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Volume 35(2): December 2006

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Journal of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology

Cover: “The Malay civet / ‘tangalung’ (Viverra tangalunga) is found throughout Southeast Asia and eats small vertebrates, invertebrates and fruit. They play an important ecological and economic role in controlling small mammal populations and dispersing seeds”. Photograph courtesy of Tetsuo Taguch.

Species composition, monthly abundance and food preferences of structure-infesting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in student housing in USM, Penang, Malaysia
Norasmah, B., Abu Hassan, A., Che Salmah, M.R., Nurita, A.T. and Nuraida, H.
| Abstract & References | Full Text PDF | pp. 1 |

Effect of the refrigeration of coccon on the fecundity of moth and hatchability of eggs of multivoltine mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori Linn.)
Upadhyay, V.B., Singh, R. and Prasad, S.
| Abstract & References | Full Text PDF | pp. 13 |

Effect of host larval stages on development and oviposition behaviour of Apanteles metesae Nixon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of the oil palm bagworm, Metisa plana Walker (Lepidoptera: Psychidae)
Salmah, M., Idris, A.B. and Basri, M.W.
| Abstract & References | Full Text PDF | pp. 21 |

Effects of arsenic and heavy metals pollution on plant species in Mamut River riparian zone, Sabah, Malaysia
Mohamed, F.A., Wickneswari, R., Lee, Y.H., Jamili, N. and Remi, R.
| Abstract & References | Full Text PDF | pp. 29 |

Elevated heavy metal concentrations in surface sediments collected from the drainages of the Sri Serdang industrial area, Malaysia
Yap, C.K., Ismail, A., Pang, B.H., Yeow, K.L., Tan, S.G. and Siraj, S.S.
| Abstract & References | Full Text PDF | pp. 35 |

Toxin profile and relative toxicity of three paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin-producing dinoflagellates from Malaysia
Usup, G., Cheah, M.Y., Ng., B.K., Leaw, C.P. and Ahmad, A.
| Abstract & References | Full Text PDF | pp. 41 |

Effects of nicotine and co-administration of nicotine and vitamin E on testis and sperm quality of adult rats
Mahanem, M.N., Nor-Asmaniza, A.B., Phang, H.T. and Muhammad, H.R.
| Abstract & References | Full Text PDF | pp. 47 |

Effect of defatting and oil addition on the gelatinization properties of wheat, rice and sago flour
Salma, M.Y., Maskat, M.Y. and Wan Aida, W.M
| Abstract & References | Full Text PDF | pp. 53 |

Characterization of chitin deacetylase from fungus Absidia butleri dr
Nadarajah, K., Lau, B.Y.C., Othman, O., Hasidah, M.S. and Wan-Mohtar, W.Y.
| Abstract & References |
Full Text PDF | pp. 59 |

Activity concentrations of 210Po and 210Pb in edible tissue of fish caught at Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Mohamed, C.A.R., Tee, L.T., Zal, U.M., Zaharuddin, A. and Masni, M.A.
| Abstract & References | Full Text PDF | pp. 67 |

Short Communication

Effect of physical and chemical signals towards appressorium formation of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
Priaytno, T.P., Farah-Diba, A.B., Mahadi, N.M. and Murad, A.M.A.
| Full Text PDF | pp. 75 |

Diversity and tree species community in the Krau Wildlife Reserve, Pahang, Malaysia
Nizam M.S., Fakhrul-Hatta, M. and Latiff, A.
| Full Text PDF | pp. 81 |


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