Insights into Biology @ EurekaMag.com
Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) December 13, 2011
The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles in all areas of biological science including biology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, geography, environment and health. Drawing from this pool of scientific disciplines, it publishes articles, reviews and insights on biological topics including those which have recently become popular. Most of these reviews are included in the EurekaMag Keyword Category and in the EurekaMag Keyphrase Category of the online science magazine.
The EurekaMag.com insight into Sweetbreads covers the thymus (throat, gullet, or neck sweetbread) or the pancreas (heart, stomach, or belly sweetbread) especially of the calf and lamb although beef and pork sweetbreads are also eaten. The article covers a market test to measure the effects of promotional and merchandising strategies on food store sales of selected beef and pork variety meats including beef and pork sweetbreads. Another experiment Bulgarian White goats which were fed iso-nitrogenous diets, containing either no added fat or sunflower oil. While dietary sunflower oil did not influence the growth rate, average daily gain, dressing percentage, body component weights, carcass and muscle measurements, and the physicochemical characteristics of the meat, it had a noticeable effect on the deposition and distribution of body fat. While perirenal fat content was not modified, the weights of caul and sweetbread tended to decrease with sunflower-oil enriched diets.
Eurekamag.com presents an insight into the small mammal Honeybadger which is also known as the ratel and is a species of mustelid native to Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The review covers an investigation on the death of honeybees. The researchers studied visual symptoms of diseases and pest infestation, and damage from predators. While no viruses, Bacillus larvae, Malpighamoeba mellificae, sacbrood virus, Varroa jacobsoni and Tropilaelaps clareae were found, Nosema apis, Melissococcus pluton and Acarapis woodi were among the parasites found, and pests included the honeybadger, Mellivora capensis, army ants, Dorylus spp, and wax moths. In a survey of 163 beekeepers and extension workers the replies indicated that honeybadgers affected 40% of their colonies and another study identified parvovirus infection in honeybadger.
The EurekaMag.com insight into the West African butter tree Pentadesma butyracea covers this evergreen tree up to 28 meters in height and with 2.75 meters girth. It commonly grows in forests under swampy conditions between Guinea to West Cameroon, and extending into Gabon. Pentadesma butter (Pentadesma butyracea, sabine, clusiaceae) which is an extract of the kernels of the fruits of the butter tree and similar to shea butter. The study of the fatty acid composition, triacylglycerols, sterols and tocopherols of Pentadesma butter was carried out on seeds collected in ten production areas in Benin. The results show that the composition in fatty acids is characterized by the presence of stearic acid and oleic acid, which represent nearly 96% of the total fatty acids in Pentadesma butter. A comparison of the fat contents of cacao, shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii) and tallow (Pentadesma butyracea) and a comparison of four oilseeds providing cocoa-butter substitutes including shea (Butyrospermum paradoxum), pentadecima (Pentadesma butyraceae), illipe (Shorea spp) and salseed (Shorea robusta). Results showed varying levels of aflatoxin when tested as substrates for its production by two strains of Aspergillus parasiticus.
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