latifahzkia

 

Professor
B.Sc.(Hons.) Biology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Ph.D., Plant pathology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Tel: 04-653 3506 Lfah@usm.my ; latiffahz@yahoo.com
Plant Pathology / Mycology

 

Research Profile

My research focus on diversity, systematics and phylogenetics of microfungi  from various genera with speciel reference to Fusarium, Colletotrichum, Aspergillus and Penicillium

Current Research

  • Biodiversity and Phylogenetics of Fusarium species in Malaysia.
  • Characterization of Colletotrichum species from economically crops in Malaysia.
  • Biodiversity and molecular characterization of Aspergillus and Penicillium species in Malaysia.
  • Biodiversity and Phylogenetic of leaf spot fungi.
  • Biodiversity of endophytic fungi from spine of rattan.

Collaborators

  • Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Department of Agriculture, Penang
  • Universitas Gadja Mada, Yodjakarta, Indonesia
  • Fusarium Research Center (FRC), Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • CBS-KNAW Fungal Diversity Centre, Netherland

Selected Publications

  1. Suzianti I.V, Intan Sakinah M. A. and Latiffah Z. (2015). Characterization and pathogenicity of Colletotrichum truncatum causing stem anthracnose of red-fleshed dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus) in Malaysia. Journal of Phytopathology 163 : 67 – 71.
  2. Khosrow Chehri, Baharuddin Salleh and Latiffah Zakaria (2015). Morphological and Phylogenetic Analysis of Fusarium solani Species Complex in Malaysia. Microbial Ecology 69 : 457 – 471.
  3. Latiffah Zakaria, Lim Choong Yee and Teh Li Yee. (2015). Occurrence of microfungi on several dried fruits. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology 11 (3) : 313-316.
  4. Latiffah Zakaria, Nurul Zaadah Juhari, Suzianti Iskandar Vijaya and Intan Sakinah Mohd Anuar (2015). Molecular characterization of Colletotrichum isolates associated with anthracnose of mango fruit. Sains Malaysiana 44 (5) : 651 – 656.
  5. Teh L.Y. and Latiffah Z. (2015). Molecular characterization of Aspergillus species from beach soil. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal 44 (2) : 119 – 127.
  6. Latiffah Zakaria, Muhamad Izham Muhamad Jamil and Intan Sakinah Mohd Anuar. (2016). Molecular Characterisation of Endophytic Fungi from Roots of Wild Banana (Musa acuminata). Tropical Life Sciences Research 27(1) : 153–162.
  7. Nurul Farah Abdul Karim, Masratulhawa Mohd, Nik Mohd Izham Mohd Nor and Latiffah Zakaria. (2016). Saprophytic and pathogenic Fusarium species from peat soil. Tropical Life Sciences Research 27(1): 1–21.
  8. Nurul Faziha Ibrahim, Masratul Hawa Mohd, Nik Mohd Izham Mohamed Nor and Latiffah Zakaria (2016). Pathogenicity of Fusarium semitectum and Fusarium chlamydosporum associated with pineapple fusariosis. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology 12 (1): xxx (early view - online)
  9. Raheleh Dehgahi, Sreeramanan Subramaniam, Latiffah Zakaria, Alireza Joniyas, Farid Beiki Firouzjahi, Kianoosh Haghnama, Mohammad Razinataj (2016). Review of Research on Fungal Pathogen Attack and Plant Defense Mechanism against Pathogen. International Journal of Scientific Research in Agricultural Sciences 2(8) : 197-208.
  10. Teh Li Yee, Rosnida Tajuddin , Nik Mohd Izham Mohamed Nor , Masratul Hawa Mohd and Latiffah Zakaria (2016). Filamentous Ascomycete and Basidiomycete fungi from beach sand. Rendiconti Lincei - Scienze Fisiche e Naturali (early view - online).
  11. Lau Meng Fei, Rosnida Tajuddin, Masratulhawa Mohd and Latiffah Zakaria. (2017). Identification and factors affecting in-vitro growth of an indigenous mushroom, Boletus sp. from Bachok, Kelantan, Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences 40 (1): 53 – 72.
  12. M. Masratul Hawa, I. Nurul Faziha, NMI. Mohamed Nor and Z. Latiffah ( 2017). Fusarium fujikuroi associated with stem rot of red-fleshed dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus) in Malaysia. Annals of Applied Biology 170(3):434–446 •
  13. Nor Azliza Ismail, Masratul Hawa Mohd, Nik Mohd Izham Mohamed Nor, Latiffah Zakaria (2017). Fumonisin B1-producing Fusarium species from agricultural crops in Malaysia. Crop Protection 98 : 70 – 75.
  14. Tong WY, Leong CR, Tan WN, Khairuddean M, Zakaria L, Ibrahim D (2017). Endophytic diaporthe sp. ED2 Produces a Novel Anti-candidal Ketone Derivative. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 27(6) : 1065–1070.
    5) M.A. Nurul Nadiah, N.M.I. Mohamed Nor, Z. Latiffah and M. Masratul Hawa (2017), First report of leaf blight on white spider lily caused by Neoscytalidium dimidiatum in Malaysia New Disease Reports 35, 16. [http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044- 0588.2017.035.016]
  15. Noor Atiqah Z and Latiffah Z (2017). Characterization of Aspergillus species from Corn Grains. HAYATI Journal of Biosciences 24 (1) : 26 - 34.
  16. Lau, M.F., Rosnida, T., Suhaila, A.B. and Latiffah, Z . (2017). Megaselia scalaris (Loew) (Diptera: Phoridae) infesting edible wild mushroom, Boletus griseipurpureus. Malaysian Applied Biology 46(2): 1–4
  17. Latiffah, Z . (2017). Mycotoxigenic Fusarium species from agricultural crops in Malaysia. JSM Mycotoxin 67 (2) : 1 – 9.
  18. Nurul Faziha Ibrahim, Masratul Hawa Mohd, Nik Mohd Izham Mohamed Nor and Latiffah Zakaria. (2017). Characterization of Fusarium spp. associated with pineapple fruit rot and leaf spot in Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Phytopathology (published on line DOI: 10.1111/jph.12611)
  19. Yee Jia Kee, Nur Nadhirah Suhaimi, Latiffah Zakaria and Masratul Hawa Mohd (2017). Characterisation of Neoscytalidium dimidiatum causing leaf blight on Sanseviera trifasciata in Malaysia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 12 : 60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13314-017-0284-z
  20. Nurul Husna Omar, Masratulhawa Mohd, Nik Mohd Izham Mohamed Nor and Latiffah Zakaria (2017). Fusarium species from mango leaf spot. Microbial Pathogenesis 114 : 362 – 368.
  21. H. K. Fatin Farhana, A. R. Shamsul Bahri , T. A. Vu Thanh, and L. Zakaria (2017). Morphological features of Rigidoporus microporus isolated from infected Malaysian rubber clones. Malaysian Journal of Microscopy 13 : 17 – 23.
  22. Nor Amalina Kamaruddin and Latiffah Zakaria (2018). Characterization of two xerophilic Aspergillus spp. from peanuts (Arachis hypogaea). Malaysian Journal of Micorbiology 14 (1) : 41 – 48.
  23. Rahmawati, Langkah Sembiring, Latiffah Zakaria, Endang S. Rahayu (2018). The diversity of indoor airborne molds growing in the university libraries in Indonesia. Biodiversitas 19 (1) : 194-201
  24. Yee Jia Kee, Latiffah Zakaria, and Masratul Hawa Mohd (2018). First Report of Stemphylium lycopersici Causing Leaf Spot on Sansevieria trifasciata in Malaysia. Plant Disease Note. 102 (2). DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-07-17-1049-PDN.
  25. Latiffah Zakaria and Wan Nuraini Wan Aziz. (2018). Endophytic fungi from banana leaves. Tropical Life Science Research. In press.
  26. Latiffah Zakaria and Noraini Mohd Nor (2018). Identification and characterization of Colletotrichum spp.associated with chili anthracnose in peninsular Malaysia. European Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-018-1431-x

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