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Moussa, T. A. A., O. A. Almaghrabi, and T. S. Abdel-Moneim, "Biological control of the wheat root rot caused by Fusarium graminearum using some PGPR strains in Saudi Arabia", Annals of Applied Biology, vol. 163, pp. 72-81, 2013. Abstract2013-_ann_appl_biol.pdfWebsite

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of selected bacterial strains against the wheat soil-borne pathogen Fusarium graminearum under greenhouse conditions. The most potent isolates were 3 isolates out of 18 isolates, which have numbers 3, 9 and 10 with in vitro inhibition index 42.5%, 41.3% and 46.3% respectively. Isolates 3 and 10 were selected for the following experiments. Isolates 3 and 10 were identified as Bacillus subtilis MAA03 and Pseudomonas fluorescens MAA10, respectively according to International Identification Keys and, confirmed by using Biolog system and 16S rDNA where the strains exhibited more than 99.5% sequence identity. Their close taxonomic relationship was further documented by phenotypic similarities. The using of B. subtilis and P. fluorescens separately or in mixture as biocontrol agent against F. graminearum on wheat significantly increased the final germination percent, the mean daily germination and germination index of wheat cultivar, while the mean germination time was significantly decreased relative to infested control. The final infection percent, the mean daily infection and infection index were decreased significantly, while the mean infection time was significantly increased relative to infested control. The use of P. fluorescens as biocontrol agent was the most efficient than B. subtilis or in mixture and the best treatment was seed coating. The application of B. subtilis and P. fluorescens separately or in combination significantly affected the growth parameters of wheat cultivar Tabuki, the root length was significantly increased in seed coating and seed soaking treatments, while non-significantly decreased in case of soil drench treatment relative to infested control. Shoot length was significantly decreased in case of seed coating treatment relative to infested control. The shoot fresh and dry weights were significantly increased in seed coating and seed soaking treatments relative to infested control. The root fresh and dry weights were significantly increased in seed coating and seed soaking treatments relative to infested control. The number of leaves was significantly increased in all treatments relative to infested control.

Al-Halbosiy, M. M. F., Z. A. Thabit, S. A. - D. A. S.Al-Qaysi|, and T. A. A. Moussa, "Biological Activity of Levan Produced from Rhizospheric Soil Bacterium Brachybacterium phenoliresistens KX139300", Baghdad Science Journal, vol. 15, issue 4, pp. 238-243, 2018. 2018-_baghdad_sci_j.pdf
Moussa, T. A. A., M. S. Khalil, N. M. Gomaa, and R. A. Al-Hazzim, "Biodiversity of Rhizoctonia solani AG3 and AG2-1 associated with potato diseases", Life Science Journal, vol. 11, no. 8, 2014. Abstract2014-_life_sci_j-2.pdf

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Baeshen, N. A., J. S. Sabir, M. M. Zainy, M. N. Baeshen, S. E. M. Abo-Aba, T. A. A. Moussa, and H. A. I. Ramadan, "Biodiversity and DNA barcoding of soil fungal flora associated with Rhazya stricta in Saudi Arabia", Bothalia Journal, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 301–314, 2014. Abstract2014-_bothalia.pdf

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Moussa, T. A. A., and M. A. Rizk, "Biocontrol of sugarbeet pathogen Fusarium solani (Mart.) Sacc. by Streptomyces aureofaciens", Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 556–559, 2002. Abstract
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Rashad, Y. M., and T. A. A. Moussa, "Biocontrol Agents for Fungal Plant Diseases Management", Cottage Industry of Biocontrol Agents and Their Applications: Springer, pp. 337 - 363, 2020. Abstract2020-_chapter.pdf

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Al-Qaysi, S. A. S., H. Al-Haideri, S. M. Al-Shimmary, J. M. Abdulhameed, O. I. Alajrawy, M. M. Al-Halbosiy, T. A. A. Moussa, and M. G. farahat, "Bioactive Levan-Type Exopolysaccharide Produced by <i>Pantoea agglomerans</i> ZMR7: Characterization and Optimization for Enhanced Production", Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol. 31, issue 5: The Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology, pp. 696 - 704, 2021/05/. AbstractWebsite

Levan is an industrially important, functional biopolymer with considerable applications in the food and pharmaceutical fields owing to its safety and biocompatibility. Here, levan-type exopolysaccharide produced by Pantoea agglomerans ZMR7 was purified by cold ethanol precipitation and characterized using TLC, FTIR, 1H, and 13C NMR spectroscopy. The maximum production of levan (28.4 g/l) was achieved when sucrose and ammonium chloride were used as carbon and nitrogen sources, respectively, at 35°C and an initial pH of 8.0. Some biomedical applications of levan like antitumor, antiparasitic, and antioxidant activities were investigated in vitro. The results revealed the ability of levan at different concentrations to decrease the viability of rhabdomyosarcoma and breast cancer cells compared with untreated cancer cells. Levan appeared also to have high antiparasitic activity against the promastigote of Leishmania tropica. Furthermore, levan had strong DPPH radical scavenging (antioxidant) activity. These findings suggest that levan produced by P. agglomerans ZMR7 can serve as a natural biopolymer candidate for the pharmaceutical and medical fields.

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