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    Editorial Board

    Xinhua Qi
    Professor
    Agro-Environmental Protection Institute
    The Ministry of Agriculture
    China
    qixinhua@nankai.edu.cn
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    Research Interest: Biomass; Agricultural Wastes; Biofuel; Lignocellulose; Value-Added Chemicals

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    Jin Seop Bak
    Research Assistant Professor
    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    Advanced Biomass R&D Center
    Korea
    jsbwvav7@kaist.ac.kr
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    Research Interest: Bioenergy, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Systems Biology, Chemical Engineering, Physical Biology, and Biomimetics.

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    Jiwan Singh
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Environmental Science
    Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
    India
    jiwansingh95@gmail.com
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    Research Interest: Solid waste management; Composting; Vermicomposting; Bioavailability and chemical speciation of heavy metals; Characterization and analysis of solid wastes; Water and waste water treatment; Ecological Engineering; Remediation of soil pollutants; Recovery of heavy metals from solid waste; Phytoremediation; Synthesis and environmental applications of nanomaterials.

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    Oskars Bikovens
    Researcher
    Laboratory of Lignin Chemistry
    Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry
    Latvia
    Bikovens@edi.lv
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    Research Interest: Compost, Composting, Lignin, Polyphenols, Antioxidant

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    Martin Svoboda
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
    Czech Republic
    svobodama@vfu.cz
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: My research interest include noninfectious diseases, metabolism of microelements and welfare in pigs

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    Mehraj Ahmad
    Food Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry
    Mahidol University
    Thailand
    mehraj.ahm@mahidol.ac.th
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    Research Interest: Modified Atmospheric Packaging, Bioactive Food Packaging, Rechargeable Antimicrobial Materials, Biocatalytic Materials, And Non-Fouling Materials.

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    Wawan Sujarwo
    Researcher
    Departement of Sciences
    Roma Tre University
    Italy
    w_sujarwo@yahoo.co.id
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    Research Interest: Ethnobotany, food plants, medicinal plants, nutraceutical plants, home gardens, local knowledge

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    SARR Papa Saliou
    Researcher
    Center for African Area Studies
    Kyoto University
    Japan
    pesseus77@yahoo.fr
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    Research Interest: Soil, Plants, Crop, Soil Science, Agricultural Microbiology, Crop Production, Fertilizers, Plant Biology, Agronomy, Plant Microbe Interactions, Molecular Biology, Inoculation.

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    Jiban Shrestha
    Scientist
    Plant Breeding and Genetics
    Nepal Agricultural Research Council
    Nepal
    jibanshrestha@narc.gov.np
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    Research Interest: Plant breeding, plant genetics, agronomy, plant biotechnology plant physiology, plant biology

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    Vincenzina Fusco
    Food Science, Molecular Biology
    Italian National Research Council
    Italy
    vincenzina.fusco@ispa.cnr.it
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    2005: Ph.D. in Sciences and Technologies of Food Productions, Division of Microbiology,
    Department of Food Science, University of Naples Federico II, Via Università 100, 80055, Portici
    (Naples) Italy. PhD thesis title: “Study of the native microflora during the production of fermented
    foods”, tutor Prof. Salvatore Coppola. For 11 months of this PhD course, Vincenzina Fusco was
    research fellow (granted by the Department of Food Science of the University of Naples Federico II)
    at the Food Science Department of the Cornell University Ithaca, NY (USA), carrying out research
    activities on the Real-time PCR detection of Staphylococcus aureus using an integrated microfluidic
    platform, (as part of a project on Food Safety and Security Research Rapid Methods Development,
    supported by the FDA Grant #06000002499A) under supervision of Prof. Carl A. Batt.

    Permanent position as Researcher at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production - National Research
    Council of Italy (CNR - ISPA) (non-profit public body/governative research organization;
    http://www.ispa.cnr.it), Via Amendola 122/O, Bari, 70126, Italy.

    Research Interest: Development and application of culture- dependent and independent- nucleic acid-based methods to identify, quantitatively detect and type food associated pathogenic bacteria.1

    List of Publications:
    Book chapters.

    Book chapters

    Fusco, V., Abriouel, H., Benomar, N., Kabisch, J., Chieffi, D., Cho, G.-S., Franz, C.M.A.P. 2018.Opportunistic foodborne pathogens.Chapter 10. In: Food safety and preservation: modern biological approaches to improving consumer health.1st Edition.Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu  Alina Maria Holban.Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128149560. pp 269-306.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012814956000010X

    Fusco, V.,Blaiotta G., Becker K. 2018. Staphylococcal food poisoning.Chapter 12.In: Food safety and preservation:modern biological approaches to improving consumer health.1st Edition. Editors:
    Alexandru Grumezescu and Alina Maria Holban. Academic Press.

    ISBN: 9780128149560. pp 353-390.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128149560000123

    Fusco V., Oguntoyinbo F. A., Franz C. M.A.P. 2017. Fermentation to improve food security in Africa
    and Asia. Chapter 12 in: Soft Chemistry and Food Fermentation, Volume 3: Handbook of Food
    Bioengineering. Pages 337–378. Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban. Imprint:

    Academic Press (Elsevier). Paperback ISBN: 9780128114124. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811412-4.00012-6

    Cady C. N., Fusco V.,Maruccio G., Primiceri E.,Batt A.C. 2016. Micro  and nanotechnology based

    approaches to detect pathogenic agents in food. In: Volume 8  "NANOBIOSENSORS  Nanotechnology
    in the Agri-Food Industry. Pages 475–510. Ed. Alex Grumezescu. Academic Press. eBook ISBN:
    9780128043721. Hardcover ISBN: 9780128043011.

    Fusco V. *, Quero G.M. 2012. Nucleic acid-based methods to identify, detect and type pathogenic
    bacteria occurring in milk and dairy products. In: Structure and function of food engineering. InTech.
    Ed. Ayman Amer Eissa. ISBN 978-953-51-0695-1.

    Fusco, V*., 2008. DNA-based biosensors for spoilage bacteria detection. In: Materialy Pomocnicze w
    technologii browarniczej - Auxialiry materials in brewing technology. ISBN: 978-83-60958-11-7.

    Papers on ISI ranked Journals:

    Flynn, K., Villarreal, B.P., Barranco, A., Belc, N., Bjornsdottir, B., Fusco, V., Rainieri, S., Smaradottir, S.E.,
    Smeu, I., Teixeira, P., Jörundsdóttir, H.Ó. (2018). An Introduction to Current Food Safety Needs, Trends in
    Food Science & Technology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.09.012.

    Franz, C.M.A.P., den Besten, H.M.W., Böhnlein, C., Gareis, M., Zwietering, M.H., Fusco, V. (2018).
    Microbial food safety in the 21st century: emerging challenges and foodborne pathogenic bacteria, Trends in Food Science & Technology 81, 155-158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.09.019.

    Faggiano G, Chieffi D, Logrieco AF, Fusco V*. 2018. Effect of refrigeration and probiotic adjunct on
    pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in raw milk for direct human consumption Journal of Food
    Processing and Preservation. 42, e13499. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13499.

    Oguntoyinbo FA, Fusco V, Cho G-S, Kabisch J, Neve H, Bockelmann W, Huch M, Frommherz L,
    Trierweiler B, Becker B, Benomar N, Gálvez A, Abriouel H, Holzapfel WH, Franz C M. A. P. 2016.
    Produce from Africa’s gardens: potential for leafy vegetable and fruit fermentations. Frontiers in
    Microbiology 7:981. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00981.

    Fusco V*, Quero MG, Chieffi D, Franz, MAPC. 2016. Identification of Lactobacillus brevis using a speciesspecific AFLP-derived marker. International Journal of Food Microbiology 232: 90-94.
    Primiceri E, Chiriaco MS, de Feo F, Santovito E, Fusco V, Maruccio G. 2016. A multipurpose biochip for
    food pathogen detection. Analytical Methods 2016: 10.1039/C5AY03295D.

    Fusco V*., den Besten HMW, Logrieco AF, Rodriguez FP, Skandamis PN, Stessl B, and Teixeira P. 2015.
    Food safety aspects on ethnic foods: toxicological and microbial risks. Current Opinion in Food Science. 6:24-32.

    Abriouel H, Lerma LL, del Carmen Casado Munoz, Montoro BP, Kabish J, Pichner R, Cho G-S, Neve H,

    Fusco V, Franz CMAP, Galvez A, Benomar N. 2015. The controversial nature of the Weissella genus:

    technological and functional aspects versus whole genome analysis-based pathogenic potential for their
    application in food and health. Frontiers in microbiology (IF. 4) 6:1197. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01197

    Fusco, V.*, Quero, G.M., Cho, G., Kabisch, J., Meske, D., Neve, H., Bockelmann, W. Franz, C.M., 2015.
    The genus Weissella: taxonomy, ecology and biotechnological potential. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:155.
    doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00155.

    Di Lena, M., Quero, G.M., Santovito, E., Verran, J., De Angelis, M., Fusco, V.*, 2015. A selective medium
    for isolation and accurate enumeration of Lactobacillus casei-group lactobacilli in probiotic milks and dairy
    products. International Dairy Journal, 47: 27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2015.01.018.

    Fusco V.*, Quero G.M. 2014. Culture-dependent and -independent nucleic acid-based methods used in the
    microbial safety assessment of milk and dairy products. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 13 (4): 493–537.

    Quero G.M., Santovito E., Visconti A., Fusco V.*, 2014. Quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes
    in raw milk and soft cheeses: culture-independent versus liquid - and solid - based culture-dependent real
    time PCR approaches. LWT- Food Science and Technology. 58: 11-20.

    Quero M.G., Fusco V.*, Cocconcelli P.S., Owczarek L., Borcakli M., Fontana C., Skapska S., Jasinska U.T.,
    Ozturk T., Morea M., 2014. Microbiological, physico-chemical, nutritional and sensory characterization of
    traditional Matsoni: Selection and use of autochthonous multiple strain cultures to extend its shelf-life. Food Microbiol. 38: 179–191.

    On, S.L.W., Brandt, S.M., Cornelius, A.J., Fusco V., Quero, G.M., Maćkiw, E., Houf, K., Bilbao, A., Díaz,
    A.I., Benejat, L., Megraud, F., Collins-Emerson, J., French, N.P., Gotcheva, V., Angelov, A., Alakomi, H.-
    L., Saarela, M., Paulin, S.M.*. 2013. PCR revisited: a case for revalidation of PCR assays for
    microorganisms using identification of Campylobacter species as an exemplar. Quality Assurance and Safety of crops & foods 5: 49-62.

    Borcakli M., Lucas J., Caputo L., Ozturk T., Baruzi F., Fusco V., Quero G.M., Quintieri L., M. Houghton.
    2013. Effect of UV-C light in the preservation of raw fermented beverages. Ital. J. Food Sci. 25: 213-221.

    Fusco V.*, Riccardi, M., Quero G.M. (2012). Thin agar layer- versus most probable number-PCR to
    enumerate viable and stressed Escherichia coli O157:H7 and application in a traditional raw milk pasta filata cheese. International Journal of Food Microbiology 159: 1–8.

    Fusco V.*, Quero G.M., Stea G., Morea M., Visconti A. (2011). Novel PCR-based identification of
    Weissella confusa using an AFLP-derived marker. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 145, 437-443.

    Fusco V.*, Quero G.M., Morea M., Blaiotta G., Visconti A. 201). Rapid and reliable identification of
    Staphylococcus aureus harbouring the enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) and quantitative detection in raw milk by real time PCR. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 144, 528-537.

    Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., Ercolini, D., Pepe, O., Coppola, S. 2010. Diversity of Staphylococcus strains based on partial kat (catalase) gene sequences and designs of a PCR-RFLP assay for identification and differentiation of coagulase positive species (S. aureus, S. delphini, S. hyicus, S. intermedius, S.
    pseudintermedius, and S. schleiferi subsp. coagulans). Clin. Microbiol. 48: 192-201.

    Aponte, M.*, Fusco, V., Andolfi, R., Coppola, S., 2008. Lactic acid bacteria occurring during manufacture
    and ripening of Provolone del Monaco cheese: Detection by different analytical approaches. International
    Dairy Journal. 18: 403–413.

    Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., Ercolini, D., Aponte, M., Pepe, O., Villani, F., 2008. Diversity of Lactobacillus
    strains based on partial HSP60 gene sequences and design of PCR-RFLP assays for species identification and differentiation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 208–215.

    Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., von Eiff, C., Villani F., Becker, K., 2006. Biotyping of enterotoxigenic
    Staphylococcus aureus by enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) polymorphism and spa-typing analyses. Applied
    and Environmental Microbiology 29: 375-381.

    Lechiancole, T., Blaiotta, G., Messina, D., Fusco, V., Villani F., Salzano, G.*, 2006. Evaluation of intraspecific diversities in Oenococcus oeni through analysis of genomic and expressed DNA. Systematic Applied Microbiology 29: 375-381.

    Coppola, S., Fusco, V., Andolfi, R., Aponte, M., Blaiotta, G., Ercolini, D., Moschetti, G.*, 2006. Evaluating
    microbial diversity during the manufacture of “fior di latte di agerola”, a traditional raw milk cheese of
    Naples area. Journal of Dairy Research 73 (3): 264-272.

    Ercolini, D.*, Fusco, V., Blaiotta, G., Sarghini F., Coppola, S., 2005. Response of Escherichia coli
    O157:H7, Salmonella thyphimurium, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus to the stresses
    occurring in model manufactures of Grana Padano cheese. Journal of Dairy Science 88: 3818-3825.

    Ercolini, D., Fusco, V., Blaiotta, G., Coppola, S.*, 2005. Sequence heterogeneity in the lacSZ operon of
    Streptococcus thermophilus and its use in PCR systems for strain differentiation. Research in Microbiology, 156: 161-172.

    Blaiotta, G., Ercolini, D., Pennacchia, C., Fusco, V., Casaburi, A., Pepe, O., Villani, F.*, 2004. PCR
    detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes in Staphylococcus spp. strains isolated from meat and dairy
    products. Evidence for new variants of seG and seI in S. aureus AB-8802. Journal of Applied Microbiology
    97: 719-730.

    Ercolini, D., Blaiotta, G., Fusco, V., Coppola, S.*, 2004. PCR-based detection of enterotoxigenic
    Staphylococcus aureus in the early stages of raw milk cheese making. Journal of Applied Microbiology 96:
    1090-1096.

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    Jinsong Bao
    Professor
    College of Agriculture and Biotechnology
    Zhejiang University
    China
    jsbao@zju.edu.cn
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    Biography: Jinsong Bao is currently a professor in the Institute of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He received his B.S. (1993) and M.S. (1996) degrees in horticulture from Zhejiang Agricultural University, and his Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Zhejiang University in 1999. His research interests are in molecular genetics of rice quality, more specifically in the areas of starch quality, nutritional quality, genetic mapping, and molecular breeding. His current research projects are 1) new markers for SSIIa gene and their relation to gelatinization temperature, 2) candidate gene mapping for rice quality and yield, and 3) molecular breeding of new rice high in nutraceutical properties and health benefits. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles and three book chapters in these areas, and has received two professional awards for his achievements in the genetic study and molecular improvement of rice quality from Zhejiang Provincial Government. He has awarded the "Young Scientist Research Award" from AACCI, and Zhejiang Young Science and Technology Award from the Zhejiang Association of Science and Technology. He has traveled and worked extensively in Hong Kong and USA. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in mutational genetics, and developmental biology in plants. He is a member of the editorial board of the Cereal Chemistry (SCI), Genes & Genomics (SCI), and Open Journal of Genetics.


    Research Interest: Rice Quality: Genetics & Molecular Breeding



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    Nilesh Nirmal
    Nanotechnology, Green Chemistry, Biochemistry
    The University of Queensland
    Australia
    nirmalnp21@yahoo.co.in
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    Research Interest: Application of plant extract as natural additives to the different food system as well as functional food product development.

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    Rajendran Lingan
    Assistant Professor
    Plant Pathology
    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
    India
    rucklingraja@gmail.com
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    Research Interest: Biotechnological Tools And Methods For Early Detection And Sustainable Management Of Basal Stem Rot Disease In Coconut Plantations Using Microbial Consortia Bacterial Endophytes Mediated Induced Systemic Resistance Against Major Pests And Diseases In Cotton Molecular Characterization Of Plant Pathogens Induced Systemic Resistance Biochemistry Of Plant Defense Mechanisms And Biological Control Of Plant Diseases

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    Pasquale Ferranti
    Professor
    Department of Food Science
    University of Naples Federico II
    Italy
    ferranti@unina.it
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    Research Interest: Food Security,  Environmental Science ,  Waste Management ,  Agricultural Development

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    Elena Bartkiene
    Associate Professor
    Department of Food Safety and Quality
    Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
    Lithuania
    elena.bartkiene@lva.lt
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    Research Interest: Investigation of chemical composition and technological properties of plant products, and evaluation of its influence on nutrition value; creation new analysis methods and new food technologies, developing HPLC methods for phytoestrogens in plant products

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    Citric acid acidification of wheat straw derived biochar for overcoming nutrient deficiency in alkaline calcareous soil (Case of Phosphorus)

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    Published On: August 27, 2022 | Pages: 248 - 252

    Author(s): Adil Mihoub*
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    Cantaloupe -A Food safety concern: Mini-Review

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    Published On: August 25, 2022 | Pages: 244 - 247

    Author(s): Hansel A Mina* and Amanda J Deering
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    A microwave-based system combines drying, extraction and sterilization under low-temperature vacuum conditions

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    Published On: August 24, 2022 | Pages: 238 - 243

    Author(s): Wei Cheng Chen, Chyun Chau Fuh, Chien Yu Lu and Hsun Heng Tsai*
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    Strengthen detection of raw milk somatic cell count - the first step for China milk quality improvement

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    Published On: August 17, 2022 | Pages: 236 - 237

    Author(s): Shidong Zhang*
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    Neurotoxicity caused by lead present in food and environment: A review

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    Published On: August 10, 2022 | Pages: 232 - 235

    Author(s): Elena-Iuliana Flocea* and Cosmin Ghelbere
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    Review on the role of soil and water conservation practices on soil properties improvement in Ethiopia

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    Published On: August 10, 2022 | Pages: 225 - 231

    Author(s): Anteneh Asfaw*
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    Review on comparative genome mapping in crop improvement

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    Published On: August 08, 2022 | Pages: 218 - 224

    Author(s): Zewdu Asrat* and Mastewal Gojjam
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    Influence of intra-row spacing on improved maize variety at Dambi Dollo University Research Site, Western Ethiopia

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    Published On: August 08, 2022 | Pages: 214 - 217

    Author(s): Gemechisa Olana* and Chala Kitila
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    Importance of edible wild plants in world food security: The case of Turkey

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    Published On: August 03, 2022 | Pages: 209 - 213

    Author(s): Sefa Akbulut*
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    Determination of some heavy metals and microbial profile of raw Sugar samples collected from Sudanese Sugar Industries in season 2017 in relation to EU.1998 and ICUMSA,1974 standards

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    Published On: July 26, 2022 | Pages: 202 - 208

    Author(s): AM Babeker*, AR Ahmed, GI Mastafa, AA Abdalla and A Bakur
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