Volume 4 Issue 1

Short Commentary

The phylogenetic history of the seagrass species Posidonia oceanica

Nicola Cantasano

Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile is a marine Angiosperm, within the clade of Monocotyledonous, belonging to the order of Alismatidae. This plant is the most important endemic species of the Mediterranean Sea, protected by European legislation through the Habitat Directive 92/43/UE and classified as Priority Habitat within the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).PDF

Research Article

Prediction of reference evapotranspiration in South Africa using an artificial intelligence approach

Akinola Ikudayisi1 ; Andre Calitz2 ; Mahmoud Nasr3 ; Samuel Abejide1 *

Correct estimation of reference evapotranspiration (ETo) is vital to the sustainability of water resources management practices around the world. A key factor in irrigation scheduling and development. This study adopted a Feed-forward back-propagation Artificial Neural Network (BP-ANN) model to predict ETo from temperature, rainfall, wind speed, relative humidity and determined the effect of different numbers of neurons and hidden layers on the predictive ability of BP-ANN models. PDF

Research Article

Determination of polyphenol contents and developed the production process of guava leaves bagged tea (Psidium guajava L.)

Tran Thi Minh*; Nguyen Ngoc Tanh

Guava tree is also known as pomegranate phantom, scientific name Psidium guajava L., belongs to the Sim family Myrtaceae. Guava is native to tropical America, first described scientifically by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, then popularized and grown throughout tropical Africa and Asia [1]. According to KakuoPrediction of reference evapotranspiration in South Africa using an artificial intelligence approachPDF