Sex: Male

  • Master of Science in Botany minor in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines Los BaƱos, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, 20213

Field of Specialization:
Plant physiology
Plant systematics
Molecular biology


Article title: Incorporating Animal Forensics in Routine Meat Inspection in the Philippines
Authors: Enrykie B. Fortajada, Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla, Maria Corazon A. De Ungria
Publication title: Forensic Science International: Animals and Environments, 1, 2021

Robust species identification of unprocessed and processed meat is essential to ensure the safety and quality of food products. Meat adulteration results from the wrong identification of animal sources, contamination of different meats during processing, or intentional meat substitution using those from other species and non-meat products of lower economic value. This review discusses the potential applications of DNA barcoding in routine meat inspections in the Philippines. Developing mini-barcode primer sets to enhance the utility of conventional techniques is critical in adopting DNA barcoding technology as a robust tool for routine inspections of meat sold commercially, including those intended for the halal meat industry. Increasing the ability of the Philippine National Meat Inspection Service to document the number, types, and scope of meat fraud is a step forward in finally using animal forensic science as a valuable component of its regulatory functions for the protection of the meat-consuming public.
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Article title: Altitudinal Variations of Essential Oil-Secreting Tube Cells in the Vegetative Organs of Coriandrum sativum L.
Authors: Altitudinal Variations of Essential Oil-Secreting Tube Cells in the Vegetative
Organs of Coriandrum sativum L.
Publication title: International Journal of Biosciences, February 2018

Modifications in the anatomical structure of plants grown in different conditions have been reported, such as increase in number of palisade mesophyll layers, size and density of stomata. However, these variable responses to environmental factors depend on the physiological and morphological characteristics of the species. In this study, anatomical features on the vegetative organs of Coriandrum sativum L. from two areas with different elevations were evaluated with emphasis on essential oil-secreting tube cells (EOT). Light microscopy techniques were employed in examining the transverse sections of roots, stems, and leaves. Anatomically, the C. sativum roots, stems, and leaveshad the same tissue compositions in both sampled areas. However, the diameter ofEOT significantly differed in between two areas. Cross sections of C. sativum from La Trinidad, Benguet which represented the area with higher elevation had significantly larger diameter of EOT in all sampled vegetative organs. In both areas, EOT were localized in the cortical region of the roots, below the hypodermal area of the stem and adjacent to its vascular bundles, and within the spongy parenchyma layer of leaves. In roots, EOT cellswere randomly arranged within the cortical region, in a ring-pattern in stems following the vascular bundle arrangement, and adjacent to vascular bundles in leaves.
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Article title: Growth and Yield Responses of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Genotypes Contrasting in
Flooding Tolerance under Partial and Complete Submergence
Authors: Enrykie B. Fortajada
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