Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Bioresources Technology in Sustainable Agriculture
Biological and Biochemical Research

Editors: Mohamad Faiz Foong Abdullah, DPhil
Mohd Tajudin Bin Mohd Ali, PhD
Farida Zuraina M. Yusof, PhD

Bioresources Technology in Sustainable Agriculture

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: February 2018
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771884495
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-315-36596-1
Pages: Approx 285pp w/ inde
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 8 color and 68 b/w illustrations

This book focuses on the recent cutting-edge advances and applications in tropical agriculture and bioresources. It outlines some of the newest advances, basic tools, and the applications of novel approaches to improve agricultural practices and utilization of bioresources for the enhancement of human life. Highlights of this book include a thorough discussion on various aspects of agricultural modernization through technological advances in information technology, efficient utilization of under-exploited natural bioresources, new chemical approaches for the generation of novel biochemicals, and the applications of forensic and genetics approaches for bioresource conservation. The book also walks readers through the latest advancements in the field of agriculture and applied biology, such as the use of radio frequency ID for monitoring agricultural crop and biological applications.

Part 1 of the book discusses the use of modern information technology in agriculture, such as the use of RFID for livestock monitoring and fuzzy logic to predict fruit ripeness. Part 2 focuses on biotechnological exploitation of neglected bioresources, such as lichens and uncommon bacteria, and also highlights the use of modern biological applications in various forensic and conservation biology. Chapters in Part 3 provide new insight into innovative approaches for the synthesis of novel biochemicals.

Bioresources Technology in Sustainable Agriculture: Biological and Biochemical Research covers a wide range of topics, including

  • use of information technology and mathematics in agricultural practices
  • utilization of under-exploited bioresources
  • innovative applications in genetics and forensic biology
  • novel approaches for the synthesis of new biochemicals
Written by highly experienced and innovative minds in each field of study, this book will help professionals and students understand cutting-edge and futuristic areas of agricultural and biological applications, facilitating further research and application of methods into real-world solutions to some of the most burning questions in sustainable agriculture and natural resource utilization.

Part I: Technological Advances for Sustainable Agricultural Practices
1. A Fuzzy Approach in Categorizing Ripeness of Citrus Suhuensis Using Selected Optical Indices
Noor Aishah Khairuzzaman, Hadzli Hashim, Noor Ezan Abdullah, Mohd Suhaimi Sulaiman, Azrie Faris Mohd Azmi, and Ahmad Faiz Mohd Sampian
2. Automated Visible Color Spectrum Model for Recognizing Ripeness of Citrus Suhuensis
Faridatul Aima Ismail, Hadzli Hashim, Nina Korlina Madzhi, Noor Ezan Abdullah, and Nurul Hanani Remeli
3. Effect of Temperature on the Life Performance of Tropical Cladoceran, Ceriodaphnia cornuta from Tasik Elham, Perlis
Roslinda Binti Ismail, Hasnun Nita Binti Ismail, and Tay Chia Chay
4. Semantic Multi-Modality Ontology Image Retrieval with Relevance Feedback for Herbal Medicinal Plant
Mohd Suffian Sulaiman, Sharifalillah Nordin, and Nursuriati Jamil
5. Effects of Diets Containing Effective Microorganisms (EM) on Growth Performance, Worm Burden, Hematological and Biochemical Analysis in Female Goats
Muhammad Anbariq Abdul Razak, Shamsul Bahrin Gulam Ali, Muhammad Zaki Zakaria, and Mohd Asmawi Mohd Tayid
6. RFID Application Development for Livestock Monitoring System
M. H. Ariff and I. Ismail

Part II: Molecular Aspect of Natural Biodiversity
7. PV92, ACE and TPA25 Alu Insertion Polymorphism in Kelantan Malays Subethnic Group
Azzura Abdullah, Wan Nurhayati Wan Hanafi, and Farida Zuraina Mohd Yusof
8. Screening and Isolation of Locally Thermophilic Facultative Anaerobe Bacteria for Biosurfactant Production
Nurul Fatihah, Tengku Elida, T. Z. M., Khalilah, A. K., Wan Siti Atikah, W. O., Sabiha Hanim, S. and Amizon, A.
9. Toxicity Effects of Dimethoate and Chlorpyrifos on Esterase in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
Asysyuura Adytia Patar, Jessey Angat, Wan Rozianoor Mohd Hassan, Farida Zuraina Mohd Yusof, and Nordiana Suhada Mohamad Tahiruddin
10. Preliminary Study of Human Earprints: Method Development on Sampling and Enhancement Technique of Earprint on Non-Porous Surface
Nurulfarhana Zulkifli and Rumiza Abd Rashid
11. Influence of Diclofenac on Development Rates of Forensic Blowfly Chrysomya megacephala
Siti Aisyah Binti Shamsuddin, Nurul Farhana Binti Zulkifli, Farida Zuraina Binti Mohd Yusof, Khairulmazidah Binti Mohamed, and Rumiza Binti Abd Rashid
12. The Effect of Mandibular Angulation on Gonial Angle and Tooth Length Measurement of Dental Panoramic Radiographs
Tong Wah Lim, Budi Aslinie Md Sabri, and Rohana Ahmad

Part III: Renewable Products from Agricultural and Natural Sources
13. Screening of the Best Carbon and Nitrogen Sources for Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a Potential Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and Rhamnolipids Producer
Mazni Mohd Yatim, Tengku Elida Tengku Zainal Mulok, Nik Roslan Nik Abdul Rashid, and Amizon Azizan
14. Survivability Characteristics of Bifidobacterium Spp. Isolates from New Borne Muconium and Breast Fed/Formulated Infant Faeces in Acidic-Simulated Intestinal Conditions
Farzini, Yusha, Rohana, Mat Nor, Khalilah Abdul Khalil
15. Antioxidant and Anti-Bacterial Potential of Lichen Species from Malaysia
Luqman Saidi, Mohd Faiz Foong Abdullah, Kamsani Ngalib, Wan Yunus Wan Ahmad, Mohd Rozi Ahmad, Asmida Ismail, and Muhammad Ismail Abd Kadir

Part IV: Sustainable Synthesis and Production of Advanced Organomaterials
16. Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids: Betulinic Acid Peptides as Bioactive Molecules
Mohd Tajudin Bin Mohd Ali , Habsah Binti Zahari, and Siti Aisyah Binti Aliasak
17. Synthesis of Enantiopure Azido Trimethylsiloxy Cyclohexene Derivatives: A Useful Intermediates for the Synthesis of Tamiflu
Mohd Tajudin Mohd Ali, Siti Aisyah Aliasak, Habsah Zahari, and Syed Abdul Illah Alyahya Syed Abdul Kadir
18. Synthesis of Amino-Based Metal Organic Framework (MOF) in Oxidative Catalysis
Siti Nurhazlin Jaluddin, Karimah Kassim, and Wan Nazihah Wan Ibrahim
19. Conductivity Studies of Schiff Base Ligands Derived from Phenylenediamine Derivatives
Karimah Kassim and Muhamad Faridz Osman

About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Mohamad Faiz Foong Abdullah, DPhil
Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Mohamad Faiz Foong Abdullah, DPhil, is currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. He graduated with a degree in microbiology from the University of Malaya and completed his DPhil in molecular genetics as a Islamic Development Bank Merit Scholar at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Subsequently, he was awarded an international grant from the Wellcome Trust as a visiting research fellow in the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. His responsibilities include teaching, research, and administration. His main area of research is in genetic engineering and cellular biology of the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae and microbiology. He is also a member of the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee under the National Biosafety Board.

Mohd Tajudin Bin Mohd Ali, PhD
Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Mohd Tajudin Bin Mohd Ali, PhD, is a senior lecturer (organic chemistry) at the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Industrial Chemistry from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), followed by Diploma in Education from Maktab Perguruan Raja Melewar, a Master in Science (natural product) from UPM, and PhD (organic synthesis) from the University of Regensburg, Germany. He was the author of the books Simplified Approach to the Mole Concept and Modern Methods in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Waste Management, published by UPENA. He is the author of Perancangan Sintesis Kimia Organik, published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. He also was the author and co-author for more than 20 research papers in the area of organic synthesis, peptide synthesis, and natural product synthesis.

Farida Zuraina M. Yusof, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Farida Zuraina M. Yusof is currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Applied Sciences, at the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. She received her BSc degree in biochemistry from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, where she studied cancer research; her MPhil degree in molecular biology from the Universiti Malaya; and her PhD in medical biotechnology from the Ulster University of Northern Ireland. She has authored and reviewed numerous articles on biology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology. Her research work has been supported by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Innovation of Malaysia. She has taught biochemistry and molecular biology at the university for 18 years and has advised undergraduates and also postgraduates working on biochemical and molecular biology research projects. She is a member of the Malaysian Society for Applied Biology and Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

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