Mohamed Salah Romdhane

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A large part of the extensive aquaculture in Tunisia was based on the transfer of mullet fry from the marine coastal areas to the continental fresh water lakes, the aim of this work is the monitoring of the changes made in the lipid composition of Mugil cephalus fry according to salinity and temperature acclimation. Fish acclimated to 14 °C and 0.5 psu(More)
The Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, has breeding colonies in the island of Chikly (in the lake of Tunis) and in Thyna saltpans (in the gulf of Gabès), two important Tunisian wetlands that are strongly affected by anthropogenic activity. Here, we used E. garzetta chick feathers for environmental monitoring of breeding grounds of this species. Since trophic(More)
Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii is an invasive freshwater cyanobacteria of tropical origin, also found in temperate regions. Due to its known ability to produce potent toxins, such as cylindrospermopsin and the paralytic shellfish poisoning, this species is of major concern from a water quality perspective. This study presents a genetic characterization of(More)
Coastal ecosystems are subjected to a wide variety of disturbances, including those due to xenobiotics of agricultural and industrial origin. These pollutants as heavy metals can modify the genetic diversity of populations by favouring or counter-selecting certain alleles or genotypes by differential mortality. In the present study, two genetic markers(More)
We used Yellow-legged Gull (YLG) chicks to monitor trace elements in Tunisian areas subject to different pollution stresses: urban contamination (Chikly), industrial pollution (Thyna) and an unpolluted area (Kneis). We measured trace element concentrations (Hg, Se and Pb) in chick feathers. We also assessed their feeding ecology by analyzing both(More)
This study presents a genetic characterization of 27 potentially toxic cyanobacterial strains isolated from seven reservoirs located in the north and centre of Tunisia. These strains belonged mainly to Microcystis aeruginosa, Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and Planktothrix agardhii species. Their toxicological potential was evaluated by molecular biology(More)
The aim of this research is to statistically optimize enzymatic hydrolysis parameters for the production of R-phycoerythrin (RPE) from red algae Gracilaria verrucosa. Six independent variables, incubation temperature, incubation time, ratio of buffer to raw material, cellulase loading, xylanase loading, and pH, were selected for response surface methodology(More)
The genetic characterization of natural populations of common pandora (Pagellus erythrinus, Sparidae) was studied using allozyme markers. Fish samples (n = 360) were collected from five locations along the Tunisian coasts and one from the Libyan coast. From eight enzymatic systems, 12 putative enzyme-coding loci were resolved, 8 of which were polymorphic at(More)
Spatial patterns of beta diversity are a major focus of ecology. They can be especially valuable in conservation planning. In this study, we used a generalized dissimilarity modeling approach to analyze and predict the spatial patterns of beta diversity for commercially exploited, demersal marine species assemblages along the Tunisian coasts. For this(More)
Brine shrimp Artemia (Crustacea, Anostraca) diverge in biometry and nutritional quality. These differences in Artemia characteristics are significant not only from strain to strain but also from one harvest to another within same strain. The main objective of this study was to compare Artemia salina cysts harvested from Sabkhet El Adhibet (southeast(More)