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STAR Journal July-Sep 2014, Volume 3 and Issue 3

Science

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White Mango Scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis, Distribution and Severity Status in East and West Wollega Zones, Western Ethiopia

Temesgen Fita ..................................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.1

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Characterization of Phosphate Solubilizing Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Nodulating Rhizobia Isolated from Acidic Soils of Wollega, Ethiopia

Girmaye Kenasa, Mulissa Jida and Fassil Assefa ………………………………………………………...................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.2

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Effect of Dominant Shade Trees on Coffee Production in Manasibu District, West Oromia, Ethiopia

Likassa Ebisa ……………………………………………………………………………………………….........................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.3

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Ethnobotany and Germplasm Collection of Two Genera of Cocoyam (Colocasia [Schott] and Xanthosoma [Schott], Araceae) in Edo State Nigeria

Osawaru M.E and Ogwu, M.C..………………….………………………………………………….....................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.4

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Forest Carbon Stocks in Lowland Area of Simien Mountains National Park: Implication for Climate Change Mitigation

Tibebu Yelemfrhat Simegn, Teshome Soromessa and Eyale Bayable ………………………………......................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.5

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Assessment on Peri-Urban Dairy Production System and Evaluation of Quality of Cows’ Raw Milk: A Case of Shambu, Fincha and Kombolcha Towns of Horro Guduru Wollega Zone, Ethiopia

Demissu Hundie ....................................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.6

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Effects of Variety and Fermentation Time on the Quality of Rice Wine

Henock Woldemichael Woldemariam, Hilegebreal Alamrewu Aklilu, Hileyesus Regasa Dire and Gebrehana Girma Shikur ……………………………………………………………………………………....................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.7

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Effect of Particle Size on the Structural and Magnetic Properties of Nanocrystalline Zinc Ferrite

Anjaneyulu T, Raghavender A.T, Vijaya Kumar K, Narayana Murthy P and Narendra K …………..........................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.8

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Nanopackaging of Silver using Spice Extract and their Characterization

Atiya Sameen, Syeda Juveriya Fathima, Shylaja Ramlal, Sajeev Kumar and Farhath Khanum .........................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.9

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Antimicrobial Activity of Ramalina conduplicans Vain. (Ramalinaceae)

Yashoda Kambar, Vivek M.N, Manasa M, Prashith Kekuda T.R and Onkarappa R …………………......................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.10

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Effect of Herbal Mycotoxin Binders in Amelioration of Induced Mycotoxicosis in White Leghorn Laying Hens

Swathi A, Jagadeesh S. Sanganal, Shridhar N.B, Rashmi R, Prem Kumar G and Suhasini K ...............................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.11

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Accumulation and Degradation of Thiabendazole Residues in Eggs in Administered Layer Hens

Mahadeva Naika and Farhath Khanum ............................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.12

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Determinants of Risky Sexual Behavior, Relation between HIV Risk Perception and Condom Utilization among Wollega University Students in Nekemte town, Western Ethiopia

Elias Legesse Negeri ..........................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.13

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Tuberculosis-HIV Co-infection Rate among Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients and Associated Risk Factors in Southern Ethiopia

Zerihun Zerdo Zeleke, Tsegaye Tsalla and Tamiru Shibiru …………………………………………….................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.14

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Rate and Predictors of Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among Clients on Antiretroviral Therapy at Tepi Health Center, South-west Ethiopia

Tsion Debito and Serawit Deyno …………………………………...………………………………………................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.15

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Ecology of African Civet (Civettictis civetta) in Arba Minch Forest, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

Dagnachew Mullu and Mundanthra Balakrishnan ……………………….………………………………....................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.16

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Prevalence of Camel Trypanosomosis at Selected Districts of Bale Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Dereje Abera, Tadesse Birhanu and Tajudin Baker ……………………………………………………….............................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.17

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Prevalence of Salmonella on Sheep Carcasses Slaughtered at Adama Municipal Abattoir, South Eastern Ethiopia

Tadesse Birhanu, Sultan Abda and Gebremedin Gebrezgabiher ………...……………………………................................


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Phytochemical Screening, Proximate and Mineral Composition of Sweet Potato Leaves Grown in Tepi Provision, South- west of Ethiopia

Ahmed Awol …………………………………………………….…………………………………………….....................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.19

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Analgesic Activity of Leaf Extract of Oleadioica (Roxb.)

Prashith Kekuda T.R and Raghavendra H.L ………………………………………………………….....................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.20

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Anticaries Activity of Azolla pinnata and Azolla rubra

Prashith Kekuda T.R ………………………………..……………………………………………………….................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.21

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Technology

 

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Investigating the Scaling Properties of Extreme Rainfall Depth Series in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Megersa Tesfaye and Solomon Seyoum Demissie ………………………………………………………............................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.22

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Modeling and Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Systems in Footwear Industry

Temesgen Garoma Abeya and Nahom Mulugeta …………………………………………..……………...............................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.23

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Factory Downtime Minimization through Tracking of Maintenance Information System of Metahara Sugar Factory, Ethiopia

Minale Getachew ……………………………………………………………………………………………..................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.24

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A Word Sense Disambiguation Model for Amharic Words using Semi-Supervised Learning Paradigm

Getahun Wassie, Ramesh Babu P, Solomon Teferra and Million Meshesha ………………………….............................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.25

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Development and Analysis of Dynamic Time Based Pricing Scheme, RTFPP for Residential Demand Response Program

Mohsin Amin, Abdur Rashid and Aitazaz A. Raja ……………..……………………………………..…...............................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.26

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Evaluating Visual Quality of Natural Landscapes to Achieve Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Margoon Waterfall Protected Area, Iran

Ferial Ahmadi, Mohammadreza Bemanian and Mojtaba Ansari ……………………………………….................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.27

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Arts

 

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Inputs and Process Factors Affecting the Quality of Training in Nekemte College of Teachers Education, Ethiopia

Tesfa Chala ... …………………………………………………...…..……...…………………………………..........................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.28

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The effects of Self- efficacy and Motivational Orientations on Academic Achievement of Freshman Science Students

Amare Sahile ……..........………………………………………………………………………....................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.29

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Desirable System Requirements for Employee Performance Evaluation to Establishment of Meritocracy and Continuous Improvement by using TQMPE and AHP Model

Hassan Rangriz and Hooman Pashootanizadeh ……...…………………………………………………...............................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.30

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Morphometric Analysis of Didessa River Catchment in Blue Nile Basin, Western Ethiopia

Tesfaye Muluneh and Wondimu Mamo ……...……………………………….…………………………....................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.31

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The Impact of Soil and Water Conservation Program on the Income and Productivity of Farm Households in Adama District, Ethiopia

Yitayal Abebe and Adam Bekele ……...……………………………….………………………...………......................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.32

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Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Small Holder Maize Growing Farmers of Horo Guduru Wollega Zone, Ethiopia: A Stochastic Frontier Approach

Getachew Magnar Kitila and Bamlak Alamirew Alemu .. ……………...…………………………………....................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v3i3.33

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