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Fatimah Md Yusoff

Fatimah Md Yusoff
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor · Department of Aquaculture

PhD

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February 1980 - December 2015
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (292)
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Phycoerythrin (PE) is a pink/red-colored pigment found in rhodophytes, cryptophytes, and blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). The interest in PE is emerging from its role in delivering health benefits. Unfortunately, the current cyanobacterial-PE (C-PE) knowledge is still in the infant stage. It is essential to acquire a more comprehensive understandi...
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Drinking water contains emerging contaminants, i.e., endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). However, the extent to which it is publicly viewed as a potential risk that requires attention (public awareness, political obligation, and regulatory efforts) is substantially underrated. Thus, this study investigated drinking water consumption patterns amo...
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Microalgae are an important renewable source of carotenoids and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), with strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hepatoprotective properties. In this study, indigenous microalgal strains from fresh, brackish, and marine waters of Peninsular Malaysia were isolated, purified, and cultured. The potential of microalg...
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine-disrupting compound that causes several toxic effects on human and aquatic organisms. The restriction of BPA in several applications has increased the substituted toxic chemicals such as bisphenol F (BPF) and bisphenol S (BPS). A native tropical freshwater cladoceran, Moina micrura, was used as a bioindic...
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Aquaculture continues to expand swiftly and remains the fastest‐growing food industry worldwide amidst ever‐present threats from chronic stressors and emerging diseases. Nutrition plays a pivotal role in the profitability and viability of the aquaculture industry that steered a paradigm shift to therapeutic nutrition. Carotenoids, also termed tetra...
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Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are gaining worldwide attention because of their toxicity, bioaccumulative and resistance to biological degradation in the environment. PFAS can be categorised into endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and identified as possible carcinogenic agents for the aquatic ecosystem and humans. Despite this, only a...
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Some cyanobacteria species have a high capacity for accumulating phycobiliprotein contents in their cells. However, there is a lack of information on screening tropical freshwater cyanobacteria, particularly phycobiliproteins. In addition, it is unclear which characteristics of cyanobacteria (morphological and/or growth) could affect phycobiliprote...
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Fucoxanthin is one of the light-harvesting pigments in brown microalgae, which is increasingly gaining attention due to its numerous health-promoting properties. Currently, the production of microalgal fucoxanthin is not yet feasible from an economic perspective. However, the cultivation of microalgae at favourable conditions holds great potential...
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The impacts of environmental changes and mangrove disturbance on the gelatinous zooplankton community structure were investigated monthly for one annual cycle at six stations in three estuaries in Matang, Malaysia. Tiram, Tinggi, and Sepetang estuaries were classified based on the Mangrove Quality Index (MQI) to represent the least (MQI 5 = excelle...
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Unlabelled: A consortium of bacteria capable of decomposing oily hydrocarbons was isolated from tarballs on the beaches of Terengganu, Malaysia, and classified as Pseudomonas stutzeri, Cellulosimicrobium cellulans, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas balearica. The Taguchi design was used to optimize the biodegradation of diesel using these ba...
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Feeding trials were conducted to determine the effects of selected fruit wastes on hybrid red tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) and Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides). Seven experimental diets were formulated and produced using fruit wastes from pineapple skin (PS), pineapple crown (PC), jackfruit skin (JS), jackfruit pulp (JP), grated coconut (GC), mixed...
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Inconsistencies in the nutritional values of live food such as Artemia and Moina are well-known issues. The enrichment of live food is necessary to obtain the optimum nutrients needed for the growth, survival, and immune competence of fish and crustaceans' larvae. The enhanced growth and survival of fish and crustaceans' larvae are vital to continu...
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The usage of cladocerans as non-model organisms in ecotoxicological and risk assessment studies has intensified in recent years due to their ecological importance in aquatic ecosystems. The molecular assessment such as gene expression analysis has been introduced in ecotoxicological and risk assessment to link the expression of specific genes to a...
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Jellyfish is an emerging aquaculture species, farmed for Oriental cuisines and nutraceutical ingredients. This study aimed to examine antioxidative and antimicrobial potentials of various fractions of the jellyfish, Acromitus hardenbergi. The bell and oral arms of the jellyfish were sequentially extracted with petroleum ether (PE), dichloromethane...
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In the aquaculture of fish and crustaceans, the indoor culture of M. macrocopa constitutes a requisite to produce a more effective feed for the larviculture of the cultured commercial species. The present study examined the efficiency of different diets on population density, survival, and productivity of M. macrocopa. The cladocerans [Cladocera: c...
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This study aimed to detect the presence of quorum-sensing (QS) signalling molecules and evaluate the in vivo virulence gene expression in shrimp challenged with acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) positive Vibrio isolates. Three types of QS signal molecules, namely N-acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL), Autoinducer-2 (AI-2) and Cholerae autoi...
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Extensive global plastic production has led to microplastic (MP) pollution of marine ecosystems. This study analysed the abundance of MPs in the surface water of tropical coastal and estuarine zones in Malaysia affected by rapid urbanisation and intense human activity. It also estimated the risk posed by MPs to the marine environment. Mean MP abund...
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Biofloc technology has shown positive effects in aquaculture, especially on the growth performance of cultured animals. The aims of this study were to evaluate the effects of adding different probiotic strains in a biofloc system on the growth performance and disease resistance of red hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis spp.). Three different probiotics (L...
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The current research aimed to increase biomass production by manipulating the light intensity between 300 and 2500 μmol m⁻² s⁻¹ into a semi-continuous culture system. The growth productivity, photosynthetic performance, pigments, lipids, and fatty acids compositions of Tetraselmis tetrathele were closely investigated. This microalga could tolerate...
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The rhizostome jellyfishes, Rhopilema hispidum and Lobonemoides robustus, are two of the most abundant and commercially important species in Southeast Asia. However, information on genetic diversity and continuities among local populations remains totally unknown. We explored the genetic structure and population continuities of R. hispidum and L. r...
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Phycobiliproteins are gaining popularity as long-term, high-value natural products which can be alternatives to synthetic products. This study analyzed research trends of phycobiliproteins from 1909 to 2020 using a bibliometric approach based on the Scopus database. The current findings showed that phycobiliprotein is a burgeoning field in terms of...
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Fucoxanthin is a major carotenoid in brown macroalgae and diatoms that possesses a broad spectrum of health benefits. This review evaluated the research trends of the fucoxanthin field from 1928 to June 2021 using the bibliometric method. The present findings unraveled that the fucoxanthin field has grown quickly in recent years with a total of 208...
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Humans are exposed to endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in tap water via drinking water. Currently, most of the analytical methods used to assess a long list of EDCs in drinking water have been made available only for a single group of EDCs and their metabolites, in contrast with other environmental matrices (e.g., surface water, sediments, and...
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The administration of probiotics via live feeds, such as Artemia and rotifers, has gained significant attention. Moreover, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in conventional aquaculture practices in order to prevent or control disease outbreaks has resulted in the occurrence of residues and antimicrobial resistance. Thus, the application of eco-frie...
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The increasing demand for fish produced by aquaculture industries has led to a high demand of live feeds, such as larvae. Further development of culture techniques is important to lower the production costs as well as to maximize the production of natural food for larval rearing. Moina macrocopa is a potential freshwater live feed that can replace...
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This investigation describes the impacts of dietary provisioning with astaxanthin on hemato-biochemistry, non-specific immunity, and disease resistance of the Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer against the virulent Vibrio alginolyticus, with specific reference to dose-response associations and variations over different post-infection periods (0-, 7-,...
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The gregarious hilsa, Tenualosa ilisha, is an anadromous fish predominantly a marine variety migrating from marine environment to estuarine and freshwater environment for spawning, nursing, and feeding purposes. It is the major catchment species particularly in Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar. Presently a major gap in understanding on stock size and...
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Fruit wastes, including the rind, skin, pulp, and seed, contain highly nutritious organic materials; however, they are often discarded without utilization. In countries such as Japan, these compounds have been used as ingredients in fish feed, although economic feasibility assessments are not generally performed. While Asian countries produce appro...
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Contamination of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in tap water is an emerging global issue, and there are abundant influencing factors that have an ambivalent effect on their transportation and fate. Different housing types vary in terms of water distribution system operation and design, water consumption choices, and other hydraulic factors, w...
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Marine biota is one of the important components of an ecosystem, and it has been widely used as a pollution indicator for emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) in the coastal zone. Previous studies divulged the concentration of EOCs in various types of biota matrices at trace level detection. EOCs have been associated with several adverse human heal...
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Microalgae can use either ammonium or nitrate for its growth and vitality. However, at a certain level of concentration, ammonium nitrogen exhibits toxicity which consequently can inhibit microalgae productivity. Therefore, this study is aimed to investigate the tolerance of Tetraselmis tetrathele to high ammonium nitrogen concentrations and its ef...
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The elemental pollution in the intertidal zone of the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia is of concern because this place is an ultimate sink of anthropogenic contaminants. In this study, the elemental concentrations (Al, Fe, Ba, Co, Cu, Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn, As, and Cd) in various tissues (muscle, gill, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and scale) of th...
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The ever-expanding human population puts tremendous pressure on global food security. With climate change threats lowering crop productivity and food nutritional quality, it is important to search for alternative and sustainable food sources. Microalgae are a promising carbon-neutral biomass with fast growth rate and do not compete with terrestrial...
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Significantly high eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and fucoxanthin contents with high production rate were achieved in semi continuous culture of marine diatom. Effects of dilution rate on the production of biomass and high value biocompounds such as EPA and fucoxanthin were evaluated in semi-continuous cultures of Chaetoceros gracilis under high light...
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Microalgae have a diverse application in food, pharmaceutical, beauty, animal feed and bioenergy industry. The demand for high‐quality pure microalgae biomass has steered the large‐scale production of microalgae in the photobioreactor. The usage of light‐emitting diodes (LEDs) as a light source is gaining attention as to conventional fluorescent la...
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Aim : Results : Interpretation : Key words: This study investigates the variations in the fatty acid contents of cobia from Dungun coast, Malaysia with respect to changes in seasons and feeding intensity. Cobia samples were collected from a commercial fish landing center at Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia to analyze the gut content and fatty acid comp...
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Contamination by endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) concerns the security and sustainability of a drinking water supply system and human exposure via water consumption. This study analyzed the selected EDCs in source (river water, n = 10) and supply (tap water, n = 155) points and the associated risks. A total of 14 multiclass EDCs was detected...
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Aim : Methodology : Results : Interpretation : Key Words : In this study, habitat ecology, abundance and diversity indices were combined to characterize spatial distribution and seasonal patterns of larval assemblages at three sites with different levels of disturbance at Matang mangrove ecosystem. Three sampling stations were selected, namely S1-m...
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Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are typical endocrine disruptors found in common pharmaceuticals and personal care products, which are frequently detected in aquatic environments, especially surface water treated for drinking. However, current treatment technologies are inefficient for removing emerging endocrine disruptors, leading to the...
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This review focuses on the potential of Moina sp. as a promising live feed in aquaculture, as well as on low-cost enrichment methods, which can improve nutrition levels available from this live feed species. Since formulated feed for this purpose has not yet been established effectively, the features of live feeds in the performance of marine and f...
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A study was conducted to evaluate planktonic microcrustacean species composition, abundance, and diversity in lakes with different trophic status and to determine the relationship between microcrustacean community structure and lake environmental conditions. This study hypothesized that there are correlations between eutrophication levels and micro...
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The conjugated double bonds in carotenoids confer antioxidant activities but also makes it unstable. The purpose of this study was to preserve the antioxidant activity of fucoxanthin rich fraction extracted from the microalgae, Chaetoceros calcitrans, via microencapsulation. The effect of selected microencapsulation parameters i.e., drying process,...
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A study on seasonal phytoplankton abundance and composition in a mangrove estuary, Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve (MMFR), Malaysia, was carried out to determine the phytoplankton structure in this ecosystem, and to identify potential indicators of environmental changes. Phytoplankton samples were collected bimonthly from June 2010 to April 2011, to...
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Phycobiliproteins, light-harvesting pigments found in cyanobacteria, red algae and cryptomonad are gaining importance in food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. Thus, a sustainable source of phycobiliproteins production is an essential consideration in meeting the increasing demand for these natural pigments. The present work aimed to co...
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In the past decade, shrimp farms, particularly those established in Asia, Mexico and South America suffered from the outbreak of an emergent penaeid shrimp disease known as Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHNPD). The PirA and PirB toxins produced by plasmid pVA1 in Vibrio parahaemolyticus were reported to cause the AHPND pathology. More re...
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Malachite green (MG) is not permitted by the EU and FDA to be used in animals intended for human consumption due to its potential carcinogenesis. However, recent findings have shown residues of MG in fish sold to consumers. Therefore, the presence of MG residues is of concern. In this study, MG and its primary metabolite leucomalachite green (LMG)...
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Background and Aim: Malachite green (MG) is an effective antiparasitic and antifungal chemical for treatment of fish. However, MG is reported to be a potential carcinogen. Yet, it is widely used in aquaculture despite its prohibition for use in food-producing animals by the EU and USFDA. The present study quantified MG residues and evaluated the ox...
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Gonadotropins (GTHs), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH) are the major regulators of gonadal development in fish. This study reported the production of recombinant LH (rLH) in Hemibagrus nemurus. A single-chain rLH from H. nemurus was cloned into pET-32 and expressed in Escherichia coli. A specific band at 45.4 kDa was...
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This study was undertaken to assess the impacts of dietary astaxanthin supplementation on growth performance, feed utilization, survival, and serum growth hormone (GH) availability of Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer, with special reference to dose–response relationships and variations during different feeding phases (short‐term, medium‐term and lon...
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Oil spill introduces hydrocarbons into the marine environment and forms oil slicks, which aggregate with other debris to form tarballs. Tarballs are composed of toxic hydrocarbons, which persist in the environment, causing economic and ecological damages. This work studied the isolation and optimization of diesel-oil biodegradation by an indigenous...
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This study aimed to evaluate the impacts of dietary astaxanthin supplementation on hematology, blood biochemistry and innate immunity of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer, with special reference to dose-response associations and variations over different phases of feeding (short-term, medium-term and long-term). Triplicate groups of fish (n = 30) with...
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Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) first emerged as a new shrimp disease in 2009 that heavily affected shrimp industry leading to global economic losses. The etiological agent was previously identified as Vibrio parahaemolyticus that carries a plasmid containing toxins (PirA and PirB). However, recent researches revealed that, V. parah...
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Interests in microalgal lipids as green and renewable energy sources are piquing as cheap hydrocarbon fossil fuels reach their limit. Lipids from microalgae have important human uses, i.e., energy, food, and pharmaceuticals, depending on its quantity and quality. Genetic engineering is the introduction or suppression of a target gene for the select...
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Microalgae are important natural resources that can provide food, medicine, energy and various bioproducts for nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and aquaculture industries. Their production rates are superior compared to those of terrestrial crops. However, microalgae biomass production on a large scale is still a challenging problem in terms of economi...
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A study was conducted on fish species composition and morphological features of five dominant fish families from the inland waters of Kebbi state, Nigeria between January and December 2017. Three major fishing communities (Argungu, Sabiyel and Yauri) were selected for the study. Fish samples were qualitatively collected from the commercial landings...
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Aquatic organisms are rich in antimicrobial peptides which play key role against pathogens during infections. Cathepsin is one of immune proteases which have been proven with multiple functions including antimicrobial activity, but their role as antimicrobial peptides has not been elucidated so far in aquatic organisms. This study reports the ident...
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Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) are an emerging environmental concern and commonly occur as a mixture of compounds. The EDC mixture can be more toxic than any single compound. The present study analyses EDCs in surface water in the case of an urban tropical river, the Langat River, using the multiresidue analytical method of solid phase extra...