Nabil A. Hegazi

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Among 42 plant species representing the flora of north Sinai, two possessed sand grain sheath encasing the roots. They are Panicum turgidum Forssk. and Stipagrostis scoparia (Trin.and Rupr.) deWinter. Rhizosheaths, compared to surrounding free sand, accommodated higher population density of microorganisms including associative diazotrophs. Isolates secured(More)
North Sinai deserts were surveyed for the predominant plant cover and for the culturable bacteria nesting their roots and shoots. Among 43 plant species reported, 13 are perennial (e.g. Fagonia spp., Pancratium spp.) and 30 annuals (e.g. Bromus spp., Erodium spp.). Eleven species possessed rhizo-sheath, e.g. Cyperus capitatus, Panicum turgidum and(More)
Organic agriculture as well as good agricultural practices (GAPs) intrigues the concern of both consumers and producers of agricultural commodities. Bio-preparates of various rhizospheric microorganisms (RMOs) are potential sources of biological inputs supporting plant nutrition and health. The response of open-field potatoes to the application of RMO(More)
  • N A Hegazi
  • 1979
The present survey includes 156 representative soil samples. Results obtained confirm the richness of Egyptian soils, particularly the Nile Valley soils, in Azotobacter (60% of the samples contained greater than 10(3) colonies/g soil). Colony counts were lower than MPN estimations. Glucose is recommended for use in plating medium. Among the environmental(More)
The occurrence of Azotobacter in some Szechoslovakian watercourses has been investigated. Several strains belonging to A. chroococcum and A. beijerinckii were isolated from 7 out of 18 samples. A. insignis has been isolated from the flowing water of Lake Machovo at Doksy. This is first report of this strictly aquatic Azotobacter species in Czechoslovakian(More)
The composition of the microflora in different layers of four representative oil profiles of Sudan were studied. Counts of all types of microorganisms decreased significantly with depth in soil. Azotobacter, in particular, occurred in high densities; representative strains were isolated and studied for their different characteristics. Beijerinckia was(More)
Our previous publications and the data presented here provide evidences on the ability of plant-based culture media to optimize the cultivability of rhizobacteria and to support their recovery from plant-soil environments. Compared to the tested chemically-synthetic culture media (e.g. nutrient agar and N-deficient combined-carbon sources media), slurry(More)
Twenty isolates of N2-fixing spirilla were isolated from the rhizosphere of maize and sugar cane grown in Egyptian and Belgian soils. Electron microscopy distinguished two morphological groups. The first includes short and thick curved rods with an unipolar flagellum while cells of the second group are much longer with the typical appearance of spiral cells(More)