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List Of Publications


Elleuch J, Jaoua S, Ginibre C, Chandre F, Tounsi S etZghal R Z (2016) Toxin stability improvement and toxicity increase against dipteran and lepidopteran larvae of Bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein Cry2Aa. Pest management science.
Boulila S, Oudadesse H, Elfeki H, Kallel R, Lefeuvre B, Mabrouk M, Tounsi S, Mhalla D, Mostafa A etChaabouni K (2016) Antibacterial and in vivo reactivity of bioactive glass and poly (vinyl alcohol) composites prepared by melting and sol-gel techniques. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering. 33(5): 1659-1668.
Boukedi H, Tounsi S etAbdelkefi-Mesrati L (2016) Abiotic factors affecting the larvicidal activity of the Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa16 toxin against the lepidopteran pest Ephestia kuehniella. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection. 123(2): 59-64.
Boukedi H, Sellami S, Ktari S, Hassan N B-B, Sellami-Boudawara T, Tounsi S etAbdelkefi-Mesrati L (2016) Isolation and characterization of a new Bacillus thuringiensis strain with a promising toxicity against Lepidopteran pests. Microbiological Research. 186: 9-15.
Bouaziz A, Mhalla D, Zouari I, Jlaiel L, Tounsi S, Jarraya R etTrigui M (2016) Antibacterial and antioxidant activities of Hammada scoparia extracts and its major purified alkaloids. South African Journal of Botany. 105: 89-96.
BenFarhat-Touzri D, Driss F etTounsi S (2016) A promising HD133-like strain of Bacillus thuringiensis with dual efficiency to the two Lepidopteran pests: Spodoptera littoralis (Noctuidae) and Ephestia kuehniella (Pyralidae). Toxicon. 118: 112-120.
Dammak M, Khedher S B, Boukedi H, Chaib I, Laarif A etTounsi S (2016) Involvement of the processing step in the susceptibility/tolerance of two lepidopteran larvae to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Aa toxin. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 46-50.
Ennouri K, Hassen H B etZouari N (2016) Statistical Analysis of Cultural Parameters Influencing Delta-Endotoxins and Proteases Productions by Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. 41(1): 1-8.
Frikha‐Gargouri O, Ben Abdallah D, Ghorbel I, Charfeddine I, Jlaiel L, Triki M etTounsi S (2016) Lipopeptides from a novel Bacillus methylotrophicus 39b strain suppress Agrobacterium crown gall tumours on tomato plants. Pest Management Science.
Kilani-Feki O, Khedher S B, Dammak M, Kamoun A, Jabnoun-Khiareddine H, Daami-Remadi M etTounsi S (2016) Improvement of antifungal metabolites production by Bacillus subtilis V26 for biocontrol of tomato postharvest disease. Biological Control. 73-82.
Sellami S, Cherif M etJamoussi K (2016) Effect of adding amino acids residues in N‐and C‐terminus of Vip3Aa16 (L121I) toxin. Journal of basic microbiology.
Sellami S etJamoussi K (2016) Investigation of larvae digestive β-glucosidase and proteases of the tomato pest Tuta absoluta for inhibiting the insect development. Bulletin of entomological research. 1-9.
Sellami S, Jemli S, Abdelmalek N, Dabbéche E etJamoussi K (2016) Localization and in silico study of the vegetative insecticidal proteins Vip2S-Vip1S of Bacillus thuringiensis. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.


Sellami S, Cherif M, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Tounsi S etJamoussi K (2015) Toxicity, activation process, and histopathological effect of Bacillus thuringiensis vegetative insecticidal protein Vip3Aa16 on Tuta absoluta. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology. 175(4): 1992-1999.
Mahmoud A B, Mansour R B, Driss F, Baklouti-Gargouri S, Siala O, Mkaouar-Rebai E etFakhfakh F (2015) Evaluation of the effect of c. 2946+ 1G> T mutation on splicing in the SCN1A gene. Computational biology and chemistry. 54: 44-48.
Khedher S B, Kilani-Feki O, Dammak M, Jabnoun-Khiareddine H, Daami-Remadi M etTounsi S (2015) Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis V26 as a biological control agent against Rhizoctonia solani on potato. Comptes rendus biologies. 338(12): 784-792.
Khedher S B, Boukedi H, Kilani-Feki O, Chaib I, Laarif A, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L etTounsi S (2015) Bacillus amyloliquefaciens AG1 biosurfactant: Putative receptor diversity and histopathological effects on Tuta absoluta midgut. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 132: 42-47.
Hamadou-Charfi D B, Sauer A J, Abdelkafi-Mesrati L, Jaoua S etStephan D (2015) Production of Polyclonal and Monoclonal Antibodies Against the Bacillus thuringiensis Vegetative Insecticidal Protein Vip3Aa16. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology. 175(5): 2357-2365.
Elleuch J, Zghal R Z, Lacoix M N, Chandre F, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2015) Evidence of two mechanisms involved in Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis decreased toxicity against mosquito larvae: Genome dynamic and toxins stability. Microbiological research. 176: 48-54.
Elleuch J, Zghal R Z, Fguira I B, Lacroix M N, Suissi J, Chandre F, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2015) Effects of the P20 protein from Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis on insecticidal crystal protein Cry4Ba. International journal of biological macromolecules. 79: 174-179.
Elleuch J, Tounsi S, Hassen N B B, Lacoix M N, Chandre F, Jaoua S etZghal R Z (2015) Characterisation of novel Bacillus thuringiensis isolates against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) and Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephridae). Journal of invertebrate pathology. 124: 90-97.
Elleuch J, Jaoua S, Darriet F, Chandre F, Tounsi S etZghal R Z (2015) Cry4Ba and Cyt1Aa proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis: Interactions and toxicity mechanism against Aedes aegypti. Toxicon. 104: 83-90.
Driss F, Jemli S etJaoua S (2015) Polymorphic study of chitinase catalytic domains from Bacillus thuringiensis isolates. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 14: 476-481.
Dammak I, Dammak M etTounsi S (2015) Histopathological and combinatorial effects of the metalloprotease InhA1 and Cry proteins of Bacillus thuringiensis against Spodoptera littoralis. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 81: 759-762.
Boukedi H, Khedher S B, Triki N, Kamoun F, Saadaoui I, Chakroun M, Tounsi S etAbdelkefi-Mesrati L (2015) Overproduction of the Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa16 toxin and study of its insecticidal activity against the carob moth Ectomyelois ceratoniae. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 127: 127-129.
Ben Abdallah D, Frikha‐Gargouri O etTounsi S (2015) Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain 32a as a source of lipopeptides for biocontrol of Agrobacterium tumefaciens strains. Journal of applied microbiology. 119(1): 196-207.
Azzouz H, Kebaili‐Ghribi J, Daoud F, Abdelmalak N, Ennouri K, Belguith‐Ben Hassan N, Tounsi S etRouis S (2015) Selection and characterization of Bacillus thuringiensis strains toxic against pyralid stored‐product pests. Journal of Applied Entomology. 139(9): 690-700.
Aouali M, Mhalla D, Allouche F, El Kaim L, Tounsi S, Trigui M etChabchoub F (2015) Synthesis, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of imidazotriazoles and new multicomponent reaction toward 5-amino-1-phenyl [1, 2, 4] triazole derivatives. Medicinal Chemistry Research. 24(6): 2732-2741.
Nouha A, Sameh S, Fakher F, Slim T etSouad R (2015) Impact of Q139R substitution of MEB4-Cry2Aa toxin on its stability, accessibility and toxicity against Ephestia kuehniella. International journal of biological macromolecules. 81: 701-709.
Sellami S, Cherif M, Jaoua S etJamoussi K (2015) Chimeric vip3Aa16TC Gene Encoding the Toxic Core of the Vegetative Insecticidal Protein Enhanced Bacillus thuringiensis Entomopathogenicity. Tunisian journal of plant protection. 10: 15-22.



Ben Khedher S, Jaoua S etZouari N (2014) Overcome of carbon catabolite repression of bioinsecticides production by sporeless Bacillus thuringiensis through adequate fermentation technology. Biotechnology research international. 2014.
Azzouz H, Kebaili‐Ghribi J, ben Farhat‐Touzri D, Daoud F, Fakhfakh I, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2014) Selection and characterisation of an HD1‐like Bacillus thuringiensis isolate with a high insecticidal activity against Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Pest management science. 70(8): 1192-1201.
Azzouz H, Daoud F etTounsi S (2014) Selection and characterization of Bacillus thuringiensis mutants over-producing δ-endotoxins. Journal of Stored Products Research. 59: 82-87.
Jallouli W, Sellami S, Sellami M etTounsi S (2014) Impact of liquid formulation based on ultrafiltration-recovered bioactive components on toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain BLB1 against Ephestia kuehniella. Process Biochemistry. 49(11): 2010-2015.
Jallouli W, Sellami S, Sellami M etTounsi S (2014) Efficacy of olive mill wastewater for protecting Bacillus thuringiensis formulation from UV radiations. Acta tropica. 140: 19-25.
Fguira I B, Fourati Z, Kamoun F, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2014) Isolation of the Bacillus thuringiensis plasmid carrying Bacthuricin F4 coding genes and evidence of its conjugative transfer. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. 8(06): 727-732.
Elleuch J, Zghal R Z, Jemaà M, Azzouz H, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2014) New Bacillus thuringiensis toxin combinations for biological control of lepidopteran larvae. International journal of biological macromolecules. 65: 148-154.
El Khoury M, Azzouz H, Chavanieu A, Abdelmalak N, Chopineau J etAwad M K (2014) Isolation and characterization of a new Bacillus thuringiensis strain Lip harboring a new cry1Aa gene highly toxic to Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae. Archives of microbiology. 196(6): 435-444.
Benfarhat‐Touzri D, Amira A B, Givaudan A, Jaoua S etTounsi S (2014) Combinatorial effect of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki and Photorhabdus luminescens against Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of basic microbiology. 54(11): 1160-1165.



Jamoussi K, Nasfi Z etTounsi S (2013) Efficiency and midgut histopathological effect of the newly isolated Bacillus thuringiensis KS δ-endotoxins on the emergent pest Tuta absoluta. Journal of microbiology and biotechnology. 23(8): 1099-1106.
Hamadou-Charfi D B, Boukedi H, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2013) Agrotis segetum midgut putative receptor of Bacillus thuringiensis vegetative insecticidal protein Vip3Aa16 differs from that of Cry1Ac toxin. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 114(2): 139-143.
Jebahi S, Oudadesse H, Elleuch J, Tounsi S, Keskes H, Rebai T, El Feki A etEl Feki H (2013) The potential restorative effects of strontium-doped bioactive glass on bone microarchitecture after estrogen-deficieny induced osteoporosis: Physicochemical and histomorphometric analyses. Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry. 56(5): 533-540.
Kilani-Feki O, Frikha F, Zouari I etJaoua S (2013) Heterologous expression and secretion of an antifungal Bacillus subtilis chitosanase (CSNV26) in Escherichia coli. Bioprocess and biosystems engineering. 36(7): 985-992.
Mahmoud A B, Siala O, Mansour R B, Driss F, Baklouti-Gargouri S, Mkaouar-Rebai E, Belguith N etFakhfakh F (2013) First functional analysis of a novel splicing mutation in the B3GALTL gene by an ex vivo approach in Tunisian patients with typical Peters plus syndrome. Gene. 532(1): 13-17.
Sellami S, Zghal T, Cherif M, Zalila‐Kolsi I, Jaoua S etJamoussi K (2013) Screening and identification of a Bacillus thuringiensis strain S1/4 with large and efficient insecticidal activities. Journal of basic microbiology. 53(6): 539-548.
Trigui M, Gasmi L, Zouari I etTounsi S (2013) Seasonal variation in phenolic composition, antibacterial and antioxidant activities of Ulva rigida (Chlorophyta) and assessment of antiacetylcholinesterase potential. Journal of applied phycology. 25(1): 319-328.
Trigui M, Hsouna A B, Hammami I, Culioli G, Ksantini M, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2013) Efficacy of Lawsonia inermis leaves extract and its phenolic compounds against olive knot and crown gall diseases. Crop protection. 45: 83-88.
Jallouli W, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Tounsi S, Jaoua S etZouari N (2013) Potential of Photorhabdus temperata K122 bioinsecticide in protecting wheat flour against Ephestia kuehniella. Journal of stored products research. 53: 61-66.
Trigui M, Hsouna A B, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2013) Chemical composition and evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Tunisian Thymelaea hirsuta with special reference to its mode of action. Industrial Crops and Products. 41: 150-157.
Hsouna A B, Mongi S, Culioli G, Blache Y, Ghlissi Z, Chaabane R, El Feki A, Jaoua S etTrigui M (2013) Protective effects of ethyl acetate fraction of Lawsonia inermis fruits extract against carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative damage in rat liver. Toxicology and industrial health. 0748233713502839.
Ennouri K, Ben Khedher S, Jaoua S etZouari N (2013) Correlation between delta-endotoxin and proteolytic activities produced by Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki growing in an economic production medium. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(7): 756-767.
Ennouri K, Ben Hassen H etZouari N (2013) Optimization of bioinsecticides overproduction by Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki using linear regression. Pol. J. Microbiol. 62: 287-293.
BenFarhat-Touzri D, Saadaoui M, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Saadaoui I, Azzouz H etTounsi S (2013) Histopathological effects and determination of the putative receptor of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Da toxin in Spodoptera littoralis midgut. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 112(2): 142-145.
BenFarhat D, Dammak M, Khedher S B, Mahfoudh S, Kammoun S etTounsi S (2013) Response of larval Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to individual Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki toxins mixed with Xenorhabdus nematophila. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 114(1): 71-75.



Mezghanni H, Khedher S B, Tounsi S etZouari N (2012) Medium optimization of antifungal activity production by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens using statistical experimental design. Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 42(3): 267-278.
Kilani-Feki O, Zouari I, Culioli G, Ortalo-Magné A, Zouari N, Blache Y etJaoua S (2012) Correlation between synthesis variation of 2-alkylquinolones and the antifungal activity of a Burkholderia cepacia strain collection. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 28(1): 275-281.
Jallouli W, Jaoua S etZouari N (2012) Improvement of Photorhabdus temperata strain K122 bioinsecticide production by batch and fed-batch fermentations optimization. Bioprocess and biosystems engineering. 35(9): 1505-1513.
Jallouli W, Jaoua S etZouari N (2012) Improvement of Photorhabdus temperata bioinsecticides production in low‐cost media through adequate fermentation technology. Biotechnology progress. 28(5): 1278-1284.
Hamzaoui S, Salem A B, Hsouna A B, Chaari N, Trigui M, Mourer M etKossentini M (2012) Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of bis-amidrazones and bis-triazolones derivatives. Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry. 1(5): 246-258.
Ghribi D, Elleuch M, Abdelkefi L etEllouze-Chaabouni S (2012) Evaluation of larvicidal potency of Bacillus subtilis SPB1 biosurfactant against Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae and influence of abiotic factors on its insecticidal activity. Journal of stored products research. 48: 68-72.
Ghribi D, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Boukedi H, Elleuch M, Ellouze-Chaabouni S etTounsi S (2012) The impact of the Bacillus subtilis SPB1 biosurfactant on the midgut histology of Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and determination of its putative receptor. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 109(2): 183-186.
Dihazi A, Jaiti F, Jaoua S, Driouich A, Baaziz M, Daayf F etSerghini M A (2012) Use of two bacteria for biological control of bayoud disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L) seedlings. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 55: 7-15.
Dammak M, Ali M B, Jaoua S etTounsi S (2012) Amino acids Y229 and F603 are involved in Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac δ-endotoxin stability and toxicity. FEMS microbiology letters. 329(1): 54-60.
Saoudi M, Hsouna A B, Trigui M, Jamoussi K, Jaoua S etEl Feki A (2012) Differential oxidative stress responses to methanol in intraperitoneally exposed rats: ameliorative effects of Opuntia vulgaris fruit extract. Toxicology and industrial health. 28(6): 549-559.
Chakroun M, Bel Y, Caccia S, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Escriche B etFerré J (2012) Susceptibility of Spodoptera frugiperda and S. exigua to Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa insecticidal protein. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 110(3): 334-339.



Sellami S, Jamoussi K, Dabbeche E etJaoua S (2011) Increase of the Bacillus thuringiensis secreted toxicity against lepidopteron larvae by homologous expression of the vip3LB gene during sporulation stage. Current microbiology. 63(3): 289-294.
Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Boukedi H, Chakroun M, Kamoun F, Azzouz H, Tounsi S, Rouis S etJaoua S (2011) Investigation of the steps involved in the difference of susceptibility of Ephestia kuehniella and Spodoptera littoralis to the Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa16 toxin. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 107(3): 198-201.
Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Boukedi H, Dammak-Karray M, Sellami-Boudawara T, Jaoua S etTounsi S (2011) Study of the Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa16 histopathological effects and determination of its putative binding proteins in the midgut of Spodoptera littoralis. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 106(2): 250-254.
Dammak M, Jaoua S etTounsi S (2011) Construction of a Bacillus thuringiensis genetically-engineered strain harbouring the secreted Cry1Ia delta-endotoxin in its crystal. Biotechnology letters. 33(12): 2367-2372.
Driss F, Rouis S, Azzouz H, Tounsi S, Zouari N etJaoua S (2011) Integration of a recombinant chitinase into Bacillus thuringiensis parasporal insecticidal crystal. Current microbiology. 62(1): 281-288.
Driss F, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2011) Relationship between plasmid loss and gene expression in Bacillus thuringiensis. Current microbiology. 62(4): 1287-1293.
Ghribi D, Mnif I, Boukedi H, Kammoun R etEllouze-Chaabouni S (2011) Statistical optimization of low-cost medium for economical production of Bacillus subtilis biosurfactant, a biocontrol agent for the olive moth Prays oleae. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 5(27): 4927-4936.
Hsouna A B, Saoudi M, Trigui M, Jamoussi K, Boudawara T, Jaoua S etEl Feki A (2011) Characterization of bioactive compounds and ameliorative effects of Ceratonia siliqua leaf extract against CCl 4 induced hepatic oxidative damage and renal failure in rats. Food and chemical toxicology. 49(12): 3183-3191.
Hsouna A B, Trigui M, Mansour R B, Jarraya R M, Damak M etJaoua S (2011) Chemical composition, cytotoxicity effect and antimicrobial activity of Ceratonia siliqua essential oil with preservative effects against Listeria inoculated in minced beef meat. International journal of food microbiology. 148(1): 66-72.
Jallouli W, Jaoua S etZouari N (2011) Overcoming the production limitations of Photorhabdus temperata ssp. temperata strain K122 bioinsecticides in low-cost medium. Bioprocess and biosystems engineering. 34(8): 1039-1047.
Kamoun F, Fguira I B, Hassen N B B, Mejdoub H, Lereclus D etJaoua S (2011) Purification and characterization of a new Bacillus thuringiensis bacteriocin active against Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus and Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology. 165(1): 300-314.
Khedher S B, Jaoua S etZouari N (2011) Improvement of bioinsecticides production by sporeless Bacillus thuringiensis strains in response to various stresses in low cost medium. Current microbiology. 62(5): 1467-1477.
Khedher S B, Kamoun A, Jaoua S etZouari N (2011) Improvement of Bacillus thuringiensis bioinsecticide production by sporeless and sporulating strains using response surface methodology. New biotechnology. 28(6): 705-712.
Khedher S B, Zouari N, Messaddeq N, Schultz P etJaoua S (2011) Overproduction of delta-endotoxins by sporeless Bacillus thuringiensis mutants obtained by nitrous acid mutagenesis. Current microbiology. 62(1): 38-43.
Kilani-Feki O, Culioli G, Ortalo-Magné A, Zouari N, Blache Y etJaoua S (2011) Environmental Burkholderia cepacia strain CS5 acting by two analogous alkyl-quinolones and a didecyl-phthalate against a broad spectrum of phytopathogens fungi. Current microbiology. 62(5): 1490-1495.
Kilani-Feki O etJaoua S (2011) Biological control of Botrytis cinerea using the antagonistic and endophytic Burkholderia cepacia Cs5 for vine plantlet protection. Canadian journal of microbiology. 57(11): 896-901.



Saadaoui I, Miled N etJaoua S (2010) Evidence of the Involvement of E358, A498 and C571 of a New Cry1Ac δ-endotoxin of Bacillus thuringiensis in its High Insecticidal Activity Against Ephestia kuehniella. Molecular biotechnology. 45(1): 65-70.
Dammak M, Tounsi S, Rouis S etJaoua S (2010) Comparative study of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ia and Cry1Aa delta-endotoxins: activation process and toxicity against Prays oleae. Journal of invertebrate pathology. 104(1): 39-43.
Jallouli W, Zouari N etJaoua S (2010) Involvement of oxidative stress and growth at high cell density in the viable but nonculturable state of Photorhabdus temperata ssp. temperata strain K122. Process Biochemistry. 45(5): 706-713.
Kilani-Feki O, Khiari O, Culioli G, Ortalo-Magné A, Zouari N, Blache Y etJaoua S (2010) Antifungal activities of an endophytic Pseudomonas fluorescens strain Pf1TZ harbouring genes from pyoluteorin and phenazine clusters. Biotechnology letters. 32(9): 1279-1285.
Saadaoui I, Al-Thani R, Al-Saadi F, Hassan N B-B, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Schultz P, Rouis S etJaoua S (2010) Characterization of tunisian Bacillus thuringiensis strains with abundance of kurstaki subspecies harbouring insecticidal activities against the lepidopteran insect Ephestia kuehniella. Current microbiology. 61(6): 541-548.



Kamoun F, Fguira I B, Tounsi A, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Sanchis V, Lereclus D etJaoua S (2009) Generation of Mini-Tn10 transposon insertion mutant library of Bacillus thuringiensis for the investigation of genes required for its bacteriocin production. FEMS microbiology letters. 294(2): 141-149.
Kamoun F, Zouari N, Saadaoui I etJaoua S (2009) Improvement of Bacillus thuringiensis bacteriocin production through culture conditions optimization. Preparative biochemistry & biotechnology. 39(4): 400-412.
Ktari S, Arlet G, Verdet C, Jaoua S, Kachrid A, Ben Redjeb S, Mahjoubi-Rhimi F etHammami A (2009) Molecular epidemiology and genetic environment of acquired bla ACC-1 in Salmonella enterica serotype Livingstone causing a large nosocomial outbreak in Tunisia. Microbial Drug Resistance. 15(4): 279-286.
Saadaoui I, Rouis S etJaoua S (2009) A new Tunisian strain of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki having high insecticidal activity and δ-endotoxin yield. Archives of microbiology. 191(4): 341-348.
Jamoussi K, Sellami S, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Givaudan A etJaoua S (2009) Heterologous expression of Bacillus thuringiensis vegetative insecticidal protein-encoding gene vip3LB in Photorhabdus temperata strain K122 and oral toxicity against the Lepidoptera Ephestia kuehniella and Spodoptera littoralis. Molecular biotechnology. 43(2): 97-103.
Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Rouis S, Sellami S etJaoua S (2009) Prays oleae midgut putative receptor of Bacillus thuringiensis vegetative insecticidal protein Vip3LB differs from that of Cry1Ac toxin. Molecular biotechnology. 43(1): 15-19.
Chouikha A, Fodha I, Bouslama L, Fredj M B H, Jaoua S, Boujaafar N, Trabelsi A etSteele A D (2009) Emergence and characterization of human rotavirus G9 strains in Tunisia. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 200(Supplement 1): S239-S243.
Dammak M, Tounsi S, Hamadou D B, Abdelkafi L, Schultz P etJaoua S (2009) Restoration of the crystallization of altered δ-endotoxins Cry1Ac, by the promotion of their in vivo integration into the Bacillus thuringiensis native crystals. FEMS microbiology letters. 292(2): 268-273.



Jallouli W, Hammami W, Zouari N etJaoua S (2008) Medium optimization for biomass production and morphology variance overcome of Photorhabdus temperata ssp. temperata strain K122. Process Biochemistry. 43(12): 1338-1344.
Jung W-J, Mabood F, Souleimanov A, Zhou X, Jaoua S, Kamoun F etSmith D L (2008) Stability and antibacterial activity of bacteriocins produced by Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 18(11): 1836-1840.
Rouis S, Chakroun M etJaoua S (2008) Comparative study of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Aa and Cry1Ac δ-endotoxin activation, inactivation and in situ histopathological effect in Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Molecular biotechnology. 38(3): 233-239.
Zghal R Z, Trigui H, Ali M B etJaoua S (2008) Evidence of the Importance of the Met115 for Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis Cyt1Aa Protein Cytolytic Activity in Escherichia coli. Molecular biotechnology. 38(2): 121-127.
Rouis S, Chakroun M, Saadaoui I etJaoua S (2007) Proteolysis, histopathological effects, and immunohistopathological localization of δ-endotoxins of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki in the midgut of lepidopteran olive tree pathogenic insect Prays oleae. Molecular biotechnology. 35(2): 141-148.
Ghribi D, Zouari N, Trigui W etJaoua S (2007) Use of sea water as salts source in starch-and soya bean-based media, for the production of Bacillus thuringiensis bioinsecticides. Process Biochemistry. 42(3): 374-378.
Ghribi D, Zouari N, Trabelsi H etJaoua S (2007) Improvement of Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxin production by overcome of carbon catabolite repression through adequate control of aeration. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 40(4): 614-622.
Driss F, Baanannou A, Rouis S, Masmoudi I, Zouari N etJaoua S (2007) Effect of the chitin binding domain deletion from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki chitinase Chi255 on its stability in Escherichia coli. Molecular biotechnology. 36(3): 232-237.
Awad M K, Saadaoui I, Rouis S, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2007) Differentiation between Bacillus thuringiensis strains by gyrB PCR-Sau3Al fingerprinting. Molecular biotechnology. 35(2): 171-177.
Zghal R Z, Tounsi S etJaoua S (2006) Characterization of a cry4Ba‐type gene of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis and evidence of the synergistic larvicidal activity of its encoded protein with Cry2A δ‐endotoxin of B. thuringiensis kurstaki on Culex pipiens (common house mosquito). Biotechnology and applied biochemistry. 44(1): 19-25.
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