Michelle Soo

Michelle Soo
UCSI University | ucsi · Faculty of Applied Sciences

PhD (Fish Parasitology and Molecular Biology)

About

42
Publications
1,931
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
91
Citations
Citations since 2016
36 Research Items
68 Citations
2016201720182019202020212022051015202530
2016201720182019202020212022051015202530
2016201720182019202020212022051015202530
2016201720182019202020212022051015202530
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - January 2016
University of Malaya
Position
  • Research Assistant
July 2012 - August 2014
University of Malaya
Position
  • Tutor

Publications

Publications (42)
Article
Full-text available
Background. Anchors are one of the important attachment appendages for monogenean parasites. Common descent and evolutionary processes have left their mark on anchor morphometry, in the form of patterns of shape and size variation useful for systematic and evolutionary studies. When combined with morphological and molecular data, analysis of anchor...
Article
Full-text available
Eight new species of Ligophorus Euzet & Suriano, 1977 are described from Liza subviridis Valenciennes and Valamugil buchanani Bleeker off Carey Island and off Langkawi Island, Peninsular Malaysia. They are Ligophorus navjotsodhii, new species, L. chelatus, new species, L. funnelus, new species, L. parvicopulatrix, new species, L. bantingensis, new...
Article
Hamatopeduncularia longiangusticirrata sp. nov. and H. petalumvaginata sp. nov. were collected from Arius maculatus and Nemapteryx caelata, respectively from Tanjung Karang, Peninsular Malaysia. Morphological and molecular investigations were carried out to ascertain the identity of the new species. The two new species differ from previously descri...
Article
Haliotrema susanae sp. nov. is described from the gills of the pinecone soldierfish, Myripristis murdjan off Langkawi Island, Malaysia. This species is differentiated from other Haliotrema species especially those from holocentrids in having a male copulatory organ with bract-like extensions at the initial of the copulatory tube, grooved dorsal anc...
Data
Sampling locations Map of Peninsular Malaysia and the sampling locations (red circles). From north to south: Langkawi Island (6°21′N, 99°48′E; sampling period: 2008–2012), Carey Island (2°52′N, 101°22′E; sampling period: 2009–2012), Sungai Pulai Estuary, Johor (1°20′N, 103°32′E; sampling period: 2013). The map was made using the ggmap R package (Ve...
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. bantingensis samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. bantingensis (n = 31). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. liewi samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. liewi (n = 32). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Conversion of arbitrary units into physical units Regression of LM1–LM3 and LM1–LM5 distances in physical units against corresponding distances in arbitrary units. The estimated regression equation is approximately Y = 0.9 + 0.2X.
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. belanaki samples. Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L.belanaki (n = 48). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL)
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. kedahensis samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. kedahensis (n = 50). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Interpretation of loadings of principal component analysis of shape variables of ventral anchors Generalized Procrustes Analysis (GPA) landmark configurations of ventral anchors of selected species with relatively large negative and positive (left and right columns, respectively) values of PC1, PC2 and PC3. The heat maps show loadings of the shape...
Data
Quality score distribution Box plots of quality score for specimens of the 13 Ligophorus species. Specimens with quality score below 10 (red line) were excluded from further analyses.
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. funnelus samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. funnelus (n = 49). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. kederai samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. kederai (n = 41). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Principal component analysis plots of shape variables for ventral and dorsal anchors PCA plots of the first three principal components of shape variables for the (A) ventral anchors, and (B) dorsal anchors.
Data
Circular plots for dorsal anchors Circular plots of direction and magnitude of change of the Generalized Procrustes Analysis (GPA) coordinates of each species relative to those of the ancestral forms’ in the dorsal anchors. The number above each circular plot indexes the landmarks. The arms in the middle of the circle show mean direction and magnit...
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. careyensis samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. careyensis (n = 10). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. chelatus samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. chelatus(n=49). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. fenestrum samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. fenestrum (n = 49). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. grandis samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. grandis (n = 22). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. johorensis samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. johorensis (n = 50). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. parvicopulatrix samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. parvicopulatrix (n = 49). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Interpretation of loadings of principal component analysis of shape variables of dorsal anchors Generalized Procrustes Analysis (GPA) landmark configurations of dorsal anchors of selected species with relatively large negative and positive (left and right columns, respectively) values of PC1, PC2 and PC3. The heat maps show loadings of the shape va...
Data
Distribution of existing morphometric lengths in 13 Ligophorus species Box plots for the distribution of morphometric length variables in the 13 Ligophorus species. (A) inner length of ventral anchor; (B) outer length of ventral anchor; (C) inner length of dorsal anchor; (D) outer length of dorsal anchor. Color legend: purple for species that infec...
Data
Three-dimensional scatter plot of anchor shape against body size and anchor size in phylomorphospace Shape (PC1 of shape variables) of (A) ventral and (B) dorsal anchors as a function of body size and anchor size (PC1 of size variables) in phylomorphospace for the 13 Ligophorus species.
Data
Morphological integration analysis diagnostic plots Diagnostic plots for morphological integration analysis for (A) between point and root compartments of the ventral anchors; (B) between point and root compartments of the dorsal anchors; (C) root compartments between ventral and dorsal anchors; (D) point compartments between ventral and dorsal anc...
Data
28S rRNA maximum parsimony tree of different families within the order Dactylogyridae Maximum parsimony tree (PAUP, Version 4.0.b10) constructed using 28S rRNA sequences from members of different families within the order Dactylogyridea, with Gyrodactylus spp. as outgroup. Bootstrap values less than 50% are not shown. Source: Tan (2013).
Data
Ligophorus metadata Metadata of all 63 global Ligophorus species as of 3 December 2015.
Data
Sample sizes of Ligophorusspecies Sample sizes of each of the 13 Ligophorus species before and after quality control filtering. Not all samples that passed quality control were usable for body size estimation (third column).
Data
Character state matrix Matrix of morphological character states for 13 Ligophorus species. See Table 2 for descriptions of each character. Abbreviation: A for characters in Set A; B for characters in Set B.
Data
Scatter plot of Generalized Procrustes Analysis coordinates for L. navjotsodhii samples Scatter plots of GPA-aligned landmarks for specimens of L. navjotsodhii (n = 50). Mean GPA coordinates of each landmark are indicated by large solid circles. Abbreviations: ventral right (VR); ventral left (VL); dorsal right (DR); dorsal left (DL).
Data
Circular plots for ventral anchors Circular plots of direction and magnitude of change of the Generalized Procrustes Analysis (GPA) coordinates of each species relative to those of the ancestral forms’ in the ventral anchors. The number above each circular plot indexes the landmarks. The arms in the middle of the circle show mean direction and magn...
Data
Distribution of new morphometric lengths in 13 Ligophorus species Box plots for the distribution of morphometric length variables in the 13 Ligophorus species. (A) length from LM1 to LM3 of ventral anchor; (b) length from LM1 to LM5 of ventral anchor; (C) length from LM1 to LM3 of dorsal anchor; (D) length from LM1 to LM5 of dorsal anchor. Color le...
Data
Summary statistics Summary statistics for anchor size, anchor shape, body size and tube length of the male copulatory organ. The states of three morphological characters (see Table 2) for the latter are also included.
Data
Species discrimination using hierarchical clustering with unfiltered data Accuracy of hierarchical clustering prediction result using unfiltered shape data (n = 530).
Data
Specimen metadata Metadata for the specimens used in the present study.
Data
Species discrimination using hierarchical clustering with filtered data Accuracy of hierarchical clustering prediction result using filtered shape data (n = 437).
Article
Full-text available
Anchors are important attachment appendages that prevent the physical dislodging of a monogenean parasite from fish host gills. Common descent and evolutionary processes have left their mark on anchor morphometry, in the form of patterns of shape and size variation useful for systematic and evolutionary studies. We used a geometric morphometric app...
Article
Full-text available
Anchors are important attachment appendages that prevent the physical dislodging of a monogenean parasite from fish host gills. Common descent and evolutionary processes have left their mark on anchor morphometry, in the form of patterns of shape and size variation useful for systematic and evolutionary studies. We used a geometric morphometric app...
Article
Full-text available
Ligophorus liewi, new species, L. johorensis, new species, and L. grandis, new species, are described from Moolgarda buchanani off Johor, Malaysia. Ligophorus liewi, new species, is similar to L. kederai in having fenestrated ventral anchors but differs in having a distally tapered and bent accessory piece of the copulatory organ. Ligophorus johore...
Article
Full-text available
Ligophorus liewi, new species, L. johorensis, new species, and L. grandis, new species, are described from Moolgarda buchanani off Johor, Malaysia. Ligophorus liewi, new species, is similar to L. kederai in having fenestrated ventral anchors but differs in having a distally tapered and bent accessory piece of the copulatory organ. Ligophorus johore...
Article
Full-text available
Ligophorus belanaki n. sp. and Ligophorus kederai n. sp. are described from Liza subviridis Valenciennes, 1836 and Valamugil buchanani Bleeker, 1854, respectively. Ligophorus kederai n. sp. has fenestrated ventral anchors, while in L. belanaki n. sp. the ventral anchor is not fenestrated. Ligophorus belanaki n. sp. is similar to L. careyensis, one...

Network

Cited By