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Raghad Mouhamad
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The excessive use of fertilizers has become a necessity to support agricultural production in vast areas in Iraq. Phosphate fertilizers are known to contain relatively high concentrations of uranium-238 (238 U), radium-226 (226 Ra), thorium-232 (232 Th), and potassium-40 (40 K) radionuclides which accumulate in soil with time. In the current study, gamma-ray spectrometry was used to measure the radioactivity concentration of naturally occurring radionuclide in fertilized and non-fertilized soil samples within Latifiyah region in Iraq. The results showed that the average concentrations of 226 Ra, 232 Th, and 40 K in fertilized soil were 12.7, 10.6, and 334 Bqkg-1 respectively which was 30.6%, 29.4%, and 12.9% higher than its concentration in non-fertilized soils with 8.81 7.48 and 291 Bqkg-1. Additionally, the average values of radium equivalent activity (Raeq), absorbed dose rates (nGyh −1), annual effective dose (indoors and outdoors), external hazard index (ex), and Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk (ELCR) for fertilized and non-fertilized soils samples were evaluated. The results showed that the studied indices were 53.6 Bqkg −1 , 26.4 nGyh −1 , (0.129 and 0.032 mSvy −1), 0.145 Bqkg-1 , 0.106 respectively in fertilized soils compared to 41.9 Bqkg −1 , 20.7 nGyh −1 , (0.102 and 0.025 mSvy −1), 0.113 Bqkg-1 , 0.084 in non-fertilized samples. The Mann-Whitney U test showed a significant difference (P<0.05) between the studied fertilized and non-fertilized soils in terms of radioactivity concentrations in addition to all the investigated radiation hazard indices. However, the mean values of radioactivity concentrations and radiological hazard indices for study soils were well below the internationally recognized and therefore, fertilizer rates did not pose any radiological risk.
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is recognized for years as a major public health problem with rapid expansion in developing countries. The main aim of the recent study is to evaluate the efficacy of the anti-diabetic effect of the aquatic extract of Ballota saxatilis. The hot aqueous extract was prepared from washed and air-dried aerial parts of the plant and the fatty acids in the extract were detected using gas chromatography system (GC). The extract was filtered and dried at 37°C to powder. Then, different concentrations were prepared using distilled water and orally injected into six groups of albino male mice for 21 days. Blood glucose was measured before and after treatment. The effects of Ballota extract (50 mg/Kg/day) on plasma glucose levels of normal mice was considerably more pronounced after four hours of application and the most significant decrease was observed after21 days. A significant decrease in Fasting Serum Glucose (FSG) levels was observed under all B. Saxatilis extract applications in n5-Streptozotocin (n5-STZ) diabetic induced mice by the end of the experiment when compared to control. The most promising treatment was 150 mg/Kg/day as the subjects' FSG levels reached its normal level after 21 days of application. Therefore, due to its anti-hyperglycemic activity, the aerial parts extract of ballota can be considered a promising dietary supplement for type 2 diabetes patients especially those with a "pre-diabetic" state as a diabetes prevention method.
Raghad Mouhamad
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Plant nutrition is one of the determinate factors in fruit production cycles. Foliar fertilizer application is considered a complimentary nutrition method which proofed to be highly efficient under certain conditions. In this research a foliar application of balanced foliar fertilizer N.P.K (20:20:20) +TE with different concentrations (0, 5, 10, and 15 g/l) was conducted on Coscia pear seedlings. Plant vegetative growth traits in addition to certain biochemical characteristics (Roots and leaves dry weight percentages, chlorophyll content, carbohydrates content, and minerals content) were measured. The results showed that plant height, stem diameter, branches length, leaf area, main roots number, root length, root dry weight, leaves dry weight, Chlorophyll, and minerals content were significantly increased by increasing foliar spray concentration from 5 to15 g/l which confirms the importance of foliar spray as an enhancer of plant physiological operations. However, the highest carbohydrate content and carbohydrate/nitrogen (C/N) ratio were observed under A10 (10 g/l) treatment which might refer to the importance of this level of foliar fertilization, specifically in this phase, to accelerate the transition from juvenility to production phase.
Fares Alhaj Alali
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Apple is one of the most popular fruit worldwide with a continuous demand for higher quality apples, especially storable varieties. Nitrogen is one of the most important elements in apple growth and production. Additionally, different nitrogen forms can have different effects on plant growth and fruit qualities. In this research, we investigated the effect of five types of nutrient solutions with different amounts of ammonium nitrogen to total nitrogen on post-harvest physiology of apples for two seasons (2016-2017 and 2017-2018). Apple seedlings of three cultivars (Granny Smith, Gala and Golab Kohans) were grown on a soil-based substrate in a factorial experiment of randomized complete block design. After harvesting, the fruit were stored in 0 ○ C and 90-95% humidity for 45 days for Golab, 90 days for Gala and 160 days for Granny Smith. Fruit traits were evaluated throughout storage period. The results showed that the increase in ammonium nitrate concentration significantly increased fruit weight, fruit dry weight, and titratable acidity. However, this increase in ammonium nitrate reduced firmness and the amount of total soluble solids with an increase in fruit weight loss index during storage. Furthermore, the results illustrated that the best fruit in terms of storability and postharvest performance were attributed to the nutrition solution without ammonium nitrate.
Raghad Mouhamad
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Carbon mineralization is the phenomenon where organic carbon forms are converted to carbon dioxide (CO2) which is then released to the surrounding environment. Many factors can affect carbon mineralization such as drought conditions and organic material compositing stage. This experiment aims to investigate the effect of different manure application levels in addition to different water availability levels on CO2 mineralization in calcareous soil over time. For this purpose, different mixed manure inputs of (0%, 5%, and 10%) were added to airily dried calcareous soil samples and different water availability levels (40%, 50%, and 60%) were applied. CO2 emissions were then monitored during an incubation period of 65 days 30 ±2 ○ C.The results showed that by increasing organic matter input, CO2 fluxes were increased during the incubation period to reach 198.55 mg/100g soil in 10% organic matter treatments after 50 days of incubation. Water availability appeared to have little to no influence over CO2 emissions within the chosen experimental ranges. Furthermore, response surface model contours and fitted means factorial interaction plots of CO2 emissions showed that the added organic matter underwent a severe mineralization activity since the first day of incubation. These results refer to the high carbon mineralization rates in calcareous soils under dry conditions, and the increased CO2 emotions by increasing manure inputs refer to the importance of using more stable composted material rather than higher organic material inputs in this type of soil.
Michael Alabboud
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We are happy to announce DYSONA’s first call for papers in both DYSONA Applied and Life sciences journals. Accepted manuscript will be published by the beginning of 2020.
Why to publish your work with DYSONA now?
-Best works awards: Articles with the best qualities and articles with the widest audience in regards of reading, shares and citations counts will be awarded in regular bases. For more information, contact our office and ask for project PYRACUBE updates.
-Free open access: Both DYSONA journals in life and applied sciences are open access journals. With the current free to publish policy, your work will reach wider audience and gain the real impact it deserves.
-DOI: all published articles via DYSONA platforms will have their special DOI identifiers.
-Best publishing practices: DYSONA journal is committed to maintain the best scientific ethics and publishing standards. Therefore, you can rest assure that your work is in safe hands and your rights will be protected during peer review and after publishing.
-Peer review policy: One of our main interests is to make sure that peer review process is being carried out smoothly. We will do our best to facilitate a rapid high quality peer review procedure.
-Multimedia: Your work will be published mainly on our journals’ platforms. However, works with high impact on community and the related scientific field, will be shared via other social media platforms and our main E-NAMTILA platform to gain wider attention.
-Indexing: The largest obstacle that faces newly established journals is indexing and visibility of the published works. we at DYSONA are doing our best at the mean time to index all our published content. As a start, we are collaborating with J-Gate database and AGRIS (FAO) to transfer our metadata after publication. Furthermore, we are coordinating with other indexing agencies and libraries so your published work have much increased visibility.
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Michael Alabboud
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We are still on the lookout for motivated experienced researchers in all scientific sectors.
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Michael Alabboud
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DYSONA – Life Science is an international open access peer reviewed journal, publishes the latest finding of high quality and interest to the community in the fields of life and biological sciences. The journal currently considers both original scientific researches in different life science criteria which include but not limited to:
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Cell biology
  • Microbiology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Population biology
  • Ecology
  • Medicine and Health
The main scope of DYSONA – Life Science in its first phase will be concentrated on issues of community interest such as:
  • Cancer biology, causes and new methods of treatment
  • Drug discovery, drug design and functionality
  • Bio control and Eco-friendly biological practices
  • Climate change, more understanding to the issue and community duties in climate change conditions
However, the journal first phase plan is not restricted to the previously mentioned points; all submitted manuscripts with significant impact on the community and the works that considerably pushes the frontiers of the related criteria will be considered for publishing.
Michael Alabboud
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DYSONA – Applied Science is an open access peer reviewed scientific journal. The journal adopts a rigorous yet rapid peer review system, compatible with E-NAMTILA’s methodology of fast and high quality scientific publishing. The main interest of DYSONA – Applied Science is to publish the latest works in the fields of applied science which include but not limited to:
  • Agricultural sciences and engineering
  • Electrical engineering and electronics
  • Energy technology
  • Architecture and civil engineering studies
  • Applied environmental sciences
  • Applied chemistry
  • Applied physics
DYSONA – Applied Science main scope and focus in its first phase will be regarding issues of community interest such as:
  • Organic and eco-friendly communities, achieving food safety and security without harming effects on environment and its components, clean energy production handling storage and usage.
  • Future cities, housing, transportation and services in human settlements of the future.
  • Geo-engineering and applied environmental policies.
However, the journal first phase plan is not restricted to the previously mentioned sectors; all submitted manuscripts with significant impact on the community and hold considerable applications and useful results will be considered for publishing
Michael Alabboud
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