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Background. The tomato is the most important horticultural crop in the world, regarding area of cultivation and yield. The main production areas have arid and semi-arid climates, with scarce rainfall, which forces the use of saline water for irrigation - leading...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2983v1
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The nutritional and antinutritional compositions (phytochemical, proximate, mineral, digestibility, functional properties, phytate, tannins and oxalate.) of Delonix regia seed were determined. The results showed that the sample, has high protein content, Ca, Na,...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2764v1
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Background: Food preservation is essential to the growing world population, food economy. Freezing is a commonly used method for food preservation. While extending the life of the product, freezing has detrimental effects. It is causing loss of food weight and...

["Agricultural Science","Biophysics","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2740v1
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Quality disciplines have been widely used for decades in industrial and business fields. It is only in recent times, however, that Quality management and approaches have received proper attention in life science. In particular, the need for Quality standards in...

["Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2637v1
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In the present study, Okara, a soybean by-product from the production of tofu and soymilk, was processed by solid state fermentation (SSF) with Neurospora crassa Mai 1-1, a filamentous and edible fungus which was firstly isolated in our group. The proximate composition,...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2636v1
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Plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) can modify plant growth and increase nutrient uptake. This study focuses on additional applications for PGPB in pre-harvest and post-harvest biotechnology.In this study a Bacillus sp. were exposed to urea, cobalt, and iron...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2611v1
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Histidine is precursor for histamine (4-(2-aminoethyl) imidazole) formation through a process called decarboxylation with the aid of histidine decarboxylase enzyme possessed by particular bacterial species. Since storage temperature is highly influenced the formation...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2360v1
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Cell immobilization is an alternative to microencapsulation for the maintenance of cells in a liquid medium. However, artificial immobilization carriers are expensive and pose a high safety risk. This study aimed to evaluate the potential of okara, a food-grade...

["Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2349v1
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We study the glycosylation processes that convert initially toxic substrates to nutritionally valuable metabolites in the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) seedlings. To estimate the reaction rates we use ordinary differential equations...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Biology","Food Science and Technology","Mathematical Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2077v2
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An 1H NMR-based metabolomic study was used to characterize 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Ningxia that were vinified in the same fermentation technique. The pattern recognition methods of principal component analysis (PCA)...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2332v1
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Background. Names for ”substances” used in food products are rarely precise. The term bamboo (Bambusoideae, Poaceae) comprises over 1600 distinct species of which only few are well established sources for food products on the European market (i.e. bamboo sprouts)....

["Food Science and Technology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2198v1
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The present study aimed to characterize a lactic acid bacterium Pediococcus pentosaceus 4I1, isolated from the intestine of fresh water fish sample Zacco koreanus. Biochemical analysis using the API 50 CHL kit and molecular characterization of 4I1 revealed its...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2121v1
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N-Acetyl-p-Aminophenol (APAP), aka acetaminophen, is the most commonly used over-the counter analgesic and antipyretic medication. However, its overdose leads to both liver and kidney damage. APAP-induced toxicity is considered as one of the primary causes of acute...

["Food Science and Technology","Neuroscience","Toxicology","Pathology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2063v1
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Background: Because of increasing antibiotic resistance, herbal teas are the most popular natural alternatives, which are gaining even more importance. We examined the antimicrobial activities of 31 herbal teas both alone and in combination with antibiotics or...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2029v1
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Background The wide use of pesticides raises concerns on the health risks associated with pesticide exposure. For developing countries, pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits have not been totally monitored. This study aims at providing comparison data on...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Food Science and Technology","Toxicology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1928v1
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