Nashriyah Mat

Nashriyah Mat
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin | UniSZA | unisza · School of Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioresources and Food Industry

PhD (Plant Eco-physiology), BScHons (Botany-Plant systematics)

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January 2012 - present
Universiti Putra Malaysia
November 2008 - August 2016
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin | UniSZA
Position
  • Deputy Dean (Research and Postgraduate)
Description
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Food Science, started as Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology in 1 July 2006, with the appointment of Prof Dr Abdul Manaf Ali as the Foundation Dean.
November 2007 - present
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (178)
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Analysis of elemental composition of Syzygium polyanthum (Wight) Walp cultivars used by malay ethnic group as Ulam and traditionally for treatement of various ailments in Peninsular Malaysia. The elemental composition was determine using Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (Icp-Ms) and Neutron activation analysis (NAA) techniques. Standard...
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The present study was carried out to investigate the effects of hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2) on the growth, photosynthesis, leaf histology, mineral uptake, phytochemical accumulation, and Rubisco gene expression in Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea, a slow growing medicinal plant. The F. deltoidea plants were spray-treated with 0 (control), 8, 16, 30 a...
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Plants with medicinal potentials have contributed significantly in the history and evolution of modern health care system. Lack of comprehensive written document have made traditional medicinal knowledge disappearing as a result of population growth and development. This necessitates written document of comprehensive knowledge of medicinal plants....
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Patients are turning into herbs for the management of diabetes, which cause increasing in the demand of plant-based alternative medicines. Ficus deltoidea or locally known as “Mas Cotek” in Malaysia is a famous herbal plant. However, many varieties of F. deltoidea existed with varied antidiabetic activities inspire us to evaluate in vivo antidiabet...
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Most elders in Malaysia like to consume ulam as side dishes with rice. The bitter taste of ulam attracts people to give good perception in certain plants and use them for alternative medicine or supplement. Most of them are believe; bitter plants have good potential in medicinal aspect and contribute great benefits for human which improve their hea...
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This study was carried out to investigate the regulatory effects of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on the growth, photosynthesis, biochemical properties, leaf anatomy and Rubisco gene expression in Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea, a slow-growing medicinal herb. Results showed that 20-mM H2O2 treatment increased plant height, net photosynthetic rate, stoma...
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Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is defined as a reactive oxygen species (ROS), able to cause damage to a variety of cellular structures. On the other hand, recent work has demonstrated that H2O2 can also act as a potent signalling molecule that mediates various physiological and biochemical processes in plants. This study was carried out to investigate th...
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This study was conducted to determine the effect of different concentrations of salicylic acid (SA) (control, 0.01, 0.10, 1.00 mM) on carotenoids and chlorophyll content and its retinol activity equivalents (RAE) value in Ficus deltoidea Jack var. trengganuensis leaves. In this study, 12 seedlings of Ficus deltoidea Jack var. trengganuensis were sp...
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Ficus deltoidea is a medicinal plant containing diverse bioactive phytochemicals. However, little is known about the phytochemical variation in aqueous extract of the syconia part. This study aimed to discriminate the chemical fingerprints of aqueous extracts of seven varieties of F. deltoidea (var. trengganuensis, var. kunstleri, var. angustifolia...
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Background Ficus deltoidea Jack (Moraceae) is a plant used in Malaysia for various diseases including as a supplement in diabetes management. Morphology distinction of the 7 main varieties (var. angustifolia, var. bilobata, var. deltoidea, var. intermedia, var. kunstleri, var. motleyana and var. trengganuensis) is challenging due to the extreme lea...
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Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) was utilised to discriminate Syzygium polyanthum cultivars (Serai Kayu and Serai Kayu Hutan) due to its effectiveness in discriminating plants species based on their chemical constituents. The ATR-FTIR mid infrared region (4000-400 cm–1) of the IR spectrum was applied to the ethanolic and aqueous leave...
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Syzygium polyanthum (Wight) popularly known as Serai Kayu and Serai Kayu Hutan is consumed in Peninsular Malaysia as Ulam and as a remedy to hypertension, diabetes, endometriosis, cancer and postpartum. The medicinal property of Serai Kayu and Serai Kayu Hutan was highlighted by the local traditional healers but not yet ascertained scientifically....
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The study was conducted to identify the best eating quality of some common fruits in the Malaysian local market. The selected market fruits such as papaya, mango, banana, wax apple (jambu madu) and tomato were collected from local markets located in Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia at different ripening stages. The qualities of these fruits were determi...
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Introduction: Ficus deltoidea is one of the common Malaysian medicinal plants and currently commercialized as raw ingredients in some local food products. However, those products do not discriminate the varieties of Ficus deltoidea used. Methods: FTIR-based metabolomics coupled with chemometric technique was applied to discriminate chemical compone...
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Syzygium is the largest genus with medicinal value that is found distributed all over Peninsular Malaysia and widely used for the treatments of diabetes, cancer, endometriosis, hypertension and also used as ulam. To further investigate the pharmacological aspects of Syzygium polyanthum there is the need for morpho-anatomical studies of S. polyanthu...
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This study was carried out to assess the traditional knowledge of medicinal and aromatic plants, to explore and record those plants and plant parts used for treating various human ailments by the traditional healers in eight districts of Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. It was carried out through face to face interviews with the aid of a semi-struc...
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Syzygium is the largest genus with medicinal value that is found distributed all over Peninsular Malaysia and widely used for the treatments of diabetes, cancer, endometriosis, hypertension and also used as ulam. To further investigate the pharmacological aspects of Syzygium polyanthum there is the need for morpho-anatomical studies of S. polyanthu...
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This study described allelopathic potential of two medicinal plant species, Ficus deltoidea Jack varieties in comparison with Ficus microcarpa, by testing the leaf- litter leachate through sandwich method and the leaf extraction through methanolic extraction method, with three replicate for each donor species by using the complete randomized design...
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FTIR was utilised to discriminate serai kayu and serai kayu hutan due to its effectiveness in discriminating plant species based on their chemical constituents. The FTIR mid-infrared region of the IR spectrum that was applie at 4000-4000 cm-1 to the ethanolic and aqueous leaves extracts of serai kayu and serai kayu hutan, was used to identify vario...
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Image pre-processing task is always the first crucial step in plant species recognition system which is responsible to keep precision of feature measurement process. Some of researchers have developed the image pre-processing algorithm to remove petiole section. However, the algorithm was developed using semiautomatic algorithm which is strongly be...
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An experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of growth regulators on growth, yield and the quality of okra. Indole Acetic Acid (IAA) and Gibberellin (GA3) were applied as foliar spray and stem and flower injection at concentrations of 0, 30, 60, 90, and 120 mg/L on okra plants. The results showed that foliar spray of 90 mg/L IAA, increase...
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Some species of fruit are distinct in their physiological characteristic for different cultivars. Wax apple is an edible tropical fruit in Syzygium Samarangense species belong to Myrtaceae family and have economically valuable in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the physiological activities...
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Stevia is a medicinal herb commonly known as sugar leaf under Asteraceae family. Stevia leaves are in growing demand as a natural sweetener, and the health benefits of the herb have created an interest among researchers. However, stevia plant is a slow growing herb and biomass yield is low due to slow initial plant growth rate, less number of leave...
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Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) was utilised to discriminate Syzygium polyanthum cultivars (Serai Kayu and Serai Kayu Hutan) due to its effectiveness in discriminating plants species based on their chemical constituents. The ATR-FTIR mid infrared region (4000-400 cm –1 ) of the IR spectrum was applied to the ethanolic and aqueous lea...
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A study was conducted to investigate the effects of hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2) and methyl eugenol (ME) on fruit growth, yield and fruit fly infestation of wax apple (Syzygium samarangense var Jambu madu). The selected experimental tree branches were either left untreated or sprayed with 20 mM H 2 O 2 , 20 mM H 2 O 2 plus ME or ME alone under field...
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The study evaluates the yield performance and adaptation-related traits of 16 hybrid maize to the local environment in Terengganu Ma-laysia. The seeds of 15 hybrid maize were supplied by CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre), Mexico and one commercial local hybrid maize (Sweet King) was used as a control. The soil type at the ex...
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This study was carried out to assess the traditional knowledge of some selected medicinal and aromatic plants to explore, record those plants and plant parts used for treating various human ailments by the traditional healers in eight districts of Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia. It was carried out through face to face oral interviews wit...
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In a balanced ecosystem, fungi play an important role and essential to other organisms. The status of Boletus, the cap fungi with pores in Malaysia, was reviewed by botanists more than 40 years ago and to current there were limited findings about the biodiversity of mushroom or toadstool either reported in environmental management, food supply or m...
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This study describes antiradical/antioxidant and alpha-glucosidase inhibition and activities as well as total phenolic content (TPC) of syconia extracts from seven varieties of Ficus deltoidea (FD). The ethanol and aqueous extracts of syconia were assayed for α-glucosidase inhibition using p-Nitrophenyl α-D-glucopyranoside (PNPG) as a substrate, an...
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Soil-based cultivation is presently confronting dire challenges to the lack of land availability, massive escalation rate of industrialization and intense urbanization. Land-related agriculture is at stake due to irrepressible climate vicissitudes, relentless soil degradation, unbefitting management practices and other adversative effects. The sett...
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In this study, some selected and rarely studied Malaysian wild edible vegetables or commonly known as `ulam' young leaves were investigated for chemicals composition and 22,-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity. The plants were Erechtites valerianifolia, Erechtites hieracifolia, Manihot esculenta, Phyllanthus acidus, Pi...
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Azadirachta indica (Meliaceae; Neem tree) is a resourceful medicinal plant. Almost all parts of the plant are used in traditional and folklore medicine. This study was conducted to measure antioxidant activity, total phenolic content (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC) in a crude extract of different parts of the neem tree. 1,1-Diphenyl-2-picry...
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A study was made to determine total number of bacteria living in the rhizosphere of three common plants at BRIS soil namely Acacia mangium, Melaleuca cajuputi Powell and Eleusine indica that grow on field. Soil samples were collected from each plant’s rhizosphere at three different locations of UniSZA Apiary, AGROPOLIS Research Farm and FBIM Teachi...
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Plant breeding is a way of selection of a particular individual for the production of the progeny by separating or combining desired characteristics. The objective of this study was to justify different characteristics of Dioscorea hispida (Ubi gadong) varieties using molecular techniques to select the best variety for sustainable production at the...
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Plant species identification is one of important application in pattern recognition. Selection of relevant features for classification is a classical problem in statistical pattern recognition and data mining. There are two main branches in solving this problem which is by using feature selection or feature extraction. Currently, in statistical pla...
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This study was designed to observe the effects of different application rates of inorganic fertilizers on growth, yield and quality of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) under BRIS soil condition. The field experiment was conducted during July, 2014 to April, 2015 at the teaching and research farm of University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), B...
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Three different bacterial strains namely UA 1, UAA 2 and UA 6 were isolated from rhizosphere of Acacia mangium on BRIS soil in Terengganu. These bacteria have possibility to fix nitrogen, solubilize phosphate and produce Indole Acetic Acid (IAA). Molasses medium enriched with fish meal increased bacterial growth from 18.07 to 112.77%. The use of 2%...
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This study was designed to observe the effects of different organic fertilizers on growth, yield and quality of Capsicum annuum L. var Kulai (Red Chili Kulai). The field experiment was conducted at a green house of Faculty of Bioresources and Food Industry, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Tembila Campus, Kuala Terengganu. Performance of c...
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Ficus deltoidea Jack var. bilobata is one of the seven varieties found in the Malay Peninsula of Malaysia. Currently five accessions (FD013, FD014, FD335, FD296 and FD378) were available in Germplasm Living Collection Nursery, Faculty of Bioresources and Food Industry, UniSZA. From morphological observation they can be divided into two groups which...
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Traditional ‘Malay’ salad or ulam is commonly eaten as side dishes along with main courses. There a more than 120 species of ulam consist of leaves, flowers, seeds, roots, fruits and tubers. A previous study showed several ulam potentially can be developed as fungicidal agent, an oral hypoglycemic agent and many more. This paper reviews on traditio...
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A study was carried out to investigate the effects of Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NAA) and sugars on the plants and flowers quality of Mokara Chark Kuan orchid respectively. Parameters were monitored between November 2014 to March 2015, with the application of three concentrations of NAA at 25, 50 and 100 mg/L in the field. The application of 25 mg/L...
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In this review, organic matter was described as an excellent source of crop nutrition and soil amendment which makes it the best organic fertilizer and eco-friendlier as compared to inorganic fertilizers. Organic matters are an ideal source of nutrient for better yield and growth of watermelon; it can increase the growth and quality of watermelon w...
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Ficus deltoidea Jack (FD) is a highly potential herb. However, there is serious confusion on selecting the right plant as FD occurs in several varieties. In this study, a high-performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) method was developed to determine the discriminating factors of FD varieties. Eight varieties of methanol extract, five varietie...
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Root-knot nematode (RKN) which comes from Meloidogyne species is an obligate, parasitic nematode which can be found in varieties of plants, considered as a host to that particular nematode. Their potential host range encompasses more than 3000 plant species. The presence of RKN in the crops becomes one of the major problems nowadays because they ca...
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Elders believed bitter taste vegetables provide medicinal benefits but discontinuity of their knowledge leads to its deterioration. From the field visit, a list of accessions was made, continued by analysis for frequencies and dendrogram of linkages between purposes of accessions as alternative medicine by using IBM SPSS Statistics 20 software. The...
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Background: There is increasing concern about the fruit growth, development and quality of wax apple(Syzygium samarangense), a widely cultivated fruit tree in South East Asia. The growth and development of this fruit sometimes very low due low photosynthates supply and unfavourable growing conditions. Premature bud and fruit drop is a serious probl...
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Ficus deltoidea Jack (FD) is a plant belonging to the Moraceae family and found in tropical and subtropical countries. Reports indicate that 13 varieties of this plant can be found in Malaysian forest. Scientific evidences revealed that FD possesses several biological activities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic. The issue on...
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Secondary metabolites in the Solanaceae group of plants influence human health. Hence fruits and beverages from Solanum torvum are becoming essential not only for their nutritional value but also for medicinal benefits. This study evaluates the antioxidant activity of the extract of fruit, leaf, and stem of S.Torvum. Total phenolic and flavonoid co...
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Natural antioxidants from plants are generally multifunctional in foods and biological systems. There are so many types of carotenoids in leaves and fruits like lutein, α-carotene, β-carotene and zeaxanthin. Every type of carotenoid has certain functions. The aim of this study was to determine the carotenoid content and antioxidant activity of five...