Fouzia Charfi-Cheikhrouha

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This article aims at studying wintering waterbirds in Tunisian coastal lagoons in order to support effective conservation measures. Species number and abundance of wintering waterbirds were assessed in January, each year from 2002 to 2007, in 10 lagoon sites belonging to four different lagoon systems. We counted 76 species and on average more than 120,000(More)
The study of the cymothoid isopod parasites on marine fishes from Tunisian localities has allowed us to distinguish eight species, seven of which have already been recorded and one, Mothocya epimerica which is new to the region. New hosts for Cerathotoa parallela and Nerocila orbignyi are reported. For each parasite species collected, the host fish, the(More)
Hemocyanin has been used as a protein marker for Crustacea speciation. The specificity of the hemocyanin fractions of two Idotea species has been confirmed by mono and bidirection electrophoresis. Four protein fractions have been found in the two Idotea species. However, the molecular weight of each Idotea chelipes fraction is slightly higher. The two(More)
The genetic diversity and genetic relationship of the two main groups of African sheep, thin-tailed and fat-tailed sheep, represented by the indigenous Tunisian sheep breeds "Barbarine" (BAR, fat-tailed) and "Queue Fine de l'Ouest" (QFO, thin-tailed) were investigated. The genotypes of 110 animals belonging to these two breeds and their crossbreed (CRO)(More)
In polytypic Idotea chelipes species, the slow esterase constitutes a subspecific biochemical marker which discriminates, without ambiguity, each of three subspecies. Amylase 2 is a diagnostic locus which separates I. chelipes bocqueti from the two other subspecies where each is characterized by particular frequencies of the most frequent allele. The(More)
Porcellio variabilis is common and very widespread in Tunisia. Its breeding period lasts from February to October with a cessation during the months of November, December and January. The recruitment of young takes place principally between April and July. Virgin and mated females reared with natural photoperiod in the laboratory show that the initiation of(More)
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