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Diversity and functional attributes of microorganisms from stockpiled soils of coal mines in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
(North-West University, 2018)
Coal mining in South Africa is renowned for large-scale removal of topsoil and subsoil through opencast mining. Such processes lead to an enormous amount of land degradation, and thus limit the land when mining operation ...
Reduction of post-harvest losses in tomato using fungal bio-preservative for smallholder farmers
(North-West University (South Africa). Potchefstroom Campus, 2019-05)
Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are among the important fruits that are widely grown globally. However, they are susceptible to spoilage by fungi due to their high water content and soft endocarp. This spoilage leads to ...
Bacteroides species as indicators of faecal pollution in environmental water sources : a literature review
(North-West University (South Africa), 2019)
Faecal pollution of water has long been an issue of great concern due to the potential health risks associated with faeces. A lack of understanding the implications of sewage contamination in water combined with inadequate ...
Multi-species assessment of South African coal mine reclamation soils for ecosystem recovery
(North-West University (South Africa)North-West University, 2020)
At present, there is no comprehensive soil quality assessment practice for the coal mining industry in South Africa. Studies have shown that belowground soil biota are crucial to soil ecosystem functioning and are sensitive ...