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BIOACTIVITIES AND CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF LEAVES OF SOME ETLINGERA SPECIES (ZINGIBERACEAE) IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA ERIC CHAN WEI CHIANG Student ID: 18107370 School of Science, Monash University Sunway Campus, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia June 2009 Eric Chan, W.C. Preamble ______________________________________________________________________________________ DECLARATIONS In accordance with Monash University Doctorate Regulation 17 for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil), the following declarations are made: I hereby declare that this thesis contains no material which has been accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma at any university or equivalent institution and that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, this thesis contains no material previously published or written by another person, except where due reference is made in the text of the thesis. This thesis includes six original papers published in peer-reviewed journals. The core theme of the thesis is Bioactivity and Chemical Constituents of Wild and Cultivated Ginger Species (Zingiberaceae). The ideas, development and writing up of all the papers in the thesis were the principal responsibility of myself, the candidate, working within the Natural Product Chemistry Laboratory of Monash University Sunway Campus (MUSC) Malaysia under the supervision of Assoc Prof Dr LIM YAU YAN. The candidate is the lead author for all six publications. The inclusion of co-authors in the publications reflects the fact that the work was based on team-based research and came from active collaboration between researchers of MUSC Malaysia and the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). Name: ERIC CHAN WEI CHIANG Student ID: 18107370 Signed: Date: June 2009 PhD Thesis i Eric Chan, W.C. Preamble

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