Dr. Mohd.  Nasir Desa

Dr. Mohd. Nasir Desa

Lecturer
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Bacteriology from University of Malaya, Malaysia

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Area of Interest:

Molecular Sciences
100%
Bacteriology
62%
Molecular Microbiology
90%
Epidemiology
75%
Microbial Genetics
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Tasrip, N.A., K.N. Mokhtar, U.K. Hanapi, A.Y. Manaf and M.E. Ali et al., 2019. Loop mediated isothermal amplification; a review on its application and strategy in animal species authentication of meat based food products. Int. Food Res. J., 26: 1-10.
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  2. Peremalo, T., P. Madhavan, S. Hamzah, L. Than and E.H. Wong et al., 2019. Antifungal susceptibilities, biofilms, phospholipase and proteinase activities in the Candida rugosa complex and Candida pararugosa isolated from tertiary teaching hospitals. J. Med. Microbiol., 68: 346-354.
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  3. Neela, V.K., N.N. Azhari, N. Joseph, N.P. Mimie and S.N.A. Ramli et al., 2019. An outbreak of leptospirosis among reserve military recruits, Hulu Perdik, Malaysia. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis., 38: 523-528.
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  4. Zulkifli, N.F., S.J. Wan, V.K. Neela, H. Chee, S.N. Masri, M.M.J. Al-Obaidi and M.N.M. Desa, 2018. Detection of Leptospira species in environmental samples by amplification of 16S rRNA and rpoβ genes. Sains Malaysiana, 47: 1795-1800.
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  5. Zarizal, S., C.C. Yeo, G.M. Faizal, C.H. Chew and Z.A. Zakaria et al., 2018. Nasal colonisation, antimicrobial susceptibility and genotypic pattern of Staphylococcus aureus among agricultural biotechnology students in Besut, Terengganu, east coast of Malaysia. Trop. Med. Int. Health., 23: 905-913.
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  6. Yuswan, M.H., W.M. Aizat, A.A. Lokman, M.N.M. Desa and S. Mustafa et al., 2018. Chemometrics-assisted shotgun proteomics for establishment of potential peptide markers of non-halal pork (Sus scrofa) among halal beef and chicken. Food Anal. Methods., 11: 3505-3515.
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  7. Yanty, N.A., S. Dollah, J. Marikkar, M.S. Miskandar, M.N. Desa and B. Nusantoro, 2018. Physicochemical properties and thermal behavior of binary blends of Madhuca longifolia seed fat and palm oil as a lard substitute. J. Adv. Agri. Technol., 5: 202-208.
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  8. Suhaili, Z., N.M.A. Putri’Amira Rafee, C.C. Yeo, S.A. Nordin, A.R.A. Rahim, M.M.J. Al-Obaidi and M.N.M. Desa, 2018. Characterization of resistance to selected antibiotics and panton-valentine leukocidin-positive Staphylococcus aureus in a healthy student population at a Malaysian university. Germs, 8: 21-30.
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  9. Samsudin, S., S.N.S. Sakinah, O. Malina, B.A. Norliza and M.A. Noh et al., 2018. Seroprevalence of leptospiral antibodies among market workers and food handlers in the central state of Malaysia. Trop. Med. Int. Health., 23: 327-333.
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  10. Sajali, N., S.C. Wong, U.K. Hanapi, S. Abu Bakar@ Jamaluddin, N.A. Tasrip and M.N. Mohd Desa, 2018. The challenges of DNA extraction in different assorted food matrices: A review. J. Food Sci., 83: 2409-2414.
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  11. Manaf, Y.N., A.P. Rahardjo, Y.A. Yusof, M.N. Desa and B.P. Nusantoro, 2018. Lipid characteristics and tocopherol content of the oils of native avocado cultivars grown in Indonesia. Int. J. Food Prop., 21: 2758-2771.
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  12. Far, F.E., M.M.J. Al-Obaidi and M.N.M. Desa, 2018. Efficacy of modified leeming-notman media in a resazurin microtiter assay in the evaluation of in-vitro activity of fluconazole against Malassezia furfur ATCC 14521. Journal Mycologie Medicale, 28: 486-491.
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  13. Azhari, N.N., S.N.A. Ramli, N. Joseph, N. Philip and N.F. Mustapha et al., 2018. Molecular characterization of pathogenic Leptospira sp. in small mammals captured from the human leptospirosis suspected areas of selangor state, Malaysia. Acta Trop., 188: 68-77.
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  14. Al-Obaidi, M.M.J. and M.N.M. Desa, 2018. Mechanisms of blood brain barrier disruption by different types of bacteria, and bacterial–host interactions facilitate the bacterial pathogen invading the brain. Cell. Mol. Biol., 38: 1349-1368.
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  15. Zakaria, Z.A. and M. Desa, 2017. Presence of methicillin resistance and heteroresistance among coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) isolates obtained from health sciences students at a public university. Trop. Biomed., 34: 84-88.

  16. Suhaimi, M.E., M.N. Desa, N. Eskandarian, S.G. Pillay and Z. Ismail et al., 2017. Characterization of a group B Streptococcus infection based on the demographics, serotypes, antimicrobial susceptibility and genotypes of selected isolates from sterile and non-sterile isolation sites in three major hospitals in Malaysia. J. Infect. Public Health., 10: 14-21.
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  17. Azis, N.M., H.P. Pung, A.R.A. Rachman, S.A. Nordin, S.N. Sarchio, Z. Suhaili and M.N.M. Desa, 2017. A persistent antimicrobial resistance pattern and limited methicillin-resistance-associated genotype in a short-term Staphylococcus aureus carriage isolated from a student population. J. Infect. Public Health., 10: 156-164.
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  18. Zakaria, Z.A., T. Balan, A.K. Azemi, M.H. Omar and N. Mohtarrudin et al., 2016. Mechanism(s) of action underlying the gastroprotective effect of ethyl acetate fraction obtained from the crude methanolic leaves extract of Muntingia calabura. BMC Complement. Altern. Med., Vol. 16. 10.1186/s12906-016-1041-0.
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  19. Suhaili, Z., S.S. Lean, N.M. Mohamad, A.R.A. Rachman, M.N.M. Desa and C.C. Yeo, 2016. Draft genome sequence of Staphylococcus aureus KT/312045, an ST1-MSSA PVL positive isolated from pus sample in East Coast Malaysia. Genomics Data, 9: 111-112.
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  20. Shamsul, B.M.T., M.T. Adamu, M.N.M. Desa and S. Khairani-Bejo, 2016. Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157: H7 and enterobacteriaceae on hands of workers in halal cattle abattoirs in peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian J. Med. Sci., 23: 65-71.
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  21. Shamsul, B.M.T., M.T. Adamu, M.N. Desa, S. Khairani-Bejo and M.D.Y. Irwan Syah, 2016. Assessment exposure to Escherichia coli among abattoir workers in Malaysia. Indian J. Public Health Res. Dev., 7: 60-65.
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  22. Rahman, M.M., S.B.A. Hamid, W.J. Basirun, S. Bhassu and N.R.A. Rashid et al., 2016. TaqMan probe real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for the quantification of canine DNA in chicken nugget. Food Addit. Contam. Part A, 33: 10-18.
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  23. Ng, T.S., M.N.M. Desa, D. Sandai, P.P. Chong and L.T.L. Than, 2016. Growth, biofilm formation, antifungal susceptibility and oxidative stress resistance of Candida glabrata are affected by different glucose concentrations. Infect. Genet. Evol., 40: 331-338.
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  24. Nathan, J.J., M.N.M. Desa, V.C. Yong, P. Navaratnam, N.K. Palanisamy and E.H. Wong, 2016. The emergence of Acinetobacter baumannii ST-6 multidrug resistant: A resilient biofilm producer, Malaysia. Malaysian J. Microbiol., 12: 265-269.

  25. Mohd, H., D. Mohd, D., N.M. Taib, J. Tengku and S.N. Masri, 2016. Multiple ambler class A ESBL genes among Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in a Malaysian district hospital. Tropical Biomed., 33: 109-119.

  26. Jaios, E.S., S.A. Rahman, S.M. Ching, A.A. Kadir, M.N.M. Desa and Z.A. Zakaria, 2016. Possible mechanisms of antinociception of methanol extract of Melastoma malabathricum leaves. Braz. J. Pharmacogn., 26: 586-594.
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  27. Hossain, M.M., M.E. Ali, S.B.A. Hamid, S. Mustafa, M.N.M. Desa and I.S.M. Zaidul, 2016. Targeting double genes in multiplex PCR for discriminating bovine, buffalo and porcine materials in food chain. Food Control, 10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.08.008.
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  28. Hossain, M.M., M.E. Ali, S.B. Abd Hamid, S. Mustafa, M.N. Mohd Desa and I.S.M. Zaidul, 2016. Double gene targeting multiplex polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism assay discriminates beef, buffalo and pork substitution in frankfurter products. J. Agric. Food Chem., 64: 6343-6354.
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  29. Adamu, M.T., B.M.T., Shamsul, M.N. Desa and S. Khairani-Bejo, 2016. Evaluation of potential public health risk associated with waste water treatment in some halal abattoirs of Malaysia. Indian J. Public Health Res. Dev., 7: 250-255.
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  30. Yusof, H.A., M.N.M. Desa, S.N. Masri, O. Malina and F. Jamal, 2015. Hyaluronatelyase production by Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from patients and carriers. Trop. Biomed., 32: 413-418.
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  31. Safren, S.R., A.R. Abdul Rachman, Y.K. Cheah, Z.A. Zakaria, Z. Suhaili, N. Mohd Taib and M.N.M. Desa, 2015. Comparative phenotypic and genotypic properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from clinical and environmental sources. Asia Pacific Environ. Occup. Health J., 1: 54-61.

  32. Ng, T.S., S.Y. Chew, P. Rangasamy, M.N.M. Desa, D. Sandai, P.P. Chong and L.T.L. Than, 2015. SNF3 as high affinity glucose sensor and its function in supporting the viability of Candida glabrata under glucose-limited environment. Front. Microbiol., Vol. 6 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01334.
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  33. Ng, T.S., M.N.M. Desa, D. Sandai, P.P. Chong and L.T.L. Than, 2015. Phylogenetic and transcripts profiling of glucose sensing related genes in Candida glabrata. Jundishapur J. Microbiol., Vol. 8 10.5812/jjm.25177.
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  34. Nasir, M.M., M.H. Nurnajwa, J. Lay, J.C. Teoh, A.N. Syafinaz and M.T. Niazlin, 2015. Risk factors for multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa among hospitalized patients at a Malaysian hospital. Sains Malaysiana, 44: 257-260.

  35. Hanapi, U.K., M.N.M. Desa, A. Ismail and S. Mustafa, 2015. A higher sensitivity and efficiency of common primer multiplex PCR assay in identification of meat origin using NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 gene. J. Food Sci. Technol., 52: 4166-4175.
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  36. Eskandarian, N., Z. Ismail, V. Neela, A. Van Belkum, M.N.M. Desa and S.A. Nordin, 2015. Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles, serotype distribution and virulence determinants among invasive, non-invasive and colonizing Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus) from Malaysian patients. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis., 34: 579-584.
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  37. Suhaili, Z., S.S. Lean, A. Yahya, M.N.M. Desa, A.M. Ali and C.C. Yeo, 2014. Draft genome sequence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus KT/Y21, a sequence type 772 (ST772) strain isolated from a pediatric blood sample in terengganu, Malaysia. Genome Announcements, Vol. 2. 10.1128/genomeA.00271-14.
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  38. Shakrin, N.N.S.M., S.N. Masri, N.M. Taib, S.A. Nordin, F. Jamal and M.N.M. Desa, 2014. Genotypic characterization of Malaysian human isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae from carriage and clinical sources. Comp. Immunol. Microbial. Infect. Dis., 37: 347-354.
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  39. Norhidayah, M.A.T., A. Ab Hamid, H.P. Pung, P.A.A. Rafee and F.A. Yahya et al., 2014. Staphylococcus aureus infection risk in a population of health sciences students at a public university. Iran. J. Public Health., 43: 112-116.
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  40. Nathan, J.J., M.N.M. Desa, K.L. Thong, S.C. Clarke, S.N. Masri, R.M. Yasin and N.M. Taib, 2014. Genotypic characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19F in Malaysia. Infect. Genet. Evol., 21: 391-394.
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  41. Ismail, N.A., S. Din, N. Syafawati, S.S. Mamat and Z. Zabidi et al., 2014. Effect of aqueous extract of Dicranopteris linearis leaves against paracetamol and carbon tetrachloride-induced liver toxicity in rats. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., 27: 831-835.
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  42. Chuah, E.L., Z.A. Zakaria, Z. Suhaili, S.A. Bakar and M.N.M. Desa, 2014. Antimicrobial activities of plant extracts against methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J. Microbiol. Res., 4: 6-13.
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  43. Adamu, M.T., B.M.T. Shamsul, M.N. Desa and S. Khairani-Bejo, 2014. A review on Escherichia coli O157: H7-the super pathogen. Health, 5: 118-134.
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  44. Yatim, M.M., S.N. Masri, M.N.M. Desa, N.M. Taib, S.A. Nordin and F. Jamal, 2013. Determination of phenotypes and pneumococcal surface protein A family types of Streptococcus pneumoniae from Malaysian healthy children. J. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect., 46: 180-186.
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  45. Suhaili, Z.B., S.A. Johari, M.H. Sajili, A. Yahya, Z.A. Zakaria, M.N.M. Desa and A.M. Ali, 2013. In silico PCR verification and simplex real-time PCR detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from east coast Malaysian clinical isolates. Walailak J. Sci. Technol. (WJST)., 10: 237-246.
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  46. Shakrin, N.N., S.D. Balasubramaniam, H.A. Yusof, M.F. Mastuki and S.N. Masri et al., 2013. Evaluation of PCR-based approach for serotype determination of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Trop. Biomed., 30: 338-344.
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  47. Seyyedan, A., F. Yahya, M.F.F. Kamarolzaman, Z. Suhaili, M.N. Mohd Desa, H. Mohd Khairi, M.N. Somchit and C.A. Fatimah et al., 2013. Review on the ethnomedicinal, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Piper sarmentosum: Scientific justification of its traditional use. TANG, 3: 1-32.
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  48. Nurhayatie, S., M.N.M. Desa, L.T.L. Than and P.P. Chong, 2013. Anti-hyphal formation property of allicin in suppression of Aspergillus fumigates growth. Malaysian J. Microbiol., 9: 245-252.
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  49. Nathan, J.J., N.M. Taib, M.N.M. Desa, S.N. Masri and R.M. Yasin et al., 2013. Prevalence of macrolide resistance and in vitro activities of six antimicrobial agents against clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumonia from a multi-center surveillance in Malaysia. Med. J. Malaysia, 68: 119-124.
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  50. Eskandarian, N., V. Neela, Z. Ismail, S.M. Puzi, R.A. Hamat, M.N.M. Desa and S.A. Nordin, 2013. Group B streptococcal bacteremia in a major teaching hospital in Malaysia: A case series of eighteen patients. Int. J. Infect. Dis., 17: e777-e780.
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  51. Tasrip, N.A., M.N.M. Desa, C.Y. Kqueen, N.Z.M. Zin and Z.A. Zakaria et al., 2012. A comparison between aerial mass colors, antibacterial activities and RAPD fingerprints of soil isolates of streptomyces. J. Biol. Sci., 12: 218-224.
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  52. Joffry, S.M., N.J. Yob, M.S. Rofiee, M.M.R.M.M. Affandi and Z. Suhaili et al., 2012. Melastoma malabathricum (L.) Smith ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents and pharmacological properties: A review. Evidence-Based Complement. Altern. Med., Vol. 2012. 10.1155/2012/258434.
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  53. Idris, S.N.A., M.N.M. Desa, M.N. Aziz and N.M. Taib, 2012. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and distribution of exoU and exoS in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at a Malaysian hospital. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health., 43: 116-123.

  54. Ahmadi, S. and M.N.M. Desa, 2012. Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriers among medical students in a medical school. Med. J. Malaysia., 67: 636-638.
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  55. Zin, N.Z.M., N.A. Tasrip, M.N.M. Desa, C.Y. Kqueen, Z.A. Zakaria, R.A. Hamat and M.N. Shamsudin, 2011. Characterization and antimicrobial activities of two Streptomyces isolates from soil in the periphery of Universiti Putra Malaysia. Trop. Biomed., 28: 651-660.
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  56. Zakaria, Z.A., M.L. Zakaria, Z. Amom and M.N.M. Desa, 2011. Antimicrobial activity of the aqueous extract of selected Malaysian herbs. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 5: 5379-5383.
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  57. Rachman, A.R.A., N.M. Azis, P.H. Ping, Z. Suhaili, S.A. Nordin, Z. Othman and M.N.M. Desa, 2011. Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of methicillin resistance determinants and β-lactamase in Staphylococcus species. Malaysian J. Microbiol., 13: 308-317.

  58. Desa, M.N.M., N. Parasakthi, S.D. Sekaran and J. Vadivelu, 2011. Pneumococcal replicative state in relation to its adherence capacity to A549-cell line: A preliminary in vitro analysis. Malaysian J. Microbiol., 7: 107-110.
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  59. Sulaiman, M.R., Z.A. Zakaria, A. Abdul-Rahman, A.S. Mohamad and M.N. Desa et al., 2010. Antinociceptive and antiedematogenic activities of andrographolide isolated from Andrographis paniculata in animal models. Biol. Res. Nursing, 11: 293-301.
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  60. Desa, M.N.M., N. Parasakhti, J. Vadivelu and S.D. Sekaran, 2008. Differential adherence capacities of clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae at different growth states to human respiratory epithelial cells (in vitro). Asian J. Cell Biol., 3: 61-66.
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  61. Desa, M.N., N. Parasakhti, J. Vadivelu and S.D. Sekaran, 2008. Expression analysis of adherence-associated genes in pneumococcal clinical isolates during adherence to human respiratory epithelial cells (in vitro) by real-time PCR. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 288: 125-130.
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  62. Desa, M.N., S.D. Sekaran, J. Vadivelu and N. Parasakthi, 2007. Distribution of CBP genes in Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in relation to vaccine types, penicillin susceptibility and clinical site. Epidemiol. Infect., 136: 940-942.
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  63. Desa, M.N., K.L. Thong and N. Parasakthi, 2005. A correlation between the genes responsible for penicillin- and erythromycin-resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae and the MICs: A potential approach for molecular detection of susceptibility. Malaysian J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., 12: 55-57.
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  64. Desa, M.N. and N. Parasakthi, 2004. Comparison of susceptibility test methods to detect penicillin susceptibility in Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates. Malaysian J. Pathol., 26: 29-33.
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  65. Desa, M.N., K.L. Thong, M.Y. Rohani and N. Parasakthi, 2003. Penicillin susceptibility and molecular characteristics of clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Int. J. Infect. Dis., 7: 190-197.
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  66. Thong, K.L., M.M.D. Nasir, Y.L. Goh, Y.F. Ngeow and N. Parasakthi, 2001. Rapid pulsed-field gel electrophoresis method for Streptococcus spp. Asia Pacific J. Mol. Biol. Biotechnol., 9: 143-145.
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