Nabil Hayek

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Lateral genetic transfer (LGT) is one of the ways in which microorganisms such as bacteria could move and rearrange genetic materials from and into their genomes (Ragan and Beiko, 2009). The dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes between two microorganisms or between a microorganism and the environment could occur, for example, by conjugation,(More)
During the last years, Campylobacter has emerged as the leading cause of bacterial foodborne infections in developed countries. Described as an obligate microaerophile, Campylobacter has puzzled scientists by surviving a wide range of environmental oxidative stresses on foods farm to retail, and thereafter intestinal transit and oxidative damage from(More)
With the advances in molecular biology techniques, the association between changes in the gut microbiota and human diseases or disorders is becoming more evident. These health issues include aging (Rehman, 2012), oxidative stress (Qiao et al., 2012), blood pressure and atherosclerosis (Queipo-Ortuño, 2012), diabetes (Wen et al., 2008; Larsen et al., 2010);(More)
The effect of eleven inorganic ions (Cl(-), NO(3)(-), SO(4)(2-); PO(4)(3-), Na(+); NH(4)(+), Ca(2+), Mg(2+), Zn(2+), Cu(2+) and Al(3+)) on the photo-Fenton elimination of pesticides has been investigated. Phosphate and chloride have been demonstrated to have an inhibitory role; on the other hand, the reaction was accelerated in the presence of Cu(2+), most(More)
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