Dr. Lai KokSong
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Dr. Lai KokSong

Senior Lecturer
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

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Im a lecturer at Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. My research areas are medical microbiology, molecular biology and plant sciences.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Tissue Culture
Molecular Biology
Plant Physiology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Yang, S.K., P.S.X. Yap, T. Krishnan, K. Yusoff and C. Kok-Gan et al., 2018. Mode of action: Synergistic interaction of peppermint (Mentha x piperita L. Carl) essential oil and meropenem against plasmid-mediated resistant E. col. Rec. Natural Prod., 12: 582-594.
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  2. Yang, S.K., L.Y. Low, P.S.X. Yap, K. Yusoff, C.W. Mai, K.S. Lai and S.H.E. Lim, 2018. Plant-derived antimicrobials: Insights into mitigation of antimicrobial resistance. Rec. Natural Prod., 12: 295-316.
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  3. Yang, S.K., C.K. Tan and K.S. Lai, 2018. Genetic transformation of Oryza sativa with RNAi vector targeting the disrupted meiotic cDNA1 gene. J. Asia Bot. (In Press). .
  4. Wee, W.C., K.S. Lai, C.L. Kong and W.S. Yap, 2018. Impact of within-row plant spacing and fixed fruit setting on yield and quality of rockmelon fruit cultivated by drip irrigation in a greenhouse. Horticult. Sci. Technol. (In Press). .
  5. Tan, S.W., K.S. Lai and J.Y. Loh, 2018. Effects of food wastes on yellow mealworm Tenebrio molitor larva nutritional profiles and growth performances. Examinse Mar. Biol. Oceanogr. (In Press). .
  6. Razali, N.A., N.A. Nazarudin, K.S. Lai, F. Abas and S. Ahmad, 2018. Curcumin derivative, 2, 6-bis (2-fluorobenzylidene) cyclohexanone (MS65) inhibits interleukin-6 production through suppression of NF-&kqappa;B and MAPK pathways in histamine-induced human keratinocytes cell (HaCaT). BMC Complement. Alternat. Med., Vol. 18. 10.1186/s12906-018-2223-8.
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  7. Nurul, S.M.D., N.A.Z. Dayang, K.S. Lai, K. Nozieana, M.M.J. Yanti and I.M. Ida, 2018. Crude oil yield and properties of rice bran oil from different varities as affected by exraction conditions using soxtherm method. Arabian J. Sci. Eng. (In Press). .
  8. Low, L.Y., O.A. Janna, C.Y. Wee and K.S. Lai, 2018. Effects of lingnosulfonates on callus proliferation and shoot induction of recalcitrant indica rice. Sains Malaysiana (In Press). .
  9. Leo, T.K., M. Ebrahimi, U. Kaka, J. Abu, A. Kasim and S.S. Loo et al., 2018. Effect of caponization on muscle, liver and adipose fatty acid composition, lipid peroxidation, and cholesterol in breast muscle of Cobb 500 broilers. J. Vet. Res. (In Press). .
  10. Choi, W.C., W.M. Hon, M. Mohamad, A.K.D.X. Kok, K.S. Lai and W.S. Yap, 2018. Antioxidant properties of crude and cold ethanol precipitated protein from Palm Kernel Cake (PKC) as potential cosmeceutical agent. J. Palm Oil Res. (In Press). .
  11. Chew, Y.C., M.H.A. Halim and W. Abdullah, 2018. Highly efficient proliferation and regeneration of Protocorm-Like Bodies (PLBS) of the threatened orchid, Phalaenopsis bellina. Sains Malaysiana, 47: 1093-1099.
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  12. Yap, W.S. and K.S. Lai, 2017. Biochemical properties of twelve Malaysia rice cultivars in relation to yield potential. Asian J. Agric. Res., 11: 137-143.
  13. Yang, S.K., K. Yusoff, C.W. Mai, W.M. Lim, W.S. Yap, S.H.E. Lim and K.S. Lai, 2017. Additivity vs synergism: Investigation of the additive interaction of cinnamon bark oil and meropenem in combinatory therapy. Molecules, Vol. 22. 10.3390/molecules22111733.
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  14. Nurul, S.M.D., N.A.Z Dayang, K.S. Lai, M.M.J. Yanti, I.I. Muhamad and H. Yaakob, 2017. Microwave-assited stabilization and stirage stability study of rice bran oil from different varieties. Chem. Eng. Trans., 56: 1285-1290.
  15. Lim, Y.Y. and K.S. Lai, 2017. Generation of transgenic rice expressing cyclotide precursor oldenlandia Affinis kalata B1 protein. J. Anim. Plant Sci., 27: 680-684.
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  16. Lim, Y.Y. and K.S. Lai, 2017. Generation of transgenic rice expressing cyclotide precursor Oldenlandia affinis kalata B1 protein. J. Anim. Plant Sci., 27: 680-684.
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  17. Kamarudin, A.N., K.S. Lai, D.U. Lamasudin, A.S. Idris, B. Yusof and N. Zetty, 2017. Enhancement of thiamine biosynthesis in oil palm seedlings by colonization of endophytic fungus Hendersonia toruloidea. Front. Plant Sci., Vol. 8. 10.3389/fpls.2017.01799.
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  18. Nurul, S.M.D., M. Daud, N.A.Z. Dayang, K.S. Lai, I.N. Ida and M.M.J. Yanti, 2016. Antioxidant properties of rice bran oil from different varieties extracted by solvent extraction methods. J. Teknol., 78: 107-110.
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  19. Lai, K.S., 2016. Analysis of EXO70C2 expression revealed its specific association with late stages of pollen development. Plant Cell Tissue Org. Cult., 124: 209-215.
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  20. Fook, C.W.K., L.K. Song, W.M. Yun and M. Mahmood, 2016. Minimal inhibitory concentration of common selectable agents on recalcitrant Malaysian rice cultivar. Asian J. Agric. Res., 10: 126-131.
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  21. Clement, W.K.F., K.S. Lai, M.Y. Wong and M. Maziah, 2016. Heat and hydrolytic enzymes treatment improved the Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of recalcitrant indica rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Cell Tissue Org. Cult., 125: 183-190.
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  22. Chiew, M.S., K.S. Lai, S. Hussein and J.O. Abdullah, 2016. A review on induced mutagenesis of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. Pertanika J., 2: 77-85.
  23. Amirul, F.M.A., A.A.A. Ghani, A.S. Saadan, A. Mokrish, K.S. Lai, M. Zamri-Saad, A.B. Zuki and H.A. Hassim, 2016. Histological changes of liver tissue and serobiochemical relation in does with preganncy ketosis. J. Ternak Vet., 21: 96-100.
  24. Amirul, F.M.A., A. Mokrish, K.S. Lai, M. Zamri-Saad, A.B. Zuki and H.A. Hassim, 2016. Clinical, biochemical and histology changes during developement of pregnancy ketosis in goat. J. Vet. Malaysia, 28: 1-6.
  25. Fook, C.W.K., L.K. Song, W.M. Yun and M. Mahmood, 2015. Efficient regeneration and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation protocol for recalcitrant indica rice (Oryza sativa L.). Emir. J. Food Agric., 27: 837-848.
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  26. Lai, K.S., K. Yusoff and M. Mahmood, 2014. Morphological and physiological characterization of embryogenic and non-embryogenic tissues of Centella asiatica. Plant Tissue Cult. Biotechnol., 24: 125-129.
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  27. Lai, K.S., K. Yusoff and M. Mahmood, 2013. Functional ectodomain of the hemagglutinin-neuraminidase protein is expressed in transgenic tobacco cells as a candidate vaccine against Newcastle disease virus. Plant Cell Tissue Org. Cult., 112: 117-121.
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  28. Lai, K.S. and T. Masatsugu, 2013. Isolation and characterization of an Arabidopsis thaliana self-incompatibility mutant induced by heavy-ion beam irradiation. Acta Biol. Cracoviensia Ser. Bot., 55: 146-152.
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  29. Lai, K.S. and K. Yusoff, 2013. Production of tENDO1 in stably transformed tobacco cell cultures for mismatch detection. Plant Cell Tissue Org. Cult., 114: 287-294.
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  30. Lai, K.S., P. Kaothien-Nakayama, M. Iwano and S. Takayama, 2012. A TILLING resource for functional genomics in Arabidopsis thaliana accession C24. Genes Genet. Syst., 87: 291-297.
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  31. Lai, K.S., K. Yusoff and M. Mahmood, 2012. Heterologous expression of hemagglutinin-neuraminidase protein from Newcastle disease virus strain AF2240 in Centella asiatica. Acta Biol. Cracoviensia Ser. Bot., 54: 142-147.
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  32. Lai, K.S., P. Abdullah, K. Yusoff and M. Mahmood, 2011. An efficient protocol for particle bombardment-mediated transformation of Centella asiatica callus. Acta Physiol. Plant., 33: 2547-2552.
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  33. Lai, K.S., K. Yusoff and M. Maziah, 2011. Extracellular matrix as the early structural marker for Centella asiatica embryogenic tissues. Biol. Plant., 55: 549-553.
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