P2.1.7 Exploring MIP Sensor of Basal Stem Rot (BSR) Disease in Palm Oil Plantation

A. H. Abdullah, A. Y. Md. Shakaff, A. H. Adom, M. N. Ahmad, A. Zakaria, S. A. Ghani, N. M. Samsudin, F. S. A. Saad, L. M. Kamarudin, N. H. Hamid & I.A. Seman
In Malaysia, the production of palm oil is hampered by the infection of Basal Stem Rot (BSR) disease. Unfortunately, the existing BSR detection techniques are complex, time-consuming and still not fully developed. So, this research proposes an investigation to identify the volatile compounds (biomarkers) of the infected oil palm trees. The biomarkers will be proposed to develop specific Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (MIP) sensors. The sensor will be used for the development of ‘Application Specific Electronic...