Mohamed Hemida Abd-Alla

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Effects of the pesticides Afugan, Brominal, Gramoxone, Selecron and Sumi Oil on growth, nodulation and root colonisation by arbuscular mycrrhizal (AM) fungi of the legumes cowpea (Vigna sinensis L.), common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and Lupin (Lupinus albus L.) were determined. The growth of all plants was inhibited by pesticide application, but this(More)
Azotobacter chroococcum MH1 was grown in a mannitol and nitrogen free medium supplemented with p-hydroxybenzoic acid, resorcinol, catechol or vanillic acid as a sole carbon source. Growth and nitrogenase activity of p-hydroxybenzoic acid were supported by 8, 6 and 4 mM of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, resorcinol and catechol, respectively. The generation time of(More)
Egyptian soils are generally characterized by slightly alkaline to alkaline pH values (7.5-8.7) which are mainly due to its dry environment. In arid and semi-arid regions, salts are less concentrated and sodium dominates in carbonate and bicarbonate forms, which enhance the formation of alkaline soils. Alkaline soils have fertility problems due to poor(More)
The present study was made to isolate and assess some physiological characteristics of root nodule-colonizing fungi. During this study, 17 fungal species were isolated from root nodule samples taken from faba bean plants (Vicia faba L.) collected from different sites at Assiut area (Egypt). The growth of faba bean plants in pots was significantly promoted(More)
Eighteen organic compounds were present in growing onion bulbs cultivar Giza 6 infected with P. aeruginosa, but only fourteen of them are present in dry infected onion bulbs; however, four compounds were missing in dry onion. The missing compounds in dry infected onion bulbs are pantolactone, 4,5-dihydro-4,5-dimethylfuran-2(3H)-one, myristic acid, and(More)
Pesticides (Brominal, Cuprosan and Fenvalerate) at 10 and 50 ppm suppressed growth, respiration and nitrogenase activity ofAzotobacter chroococcum, Azospirillum brasilense andAzospirillum lipoferum. The inhibitory effect on respiration ofAsm. lipoferum was most pronounced after 3 and 4 days.
Of 13 Rhizobium and Bradyrhizobium strains investigated for the production of cellular and extracellular phosphodiesterase and phosphotriesterase, all were found to produce both enzymes. Phosphodiesterase was produced at a much higher level than phosphotriesterase. Rhizobium meliloti TAL 1373 was the most productive. The extracellular enzymes were activated(More)
  • M H Abd-Alla
  • 1992
Six strains and a commercial inoculant ofBradyrhizobium japonicum were evaluated in association withGlycine max (L.) cultivar Clark. Inoculated and uninoculated plants were grown in pot and field experiments. Nodules were counted and weighed and roots and shoots were separated and analysed for total nitrogen. In pot experiments, two of six bacterial strains(More)
Common bean seed lots collected from different seed dealers and Malawii agriculture station were screened for the presence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli. In the laboratory the pathogen was isolated following the routine laboratory assay method, i.e. direct plating method using yeast extract-dextrose-calcium carbonate agar medium (YDC). Yellow,(More)
The goal of this study was to investigate the response of activation of Rhizobium tibeticum with mixture of hesperetin and apigenin to improve growth, nodulation, and nitrogen fixation of fenugreek grown under cobalt (Co) stress. The current study showed that high concentrations of Co-induced noxious effects on rhizobial growth, nod gene expression,(More)