DOrSU’s research on almaciga wins at SMAARDEC Research Conference
The Davao Oriental State University research titled “Secondary metabolites screening, cytotoxicity, and antibacterial activity of almaciga (Agathis philippinensis) aqueous resin extract won First Place in the recently concluded Research Conference for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (AANR) Students on December 7, 2022, at USEP Obrero, Davao City.
Joshua D. Maslog and Melliza L. Esperanza, coached by Dr. Janeth C. Tayone, Dr. Wilanfranco C. Tayone, and Ms. Analou Dedal, bested student researchers from other State Universities and Colleges in Region XI.
The study determined the Secondary metabolites, cytotoxicity, and antibacterial activity of almaciga (Agathis philippinensis) resin from Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental using water as an extracting solvent.
DOrSU received three awards at the said research conference. Aside from winning first place in the study on almaciga, Maria Lyca Trianga, with Ms. Erna S. Macusi as an adviser, won 2nd place in the Poster presentation category for their research “Comparative Performance of Irradiated and Non-irradiated Carrageenan-Based Foliar Fertilizers on the Growth, yield and Pest Incidence of Pechay.”
John Ryan C. Bongo, with the guidance of Dr. Roy M. Padilla, also won 3rd place in the oral presentation category for their study “Effects of Different Levels of Mango Seed Kernel Powder on Broiler’s Production Performance and Carcass Traits.”
DOrSU President Roy G. Ponce credited the strong research culture fostered by the program for its win in the research conference for AANR students. “These awards help improve our niche to becoming a Smart Regenerative Futures University,” President Ponce said.
The goal of AANR Students is to bring together the selected AANR students in the region for a research conference, provide a forum for knowledge and experience sharing among student researchers from the consortium member institutions, and uphold outstanding technologies or information.