PJS 151 No2

Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 151 No. 2, April 2022



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Going Back
Caesar A. Saloma


Cholinesterase Inhibitory Activities and In Silico Docking Studies of Blumeatin Isolated from Blumea balsamifera L. DC.
Rosemarie Elloisa P. Acero and Evangeline C. Amor

Estimation of Poisson Autoregressive Model for Multiple Time Series
Paolo Victor T. Redondo, Joseph Ryan G. Lansangan, and Erniel B. Barrios

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Stems and Branches of Falcata [Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W. Grimes] Grown in Caraga, Philippines
Oliver S. Marasigan, Ramon A. Razal, Wilfredo M. Carandang, and Marina A. Alipon

Statistical Analysis of Crop Water Stress in Rainfed Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Using Spectral and Non-spectral Indices
Glaiza J. Visitacion, Ronaldo B. Saludes, Roger A. Luyun Jr., Yaminah Mochica M. Pinca, and Marck Ferdie V. Eusebio

Survey on Health and Safety Concerns of Laboratory Animal Workers in the Philippines
Jan Irving A. Bibay and Josephine D. Agapito

Screening, Characterization, and Isolation of Pigments from Bacteria in Mesophotic Depths of the Benham Bank Seamount, Philippine Rise Region
Christopher G. Batbatan, Albert Remus R. Rosana, Kleinberg X. Fernandez, Saul M. Rojas, Hildie Maria E. Nacorda, Asuncion K. Raymundo, and Nacita B. Lantican

Bacterial Composition of Scotophilus kuhlii Guano from Plant Roost around Rice Farms in South-central Mindanao, Philippines
Cromwel M. Jumao-as, John Aries G. Tabora, and Ma. Teodora N. Cabasan

Association of Omentin rs22740907 Gene Polymorphism and Its Protein on the Risk of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder in Thai Children
Banchamaphon Pheungruang, Kanjana Suriyaprom, Anchalee Tungtrongchitr, Piyaporn Karuwanarint, Chutima Sirikulchayanonta, Pattaneeya Prangthip, Karunee Kwanbunjan, and Rungsunn Tungtrongchitr

Low pH and Low Coral Cover at a Shallow Hydrothermal Vent Site in Batangas, Philippines
Michelle Reyes, Maria Lourdes San Diego–McGlone, Richard Pavia, John Opiña, Raffi Isah, Ryan Magyaya, John Morris, Natasha Tamayo, and Wilfredo Licuanan

Health Risk Assessment of Trace Metals in the Vicinity of an Abandoned Mercury Mine in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines
Jessie O. Samaniego, Cris Reven L. Gibaga, Alexandria M. Tanciongco, Ma. Catriona E. Devanadera, Fevi Rose C. Paro, Jihan H. Adil, Mariel O. Montano, Rico Neil M. Quierrez, and Alaine Claudette S. Gutierrez

Identification of QTL Underlying Plant Height and First Branch Height of Cassava
Nang Hmwe Hmwe, Supajit Sraphet, Nattaya Srisawad, Duncan R. Smith, and Kanokporn Triwitayakorn

Review on the Feasibility of Clay Utilization in Pigment Dispersion
Joshua C. Castillo and David P. Penaloza Jr.

Computerized System of Data Organization at the Philippine Plant Germplasm Repository
Visitacion C. Huelgas, Louis Samuel H. Dizon, and Richard T. Hermoso

Antibacterial Activity of Bacteriocin from Pediococcus pentosaceus Strain 2397 and Application as Biopreservative for Fishballs
Usman Pato, Yusmarini Yusuf, Shanti Fitriani, Diky Arma Fauzi, Ghina Ismadiah, Miftahul Hidayah, and Windy Sabiliani

Community Structure of Resident and Migratory Bird Species in Talabong Mangrove Forest, Bais City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Jean Henri M. Oracion, Renee B. Paalan, Julius Diyeng D. Canja, and Kriztein Lydnel P. Sumondong

Physiological and Yield Responses of Selected Mungbean Genotypes to Terminal Drought
Jose Arnel O. Reyes, Evelyn F. Delfin, Melquiades Emmanuel C. Reyes, and Eureka Teresa M. Ocampo

Case Report of Infanticide by a Wild Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis)
Kanthi A. Widayati, Ona Noerwana, Richsy M. Fauzi, and Yamato Tsuji

Seed Germination and Vigor of Four Philippine Rice Varieties as Influenced by Hydropriming at Various Durations
Nipada Ranmeechai, Angelyn T. Lacap, Marina Isabel A. Tac-an, and Emma Ruth V. Bayogan

Two New Species of Metapocyrtus Heller, 1912 (Coleoptera: Pachyrhynchini) from Mount Natampod, Pantaron Range, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines
Romeo R. Patano Jr., Victor B. Amoroso, Alma B. Mohagan, Erl Pfian T. Maglangit, Fulgent P. Coritico, and Sheryl A. Yap

Interval Estimation of the Stress-Strength Reliability for Lower Record Data Based on One-parameter Exponential Distribution Using Median Ranked Set Sampling and Record Ranked Set Sampling
Mingkwan Sorin and Wuttichai Srisodaphol