Abdelali Boussakouran

Abdelali Boussakouran

Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah

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Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah

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267

Citations(since 2020)

264

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33

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10

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Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Top articles of Abdelali Boussakouran

Advanced multivariate approaches for selecting Moroccan drought-tolerant barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivars

Screening barley cultivars for drought tolerance is essential to increase crop production. The objective of the study was to assess the capacity of Moroccan barley cultivars to maintain grain yield production under drought conditions and to identify suitable drought tolerance indices for selection purposes. Nine barley cultivars were investigated under control (90% FC) and stress (40%) conditions under two irrigation regimes. Grain yield, agro-morphological traits, and ten drought screening indices were used to assess drought tolerance. Analysis of variances showed a significant effect of drought stress on various agro-morphological traits, with significant variability between cultivars. In normal conditions (Yp), a significant positive correlation was recorded between grain yield and geometric mean productivity (GMP), stress tolerance index (STI), mean productivity (MP), and harmonic mean productivity (HMP) indices …

Authors

Mohamed Ferioun,Said Bouhraoua,Nassira Srhiouar,Abdelali Boussakouran,Douae Belahcen,Naïma El Ghachtouli,RZ Sayyed,Said Louahlia

Journal

Ecological Frontiers

Published Date

2024/4/22

A multivariate approach to qualify “Moroccan Picholine” virgin olive oil according to extraction and environmental factors

This paper describes the composition and quality characteristics of the “Moroccan Picholine” virgin olive oil (VOO) produced in Taza province (northern Morocco). Legal quality indices, pigments, total phenols, oxidative stability, and fatty acid composition were analyzed under the impact of three extraction systems (two phase [C2] and three phase [C3] centrifugation decanters and super‐pressure [SP]) in three production sites (Bni Frassen, Bouchfaa, and Taza) during three consecutive crop seasons (2014, 2015, and 2016). All the assessed parameters were largely affected by the extraction system. Indeed, the two phase centrifugation system provided the better quality of VOO with the lowest values of free fatty acids and oxidation indices and the highest amounts of oleic acid, carotenoids, and total phenols therefore the greatest oxidative stability. Crop season and production site had only significant impacts on …

Authors

Mohamed El Yamani,El Hassan Sakar,Abdelali Boussakouran,Said Gharby,Tarik Ainane,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society

Published Date

2024/2

Biomass partitioning and physiological responses of four Moroccan barley varieties subjected to salt stress in a hydroponic system

A hydroponics experiment was performed to study the physiological and biochemical changes in Moroccan barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) varieties cultivated under salt stress conditions. Four barley varieties were grown under exposure to three salt concentrations, including 0, 200, and 300 mM NaCl. The ANOVA for both salt stress-sensitive and resistant varieties indicated that salt treatment represented the main source of variability in all studied traits. Salt treatment significantly reduced root and shoot dry weight (RDW and SDW), relative water content (RWC), and chlorophyll content (Chl a, Chl b, and Chl T). However, increases in electrolyte leakage (EL) along with proline and total soluble sugar (TSS) contents were recorded. In addition, large variations in all measured traits were found between varieties. The ‘Massine’and ‘Laanaceur’varieties displayed relatively higher RDW and SDW values. The ‘Amira’and ‘Adrar’varieties showed lower RWC values and Chl contents than those of the controls indicating their relative sensitivity to salt stress. Principal component analysis revealed that most of the variation was captured by PC1 (72% of the total variance) which grouped samples into three categories according to salt treatment. Correlation analyses highlighted significant associations between most parameters. Positive relationships were found between RDW, SDW, RWC, Chl content, and soluble proteins contents, while a ll of t hese p arameters were n egatively associated with EL intensity, proline content, and TSS content. The results from this study showed that the ‘Massine’and ‘Laanaceur’varieties were relatively salt-tolerant. These two salt …

Authors

Said Bouhraoua,Mohamed Ferioun,Srhiouar Nassira,Abdelali Boussakouran,Mohamed Akhazzane,Douae Belahcen,Khalil Hammani,Said Louahlia

Journal

Journal of Plant Biotechnology

Published Date

2023/6/13

Reproductive phenology calendar and its correlation with air temperature in five Mediterranean almond [Prunus dulcis (Mill.) DA Webb] cultivars grown in Morocco

Agro-climatic requirements are of crucial importance for establishment and management of nut tree orchards. In this work, we investigated timing and duration of key reproductive phenology events and their chilling units (CU) and heat requirements namely growing degree-days (GDD) and degree-hours (GDH) in five Mediterranean almond cultivars of early (‘Marcona’), intermediate (‘Fournat de Brézenaud’), and late flowering time (‘Ferraduel’, ‘Ferragnès’, and ‘Tuono’). Field phenological observations were performed during three growing seasons (2016–2018) across five contrasting sites in northern and eastern Morocco. Phenological records consisted of timing of initial inflorescence (Inf), inflorescence duration (Inf D), initial flowering (Ini F), full flowering (Ful F), final flowering (Fin F), flowering duration (FD), ripening (Rip), fruit development period (FDP). Our outcomes reveal that ‘Marcona’ and ‘Fournat de …

Authors

Mohamed El Yamani,Abdelali Boussakouran,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Scientia Horticulturae

Published Date

2023/6/1

Quality attributes associated with breeding progress in Moroccan durum wheat released between 1984 and 2007

Improving grain quality has become one of the important breeding goals in several Mediterranean countries. This study assesses the changes in the quality of durum wheat developed in Moroccan over 30 years. Six leading varieties were grown under rainfed and irrigated trials during three seasons. Vitreousness, pigment content, test weight, and thousand kernel weight were evaluated as technological traits. Protein content, ash content, and the sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) sedimentation test were analyzed as nutritional traits. Except for pigment content, which was shown to be impacted by the period of release, the combined ANOVA revealed highly significant effects of water regime and growing season on all quality attributes. The results revelated that most nutritional traits were better expressed under rainfed conditions, while a marked increase in technological traits was observed in irrigated trials. Protein and …

Authors

Abdelali Boussakouran,Mohamed El Yamani,El Hassan Sakar,Mona Taghouti,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

Published Date

2023/3

Effect of storage time and conditions on the quality characteristics of ‘Moroccan Picholine’olive oil

The influence of extraction system and both storage time and conditions on quality characteristics of ‘Moroccan Picholine’ virgin olive oil (VOO) was investigated. Results from ANOVA analysis showed that the storage time largely affected the most of VOO characteristics (peroxide value, K270, chlorophylls, carotenoids and total phenols). The K232 variability was due to both extraction system and storage time. The free fatty acids were mostly dependent on extraction system. Moreover, we observed that increasing the storage time provoked a slight but significant accumulation in free fatty acids and higher values for oxidation indices. The highest increment rates were recorded in the first months of storage for the peroxide value and from the 6th month onwards for K232 and K270. For carotenoids, chlorophylls and total phenols, we noticed dramatic losses after twelve months of storage. Among extraction systems, the …

Authors

Mohamed El Yamani,Abdelali Boussakouran,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

Published Date

2022/1/1

Genetic progress in physiological and biochemical traits related to grain yield in Moroccan durum wheat varieties from 1984 to 2007

Knowledge of the key physiological and biochemical traits related to genetic progress is essential to identify yield‐limiting factors and guide future breeding strategies. The aim of this research was to determine the rate of genetic gain in grain yield and physiological and biochemical traits in Moroccan durum wheat cultivars released from 1984 to 2007. Plants were subjected to two water regimes (irrigated and rainfed) during three growing seasons in order to identify those physiological and biochemical traits associated with grain yield. Grain yield (GY) and diverse physiological and biochemical traits known to be linked to mild drought stress were evaluated at anthesis and postanthesis. Physiological traits included stomatal conductance (gs), transpiration rate (E), chlorophyll fluorescence (Fv/Fm), chlorophyll content in flag leaf (SPAD), canopy temperature depression (CTD), and relative water content (RWC …

Authors

Abdelali Boussakouran,Mohamed El Yamani,El Hassan Sakar,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Crop Science

Published Date

2022/1

Genotypic and environmental variations in kernel color indices in the main almond (Prunus dulcis (Mill.) DA Webb) cultivars grown in North-Eastern Morocco

Color indices are important quality traits that define the consumer visual acceptance and agroindustrial preferences. Little is known regarding these properties in the commercial almond cultivars grown in Morocco. This work aimed at investigating kernel color indices in five cultivars, namely, “Fournat de Brézenaud,” “Tuono,” “Ferragnès,” “Ferraduel,” and “Marcona.” Color indices consisted in the following: brightness (L∗), redness index (a∗), yellowness index (b∗), chroma (C∗), hue (H∗), and metric saturation (S∗). Measurements were performed over three consecutive growing seasons (2016–2018) across five different sites from northern (Aknoul, Bni Hadifa, and Tahar Souk) and eastern (Rislane and Sidi Bouhria) Morocco. All factors (cultivar, growing season, and site) affected significantly studied color properties; however, genotype was the main variability source. Wide variabilities were found among cultivars. “Marcona” showed the highest L∗, while “Ferragnès” and “Ferraduel” displayed greater scores of a∗, b∗, C∗, and S∗. Sidi Bouhria presented the lowest L∗ but higher a∗, H∗, and S∗. Moreover, Bni Hadifa displayed higher L∗, b∗, and C∗. 2016 (drier growing season) had the highest values of most indices. Principal component analyses (PCA) discriminate all factors through the first three components: PC1 (61%, genetic component) and PC2 (30%) and PC3 (7%) which were of environmental nature since they separate sites and growing seasons, respectively. Despite environmental effects, we suggested a possible discrimination among the studied cultivars based on their kernel color indices. Drought conditions during fruit …

Authors

El Hassan Sakar,Mohamed El Yamani,Abdelali Boussakouran,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Scientifica

Published Date

2021/5/10

Genetic advance and grain yield stability of moroccan durum wheats grown under rainfed and irrigated conditions

The development of high-yielding durum wheat genotypes requires the knowledge of the genetic variation for grain yield and its components. This study was performed to determine genetic gain and to evaluate the genotype × environment effect for grain yield and related traits in Moroccan durum wheat. A historical series of varieties developed during the last three decades was grown under two water regimes (rainfed and irrigated) during three growing seasons. Traits evaluated in the present work included grain yield, spikes per m2, kernels per spike, spikelets per spike, kernels per spikelet, spike length, kernel weight, plant height, harvest index, and fertile tillering. Results from ANOVA analyses revealed that grain yield and related traits were controlled to a large extent by water regime and growing season. Grain yield advance per year was estimated in 78 kg ha−1 under irrigated conditions, with no significant change under rainfed ones. Overall, the results indicated that most of the yield components changed by breeding activities during the last three decades. AMMI and joint regression analyses revealed that intermediate varieties have a wide adaptation, and old varieties were specifically acclimated to water-limit environments, while modern varieties were performed only under favorable conditions.

Authors

Abdelali Boussakouran,Mohamed El Yamani,El Hassan Sakar,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

International Journal of Agronomy

Published Date

2021/4/26

Variability of oil content and its physicochemical traits from the main almond [Prunus dulcis Mill. DA Webb] cultivars grown under contrasting environments in north-eastern Morocco

To produce nut virgin oils at a large scale, mechanical extractions have become widely accepted to obtain nut oils of higher quality without chemical residues. Little is known about kernel oil from the commercially grown almond cultivars in Morocco obtained by press extraction. This work was set up to evaluate effects of different environments on almond oil content (OC) and related quality traits, namely polyphenols (PP), saturated (SFA), monounsaturated (MUFA), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and oleic/linoleic (O/L) ratio. To this end, the main cultivars were compared across various sites belonging to northern (typical Mediterranean climate) and the eastern Morocco (hot Mediterranean climate) over three growing seasons (2016–2018). Virgin oil achieved via mechanical press showed high quality as demonstrated by lower records of routinely measured parameters (acid value, peroxide value, and UV …

Authors

Mohamed El Yamani,Abdelali Boussakouran,Ayoub Ainane,Tarik Ainane,Saïd Gharby,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

Published Date

2021/3/1

Leaf water status, physiological behavior and biochemical mechanism involved in young olive plants under water deficit

Changes in leaf relative water content (RWC), water potential (Ψw), transpiration rate (E & Tsp), stomatal conductance (gs), maximum quantum efficiency of PSII (Fv/Fm), total chlorophylls, carotenoids, proline and soluble sugars were investigated in young Moroccan olive varieties (‘Moroccan Picholine’, ‘Menara’ and ‘Haouzia’) grown in pots under three water regimes (well-watering, moderate stress and high stress). The water treatment was applied at different growth stages during three growing seasons (2015, 2016 and 2017). Results from ANOVA analyses showed that all parameters were found to be mainly under the impact of the water regime and growth stage. In fact, the severe stress led to significant reductions in Ψw, gs, E and Tsp by more than 24%, but also in RWC, Fv/Fm and total chlorophylls with percentages lower than 15%. In contrast, water shortage activated the accumulation of proline and soluble …

Authors

Mohamed El Yamani,Abdelali Boussakouran,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Scientia Horticulturae

Published Date

2020/2/5

Influence of ripening index and water regime on the yield and quality of “Moroccan Picholine” virgin olive oil. OCL 27: 19

The purpose of this work is to evidence the effects of ripening index and water regime on the quantity and quality indices of “Moroccan Picholine” virgin olive oil (VOO) produced in northern Morocco. Olive trees were subjected to full irrigation and rainfed conditions, and olive fruits were collected at different ripening times. Results showed that the extracted volume of VOO increased during ripening, and decreased when full irrigation was applied. In regard to VOO quality, the statistical analysis revealed the predominant effect of ripening index on the majority of the considered parameters, except total phenols content that was strongly influenced by water regime. At more advanced stages of maturity, lower values of peroxide value, K232, carotenoids, chlorophylls and total phenols were registered while more free fatty acids were accumulated. Moreover, full irrigation reduced total phenols and increased free fatty acids …

Authors

Mohamed El Yamani,Abdelali Boussakouran,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Ocl

Published Date

2020

Activity of two natural additives in improving the stability of virgin olive oil quality during storage

The activity of natural additives against the deterioration of virgin olive oil (VOO) in relation to storage time and conditions was examined. Thus, carotenoids and phenols previously extracted from carrot and olive mill wastewater, respectively, were added at 200 and 400 ppm to VOO and stored in clear and amber glass bottles at room temperatures during 120 days. The results showed that enriched VOO was largely influenced by the storage time, which resulted in a significant accumulation of hydrolysis and oxidation products. Storage conditions also affected considerably the enriched VOO. Dark glass bottles offered better protection against oxidative deterioration. The impact of both extracts on the oxidation status of examined VOO was significant and concentration-dependent. The natural additives markedly delayed the formation of hydroperoxides and conjugated dienes and trienes. Results from principal …

Authors

Mohamed El Yamani,Abdelali Boussakouran,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

OCL

Published Date

2020

Antibacterial and antioxidant potentials of phenolic extracts from olive mill wastewater and their use to enhance the stability of olive oil.

Fresh olive oil mill wastewaters (OMW) were collected in northern Morocco from industrial mills operating with three extraction systems (two [C2] and three-phase [C3] centrifugation decanters and super-pressure system [SP]) during the 2017 growing season. Physicochemical and microbiological characteristics of these effluents were examined. OMW phenolic extracts were prepared and their antibacterial and antioxidant activities were evaluated. Moreover, the improvement of virgin olive oil stability with the addition of OMW phenolic extracts (at 100, 300 and 500 ppm) was investigated. Results from this work confirmed the pollutant load of these effluents characterised by an acidic pH, strong organic content, and considerable amounts of mineral matter. Concerning the microbiological counts, yeasts and moulds were the most abundant. Among the extraction system, C2 displayed OMW with the high levels for all measured parameters, except for the total phenols that were more abundant in C3. For the in vitro bioassays, OMW phenolic extracts showed a promising antibacterial activity against the two studied bacteria. In fact, C2 extract was the most active for inhibiting the bacteria growth, while Escherichia coli (Gram-) was more resistant to bactericidal phenols than Listeria innocua (Gram+). Findings from DPPH and FRAP tests showed a good antiradical potential and an important reducing power capacity and were both concentration-dependent. For the two tests, antioxidant activity of OMW phenolic extracts from C2 was also the most important. The addition of phenolic extracts to virgin olive oil, stocked at 60 C, resulted in lower records for …

Authors

Mohamed El Yamani,El Hassan Sakar,Abdelali Boussakouran,Taoufiq Benali,Yahia Rharrabti

Journal

Rivista Italiana delle Sostanze Grasse

Published Date

2020/1/1

Physicochemical and microbiological characterization of olive mill wastewater (OMW) from different regions of northern Morocco

Cement kiln dust (CKD), a byproduct of cement manufacturing process, was collected from Misr Cement Co. at Qena, Egypt. CKD was characterized by X-ray diffraction and FTIR analysis. This byproduct was investigated for its physical–chemical characters, antibacterial activities on sewage water and the presence of nematode, parasites and algae in the treated water. The efficiency of CKD-treated water was also examined on Hibiscus sabdarriffa seed germination. Total bacteria, total and fecal coliform, as well as fecal streptococci were completely inhibited by CKD. Interestingly, zinc, manganese, iron, nickel and lead were completely absent from sewage water as these metals precipitated after treatment with 10 g l−1 CKD. On the other hand, among all the tested plant criteria, only root length was significantly reduced by 55% and 15% after zero and 3 days of CKD addition respectively compared to control …

Authors

W.M. Salem,W.F. Sayed,S.A. Halawy,R.B. Elamary

Journal

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Published Date

2015/5/21

On the natural variability of kernel oil content in almond [Prunus dulcis Mill. DA Webb]: An Overview

Sweet almonds are widely grown in both northern and southern hemispheres owing to their economic and nutritional values. Almonds consumption is linked to numerous health-promoting properties. From pomological and biochemical points of view, lipids are the major fraction in almond kernels. The majority of almond compositional research has been focused on chemical composition especially the lipidic fraction. Along with its nutritional value, almond fat has many cosmetic and medicinal uses, which arise from kernel lipids biochemical richness including several essential fatty acids and antioxidants such as tocopherols. The increase of almond production globally encourages almond oil production, which in turn push scientists and growers to select higher oil yielding genotypes and cultivars and to assess oil plasticity under various environments. Genotypic and environmental variations of almond oil have not reviewed before, hence the originality of this review. Peer reviewed literature published in English for almond oil variability confirmed the genotypic dominance in the expression of this parameter with a heritability value of 0.57. Environmental conditions under which almonds are grown account for important variations in kernel oil content. The main environmental factors studied in the literature encompass climatic conditions along with soil moisture. It has been widely reported that moderate water deficit enhances oil accumulation for various commercial cultivars. An inverted effect is observed when soil water deficit become more pronounced. Almond oil content expression is the result of genotypic and environmental variations. Almond oil …

Authors

Mohamed EL YAMANI,Abdelali BOUSSAKOURAN,Ahmed ZEROUAL,Saïd GHARBY,Yahia RHARRABTI

Published Date

2020/5/31

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Advanced multivariate approaches for selecting Moroccan drought-tolerant barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivars

A multivariate approach to qualify “Moroccan Picholine” virgin olive oil according to extraction and environmental factors

Biomass partitioning and physiological responses of four Moroccan barley varieties subjected to salt stress in a hydroponic system

Reproductive phenology calendar and its correlation with air temperature in five Mediterranean almond [Prunus dulcis (Mill.) DA Webb] cultivars grown in Morocco

Quality attributes associated with breeding progress in Moroccan durum wheat released between 1984 and 2007

Effect of storage time and conditions on the quality characteristics of ‘Moroccan Picholine’olive oil

Genetic progress in physiological and biochemical traits related to grain yield in Moroccan durum wheat varieties from 1984 to 2007

Genotypic and environmental variations in kernel color indices in the main almond (Prunus dulcis (Mill.) DA Webb) cultivars grown in North-Eastern Morocco

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The research interests of Abdelali Boussakouran are: Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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Abdelali Boussakouran has 267 citations in total.

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