PJS 150 No1  

Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 150 No. 1, February 2021


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The PJS in 2021
Caesar A. Saloma


Biosurfactant Production by Streptomyces sp. CGS B11 Using Molasses and Spent Yeast Medium
Alvin P. Jimenez, Princess J. Requiso, Johnry S. Maloles, Edwin P. Alcantara, and Virgie A. Alcantara

Bioinformatic Analysis of Frequently Reported Somatically Mutated Genes of Triple-negative Breast Cancer and Comparison with Top Mutated Genes from the BRCA-UK Project
Allan L. Hilario, John Robert C. Medina, Jose B. Nevado Jr., and Catherine Lynn T. Silao

Diversity of Marine Eukaryotic Picophytoplanktonic Communities with Emphasis on Mamiellophyceae in Northwestern Philippines
Laurice Beatrice Raphaelle O. dela Peña, Aubrey Joy P. Tejada, John Bennedick Quijano, Kim Henri Alonzo, Erika Grace Gernato, Alvin Caril, Maria Anna Michaela Dela Cruz, and Deo Florence L. Onda

Moisture Sorption Characteristics and Isosteric Heat of Sorption of Vacuum Fried Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus L.) “Isaw”
Anastacio T. Cagabhion III and Ivy C. Emnace

ClimDatPh: An Online Platform for Philippine Climate Data Acquisition
Marcelino Q. Villafuerte II, John Carlo R. Lambrento, Christian Mark S. Ison, Abigail Allen S. Vicente, Rosalina G. de Guzman, and Edna L. Juanillo

Phenotypic Characteristics of Weedy Rice Variants of Central Mindanao
Edwin C. Martin, Femia R. Sandoval, Dindo King M. Donayre, and Jobelle S. Bruno

Properties and Potential Applications of Carboxymethyl-kappa-carrageenan Hydrogels Crosslinked by Gamma Radiation
Charito Tranquilan-Aranilla, Bin Jeremiah D. Barba, Lorna S. Relleve, and Naotsugu Nagasawa

Overexpression of Schistosome-specific Antigens for Selection of scFv Antibody from Phage Display Libraries of Water Buffalo for Potential Use in Schistosomiasis Diagnosis
Johnathan C. Sarines, Maville Lou A. Soriano, Leodevico L. Ilag, Christopher G. Hosking, and Rina B. Opulencia

HPLC Isolate from the Leaves of Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix DC) Exhibits Selective Cytotoxicity Against Human Breast Adenocarcinoma Cell Line, MCF-7
Fatima Mariz Almenario and Sonia D. Jacinto

Unseen Microalgal Diversity – Phytotelmata in Neoregelia spp. L.B. Smith (Bromeliaceae) from Florists Wholesalers in Laguna, Philippines
Eldrin DLR. Arguelles

Changes in Benthic Cover in the South Atoll of Tubbataha Reefs Due to Possible Eutrophication
Wilfredo Y. Licuanan and Sandra Enn D. Bahinting

First Record of Fungi Isolated from Thrips tabaci Linderman on Garlic (Ilocos White) in Batac, Philippines
Cecilia P. Reyes, Cynthia B. Mintu, and Teresita U. Dalisay

Biodiversity in Mangrove-derived Aquaculture Ponds in Dumangas, Iloilo, Philippines
Teodora Uy Bagarinao

Physico-mechanical Properties of Two Philippine Bamboos Thermally Modified in a Steam Environment
Juanito P. Jimenez Jr., Michaela Germaine M. Macalinao, and Gilberto N. Sapin

Synthesis, Characterization, and Controlled Release Property Evaluation of Carboxymethyl Cellulose/Alginate (CMC/Alg) Encapsulated NPK Fertilizers
Vince St. D. Mesias and David P. Penaloza Jr.

Metarhizium (=Nomuraea) rileyi (Farlow) Samson from Spodoptera exigua (Hübner) Cross Infects Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Larvae
Melissa P. Montecalvo and Marcela M. Navasero

Determination of Dose Distributions by High-energy Electrons in Alumina Pellets Using Monte Carlo Simulations
Frederick C. Hila, Haydee M. Solomon, Andrea G. Baule, Cheri Anne M. Dingle, Neil Raymund D. Guillermo, and Rinlee Butch M. Cervera

First Report on the Density and Size Frequency Distribution of Napoleon Wrasse Cheilinus undulatus in the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines
Cleto L. Nañola Jr., Mae Angelie C. Paradela, Angelique M. Songco, Maria Retchie C. Pagliawan, Rowell C. Alarcon, and Mudjekeewis D. Santos

Quality Assessment of Marinated Flying Fish (Cheilopogon intermedius) Fillets During Vacuum-packed Storage at 4 °C
Rhoda Mae C. Simora, Cindy D. Armada, and Ricardo P. Babaran

'Mangoming' – A Mango Variety in the Philippines with the World's Heaviest Fruits
Carolyn E. Alcasid, Gino R. Hernandez, and Lolita DC. Valencia

Reduction of Chlorpyrifos Residues in 'Super Hot' Chili (Capsicum annuum L.) Fruit Using Washing Agents
Angelyn T. Lacap, Songsin Photchanachai, Emma Ruth V. Bayogan, Chalermchai Wongs-Aree, and Nutthachai Pongprasert

Determination of Photon Shielding Parameters for Soils in Mangrove Forests
Frederick C. Hila, Gerald P. Dicen, Abigaile Mia V. Javier-Hila, Alvie Asuncion-Astronomo, Neil Raymund D. Guillermo, Roland V. Rallos, Ian A. Navarrete, and Alberto V. Amorsolo Jr.

Evaluation of the Influence of Thoron on Portable Radon Measurement Devices
Kazuki Iwaoka, Ryoju Negami, Yuki Tamakuma, Masahiro Hosoda, Lorna Jean H. Palad, Shinji Tokonami, Chitho P. Feliciano, and Reiko Kanda

First Report of Chamaebotrys proliferus (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales) from the Philippines
Richard V. Dumilag, Ara Mina P. Samuyag, and Rizal Jhunn F. Robles

Production and Characterization of Biochars from Slow Pyrolysis of Different Biomass Materials to Evaluate Properties as Soil Amendment
Gina Villegas-Pangga

Morphological and Leaf Anatomical Characteristics of Different Variants of Narra (Pterocarpus indicus Willd.) Seedlings
Hannah Mari Carmela M. Flores, Marilyn O. Quimado, Crusty E. Tinio, Lerma SJ. Maldia, and Marilyn S. Combalicer

Adsorption of Cadmium (II) onto Oxidized Activated Carbon Derived from Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) Pericarp: Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics
John Rafael N. Granada, Allan Christopher C. Yago, and Jose S. Solis

Seasonal Change, Fishing Revenues, and Nutrient Intakes of Fishers' Children in Davao Gulf, Philippines
Chino M. Joquiño, Jon Marx P. Sarmiento, Leo Manuel B. Estaña, Cleto L. Nañola Jr., and Pedro A. Alviola IV

Film Conductivity Affects the Electric Double Layer Formation in Iridium-based Light-emitting Electrochemical Cells
Lyndon D. Bastatas

Effect of Different Concentrations of Gibberellic Acid and Calcium Chloride Dipping on Quality and Shelf-life of Kochoro Variety Tomato
Rahel Demes, Neela Satheesh, and Solomon W. Fanta