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Monika Fida, Suela Kellici, Mehmet Hoxha and Etleva Qirko

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Susmita Patnaik, Kadambini Rout, Sasmita Pal, Partha Mukherjee, Prasanna Panda and Satyabrata Sahoo

Effect of Botanicals on Infestation Intensity of Aceria Guererronis Keifer in Coconut

The withdrawal of chemical pesticides opens up a new perspective to control pests through botanical extracts. The essential oils derived from various medicinal and aromatic plants proved to have antifungal, antibacterial and insecticidal properties. The present study is directed towards management of a dreaded pest of coconut i.e. eriophyid mite through exploitation of those properties of the plants. The efficacy of a botanical biocide formulated by using seven different aromatic and medicinal herbs against the infestation intensity of eriophyid mite was tested in the experiment at five different coconut farms in different coconut growing states of India. Four application of the formulated product resulted up to 72.17% damage reduction.

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P. Hovorková, E. Skřivanová, E. Kudrnová and M. Marounek

* Supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, Project No. MZeRO0714, and by the Internal Grant Agency of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CIGA), Project No. 20142014. REFERENCES Batz MB, Hoffmann S, Morris Jr. JG (2011): Ranking the risks: the 10 pathogen-food combinations with the greatest burden on public health. Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville. Desbois AP, Smith VJ (2010): Antibacterial free fatty acids: activities, mechanisms of action and biotechnological potential. Applied

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M. Suchea, I.V. Tudose, N. Vrînceanu, B. Istrate, C. Munteanu and E. Koudoumas

-dependent growth of zinc oxide nanorods. J. Cryst. Growth 2009 , 311 (8) 2549-2554. 8. Baruah, Sunandan; Rahman, Faizur Rafique; Joydeep, Dutta Visible light photocatalysis by tailoring crystal defects in zinc oxide nanostructures. Nano 2008 , 3 (5), 399-407. 9. Perelshtein, I.; Applerot, G.; Perkas, N.; Wehrschetz-Sigl, E.; Hasmann, A.; Guebitz, G. M.; Gedanken, A. Antibacterial Properties of an In Situ Generated and Simultaneously Deposited Nanocrystalline ZnO on Fabrics. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2008 , 1 (2), 361-366. 10

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M. Zalewska and M. Szafran

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The main purpose of this study was to perform ceramic composite materials with active filter layers which could be applied in the process of elimination viruses imitating particles from water. In this study, the method of obtaining the active layer on the surface of the ceramic porous materials was developed and simulation of the filtration process using polymer dispersion characterized by similar size of particles to the size of viruses and negative charge at the pH of drinking water as it is in the case of viruses was carried out. In order to obtain ceramic composite materials, two types of zinc oxide were used. Application of ZnO is also beneficial because of their low toxicity to human and antibacterial properties.

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Teimur Najibzadeh and Mohammad Hossein Yadegary

, Khan ZU. Semi-nested PCR for diagnosis of candidemia: comparison with culture, antigen detection, and biochemical methods for species identification. J Clin Microbiol 2002; 40(7):2483-2489. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.40.7.2483-2489.2002 12. Ghasemi Dehkordi N. Iranian Herbal Pharmacopoeia (IHP). Min Health Pub 2002; 2:749-753. 13. Abdollahi M, Salehnia A, Mortazavi SH, Ebrahimi M, Shafiee A, Fouladian F, et al. Antioxidant, antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, reproduction stimulatory properties and safety of essential oil of Satureja khuzestanica

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Pratima Acharya Adhikari and Woo Kyun Kim

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Zoran Golušin, Marina Jovanović, Biljana Jeremić and Siniša Jolić

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Application of different kinds of mineral waters and peloids on the skin exerts mechanical, thermal and chemical effects. Significant reduction of inflammation and increased differentiation of keratinocytes may explain why balneotherapy has positive clinical effects in psoriatic patients. In vitro models have shown that thermal water stimulates interleukin-2 production after cell stimulation by staphylococcal enterotoxin B, and reduces interleukin-4 secretion. After balneotherapy, a significant decrease in Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI), associated with a significant reduction of interleukin-8, Staphylococcus aureus colonization and enterotoxin N, have been reported in patients with psoriasis. Mineral water was found to have inhibitory in vitro effects on substance P, TNF-α release and antigen-induced cell degranulation. Immunomodulatory effects of water depend on its content. Sulfur waters have beneficial anti-inflammatory, keratolytic, and antipruriginous effects and also possess antibacterial and antifungal properties. The effectiveness of balneotherapy in the treatment of psoriasis has been reported in many studies conducted all over the world. The majority of studies were conducted at the Dead Sea coast. Investigations showed that balneotherapy factors are important therapeutic factors in the treatment of psoriatic patients. The first and only comparable study of this kind in Serbia, was conducted in Prolom Spa with satisfactory therapeutic results.

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Bożena Muszyńska, Katarzyna Kała, Jacek Rojowski, Agata Grzywacz and Włodzimierz Opoka

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Wael M. Hananeh, Zuhair Bani Ismail, Musa A. Alshehabat and Ja’afar Ali

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