Ghassen Abid

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The aim of this review is to highlight the role of myo-inositol phosphate synthase (MIPS), which catalyses the first step in inositol biosynthesis and of sucrose synthase (Sus), an enzyme involved in UDP-glucose formation, the principal nucleoside diphosphate in the sucrose cleavage reaction and in trehalose biosynthesis. These two enzymes are involved in(More)
Assessment of genetic diversity is an essential component in germplasm characterization and utilization. Molecular markers serve as a valuable tool to assess the genetic variation and germplasm identification, which play a key role for faba (Vicia faba L.) bean breeding. In this study, we analyzed the genetic diversity of faba bean accessions based on(More)
Hybrid embryos resulting from crosses between Phaseolus species often fail to reach maturity and some combinations frequently abort at early developmental stages. The genetic or molecular basis for these consistent developmental defects is at present not clear. However, an extremely complex genetic system, thought to be caused by major epigenetic changes(More)
Interspecific hybridization in the genus Phaseolus, conducted to introgress desired traits into common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), leads to the abortion of immature embryos, usually at early developmental stages. Little is known about the physiological responses of embryo dysfunction in P. vulgaris during the early stages of embryogenesis and the genes(More)
A full-length cDNA encoding common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) sucrose synthase (designated as Pv_BAT93 Sus), which catalyses the synthesis and cleavage of sucrose, was isolated from seeds at 15 days after pollination (DAP) by rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). The full-length cDNA of Pv_BAT93 Sus had a 2,418 bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding a(More)
(1) Univ. Liege Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech. Unit of Tropical Crop Husbandry and Horticulture. Passage des Déportés, 2. B-5030 Gembloux (Belgium). E-mail: (2) Walloon Agricultural Research Centre. Department of Biotechnology. Chaussée de Charleroi, 234. B-5030 Gembloux (Belgium). (3) Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie. Department of(More)
The inoculation of plants with plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria has become a priority in the phytoremediation of heavy-metal-contaminated soils. A total of 82 bacteria were isolated from Sulla coronaria root nodules cultivated on four soil samples differently contaminated by heavy metals. The phenotypic characterization of these isolates demonstrated an(More)
In plants, the myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthase (EC; MIPS) is an evolutionarily conserved enzyme protein and catalyzes the synthesis of myo-inositol, which is a central molecule required for cell metabolism and plant growth. A full-length cDNA encoding common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) MIPS (designated Pv_BAT93 MIPS) was isolated from seed of P.(More)
Two genotypes of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) were studied to determine the structural cause of seed abortion in this species. In the non-abortive control (wild-type, cultivar BAT93), the histological analysis revealed a classical pattern of seed development and showed coordinated differentiation of the embryo proper, suspensor, endosperm tissue and(More)
Myo-Inositol Phosphate Synthase (MIPS; EC catalyses the first committed step in inositol biosynthesis. The enzyme converts D-glucose 6-phosphate, an intermediate of the glycolytic pathway, to myo-inositol phosphate (Ins phosphate), which is subsequently converted to myo-inositol by the action of inositol monophosphatase [3]. It has been(More)