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In vitro growth-inhibitory effect of plant-derived extracts and compounds against Paenibacillus larvae and their acute oral toxicity to adult honey bees.
This study leads to identification of highly potent natural products effective against AFB in vitro with very low MICs compared to those reported in literature, low toxicity to adult honey bees and commercial availability suggesting them as perspective, low cost and consumer-acceptable agents for control of AFB. Expand
Allelopathic activity of different plant parts of Peganum harmala L. and identification of their growth inhibitors substances
The results suggest that P. harmala might be used as a natural herbicide for weed control and consequently reduce dependence on synthetic herbicides. Expand
Ethnobotanical knowledge and agrobiodiversity in subsistence farming: case study of home gardens in Phong My commune, central Vietnam
It is concluded that useful plants cultivated in local home gardens provide valuable foods complementing daily diet and subsequently contributing to socioeconomic status of the households, possibly due to market-oriented strategy. Expand
Variation in Honey Bee Gut Microbial Diversity Affected by Ontogenetic Stage, Age and Geographic Location
It is found that bacterial counts do not show only yearly cycles within a colony, but vary on the individual level, and redundancy analysis conducted using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis identified bacterial species that were characteristic of each developmental stage. Expand
Bifidobacterium actinocoloniiforme sp. nov. and Bifidobacterium bohemicum sp. nov., from the bumblebee digestive tract.
Results indicate that the isolates of the two groups belong to novel species within the genus Bifidobacterium, as proposed by phylogenetic and phenotypic analyses and analysis of 16S rRNA and partial hsp60 gene sequences. Expand
Bifidobacterium bombi sp. nov., from the bumblebee digestive tract.
The results presented support the proposal of a novel species to accommodate strain BluCI/TPT, with the name Bifidobacterium bombi sp. Expand
Reclassification of Eubacterium rectale (Hauduroy et al. 1937) Prévot 1938 in a new genus Agathobacter gen. nov. as Agathobacter rectalis comb. nov., and description of Agathobacter ruminis sp. nov.,
Three strains of a butyrate-producing bacterium were isolated from the rumen contents of grazing sheep and cows and considered to represent a novel species of a new genus of the family Lachnospiraceae, for which the name Agathobacter ruminis gen. nov., comb nov. is proposed. Expand
Chemical composition of essential oil from the seeds of Nigella arvensis L. and assessment of its actimicrobial activity
The essential oil from Nigella arvensis L. was obtained by hydrodistillation, yielding 0.42% of oil on dry weight basis. The GC and GC-MS analyses showed the presence of 69 components, predominantlyExpand
In vitro Inhibitory Activity of Essential Oil Vapors against Ascosphaera apis
The greatest antifungal action was observed for EO vapors from Armoracia rusticana, followed by Thymus vulgaris, Cymbopogon flexosus, Origanum vulgare and Allium sativum, which revealed that the most active EOs contained allyl isothiocyanate, citral, carvacrol and diallyl sulfides as the main constituents. Expand
Design and performance evaluation of a Double-pass solar drier for drying of red chilli (Capsicum annum L.)
Performances of a new designed Double-pass solar drier (DPSD) were compared with those of a typical cabinet drier(CD) and a traditional open-air sun drying for drying of red chilli in centralExpand