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    • Can Bacterial Endophytes Be Used as a Promising Bio-Inoculant for the Mitigation of Salinity Stress in Crop Plants?—A Global Meta-Analysis of the Last Decade (2011–2020) 

      Tufail, Muhammad Aammar; Bejarano, Ana; Shakoor, Awais; Naeem, Asif; Arif, Muhammad Saleem; Dar, Afzal Ahmed; Farooq, Taimoor Hassan; Pertot, Ilaria; Puopolo, Gerardo (MDPI, 2021)
      Soil salinity is a major problem affecting crop production worldwide. Lately, there have been great research efforts in increasing the salt tolerance of plants through the inoculation of plant growth-promoting endophytic ...
    • Can Social Innovation Make a Change in European and Mediterranean Marginalized Areas? Social Innovation Impact Assessment in Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, and Rural Development 

      Ravazzoli, Elisa; Dalla Torre, Cristina; Da Re, Riccardo; Govigli, Valentino Marini; Secco, Laura; Górriz Mifsud, Elena; Pisani, Elena; Barlagne, Carla; Baselice, Antonio; Bengoumi, Mohammed; Dijskhoorn-Dekker, Marijke; Labidi, Arbia; Lopolito, Antonio; Melnykovych, Mariana; Perlik, Manfred; Polman, Nico; Sarkki, Simo; Vassilopoulos, Achilleas; Koundouri, Phoebe; Miller, David; Streifeneder, Thomas; Nijnik, Maria (MDPI, 2021-02-08)
      Social innovation (SI) impacts are long-term changes that affect different dimensions of territorial capital (i.e., economy, society, environment, governance) for the territory in which SI occurs. Yet, systematic empirical ...
    • Can the world afford to ignore biotechnology solutions that address food insecurity? 

      Berman Quintana, Judit; Zhu, Changfu; Pérez Massot, Eduard; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Masip Vilà, Gemma; Banakar, Raviraj; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Bai, Chao; Vamvaka, Evangelia; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Twyman, Richard M.; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2013)
      Genetically engineered (GE) crops can be used as part of a combined strategy to address food insecurity, which is defined as a lack of sustainable access to safe and nutritious food. In this article, we discuss the ...
    • Carbon footprint of cropping systems with grain legumes and cover crops: A case-study in SW France 

      Plaza Bonilla, Daniel; Nogué-Serra, Irene; Raffaillac, Didier; Cantero-Martínez, Carlos; Justes, Éric (Elsevier, 2018-09-12)
      Agriculture contributes to a significant proportion of global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) but can also participate in climate change mitigation. The introduction of legumes in crop rotations reduces the dependence ...
    • Carbon uptake and water use in woodlands and forests in southern Australia during an extreme heat wave event in the “Angry Summer” of 2012/2013 

      van Gorsel, Eva; Wolf, Sebastian; James Cleverly, James; Isaac, Peter; Haverd, Vanessa; Ewenz, Cacilia; Arndt, Stefan K.; Beringer, Jason; Resco de Dios, Víctor; Evans, Bradley; Griebel, Anne; Hutley, Lindsay B.; Keenan, Trevor; Kljun, Natascha; Macfarlane, Craig; Meyer, Wayne; McHugh, Ian; Pendall, Elise; Prober, Suzanne M.; Silberstein, Richard (Copernicus Publications, 2016)
      As a result of climate change warmer temperatures are projected through the 21st century and are already increasing above modelled predictions. Apart from increases in the mean, warm/hot temperature extremes are expected ...
    • Carbon-nitrogen interactions in European forests and semi-natural vegetation – Part 1: Fluxes and budgets of carbon, nitrogen and greenhouse gases from ecosystem monitoring and modelling 

      Flechard, Chris R.; Ibrom, Andreas; Skiba, Ute M.; de Vries, Wim; van Oijen, Marcel; Cameron, David R.; Dise, Nancy B.; Korhonen, Janne F.J.; Buchmann, Nina; Legout, Arnaud; Simpson, David; Sanz, Maria J.; Aubinet, Marc; Loustau, Denis; Montagnani, Leonardo; Neirynck, Johan; Janssens, Ivan A.; Pihlatie, Mari; Kiese, Ralf; Siemens, J.; Francez, André-Jean; Augustin, Jürgen; Varlagin, Andrej; Olejnik, Janusz; Juszczak, Radosław; Aurela, Mika; Berveiller, Daniel; Chojnicki, Bogdan H.; Dämmgen, Ulrich; Delpierre, Nicolas; Djuricic, Vesna; Drewer, Julia; Dufrêne, Eric; Eugster, Werner; Fauvel, Yannick; Fowler, David; Frumau, Arnoud; Granier, André; Gross, Patrick; Hamon, Yannick; Helfter, Carole; Hensen, Arjan; Horváth, László; Kitzler, Barbara; Kruijt, Bart; Kutsch, Werner L.; Lobo-do-Vale, Raquel; Lohila, A.; Longdoz, Bernard; Marek, Michal V.; Matteucci, Giorgio; Mitosinkova, Marta; Moreaux, Virginie; Neftel, Albrecht; Ourcival, Jean-Marc; Pilegaard, K.; Pita, Gabriel; Sanz, Francisco; Schjoerring, Jan K.; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Tang, Y. Sim; Uggerud, Hilde; Urbaniak, Marek; van Dijk, Netty; Vesala, Timo; Vidic, Sonja; Vincke, Caroline; Weidinger, Tamás; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Sophie; Butterbach-Bahl, Klaus; Nemitz, Eiko; Sutton, Mark A. (European Geosciences Union; Copernicus Publications, 2020-03-26)
      The impact of atmospheric reactive nitrogen (Nr) deposition on carbon (C) sequestration in soils and biomass of unfertilized, natural, semi-natural and forest ecosystems has been much debated. Many previous results of this ...
    • Carotenoid-enriched transgenic corn delivers bioavailable carotenoids to poultry and protects them against coccidiosis 

      Nogareda, Carmina; Moreno, José A.; Angulo Asensio, Eduardo; Sandmann, Gerhard; Portero Otín, Manuel; Capell Capell, Teresa; Zhu, Changfu; Christou, Paul (John Wiley & Sons; Wiley-Blackwell, 2015)
      Carotenoids are health-promoting organic molecules that act as antioxidants and essential nutrients. We show that chickens raised on a diet enriched with an engineered corn variety containing very high levels of four key ...
    • Carotenoid-enriched Transgenid Corn in Poultry Nutrition 

      Díaz Gómez, Joana; Moreno Martínez, José Antonio; Angulo Asensio, Eduardo; Sandmann, Gerhard; Portero Otín, Manuel; Capell Capell, Teresa; Zhu, Changfu; Christou, Paul; Nogareda, Carmina (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2015-05-01)
      Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is one of the most important micronutrient deficiencies globally. It is prevalent throughout the world, but it is particularly severe in Africa and South-East Asia. The main underlying cause of ...
    • Cathodic Protection Using Aluminum Metal in Chloride Molten Salts as Thermal Energy Storage Material in Concentrating Solar Power Plants 

      Fernández, Ángel G.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (MDPI, 2020)
      The new generation of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants to be developed presents a great challenge related to the increase in maximum operating temperature since molten salt CSP technologies require alternative salt ...
    • Center cyclicity of a family of quartic polynomial differential system 

      García, I. A. (Isaac A.); Llibre, Jaume; Maza Sabido, Susanna (Springer, 2016-09-01)
      In this paper we study the cyclicity of the centers of the quartic polynomial family written in complex notation as z = i z + z z (A z^2 + B z z + C z^2 ), where A,B,C. We give an upper bound for the cyclicity of any ...
    • Centers and isochronous centers for generalized quintic systems 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (Elsevier, 2015)
      In this paper we classify the centers and the isochronous centers of certain polynomial differential systems in R2 of degree d≥5 odd that in complex notation are ż=(λ+i)z(zz̄)d−52(Az5+Bz4z̄+Cz3z̄2+Dz2z̄3+Ezz̄4+Fz̄5), ...
    • Centers for a class of generalized quintic polynomial differential systems 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (Elsevier, 2014)
      We classify the centers of the polynomial differential systems in R2 of degree d ≥ 5 odd that in complex notation writes as z˙ = iz + (zz¯)d−5/2 (Az5 + Bz4z¯ + Cz3z¯2 + Dz2z¯3 + Ezz¯4 + Fz¯5), where A, B, C, D, E, F ∈ C ...
    • Centers for generalized quintic polynomial differential systems 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium, 2017)
      We classify the centers of polynomial differential systems in $R^2$ of odd degree $d \ge 5$, in complex notation, as $\dot{z} = iz + (z \bar z)^(d-5)/2(A z^5 + B z^4 \bar z + C z^3 \bar z^2 + D z^2 \bar z^3 + E z \bar z^4 ...
    • Centers for the Kukles homogeneous systems with odd degree 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (London Mathematical Society, 2015)
      For the polynomial differential system x˙ = −y, y˙ = x+Qn(x; y), where Qn(x; y) is a homogeneous polynomial of degree n there are the following two conjectures done in 1999. (1) Is it true that the previous system for ...
    • Centers of weight-homogeneous polynomial vector fields on the plane 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (American Mathematical Society, 2017)
      We characterize all centers of a planar weight-homogeneous polynomial vector fields. Moreover we classify all centers of a planar weight-homogeneous polynomial vector fields of degrees $6$ and $7$.
    • Central sleep apnoea is related to the severity and short-term prognosis of acute coronary syndrome 

      Florés, Marina; Batlle Garcia, Jordi de; Sánchez de la Torre, Alicia; Sánchez de la Torre, Manuel; Aldomá, Albina; Worner, Fernando; Galera, Estefanía; Seminario, Asunción; Torres, Gerard; Dalmases, Mireia; Montserrat i Capdevila, Josep; Garmendia, Onintza; Barbé Illa, Ferran (Public Library of Science, 2016)
      Objective To evaluate the relation of central sleep apnoea (CSA) to the severity and short-term prognosis of patients who experience acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods Observational study with cross-sectional and ...
    • Cereal-legume mixtures increase net CO2 uptake in a forage system of the Eastern Pyrenees 

      Ibañez, Mercedes; Altimir, Núria; Ribas Artola, Àngela; Eugster, Werner; Sebastià, Ma. T. (European Geosciences Union; Copernicus Publications, 2020-06-11)
      Forage systems are the major land use, and provide essential resources for animal feeding. Assessing the influence of forage species on net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE) is key to develop management strategies that can help ...
    • Changes in global terrestrial live biomass over the 21st century 

      Xu, Liang; Saatchi, Sassan S.; Yang, Yan; Yifan, Yu; Pongratz, Julia; Bloom, A. Anthony; Bowman, Kevin; Worden, John; Liu, Junjie; Yin, Yi; Domke, Grant; McRoberts, Ronald E.; Woodall, Christopher; Nabuurs, Gert-Jan; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de; Keller, Michael; Harris, Nancy; Maxwell, Sean; Schimel, David (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2021-07)
      Live woody vegetation is the largest reservoir of biomass carbon, with its restoration considered one of the most effective natural climate solutions. However, terrestrial carbon fluxes remain the largest uncertainty in ...
    • Characterization of Concrete Mixes Containing Phase Change Materials 

      Paksoy, Halime; Kardas, G.; Konuklu, Yeliz; Cellat, Kemal; Tezcan, F. (IOP Publishing, 2017)
      Phase change materials (PCM) can be used in passive building applications to achieve near zero energy building goals. For this purpose PCM can be added in building structures and materials in different forms. Direct ...
    • Characterization of granular phase change materials for thermal energy storage applications in fluidized beds 

      Izquierdo Barrientos, M. A.; Sobrino, C.; Almendros Ibáñez, J. A.; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Ellis, N.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2016)
      This work investigates commercially available granular phase change materials (PCMs) with different transition temperatures for the use of thermal-energy storage systems in fluidized beds. The hydrodynamic characteristics ...