Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology

Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2017

  • Traditional Uses and Sustainable Collection of Ethnobotanicals by Aboriginal Communities of the Achanakmaar Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve of India

    Tarun Kumar Thakur, Yogesh Kumar, Arvind Bijalwan, Manmohan J Dobriyal

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2017
    Pages: 39-49
    Received: 27 February 2017
    Accepted: 9 March 2017
    Published: 16 June 2017
    Abstract: In the due course of study, focus was prearranged on the traditional use of trees, herbs and shrubs (ethnobotanicals) which are little or unknown to modern societies. Through questionnaire and interviews, the present study was attempted to collect the information about the people who still live in traditional world. A total 40 tree species, 94 herb... Show More
  • Effect of Different Sun Drying Surfaces on the Functional Properties and Microbial Loads of Unripe Plantain Flours

    Olorode Omobolanle Omowunmi, Ewuoso Latifat Motunrayo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2017
    Pages: 50-55
    Received: 25 March 2017
    Accepted: 25 April 2017
    Published: 11 August 2017
    Abstract: In order to test the effect of commonly used traditional sun-drying surfaces on some qualities of the product, four traditional sun drying surfaces; wooden, corrugated iron sheet, rock and cement surfaces were used to sundry unripe plantain. The sundried samples were milled to flours. Functional, pasting properties and microbial loads of the result... Show More