence to examination of the terrace-land cultivation by the Tindal people, which was the core occupation for all highlander inhabitants of Dagestan. The Tindal people grow mainly barley, wheat, rye, oat, millet, beans; since the XIX century the local inhabitants have introduced corn and potatoes.The Tindal people paid a specific attention to the gardening. Basically, the Tindal cultivated apples, apricots, pears, plums, nuts, etc., The gardening, although having not taken a key position in the economic life of the Tindal people, had been of enormous significance for the overall business operations of the highlanders.The Tindal people mostly used to cultivate land manually. They used the following instruments of labour: mattock, plough, wooden plough with an iron ploughshare (bezzi, entirely wooden plough (Rukia.

  20. Thermoluminescence of contaminating minerals for the detection of radiation treatment of dried fruits

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    Several types of dry fruits (pistachio nut, dried apricot, almond and raisins) have been investigated for detection of their radiation treatment by gamma rays or electron beam using thermoluminescence (TL) measurements. These samples were irradiated to 1.0-3.0 kGy (gamma rays) or 0.75-3.9 kGy (10 MeV electron beam). Thermoluminescence glow curves for the contaminating minerals separated from the dry fruits were recorded between the temperature range of 50 deg. C and 500 deg. C. In all the cases, the intensity of TL signal for the irradiated dry fruits was 1-3 orders of magnitudes higher than the TL intensity of the corresponding unirradiated control samples allowing clear distinction between the irradiated and unirradiated samples. These results were normalized by re-irradiating the mineral grains with a gamma-ray dose of 1.0 kGy, and a second glow curve was recorded. The ratio of intensity of the first glow curve (TL1) to that after the normalization dose (TL2), i.e. (TL1/TL2) was determined and compared with the recommended threshold values. These parameters, together with comparison of the shape of the first glow curve, gave unequivocal results about the radiation treatment of the dry fruit samples

  1. Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) is a new natural host of Hop stunt viroid.

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    Elleuch, Amine; Hamdi, Imen; Ellouze, Olfa; Ghrab, Mohamed; Fkahfakh, Hatem; Drira, Noureddine

    2013-10-01

    Besides hop, Hop stunt viroid (HpSVd) infects many woody species including grapevine, citrus, peach, plum, apricot, almond, pomegranate, mulberry and jujube. Here, we report the first detection of HpSVd in pistachio (Pistacia vera L.). Samples corresponding to 16 pistachio cultivars were obtained from a nearby almond collection. From these samples, low molecular weight RNAs were extracted for double polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, northern-blot analysis and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assays. HpSVd was detected in 4 of the 16 pistachio cultivars in the first year and in 6 in the second, being also detected in the almond collection. Examination of the nucleotide sequences of pistachio and almond isolates revealed 13 new sequence variants. Sequences from pistachio shared 92-96 % similarity with the first reported HpSVd sequence (GenBank X00009), and multiple alignment and phylogenetic analyses showed that one pistachio isolate (HpSVdPis67Jabari) clustered with the plum group, whereas all the others clustered with the hop, and the recombinants plum-citrus and plum-Hop/cit3 groups. By identifying pistachio as a new natural host, we confirm that HpSVd is an ubiquitous and genetically variable viroid that infects many different fruit trees cultivated worldwide. PMID:23775756

  2. Role of lycopene in preventing oral diseases as a nonsurgical aid of treatment

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    Sonia Gupta

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Without pigments, we are nothing. Life presents us with a kaleidoscope of colors. From the green grass of home to a forest′s ruddy autumn hues, we are surrounded by living colors. Living things obtain their colors, with few exceptions, from natural pigments. In addition to their role in coloration, natural pigments carry out a variety of important biological functions. Of the various classes of pigments in nature, the carotenoids are among the most widespread and important ones, especially due to their varied functions. Lycopene is a red plant pigment found in tomatoes, apricots, guavas, watermelons, papayas, and pink grapefruits, with tomatoes being the largest contributor to the dietary intake of humans. Lycopene exhibits higher singlet oxygen quenching ability. Due to its strong color and nontoxicity, it is a useful food coloring agent. Moreover, it plays a multifunctional role as a nonsurgical aid in the treatment of oral diseases like leukoplakia, oral submucous fibrosis, lichen planus, oral squamous cell carcinoma, and also prevents the destruction of periodontal tissues. This review article focuses mainly on the role of lycopene in the prevention of various oral diseases.

  3. OVARIAN HORMONE PRODUCTION AFFECTED BY AMYGDALIN ADDITION IN VITRO

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    Marek Halenár

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Amygdalin, a natural substance, is a cyanogenic glycoside occurring in the seeds of apricots and bitter almonds. It is a controversial anti-tumor compound that has been used as an alternative cancer drug for many years. Amygdalin is composed of two molecules of glucose, one of benzaldehyde, which induces an analgesic action, and one of hydrocyanic acid, which is an anti-neoplastic compound. This in vitro study was performed to evaluate the possible impact of amygdalin (1, 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 μg/mL on the secretory activity of granulosa cells (GCs from porcine cyclic ovaries. The release of progesterone and estradiol-17β by GCs were evaluated by ELISA. In our study, the noticeable changes in estradiol-17β release by ovarian GCs were determined after the amygdalin addition. Amygdalin, at the highest dose (10 000 μg/mL, significantly (P≤0.05 stimulated the release of estradiol-17β by GCs, in comparison to the untreated control cells. On the contrary, no significant (P≥0.05 changes in the progesterone release by GCs caused by amygdalin addition were observed. In conclusion, obtained results showed that the amygdalin application (various doses to ovarian GCs caused a dose-dependent stimulation of the estradiol-17β release, but not progesterone, and its possible modulatory impact on the steroid production in porcine ovaries.

  4. Identification and Pathogenicity of Phytopathogenic Bacteria Associated with Soft Rot Disease of Girasole Tuber

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    Mamdoh Ewis ISMAIL

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available During 2010-2011 growing seasons six bacterial isolates were separated from naturally infected girasole plants tubers (Helianthus tuberosus L. cv. �Balady�, showing soft rot, collected from experimental Farm of the Faculty of Agriculture, in El-Minia University, Egypt. Pathogenicity tests showed various virulence for the bacteria isolated from girasole tubers, found pathogenic. These organisms were characterized as rod-shaped, Gram negative, ?-methyl-d-glucoside medium, reducing substances from sucrose, phos, phatase activity and deep cavities on pectate medium. Otherwise, diagnostic tests suggested that the pathogen was Erwinia carotovora ssp. carotovora. The isolated bacteria caused soft rot of wounded tubers when inoculated into tissues. The bacterial isolates were compared for their degree of pathogenicity as well as for differences in specific symptoms, induced in different hosts. The tested isolates could infect several host ranges, such as fruits of apricot, apple, olive, lemon, squash, eggplant and potato tubers, bulbs and garlic and onion cloves, roots radish, carrot, sweet potato and rape. On the other hand, no symptoms were exhibited on pods of bean and cowpea, faba bean, fruits of pepper and tomato. The extracts of experimentally diseased girasole tubers were active in pectinase and also in caboxymethyl cellulose at pH 6 compared to enzyme activities in healthy tissues. Also, the isolated bacteria increased the total and reducing sugars in infected tissues.

  5. Irradiation as an alternative treatment to methyl bromide for insect control

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    Methyl Bromide (MB) is widely used as a fumigant for the control of pests of stored grain, legumes, oil seeds, dry fruits and nuts, pest of timber, soil insects, soil nematodes, soil pathogens of plants, and as a quarantine treatment against pest of fresh horticultural products, and pests and diseases in propagation material. The global phase-out of MBB in advanced countries by 2005 and in developing countries by 2015 under the Montreal Protocol, because of its ozone depleting property, has prompted increasing interest in the use of irradiation as an alternative to MB for insect control in food and agricultural commodities in recent years. Irradiation at fairly low doses, of the order of 1 kGy or less is an effective alternative to chemical treatment of foods. The advantages of radiation processing include short treatment time in comparison to several days of exposure required in chemical fumigation, no undesirable chemical residues in the food, no resistance developed by the insects and no significant changes in the organoleptic, physicochemical and functional properties or the nutritive value of the treated products. Turkey is the leading country in the world, in production and exports of dried fig, apricot,raisin and hazelnut. One of the main problem in the export trade is infestation by stored product insects. In Turkey, the new legal regulations on food irradiation were published in Official Newspaper on November 6, 1999. (3 tables and 10 refs. included)

  6. Irradiation as an alternative treatment to methyl bromide for insect control

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    Turkey is the leading country in the world, in production and exports of dried fig, apricot, raisin and hazelnut. One of main problem in the export trade is infestation by stored product insects. Using MB is very effective for controlling stored product insects in Turkey. MB has also listed as an ozone depleting substance and worldwide production will be phased out in the near future, than Turkey will be faced very serious problem for export dry fruits and hazelnut. Use of irradiation to disinfest agricultural products has obvius advantages, most of which are influenced by environmental, cultural, economic, commercial and govermental factors. The first two factors, effectiveness and economy, are adressed principally. Research conducted world-wide in the past four decades have shown that radiation processing is an effective and safe method for controlling insect pests of stored products. Irradiation offers an effective alternative quarantine treatment which is more environmentally friendly and sustainable as compared to fumigants. In view of the phasing out of the currently used post harvest chemical fumigants, irradiation either alone or in conjuction with other post-harvest procedures can contribute towards the goals of achieving food security in developing and less developed countries by effectively reducing post-harvest losses

  7. Vermouth: technology of production and quality characteristics.

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    Panesar, P S; Joshi, V K; Panesar, R; Abrol, G S

    2011-01-01

    The aperitif wine, known as vermouth, is primarily prepared by adding a mixture of herbs and spices or their extract to a base wine. As such, it could also be called aromatized liquor, or a fortified wine. Various plant parts, such as seeds, wood, leaves, bark, or roots in dry form can be used in flavoring. These additives may be infused, macerated, or distilled in a base white wine, or added at various stages of preparation. The final liquid is filtered, pasteurized, and fortified (by the addition of alcohol). Some vermouths are sweetened, whereas other are left unsweetened (dry vermouth). These tend to have a bitterish finish. The two versions differ in alcohol content as well. Vermouths are most commonly prepared from grape-based wines, but fruit-based wines made from mango, apple, plum, sand pear, and wild apricot may also be used. These possess distinct physicochemical and sensory qualities from standard vermouths. The review gives comprehensive information on the historical developments and technology of vermouth production, the various spices and herbs used in its production, and its quality characteristics. In addition, the chapter also discusses the commercial potential of nongrape fruits in vermouth production. PMID:21867897

  8. SOIL CHARACTERISTICS OF PROTECTED AREA “CHINAR DERE”

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    RADA POPOVA

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The soil types in the protected area “Chinar dere”, village of Topolovo, municipality of Assenovgrad, were studied. For this purpose, 4 soil samples from depth of 0-20cm and from different locations in the area – under cereal plants, sunflower, vineyard, and natural meadows, were collected. The soil samples were analyzed with respect to humus content, mechanical characteristics, sorption capacity, pH in water and in KCL, and exchangeable acidity /H+ and AL+/. On the basis of the conducted analyses the soil types were defined as koluvium soils suitable for growing various vineyard cultivars, and among the fruit cultivars they are suitable for growing plums, cherries, sour cherries, walnuts, apricots, and peaches. These soil types are also suitable mainly for growing small-leaved tobacco, and in the higher regions – raspberries. In the case when the subterranean waters are closer to the surface, the soils are suitable for growing forage crops or can be used as meadows.

  9. Co-combustion of agricultural wastes in a circulating fluidized bed

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    Huseyin Topal; Aysel T. Atimtay [Gazi University, Ankara (Turkey). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    2005-07-01

    In this study a circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) of 125 mm inside diameter and 1800 mm height was used to investigate the co-combustion characteristics of peach and apricot stones produced as a waste from the fruit juice industry, and sunflower stems produced as a waste from the edible oil industry with a lignite coal. Lignite coal is a coal most widely used in Turkey. On-line concentrations of O{sub 2}, CO, CO{sub 2}, SO{sub 2}, NOx and total hydrocarbons (C{sub m}H{sub n}) were measured in the flue gas during combustion experiments. By changing the operating parameters the variation of emissions of various pollutants were studied. During combustion tests, it was observed that the volatile matter from agro-wastes quickly volatilizes and mostly burn in the riser. The temperature profiles along the bed and the rise also confirmed this phenomenon. It was found that as the volatile matter content of agro-waste increases, the combustion efficiency increases and the combustion takes place more in the upper region of the riser. These results suggest that agro-wastes are potential fuels that can be utilized for clean energy production by using CFBC in countries where agricultural activities are heavy. 3 refs., 4 figs., 5 tabs.

  10. Time and speed of fruit drying on batch fluid-beds

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    I Bauman; Z Bobić; Z Ðaković; M Ukrainczyk

    2005-10-01

    Drying of particles (pieces) in a fluidized bed affords better quality of end products, especially for better product structure and its shorter reconstitution time. Fluid-bed drying of different fruit particles has been investigated. Starting water content varies from grape berries 81·5% and peach 87·7% to apricot 86·9%. The temperature of fluidization varies from 70°C to 100°C at air velocities from 0·98 ms-1 to 5·2 ms-1. The product should be dried fruit with 10% to 14% of water content with good rehydration quality that varies from 8 to 20. Experimental data have been measured, relevant values have been calculated and a mathematical model introduced. The results have shown that drying of fruit in a fluidized bed produces dry fruit particles of improved quality in a much shorter time, with improved rehydration times and qualities, than in continuous belt-driers that are generally used.

  11. Evaluation of the effect of clinostat rotation on pollen germination and tube development as a tool for selection of plants in Space

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    De Micco, Veronica; Scala, Michele; Aronne, Giovanna

    2006-05-01

    The choice of species and cultivar on which rely to sustain Close Loop Environmental Systems is generally approached by analysing the behaviour of plants in presence of stress (sporophytic selection). In this paper, we investigated the possibility to conduct the selection among genotypes in Space through the male gametophytic selection. Thus, we studied the effect of simulated microgravity on pollen germination and tube development of both woody and herbaceous crop species: Prunus armeniaca (apricot), P. dulcis (almond), Malus domestica (apple) and Vicia faba (broad bean). Pollen collected from just bloomed flowers was assessed for viability and incubated on the optimal growing medium in petri dishes both on a uni-axial clinostat and stationary in 1g. Then, pollen was observed under a light microscope to detect percent germination and growth direction. Histochemical analyses were performed to verify the presence and distribution of storage substances. Moreover, specific stainings and epifluorescent microscopy were applied to count nuclei, follow the migration of sperm cells and investigate the presence, size and morphology of callose plugs. Results showed that simulated microgravity affected pollen tube development. The different response showed by the various species indicates that male-gametophytic selection could be useful for the selection of plants in microgravity.

  12. Test of different biomass into the IISc open-top co-current gasifier

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    Giordano, P. [Xylowatt SA, Chatel-St-Denis (Switzerland); Hasler, P. [Verenum SA, Zuerich (Switzerland); Dasappa, S. [Indian Institute of Science, Combustion Gasification and Propulsion Laboratory, Bangalore (India)

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    This report made for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) describes the efforts made to demonstrate the technical feasibility of combined heat and power generation using wood gasification. The report describes a project involving a small open-top gasifier based on a design realised by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The tests made with various wood fuels such as clean wood chips, waste-wood chips, pecan nut shells, crushed oak briquettes, wood pellets, coffee hull pellets and chicken litter pellets are described and the results of measurements made concerning particulate matter, tar and certain organic compounds are presented. The discussion of the results shows that certain types of biomass can easily be used as a fuel for the small gasifier whereas others, such as coffee hull pellets, are less suitable. The report suggests that other possible fuels, such as olive and apricot stones, sludge from waste water treatment plant or plastic residue from refuse treatment should be tested in the gasifier. These tests could also provide the opportunity of testing appropriate gas treatment equipment at the same time.

  13. First web-based database on total phenolics and oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) of fruits produced and consumed within the south Andes region of South America.

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    Speisky, Hernan; López-Alarcón, Camilo; Gómez, Maritza; Fuentes, Jocelyn; Sandoval-Acuña, Cristian

    2012-09-12

    This paper reports the first database on antioxidants contained in fruits produced and consumed within the south Andes region of South America. The database ( www.portalantioxidantes.com ) contains over 500 total phenolics (TP) and ORAC values for more than 120 species/varieties of fruits. All analyses were conducted by a single ISO/IEC 17025-certified laboratory. The characterization comprised native berries such as maqui ( Aristotelia chilensis ), murtilla ( Ugni molinae ), and calafate ( Barberis microphylla ), which largely outscored all other studied fruits. Major differences in TP and ORAC were observed as a function of the fruit variety in berries, avocado, cherries, and apples. In fruits such as pears, apples, apricots, and peaches, a significant part of the TP and ORAC was accounted for by the antioxidants present in the peel. These data should be useful to estimate the fruit-based intake of TP and, through the ORAC data, their antioxidant-related contribution to the diet of south Andes populations. PMID:22512599

  14. A Rapid Protocol of Crude RNA/DNA Extraction for RT-qPCR Detection and Quantification of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum'.

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    Minguzzi, Stefano; Terlizzi, Federica; Lanzoni, Chiara; Poggi Pollini, Carlo; Ratti, Claudio

    2016-01-01

    Many efforts have been made to develop a rapid and sensitive method for phytoplasma and virus detection. Taking our cue from previous works, different rapid sample preparation methods have been tested and applied to Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum ('Ca. P. prunorum') detection by RT-qPCR. A duplex RT-qPCR has been optimized using the crude sap as a template to simultaneously amplify a fragment of 16S rRNA of the pathogen and 18S rRNA of the host plant. The specific plant 18S rRNA internal control allows comparison and relative quantification of samples. A comparison between DNA and RNA contribution to qPCR detection is provided, showing higher contribution of the latter. The method presented here has been validated on more than a hundred samples of apricot, plum and peach trees. Since 2013, this method has been successfully applied to monitor 'Ca. P. prunorum' infections in field and nursery. A triplex RT-qPCR assay has also been optimized to simultaneously detect 'Ca. P. prunorum' and Plum pox virus (PPV) in Prunus. PMID:26742106

  15. Genomic analyses of cherry rusty mottle group and cherry twisted leaf-associated viruses reveal a possible new genus within the family betaflexiviridae.

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    Villamor, D E V; Susaimuthu, J; Eastwell, K C

    2015-03-01

    It is demonstrated that closely related viruses within the family Betaflexiviridae are associated with a number of diseases that affect sweet cherry (Prunus avium) and other Prunus spp. Cherry rusty mottle-associated virus (CRMaV) is correlated with the appearance of cherry rusty mottle disease (CRMD), and Cherry twisted leaf-associated virus (CTLaV) is linked to cherry twisted leaf disease (CTLD) and apricot ringpox disease (ARPD). Comprehensive analysis of previously reported full genomic sequences plus those determined in this study representing isolates of CTLaV, CRMaV, Cherry green ring mottle virus, and Cherry necrotic rusty mottle virus revealed segregation of sequences into four clades corresponding to distinct virus species. High-throughput sequencing of RNA from representative source trees for CRMD, CTLD, and ARPD did not reveal additional unique virus sequences that might be associated with these diseases, thereby further substantiating the association of CRMaV and CTLaV with CRMD and CTLD or ARPD, respectively. Based on comparison of the nucleotide and amino acid sequence identity values, phylogenetic relationships with other triple-gene block-coding viruses within the family Betaflexiviridae, genome organization, and natural host range, a new genus (Robigovirus) is suggested. PMID:25496302

  16. Recent advances in Rosaceae gum exudates: From synthesis to food and non-food applications.

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    Bouaziz, Fatma; Koubaa, Mohamed; Ellouz Ghorbel, Raoudha; Ellouz Chaabouni, Semia

    2016-05-01

    In recent years, great interest has been devoted to the development of new applications for natural gums. These molecules were used for a variety of purposes since they are chemically inert, non-toxic, less expensive, biodegradable and widely available. They represent one of the most abundant raw materials used not only in commercial food products, but also in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Plant gums take their advantages compared to other gums (e.g., from animal and microbial sources) mainly because of their acceptance by consumers. Despite of the well description given in literature for the features of plant gum exudates, there is a lack distinguishing the different families that are producing gums, and their potential applications. Among these gums, the ones produced by Rosaceae family (e.g., almond, apricot, cherry, peach, and plum plants) have been taking special attention. Thus, the aim of this review is to report the recent advances in Rosaceae gum exudates. An emphasis is given for the formation mechanisms of these gums, their chemical composition, functional properties and structures, beneficial properties, as well as their food/non-food applications. PMID:26836615

  17. Biosynthesis of sorbitol and other compounds in Golden Delicious apple leaves

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    The distribution of radioactivity in the principal alcohol-soluble fractions of Golden Delicious apple leaves after exposure to 14CO2 for periods from 5 s to 60 min showed that the main products of photosynthesis were located in the phosphorylated and sugar fractions. Although the phosphorylated fraction consistently contained the highest radioactivity, no attempt was made to separate and identify the different compounds. As the percentage activity in the sugar (and sorbitol) and phosphorylated fractions increased with time, that in the organic acid and amino acid fractions decreased. Since the sugar and sorbitol fraction contained 45% of the total radioactivity after 60 min exposure to 14CO2, and since sorbitol contained 82% of the radioactivity in this fraction, it appears that sorbitol is the principal non-phosphorylated end-product of photosynthesis in Golden Delicious apple leaves. Similar results were obtained with plum and apricot leaves. Since after only 60 s of photosynthesis sorbitol contained the highest radioactivity, it is apparent that the formation of this compound is very rapid, plays a role in the metabolism of Golden Delicious apple leaves, and that it is probably associated with the chloroplasts, as was found for plum leaves. The fact that amino acids and other organic acids also contained an appreciable amount of radioactivity (especially after short periods of photosynthesis) indicates a close relationship between these compounds and the primary products of photosynthesis

  18. Investigation on Clarified Fruit Juice Composition by Using Visible Light Micro-Raman Spectroscopy

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    Maria Lepore

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Liquid samples of clarified apple and apricot juices at different productionstages were investigated using visible light micro-Raman spectroscopy in order to assessits potential in monitoring fruit juice production. As is well-known, pectin plays a strategicrole in the production of clarified juice and the possibility of using Raman for its detectionduring production was therefore evaluated. The data analysis has enabled the clearidentification of pectin. In particular, Raman spectra of apple juice samples from washedand crushed fruits revealed a peak at 845 cm-1 (typical of pectin which disappears in theRaman spectra of depectinised samples. The fructose content was also revealed by thepresence of four peaks at 823 cm-1, 872 cm-1, 918 cm-1 and 975 cm-1. In the case of apricotjuice, several Raman fingerprints of β-carotene at 1008, 1159 and 1520 cm-1 were alsohighlighted. Present results resulted interesting for the exclusive use of optical methods forthe quantitative determination of the above-mentioned substances in place of thebiochemical assays generally used for this purpose, which are time consuming and requiredifferent chemical reagents for each of them.

  19. Analysis of Mineral and Heavy Metal Content of Some Commercial Fruit Juices by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

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    Adriana Dehelean

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The presence of potentially toxic elements and compounds in foodstuffs is of intense public interest and thus requires rapid and accurate methods to determine the levels of these contaminants. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry is a powerful tool for the determination of metals and nonmetals in fruit juices. In this study, 21 commercial fruit juices (apple, peach, apricot, orange, kiwi, pear, pineapple, and multifruit present on Romanian market were investigated from the heavy metals and mineral content point of view by ICP-MS. Our obtained results were compared with those reported in literature and also with the maximum admissible limit in drinking water by USEPA and WHO. For Mn the obtained values exceeded the limits imposed by these international organizations. Co, Cu, Zn, As, and Cd concentrations were below the acceptable limit for drinking water for all samples while the concentrations of Ni and Pb exceeded the limits imposed by USEPA and WHO for some fruit juices. The results obtained in this study are comparable to those found in the literature.

  20. Polyphenols: Potential Future Arsenals in the Treatment of Diabetes.

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    Solayman, Md; Ali, Yousuf; Alam, Fahmida; Islam, Md Asiful; Alam, Nadia; Khalil, Md Ibrahim; Gan, Siew Hua

    2016-01-01

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common endocrine metabolic disorders. In addition to exercise and diet, oral anti-diabetic drugs have been used as a part of the management strategy worldwide. Unfortunately, none of the conventional anti-diabetic drugs are without side effects, and these drugs pose an economic burden. Therefore, the investigation of novel anti-diabetic regimens is a major challenge for researchers, in which nature has been the primary resource for the discovery of potential therapeutics. Many plants have been shown to act as anti-diabetic agents, in which the main active constituents are believed to be polyphenols. Natural products containing high polyphenol levels can control carbohydrate metabolism by various mechanisms, such as protecting and restoring beta-cell integrity, enhancing insulin releasing activity, and increasing cellular glucose uptake. Blackberries, red grapes, apricots, eggplant and popular drinks such as coffee, cocoa and green tea are all rich in polyphenols, which may dampen insulin resistance and be natural alternatives in the treatment of diabetes. Therefore, the aim of this review is to report on the available anti-diabetic polyphenols (medicinal plants, fruits and vegetables), their mechanisms in the various pathways of DM and their correlations with DM. Additionally, this review emphasizes the types of polyphenols that could be potential future resources in the treatment of DM via either novel regimens or as supplementary agents. PMID:26601968

  1. Copper on activated carbon for catalytic wet air oxidation

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    Nora Dolores Martínez

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Textile industry is an important source of water contamination. Some of the organic contaminants cannot be eliminated by nature in a reasonable period. Heterogeneous catalytic wet air oxidation is one of the most effective methods to purify wastewater with organic contaminants. In this work, catalysts based on copper supported on activated carbon were synthesized. The activated carbons were obtained from industrial wastes (apricot core and grape stalk of San Juan, Argentina. These were impregnated with a copper salt and thermically treated in an inert atmosphere. Analysis of specific surface, pore volume, p zc, acidity, basicity and XRD patterns were made in order to characterize the catalysts. The catalytic activity was tested in the oxidation of methylene blue (MB and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA in aqueous phase with pure oxygen. Reaction tests were carried out in a Parr batch reactor at different temperatures, with a 0.2 MPa partial pressure of oxygen. The amount of unconverted organics was measured by spectrophotometry. Higher temperatures were necessary for the degradation of PVA compared to those for methylene blue.

  2. Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for tau-fluvalinate in various crops

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, Denmark, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS, received an application from Makhteshim-Agan Holding BV to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance tau-fluvalinate in pome fruits, peaches, apricots, grapes, tomatoes, aubergines, melons, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, globe artichokes, lettuce and other salad plants. In order to accommodate the intended SEU and NEU uses of tau-fluvalinate, the EMS proposed to raise the existing MRLs in all crops under consideration, except in tomato. EMS drafted an evaluation report in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC No 396/2005, which was submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all crops under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the intended use of tau-fluvalinate on the crops under consideration will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a public health concern. EFSA notes that data gaps regarding toxicity of metabolite 3-phenoxybenzaldehyde and its magnitude in processed commodities were identified and shall be further addressed.

  3. Transfer Factors for Contaminant Uptake by Fruit and Nut Trees

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    Napier, Bruce A.; Fellows, Robert J.; Minc, Leah D.

    2013-11-20

    Transfer of radionuclides from soils into plants is one of the key mechanisms for long-term contamination of the human food chain. Nearly all computer models that address soil-to-plant uptake of radionuclides use empirically-derived transfer factors to address this process. Essentially all available soil-to-plant transfer factors are based on measurements in annual crops. Because very few measurements are available for tree fruits, samples were taken of alfalfa and oats and the stems, leaves, and fruits and nuts of almond, apple, apricot, carob, fig, grape, nectarine, pecan, pistachio (natural and grafted), and pomegranate, along with local surface soil. The samples were dried, ground, weighed, and analyzed for trace constituents through a combination of induction-coupled plasma mass spectrometry and instrumental neutron activation analysis for a wide range of naturally-occurring elements. Analysis results are presented and converted to soil-to-plant transfer factors. These are compared to commonly used and internationally recommended values. Those determined for annual crops are very similar to commonly-used values; those determined for tree fruits show interesting differences. Most macro- and micronutrients are slightly reduced in fruits; non-essential elements are reduced further. These findings may be used in existing computer models and may allow development of tree-fruit-specific transfer models.

  4. Purification and characterization of [Formula: see text]-mannanase from Bacillus pumilus (M27) and its applications in some fruit juices.

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    Adiguzel, Ahmet; Nadaroglu, Hayrunnisa; Adiguzel, Gulsah

    2015-08-01

    Thermo alkaline mannanase was purified from the bacteria of Bacillus pumilus (M27) using the techniques of ammonium sulphate precipitation, DEAE-Sephadex ion exchange chromatography and Sephacryl S200 gel filtration chromatography with 111-fold and 36 % yield. It was determined that the enzyme had 2 sub-units including 35 kDa and 55 kDa in gel filtration chromatography and SDS-PAGE electrophoresis systems. The optimum pH and temperature was determined as 8 and 60 °C, respectively. It was also noticed that the enzyme did not lose its activity at a wide interval such as pH 3-11 and at high temperatures such as 90 °C. Additionally, the effects of some metal ions on the mannanase enzyme activity. Moreover, the clarifying efficiency of purified mannanase enzyme with some fruit juices such as orange, apricot, grape and apple was also investigated. Enzymatic treatment was carried out with 1 mL L(-1) of purified mannanase for 1 h at 60 °C. It was determined that the highest pure enzyme was efficient upon clarifying the apple juice at 154 % rate. PMID:26243955

  5. Application potential for some sugar substitutes in some low energy and diabetic foods.

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    Bakr, A A

    1997-06-01

    Preparation of acceptable low energy fiber enriched and diabetic jams, cakes and biscuits using different formulas of sucrose substitutes with the partial replacement of wheat flour with bran as a source of dietary fibre, was studied. Special care was paid to evaluate the nutritional plus keeping qualities and the potential effect of the most acceptable formulae from each food stuffs group on the blood glucose level in lean and obese diabetes mellitus patients. It was technologically possible to prepare acceptable, high nutritional diabetic and low energy apricot, guava and strawberry jams and jellies by combinations of sweeteners using xylitol (i.e. xylitol-sorbitol-aspartame and xylitol-fructose). The attainment of a suitable texture may be more difficult in xylitol and sorbitol jams, therefore 0.2 g CaCl2. 2H2O was added. Storage of these jams at 4 degrees C improved their keeping quality significantly (p aspartame in combination with fructose, sorbitol and xylitol. Consumption of such low energic and diabetic food items reduces significantly (p glucose level in lean and obese diabetics. Addition of wheat bran in bakery products not only reduced both energy value of these foods and blood glucose, but it also improved peripheral insulin activity by its system modification. PMID:9232852

  6. Analysis of Volatile Components of Plum%梅果挥发性成分分析

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    贾卫民; 王之建; 吴晓红; 苗彩芬; 魏玉琪; 李琼

    2011-01-01

    The volatile components of plum were identified by method of HS-SFME -GC-MS. There were 66 volatile compounds, including 8 alcohols,4 lactones,12 aldehydes,23 esters,2 ketones,8 acids,7 terpenes and terpene alcohols and 2 aromatic compounds. The reason was analyzed why plum sends forth the aromas of peach,milk and apricot in the early,middle and late stages of aroma production.%采用顶空固相微萃取-气质联用法分析了梅果的挥发性成分,共鉴定出66种挥发性成分,其中醇类8种、内酯类4种、醛类12种、酯类23种、酮类2种、酸类8种、萜烯及萜烯醇类7种以及其他芳香族类化合物2种.分析了梅果发香前、中和后期分别具有桃香、果香奶香和杏香的原因.

  7. Vortex- and CO2 -gas-assisted liquid-liquid microextraction with salt addition for the high-performance liquid chromatographic determination of furanic compounds in concentrated juices and dried fruits.

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    Abu-Bakar, Nur-Bahiyah; Makahleh, Ahmad; Saad, Bahruddin

    2016-03-01

    A novel microextraction method based on vortex- and CO2 -assisted liquid-liquid microextraction with salt addition for the isolation of furanic compounds (5-hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde, 5-methyl-2-furaldehyde, 2-furaldehyde, 3-furaldehyde, 2-furoic and 3-furoic acids) was developed. Purging the sample with CO2 was applied after vortexing to enhance the phase separation and mass transfer of the analytes. The optimum extraction conditions were: extraction solvent (volume), propyl acetate (125 μL); sample pH, 2.4; vortexing time, 45 s; salt concentration, 25% w/v and purging time, 5 min. The analytes were separated using an ODS Hypersil C18 column (250×4.6 mm i.d, 5 μm) under gradient flow. The proposed method showed good linearities (r(2) >0.999), low detection limits (0.08-1.9 μg/L) and good recoveries (80.7-122%). The validated method was successfully applied for the determination of the furanic compounds in concentrated juice (mango, date, orange, pomegranate, roselle, mangosteen and soursop) and dried fruit (prune, date and apricot paste) samples. PMID:26718308

  8. The effect of soil sterilization on the 137Cs transfer from soil to radish (Raphanus sativus var. sativus). Transfer experiment involving sterilized soil

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    Three different types of soil were collected at each of three locations: a persimmon orchard, an ume (Prunus mume, so to speak, 'a Japanese apricot') orchard, and a paddy field located 50-55 km northwest from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The goal was to investigate the involvement of microbes inhabiting these soils on the behavior of 137Cs. The soils were sterilized with gamma ray irradiation for 30 hours (absorbed dose of 60 kGy) or with high-pressure steam (autoclave sterilization) at 121°C for 20 minutes. A radish cultivar (Raphanus sativus var. sativus) was then cultivated in those soils for 45 days, and the harvested taproots and leaves were testing using a Ge semiconductor detector for concentration of 137Cs. The result showed that the concentration of 137Cs in radishes cultivated in the sterilized soils with autoclave sterilization or gamma ray irradiation were significantly higher than in those cultivated in the unsterilized soils. An increase in the plant available 137Cs could be caused by NH4+ arisen from the multiple effects of the structural change of the soil, decomposition of organic matter, and/or extinction of the microbes by sterilization. (author)

  9. Survey of pollution-resistant plants and their cultivating techniques; Osen busshitsu taisei shokubutsu to sono shokusai gijutsu ni kansuru chosa

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    The reduction of forests due to environmental pollution has been surveyed, to investigate the pollution-resistant plants and solid microorganisms. In Japan, the blight of needle-leaf trees (pine and momi fir) and of Japanese oak has occurred, and blight of some other trees, such as wild cherry trees, Japanese apricot trees, birch, Japanese cedar, cypress and bamboo, has been reported from various regions. In this article, plants reported to be resistant to pollutants are listed, and the physiological features of these plants are described. Furthermore, to develop pollution-resistant plants, reports relating to clarification of the mechanism of resistance development and the genes involved are reviewed. Microorganisms which symbioses for roots support these root functions. They also suppress the activity of pathogenic microorganisms and improve the environment around the roots, thus helping plants to grow normally. The roles played by symbiotic microorganisms and how to utilize these organisms are discussed. Their functions in coping with acid rain and heavy metal pollution, and how to utilize such functions are also discussed. 707 refs., 13 figs., 13 tabs.

  10. Induced mutation variability in Linum grandiflorum Desp

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    ), half-spheric bush. Chlorophyll-deficient mutations were often observed among this variant. All the selected 'sd' plants were not viable. Compared with the wild type plants, the dwarf mutants ('d') had shorter internodes, leaves were also shortened and thickened petals were of darker colour. Mutations of corolla colour and corolla shape were of the greatest interest with a view to obtain new ornamental varieties. The unique variant 'apr' possessed a phenotype with apricot petal colour and a mahogany spot at the center of the flower. The mutation of corolla shape was represented by the star-shaped flower ('star' mutant) [1]. Both these mutants had a high viability. The mutant with an apricot coloured corolla successfully passed variety testing and under the name of 'Aurora' was included in the State Register of Plant Varieties in the Ukraine for 2002. Another mutant with a star-shaped flower is now under State Variety Testing

  11. Rancimat法测定3种坚果油脂氧化稳定性的条件研究%Influence of the parameters of the rancimat test on the determination of the oxidative stability of three kinds of nut oils

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    朱振宝; 刘梦颖; 易建华

    2014-01-01

    研究了温度、气流速度以及样品质量等参数对Rancimat法测定坚果油脂氧化稳定指数(OSI)的影响,以核桃、杏仁、扁桃油脂为试材,通过Rancimat油脂氧化仪测定3种坚果油脂的诱导时间,在单因素实验的基础上,通过Box-Behnken响应面实验,建立回归方程,进行方差分析,得到了优化测定条件.结果表明:温度对3种油的氧化稳定指数测定结果均有极显著影响(p<0.01),气流速度及样品质量对其影响均不显著(p>0.05),温度、气流速度及样品质量等因素间交互作用不显著(p>0.05);由回归方程得到Rancimat法测定核桃油OSI的最佳条件为:温度120℃、气流速度18.14 L/h、样品质量3.00 g ;测定扁桃油的最佳条件为:温度120℃、气流速度13.48 L/h、样品质量3.93 g ;而杏仁油测定的最佳条件为:温度120℃;气流速度12.18L/h ;样品质量4.20g.通过优化温度、气流速度和样品质量等条件,可以保证结果稳定、可信的前提下,缩短分析测定时间.%The operational parameters such as temperature ,airflow and sample weight of the Rancimat method were conducted to determine their effects on the oxidative stability index (OSI) of three kinds of nut oils (walnut oil ,almond oils and sweet apricot kernel oil) .To this end ,single factor experiment and Box-Behnken experiment were investigated .The exper-imental data were fitted to a complete quadratic model and an ANOVA analysis was per-formed ,which concluded that only temperature was significant (p<0 .01) .By means of the quadratic model and using response surface methodology in order to minimize the OSI ,the optimal conditions for the three parameters of the Rancimat method were as following :first-ly ,for the walnut oil ,temperature 120 ℃ ,airflow 18 .14 L/h ,sample weight 3 .00 g ;second-ly ,for the almond oil ,temperature 120 ℃ ,airflow 13 .48 L/h ,sample

  12. Effects of Land Use Patterns on Soil Moisture in Semiarid Loess Region%土地利用格局对半干旱黄土区土壤水分的影响

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    费喜亮; 张新民; 邢贵; 景凌云

    2013-01-01

    半干旱黄土区不同土地利用的土壤水分效应是农业生产、植被恢复和土地合理利用的重要依据.通过对孙家岔流域不同土地利用格局实测土壤水分资料分析,结果表明,梯田区阴坡的土壤含水率高于阳坡;梁峁顶区封闭荒地不同累积深度的土壤含水率均高于农地;缓坡区(<15°)农地土壤平均含水率高于荒地;灌木林地表层(0-80 cm)土壤含水率高于荒地,而较深层(80-180 cm)低于荒坡;松树林地平均土壤含水率高于杏树林地.说明在半干旱黄土区,梯田的保水效益最好;杏树林相对于松树林耗水量更大,不适宜在无灌溉条件的半干旱黄土区大面积种植;柠条灌木林改善地表土壤水分状况的效应明显,并且能充分利用较深层的土壤水分;缓坡区种植农作物比荒地更有助于土壤水分的改善.%In the semiarid loess hilly region,the condition of soil moisture under different land use patterns is of importance to agricultural production,vegetation restoration and rational land use.Results from the analysis of soil moisture data under different land use patterns in Sunjiacha watershed show that soil water content on the north-facing slope was higher than the south-facing slope.Soil moisture contents at different depths in the enclosed land of the hill top zone were higher than farmland.The average moisture content in farmland of the gentle slope zone(<15°) was higher than the abandoned field.Soil moisture content of surface layer(0-80 cm) in shrub land was higher than the abandoned field,but of the deeper layer(80-180cm),was lower than barren slope.The average soil water content in pine woodland was higher than apricot forest.These indicated that in the semiarid loess hilly region,terrace's water conservation benefit is the best; apricot forest has higher water consumption than pine woodland and thus,is not suitable for the large scale planting without irrigation conditions

  13. Cross-compatibility of Lilium concolor var.pulchellum and Asiatic hybrids%有斑百合和亚洲百合杂交亲和性的研究

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    李婕; 高亦珂; 张启翔

    2013-01-01

    In order to breed new cultivars by using wild lily,interspecific crosses were made between Lilium concolor var. pulchellum and Asiatic lily,and the cross compatibilities were evaluated. L. concolor var. pulchellum and Asiatic lily were served as the experimental materials. The used three different pollination methods were conventional stigma pollination,cut-style method and KCI treatment . The main results were obtained as following. 1) Cutting-style method effectively overcame fertilization barrier when L. concolor var. pulchellum was used as the male parent. The highest rate of swelling capsules was 100%in the combinations of 'Navona' × L. concolor var. pulchellum, 'Lollypop' × L. concolor var. pulchellum, 'Apricot pixels' × L. concolor var. pulchellum and 'Pollyanna' × L. concolor var. pulchellum.The embryo rate were improved by 5.9% and 14.8% .respectively,in the combinations 'Loroto' × L. concolor var. pulchellum and 'Prato' x L. concolor var. pulchellum .2) KCI treatment had not positive effect on the fertilization barrier between Lilium concolor var. buschianim and Asiatic lily. 3) There existed unilateral incongruity between L. concolor var. pulchellum and Asiatic lily. L. concolor var. pulchellum was suitable for male parent. When the male parent's stigma length was shorter than the female parent's,crossing barrier could overcome by using cutting-style method. The rate of swelling capsules could be thus dramatically improved.%为使我国野生百合资源用于新品种培育中,将有斑百合与亚洲百合进行杂交,评价其杂交亲和性.以有斑百合和8个亚洲百合品种为试验试材,采用常规柱头授粉,切割花柱授粉和柱头KCl处理3种不同授粉方法进行杂交.1)切割花柱的授粉方法能有效克服有斑百合为父本的组合的杂交障碍,其中‘Navona’×有斑百合、‘Lollypop’×有斑百合、‘Apricot pixels’×有斑百合和‘Pollyanna’×有斑百合的坐果率高达100

  14. Endocarp thickness affects seed removal speed by small rodents in a warm-temperate broad-leafed deciduous forest, China

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    Zhang, Hongmao; Zhang, Zhibin

    2008-11-01

    Seed traits are important factors affecting seed predation by rodents and thereby the success of recruitment. Seeds of many tree species have hard hulls. These are thought to confer mechanical protection, but the effect of endocarp thickness on seed predation by rodents has not been well investigated. Wild apricot ( Prunus armeniaca), wild peach ( Amygdalus davidiana), cultivated walnut ( Juglans regia), wild walnut ( Juglans mandshurica Maxim) and Liaodong oak ( Quercus liaotungensis) are very common tree species in northwestern Beijing city, China. Their seeds vary greatly in size, endocarp thickness, caloric value and tannin content. This paper aims to study the effects of seed traits on seed removal speed of these five tree species by small rodents in a temperate deciduous forest, with emphasis on the effect of endocarp thickness. The results indicated that speed of removal of seeds released at stations in the field decreased significantly with increasing endocarp thickness. We found no significant correlations between seed removal speed and other seed traits such as seed size, caloric value and tannin content. In seed selection experiments in small cages, Père David's rock squirrel ( Sciurotamias davidianus), a large-bodied, strong-jawed rodent, selected all of the five seed species, and the selection order among the five seed species was determined by endocarp thickness and the ratio of endocarp mass/seed mass. In contrast, the Korean field mouse ( Apodemus peninsulae) and Chinese white-bellied rat ( Niviventer confucianus), with relatively small bodies and weak jaws, preferred to select small seeds like acorns of Q. liaotungensis and seeds of P. armeniaca, indicating that rodent body size is also an important factor affecting food selection based on seed size. These results suggest endocarp thickness significantly reduces seed removal speed by rodents and then negatively affects dispersal fitness of seeds before seed removal of tree species in the study

  15. Rapid liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry analysis of 4-hydroxynonenal for the assessment of oxidative degradation and safety of vegetable oils

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    Gabbanini, Simone; Matera, Riccardo [BeC S.r.l., R& D Division, Via C. Monteverdi 49, 47122 Forlì (Italy); Valvassori, Alice [University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, Via S. Giacomo 11, 40126 Bologna (Italy); Valgimigli, Luca, E-mail: luca.valgimigli@unibo.it [University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, Via S. Giacomo 11, 40126 Bologna (Italy)

    2015-04-15

    Highlights: • A novel method for the UPLC–MS/MS analysis of 4-HNE is described. • The method allows complete analysis of a vegetable oil in 21 min with LOD ≤ 7 ng g{sup −1}. • Excellent recovery from lipid matrices without deuterium-labeled internal standards. • Requires straightforward sample manipulation and routine equipment. • Allows fast, reliable, cost-effective assessment of safety and quality of oils. - Abstract: A novel method for the UHPLC–MS/MS analysis of (E)-4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) is described. The method is based on derivatization of 4-HNE with pentafluorophenylhydrazine (1) or 4-trifluoromethylphenylhydrazine (2) in acetonitrile in the presence of trifluoroacetic acid as catalyst at room temperature and allows complete analysis of one sample of vegetable oil in only 21 min, including sample preparation and chromatography. The method involving hydrazine 1, implemented in an ion trap instrument with analysis of the transition m/z 337 → 154 showed LOD = 10.9 nM, average accuracy of 101% and precision ranging 2.5–4.0% RSD intra-day (2.7–4.1% RSD inter-day), with 4-HNE standard solutions. Average recovery from lipid matrices was 96.3% from vaseline oil, 91.3% from sweet almond oil and 105.3% from olive oil. The method was tested on the assessment of safety and oxidative degradation of seven samples of dietary oil (soybean, mixed seeds, corn, peanut, sunflower, olive) and six cosmetic-grade oils (avocado, blackcurrant, apricot kernel, echium, sesame, wheat germ) and effectively detected increased 4-HNE levels in response to chemical (Fenton reaction), photochemical, or thermal stress and aging, aimed at mimicking typical oxidation associated with storage or industrial processing. The method is a convenient, cost-effective and reliable tool to assess quality and safety of vegetable oils.

  16. Microemulsion-based hydrogel formulation for transdermal delivery of dexamethasone

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to construct a microemulsion-based hydrogel formulation for the transdermal delivery of dexamethasone. Almond oil, olive oil, linseed oil, and nutmeg oil were screened as the oil phase. A microemulsion-based system was chosen due to its good solubilizing capacity and skin permeation capabilities. The pseudoternary phase diagrams for microemulsion regions were constructed using various oils, egg lecithin as the surfactant, isopropyl alcohol (IPA as the cosurfactant, and distilled water as the aqueous phase. Microemulsion gel formulations were prepared using Carbopol and filled into a reservoir-type transdermal system. The ability of various microemulsion formulations to deliver dexamethasone through the rat skin was evaluated in vitro using Keshary Chien diffusion cells. In order to enhance permeation, the skin was treated with an abrading gel (apricot seed powder in hydrogel base. The in vitro permeation data showed that microemulsions increased the permeation rate of dexamethasone compared with the control. The optimum formulation consisting of 0.1% dexamethasone, 10% olive oil, 70% egg lecithin:IPA (2:1, and water showed a permeation rate of 54.9 µg/cm 2 /h. The studied microemulsion-based hydrogel was stable toward centrifugation test and was nonirritating to the skin. The pharmacodynamic studies indicated that microemulsion based on nutmeg oil demonstrated a significantly ( P < 0.05 higher anti-inflammatory potential. The nutmeg oil-based transdermal microemulsion gel system demonstrated 73.6% inhibition in rat paw edema. Thus, microemulsion-based transdermal systems are a promising formulation for dermal delivery of dexamethasone.

  17. Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev) cross-mutant differences in the composition of genoms and content of pigments in the inflorescence

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    The study investigated thirteen radiomutants of chrysanthemum, 'Lady Amber', 'Lady Apricot', 'Lady Bronze', 'Lady Orange', 'Lady Pink', 'Lady Rosy', 'Lady Salmon', 'Lady White' 'Lady Vitroflora', 'Lady Yellow', 'Bronze Wonder', 'Red Wonder', 'Mini Nero', derived from three original cultivars - 'Richmond', 'Lilac Wonder' and 'Red Nero'. The research aimed at defining the cross-cultivar differences of the mutants obtained. The genoms were analyzed with the RAPD-PCR method. The complete genom DNA isolated from the plants researched was amplified with the PCR reaction. Twenty 10-nucletide primers were tested and there were obtained profiles of bands in agarose gel stained with ethidium bromide. Eight primers (OPB 04, OPB 18, OPF 06, OPM 09, OPM 18, RAD 01, RAD 09, RAD 12) showed a cross-cultivar polymorphism, which again justified the application of the RAPD markers to define cross-cultivar differences of the chrysanthemum researched; the technique especially useful to distinguish the cultivars in their vegetative stage when the plant similarity is very high. To define the composition of pigments in fresh petals of the cultivars investigated, flavonoids and carotenoids were extracted with acetone and a 1% hydrochloric acid in methanol. The spectra of pigments obtained were measured with the UV-VIS Shimadzu - 1601 PC spectrophotometer from 190 to 800 nm. The results showed differences in the quantity and quality of pigments in the inflorescence in the cultivars investigated. The spectra of individual cultivars differed in their maximum absorption spectra at the specific wave length pigment and in their value of absorbance responsible for a varied concentration of pigments. (author)

  18. Nutraceuticals: (Prevention is better than Cure

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Human inquisitiveness and search for specific constituents of plants animal’s minerals and microbial origin which are beneficial to our overall health have cost coining of terminologies such as functional food or nutraceuticals1. Nutraceuticals have evolved from the recognition of the link between food and health. Thus nutraceuticals can be defined as the part of food that helps in prevention from various disease. In this context we have reached to that point which describes the utilization of nutraceuticals its source its benefits to the human body as well as to the animals. There are certain fruits and vegetables which provide a great role in healthcare like apples, oranges, cabbages, apricots, banana etc. They all are fibrous materials from which DHA, RDA (from carrots we can easily get. There are certain Phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, herbs which are used in the treatment of many dangerous diseases like cancer. Various nutraceuticals are now available in market as along with their brand names. The nutraceuticals market comprises two principal segments: Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements. Functional foods are similar in appearance to a conventional food or beverage, are consumed as part of a normal diet, and have been demonstrated to have physiological benefits or to reduce the risk of chronic disease beyond basic nutritional functions. Functional foods can also promote growth and development and enhance performance, and can take many forms. Some may be conventional foods with bioactive components that can now be identified and linked to positive health outcomes (e.g., soy protein, oat fiber, cranberries, tomatoes and carrot juice.

  19. Hydrogen fluoride damage to vegetation from peri-urban brick kilns in Asia: A growing but unrecognised problem?

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    The rapid urbanisation of many cities in south and south-east Asia has increased the demand for bricks, which are typically supplied from brick kilns in peri-urban areas. We report visible foliar damage to mango, apricot and plum trees in the vicinity of traditional Bull’s Trench brick kilns in Peshawar, Pakistan. Visible injury symptoms, hydrogen fluoride concentrations in air, and foliar fluoride concentrations were all greater in the vicinity of brick kilns than at more distant sites, indicating that fluoride emissions from brick kilns were the main cause of damage. Interviews with local farmers established the significant impact of this damage on their livelihoods. Since poorly regulated brick kilns are often found close to important peri-urban agricultural areas, we suggest that this may be a growing but unrecognised environmental problem in regions of Asia where emission control in brick kilns has not been improved. - Highlights: ► Demand for bricks is increasing in many parts of Asia. ► Fluoride emissions from brick kilns may pose a threat to peri-urban agriculture. ► We found extensive injury to fruit orchards close to brick kilns in Peshawar. ► Local farmers suffered large economic losses but did not identify brick kilns as a cause of this. ► The extent of crop damage from brick kilns with poor emission control in the region may not be fully recognised. - Hydrogen fluoride emissions from brick kilns may cause extensive but unrecognised damage to peri-urban crops in Asia.

  20. [Vitamin C in fruits and vegetables].

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    Kosheleva, O V; Kodentsova, V M

    2013-01-01

    Strong opinion about reducing vitamin C content in traditional cultivars of fruits and vegetables as a result of intensive farming practices, on the one hand, and depletion of soil, waste of fertilizers, on the other hand, takes place. The aim of the study was to assess changes in vitamin C content in fresh vegetables, fruits and berries from the 40s of last century to the present. Available national and foreign data from official tables of the chemical composition tables published in different years, including the most typical values, based on the results conducted in a number of research institutes, laboratories and university departments, as well as some original investigations and unpublished own results were used to analyze possible changes of vitamin C content in fruits and vegetables. For comparison we take into consideration only results from the most common and affordable since the last century method of visual titration, which has a relative error of 20%. Analysis of vitamin C content conducted according 5-58 studies from the 40s of the last century to the present, for 32 types of greens and vegetables (potatoes, various types of cabbage and onion, garlic, carrot, turnip, tomato, pepper, eggplant, cucumber, squash, peas, turnip, garden radish, parsnip, rhubarb, parsley, dill, lettuce, onion, spinach, sorrel), and according to 6-50 studies of 24 sorts of fruits (apple, pear, mandarin, orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, banana, watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, peach, apricot, plum, cherry, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry, black currant, red and white) has been done. It was found that the average content of vitamin varies slightly. Deviations from the average for all the years of research do not exceed the standard deviation. Analysis of longitudinal data did not confirm a vitamin C decrease. This means that vitamin value C of fruits and vegetables remains approximately constant, due to the successful selection of new

  1. A Novel Pathogenesis-Related Class 10 Protein Gly m 4l, Increases Resistance upon Phytophthora sojae Infection in Soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr.)

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    Fan, Sujie; Jiang, Liangyu; Wu, Junjiang; Dong, Lidong; Cheng, Qun; Xu, Pengfei; Zhang, Shuzhen

    2015-01-01

    Phytophthora root and stem rot of soybean, caused by Phytophthora sojae (P. sojae), is a destructive disease in many soybean planting regions worldwide. In a previous study, an expressed sequence tag (EST) homolog of the major allergen Pru ar 1 in apricot (Prunus armeniaca) was identified up-regulated in the highly resistant soybean ‘Suinong 10’ infected with P. sojae. Here, the full length of the EST was isolated using rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). It showed the highest homolgy of 53.46% with Gly m 4 after comparison with the eight soybean allergen families reported and was named Gly m 4-like (Gly m 4l, GenBank accession no. HQ913577.1). The cDNA full length of Gly m 4l was 707 bp containing a 474 bp open reading frame encoding a polypeptide of 157 amino acids. Sequence analysis suggests that Gly m 4l contains a conserved ‘P-loop’ (phosphate-binding loop) motif at residues 47–55 aa and a Bet v 1 domain at residues 87–120 aa. The transcript abundance of Gly m 4l was significantly induced by P. sojae, salicylic acid (SA), NaCl, and also responded to methyl jasmonic acid (MeJA) and ethylene (ET). The recombinant Gly m 4l protein showed RNase activity and displayed directly antimicrobial activity that inhibited hyphal growth and reduced zoospore release in P. sojae. Further analyses showed that the RNase activity of the recombinant protein to degrading tRNA was significantly affected in the presence of zeatin. Over-expression of Gly m 4l in susceptible ‘Dongnong 50’ soybean showed enhanced resistance to P. sojae. These results indicated that Gly m 4l protein played an important role in the defense of soybean against P. sojae infection. PMID:26474489

  2. Wholesomeness and Public Health Research in the United States Atomic Energy Commission Food Irradiation Programme

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    To assess the biological safety of foods which are of interest to the Atomic Energy Commission's irradiated food program, studies have been sponsored by the Commission's Division of Biology and Medicine since 1961. Wholesomeness, microbiological and biochemical studies have been undertaken with a view to complementing data derived from developmental, economic and technological research studies sponsored by the Commission's Division of Isotopes Development. When these aspects appear feasible for specific low-dose irradiated foods, studies are initiated to provide relevant data required by the United States Food and Drug Administration before final judgements can be made on petitions for unlimited human consumption. Toxicity studies on several species of animals which are fed diets containing up to 35° (dry solids basis) of the irradiated food in question have been included in this program. Investigations of two years duration on animals (rats, dogs and chickens) provide data concerning food consumption, growth rate, enzyme systems, haematology, gross pathology and histopathology. Shorter-term studies of a confirmatory nature on two animal species (rat and dog) are employed in certain cases when the irradiated food in question is sufficiently related to foods which have previously undergone long-term toxicity studies. Results to date of chronic toxicity studies on soft-shell clams and subacute toxicity studies on strawberries, apples, pears, sweet cherries, apricots, plums and onions are discussed. Microbiological studies have been concentrated primarily on potentially pathogenic organisms. Studies have been in progress to evaluate carefully the conditions governing radiation and heat resistance, sporulation, outgrowth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum Type E. The natural incidence of Type E organisms in certain marine products and ocean environments is being investigated. Findings in the microbiological studies are discussed. Studies to date have

  3. Homemade nursing periodical inhospital care cultural reconstruction function%自创护理期刊在医院护理文化建设中的作用

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    2012-01-01

    为深化医院护理文化建设的内涵,拓展护理文化建设的外延,自2005年护理部自创护理期刊《杏苑天使》,对护理部组织的各类活动、比赛、讲座等进行图文并茂的报道,对护理先进人员及科室进行典型宣传等,通过护理期刊这一载体,保持和发扬了护理优良传统作风,展示了护士良好形象,凸显了医院公众形象,提高了医院护理队伍的整体素质,加强了横向沟通,利于建设良好的工作环境,满足了护理人员自我实现的需求。%In order todeepen thehospital care cultural reconstruction the connotation, thedevelopment nursing cultural reconstruction's extension, from 2005 the nursingdepartmenthomemade nursing periodical "Apricot Park Angel", to nursesdepartment organization's each kind of activity, the competition, the course and so on to carry on the abundant and elegant report, to nurses the advanced personnel and the administrative offices carries on the model propaganda and so on, through nursing periodical this carrier, maintained andhas carried forward the nursing fine tradition attitude,haddemonstrated nurse positive image,hashighlighted thehospital public image, improved thehospital care troop's overall quality, strengthened the crosswise communication, favored the construction good working conditions,has met the nursing staffs self-realization need.

  4. The Study of Adaptation of the New Peach Cultivars in the Agricultural Region of Vlora

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    BARDHOSH FERRAJ

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Drupaceous fruits are placed in the first place in the species structure of Albania’s farms. To anticipate problems in the development of arboriculture and market production, scientific institutions have started a research to find possible solutions for the development of this sector. This is the reason why through collaboration between, CTT Vlore & IAM Bari was made possible to bring from Italy during the years 2000-2001, 96 cultivars of peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines, almonds. These cultivars dominate the production markets of the Mediterranean countries. In this project were included 21 peach cultivars 10 years old, rootstocks, planting material of basic category, clear of viruses and other pathogens. As the main rootstocks were selected GF 677 and MRS 2/5. To study the behavior, adaptability and productivity of the peach cultivars, in the warm coastal areas, specialists from the Agriculture University of Tirana and Center for Technology Transfer in Vlora carried out a number of tests and evaluations during a three year period. At the end of the study it resulted that the cultivars with a very early maturation better adapted in the coastal areas were: ‘Cardinal’, ‘May Crest’, and ‘Spring Crest’. The cultivars with early maturation and consolidated productivity were: “Red Haven”, “Bolero”, “Dixired”, “Early Crest”, “Iris Rosso”. Cultivars with an average maturation period were: “Red Haven Bianca”, “Red Top”, “Regina Bianca”, “Sun Crest”. The most suitable cultivars with a delayed maturation period are considered: “Big Moon”, “Domiziana”, “Haile”, “Laure”, “Maria Delizia”, “Rome Star”, “Pontina” and “Red Cal”. The only cultivar with a very delayed maturation is “Padana”.

  5. Combustion of agro-waste with coal in a fluidized bed

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    Atimtay, Aysel T. [Middle East Technical University, Department of Environmental Engineering, Ankara (Turkey)

    2010-02-15

    In this study, a review of the studies done on the co-combustion of some agro-waste in a bubbling fluidized bed combustor (BFBC) having an inside diameter of 102 mm and a height of 900 mm is given. The agro-waste used to investigate the co-combustion characteristics were peach and apricot stones produced as a waste from the fruit juice industry, and olive cake produced as a waste from the olive oil industry. These are typical wastes for a Mediterranean country. A lignite coal was used for co-combustion. On-line concentrations of O{sub 2}, CO, CO{sub 2}, SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x} and total hydrocarbons (C{sub m} H{sub n}) were measured in the flue gas during combustion experiments. Variations of emissions of various pollutants were studied by changing the operating parameters (excess air ratio, fluidization velocity and fuel feed rate). Temperature distribution along the bed was measured with thermocouples. Emissions were also monitored from the exhaust. Various combinations of coal and biomass mixtures were tested. During the combustion tests, it was observed that the volatile matter from the biomass quickly volatilizes and mostly burns in the freeboard. The temperature profiles along the bed and the freeboard also confirmed this phenomenon. It was found that as the volatile matter of the biomass increases, combustion takes place more in the freeboard region. Better combustion conditions occur at higher excess air ratios. The results showed that co-combustion with these three proposed biomasses lowers the SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} emissions considerably. CO and hydrocarbon emissions are lower at the higher excess air ratios. (orig.)

  6. Histological analysis of femoral bones in rabbits administered by amygdalin

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    Veronika Kováčová

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Cyanogenic glycosides are present in several economically important plant foods. Amygdalin, one of the most common cyanoglucoside, can be found abundantly in the seeds of apples, bitter almonds, apricots, peaches, various beans, cereals, cassava and sorghum. Amygdalin has been used for the treatment of cancer, it shows killing effects on cancer cells by release of cyanide. However, its effect on bone structure has not been investigated to date. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine a possible effect of amygdalin application on femoral bone microstructure in adult rabbits. Four month old rabbits were randomly divided into two groups of three animals each. Rabbits from E group received amygdalin intramuscularly at a dose 0.6 mg.kg-1 body weight (bw (group E, n = 3 one time per day during 28 days. The second group of rabbits without amygdalin supplementation served as a control (group C, n = 3. After 28 days, histological structure of femoral bones in both groups of rabbits was analysed and compared. Rabbits from E group displayed different microstructure in middle part of the compact bone and near endosteal bone surface. For endosteal border, an absence of the primary vascular longitudinal bone tissue was typical. This part of the bone was formed by irregular Haversian and/or by dense Haversian bone tissues. In the middle part of substantia compacta, primary vascular longitudinal bone tissue was observed. Cortical bone thickness did not change between rabbits from E and C groups. However, rabbits from E group had a significantly lower values of primary osteons' vascular canals and secondary osteons as compared to the C group. On the other hand, all measured parameters of Haversian canals did not differ between rabbits from both groups. Our results demonstrate that intramuscular application of amygdalin at the dose used in our study affects femoral bone microstructure in rabbits.

  7. DOSE-RESPONSE OF PORCINE OVARIAN GRANULOSA CELLS TO AMYGDALIN TREATMENT COMBINED WITH DEOXYNIVALENOL

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    Marek Halenár

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Amygdalin is one of many nitrilosides, which are natural cyanide-containing substances abundant in the seeds of apricots, almond, peaches, apples, and other rosaceous plants. It is a controversial anti-tumor natural product that has been used as an alternative cancer drug for many years. On the other hand, one of the most widely distributed mycotoxin contaminating food and animal feed is deoxynivalenol (DON. Deoxynivalenol has adverse effects on humans, animals, and crops that result in illnesses. The aim of the in vitro study was to investigated the effect of natural substance amygdalin at the selected doses (1, 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 µg/mL in combination with deoxynivalenol (1000 ng/mL on secretion of steroid hormones (progesterone and estradiol by ovarian granulosa cells (GCs from cyclic pigs. Our results showed that the releasing of progesterone and estradiol by ovarian granulosa cells was affected by amygdalin plus DON addition. The secretion of progesterone by ovarian GCs was significantly (P≤0.05 affected by administration of both compounds in all experimental groups. Similarly, estradiol releasing by GCs was significantly (P≤0.05 increased in experimental groups with amygdalin (10, 100 and 10 000 µg/mL plus DON (1000 ng/mL addition. Amygdalin treatment combined with DON caused increase of steroid hormones release by ovarian granulosa cells. Our findings suggest possible involvement of these natural substances (amygdalin and deoxynivalenol in the regulation process of steroidogenesis. In conclusion, results from this experiment contribute to knowledge about interaction between two different natural compounds and their positive or negative interferences with ovarian functions.

  8. Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance sulfoxaflor

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State Ireland and the co-rapporteur Member States Czech Republic, France and Poland for the pesticide active substance sulfoxaflor and the assessment of applications for maximum residue levels (MRLs are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of sulfoxaflor as an insecticide on fruiting vegetables (field use and glasshouse application; tomato, cherry tomato, pepper (bell and non bell, aubergine, cucurbits (field use and glasshouse application; cucumber, water melon, courgette, spring and winter cereals (wheat, rye, barley, oats, triticale and cotton. MRLs were assessed in almonds, pecans, apples, pears, cherries, peaches including nectarines, apricots, plums, wheat and barley grain, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard greens, cabbage, leaf and head lettuce, spinach, celery, cotton seed, oilseed rape seed, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, melons, squash (winter and summer, cucumbers, potatoes, sugar beet, carrots, soya bean, beans (pulses, fresh beans with and without pods, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, wine and table grapes, and in animal commodities such as milk, eggs, muscle, fat, liver and kidney. The reliable endpoints concluded as being appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment and the proposed MRLs, derived from the available studies and literature in the dossier peer reviewed, are presented. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. With the available assessments a high risk to bees was not excluded for field uses and a high long-term risk was indicated for the small herbivorous mammal scenario for field uses in vegetables and in

  9. Preparation and applicability of fresh fruit samples for the identification of radiation treatment by EPR

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    Yordanov, Nicola D. [Laboratory EPR, Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia (Bulgaria)], E-mail: ndyepr@bas.bg; Aleksieva, Katerina [Laboratory EPR, Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia (Bulgaria)

    2009-03-15

    The results of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) study on fresh fruits (whole pulp of pears, apples, peaches, apricots, avocado, kiwi and mango) before and after gamma-irradiation are reported using two drying procedures before EPR investigation. In order to remove water from non-irradiated and irradiated samples of the first batch, the pulp of fresh fruits is pressed, and the solid residue is washed with alcohol and dried at room temperature. The fruits of the second batch are pressed and dried in a standard laboratory oven at 40 deg. C. The results obtained with both drying procedures are compared. All samples under study show a singlet EPR line with g=2.0048{+-}0.0005 before irradiation. Irradiation gives rise to typical 'cellulose-like' EPR spectrum featuring one intensive line with g=2.0048{+-}0.0005 and two very weak satellite lines situated 3 mT at left and right of the central line. Only mango samples show a singlet line after irradiation. The fading kinetics of radiation-induced EPR signal is studied for a period of 50 days after irradiation. When the irradiated fruit samples are stored in their natural state and dried just before each EPR measurement, the satellite lines are measurable for less than 17 days of storage. Irradiated fruit samples, when stored dried, lose for 50 days ca. 40% of their radiation-induced radicals if treated with alcohol or ca. 70% if dried in an oven. The reported results unambiguously show that the presence of the satellite lines in the EPR spectra could be used for identification of radiation processing of fresh fruits, thus extending the validity of European Protocol EN 1787 (2000). Foodstuffs-Detection of Irradiated Food Containing Cellulose by EPR Spectroscopy. European Committee for Standardisation. Brussels for dry herbs.

  10. A Novel Pathogenesis-Related Class 10 Protein Gly m 4l, Increases Resistance upon Phytophthora sojae Infection in Soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr..

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    Sujie Fan

    Full Text Available Phytophthora root and stem rot of soybean, caused by Phytophthora sojae (P. sojae, is a destructive disease in many soybean planting regions worldwide. In a previous study, an expressed sequence tag (EST homolog of the major allergen Pru ar 1 in apricot (Prunus armeniaca was identified up-regulated in the highly resistant soybean 'Suinong 10' infected with P. sojae. Here, the full length of the EST was isolated using rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE. It showed the highest homology of 53.46% with Gly m 4 after comparison with the eight soybean allergen families reported and was named Gly m 4-like (Gly m 4l, GenBank accession no. HQ913577.1. The cDNA full length of Gly m 4l was 707 bp containing a 474 bp open reading frame encoding a polypeptide of 157 amino acids. Sequence analysis suggests that Gly m 4l contains a conserved 'P-loop' (phosphate-binding loop motif at residues 47-55 aa and a Bet v 1 domain at residues 87-120 aa. The transcript abundance of Gly m 4l was significantly induced by P. sojae, salicylic acid (SA, NaCl, and also responded to methyl jasmonic acid (MeJA and ethylene (ET. The recombinant Gly m 4l protein showed RNase activity and displayed directly antimicrobial activity that inhibited hyphal growth and reduced zoospore release in P. sojae. Further analyses showed that the RNase activity of the recombinant protein to degrading tRNA was significantly affected in the presence of zeatin. Over-expression of Gly m 4l in susceptible 'Dongnong 50' soybean showed enhanced resistance to P. sojae. These results indicated that Gly m 4l protein played an important role in the defense of soybean against P. sojae infection.

  11. Area-wide control of fruit flies using male annihilation technique in the NWF province of Pakistan

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    Area-wide monitoring and control studies of fruit fly were carried out at 160 locations, using male annihilation technique, in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan (longitude 31-37 deg.. and latitude 69-74 deg.. Lure-baited traps of methyl-eugenol, cuelure and trimedlure were used separately in various fruit orchards and vegetable fields including guava, peach pear, plum apricot, lychee, citrus, mango, persimmon, melons and cucurbits seasonally. The contents of the traps consisted of methyl-eugenol, sugar and lure toxicant in the ratio of 85:10:5. The results showed that maximum number of 2,268 flies/trap/day were recorded in guava at Kohat followed by 360 flies in lychee at Mardan and 327 flies in pear at Peshawar in June. Species recorded were Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel, B. zonata Saund and B. cucurbitae Coq. No medfly was recorded in this region. Mass trapping was done by distributing more than 15,000 traps in about 45,000 ha area. Annual population incidence studies were conducted at three different locations and fruit orchards. At Lala village, peak population of 750 flies/trap/month (B. dorsalis) was recorded in September in pear orchard, using methyl eugenol. At Jhagra village, using cuelure in persimmon orchards, maximum number of 50 flies (B. cucurbitae) was captured in August. At Tarnaba, maximum number of 92 flies (B. zonata) as recorded during July in peach orchards. Population suppression studies were conducted in pear and guava orchards at two different locations of Akbarpura and Kohat respectively. Methyl-eugenol baited traps were installed in treated (8 traps/acre) and untreated (1 trap/acre) orchards situated 15 km away. Using this technique, fly population was suppressed by 60 and 87% at these two locations respectively. Fly suppression was determined by using a formula

  12. Graft incompatibility in plants: Metabolic changes during formation and establishment of the rootstock/scion union with emphasis on Prunus species

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    Felipe Gainza

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Commercial fruit trees are usually formed by the combination of a rootstock and a scion to broaden the adaptability of scion cultivars to soil and climatic conditions, facilitate agricultural management, and/or increase productivity. In the different cultivated species of the genus Prunus, rootstocks having a wide range of uses are scarce, because of rootstock/ scion graft incompatibilities that prevent the establishment of a strong and lasting functional union. Graft incompatibility is a problem in cherry, almond, and apricot than in peach or plum. In general, closely related cultivars and species tend to be compatible, but taxonomically distant plants often manifest incompatibility. This review will focus on the knowledge currently available on the metabolic response during the formation and establishment of the stock/scion graft union in order to help the effort for identify future metabolic markers to be used in breeding programs. The physiological, metabolic and molecular mechanisms that cause incompatibility remain unclear and several hypotheses have been proposed to explain it, mostly based on herbaceous species. Few studies are available to explain incompatibility in woody plants. Various phenolic compounds are known to affect cell division, development and differentiation at the graft union. Flavonol (catechins and proanthocyanidins concentrations increase shortly after grafting and, as a result of the stress induced during the healing response, vacuolar membrane disruption occurs resulting in the escape of phenols from the vacuole into the cytoplasmic matrix, causing dysfunctions in the growth of certain tissues (xylem and phloem, interference with the synthesis of lignin or inducing hormonal imbalances. All these abnormalities result in mechanical weakening of the union, which may manifest during the first year after grafting (translocated incompatibility or may appear several years later (localized incompatibility, leading to major

  13. Xingsu San Adjustment Treatment of Pediatric Acute Bronchitis 60 cases of Clinical Observation%杏苏散加减治疗小儿急性支气管炎60例临床观察

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    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨杏苏散加减治疗小儿急性支气管炎的效果。方法:把我院收治的小儿支气管炎患儿60例平均分成两组,治疗组用杏苏散加减,对照组应用头孢曲松、地塞米松、病毒性静脉滴注,比较疗效。结果:治疗组痊愈率为95%,对照组为60%,差异明显。结论:杏苏散加减治疗小儿急性支气管炎,疗效满意,且无不良反应,较之西药治疗可以有效缩短治疗时间,避免患儿病情加重,减轻患儿痛苦,值得临床工作者推广使用。%Objective:To investigate the Xingsu San Decoction for the treatment of children with Acute Bronchitis effect. Methods: Our Hospital pediatric bronchiolitis were 60 patients divided into two groups, treatment group with apricot Su powder the addition and subtraction, control group used cephalosporin ceftriaxone, dexamethasone,virus of intravenous injection,the curative effect was compared. Results:The cure rate of treatment group was 95%,60% in the control group, the difference is obvious.Conclusion:Xingsu San Decoction for the treatment of acute bronchitis in children, the curative effect is satisfied, and no adverse reactions,compared to western medicine treatment can effectively shorten the treatment time, avoid exacerbations in children, reduce the pain of patients, it is worth to promote the use of clinical workers.

  14. Biological control against the carob moth Ectomyelois ceratoniae in oases and in packing houses in Tunisia

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    The carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae Zeller is abundant in the Mediterranean countries. It attacks various dry fruit in cultures or in stored products, notably pomegranate, Punica granatum L.; date palm, Phoenis dactylifera L. plantations; citrus, Citrus spp., apricot, Prunus armeniaca L. and pistachios, Pistachio vera. We can find E. ceratoniae in the north as well as in the south of Tunisia, especially in central zones and Saharan areas where caterpillar infestations can reach 90% of pomegranate fruit and 20% of dates (Dhouibi 1991). To reduce this damage, several control methods have been experimented. Chemical control is the most effective means of control against pests. However, against this species, insecticides seem to be difficult and randomly used, due to the endophytic behaviour of the pyralid and the position of the fruit on the pomegranate tree. Moreover, this method has very ominous repercussions on biological cadence. Besides, it is necessary to look for other control means to allow the preservation of the ecosystem. In Tunisia, several efforts have been directed at biological control, by using local parasitoids and through usage of the bio-insecticides mainly Bacillus thuringiensis (Dhouibi 1992, 1994, Dhouibi and Jemmasi 1993). In order to substitute the chemical control and to strengthen the integrated control, other possibilities can be envisaged, for example, the genetic method or the autocidal control, that is, based on mass rearing and the substerile male releases into the natural population. For the purpose, it provokes the sterility to ulterior generations and evaluates the impact of irradiation on the different biological parameters of emerged adults from treated nymphs and their competitiveness. Dhouibi and Omran (1995) and Dhouibi and Tijani (1996) have studied the mass rearing of the carob moth pyralid on an artificial diet and the effect of different irradiation doses, especially a substerilising dose, on E. ceratoniae pupae

  15. Suppression of the Mediterranean fruit fly in Tunisia with released sterile insects

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    The Government of Tunisia, U. S. Agency for International Development, and U. S. Department of Agriculture cooperatively developed a program for suppression of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) in Tunisia. Mediterranean fruit flies were reared on an artificial diet, sterilized with 10 krad irradiation from a cobalt source, and the emerged adults were marked and then distributed by hand throughout the release area, 600 ha in the vicinity of Porto-Farina. Some aerial releases were made late in the season. Winter larval hosts were removed to lower the overwintering population, and sterile fly releases were begun early (Mar.1) to prevent fertile matings of flies that emerged during warm winter days. All fruit on the periphery of the release area was sprayed periodically (5 applications), as was the major fruit-growing areas within the region but outside the test zone, to minimize the possibility of fertile flies entering the release area. Daily from March to November, ca. 1,000,000 sterile flies were released. Trap catches indicated that the suppression obtained was about equal to that obtained using poison bait sprays. The early preferred host crops had no or negligible infestation (loquats, apricots, early peaches, and figs). The infestation of preferred summer fruits (peaches and figs) was reduced but not controlled. Less susceptible summer fruits were seldom infested. The estimated population was ca. 82.3 percent lower than in the previous year when no releases were made. Isolation and sterile fly distribution was inadequate to completely suppress the Mediterranean fruit fly population. (U.S.)

  16. Comparison between experimental and estimated crop evapotranspiration in Romania

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    Cr. Paltineanu

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to compare experimental crop evapotranspiration (ETc-exp obtained under irrigation conditions in fields versus estimated values of crop evapotranspiration (ETc-est based on the Penman-Monteith reference evapotranspiration (PM-ETo and using the method developed by Allen et al. (1998, for various crops as well as for different soil and climate conditions in Romania. Crop coefficients (Kc for some representative crops like: barley, wheat, maize, sunflower, sugarbeet, soybean, tomato, potato, alfalfa, peach, apricot, table grapes were calculated for the same period of time. ETc was calculated using the above Kc multiplied by the mean values of PM-ETo for the experimental period. The ETc-exp data were taken from the Romanian literature reported in Romania. The locations where the experiments took place were widely spread, covering large areas within the lowlands of this country (southern, eastern and western parts. Then, ETc-est data were correlated and compared with ETc-exp data for the above crops using common statistical procedures. A highly significant correlation between the estimated ETc and experimental ETc data was obtained for most of the crops. However, ETc estimated by Allen’s method was slightly lower than real ETc for previously reported crops tested in this area. This could be attributed to inaccurate measurements of deep drainage and runoff in some of the experiments rather than to the deficiency of Allen’s method. This paper confirms in Romania, with fairly good results, the method developed by Allen et al. (1998, in estimating Kc, and implicitly ETc, for any region or watershed. The findings of this paper could also contribute to better water management in regions similar in climate with the Romanian territories discussed in this paper with many high water consumers.

  17. Molecular analysis of East Anatolian traditional plum and cherry accessions using SSR markers.

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    Öz, M H; Vurgun, H; Bakir, M; Büyük, İ; Yüksel, C; Ünlü, H M; Çukadar, K; Karadoğan, B; Köse, Ö; Ergül, A

    2013-01-01

    We conducted SSR analyses of 59 accessions, including 29 traditional plum (Prunus domestica), 24 sweet cherry (Prunus avium), and 1 sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) selected from East Anatolian gene sources and 3 plum and 2 cherry reference accessions for molecular characterization and investigation of genetic relationships. Eight SSR loci [1 developed from the apricot (UDAp-404), 4 from the peach (UDP96-010, UDP96-001, UDP96-019, Pchgms1) and 3 from the cherry (UCD-CH13, UCD-CH17, UCD-CH31) genome] for plum accessions and 9 SSR loci [5 developed from the cherry (PS12A02, UCD-CH13, UCD-CH17, UCD-CH31, UCD-CH21), 3 from the peach (Pchgms1, UDP96-001, UDP96-005) and 1 from the plum (CPSCT010) genome] for cherry accessions were used for genetic identification. A total of 66 and 65 alleles were obtained in the genetic analyses of 31 plum and 28 cherry accessions, respectively. The number of alleles revealed by SSR analysis ranged from 4 to 14 alleles per locus, with a mean value of 8.25 in plum accessions, and from 5 to 10 alleles per locus with a mean value of 7.2 in cherry accessions. Only one case of synonym was identified among the cherry accessions, while no case of synonym was observed among the plum accessions. Genomic SSR markers used in discrimination of plum and cherry accessions showed high cross-species transferability in the Prunus genus. Because of their appreciable polymorphism and cross species transferability, the SSR markers that we evaluated in this study will be useful for studies involving fingerprinting of cherry and plum cultivars. PMID:24301792

  18. Cell number regulator genes in Prunus provide candidate genes for the control of fruit size in sweet and sour cherry.

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    De Franceschi, P; Stegmeir, T; Cabrera, A; van der Knaap, E; Rosyara, U R; Sebolt, A M; Dondini, L; Dirlewanger, E; Quero-Garcia, J; Campoy, J A; Iezzoni, A F

    2013-01-01

    Striking increases in fruit size distinguish cultivated descendants from small-fruited wild progenitors for fleshy fruited species such as Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) and Prunus spp. (peach, cherry, plum, and apricot). The first fruit weight gene identified as a result of domestication and selection was the tomato FW2.2 gene. Members of the FW2.2 gene family in corn (Zea mays) have been named CNR (Cell Number Regulator) and two of them exert their effect on organ size by modulating cell number. Due to the critical roles of FW2.2/CNR genes in regulating cell number and organ size, this family provides an excellent source of candidates for fruit size genes in other domesticated species, such as those found in the Prunus genus. A total of 23 FW2.2/CNR family members were identified in the peach genome, spanning the eight Prunus chromosomes. Two of these CNRs were located within confidence intervals of major quantitative trait loci (QTL) previously discovered on linkage groups 2 and 6 in sweet cherry (Prunus avium), named PavCNR12 and PavCNR20, respectively. An analysis of haplotype, sequence, segregation and association with fruit size strongly supports a role of PavCNR12 in the sweet cherry linkage group 2 fruit size QTL, and this QTL is also likely present in sour cherry (P. cerasus). The finding that the increase in fleshy fruit size in both tomato and cherry associated with domestication may be due to changes in members of a common ancestral gene family supports the notion that similar phenotypic changes exhibited by independently domesticated taxa may have a common genetic basis. PMID:23976873

  19. HIGH INFECTION PRESSURE OF ESFY PHYTOPLASMA THREATENS THE CULTIVATION OF STONE FRUIT SPECIES

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    Barbara AMBROŽIČ TURK

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    Full Text Available Stone fruit species are affected by severe disease caused by European stone fruit yellows phytoplasma (ESFY; ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum’. ESFY phytoplasma is transmitted to the host plants of Prunus spp. by the vector Cacopsylla pruni. The disease is graft-transmissible as well. The occurence of ESFY phytoplasma was monitored from 2004 to 2006 in a mother plant orchard of stone fruit species planted with virus free material in 2001 in the Primorska region of Slovenia. The total of 158 samples of mother plants were analysed in this period. The symptomatic and asymptomatic trees were analysed using molecular methods (PCR or nested-PCR. Among 15.7 % of sampled apricot trees (Prunus armeniaca in the orchard, ESFY phytoplasma was detected in 70.0 % of samples. In the case of Japanese plum (Prunus salicina samples were taken from one third of all Japanese plum trees and the presence of ESFY phytoplasma was confi rmed in all samples. In the European plum trees (Prunus domestica the incidence of phytoplasma was determined in 51.0 % of sampled trees, where the plants in most cases did not show symptoms. ESFY phytoplasma was also detected in peaches and nectarines (Prunus persica in 13.0 % of sampled trees while no detection of the phytoplasma was confi rmed in the samples of cherry trees (Prunus avium. With the survey performed in a mother plant orchard it was observed that especially young trees did not show typical symptoms and the infection was latent. In the year 2005, ESFY phytoplasma was detected in all tested samples of the vector Cacopsylla pruni captured in the vicinity of the mother plant orchard.

  20. Rapid liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry analysis of 4-hydroxynonenal for the assessment of oxidative degradation and safety of vegetable oils

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    Highlights: • A novel method for the UPLC–MS/MS analysis of 4-HNE is described. • The method allows complete analysis of a vegetable oil in 21 min with LOD ≤ 7 ng g−1. • Excellent recovery from lipid matrices without deuterium-labeled internal standards. • Requires straightforward sample manipulation and routine equipment. • Allows fast, reliable, cost-effective assessment of safety and quality of oils. - Abstract: A novel method for the UHPLC–MS/MS analysis of (E)-4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) is described. The method is based on derivatization of 4-HNE with pentafluorophenylhydrazine (1) or 4-trifluoromethylphenylhydrazine (2) in acetonitrile in the presence of trifluoroacetic acid as catalyst at room temperature and allows complete analysis of one sample of vegetable oil in only 21 min, including sample preparation and chromatography. The method involving hydrazine 1, implemented in an ion trap instrument with analysis of the transition m/z 337 → 154 showed LOD = 10.9 nM, average accuracy of 101% and precision ranging 2.5–4.0% RSD intra-day (2.7–4.1% RSD inter-day), with 4-HNE standard solutions. Average recovery from lipid matrices was 96.3% from vaseline oil, 91.3% from sweet almond oil and 105.3% from olive oil. The method was tested on the assessment of safety and oxidative degradation of seven samples of dietary oil (soybean, mixed seeds, corn, peanut, sunflower, olive) and six cosmetic-grade oils (avocado, blackcurrant, apricot kernel, echium, sesame, wheat germ) and effectively detected increased 4-HNE levels in response to chemical (Fenton reaction), photochemical, or thermal stress and aging, aimed at mimicking typical oxidation associated with storage or industrial processing. The method is a convenient, cost-effective and reliable tool to assess quality and safety of vegetable oils

  1. The Israel Food Irradiation Programme and Progress During 1964-1966

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    The Israel programme on the irradiation of agricultural produce is being co-ordinated by a committee set up by the Israel National Scientific Research Council, consisting of representatives of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), the Ministry of Agriculture, and the various growers and marketing associations. The programme is threefold: to obtain Government approval of crops already licensed elsewhere (potatoes, onions), to work on local problems (apricots, pears) and on items of export importance (citrus, bananas, avocados). A 30 000 Ci source was installed in a versatile irradiator of novel design. Objects ranging from a few grams to 50 kg are treated with 20 to 5 x 106-rad doses at dose-rates of 1.5 to 800 krad/h For citrus, the effects of growing conditions, maturity, irradiation conditions and storage temperature were investigated. Seven million irradiated Mediterranean fruit flies were released per week in a test programme. The lethal doses for immature stages of fruit fly were determined. Summer- and winter-crop potatoes of the ''Up-to-date'' variety were stored up to 12 months at different temperatures, after irradiation at different doses and dose-rates, in 40-kg batches. Tests are being made on the effectiveness of irradiation in delaying sprouting in onions. Delay of maturation in bananas from three climatic regions and in avocados of three varieties is being tested. Preliminary experiments were conducted on sugar beets to prevent loss of sucrose between harvesting and extraction, on dehydrated vegetables to reduced cooking time, on filled chocolate confectionery for insect disinfestation, and canned juice from irradiated oranges. (author)

  2. Major gene mutations in fruit tree domestication

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    Though fruit gathering from the wild began long before domestication, fruit tree domestication started only after the establishment of grain agriculture. Banana, fig, date, grape and olive were among the first fruit trees domesticated. Most fruit trees are outbreeders, highly heterozygous and vegetatively propagated. Knowledge of genetics and economic traits controlled by major genes is limited. Ease of vegetative propagation has played a prominent part in domestication; advances in propagation technology will play a role in domestication of new crops. Changes toward domestication affected by major genes include self-fertility in peach, apricot and sour cherry, while the emergence of self-fertile almond populations is more recent and due probably to introgression from Amygdalus webbii. Self-compatibility in the sweet cherry has been attained only by pollen irradiation. A single gene controls sex in Vitis. Wild grapes are dioecious, with most domesticated cultivars hermaphrodite, and only a few females. In the papaya changes from dioecism to hermaphroditism have also occurred. Self-compatible systems have also been selected during domestication in Rubus. Changes towards parthenocarpy and seedlessness during domestication occurred in the banana, citrus, grape, fig and pineapple. In the banana, parthenocarpy is due to three complementary dominant genes; stenospermocarpy in the grape depends on two complementary recessive genes; parthenocarpy and sterility in citrus seems more complicated; however, it can be induced in genetic material of suitable background with ease by irradiation. Presence of persistent syconia in the fig is controlled by a mutant allele P dominant to wild +. Thornlessness in blackberry is recessive, while in the pineapple spineless forms are dominant. Changes affecting fruit composition owing to major genes include the disappearance of amygdalin present in bitter almonds (bitter kernel recessive to sweet), shell hardness in almond, and a recessive

  3. Control of codling moth (Cydia pomonella) using the area-wide approach in Chile

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    Full text: Management of codling moth (CM) is being conducted in southern Chile using an area-wide approach and integrating different tools such us Geographic Information System (GIS), classical biological control, inundative biological control and mating disruption. The total area covers 6,000 ha, and extends from the foothills of the Andes mountains and is bordered in the south and north by rivers. Vegetation cover is predominantly pastures, pine forests and berries, including six commercial apple orchards. Codling moth control in the commercial orchards is based on chemical insecticides, mating disruption or organic practices. Many alternative hosts for CM grow in this area, mainly as ornamentals, in abandoned orchards and in gardens for self-consumption. The most important species are noncommercial apple, pear, quince, walnut and apricot. Satellite images were obtained and every alternate host tree was georeferenced and drawn on these images. Pheromone traps are being used to identify main migrant sources and to quantify migration from sources to commercial orchards. Classical biological control includes importation and release of an egg/larval parasitoid (Ascogaster quadridentata) from USA to Chile. CM is reared on artificial diet and eggs are used to increase the A. quadridentata colony and allow field releases in the 2004-2005 growing season, especially in isolated and abandoned trees. Related to inundative biological control, several strains of entomopathogenic organisms have been collected and evaluated against CM, including the fungus (Beauveria bassiana) and nematodes. In addition, a Chilean species of trichogrammatid wasps, Trichogramma nerudai and Trichogramma caccociae, have been used under an inundative approach, especially in abandoned orchards. The Chilean species T. nerudai has shown similar or better preference and laboratory performance than introduced species such as T. bactrae, T. caccociae, T. dendrolimi and T. platneri. (author)

  4. Rapid and specific spectrophotometric and RP-HPLC methods for the determination of ascorbic acid in fruits juices and in human plasma

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    Ascorbic acid (AA) is one of the most important water soluble vitamin in the human diet, present naturally in a wide range of foods, especially fruits and vegetables. The objective of this study was to develop a rapid, sensitive and specific method for the determination of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) from a variety of sources like fresh fruits or from human plasma using spectrophotometric technique or by RP-HPLC. Initially, estimation of vitamin C was carried out spectrophotometrically as UV spectroscopy is a trusted technique to monitor small quantities of drugs and vitamins. The assay was linear over the concentration range of 0.05-100 mi cro g/mL/sup -I/. In the second procedure, we attempted to separate and quantitate ascorbic acid from fruit juices as well as from human plasma by RP-HPLC with UV detection. This has been possible because of the diversity of columns and conditions of analysis available. Chromatographic separation was successfully achieved on a pre-packed Kromasil 100, C/sub 18/ (5 macro m 25 x 0.46) column using acetonitrile water (60:40; v/v) as mobile phase at a flow rate of 0.75 mL/sup -min/ and effluent monitored at 265 nm. The assay was also linear over the concentration range of 0.05-100 micro g/mL/sub -1/, with recovery ranging from 99.0-100.0 % and intra and inter day CV <3 % when applied to the analysis of ascorbic acid from fruit juice available in Pakistan at the time of study Grape fruit, malta, mosami, sweetlemon, fruiter, lemon, lime, custard apple, orange, lemon, guava and papaya juice were found to be very rich in as ascorbic acid, while chikoo, pear, apricot, peach, carrot and some other fruits were found to be poor sources of ascorbic acid. (author)

  5. Gamma-radiation treatment for disinfestation of the medfly in thirty-five varieties of California-grown fruits

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    Minimum absorbed dosages of gamma-radiation required to prevent egg hatch and eclosion of adults when fruits infested with mature larvae are treated with gamma-radiation were determined. Studies were conducted with 35 varieties of California-grown fruits including 10 varieties of nectarines; 5 of plums; 4 of apples; 2 of pears; 4 of grapes, and 1 each of cherries, apricots, oranges, lemons, tomatoes, persimmons, and kiwifruits. Egg hatchability studies indicated that fruit condition, i.e., ripeness, water content, etc. at the time of treatment can effect the amount of radiation reaching the target organism. Thus, there may be considerable differences in the dose levels required to prevent hatch of medfly eggs in the different varieties of fruits. Nevertheless, despite the need for higher dosages in certain fruits, in all cases, none of the larvae that did hatch survived to develop beyond the first or second larval instar. Similar results were obtained in the larval survival studies. That is, mature larvae infesting different varieties of fruits required different dosages of radiation to prevent pupation and/or emergence as adults. Again, at the 0.5-0.6 kGy dosages, varying rates of pupation occurred depending on the variety of fruit. However, in all cases, none of the individuals survived to emerge as adults. The studies indicate that postharvest treatment with gamma-radiation is certainly a potential alternative to treatment with chemical fumigants such as EDB. More research should be conducted in this area with special emphasis on the condition of the fruit with respect to dosage/mortality determinations. Also, the studies on the Navel oranges indicate that combination treatments, in conjunction with gamma radiation can have a synergistic effect, and this aspect should certainly be investigated for all varieties of fruits

  6. Adsorption Studies of Phenol Using Thermally and Chemically Modified Rice Husk as Adsorbents

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Most of the Phenols are hazardous substances and some are supposed to have carcinogenic activity. Thus it is necessary to remove Phenolics and other aromatics from the aqueous ecosystem. Traditional processes for the removal of Phenolics compounds are extraction, adsorption on granulated activated carbon, steam distillation, chemical and bacterial techniques. Literature survey show a number of methods like oxidation, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, electrochemical oxidation and adsorption. Phenol removal by process like, adsorption is the best method of choice as it can remove most of phenols in simple and easy way. In recent past; agricultural by-products such as, maize cob, date stone, apricot Stones, rice bran, and bagass pith have been extensively studied and used as adsorbents for the adsorption of hazardous substances from wastewater. In the present study we tried modified rice husks as potential adsorbents for the removal of Phenol from aqueous system. Batch mode studies were carried out. Isotherm data was generated and fitted in Freundlich and Langmuir equation to explain the phenomenon of adsorption. The adsorption capacities based on Langmuir model (Qm of the 3 adsorbents were found to be 0.81 for raw husk (RH, 0.395 for the Grafted (G and 2.306 mg/g for the Charred (C. The R2 values were 0.92 for raw husk, 0.97 for grafted and 0.91 for charred husk. Based on Freundlich model the adsorption capacities (K were 2.94, 2.29 and 1.25mg/g for Raw husk, grafted husk and charred husk. The R2 values were found to be 0.72, 0.95 and 0.83 for the raw husk, grafted husk and charred husk respectively. Our result showed that modified rice husks could be used as potential adsorbents for Phenol removal from aqueous system.

  7. Residues leaching from 'Factory of barren ores'

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    The objective of the present work is safe management of residues from Factory of Barren Ores, their reprocessing, expenditures reduction for remediation of Istiklol city former uranium tailings. For this purpose, some experiences were adopted - Factory of Barren Ores tailing use for filling up the open pit where water with uranium content 3-5 mg/l is located. Factory of Barren Ores waste are passed through heap leaching and have some amount of uranium salts dissolved in water. Thus, we propose to dissolve uranium from Factory of Barren Ores wastes with uranium bearing water flowing out from gallery and filling up the open-pit by radioactive wastes. In so doing, uranium content flowing out from gallery will increase twice, and further, passing them through apricot's shell, as a sorbent, we will clean the water against radionuclides. Residue samples with uranium content 0,015% from Factory of Barren Ores and uranium bearing waters from gallery 1 with uranium content 0,0025 g/l were used for laboratory tests. After which, a slurry was prepared by means of residue mixing with water in ratio of solid and liquid phases (S:L) - 1:2 and 9,7 ml of sulfuric acid (Ρ=1,82) was added which corresponds consumption by H2SO4 176,54 kg/t. For the first test, leaching was carried out during 4 hours at ph=1,6 at room temperature. For the second test, leaching was carried out at 60deg Cand ph=1,6 during 4 hours. Slurry heating and mixing was carried out by means of magnetic mixer. The basic residue leaching indicators are provided in this article.

  8. Toxicological studies for some agricultural waste extracts on mosquito larvae and experimental animals

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    Somia El-Maghraby; Galal A Nawwar; Reda FA Bakr; Nadia Helmy; Omnia MHM Kamel

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    Objective: To evaluate some agricultural waste extracts as insecticide and their effects on enzyme activities in liver and kidney of male mice. Methods: The insecticidal activity of five tested compounds (one crude extract and 4 waste compounds) was bioassay against the 3rd instars of the Culex pipiens (Cx. pipiens) larvae in the laboratory. The LC50 values of eucalyptol, apricot kernel, Rice bran, corn, black liquor and white liquor are 91.45, 1 166.1, 1 203.3, 21 449.65, 4 025.78 and 6 343.18 ppm, respectively. Selection of the compounds for the subsequent studies was not only dependent on LC50 values but also on the persistence of these wastes products on large scale. Results:White and black liquor did not produce any gross effect at 200 mg/Kg body weight. No apparent toxic symptoms were observed in tested animals during the whole period of the experiment which run out for 14 days. No statistically significance was observed in the enzyme cholinesterase activity, the activities of liver enzymes and kidney function in treated mice with black and white liquors. While, no and slight inhibition was observed after the 2 weeks of treatment period with deltamethrin and fenitrothion reached to about 24%in plasma cholinesterase enzyme activity. Significantly increase in the activities of liver enzymes and kidney function in treated mice with deltamethrin and fenitrothion. Conclusions:Black liquor can be used efficiently to control Cx. pipiens larvae under laboratory condition. Environmental problem caused by rice straw can be solved by converting the waste material to beneficial natural selective insecticide.

  9. Three-dimensional graphene aerogel-supported iron oxide nanoparticles as an efficient adsorbent for magnetic solid phase extraction of organophosphorus pesticide residues in fruit juices followed by gas chromatographic determination.

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    Mahpishanian, Shokouh; Sereshti, Hassan

    2016-04-22

    In this research, a magnetic three dimensional-graphene nanocomposite (3D-G-Fe3O4) was prepared, characterized and used as an effective nanoadsorbent in magnetic solid-phase extraction (MSPE) of eight organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) from juice samples prior to gas chromatography-nitrogen phosphorous detection (GC-NPD). The properties and morphology of 3D-G-Fe3O4 were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM). The main experimental parameters affecting extraction recoveries including extraction time, amount of adsorbent, pH of sample solution, salt concentration and desorption conditions were carefully studied and optimized. The results showed wide linear concentration ranges with determination coefficients between 0.9973 and 0.9999. The limits of detection (S/N=3) of the method and limits of quantification (S/N=10) were from 1.2 to 5.1ngL(-1) and 3.4-17.0ngL(-1), respectively. The intra-day and inter-day RSDs were 2.6-5.1% and 3.5-6.9%, respectively. The method was successfully applied to the analysis of OPPs in fruit juices (apple, orange, grape, sour-cherry and apricot) with recoveries in range of 86.6-107.5%. The GC-NPD results were confirmed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The results demonstrated that with combination of highly interconnected 3D network structure and magnetism property of adsorbent, 3D-G-Fe3O4 aerogel exhibited exceptional extraction ability towards the OPPs. PMID:27018186

  10. Preparation and applicability of fresh fruit samples for the identification of radiation treatment by EPR

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    The results of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) study on fresh fruits (whole pulp of pears, apples, peaches, apricots, avocado, kiwi and mango) before and after gamma-irradiation are reported using two drying procedures before EPR investigation. In order to remove water from non-irradiated and irradiated samples of the first batch, the pulp of fresh fruits is pressed, and the solid residue is washed with alcohol and dried at room temperature. The fruits of the second batch are pressed and dried in a standard laboratory oven at 40 deg. C. The results obtained with both drying procedures are compared. All samples under study show a singlet EPR line with g=2.0048±0.0005 before irradiation. Irradiation gives rise to typical 'cellulose-like' EPR spectrum featuring one intensive line with g=2.0048±0.0005 and two very weak satellite lines situated 3 mT at left and right of the central line. Only mango samples show a singlet line after irradiation. The fading kinetics of radiation-induced EPR signal is studied for a period of 50 days after irradiation. When the irradiated fruit samples are stored in their natural state and dried just before each EPR measurement, the satellite lines are measurable for less than 17 days of storage. Irradiated fruit samples, when stored dried, lose for 50 days ca. 40% of their radiation-induced radicals if treated with alcohol or ca. 70% if dried in an oven. The reported results unambiguously show that the presence of the satellite lines in the EPR spectra could be used for identification of radiation processing of fresh fruits, thus extending the validity of European Protocol EN 1787 (2000). Foodstuffs-Detection of Irradiated Food Containing Cellulose by EPR Spectroscopy. European Committee for Standardisation. Brussels for dry herbs

  11. Organic carbon, water repellency and soil stability to slaking at aggregate and intra-aggregate scales

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    Jordán López, Antonio; García-Moreno, Jorge; Gordillo-Rivero, Ángel J.; Zavala, Lorena M.; Cerdà, Artemi; Alanís, Nancy; Jiménez-Compán, Elizabeth

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    intensity of WR in aggregates of different sizes. [ii] the intra-aggregate distribution of OC and the intensity of WR and [iii] the structural stability of soil aggregates relative to the OC content and the intensity of WR in soils under different crops (apricot, citrus and wheat) and different treatments (conventional tilling and mulching). Soil samples were collected from an experimental area (Luvic Calcisols and Calcic Luvisols) in the province of Sevilla (Southern Spain) under different crops (apricot, citrus and wheat) and different management types (conventional tillage with moldboard plow) and mulching (no-tilling and addition of wheat residues at rates varying between 5 and 8 Mg/ha/year). At each sampling site, soil blocks (50 cm long × 50 cm wide × 10 cm deep) were carefully collected to avoid disturbance of aggregates as much as possible and transported to the laboratory. At field moist condition, undisturbed soil aggregates were separated by hand. In order to avoid possible interferences due to disturbance by handling, aggregates broken during this process were discarded. Individual aggregates were arranged in paper trays and air-dried during 7 days under laboratory standard conditions. After air-drying, part of each sample was carefully divided for different analyses: [i] part of the original samples was sieved (2 mm) to eliminate coarse soil particles and homogenized for characterization of OC and N contents, C/N ratio and texture; [ii] part of the aggregates were dry-sieved (0.25-0.5, 0.5-1 and 1-2 mm) or measured with a caliper (2-5, 5-10 and 10-15 mm) and separated in different sieve-size classes for determination of WR and OC content; [iii] aggregates 10-15 mm in size were selected for obtaining aggregate layers using a soil aggregate erosion (SAE) apparatus and WR and OC content were determined at each layer; finally, [iv] in order to study the relation between stability to slaking, WR and OC, these properties were determined in 90 air-dried aggregates

  12. [Anaphylaxis due to peach with negative ImmunoCAP result to peach allergens, including rPru p 1, rPru p 3, AND rPru p 4: a report of two cases].

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    Maeda, Nobuko; Inomata, Naoko; Morita, Akiko; Kirino, Mio; Moriyama, Tatsuya; Ikezawa, Zenro

    2009-02-01

    We report two cases of anaphylactic reactions to peach with negative result of ImmunoCAP to peach. Case 1 is a 35-year-old man, who felt an itch in his oral cavity immediately after ingesting a whole fresh peach. He rapidly developed generalized urticaria, dyspnea, vomiting, and loss of consciousness. He recovered after treatment at a local hospital, thereafter he was referred to our hospital because ImmunoCAP conducted for screening allergens revealed a negative test result to peach and the cause of anaphylaxis remained unclear. He had a history of pollinosis. He reported that he previously felt an itch on his oral cavity after ingesting melon, watermelon, apple, and strawberry. Serum total IgE was 436 IU/ml. CAP-RAST revealed negative results to peach, strawberry and kiwi. Skin prick tests (SPTs) with raw peach pulp, canned peach pulp, strawberry and kiwi were positive. Case 2 is a 30-year-old woman who felt an itch on her oral cavity accompanied by blepharedema, rhinorrhea, generalized urticaria, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea after eating peach. She had a history of pollinosis. She reported that she previously developed urticaria after ingesting an apple. Serum total IgE was 85 IU/ml. ImmunoCAP revealed negative results to peach and apple. SPTs with canned yellow peach, strawberry and apple were positive. Consequently, the two patients were diagnosed with anaphylaxis due to peach, and allergic symptoms have never recurred since they avoided ingesting peach. Furthermore, in two patients ImmunoCAP to rPru p 1, rPru p 3, and rPru p 4 were negative. However, in IgE-immunoblotting of peach, serum IgE antibodies of two patients were bound to approximately 10 kDa proteins. Meanwhile, the cross-reactivity between Rosaceae fruits, such as peach, apple, apricot, and plum, has been reported. These results suggest that in patients, who are suspected of having peach anaphylaxis and show a negative ImmunoCAP result to peach, the additional testing, such as SPT with

  13. Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase, pyruvate orthophosphate dikinase and isocitrate lyase in both tomato fruits and leaves, and in the flesh of peach and some other fruits.

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    Famiani, Franco; Paoletti, Andrea; Battistelli, Alberto; Moscatello, Stefano; Chen, Zhi-Hui; Leegood, Richard C; Walker, Robert P

    2016-09-01

    In this study the occurrence of a number of enzymes involved in gluconeogenesis was investigated in both tomato fruits and leaves during their development and senescence and in some other fruits. The enzymes studied were phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), pyruvate orthophosphate dikinase (PPDK) and glyoxysomal isocitrate lyase (ICL). PPDK was detected in the ripe flesh of tomato, and much smaller amounts were detected in the flesh of both peach and pepper, whereas it was not detected (not present or at very low abundance) in the other fruits which were investigated (apricot, aubergine, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, grape, plum, raspberry and red current). By contrast PEPCK was present in the flesh of all the fruits investigated. Very small amounts of ICL were detected in ripe tomato flesh. PEPCK was present in the skin, flesh, locular gel and columella of tomato fruit, and in these its abundance increased greatly during ripening. PPDK showed a similar distribution, however, its abundance did not increase during ripening. PEPCK was not detected in tomato leaves at any stage of their development or senescence. The content of PPDK g(-1) fresh weight (FW) increased in tomato leaves as they matured, however, it declined during their senescence. In tomato leaves the content of ICL g(-1) FW increased until the mid-stage of development, then decreased as the leaf matured, and then increased during the latter stages of senescence. In the flesh of tomato fruits the contents of PPDK and PEPCK g(-1) FW decreased during senescence. The results suggest that in fruits other than tomato the bulk of any gluconeogenic flux proceeds via PEPCK, whereas in tomato both PEPCK and PPDK could potentially be utilised. Further, the results indicate that the conversion of pyruvate/acetyl-CoA to malate by the glyoxylate cycle, for which ICL is necessary, is not a major pathway utilised by gluconeogenesis in fruits under normal conditions of growth. Finally, the results contribute to

  14. PRIMARY OFFER OF MILK IN GOIEŞTI VILLAGE, COUNTY DOLJ

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    2014-04-01

    where there were groves of fruit trees (plum, apricot, cherry began afforestation works, not depreciate slopes. Elucidating the communal potential, of milk production is based on use of an appropriate set of indicators: effective in exploitation (by species, total production and average yield per head. The study covers the period 2010-2012, taken as a starting point for developing a strategy of reviving the sector of production.

  15. ДРЕВНЯЯ МЕДИЦИНА: АБРИКОС КАК ЛЕЧЕБНОЕ СРЕДСТВО

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    Бабаджанова, Замира; Саидова, Мухаббат; Кодирова, Шахло; Маратова, Наргиз

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    В современной научной медицине абрикосы применяют как диетический продукт при заболеваниях сердца, при назначении ртутных мочегонных средств из-за наличия большого количества солей калия. Древняя медицина определяла натуру абрикоса как холодную во II степени и влажную. Сладкие сорта теплее. Считалось, что абрикос хорош для горячих натур, удаляет неприятный запах изо рта.In modern scientific medicine apricots used as a dietary product for diseases of the heart, in the appointment of mercury di...

  16. A study of consumers' perceptions and prediction of consumption patterns for generic health functional foods.

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    Kang, Nam E; Kim, Ju Hyeon; Lee, Yeon Kyoung; Lee, Hye Young; Kim, Woo Kyoung

    2011-08-01

    The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) revised the Health Functional Food Act in 2008 and extended the form of health functional foods to general food types. Therefore, this study was performed to investigate consumers' perceptions of the expanded form of health functional food and to predict consumption patterns. For this study, 1,006 male and female adults aged 19 years and older were selected nationwide by multi-stage stratified random sampling and were surveyed in 1:1 interviews. The questionnaire survey was conducted by Korea Gallup. The subjects consisted of 497 (49.4%) males and 509 (50.6%) females. About 57.9% of the subjects recognized the KFDA's permission procedures for health functional foods. Regarding the health functional foods that the subjects had consumed, red ginseng products were the highest (45.3%), followed by nutritional supplements (34.9%), ginseng products (27.9%), lactobacillus-containing products (21.0%), aloe products (20.3%), and Japanese apricot extract products (18.4%). Opinions on expanding the form of health functional foods to general food types scored 4.7 points on a 7-point scale, showing positive responses. In terms of the effects of medicine-type health functional foods versus generic health functional foods, the highest response was 'same effects if the same ingredients are contained' at a rate of 34.7%. For intake frequency by food type, the response of 'daily consistent intake' was 31.7% for capsules, tablets, and pills, and 21.7% for extracts. For general food types, 'daily consistent intake' was 44.5% for rice and 22.8% for beverages, which were higher rates than those for medicine types. From the above results, consumers had positive opinions of the expansion of health functional foods to generic forms but are not expected to maintain accurate intake frequencies or amounts. Thus, continuous promotion and education are needed for proper intake of generic health functional foods. PMID:21994526

  17. Nutritional profile of phytococktail from trans-Himalayan plants.

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    Full Text Available We estimated the nutritive value, vitamin content, amino acid composition, fatty acid content, and mineral profile of a phytococktail comprising sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides, apricot (Prunus armeniaca, and roseroot (Rhodiola imbricata from trans-Himalaya. The free vitamin forms in the phytococktail were determined by rapid resolution liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (RRLC-MS/MS. Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins were detected as the principle vitamins. Reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC with pre-column derivatization was used for identification and quantification of amino acids. Eight essential and eleven non-essential amino acids were quantified, and the content ranged between 76.33 and 9485.67 µg/g. Among the essential amino acids, L-methionine, L-phenylalanine, L-lysine, L-leucine, and L-histidine were found to be the dominant contributors. We also quantified the fatty acids in the phytococktail by using gas chromatography coupled with a flame ionization detector (GC-FID with fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs derivatization. The analysis revealed the presence of 4 major fatty acids contributing to the total lipid content. Palmitic acid was found to be the rich source of saturated fatty acid (SFA and constituted ∼31% of the total lipid content. Among the unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs, palmitoleic acid (43.47%, oleic acid (20.89%, and linoleic acid (4.31% were prominent. The mineral profiling was carried out by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES, and it was found to contain a number of important dietary mineral elements. The harsh climatic conditions, difficult terrain, and logistic constraints at high altitude regions of Indian trans-Himalayan cold desert lead to the scarcity of fresh fruits and vegetables. Therefore, the source of multiple vitamins, essential amino acids, fatty acids, and dietary minerals from the phytococktail would provide great health benefit

  18. Progress in tree fruit nursery and rootstock research

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    Károly Hrotkó

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available In tree fruit nursery besides the improvement of propagation technology, introduction of micro-propagation, large progress has been made by using healthy, virus free nuclear stock, as well as by improved tree quality. Modern intensive orchards require well branched trees, which are able turn to bearing early. Tree quality improvement can be achieved by new raising technologies, practices and application of bio-regulators. Considering the large number of new rootstocks and candidates a huge progress has been made, but the rootstock usage hardly changed. At apple, predominant rootstock is the M.9 and in the dwarf vigour group the ideal rootstock (e.g. easily propagated, dwarf, precocious, resistant to fire blight, scab, collar rot and woolly aphid is still missing, albeit some promising new rootstocks are in introduction. For pear several dwarf Pyrus series are in testing stage, but by now none of them resulted in a breakthrough in pear rootstockusage. Rootstock research for stone fruits over the last decade has been focused more on rootstock evaluation than on breeding of new rootstocks. There are only few new breeding projects and new rootstocks successfully introduced but a large number of rootstocks is in the evaluation stage. However, the knowledge on rootstock/scion interactions, mechanism of rootstock effect on growth and crop development is not enough and the progress in this field is also not satisfying. The rootstock breeding activity achieved a complete scale of growth vigour for cherry, and more or less for plum, apricot and peach, which was the dream of growers from 30-40 years ago. Though the usage of dwarfing rootstock is spreading, there is still little knowledge and only few research projects on growth control mechanism in cherry rootstock/scion composite trees. The interactions between rootstock vigour, precocity, fruiting wood development, renewal capacity and crop load are more specific, but essential for an appropriate

  19. Irradiation of Fruit and Vegetables in France

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    France, thanks to its varied and temperate climate and the features of its soils, affords favourable conditions for the production of fruit and vegetables. In certain cases these conditions permit harvests covering a fairly long period of time. As a result of work on the choice of varieties, on specialization and on the improvement of growing techniques, fruit and vegetable production has expanded and yields have increased. Techniques for increasing keeping periods and preserving quality are being developed, mainly on the basis of refrigeration. In some cases these techniques are inadequate, while in others their action is restricted. Irradiation seems capable of bringing new improvements, principally with regard to halting the germination of tubers, bulbs and rhizomes, to the conservation of fruit and vegetables when applied together with freezing or, possibly, in a controlled atmosphere - and to the disinfestation of certain commodities. Work carried out in various countries, including France, shows the advantages of irradiation and the possibility of using it for French fruit and vegetables (strawberries, peaches, apricots, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, onions). The introduction of irradiation will lead to changes in the production and distribution of fruit and vegetables. Distribution will be improved and more distant sales points may be reached. The use of irradiation will not alter operations required to prepare the products for commercial purposes. The characteristics of these installations (usually gamma facilities) will depend, on many variable factors. In the light of the results obtained, the cost of irradiation would appear to lie within economic limits. The irradiation installations will operate mainly by radioisotope sources. The annual utilization factors of the installations play an important part in the cost of irradiation. Several procedures are envisaged to render them more economic, since their operation will necessarily be seasonal. The siting of

  20. 阿克苏市特色林果业发展优势及时空变化特征分析%Analysis on Developing Advantages and Temporal and Spatial Variation Features of Special Fruit Industry in Aksu City

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    阿曼古丽·艾则孜; 满苏尔·沙比提

    2015-01-01

    阿克苏市是新疆发展特色林果业重要的生产区,其地理位置优势、资源优势、品牌优势为发展特色林果业提供了得天独厚的条件.阿克苏市特色林果业项目主要由苹果、梨、杏、桃、核桃、枣组成,选取具有代表性的苹果、核桃、枣、梨等林果品种数据资料,运用文献查阅和统计分析方法,对阿克苏市特色林果业的优势和苹果、核桃、枣、梨等林果品种的时空分布特征进行深入分析.阿克苏市特色林果业面积在时间变化上呈现逐年递增趋势;在空间上划分为4个果树区,其中城郊果树区最适宜鲜果生产.%Aksu City is a special fruit industry base in Xinjiang.Its geographical,resources and brand advantages provide unique opportunity to develop its fruit industry.Its special fruit mainly include apple,pear,apricot,peache,walnut and date.This essay selected the data materials of apple,walnut,date and pear,used literature review and statistical analysis method,deeply analyzed the advantages of Aksu fruit industry and temporal and spatial variation of apple,walnut,date and pear.Since being special fruit industry in Aksu City,it has increased its area of wood's fruit industry year by year;The space is divided into four areas of fruit trees,and the suburban area of fruit trees is most suitable for fruit production.

  1. Lipids in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations

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    González Rodríguez, María Luisa

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a review of the applications of lipids in the pharmaceutical field has been reported. In a first stage, different lipids used as excipients in cosmetics and medicines have been described. Many vegetable oils are used in this sense: almond oil, apricot oil, avocado oil, borage oil, coffee oil, safflower oil, etc.; from de animal source, fish oil and bird oil can be employed as excipients in cosmetical formulations. Fats and waxes may be also used for this purpose. A broad range of phospholipids are suitable for use in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and diagnosis. These substances are used as vehicle for therapeutic substances, such as liposomes. Finally, a study of lipids, as a function of their biological activity, as active substances for the elaboration of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or nutritional supplements, was carried out. Carotenoids, retinoids, tocopherols are used for their antioxidant properties, that are important to health and diagnostic medicine.En el presente trabajo se ha llevado a cabo una revisión sobre las aplicaciones de los lípidos en el campo famacéutico. En un primer apartado, se describieron los diferentes lípidos utilizados como excipientes en cosmética y medicina. En este sentido, se utilizan muchos aceites vegetales, como el aceite de almendra, albaricoque, aguacate, borraja, café, cártamo, etc.; a partir de fuente animal, pueden emplearse como excipientes en formulaciones cosméticas los aceites de pescados y de aves. También se utilizan con este propósito las grasas y las ceras. Así mismo se revisan los fosfolípidos empleados en cosmética y en diagnosis, que actúan como vehículos transportadores de sustancias activas, como los liposomas. Finalmente, se llevó a cabo un estudio de los lípidos, en función de su actividad biológica, como sustancias activas que forman parte de la elaboración de formulaciones cosméticas, farmacéuticas o suplementos nutricionales. Los carotenoides, retinoides

  2. PSA分散固相萃取液相色谱柱后衍生荧光法测定蔬菜和水果中的13种氨基甲酸酯%Study on determination of thirteen carbamate pesticides in vegetables and fruits by HPLC with post-column derivatization and fluorescence detection after PSA dispersive solid-phase extraction cleanup

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    于彦彬; 谭丕功; 曲璐璐; 王学松

    2009-01-01

    建立了PSA分散固相萃取净化, 液相色谱柱后衍生荧光法测定蔬菜和水果中13种氨基甲酸酯农药的分析方法. 在建立的测定条件下, 13种氨基甲酸酯的含量与峰面积之间成线性关系, 相关系数大于0.994, 保留时间的相对标准偏差在0.03%~0.22%之间, 检测下限在2.00~2.28 μg/kg范围内. 西瓜、杏、茄子及胡萝卜中13种氨基甲酸酯的平均回收率在71.7%~110%之间, 相对标准偏差在0.68%~15%之间, 分析结果优于氨基柱固相萃取法.%Determination of thirteen carbamate pesticides residues in vegetables and fruits by HPLC with PSA dispersive solid-phase extraction cleanup and post-column derivatization fluorescence detection is developed. Under the optimal determination conditions, the detection limits of thirteen carbamate pesticides are in the range of 2.00~2.28 jug/kg. There is a good linear relationship in the content range of determination. The correlation coefficients of thirteen carbamate pesticides are more than 0.99. The relative standard deviations of retention time are in the range of 0.03%~0.22% . It is simpler in sample handling by PSA dispersive solid-phase extraction than by NH2 column solid-phase extraction. There are little interference in matrix, and high quality results are obtained. The spiked average recoveries of thirteen carbamate pesticide residues ranged from 71.7%~110% with RSDs of 0.68%~15% for watermelon, apricot, eggplant and carrot, The results are very satisfactory.

  3. The sterile insect technique: Cost-effective control of the Mediterranean fruit fly

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    Fruit flies are one of the most important plant pests of the world, in terms of the number of fly species involved, the regions in which they are present, and the variety of hosts they infest. Anastrepha is present in the Americas; Bactrocera in Asia and Ceratitis in Africa; Dacus in Africa and South East Asia, Australia and South Pacific Islands; and Rhagoletis in Chile, Peru, Eastern and Western USA, Europe and Asia (from Sweden to Kyrgystan and from Russia to France). There is an important species of Bactrocera, the Olive Fruit Fly (B.oleae), present in all olive-growing regions of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Arab countries. Seventy five species of plants of economic importance are infested by fruit flies. Among them are tropical fruits such mango, guava, banana, papaya, fig, passion fruit and avocado; temperate fruits such as citrus (orange, grapefruit, tangerine, etc.), stone fruits (peach, apricot, cherry, etc.), nuts, grape, apple and pear; and vegetable crops such as cucurbits (squash, melon, watermelon), tomato, and eggplant. Fruit flies are present in 178 countries and islands; they are ubiquitous throughout the world between 45 deg. North and 45 deg. South latitude. Twenty species of fruit flies are the most harmful because of the range of hosts they infest and the many countries affected. These 20 are subject to quarantine: trade in fresh produce is restricted to avoid the introduction of any one of these species. The Mediterranean Fruit Fly, or simply Med Fly, (Ceratitis capitata Weid.) is the most harmful of all. It is present in 77 countries and infests 22 hosts of economic importance. From its origin in Central Africa, it has invaded northern Africa, Mediterranean Europe, the Middle East, all the Americas, and Australia. All the countries affected devote major efforts to eradicate this pest or greatly reduce its prevalence. The Med Fly has been eradicated from the USA (except Hawaii), Mexico, and Chile. Nevertheless, ongoing reintroductions

  4. 昆虫性信息素在印度的研究及应用%INSECT SEX PHEROMONE RESEARCHES AND ITS AP PLICATION IN INDIA

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    C.P. Srivastava; S. Satpathy

    2001-01-01

    Sex pheromones of insect pests have several characteristics, which are highly desirable in insect pest management programmes. Being extremely potent, only small amounts of these material are required to incite species specific behavioural responses. In India, the first report about the existence of sex pheromone in an insect called almond moth, Cadra cautella (Walker) was made in the year 1967. The real research work and application of pheromones for different purposes picked up in late seventies. Since then sex pheromones of about twenty economically important insect pests of agricultural crops and of about ten stored grain pests have been identified, isolated and synthesized. The sex pheromones of these insect pests are mostly used for population monitoring, followed by mass trapping and mating disruption. Mating disruption have been successful in pink bollworm in cotton, yellow stem borer in rice,codling moth in apple, gypsy moth in apple and apricot and potato tuber moth in storage. The extensive research on sex pheromones of some insect pests of fruits and vegetables are very much required, particularly of those insect pests, which have developed resistance against most of the commonly available and safe insecticides. Strong collaborative research is needed among the institutes working in applied entomology, insect ecology, chemical ecology and chemical technology to address the different aspects of pheromone research and its application in IPM.%只需要少量的性信息素就能诱发昆虫产生极强的行为反应.这一特点展现了昆虫性信息素在害虫防治中的广阔前景.印度在1967年首次报道了杏仁蛾Cadra cautella(Walker)的性信息素.在70年代后期,性信息素的研究及应用得到了突飞猛进的发展.从那时起,分离和鉴定了二十种重要的作物害虫和十种仓储害虫的性信息素,并进行了合成.在用性信息素进行种群控制时,主要采用大量诱捕和交配干扰的办法.用交配

  5. Importancia del género Alternaria como productor de micotoxinas y agente causal de enfermedades humanas The importance of genus Alternaria in mycotoxins production and human diseases

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    M. Á. Pavón Moreno

    2012-12-01

    ía species produce more than 70 secondary metabolites which are toxic to plants, and some of these phytotoxins have been chemically characterised and reported to act as mycotoxins to humans and animals. Exposure to Alternaría spp. toxins has been linked to a variety of adverse effects on human and animal health, including genotoxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic and cytotoxic effects. Alternaría spp. mycotoxins have been isolated from fruits (apple, pear, melon, apricot, grapes, raisins, strawberry, olive, citrus fruits and dried figs, vegetables (tomato, pepper and carrot and tubers (potato, as well as from several processed foodstuffs manufactured with damaged raw materials (juices, preserves, sauces, etc.. Moreover, Alternaría spp. are frequently associated with allergic reactions in sensitized individuals.

  6. 蛹虫草不同表型特征对其发酵产虫草素的影响%Effect of Different Cordyceps militaris Phenotypic Characteristics on Cordycepin Yield

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    陈旭; 雷帮星; 康冀川; 曾茜; 庭池

    2014-01-01

    为探讨蛹虫草表型特征与其发酵产虫草菌素间的关系,以采自于3个不同地区的野生蛹虫草为供试菌株,对其不同单子囊孢子菌株进行分型,并研究表型多态性对蛹虫草发酵产虫草素的影响。结果表明:1)绝大多数单子囊孢子菌落生长速率正常,大部分的菌落颜色为杏橙色,其次分别为橙铬色、淡柠檬色或者白色。2)采自于贵州六盘水玉舍国家森林公园的08Y1菌株虫草素产量较高,达(125.52±5.57)mg/瓶;菌落背面颜色为橙铬色时虫草素产量较高,为(141.34±5.41)mg/瓶。3)多数出发菌株(原代)虫草素产量高于其角变株,但也有少数的角变株相对于其出发菌株虫草素产量有明显的增加,最大提高2.87倍,并且同一出发菌株的不同角变株虫草素产量可能升高或降低。因此,分离角变株可成为筛选蛹虫草虫草素高产优势菌株的新方法。%The wild C.militaris ascospore strains from three different areas were analyzed to study the effect of phenotypic polymorphism on cordycepin yield and discuss the relationship between C.militaris phenotypic characteristics and cordycepin yield.The results showed that:1 )The colony color of most ascospores with normal growth rate is mainly apricot orange,followed by orange chrome,shallow lemon or white;2)The cordycepin yield of 08Y1 strain from Guizhou Yushe National Forest Park is 125.52 5.57 mg/bottle and cordycepin yield of 08Y1 strain with orange chrome color can reach 141.34 5.41 mg/bottle;3)The cordycepin yield of most original strains is higher than its sector mutation strains but the cordycepin yield of the minority sector mutation strains can be increased by 2.87 times compared with their original strains.Therefore, the isolated sector mutation strains may be a new method to select dominant C.militaris strains with high cordycepin yield.

  7. Development and quality assessment of ‘Bei Bing Hong ’sparkling wine%山葡萄‘北冰红’起泡葡萄酒研发与评价

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    王华; 张莉; 丁吉星; 李华; 段琪; 崔长伟

    2015-01-01

    Sparkling wine was developed using vitis amurensis ‘ Bei Bing Hong’ as raw material through new technology.Quality assessment system for ‘ Bei Bing Hong’ sparkling wine was established through four aspects including the basic physicochemical index,phenolic compounds,aroma compounds and sensory characteristics.Basic physiochemieal composition of the sparkling wine met the requirements of National Standard.The total phenol,tannis and total flavonoids were higher,while total anthocyanins and flavanol were lower.17 kinds mono-phenolics were detected including 6 flavonoids (17.70 mg/L,32.47%) and 11 non-flanvonoids (36.81 mg/L,67.53%).By SBSE-GC-MS analysis,72 aroma compounds were identified in the sparkling wines,and the aroma profile was mainly contributed by esters,carbonyls,alcohols,and terpenes.Typical aroma characters of Bei Bing Hong sparkling wine were fruity aroma such as apple,apricot,pear,strawberry,cherry and sweet melon.The results showed that the sparkling wine had slight structure,potation to age,high antioxidant activity,and intense flavors,which indicated that the quality of sparkling wine made from ‘ Bei Bing Hong’ was good.%以山葡萄‘北冰红’为原料,采用新工艺研发了山葡萄起泡酒,并从基本理化指标、酚类物质、特征香气、感官分析4个方面构建了抗寒酿酒葡萄新品种‘北冰红’起泡葡萄酒质量评价体系.结果表明:北冰红起泡葡萄酒各项基本理化指标均符合国家标准要求;总酚、单宁和总类黄酮含量较高,分别为868.02、1 340.76和828.38 mg/L;总花色苷和总黄烷-3-醇含量较低,分别为9.05 mg/L和36.03 mg/L.‘北冰红’起泡酒中共检测出17种单体酚:其中类黄酮类单体6种,总量为17.71 mg/L,占单体酚总量的32.47%;非类黄酮类11种,总量为36.81 mg/L,占总量的67.53%.通过SBSE-GC/MS分析,‘北冰红’起泡酒中检测到72种香气物质,对起泡酒香气影响较大的是酯类、醛酮类、醇

  8. Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Tucuman, Argentina

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    Full text: In 1916, Rust recorded Anastrepha fraterculus, the ''South American fruit fly (SAFF)'', in Tucuman. Since 1910, the citrus area in the province has increased rapidly and SAFF has become an important pest. New varieties and management practices were also introduced in the region. Guavas (Psidium guajava) and peaches (Prunus persica) were the main host fruits of SAFF in Tucuman, but cherimoya (Anona chirimoya) and apricots (Prunus armeniaca) were also important. After the beginning of rains, populations increase in spring and develop mainly on peaches in November and December. Afterwards, SAFF attacks guava, where a peak population is attained in February or March. Guava is the principal wild host of SAFF in Tucuman. Compared with the forest where guava trees were frequent, citrus orchards covered a small area in the 1920's. Therefore SAFF populations increased in the wild guavas and invaded early oranges and grapefruits afterwards. Even though high numbers of punctures were observed in citrus skin, few larvae developed. The oils present in the skin kill high number of eggs. Moreover the larvae have to go through the albedo and hardly reach the pulp. Nevertheless the injury produced by the ovipositor allows microorganisms to rot the fruit. In 1918, rots produced 50% of damage in fruits which suffered premature ripening and fell. Only in very thin skinned and overripened fruit, larval development was registered. Some authors observed larval development in the field but Schult, in laboratory tests, found few eggs and never registered larval development. Between 1920 and 1945 studies with bait-traps were carried out to establish the seasonal occurrence of the fly and some control measures were tested. Poisoned baits were used against this pest, and biological control by inoculation of parasitoids were also employed. Cages with parasitized pupae were distributed to farmers. The emerged flies were kept within the cage and a sieve allowed the emerged parasites

  9. Nobel(诺贝尔)种植磁性覆盖义齿修复下颌牙列缺失的应用价值%The clinical effects of ‘Nobel Biocare magnetic implant'as a technology for repairing edentulous mandible

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    胡建平; 陈慧清

    2015-01-01

    目的:研究Nobel(诺贝尔)种植体磁性修复下颌牙列缺失的应用价值。方法63例下牙列缺失的患者分为全口义齿组(29例)和种植体组(34例),比较两组患者的治疗满意度和患者的咀嚼功能,种植体组患者治疗后1、3、6、12、24、36个月各复诊一次,检查种植体有无脱落。结果34例患者各植入3~5个种植体不等,所有患者共植入129个种植体,其中2个种植体失败。全口义齿组患者满意度79.31%,种植体组患者满意度94.12%,两组差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);种植体组患者杏仁和枣的咀嚼率明显高于全口义齿组(P<0.05)。复查结束后种植体存留率98.43%。结论 Nobel(诺贝尔)种植体可明显提高患者的咀嚼率,种植体脱落率较低,对患者影响小。%Objective To examine the clinical effects of Nobel Biocare magnetic implant as a technology for repairing edentulousm andible.Method 63 patients with problems in edentulous mandible admitted to our hospital during the period from February 2009 to February2011 were chosen as the subjects of study and divided into two groups, one group of 29 cases with complete denture and the other group of 34 cases having undertaken magnetic implant.Patients 'satisfaction and patient masticatory function of the two groups were compared.Follow-up check was conducted for the patients in the implant treatment group 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months and 36 months after treatment.Findings All together 129 implants were conducted for 34 patients, each having 3 implants at least or 5 implants at most.Two implants were found to be unsuccessful.Satisfaction of patients in the complete denture group was 79.31%, and that of the implant treatment group was 94.12%.No statistically significant difference was found between the two groups ( P >0.05 );Mastication of apricot and jujube of the implant group was significantly better than

  10. Study of the hydrological functionning of the irrigated crops in the southern mediterranean basin

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    Khabba, Said; Jarlan, Lionel; Er-Raki, Salah; Le Page, Michel; Merlin, Olivier; Ezzahar, Jamal; Kharrou, Mohamed H.

    2015-04-01

    In southern Mediterranean region water consumption has significantly increased over the last decades, while available water resources are becoming increasingly scarce. In Morocco, irrigation is highly water demanding: it is estimated that 83% of available resources is dedicated to agriculture with efficiency lower than 50% (Plan Bleu, 2009). In the semiarid region of Tensift Al-Haouz (center of Morocco), typical of southern Mediterranean basin, crop irrigation is inevitable for growth and development. In this situation, and to preserve water resources, the rational management of water irrigation is necessary. This objective is one of the priorities of the research program SudMed (Chehbouni et al., 2008) and the Joint Mixed Laboratory TREMA (Khabba et al. 2013), installed in Marrakech since 2002 and 2011, respectively. In these two programs, the scientific approach adopted, to monitor water transfers in soil-plant-atmosphere system, is based on the synergistic use of the mathematical modeling, the satellite observations and in situ data. Thus, during the decade 2002-2012, 17 experiments on dominant crops in the region (wheat, olive, orange, sugar beet, apricot) were performed. In these experiments, the different terms of water and heat balances exchanged between land surface and atmosphere are controlled with different devices. Results showed that the water losses by evaporation can reach 28% of water inputs for the flooding irrigation site and are obviously lower (about 18-20 % on average) for the drip irrigation sites. Concerning the deep percolation, results are surprising: water losses for the drip irrigation are in the range 29-41% of water input, whereas theses losses are between 26 and 31% for flooding irrigation. Concerning the modeling component, several models ranging from the most simple (FAO-56) to the most complex (i.e. SVAT: Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer) were implemented to estimate the spatio-temporal variability of ET. The results showed that

  11. Neutron-activation analysis of copper in food-stuffs and biomedium of organism

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    Full text: Our investigation has been carried out in the area with different ecologic characteristics of Samarkand region in Zarafshon valley (Urgut, Samarkand, Djambay and Nurabad). Tests for food-stuffs and hairs of children were carried out by neutron-activation analysis as per method worked out in the Nuclear Physics institute of academy of Sciences Republic of Uzbekistan. We have studied 37 varieties of food-stuffs, mainly of vegetable and animal origin. 245 healthy school children were investigated for copper deficiency, aged 7-14. The results of the study showed high concentration of copper in the bread of coarse grist, black raisin, dried apricots, sumalak (national Uzbek food), pea, broth from vinery stalk (100, 51, 24, 36, 21, 33 mg/kg respectively). As for animal products high concentration of copper was in white of egg and beef (480 and 25 mg/kg respectively). Copper concentration was insignificant in many other investigated products of vegetable origin, but in 15 of them Neutron-activation analysis showed the absence of copper at all. Concentration of microelements in hairs is an important index of micro element status assessment. Copper concentration in hairs of practically healthy school children of Zarafshon valley made up 9,24 ± 0,84 mkg/g. Our data of copper in hairs of healthy school children in Zarafshon valley was lower compared the data stated by other investigators (A.A. Kist, 1987) and concerning other regions too. Lore copper content in hairs, probably depends on the structure of nutritional products consumed and peculiarities of natural condition of biogeochemical area. Os per sexual characters copper content in hairs was lore - 7,97±1,38 mkg/g in girls under investigation (n=33), compared myth boys (n=131) -9,67±0,71 mkg/g; as per place of residence, copper concentration indices in hairs was nearly the some as in urban (n=66) and rural (n=98) children (7,62 ± 0,96 and 8,38 ± 0,77 mg/kg, respectively). Thus, determination of

  12. 圣女果分段式变温变湿热风干燥特性%Dried characteristics of cherry tomatoes using temperature and humidity by stages changed hot-air drying method

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    王庆惠; 李忠新; 杨劲松; 谢龙; 张世湘; 高振江

    2014-01-01

    Cherry tomato decays easily. Generally, it can be preserved only for 5-7days under normal pressure and temperature. The dehydration of cherry tomatoes into dried or preserved fruits can prolong their shelf life and enrich the market of the fruit. Currently, cherry tomatoes is dehydrated through natural drying. The advantage of this method is simple, and low cost. But the drying time is long and is affected by the climate and sanitary conditions. The product quality is difficult to control. In order to shorten the drying time and prevent mildew, cherry tomatoes are often soaked or sprayed with the alkaline solution. These chemicals are bad for our health. Multi-stage temperature-and-humidity drying is conducted through the material drying characteristics. This method can speed up the drying rate, improve drying quality, and reduce energy consumption. It has been successfully applied for apricot,lyceum barbarum, grapes and other materials. In this study, internal recycling hot-air drying technology was employed for the drying of cherry tomatoes. The effects of drying temperatures, humidity, drying stages and slicing forms on the drying characteristics and the appearance quality of the cherry tomatoes were investigated. Each experiment was composed of four drying stages. The drying temperatures were fixed, the humidity of the environment was changed in processⅠ,Ⅱ andⅢ. The drying temperature was low, the humidity was high at the beginning of processⅣ. Gradually, the temperature was raised, the humidity was reduced. At the end of the process, the drying temperature was higher, the humidity was lower compared with their values at the beginning. The experimental results indicated that pre-heated and falling rate periods exist during the drying of cherry tomato. Previous studies only shown falling rate period. The increase in temperature and humidity has bad effects on the nutrition, color and the appearance quality of cherry tomato. Even though cherry tomato can

  13. The use of straw to reduce the soil and water losses in agriculture and forest ecosystems in the Mediterranean Type-Ecosystem. The Soil Erosion and Degradation Research Group contribution

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    Cerda, Artemi; Burguet, Maria; Keesstra, Saskia; Borja, Manuel Esteban Lucas; Hedo, Javier; Brevik, Eric; Pereira, Paulo; Novara, Agata; Jordan, Antonio; Prosdocimi, Massimo; Taguas, Encarnacion

    2016-04-01

    using paired plots under natural and simulated rainfall at the Soil Erosion Stations of Montesa, El Teularet and Celler del Roure. Rainfall simulation experiments with very small (0.25 m2), small (1 m2) and medium (20 m2) plots were carried out in scrublands and recently fire-affected land, and on vineyards and orchards. The plots under natural rainfall conditions ranged from 1 to 300 m2. The results show a positive influence of the straw mulch to reduce the soil and water losses, although is more efficient to control the sediment delivery due to the reduction of the raindrop impact. Reduction in one order of magnitude is usual after the immediate application of the straw on vineyards (Prosdocimi et al., 2016) and apricots (Keesstra et al., under review) and in persimmon plantations (Cerdà et al., in press). The above-mentioned results show the positive effect of the straw mulch found by other researchers with other types of mulches such as rock fragments (Cerdà, 2001; Jordán et al., 2009; Jordan and Martínez-Zavala, 2008; Martínez-Zavala and Jordán, 2008, Zavala et al., 2010). There is a need to develop new and advanced research on the effects of the straw cover and other mulches such as litter on the recently forest fire affected soils, and pruned chipped branches and other organic amendments on agriculture land (Yazdanpanah et al., 2016). This new reseach challenge should give information about the soil and water losses, but also about the organic matter recovery, the soil water retention, and the biological, chemical and physical soil properties changes. . Acknowledgements The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 603498 (RECARE project). References Berendse, F., van Ruijven, J., Jongejans, E., Keesstra, S. 2015. Loss of plant species diversity reduces soil erosion resistance. Ecosystems, 18 (5), 881-888. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9869-6 Biswas H

  14. Optimizing supplementary pollen mixtures for bumblebeeBombus terrestris colonies based on colony reproductive variables%地熊蜂蜂群发育性状评价及其饲料花粉配比优化

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    盖琴宝; 周志勇; 张红; 黄家兴; 安建东

    2015-01-01

    [目的] 为了明确熊蜂蜂群发育过程中具有代表性的性状指标及其饲料花粉最优配比.[方法]以山杏Armeniaca sibirica花粉、山柳Salix caprea花粉和油菜Brassica rapa花粉为原料,通过{3,3}混料设计得到7种配比的混合花粉,分析不同混合花粉对地熊蜂Bombus terrestris (L.)无王工蜂群的产卵前时间、幼虫拖出数、幼虫总数量、幼虫总重量、蛹总数量、蛹总重量、雄蜂出房时间、出房雄蜂数量和雄蜂出生重9个蜂群性状指标的影响,使用主成分分析对蜂群性状指标进行综合评价,并通过混料回归模型预测熊蜂蜂群饲养过程中的最优花粉配比.[结果] 地熊蜂无王工蜂群发育过程的9个性状指标可以归纳为幼虫发育、蛹发育、成蜂发育、蜂群发育周期4类评价因子,其中幼虫总数量、蛹总重量、雄蜂出生重、产卵前时间和雄蜂出房时间是 5个主要性状指标;以蜂群主要性状指标为评价依据,得出蜂群饲养过程中最优花粉配比:当以油菜花粉单独饲喂蜂群时蜂群产卵前时间短、幼虫总数量最多、蛹总重量最大,当山杏花粉、山柳花粉和油菜花粉以1︰1.5︰1.5比例饲喂蜂群时雄蜂出房时间最短,当山柳花粉和油菜花粉以3︰1比例饲喂蜂群时雄蜂出生重最大.[结论] 明确了地熊蜂无王工蜂群发育过程中的重要性状指标和饲料花粉最优配比,为进一步研究商品化熊蜂群不同发育阶段的营养需求奠定了基础.%[Objectives]To measure reproductive variables of bumblebee colonies and optimize supplementary pollen mixtures based on these.[Methods] Three types of pollen, apricot (Armeniaca sibirica), willow (Salix caprea), and oilseed rape (Brassica rapa) were mixed following a {3,3} mixture design to obtain seven pollen mixtures. Nine reproductive variables including egg laying delay, larval ejection, total number of larvae, total weight of larvae, total number of pupae

  15. PREFACE: Stimuli Stimuli

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    Queisser, Hans J.

    2011-01-01

    well-rehearsed talk. The audience was intrigued by this new principle of stimulated coherent microwave radiation [3]. Friedrich Hund, famous for his 'rule' was then our theory professor, he sat in the second row. He was very surprised, and asked me in the discussion if he had understood correctly. If it were true what I had just suggested, then the maser coherence length would go from the Earth to the Moon. I paused a little, pondered and observed my microwave-conscious friends in the audience nodding encouragingly. 'Yes, sir; I think so!' 'I don't believe it', Hund retorted. How could a youngster react? I remained silent and obediently, quite imperceptibly shrugged my shoulders. After the talk, Professor Lamla, an editor of a science journal came to congratulate me and asked for a manuscript. I delivered [4]. This item on my early publication list may have contributed to the fact that I was hired in 1959 by William Shockley to join his fledgling company Shockley Transistor in this old apricot barn on 391 South San Antonio Road in Mountain View, California [5]. I knew that it would be extremely difficult to extend the frequency into the optical regime, you have to fight against the square of the frequency. Nevertheless, I refrained from making the statement in my paper that reaching an optical maser might be hopeless [4]. 'Never say never' is an appropriate adage, not only for seniors. A young colleague, who had also written a review paper, dared to support a more pessimistic view [6]. He anticipated in his very last sentence that stimulated emission would probably prevail merely in the microwave regime. This defeatist attitude seemed to have ruled throughout Germany, as already preached in the famous textbooks by Pohl [7], and also assumed by physics Professor Hellwege at Darmstadt, who was the leading expert regarding luminescence of materials such as ruby crystals; yet Maiman and others surpassed him [8]. Silicon came next for me, working, for example, with Shockley

  16. The use of straw to reduce the soil and water losses in agriculture and forest ecosystems in the Mediterranean Type-Ecosystem. The Soil Erosion and Degradation Research Group contribution

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    Cerda, Artemi; Burguet, Maria; Keesstra, Saskia; Borja, Manuel Esteban Lucas; Hedo, Javier; Brevik, Eric; Pereira, Paulo; Novara, Agata; Jordan, Antonio; Prosdocimi, Massimo; Taguas, Encarnacion

    2016-04-01

    using paired plots under natural and simulated rainfall at the Soil Erosion Stations of Montesa, El Teularet and Celler del Roure. Rainfall simulation experiments with very small (0.25 m2), small (1 m2) and medium (20 m2) plots were carried out in scrublands and recently fire-affected land, and on vineyards and orchards. The plots under natural rainfall conditions ranged from 1 to 300 m2. The results show a positive influence of the straw mulch to reduce the soil and water losses, although is more efficient to control the sediment delivery due to the reduction of the raindrop impact. Reduction in one order of magnitude is usual after the immediate application of the straw on vineyards (Prosdocimi et al., 2016) and apricots (Keesstra et al., under review) and in persimmon plantations (Cerdà et al., in press). The above-mentioned results show the positive effect of the straw mulch found by other researchers with other types of mulches such as rock fragments (Cerdà, 2001; Jordán et al., 2009; Jordan and Martínez-Zavala, 2008; Martínez-Zavala and Jordán, 2008, Zavala et al., 2010). There is a need to develop new and advanced research on the effects of the straw cover and other mulches such as litter on the recently forest fire affected soils, and pruned chipped branches and other organic amendments on agriculture land (Yazdanpanah et al., 2016). This new reseach challenge should give information about the soil and water losses, but also about the organic matter recovery, the soil water retention, and the biological, chemical and physical soil properties changes. . Acknowledgements The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 603498 (RECARE project). References Berendse, F., van Ruijven, J., Jongejans, E., Keesstra, S. 2015. Loss of plant species diversity reduces soil erosion resistance. Ecosystems, 18 (5), 881-888. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9869-6 Biswas H