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Articles by Z.A. Rashid
Total Records ( 2 ) for Z.A. Rashid
  N. Ghiasi , Z.A. Rashid , S. Hooshmand , K. Yusoff , S.G. Tan and S. Bhassu
  This study is to demonstrated that microsatellites markers developed for Tor tambroides can be used to amplify microsatellite loci in other family. It is assumed that microsatellite loci are more conserved for aquatic species compared to terrestrial ones due to aquatic environments are less mutagenic than terrestrial ones. Development of microsatellites still requires investment of time and resources. Thus using loci already developed in a related species may provide a cost-effective alternative to microsatellite isolation and development in a species of interest in present study, Probarbus jullieni. In this study we investigated the possibility of the conservation of microsatellite flanking regions among different species. Nine pairs of SSR primers, five gave very strong banding profile (SYK1, SYK 2, SYK 5 SYK 8 and SYK 9) which could be used for population studies by using the nested protocol. Results showed that SYK 2 and SYK 9 flanked the same (CA)n repeats and thus are highly conserved in a different species. The products of the SYK 5, 8 and 1 primer pairs showed differences in the microsatellite regions which they flanked in Probarbus jullieni when compared to those of the source species, Tor tambroides. The mean observed heterozygosity levels for all the primers ranged 0.23-0.81. The primers are all polymorphic with the mean number of alleles from 2-5.
  Z.A. Rashid , M. El-Harbawi and A.R. Shariff
  Transporting of hazardous substance inviting a catastrophic potential, depending on the amount of transported product, its hazardous characteristics and the features of the surrounding environment. In view of the above factors, an efficient intervention is essential to minimize the impacts from transportation hazards. This study will provide analytical techniques on estimation of hazardous risk from Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) transportation by integrating results from several risk consequences models to the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) tool. The advantage of this GIS map is that the point of accident can be moved to any location on it, hence a new result will be displayed for a new potential damage of LPG accident.
 
 
 
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