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Kriaa M and Kammoun R (2016) Producing Aspergillus tubingensis k38 Glucose oxidase by SSF versus SmF:  process optimization and enzyme stability by an intermediary metabolite in relation with diauxic growth. Journal of Chemical Technololgy and Biotechnology. 91:1540-1550.
Kriaa M, Hammami I, Sahnoun M, CheffiAzeboub M, Triki M A and Kammoun R (2016) Biocontrol of tomato plant diseases caused by Fusariumsolani using a new isolated Aspergillustubingensis CTM 507 Glucose oxidase. Comptes Rendus Biologies.338:666-677.
Boukhris I, Dulermo T, Chouayekh H and Virolle MJ (2016) Evidence for the negative regulation of phytase gene expression in Streptomyces lividans and Streptomyces coelicolor. Journal of Basic Microbiology.56:59-66.
Sahnoun M, Ismail N and Kammoun R (2016) Enzymatically hydrolysed, acetylated and dually modified corn starch: Physico-chemical, rheological, and nutritional properties and effecs on cake quality. Journal of Food Science and Technology.53:481-490.
Smaoui S, Ben Hsouna A, Lahmar A, Ennouri K, Mtibaa-Chakchouk A, Sellem I, Najah S, BouazizM and Mellouli L (2016) Bio-preservative effect of the essential oil of the endemic Menthapiperita used alone and in combination with BacTN635 in stored minced beef meat. Meat Science.117:196-204.
Naili B, Sahnoun M, Bejar S and Kammoun R (2016) Optimization of Submerged Aspergillus oryzae S2 α-Amylase Production Food Science and Biotechnology. 25(1): 185-192.


Ben Farhat M, Boukhris I and Chouayekh H (2015) Mineral phosphate solubilization by Streptomyces sp. CTM396 involves the excretion of gluconic acid and is stimulated by humic acids. FEMS Microbiology Letters362(5 )pii: fnv008.
Trabelsi I, Ben Slima S, Chaabane H and Ben Salah R (2015) Purification and characterization of a novel exopolysaccharide produced by Lactobacillus sp. Ca6International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.74:541-546.
Ktari N, Belguith-Hadriche O, Ben Amara I, Ben Hadj A, Turki M, Makni-Ayedi F, Boudaouara T, El Feki A, Boualga A, Ben Salah R and Nasri M (2015) Cholesterol regulatory effects and antioxidant activities of protein hydrolysates from zebra blenny (Salariabasilisca) in cholesterol-fed rats. Food and Function.6:2273-2282.
Kriaa M, Ayadi-Zouari D, Sahnoun M, Jemli S, Bejar S and Kammoun R (2015) Improved stability and reusability of cotton immobilized recombinant Escherichia coli producing US132 CyclodextrinGlucanotransferase.  Annals of Microbiology.65:383-391.
Kriaa M,  Mnafgui K, Belhadj S, El Feki A and Kammoun R (2015) The developmental evaluation of Aspergillustubingensis CTM 507glucose oxydase toxicity in wistar rats. Journal of Food Safety.35:263-269.
Sahnoun M, Kriaa M, Elgharbi F, ZouariAyadi D, Bejar S and Kammoun R (2015) Aspergillusoryzae S2 alpha-amylase production under Solid State Fermentation: Optimization of culture conditions International. Journal of Biological Macromolecules.75:73-80.
Kriaa M, Hammami I, Sahnoun M, CheffiAzebou M, Triki MA and Kammoun R (2015) Purification, biochemical characterization and antifungal activity of a novel Aspergillustubingensis glucose oxidase steady on broad range of pH and temperatures Bioprocess. Biosystems Engineering.38:2155–2166.
Hammami I, Smaoui S, Ben Hsouna A, Hamdi N and Triki MA (2015 Rutamontana L. leaf essential oil and extracts: Characterization of bioactive compounds and suppression of crown gall disease. EXCLI Journal.14:83-94.
Boukhris I, Farhat-Khemakhem A, Blibech M, Bouchaala K and Chouayekh H (2015) Characterization of an extremely salt-tolerant and thermostablephytase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens US573. International Journal Biological  Macromolecules.80:581-587.
Kriaa M, Ouhibi R, Graba H, Besbes S, Jardak M and Kammoun R (2015) Synergistic   effect of Aspergillustubingensis CTM 507 glucose oxidase in presence of ascorbic acid and alpha amylase on dough properties, baking quality and shelf life of bread. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 53(2):1259-1268.
Ktari N, Trabelsi I, Ben Slama R, Ben Salah, Nasri M and Souissi N (2015) Effects of Cooking Methods on Physicochemical and Microbiological Characteristics of Zebra Blenny (Salariabasilisca) Fillets. Advanced Techniques in Biology and Medicine.3:136-143.


Chakchouk-Mtibaa A, Elleuch L, Smaoui S, Najah S, Sellem I, Mejdoub H, Abdelkafi S and Mellouli L (2014) Characterization of the bacteriocin BacJ1 and its effectiveness for the inactivation of Salmonella Typhimurium during turkey escalope storage. Food chemistry.152: 566-572.
Chakchouk-Mtibaa A, Elleuch L, Smaoui S, Najah S, Sellem I, AbdelkafiS and Mellouli L (2014) An antilisterialbacteriocin BacFL31 produced by Enterococcus faecium FL31with a novel structure containing hydroxyproline residues. Anaerobe. 27:1-6.
Smaoui S, Elleuch L, Ben Salah R, Najah S, Chakchouk-Mtibaa A, Sellem I, BesbesS and Mellouli L  (2014) Efficient role of the BacTN635 on the safety properties, sensory attributes and texture profile of raw minced meat beef and chicken breast. Food Additives and Contaminants 31(2):218–225.
Ben Farhat M, TaktekS and Chouayekh H (2014) Encapsulation in alginate enhanced the plant growth promoting activities of two phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from the phosphate mine of Gafsa. Net Journal of Agricultural Science. 2(4):131-139.
Belgaroui N, Zaidi I, Farhat A, Chouayekh H, Bouain N, Chay S, Curie C, Mari S, Masmoudi K, Davidian J.C, Berthomieu P, Rouached H and Hanin M (2014) Overexpression of the bacterial phytase US417 in Arabidopsis reduces the concentration of phytic acid and reveals its involvement in the regulation of sulfate and phosphate homeostasis and signaling. Plant and Cell Physiology. Sep 16. pii: pcu122.
Trabelsi I, Ayadi D, Bejar W, BejarS and Chouayekh H, Ben Salah R (2014) Effects of Lactobacillus plantarum immobilization in alginate coated with chitosan and gelatin on antibacterial activity. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.64:84-89.
Ktari N, Smaoui S, Trabelsi I and Ben Salah R (2014) Chemical Composition, Techno-Functional, Sensory Properties and Effects of Three Dietary Fibers on the Quality Characteristics of Tunisian Beef Sausage. Meat Science. 96:521-525.
Ktari N, Bkhaira I, Jridi M, Hamza I, Ben Salah R and Nasri M (2014) Digestive acid protease from zebra blenny (Salariabasilisca): Characteristics and application in gelatin extraction. Food Research International.57:218-224.


Elleuch L, Smaoui S, Chakchouk A, Najah S, Sellem I,  karray-Rebai I and Mellouli L (2013). Production of Diketopiperazine Derivative Cyclo (L-Leu-L-Arg) by Streptomyces sp. TN262 After Exposure to Heat-Killed Fungus Fusarium sp. Journal Chemical Society of Pakistan. 35(6):1530-1534.
Ben Salah R, Trabelsi I, Hamden K, Chouayekh H, Bejar S (2013) Lactobacillus plantarum TN8 exhibits protective effects on lipid, hepatic and renal profiles in obese rat.Anaerobe. 23:55-61.
Bejar W, Hamden K, Ben Salah R and Chouayekh H (2013) Lactobacillus plantarum TN627 significantly reduces complications of alloxan-induced diabetes in rats. Anaerobe. 24:4-12.
Zribi-Maaloul E, I TrabelsImen, Elleuch L, Chouayekh H, Ben Salah R (2013) Purification and characterization of two polyhydroxyalcanoates from Bacillus cereus. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 61:82-88.
Trabelsi I, Bejar W, Ayadi D, Chouayekh H, Kammoun R, BejarS and Ben Salah R (2013) Encapsulation in alginate and alginate coated-chitosan improved the survival of newly probiotic in oxgall and gastric juice. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 61:36-42.
Ben Farhat M, Fourati A and Chouayekh H (2013) Coexpression of the Pyrroloquinoline Quinone and Glucose Dehydrogenase Genes from Serratia marcescens CTM 50650 Conferred High Mineral Phosphate-Solubilizing Ability to Escherichia coli Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology.170(7):1738-1750.
Farhat-Khemakhem A, Ben Ali M, Boukhris I, Khemakhem B, Maguin E, Bejar S and Chouayekh H (2013) Crucial role of Pro 257 in the thermostability of Bacillus phytases: Biochemical and structural investigation. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 54:9-15.
Khemakhem B, Fendri I , Dahech I, Belghuith K, Kammoun R and Mejdoub H (2013) Purification and characterization of a maltogenic amylase from Fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraecum) seeds using the Box Benkhen Design (BBD). Industrial Crops and Products.43: 334– 339.
Sahnoun M, Naili B, Gharbi F, Kammoun R, Gebsi K and Bejar  S (2013) Effect of Aspergillus oryzaecbs 819.72 alpha-amylase on rheological dough properties and bread quality.  Biologia. 68(5):808-815.
Gharbi F, Sayari A, Sahnoun M, Kammoun R, Daoued L, Hsairi H and Bejar S (2013) Purification and biochemical characterization of a novel thermostablelichenase from Aspergillus niger US368  Carbohydrate Polymers. 98(1):967-975.
Kriaa M, Zouari-Ayadi D, Bejar S and Kammoun R (2013) Optimisation du processus d’immobilisation d’E. coli/ pAD26 sécrétrice d’une cyclodextrineglucanotransférase sur le polymère carraghénane – gélatine. Microbiologie Hygiéné Alimentaire.Vol 25, N° 72.
Bejar W, Gabriel V, Amari M, Morel S, Mezghani M, Maguin E, Fontagné-Faucher C and Chouayekh H (2013) Characterization of glucansucrase and dextranfromWeissella sp. TN610 with potential as safe food additives. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 52:125-132.


Smaoui S, Mathieu F, Elleuch L, Coppel Y, Merlina G, Karray-Rebai I and Mellouli L (2012) Taxonomy, purification and chemical characterization of four bioactive compounds from new Streptomyces sp. TN256 strain. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 28(3): 793-804.
Elleuch L, Shaaban K. A, Abdel-Aziz M S, Chakchouk A, Nagia M M, Mellouli L and Shaaban M (2012). Cyclic lipopeptides and other bioactive secondary metabolites from a new terrestrial Streptomyces sp. TN272. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 6(9):2202-2210.
BenFguira-Fourati L, BejarS and Mellouli L (2012) Isolation and screening of Streptomyces from soil of Tunisian oases ecosystem for nonpolyenic antifungal metabolites. African Journal of Biotechnology. 11(29):7512-7519.
Roda AL-Thani, LobnaElleuch, Mariam El Amadi, Ines Karray-Rebai, Samir Bejar and Lotfi Mellouli (2012).Isolation, selection and identification from Qatari soils of new Streptomyces strains producing antimicrobial activities. Journal  of Biotechnology Research.12:167-178.
Ben Amar M, Elleuch L, Abd-Alla H I, Najah S, Chakchouk A, Damak M, Ben Salem R, ShaabanM and Mellouli L (2012) The newStreptomyces sp.TN605 strain secretes simultaneously three active compounds and a high level of the Interesting pharmaceutical industry intermediate:  2-Hydroxyphenylacetic Acid. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and life Sciences.5(5):48-56.
Ben Salah R, Trabelsi I, Ben Mansour R, Lassoued S, Chouayekh H and Bejar S (2012) A new Lactobacillus plantarum strain, TN8, from the gastro intestinal tract of poultry induces high cytokine production. Anaerobe.18(4):436-444.
Ayadi-Zouari D, Kammoun R, Jemli S, Chouayekh H etBejar S (2012) Secretion of cyclodextringlucanotransferase in E. coli using Bacillus subtilislipase signal peptide and optimization of culture medium. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology.50(1):72-79.
Farhat-Khemakhem A, Ben Farhat M, Boukhris I, Bejar W, Bouchaala K, Kammoun R, Maguin E, BejarS and Chouayekh H (2012) Heterologous expression and optimization using experimental designs allowed highly efficient production of the PHY US417 phytase in Bacillus subtilis168. AMB Express.26:2-10.
Kammoun R, Farhat A, Chouayekh H, Bouchaala K and Bejar S (2012) Phytase production by Bacillus subtilis US417 in submerged and solid state fermentations. Annals of microbiology.62(1):155-164.
Ktari N, Jridi M, Bkhairia I, Sayari N, Ben Salah R and Nasri M (2012) Functionalities and antioxidant properties of protein hydrolysates from muscle of zebra blenny (Salariabasilisca) obtained with different crude protease extracts. Food Research International. 49(2):747-756.
Sahnoun M, Bejar S, Sayari A, Triki MA, KriaaM and Kammoun R (2012) Production, purification and characterization of two -amylase isoforms from a newly isolated Aspergillus Oryzae strain S2. Process Biochemistry.47:18–25.
Kriaa M, AyadiZouari D, Jemli S, Sahnoun M, BejarS and Kammoun R (2012) Improvement of cyclodextringlycosyltransferase (CGTase) production by recombinant Escherichia coli pAD26 immobilized on the cotton. Biologia. 67(6):1049-1055.
Smaoui S, Ben Hlima H etGhorbel R (2012) The effect of sodium lactate and lactic acid combinations on the microbial, sensory and chemical attributes o marinated chicken thigh. Poultry Science. 91(6):1473–1481.
Smaoui S and Ben Hlima H (2012) Effects of parabens and isothiazolinone on microbiological quality of baby shampoo: Thechallenging test.Biocontrol Science.17(3):135–142.
Smaoui S, BenHlima H, Jarraya R, Grati Kamoun N,Ellouze R and Damak M (2012) Physico-chemical characterization and analysis of various Tunisian olive oil varieties: Minor compound sand fatty acids. Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan. 34(2):491–498.
Smaoui S, BenHlima H, Jarraya R, GratiKamoun N, Ellouze R and Damak M (2012) Cosmeticemulsionfromvirginoliveoil:formulationandbio- physical  evaluation.African  Journal  of  Biotechnology.11(40):9664–9671.
Ghribi D, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Mnif I, Kammoun R,Maktouf S, Ayadi I, Saadaoui I and Ellouze-Chaabouni S (2012) Investigation of antimicrobial activity and statistical optimization of Bacillus subtilis biosurfactant production in solid-state fermentation. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.Vol,12 pages. 


Smaoui S, Mellouli L, Lebrihi A, Coppel Y, Ben Fguira-Fourari L and Mathieu F (2011) Purification and structure elucidation of three naturally bioactive molecules from the new terrestrial Streptomyces sp. TN17 strain. Natural Product Research. 25(8):806-814.
Smaoui S, Mathieu F, Ben FguiraFourati L, MerlinaG and Mellouli L (2011) Taxonomy and Antimicrobial Activities of a New Streptomyces sp. TN17 Isolated from Oasis Tunisian Soil Archives of Biological Sciences. 63(4):1047-1056.
Bejar W, Farhat-Khemakhem A, Smaoui S, Makni M, Ben Farhat M, Abdelmalek B, Mellouli L, Maguin E, BejarS etChouayekh H (2011) Selection of Lactobacillus Plantarum TN627 as a new probiotic candidate based on In vitro functional properties. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering.16:1115-1123.
Rhimi M, Chouayekh H, Gouillouard I, Maguin E and Bejar S (2011) Production of D-tagatose, a low caloric sweetener during milk fermentation using L-arabinose isomerase. Bioresource technology. 102(3):3309-3315.
Ben Salah R,Chaari K, Besbes S, Blecker CH and Attia H (2011). Production of Xanthan Gum from XanthomonascampestrisNRRL B-1459 by Fermentation of Date Juice Palm By-products (Phoenixdactylifera L.). Journal of Food Process Engineering .34:457-474.
Ben Salah R, Jaouadi B, Bouaziz A, Chaari K, BleckerCh, Derrouane Cl, Attia H and Besbes S (2011) Fermentation of date palm juice by curdlan gum production from Agrobacterium radiobacter: Purification, rheological and physicochemical characterization. LWT. Food Science and Technology. 44:1026-1034.
Smaoui S, Ben Hlima H, Ben Salah R and Ghorbel R (2011) Effects of sodium lactate and lactic acid on chemical, microbiological and sensory characteristics of marinated chicken. African Journal of Biotechnology. 10(54):11317-11326.
Zouari-Ayadi D, Kammoun R, JemliS and Bejar S (2011) Excretory over-expression of Paenibacilluspabuli US132 cyclodextringlucanotransferase (CGTase) in Escherichia coli: Gene cloning and optimization of the culture conditions using experimental design. Biologia. 66(6):945-953.
Ghribi D, Mnif I, Boukedi H, Kammoun R and Ellouze-Chaabouni S (2011) Statistical optimization of low-cost medium for economical production of Bacillus subtilisbiosurfactant, a biocontrol agent for the olive moth Prays oleae. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 5(27):4927-4936.


Elleuch L, Shaaban M, Smaoui S, Mellouli L, Karray-Rebai I, Ben Fguira-Fourati L, ShaabanKhaled A  and Laatsch H (2010) Bioactive secondary metabolites from a new terrestrial Streptomyces sp. TN262. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 162(2):579-593.
Smaoui S, Elleuch L, Bejar W, Karray-Rebai I, Ayadi I, Jaouadi B,Mathieu F, Chouayekh H, BejarS and Mellouli L (2010) Inhibition of fungi and gram-negative bacteria by bacteriocin BacTN635 produced by Lactobacillus plantarum sp. TN635. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology.162(4):1132-1146.
Ben Salah R, Chaari K, Besbes S, BleckerCh, Derrouane C and Attia H (2010) Optimization study of xanthan gum fromXanthomonas campestris by response surface methodology. Food Chemistry. 121:627-633.
Ben Salah R, Chaari K, Besbes S, BleckerCh, Derrouane Cl and Attia H (2010) Rheological and physical properties of date juice palm by-products (PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA L.) and commercial xanthan gums. Journal of Texture Studies. 41:125-138.
Besbes S, Ghorbel R, Ben Salah R, Masmoudi M, Jedidi F, Attia H and Blecker C (2010) Date fiber concentrate: chemical compositions, functional properties and effect on quality characteristics of beef burgers. Journal of Food Drug Anaysis.18:8-14.

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