Omrane Belhadj

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A novel natural TEM beta-lactamase with extended-spectrum activity, TEM-138, was identified in a ceftazidime-resistant clinical isolate of Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis. Compared to TEM-1, TEM-138 contains the following mutations: E104K, N175I, and G238S. The bla(TEM-138) gene was located on a 50-kb transferable plasmid. Expression studies with(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae ML2011, a multiresistant isolate, was isolated from the Military Hospital of Tunis (Tunisia). The determination of the minimal inhibitory concentrations exhibited by K. pneumoniae ML2011 was performed by Etest. The crude extract of the isolates contains four different β -lactamases with pI 5.5, 7.3, 7.6, and 8.6. Only the β -lactamases(More)
A clinical Providencia stuartii isolate SM662 was recovered from a patient hospitalized in the intensive care unit at the Military hospital, Tunisia. This isolate was resistant to penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides and fluoroquinolones. A marked in vitro synergy between ceftazidime or cefotaxime and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid on Mueller-Hinton(More)
ESBL-producing bacteria are a clinical problem in the management of diseases caused by these pathogens. Worldwide, systemic infections with BL enzymes are evolving by mutations from classical bla genes in an intensified manner and they continue to be transferred across species. E.cloacae BF1417 isolate and its transconjugants gave positive results with the(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae ML2508 was isolated from a patient at the surgery unit of the Military Hospital (Hôpital Militaire de Tunis), Tunisia. It was identified as a producer of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) by the double-disk synergy test. The β-lactamases produced by the strain were characterized by isoelectric focusing, determination of the(More)
A new thermostable, haloalkaline, solvent stable SDS-induced serine protease was purified and characterized from a thermophilic Geobacillus toebii LBT 77 newly isolated from a Tunisian hot spring. This study reveals the potential of the protease from Geobacillus toebii LBT 77 as an additive to detergent with spectacular proprieties described for the first(More)
As part of the contribution to the global efforts in research of thermostable enzymes being of industrial interest, we focus on the isolation of thermophilic bacteria from Tunisian hot springs. Among the collection of 161 strains of thermophilic Bacillus isolated from different samples of thermal water in Tunisia, 20% are capable of growing at 100°C and the(More)
Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) isolated from rhizobia have been demonstrated as inducer of systemic resistance against plant diseases. The role of bacterial LPS in induced resistance in plant has not been extensively reported. The capacity of Rhizobium leguminosarum Mabrouk et al. 2007 strain P.SOM to reduce parasitism of pea by Orobanche crenata Mabrouk et al.(More)
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