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Iraqi Journal of Science

المجلة العراقية للعلوم

ISSN: 00672904
Publisher: Baghdad University
Faculty: Science
Language: Arabic and English

This journal is Open Access

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The Iraqi journal of science is a quarterly specified scientific journal issued by the Faculty of Science at the University of Baghdad. The members of the Editorial Board representing the Departments of Eight Scientific departments, college of science/ Baghdad University and its related units of research, all are professors, scientists with extensive experience and considerable skills in their field of science, as well as an advisory board in support composed of professors and scientists with great reputation in their field of science from other Colleges, universities, or research institutes. The specialty of publication includes the following fields:

1.Pure and Applied Physics.
2.Mathematical Sciences.
3.Computer Science and Information Technology.
4.Science of chemistry.
5.Bio-Science technologies.
6.Earth Sciences, geo-physics, and remote sensing.
7.Astronomy, Space Sciences, and Remote Sensing Unit.
8.Science and Research of tropical area

The visions, goals, and the mechanisms of the Iraqi Journal of Science is to publish scientific research sober in the areas of Applied and Pure Sciences and instructive Iraqi society, scientific research, scientific interest large to contribute to the development of various disciplines, which provides significant support to researchers in all scientific facilities to continue to support the development plans in Iraq.

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Table of content: 2018 volume:59 issue:3A

Article
Assay of Orphenadrine Citrate in Pharmaceuticals via Extraction-Spectrophotometric Method

Authors: Lazeeza Sattar Omer --- Rasul Jameel Ali
Pages: 1152-1161
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An extraction-spectrophotometric technique has been applied and approved for the estimation of orphenadrine citrate in the presence of paracetamol in a binary synthetic mixture and in combined drugs. The procedure is built on the formation of a soluble red colour orphenadrine citrate – eriochrom black T (EBT) ion pair complex at pH 1.40, while the paractamol not paired. The produced red colour ion-pair complex was extracted with chloroform and showed maximum absorption at 509 nm. For quantitative evaluation Beer’s law applied to plot the absorbance against concentration, the relation was a linear in the concentration range of 0.10-6.00 µg/ mL with the molar absorptivity 4.4025 x104 L / mol. cm. The limit of detection and limit quantification were 0.024 µg/ mL, and 0.100 µg/ mL respectively. The intra-assay precision evaluated in terms of % relative standard deviation (RSD) (< 2%). And accuracy was validated with % recovery (98.8-102.5%). The results showed that orphenadrine citrate could be determined successfully in the combined tablet without interference by paracetamol and other common co-formulated substance.


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Assessing the Effects of Al- Rasheed Electrical Power Plant on the Quality of Tigris River, Southern of Baghdad by Canadian Water Quality Index (CCME WQI)

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This study was conducted to investigate the effects of Al-Rasheed power plant (RPP) effluents at Al-Zafaraniya city on the physical – chemical of the Tigris River by using Canadian Water Quality Index(CCME WQI).Water samples were taken monthly at four positions and 11parameters were analyzed . The results of this study conducted that there was a significant impact of the RPP effluents on increase of water temperature, turbidity and electrical conductivity, and there was an increase in the phosphate concentration and water hardness at station 2 and the model classified water of Tigris river as poor in winter and fair to marginal in rest season for drinking and aquatic life


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The ability of green silver nanoparticles to prevent negative effects of X-ray on some physiological parameters in albino male rats

Authors: Samera H. Abdullah
Pages: 1169-1175
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The present study was used 20 adult male rats that distributed to four groups (each group consist 5 rats); control group that administrated normal saline, rats group that exposure to X ray for two weeks, rats group that exposure to X ray with 50ug of green silver nanoparticles for two weeks, rats group that exposure to X ray with 100ug of green silver nanoparticles for two weeks. The results show high significant increased (P < 0.01) in levels of malonedialdehyied (MDA), and high significant decreased (P < 0.01) in levels glutathione (GSH) and significant increased (P < 0.01) in levels of Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), compared with control group. Histological section of liver sections that prepared from rats group that exposure to X ray show lymphocytes infiltration, thickening wall and congestion of central veins. when used green silver nanoparticles with X ray, the results showed non-significant changes (P < 0.01) in all parameters compared with control group. It was concluded that green silver nanoparticles has been potential role against the negative effects of X ray in adult male rats.


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Genetic variation of IRS1 gene in women with gestational diabetes mellitus in third trimester stage in Iraq

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a growing health concern that usually appears during the second and third trimester stage of pregnancy and is characterized by carbohydrate intolerance of variable severity. The aim of the present study was to scrutinize the relationship between the G972R polymorphism of the insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) gene with GDM in the Iraqi female population. One hundred and twenty of blood samples taken from healthy women (control) and women with gestational diabetes mellitus in 3rd trimester stage of pregnancy, fasting blood glucose (FBG) and HbA1c% measured to diagnose GDM, lipid profile (cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, LDL, and VLDL), insulin concentration, insulin resistance and beta cell function to determine risk factor for GDM, molecular study consist of DNA extraction and RFLP- PCR to study Genetic variation of IRS1gene in women with GDM. The fasting blood glucose mg/dl and HbA1c% level was increased highly significantly (P<0.01) between patient (GDM) and control ( healthy women ) in 3rd trimester stage in addition lipid profile included cholesterol mg/dl, triglyceride mg/dl, LDL mg/dl , VLDL mg/dl insulin concentration and insulin resistance but level of HDL mg/dl and beta cell function were decreased highly significantly (P<0.01) between patient (GDM) and control. Also the frequency of allele T was recorded a highly significantly (P<0.01) in patient (GDM) (0.87%) while in control(0.60%), the frequency of allele C allele significant (P<0.01) in control(0.40%) while (0.13%) in patient (GDM) in third trimester stage in pregnancy in third trimester. The results of this study it can be concluded that the genetic variation of IRS1 gene was associated with gestational diabetes mellitus comparison in control (healthy women) in Iraqi women in third trimester of pregnancy


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Evaluation of Natural Radioactivity in Granite and Marble used as Flooring Materials in Baghdad Province/ Iraq

Authors: Zaid Zeyad --- Yaaroub Faleh Khalf AL-Fatlawy
Pages: 1183-1188
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Twenty four samples of various granites and marble used common as flooring materials were collected from many factories and market in Baghdad Province, Iraq. Natural radioactivity of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K in the samples was measured by using high purity germanium detectors with an efficiency of 40%. The Specific activity concentration in granite samples ranged from 9.20 to 79.64 Bq/kg, 10.50 to 229.40 Bq/kg and 185.30 to 1391.20 Bq/kg for 226Ra, 232Th and 40K, respectively. The estimated of radiological parameters: radium equivalent activity (Req), activity concentration Index (I) and hazard indices (internal (Hin) and External (Hex)) that associated with the radiation hazard in the samples. The results of activity specific concentrations and radiological parameters of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K were compared with the reported data of the worldwide limit of building materials


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The Association of Severe Toxoplasmosis and Some Cytokine Levels in Breast Cancer Patients

Authors: Entsar Jabbar Saheb --- Maha Mustafa Assim
Pages: 1189-1194
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Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic pathogen in which the reactivation of a latent infection can cause death in congenitally infected fetuses, newborns, and immunocompromised patients. This study aimed to determine the seropositivity of toxoplasmosis infection and the possible association with Interleukin-12 (IL-12) and Interleukin-23 (IL-23) cytokines in breast cancer patients. In this study, 190 women were enrolled. All serum samples were tested for T. gondii immunoglobulins (IgG and IgM) antibodies and (IL-12, IL-23) levels using ELISA technique. The result of this study showed that breast cancer patients recorded the highest percentage of toxoplasmosis infection. There were no positivity rates for anti- Toxoplasma IgM in breast cancer patients while the positivity percentage for anti- Toxoplasma IgM among the control group was (7.00%). Furthermore, the seroprevalence of anti- Toxoplasma IgG was the highest in the age group (31- 40) years in patients with breast cancer while the highest mean titer of the IL-12 is restricted to ages (21-30) years in the control groups who are seropositive to anti- Toxoplasma IgG. Although, in patients with breast cancer who are seropositive to anti- Toxoplasma IgG, the highest mean titer of the IL-23 was in ages (21-30) years. Since most immunosuppressive patients are exposed to various possible risk factors including Toxoplasma primary infection or reactivation, so it is important to diagnose and treat toxoplasmosis in breast cancer patients to reduce the consequences of the infection.


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Epidemiological and clinical study of leishmaniasis in Kirkuk city, Iraq

Authors: Hiro M. Obaid --- Hager A. Shareef
Pages: 1195-1204
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leishmaniasis is a disease of global concern, Leishmania types and distribution rates vary from country to another. For visceral leishmaniasis serum samples were examined by the kala-azar dipstick rapid test. Meanwhile smears were taken from lesions, air dried, fixed and Leishman stained then microscopically examined for amstigote stage in cutaneous leishmaniasis. From April 2014 to April 2015, 150 samples for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and 108 serum sample for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) from in and out patients in Pediatric, Azadi Teaching and Kirkuk General Hospitals were examined. The incidence of visceral leishmaniasis was very low (2.7%) comparing to that in cutaneous leishmaniasis (64.6%). No significant differences had appeared between the cutaneous leishmaniasis incidence in male or female. The most age group infected with cutaneous leishmaniasis in both genders was 5 ≤ years old, with rate of 26.1% in male and a rate of 15.8% in female. Significantly high frequency of the patients were presented with only one or two lesions with rate of 39.17, 25.7 % for each type of lesions respectively. The most location that infected with CL was hand (27.7%) and high rate of them being moist type (71.13%). In Kirkuk city CL is more prevalent than VL. High rate of CL is moist type locating in the limbs and face. The infection is more frequent in children than in adult. For CL a smear taken from the lesion is much worthy than a lesion blood sample or re aspirated saline injected to the lesion.


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Investigation of the presence of some virulence factors of the Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates among patients in Basra Governora

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Extensive studies have been conducted on the microbial properties of Streptococcus pneumoniae all over the world ,but there are few studies in Iraq on the most important factors of virulence possessed by S.pneumoniae isolates found in Iraq , 195 of sputum specimens were collected from patients with pneumonia acquired from the community who were clinically diagnosed by specialized doctors depending on symptoms and Radiography of Chest . Eighteen isolates of S.pneumoniae were diagnosed by special traditional methods that used in the phenotypic identification . All isolates 18 (100%) have been given positive results for the optochin test , bile solubility test ,latex agglutination . Genetically , the study of virulence factors was limited to only 11 (61.11%) isolates by using the Polymerase Chain Reaction(PCR) technique, four genes were investigated responsible for virulence factors deemed necessary for S.pneumoniae to colonize and invade the host. The results showed that the isolates of S.pneumoniae in Basra city were fierce ,where the results of PCR amplification showed that the genes CpsA, LytA and Ply were found in all isolates 11 (61.11%) while the Psa gene was present in only 9 (50%) isolates within the current study


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Isolation and identification of Citrobacter freundii from chicken meat samples using cultural and molecular techniques

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Because of Citrobacter freundii medical and economical importance and that there are only little local studies about it, this study aimed to isolate and identify this important bacterial species from others that have a similar biochemical and morphological characteristics. Twenty five chicken meat samples were collected randomly from local markets in Baghdad city during 2017; Citrobacter was isolated from the collected samples using selective and differential media and identified using biochemical tests, the identification was confirmed using Vitek 2 compact and polymerase chain reaction for 16S rRNA and the isolated bacteria identified as C. freundii.


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Incidence of Ciprofloxacin-Resistant of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Iraqi patients

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The resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to ciprofloxacin has complicated the problem of treating staphylococcal associated infections in which MRSA is the causative agent since ciprofloxacin was the drug of choice to treat such infections. Our study investigated the incidence of Ciprofloxacin resistant S. aureus isolates that were also methicillin resistant among Iraqi patients. The obtained bacterial isolates were tested for Ciprofloxacin resistance using agar dilution method and the sequence of gyrA and parC. The results revealed that about 8% of the isolated MRSA strains were Ciprofloxacin resistant and the resistance was due to mutation in gyrA rather than parC.


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Ability of Rhizobium leguminosarum inoculum to improve fava beans (Vicia faba) growth and produce some hydrolytic enzyme

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Biological experiment was performed (with Complete Random Design (CRD)) by using sterile and non-sterile soil, to investigate Rhizobium leguminosarum isolate ability to enhance fava beans (Vicia faba) plant. The experiment includes: control group (C), fertilizer treatment as group 1 (F), and Rhizobium leguminosarum inoculum treatments as group 2 (R). Fava beans seeds were planted in pots filled with 5 Kg soil (sterile and non-sterile), and after seven weeks of germination, length and weight of plant vegetative part and plant root were measured. The ability of Rhizobium leguminosarum isolate to produce hydrolytic enzymes (chitinase, pectinase, protease, and lipase) was studied. The results show that the isolate was able to produce chitinase, pectinase, protease, and lipase enzymes. Furthermore, the addition of Rhizobium leguminosarum inoculum to fava beans plant increased the length and dry weight of plant vegetative part (20.3% and 51.5% respectively) and also increased the length and dry weight of plant root (49.28% and 56.2% respectively) as compared with control group.


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Determination of vasicine alkaloid efficacy as inhibitor to the activity of protease produced by a clinical isolate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Authors: Hiba A. Jasim --- Majid R. Majeed --- Ruaa H. Ali
Pages: 1237-1246
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In the present study, the effect of vasicine alkaloid separated from Adhatoda vasica as an inhibitor agent on the activity of proteases enzyme isolated from Pseudomonas aeruginosa was investigated. forty isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were collected from local hospital in Baghdad and then their ability for producing proteases was screened using quantification and semi- quantitative methods. Pseudomonas aeruginosa P1 was selected as the highest protease producer, which next identified as P. aeruginosa. It was found that the optimum culture conditions for protease production in submerged culture was in the tryptic - soya broth medium at 37° C with pH 8 for 48 hours. In addition, the study involved extraction and partial purification of vacisine alkaloid from crude leaves of Adhatoda vasica by separation and precipitation that was 0.6% of vasicine The results revealed a significant effect of the extracted vasicine on the activity of protease enzyme as its activity was decreased from 15.5U / ml to 1.2 U/ml when treated with vasicine at a concentration of 0.8ml with an inhibitory effect of 92.2%.


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Assessment of Apoptosis in Women Using Oral Contraceptives

Authors: Saad M. Nada --- Abdalgani I.Yahya --- Worood K. Shalish
Pages: 1247-1252
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The aim of the study was the examination of the effect of birth control pills (Yasmin) on women who utilized the pills by measuring the percentage of apoptosis. The investigation was based mainly on the calculation of the apoptosis percentage of blood lymphocytes in women who used the pills for different durations. The results of the presented study was obtained from 25 women handling birth control pills and 15 women who had not used pills. According to the period of contraceptive pills treatment, the samples were classified into two categories: (2-5) years and (6-8) years. Results showed that the percentage of apoptosis in pills handling women (2-5) years were (7.08%) while the results were (12.2%) in women who used birth control pills (6-8) years. In addition, the results values were significantly different (P≤0.05) from those in control, which were (0.18%). Based on the results obtained in this study, it is concluded from that the percentage of apoptosis increase with the prolonged use of Yasmin.

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apoptosis --- Yasmin.


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Annealing effect on the structural and Morphological properties of Organic Semiconductor Alq3:C60 blend Thin Films

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In this work, has been a studied the effect of thermal treatment using different annealing temperatures (373, 423 and 473) K in vacuum on structural and morphological properties of organic semiconductor Alq3:C60 thin films which are prepared by the spin coating on a glass, silicon and porous silicon. These films have been coated on substrates with speed of 2000 rpm. The structure properties of Tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum (III) (Alq3) and fullerene (C60) (100:1) and (100:10) blend as-deposited and treated have been studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) for glass only and morphological properties by Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) for silicon and porous silicon substrates. The results of XRD pattern shows that the structure of (Alq3:C60) as-deposited and annealed thin films are polycrystalline in nature for both mixed weight ratio. The result of AFM measurements show that grain size increase is due to the increases of surface energy at high temperature. Surface roughness increasing and decreased randomly with the temperature can be attributed to the random distributions of the grains and also due to the phase change.


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Integration of Seismic Facies and Seismic Sequence analysis for Depositional Environment Reconstruction of nandy Field, Niger Delta

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An integrated seismic sequence stratigraphy and facies analysis has been carried out with a view to understanding the depositional environment and stratal stacking pattern of Nandy Field of Niger Delta. Well logs and biostratigraphic information were used to identify the lithologies, stratal stacking patterns, stratigraphic surfaces, system tracts and reservoir potentials of the field. Seismic sequence stratigraphy and seismic reflection patterns were used to identify the seismic facies. Facies-related attributes were employed to identify the continuity and amplitude of seismic events. Three seismic facies packages and three reservoir sands were identified. The environments of deposition of the area consist of marginal marine to continental depositional settings predominantly made of shoreface deposits with few channel sands. The depositional model of the area shows that the deposition went down the axis of fluvial depositional system, which transports sediments through channels down to the shelf into the base of the slope down the basin. The seismic reflection patterns in this field are parallel to divergent reflections, high-continuity and high-amplitude facies, low-amplitude facies, low-continuity and variable-amplitude reflections, chaotic reflections and wavy reflection patterns. The seismic stratigraphic analysis of this field revealed the presence of low stand system tract (LST), high stand system tract (HST) and transgressive system tract (TST). Sands 1 and 2 were delineated within high stand systems tract (HST) while sand 3 was within low stand systems tract (LST). The results of this study show that the Nandy Field was of high hydrocarbon potentials and highlight the importance of using seismic reflection parameters (reflection configuration, amplitude, frequency and continuity) in the division and classification of seismic facies.


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Environmental assessment of heavy metals in surface and groundwater at Samarra City, Central Iraq

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Urban Samarra City is characterized by high population density and wide variation in land use, has led to many environmental problems, for this purpose the environmental assessment became an urgent need for surface and ground water at study area. Three water samples from Tigris River and six groundwater samples were collected and analyzed for heavy metals as Fe, Mn, Zn, Cd, Cu, Co ,Pb, Ni, Cr, As, Mo, Hg, Al, Li, Be, Se, V, U, Sr. Most heavy metal concentrations have shown higher level than standards, such as Fe, Mn, Cd, Pb, Ni, Cr, As, Mo, Hg, Al ,Li ,Be, Se, V, that might be due to anthropogenic activities such as agricultural and the heavy use of fertilizers, besides other activities among them industrial . All water samples have higher concentration level of Uranium except (SW1, SW2, SW3, GW1) might be due to military activity. On the other hand all samples were polluted in Co except SW2, GW4, high value of Co may be caused by industrial processes and oil product spills. Physical and chemical properties values which have obtained in this study are pH, EC, TDS, TSS, DO, BOD,COD and turbidity. Water analyses reveal unacceptable values for physical and chemical parameters according to WHO standard and IQS2009 limits for drinking water, BOD, EC have shown high values in all surface and groundwater samples. Whereas, high values of TDS, COD and turbidity only in ground water samples. The water is not drinkable according to Water Quality Index (WQI) all values are above 100 and, in the sequence (GW1>GW5>GW4>GW3>GW6>GW2), the water quality index of surface water (SW3>SW2>SW1). Mixing of the shallow groundwater and Tigris River water show various patterns affected by other factors such as the aquifer recharge and evaporation, especially at the shallowest parts.


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On the Embedding of an Arc Into a Cubic Curves in a Finite Projective Plane of Order Five

Authors: Raad I. K. AL-Humaidi --- Najm A. M. AL-Seraji
Pages: 1285-1300
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The main aims of this research is to find the stabilizer groups of a cubic curves over a finite field of order 5, studying the properties of their groups and then constructing the arcs of degree 2 which are embedding in a cubic curves of even size which are considering as the arcs of degree 3. Also drawing all these arcs.


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A new approximate solution for the Telegraph equation of space-fractional order derivative by using Sumudu method

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In this work, we are concerned with how to find an explicit approximate solution (AS) for the telegraph equation of space-fractional order (TESFO) using Sumudu transform method (STM). In this method, the space-fractional order derivatives are defined in the Caputo idea. The Sumudu method (SM) is established to be reliable and accurate. Three examples are discussed to check the applicability and the simplicity of this method. Finally, the Numerical results are tabulated and displayed graphically whenever possible to make comparisons between the AS and exact solution (ES).


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Steganography Technique using Genetic Algorithm

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Steganography is a useful technique that helps in securing data in communication using different data carriers like audio, video, image and text. The most popular type of steganography is image steganography. It mostly uses least significant bit (LSB) technique to hide the data but the probability of detecting the hidden data using this technique is high. RGB is a color model which uses LSB to hide the data in three color channels, where each pixel is represented by three bytes to indicate the intensity of red, green and blue in that pixel. In this paper, steganography based RGB image is proposed which depends on genetic algorithm (GA). GA is used to generate random key that represents the best ordering of secret (image/text) blocks to be hiding in the cover image. Experimental results, obtained from different experimental tests, show that our proposed system proves to be more efficient than another steganography technique presented in literature and in comparison with the original cover image in terms of fidelity criteria and degradation quality of the stego_image


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Cuneiform Tablets Image Preprocessing Proposed Algorithms Techniques for Pattern Recognition

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Cuneiform symbols recognition represents a complicated task in pattern recognition and image analysis as a result of problems that related to cuneiform symbols like distortion and unwanted objects that associated with applying Binrizetion process like spots and writing lines. This paper aims to present new proposed algorithms to solve these problems for reaching uniform results about cuneiform symbols recognition that related to (select appropriate Binerized method, erased writing lines and spots) based on statistical Skewness measure, image morphology and distance transform concepts. The experiment results show that our proposed algorithms have excellent result and can be adopted as a preprocessing technique.

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