Mohieddine Moumni

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Here we present the genome sequence of Dickeya solani strain RNS 08.23.3.1A (PRI3337), isolated from Solanum tuberosum. Dickeya solani, recently described on potato cultures in Europe, is a proposed new taxon closely related to the Dickeya dianthicola and Dickeya dadantii species.
Hexavalent chromium reduction and accumulation by Acinetobacter AB1 isolated from Fez tanneries effluents were tested. The effects of some environmental factors such as pH, temperature, and exposure time on Cr(VI) reduction and resistance were investigated. We found that this strain was able to resist to concentrations as high as 400 mg/l of Cr(VI).(More)
The blackleg and soft-rot diseases caused by pectinolytic enterobacteria such as Pectobacterium and Dickeya are major causes of losses affecting potato crop in the field and upon storage. In this work, we report the isolation, characterization and genome analysis of the Pectobacterium wasabiae (formely identified as Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp.(More)
Dickeya solani is an emerging pathogen that causes soft rot and blackleg diseases in several crops including Solanum tuberosum, but little is known about its genomic diversity and evolution. We combined Illumina and PacBio technologies to complete the genome sequence of D. solani strain 3337 that was used as a reference to compare with 19 other genomes(More)
Luteinizing hormone beta (LHbeta) and follicle stimulating hormone beta (FSHbeta) subunits and their mRNAs were studied in the ram pars tuberalis following different seasonal (winter vs summer) and experimental (intact vs castrated animals) conditions. Hormone-containing cells were identified by immunohistochemistry, using homologous double-stranded(More)
Pectobacterium spp. are bacterial pathogens causing soft rot diseases on a wide range of plants and crops. We present in this paper the draft genome sequences of three bacterial strains, Pseudomonas brassicacearum PP1-210F and PA1G7 and Bacillus simplex BA2H3, which exhibit antagonistic activities against the Pectobacterium plant pathogens.
Forty Erwinia amylovora strains isolated from the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco have been characterized using sequences from tandem repeat of variable numbers (VNTR) as chromosomal markers. Three VNTR sequences were identified and used for studying the genetic diversity of the strains using a PCR fingerprinting method. Thirty nine strains showed high(More)
We have previously demonstrated that GnRH stimulates the synthesis of both the ? and LH? polypeptide chains, an effect which was reproduced in a non additive manner by direct activation of protein kinases A and C, and abolished by actinomycin D. In the present study, we examined the effects in monolayer cultures from rat anterior pituitary cells of(More)
The luteinizing hormone beta subunit (LH-beta) gene plays a critical role in reproduction. In order to characterize and analyze the promoter region of LH-beta in sheep, a genomic library was constructed in phage lambda gt 10 and screened. A novel region of 1,224 bp upstream from the targeted LH-beta gene was identified. Blasting this sequence showed a(More)
Clones containing cDNA for the beta-subunit of ovine luteinizing hormone (LHbeta) were isolated from an ovine pituitary pBR322 cDNA library using a rat LHbeta cDNA as a probe. The complete DNA sequence for the LHbeta subunit, presented in Figure 1, was obtained by sequencing three overlapping recombinant inserts using both the chemical cleavage (1) and(More)
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