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What would potential future opinion leaders like to know? An explorative study on the perceptions of four wood-based innovations

of future consequences (CFC) ( Strathman et al., 1994 ) before participating in the focus group. The CFS is a survey instrument to assess the extent to which people emphasize short-term or long-term consequences of their behavior. A high score (max. 50) indicates a focus on the future implications of a behavior, whereas a low score (min. 10) indicates a focus on current needs and concerns ( Strathman et al., 1994 ). Furthermore, the questionnaire contained a module on socio-demographic features to characterize the sample. In total, four focus group discussions

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A Technology Acceptance Model of common bean growers’ intention to adopt Integrated Production in the Brazilian Central Region

usage had a positive effect on intention to use IP. However, the model scored quite modestly in terms of significance level of the relationships among perceived usefulness of IP on growers’ intention to adopt IP. This shows that our modification of Davis model should be rethought due to the relatively weakness of the findings. All in all, the main criticism on our model relies around the variable that Davis first labelled as perceived ease of use (PEOU). The expected positive effect of PEOU on PU of IP (H4: PEOU → PU) was not significant. Our findings confirm

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Economic values for a total merit index of dairy goats in Austria

slaughter weight of approximately 10 kg (e.g., Ringdorfer et al., 2002 ) was considered. For deriving economic values for daily gain, the parameters of the Gompertz curve ( Fitzhugh, 1976 ) were changed in order to shorten the fattening period. As neither dressing percentage nor grading scores are relevant in kids, the average values for these traits ( Table 2 , Table 4 ) were assumed for the reference and all alternative scenarios. 3 Results and Discussion The marginal utilities, genetic standard deviations (s a ), and the economic values per genetic standard

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Nutritional properties of various oat and naked oat cultivars

lysine, which is the limiting amino acid in most cereal proteins ( Klose and Arendt, 2012 ). As a result, oat protein has a higher biological value than other, more prolamin-rich cereals, with a Limiting Amino Acid Score (LAA) of 49.8 for wheat flour and 66.9 for oat flour ( Suarez Lopez et al., 2006 ). Whether oat is suitable for consumption by patients suffering from celiac disease is still a subject of debate. While several studies showed no harmful effects of including oat in the diet of celiac patients ( Janatuinen et al., 2002 ; Tapsas et al., 2014 ; Lionetti

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Molecular typing of bacteria for epidemiological surveillance and outbreak investigation / Molekulare Typisierung von Bakterien für die epidemiologische Überwachung und Ausbruchsabklärung

band pattern or AFLP profile comparable to bar codes used for product identification in commerce. Here it determines a genetic fingerprint. For subsequent data analysis, the resulting AFLP profile is finally converted into a binary presence or absence (+/− or 1/0) code, a process known as “scoring” ( Kück et al., 2012 ). The bin code obtained is specific for a species and represents the basis for determining the relatedness of strains ( Figure 4 ). AFLP has been very useful for taxonomic studies because it clearly classifies bacteria belonging to the same genomic

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Editorial 2018: The Croatian Journal of Fisheries: Ribarstvo 80th Anniversary

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The Croatian Journal of Fisheries (Croat J Fish) was launched 80 years ago, in 1938, as Ribarstvo, so the current issue of Croat J Fish celebrates this significant event. Since 1992, the Journal was issued quarterly on a regular basis under the name Ribarstvo. However, in 2012 the Journal changed its name to Croatian Journal of Fisheries: Ribarstvo to attract more international audiences. The scope of the Journal has not changed much during its development and has mainly focused on ichthyology, aquaculture, ecology, fish pathology, marine and inland waters and other issues related to fisheries. Nowadays, the Journal tends to be a highquality open-access scientific journal, visible online, of interest to a wide scientific community. Expanding the number of international associate editors also indicates this process. In the segment of publishing strategies, more effort is needed to increase citation activity of the Journal. The Editorial 2018 also provides information on the articles published and the list of reviewers who participated in the review process in 2017.

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An Inulin-Enriched Soy Drink and Its Lowering Effect on Oxidized Low Density Lipoproteins in Healthy Volunteers

health. Food Sci. Hum. Wellness, 2012, 1, 26–60. 21. Schaafsma G.J., The protein digestibility–corrected amino acid score. J. Nutr., 2000, 130, 1865–1867. 22. Stoyanova S., Geuns J., Hideg E., Van Den Ende W., The food additives inulin and stevioside counteract oxidative stress. Int. J. Food Sci. Nutr., 2011, 62, 207–214. 23. Thorp A.A., Howe P.R., Mori T.A., Coates A.M., Buckley J.D., Hodgson J., Mansour J., Meyer B.J., Soy food consumption does not lower LDL cholesterol in either equol or nonequol producers. Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 2008, 88, 298

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Correlates of rural development: A case study of Sadar development block of Pratapgarh District in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rural development aims at improving the quality of life of rural people, and in the process infrastructure variables play a crucial role. India is the second most populous country in the world and the majority of its population lives in rural areas. Rural development has been India’s prime concern ever since the time of independence, and several strategies and plans were implemented from time to time to achieve a better level of development. However, neither top-down, nor bottom-up strategies of development could bring the desired changes. This article attempts to identify some correlates of rural development and tries to understand why the desired level and pattern of development could not be achieved even after seven decades of the planning process. The study analyses the case of ‘Sadar’ development block of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh. The analysis of 10 selected variables reveals that there is a vast disparity in the level of development in the study area. However, the study shows that lack of basic education, health and credit facilities is the cause of this disparity and poor level of development. In view of the findings the author suggests that a ‘local resource-oriented development strategy’ should be adopted to ensure the holistic development of the rural areas.

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Common Diagnostic Test Results Over the Years

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In this article, common test results over the years 2000 – 2016 are analysed. The test questions for new entrants were based on secondary school mathematics. The students took the test in the first lesson of the higher mathematics course. The test results were analysed by years, by tasks and by specialities, and their differences were found. The test results’ dependence on state-exams score was studied and other types of dependence were looked at.

It was found that the test score has a strong correlation with a state-exam but with high school mathematics mark and with later higher mathematics course marks has very weak correlation. During these 16 years, the questions that have been the most difficult for students have not changed. The highest test scores were found among students who had chosen the most popular specialities (with the highest competition).

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Fat reserves and body mass in some passerines migrating in autumn through the southern Baltic coast

Fat reserves and body mass in some passerines migrating in autumn through the southern Baltic coast

The aim of the present paper is to serve with a huge data set on the fat and body mass of birds that have been caught during the field work of the Operation Baltic since 1983 (earlier data are still not available in a digitalised form). There are given fat score valuations of 38 species and correction factors for the body mass standardisation. Some comments on observed fat scores in species of different migratory habits are added. They should encourage students to continue the research process on a wider scale.

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