Abdelkarim Mahdhi

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Antioxidant activity is particularly important, since oxidation is an unavoidable reaction in all living bodies. At present, natural antioxidants to be used on food as an alternative to synthetic ones are being sought. Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) specimens were fed for 4 weeks with diets enriched with bacterial probiotics (Shewanella putrefaciens(More)
The use of immunostimulants is considered a promising preventive practice that may help to maintain animal welfare and a healthy environment, while increasing production and providing higher profits. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects on gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) of the dietary administration of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum(More)
The present study was conducted to determine the potential effect of the dietary intake of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) seeds alone or in combination with Bacillus licheniformis, Lactobacillus plantarum or B. subtilis on gilthead seabream quality and antioxidant response after 2 and 3 weeks of experimental feeding. The results showed that the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Probiotics are live microbial feed supplements which beneficially affect the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance, producing metabolites which inhibit the colonization or growth of other microorganisms or by competing with them for resources such as nutrients or space. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
The probiotic properties of Bacillus strains isolated from Artemia culture and the effect of marine stress on viability and survival were investigated, as well as the changes occurring in their properties. Analyses showed that these bacteria corresponded to the genus Bacillus sp. Antagonism and adherence assays revealed that Bacillus strains have an(More)
Pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella have the ability to respond to a wide variety of environmental stimuli. These responses allow them to survive and withstand insults both of an external location as well as within the host. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of preadaptation in stressful conditions encountered in seawater microcosms for(More)
Because of their functional diversity, bioactive compounds are becoming a new biocontrol agent to limit biofilm formation by pathogens. In this study, the physico-chemical characterization of an exopolysaccharide (EPS) isolated from Lactobacillus plantarum (EPLB) was characterized and its in vitro effect on biofilm formation was studied. The EPS had a(More)
BACKGROUND To find a biological control treatment applicable to shrimp hatcheries, the influence of the dietary administration of a consortium of two date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) fruit extracts and potentially probiotic Bacillus strain on Artemia culture was studied. Challenge tests were performed with virulent Vibrio alginolyticus to assess the(More)
The use of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as probiotics in aquaculture may improve the quality of seed production and limit the use of antibiotics in fish hatcheries. This study attempted to further characterize the candidate probiotic Lactobacillus casei X2, and the immune and physiological responses of the sea bass larvae. L. casei X2 was confirmed as a good(More)
In this study, Artemia salina cysts collected from four Tunisian hypersaline environments were characterized using biometrical, biological and biochemical descriptors. Biometrical analysis revealed that the mean diameter value ranged from 220.25 to 237.76 μm, for the untreated cysts, from 199 to 224.52 μm for decapsulated cysts and that the chorion(More)
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