Naceur Djébali

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The biochemical processes underlying the expression of resistance in the roots of Medicago truncatula against Aphanomyces euteiches infection was investigated, with emphasis on oxidative stress. The levels of H2O2, superoxide dismutase, peroxidase, ascorbate peroxidase, catalase, soluble phenolics and lignin were measured in the roots of two lines, A17(More)
A pathosystem between Aphanomyces euteiches, the causal agent of pea root rot disease, and the model legume Medicago truncatula was developed to gain insights into mechanisms involved in resistance to this oomycete. The F83005.5 French accession and the A17-Jemalong reference line, susceptible and partially resistant, respectively, to A. euteiches, were(More)
An antagonist L194 strain against Phoma medicaginis pathogenic fungi was isolated from Tunisian soil (vicinity of Tunis) and identified as Bacillus subtilis based on biochemical characteristics and partial 16S rDNA sequence. When cells were grown in a minimal medium for 24 h, spore culture supernatant exhibited 2-fold higher antifungal activity than(More)
Sinorhizobium meliloti strain A5, isolated from root nodules of Medicago truncatula growing spontaneously in Tunisian dry lands, showed better growth performance under different sodium chloride concentrations than the standard reference strain RCR2011. Strain A5 has the ability to grow even at 684 mM NaCl. Two-dimensional (2D) electrophoretic analysis of(More)
Nitrogen-fixing capacity (NFC) in nodules of four Medicago truncatula lines inoculated with four strains of Sinorhizobium was assessed, during the plant life cycle, in relation to parameters identified as indices of plant growth, photosynthetic capacity, nodule integrity, and functioning. Differences in duration of the NFC period were observed among(More)
As our world becomes warmer, agriculture is increasingly impacted by rising soil salinity and understanding plant adaptation to salt stress can help enable effective crop breeding. Salt tolerance is a complex plant phenotype and we know little about the pathways utilized by naturally tolerant plants. Legumes are important species in agricultural and natural(More)
This work aims to characterize the bioactive molecules produced by an antagonistic Bacillus sp. strain BCLRB2 isolated from healthy leaves of olive tree against Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The bacterial strain isolated showed a high and persistent antifungal activity against the two pathogens. The free-cell supernatant showed also a(More)
Rhizoctonia solani reduces quality and yield of potato crops in the south of Tunisia and has become an impediment for potatoes export. The lack of studies on the pathogen prompted us to characterize the growth capacity at different temperatures, the aggressiveness, the host specificity and the sensitivity to the fungicides fludioxonil, pencycuron and(More)
We used 19 quantitative traits and 14 microsatellite markers (SSRs) to analyze the genetic variation in four natural populations of the model legume Medicago truncatula sampled in southern Tunisia. The greatest genetic variation of quantitative traits and molecular markers occurred within populations (>71%). In contrast to quantitative population(More)
Several volatile organic compounds (VOCs) producing endophyte bacteria were isolated from the leaves of olive trees and tested for their antifungal activity against several pathogenic fungi. An antagonistic strain called P2 showed 97 % of homology with Pseudomonas sp. strains on the basis of its 16S rDNA sequence and biochemical properties. P2 strain(More)