CCAST,WORLD LAB,BEIJING 100080,PEOPLES R CHINA
; CHINA INST ATOM ENERGY,BEIJING 102413,PEOPLES R CHINA
; ACAD SINICA,INST THEORET PHYS,BEIJING 100080,PEOPLES R CHINA
The increase of effective string tension as a result of the hard gluon kinks on a string is investigated using a parametrization form. In this form the effective string tension increasing with energies in hadron-hadron collisions is due to the mini-jet (gluon) production in the collisions. The data of the energy dependence of the strange quark suppression factor in hh collisions are very well reproduced with this mechanism. Meanwhile, the experimental phenomena of approximate energy independence of the strange quark suppression factor in e(+)e(-)-annihilations are discussed. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.