STAR Journal Jan-March 2015, Volume 4 and Issue 1

Science

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Evaluation of Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Breeding Lines for Yield and Yield Related Characters in Horo Guduru Wollega Zone, Western Ethiopia

Negash Geleta, Desalegn Negasa and Dereje Teshome ......................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.1

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Genetic Diversity of Local and Introduced Sweet Potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] Collections for Agro-morphology and Physicochemical Attributes in Ethiopia

Wassu Mohammed, Solomon Ali, Beneberu Shimelis and Simret Burga …………………………….............................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.2

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Genetic Variability, Heritability and Genetic Advance for the Phenotypic Traits in Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Populations from Ethiopia

Gadisa Hika, Negash Geleta and Zerihun Jaleta………………………………………………………….............................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.3

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Molecular Characterization of 36 Accessions of Two Genera of Cocoyam (Colocasia [Schott] and Xanthosoma [Schott], Araceae)

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.4

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Soil Characteristics, Microbial Compostion of Plot, Leaf Count and Sprout Studies of Cocoyam (Colocasia [Schott] and Xanthosoma [Schott], Araceae) Collected in Edo State, Southern Nigeria

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.5

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Influence of Organic Manuring on the Post Harvest Soil Quality of Chickpea and Radish Grown After Chickpea

Hiranmai Yadav R .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.6

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Farmers’ Practices and Combinations of Malathion and Neem Seed Powder Management Options on Stored Sorghum and Maize Insect Pests at Bako, West Shoa, Ethiopia

Ahmed Ibrahim ………………………………………………………………………………………………................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.7

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Effects of Malathion Dust and Mexican Tea Powder (Chenopodium ambrosoides) Combinations on the Maize Weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Mostch. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Maize

Ahmed Ibrahim ………………………………………………………………………………………………................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.8

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Studies on the Effect of Wet Castor Leaf Feeding and Feeding Frequencies on Economic Traits of Eri-silkworm, Samia cynthia ricini Boisduval (Saturnidae: Lepidoptera)

Ahmed Ibrahim ……………………………………………………………………………………………….................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.9

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On-farm Phenotypic Characterization of Indigenous Chicken and their Production System in Bench Maji Zone, South Western Ethiopia

Getachew Bekele, Kefelegn Kebede and Negassi Ameha ………………….........................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.10

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Protolitic Equilibria and Stability Constants of Mn (II) and Ni (II) Complexes of 3-formylpyridine Thiosemicarbazone in Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate(SDS)-Water Mixture

Dunkana Negussa Kenie and Satyanarayana A .......................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.11

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Synthesis and Characterization of BaBiO3 Perovskite through Chemical Route

Fanta Legesse , Sreenu K, Senbeto Kena and Kebede Legesse ............................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.12

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Size Induced Structural and Magnetic Properties of Nanostructured Cobalt Ferrites Synthesized by Co-precipitation Technique

Bekam Dengia Nagasa, Raghavender A.T, Kebede Legesse Kabeta, Anjaneyulu T and Melkamu Biyane Regasa…….........................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.13

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Structural and magnetic Properties of Mn, Co, Ni doped ZnO Nanocrystals

Tamirat Tibebu, Raghavender A.T, Kebede Legesse Kabeta, Anjaneyulu T and Melkamu Biyane Regasa………………........................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.14

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Phytochemical Screening and Characterization of Olean-18-ene Type Triterpeniod from the Roots of Lantana camara

Kebede Taye, Kibret Fikadu, Fikre Mammo, Milkyas Endale …………………………………...………................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.15

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Supporting Content

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Radical Scavenging, Antimicrobial and Insecticidal Efficacy of Parmotrema cristiferum and Dirinaria applanata

Prashith Kekuda T.R, Dhanya Ramesh, Dhatri Ramesh, Sunita C. Mesta, Onkarappa R and Vinayaka K.S ………………..........................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.16

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Antimicrobial and Radical Scavenging Efficacy of Leaf and Flower of Aristolochia indica L.

Abhishiktha S. Naik, Saba Siddiqua, Shrunga M.N, Sunitha Kumari L, Prashith Kekuda T.R and Raghavendra H.L ………......................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.17

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Ameliorating Effect of Piperine on NO-cGMP Pathway in Stress Induced Depression

Harshita Jain, Prateek Jain, Bharti Ahirwar and Dheeraj Ahirwar ………...……………………………..................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.18

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Mathematical Modelling of Thermal Degradation Kinetics of Ascorbic Acid in Brassica Carinata

Gebrehana Ashine and Tadele Andargie ……...…………………………………………………………...................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.19

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Isolation, Screening and Identification of Laccase Producing Fungi from Eturnagaram Forest, Warangal District, Telangana, India

Pranitha Vadapally, Krishna Gudikandula and Singara Charya Maringanti …………………………..................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.20

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Effect of Combination of Superdisintegrants on the Dissolution Rate: Meclizine Hydrochloride Fast Dissolving Tablets

Sateesh Kumar Vemula, Biniam Paulos and Selamu Kebamo ………………………………………..................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.21

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Seroprevalence of Rubella Viral Infection in Women of Childbearing Age in Lokoja, Nigeria

Olatunji M. Kolawole, Mustapha M. Suleiman, Olatunde O. Alabi, Jeremiah I. Ogah and Oluwatomi O. Amuda ………...…….....................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.22 

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Perinatal Complications of Twin Deliveries at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia: A Facility-based Cohort Study

Temesgen Tilahun, Fitsum Araya and Gurmesa Tura …………………………………………………...................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.23

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Remote Sensing GIS Based Spatio-temporal Land Use/ Cover Study of Western Ethiopian Highlands –A Case of Jima Arjo District

Muleta Ebissa Feyissa ……………………………………………………………………………………….................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.24

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Socio-economic Factors Affecting Soil Fertility Management Practices in Gindeberet Area, Western Ethiopia

Lechisa Takele, Achalu Chimdi and Alemayehu Abebaw ……………………………………………….................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.25

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Effect of Firewood Energy Consumption of Households on Status of Soil Fertility in Debis Watershed, Ambo District, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Abaynesh Kebede, Achalu Chimdi and Akhila S. Nair ………...………………………………………..................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.26

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Antibacterial and Radical Scavenging Activity of Selected Orchids of Karnataka, India

Rashmi K, Shweta S.D, Sudeshna C.S, Vrushala P.S, Prashith Kekuda T.R and Raghavendra H.L..................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.27

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Technology

 

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An Analytical Study on Evaluating the Performance of Developed Cultivator Mounted Seed Metering Mechanism

Ajay Verma and Ankitesh Shrivastava ……………………………………………………………..……….................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.28

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Design and Analysis of Elliptical Nozzle in AJM Process using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Baranitharan P and Zeelan Basha N …………………………………………..…………………………...................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.29

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Arts

 

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The Current Practices and Problems of School Based Supervision in Primary Schools of Jile Timuga Woreda

Defaru Geremew and Asrat Dagnew ………………………………………………………………………..................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.30 

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Practices and Challenges of EFL Teachers in Monitoring Learners’ Group Performances and Administrating Feedback with Reference to High Schools in Nekemte, Ethiopia

Zeleke Teshome Lucha ……………..……………………………………………………………………….................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.31

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Students’ Perception and Practice of Writing through Peer-led Learning (PLL) at Bahir Dar University

Abiy Yigzaw ………………………………………………………………………………………………….....................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.32

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Fidelity of Peer Mediation and its Role in Improving Students’ Oral English Communication Skills

Betegiorgis Mamo and Abiy Yigzaw... …………………………………….……………………………........................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.33

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Effect of Social Capital on Productivity of Rice Farms in Kwara State, Nigeria

Olubunmi Abayomi Omotesho, Abraham Falola and Adeshola Temitope Oshe ……..........…………................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.34

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Determinants of Improved Rice Varieties Adoption in Fogera District of Ethiopia

Afework Hagos and Lemma Zemedu ……...………………………………………………………………..................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.35 

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Socio-economic and Institutional Factors Limiting Adoption of Wheat Row Planting in Selected Districts of Arsi Zone

Tolesa Alemu ……...……………………………….………………………….................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.36

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Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Haricot Bean Production in Misrak Badawacho Woreda, Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia

Hassen Nurhussen, Adam Bekele and Jema Haji ……...……………………………….………………....................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i1.37 

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