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Puting Kahoy, Philippines

The Adventist University of the Philippines is a private coeducational Christian university located in Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite, Philippines. The university is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and holds an autonomous status recognized by the CHED . Wikipedia.


Aclan E.M.,Adventist University of the Philippines | Aziz N.H.A.,Northern University of Malaysia
International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature | Year: 2015

To survive in the 21st century workplace, communication skills are extremely important. However, a mismatch between the industry requirement and the university graduates’ competencies in terms of effective communication skills exists. Rote learning and lack of opportunities to practice English communication skills inside and outside the classroom are common issues in EFL/ESL contexts. Thus, this qualitative study was conducted to explore how debate as a pedagogical tool with three stages - pre-debate, actual debate and post-debate - can develop communication skills. The data were gathered through semi-structured one-on-one interview with five debate experts across from ASEAN countries and focus group interview with six ASEAN debate students. The participants of this study described the use of the pre-debate stage for the research and brainstorming tasks that engage the team members with each other, the actual debate for the arguments, POI and rebuttals that actively engage debaters with their opponents, and the postdebate stage that engage all the debaters with the adjudicators, their team-mates and their opponents. This pedagogical aspect focusing on the three stages of debate which has implications for SLA and language teaching was not substantially dealt with in previous studies on debate. © Australian International Academic Centre, Australia. Source


Tomizawa Y.,Chiba University | Shinmura Y.,Chiba University | Wee A.K.S.,National University of Singapore | Takayama K.,University of Tokyo | And 18 more authors.
Conservation Genetics Resources | Year: 2013

Human impacts have seriously damaged mangroves, and conservation of mangroves will require information on local and regional population genetic structures. Here, we report the development and polymorphism of eleven novel microsatellite markers, developed using next-generation sequencing on 56 samples of widespread mangrove species Xylocarpus granatum (Meliaceae) from nine populations across the Indo-West Pacific region. All loci were found to be polymorphic, with the number of alleles per locus ranging from four to 19. In a population from Sabah (Malaysia), the mean observed and expected heterozygosity per locus was 0.59 and 0.58, respectively. No null allele, significant linkage disequilibrium or deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was detected among all loci. The eleven markers developed can be valuable tools to conservation genetics of this species across its distributional range. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Source


Ono J.,Chiba University | Yong J.W.H.,Singapore University of Technology and Design | Takayama K.,Museum of Natural and Environmental History | Saleh M.N.B.,University Putra Malaysia | And 13 more authors.
Conservation Genetics | Year: 2016

Bruguiera hainesii (Rhizophoraceae) is one of the two Critically Endangered mangrove species listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Although the species is vulnerable to extinction, its genetic diversity and the evolutionary relationships with other Bruguiera species are not well understood. Also, intermediate morphological characters imply that the species might be of hybrid origin. To clarify the genetic relationship between B. hainesii and other Bruguiera species, we conducted molecular analyses including all six Bruguiera species using DNA sequences of two nuclear genes (CesA and UNK) and three chloroplast regions (intergenic spacer regions of trnL-trnF, trnS-trnG and atpB-rbcL). For nuclear DNA markers, all nine B. hainesii samples from five populations were heterozygous at both loci, with one allele was shared with B. cylindrica, and the other with B. gymnorhiza. For chloroplast DNA markers, the two haplotypes found in B. hainesii were shared only by B. cylindrica. These results suggested that B. hainesii is a hybrid between B. cylindrica as the maternal parent and B. gymnorhiza as the paternal one. Furthermore, chloroplast DNA haplotypes found in B. hainesii suggest that hybridization has occurred independently in regions where the distribution ranges of the parental species meet. As the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species currently excludes hybrids (except for apomictic plant hybrids), the conservation status of B. hainesii should be reconsidered. © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht Source


Shinmura Y.,Chiba University | Wee A.K.S.,National University of Singapore | Takayama K.,University of Vienna | Asakawa T.,Chiba University | And 17 more authors.
Conservation Genetics Resources | Year: 2012

A set of 15 new microsatellite loci was developed and characterized for the widespread mangrove tree species Sonneratia alba (Lythraceae) by using next-generation sequencing. Forty-eight S. alba samples from seven populations in the Indo-West Pacific region were genotyped; all loci were polymorphic, with the number of alleles ranging from three to eight. The mean observed heterozygosity per locus was 0.21 for a population from Sabah, Malaysia. No null allele or significant linkage disequilibrium was detected, indicating the robustness of the markers. Only one locus (SA103) showed deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. As characterization of these microsatellite loci was done with samples covering most of the species' distribution range, the markers can be applied to genetic diversity studies over the broad geographical range of the species. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Source


Shinmura Y.,Chiba University | Wee A.K.S.,National University of Singapore | Takayama K.,University of Vienna | Meenakshisundaram S.H.,Ms Swaminathan Research Foundation | And 17 more authors.
Conservation Genetics Resources | Year: 2012

A set of 14 new microsatellite markers was developed for mangrove species Rhizophora mucronata (Rhizophoraceae) by using pyrosequencing. Fifty-six samples from 9 populations of R. mucronata in the Indo-West Pacific region were genotyped; all loci were polymorphic, with the number of alleles ranging from 2 to 9. The mean expected heterozygosity per locus was 0. 16 in a population from Sabah, no significant linkage disequilibrium was found among loci, and significant deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was found in 3 loci. The polymorphic microsatellite markers with samples covering most of the species' distribution range can be applied in genetic diversity studies covering a broad geographical range of the species. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Source

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