This book focuses on 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 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.
Table of Contents
Part I: Technological Advances for Sustainable Agricultural Practices. A Fuzzy Approach in Categorizing Ripeness of Citrus Suhuensis Using Selected Optical Indices. Automated Visible Color Spectrum Model for Recognizing Ripeness of Citrus Suhuensis. Effect of Temperature on the Life Performance of Tropical Cladoceran, Ceriodaphnia cornuta from Tasik Elham, Perlis. Semantic Multi-Modality Ontology Image Retrieval with Relevance Feedback for Herbal Medicinal Plant. Effects of Diets Containing Effective Microorganisms (EM) on Growth Performance, Worm Burden, Hematological and Biochemical Analysis in Female Goats. RFID Application Development for Livestock Monitoring System. Part II: Molecular Aspect of Natural Biodiversity. PV92, ACE and TPA25 Alu Insertion Polymorphism in Kelantan Malays Subethnic Group. Screening and Isolation of Locally Thermophilic Facultative Anaerobe Bacteria for Biosurfactant Production. Toxicity Effects of Dimethoate and Chlorpyrifos on Esterase in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Preliminary Study of Human Earprints: Method Development on Sampling and Enhancement Technique of Earprint on Non-Porous Surface. Influence of Diclofenac on Development Rates of Forensic Blowfly Chrysomya megacephala. The Effect of Mandibular Angulation on Gonial Angle and Tooth Length Measurement of Dental Panoramic Radiographs. Part III: Renewable Products from Agricultural and Natural Sources. Screening of the Best Carbon and Nitrogen Sources for Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a Potential Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and Rhamnolipids Producer. Survivability Characteristics of Bifidobacterium Spp. Isolates from New Borne Muconium and Breast Fed/Formulated Infant Faeces in Acidic-Simulated Intestinal Conditions. Antioxidant and Anti-Bacterial Potential of Lichen Species from Malaysia. Part IV: Sustainable Synthesis and Production of Advanced Organomaterials. Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids: Betulinic Acid Peptides as Bioactive Molecules. Synthesis of Enantiopure Azido Trimethylsiloxy Cyclohexene Derivatives: A Useful Intermediates for the Synthesis of Tamiflu. Synthesis of Amino-Based Metal Organic Framework (MOF) in Oxidative Catalysis. Conductivity Studies of Schiff Base Ligands Derived from Phenylenediamine Derivatives.