Muhammad Afiq Tajol Ariffin

Muhammad Afiq Tajol Ariffin
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) | mardi · Horticulture Research Centre (HR)



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I'm a Research Officer at MARDI. My work field is on plant breeding with focus on horticulture crop especially durian, guava, starfruit, mango and wax apple. I'm used to work in vegetables seed production in Green World Genetics, Malaysia. I have a master from UKM on Management of Plant Genetic Resource and did a project relating on the application of microsatellite markers on Acacia hybrid. I have a degree in Resource Biotechnology and did a project in isolation of soil antibacterial project.
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November 2011 - December 2015
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Research Officer


Publications (6)
Mango, or Mangifera indica as it is scientifically known, is a fruit crop that has significant importance to the global economy. This study characterised 10 commercially potential mango progenies using a total of 10 SSR markers. The analysis of the 10 SSR markers revealed the presence of 34 alleles. Each locus had 2–6 alleles equal to an average of...
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The assessment of genetic diversity is essential for the conservation and breeding purposes. This study aimed to assess and evaluate the genetic diversity of 116 accessions of mango (Mangifera indica) germplasm using microsatellite markers. The DNA was extracted from young fresh leaf before genotyping using microsatellites to determine the allele s...
Technical Report
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Mango (Mangifera indica) is one of the most popular tropical fruits in many countries. Despite an enormous wealth of mango varieties available in the world, an ideal variety is still lacking. In Malaysia, the cultivation of mango encounters numerous constraints which include unattractive skin colour, low fruit quality, low yield, non-synchronized a...
Conference Paper
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The aim of this research was to study on self- and cross-compatibility ability for ‘Musang King’. The study was conducted on ‘Musang King’ plants at MARDI Kuala Kangsar. Six conducted treatments were automatic autogamy, assisted self-pollination with pollen from same tree and other tree, open pollination, and assisted pollination with pollen from ‘...


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Projects (5)
Improvement of guava to produce new guava varieties.
Collection information of Durian's planting in Malaysia and study on Durian's breeding
Continuation of previous study on production of new watermelon hybrid