Abdelraouf A. Moustafa

Abdelraouf A. Moustafa

Suez Canal University

H-index: 21

Africa-Egypt

About Abdelraouf A. Moustafa

Abdelraouf A. Moustafa, With an exceptional h-index of 21 and a recent h-index of 14 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Suez Canal University, specializes in the field of Conservation ecology, Medicinal plants. arid environments, Population ecology.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Seminal plasma granulysin level before and after varicocelectomy

Prevalence and molecular characterization of canine parvovirus-2 in dogs in Giza Governorate, Egypt

Response of Chlorella vulgaris to Some Selected Pharmaceutical Drugs

Unraveling the Impact of Global Warming on Phragmites australis distribution in Egypt

Monitoring temporal changes in coastal mangroves to understand the impacts of climate change: Red Sea, Egypt

Importance of Cleome droserifolia as an endangered medicinal plant species in the Sinai Peninsula and the need for its conservation

Comparison of The Vaginal Microflora in Relation to The Menopausal Status

Microorganisms and Biochar Improve the Remediation Efficiency of Paspalum vaginatum and Pennisetum alopecuroides on Cadmium-Contaminated Soil

Abdelraouf A. Moustafa Information

University

Suez Canal University

Position

Professor of plant ecology Botany Department faculty of science

Citations(all)

1562

Citations(since 2020)

638

Cited By

1027

hIndex(all)

21

hIndex(since 2020)

14

i10Index(all)

48

i10Index(since 2020)

22

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University Profile Page

Suez Canal University

Abdelraouf A. Moustafa Skills & Research Interests

Conservation ecology

Medicinal plants. arid environments

Population ecology

Top articles of Abdelraouf A. Moustafa

Seminal plasma granulysin level before and after varicocelectomy

Authors

Mahmoud A Ali,El Taieb,AA Moustafa,Abdallah M El-Ebidi,Mohamed Z Eldahshoury

Journal

Aswan University Medical Journal

Published Date

2024/6/30

Background Varicocele is the most commonly identified correctable cause of male infertility. Varicocelectomy is commonly performed an operation for treatment of male infertility by obstructing the refluxing venous drainage to the testis while maintaining arterial inflow and lymphatic drainage. Granulysin is a catalytic molecule in human Cytotoxic T lymphocytes and natural killer cell granules. Objective Estimate seminal plasma level of granulysin in varicocele patients versus control, its level before and after varicocelectomy and correlate it with semen parameters and varicocele grade. Methods A Case control study conducted on 23 varicocele and 24 non varicocele male as control. All patients were clinically evaluated by history and examination. The assessment of seminal plasma granulysin level, semen analysis and Doppler ultrasonography were done. Results Seminal plasma granulysin level was significantly …

Prevalence and molecular characterization of canine parvovirus-2 in dogs in Giza Governorate, Egypt

Authors

Reham H Mekky,Salma Shoulah,Abdelmoneim Moustafa,Abdelfattah Selim,Marawan A Marawan

Journal

Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research

Published Date

2024/2/9

Canine parvovirus type-2 (CPV-2) is one of the most common diseases affecting dogs. The disease has been reported worldwide including Egypt causing both acute hemorrhagic enteritis and myocarditis in the infected dogs. Two distinct parvoviruses are incriminated in the disease occurrence CPV-1 and CPV-2. However, the CPV-2 is the most pathogenic and includes three antigenic variants namely, CPV2a, CPV2b and CPV2c. Since the molecular characterization of CPV is critical for future disease prevention and control, the current study aimed to determine the prevalence of CPV-2 in dogs in Giza governorate, Egypt, and molecular characterization of circulating CPV-2. A total of 300 stool samples were collected from dogs with clinical signs suggestive of canine parvovirus from different veterinary hospitals and clinics in Giza governorate, during the period from January 2022 to December 2022. The overall prevalence of CPV-2 in dogs was 72.67% and it was significantly associated with breed, sex and age of examine dogs. In addition, the sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of circulating CPV-2 based on VP2 gene revealed that the circulating strain is CPV-2c. The present findings suggest that the failure of vaccination may be attributed to the use of CPV-2b commercial vaccines in areas where CPV-2c is prevalent.

Response of Chlorella vulgaris to Some Selected Pharmaceutical Drugs

Authors

Abdelraouf A Moustafa,Jelan Mofeed,Abd-El Hakim,M Randa,Abdelfatah Salah Soror

Journal

Catrina: The International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Published Date

2024/2/9

The objective of this study was to assess the toxicological effects of commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals (Voltaren, Panadol, Selgon, and E.mox) on the microgreen alga Chlorella vulgaris. The algal culture was subjected to various concentrations of the test drugs (0.1, 3.2, 12.8, and 25 mg/L) and incubated for different durations (24, 48, and 96-hrs.). The findings revealed a general decline in algal growth response due to the pharmaceutical drugs, although variations were observed among individual drugs. Both the total carbohydrate and pigment levels exhibited a gradual reduction, displaying a dose- and time-dependent trend. Notably, Chlorella vulgaris treated with the pharmaceuticals at a dose of 25 mg/L exhibited lower total amino acid content compared to the control group. Among the drugs tested, E-mox at a dose of 25 mg/L caused the most significant increase in proline levels. As the drug dosage increased, the activity of three antioxidant enzymes (glutathione reductase, ascorbate peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase) was induced. Electron microscopy analysis of the algal cells grown at a dose of 25 mg/L and incubated for 96 hrs. revealed distinct morphological changes. Panadol treatment resulted in a cell wall surface covered with crowded nipples, while Selgon had no discernible effect on the cell wall. The addition of Voltaren led to a coated surface with dense nipples, whereas E-mox treatment caused irregular cell shapes, loss of distinctive morphology, and wear and fracture of the cell wall. These findings emphasize the importance of controlling such pollutants and implementing monitoring strategies, particularly in water …

Unraveling the Impact of Global Warming on Phragmites australis distribution in Egypt

Authors

Ahmed Mohamed M Fouad,Abdelrauf A Moustafa,Mohamed S Zaghloul,Mohamed O Arnous

Journal

Catrina: The International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Published Date

2023/3/1

Climate change is a critical worldwide concern that affects every aspect of existence and all living beings. The study of climate change's impact on invasive species has piqued the interest of researchers worldwide due to the possible ramifications for biodiversity and vulnerable species protection. Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. Ex Steud. (Poaceae) is regarded as one of the most crucial invaders with a high tolerance for climate change impacts, particularly increased salinity, temperature, and atmospheric CO2, which may alter the surrounding ecosystems, and its uncontrolled spread may result in biodiversity deterioration. Because of its ecological importance and applications, common reed requires sustainable management to reap the majority of its benefits without damaging the environment, which requires a thorough understanding of its behavior in light of climate change. The following review article intends to investigate the response of the common reed to significant climate change factors including as salinity, temperature, and atmospheric CO2 in Egypt, as well as to highlight rehabilitation solutions. Therefore, it is projected that the common reed population would continue to grow under the current climate change key drivers in Egypt, necessitating greater mitigation and adaption procedures from the government, academia, and society.

Monitoring temporal changes in coastal mangroves to understand the impacts of climate change: Red Sea, Egypt

Authors

Abdelraouf A Moustafa,Amira Abdelfath,Mohamed O Arnous,Ayman M Afifi,Giulia Guerriero,David R Green

Journal

Journal of Coastal Conservation

Published Date

2023/10

This paper focuses on the current state of mangroves in Egypt, analyses how climate change is affecting mangrove forests and suggests a conservation strategy to safeguard this valuable maritime resource. Mangroves in Egypt are primarily found in regions around the Red Sea, making them popular for ecotourism across the globe. A crucial breeding and feeding ground for many commercial fishery species, mangroves are a maritime habitat that is both economically and environmentally significant and a variety of living things call them home. Mangroves are one of the most threatened tropical and subtropical ecoregions in the world. These threats come from both natural and human sources, including oil spills, human waste runoff, herbicide use, and coastal development, all of which have the potential to harm the environment. Mangrove habitats are immediately impacted by salinity changes and rising sea levels …

Importance of Cleome droserifolia as an endangered medicinal plant species in the Sinai Peninsula and the need for its conservation

Authors

Abdelraouf A Moustafa,Menna Allah K Mahmoud

Published Date

2023

This review focuses on biological activities, chemical composition, threats, and how to make a conservation plan for Cleome droserifolia. Cleomaceae are a small family of flowering Brassicales, with over 300 species distributed among nine genera, the largest of which is Cleome, with 199 species of ecological, traditional, and medical value. It contains a vast array of secondary metabolites that occur naturally in Cleome genus shrubs such as several terpenes, flavonoids, glucosinolates, anthocyanin alkaloids, and polyphenols. In traditional medicine, Cleome species are therefore well recognized for treating stomachaches, skin allergies, and open wounds as well as having anticancer and hepatoprotective qualities. Shrubs from the Cleome genus have also demonstrated potent anti-diabetic effects. It is widely used by the Bedouins of the southern Sinai for the treatment that makes plant species endangered. As a result, a significant effort must be made to enhance conservation planning by taking potential distribution changes and making enclosures to protect the target species.

Comparison of The Vaginal Microflora in Relation to The Menopausal Status

Authors

Emad Mohamed Ibrahim Atallah,Abdel-Monsef Abdel-Ghaffar Moustafa,Ahmed Abdelkader Eltabakh

Journal

International Journal of Medical Arts

Published Date

2023/8/1

Background: Numerous bacteria live in the human vagina; because of this, it has been discovered that the vaginal microbiome is directly related to both vaginal and overall health.Aim of the work: In this study, we sought to evaluate the vaginal microbiomes of premenopausal and post-menopausal women.Patients and Methods: This was a comparative cross section study, was carried out on 120 patients who divided in to two groups as regard menopausal state in to Group A: 60 women in Premenopausal group and Group B: 60 women in Post-Menopausal group, vaginal samples were obtained from all studied women.Results: As regard bacterial distribution according to Phylum; there was a significant difference between two groups regarding Firmicutes and Proteobacteria which were higher among premenopausal women.Conclusion: Women in each study group had different vaginal ecosystems in terms of the relative quantity and composition of the dominating bacterial species. While species diversity greatly increased in postmenopausal women, species richness significantly declined. After menopause, the most significant difference between the two groups was caused by a decline in Lactobacillus taxa, which are represented by all taxon ranks of the vaginal microbiome.

Microorganisms and Biochar Improve the Remediation Efficiency of Paspalum vaginatum and Pennisetum alopecuroides on Cadmium-Contaminated Soil

Authors

Jiahao Liang,Jiechao Chang,Jiayao Xie,Liquan Yang,Mohamed S Sheteiwy,Abdel-Raouf A Moustafa,Mohamed S Zaghloul,Haiyan Ren

Journal

Toxics

Published Date

2023/7/4

Phytoremediation can help remediate potential toxic elements (PTE) in soil. Microorganisms and soil amendments are effective means to improve the efficiency of phytoremediation. This study selected three microorganisms that may promote phytoremediation, including bacteria (Ceratobasidium), fungi (Pseudomonas mendocina), and arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungi (AMF, Funneliformis caledonium). The effects of single or mixed inoculation of three microorganisms on the phytoremediation efficiency of Paspalum vaginatum and Pennisetum alopecuroides were tested under three different degrees of cadmium-contaminated soil (low 10 mg/kg, medium 50 mg/kg, and high 100 mg/kg). The results showed that single inoculation of AMF or Pseudomonas mendocina could significantly increase the biomass of two plants under three different degrees of cadmium-contaminated soil, and the growth-promoting effect of AMF was better than Pseudomonas mendocina. However, simultaneous inoculation of these two microorganisms did not show a better effect than the inoculation of one. Inoculation of Ceratobasidium reduced the biomass of the two plants under high concentrations of cadmium-contaminated soil. Among all treatments, the remediation ability of the two plants was the strongest when inoculated with AMF alone. On this basis, this study explored the effect of AMF combined with corn-straw-biochar on the phytoremediation efficiency of Paspalum vaginatum and Pennisetum alopecuroides. The results showed that biochar could affect plant biomass and Cd concentration in plants by reducing Cd concentration in soil. The combined use of biochar …

The Impact of Root-Invasive Fungi on Dominant and Invasive Plant Species in Degraded Grassland at Nanshan Pasture

Authors

Yanxia Zhang,Jiechao Chang,Jiayao Xie,Liquan Yang,Mohamed S Sheteiwy,Abdel-Raouf A Moustafa,Mohamed S Zaghloul,Haiyan Ren

Journal

Agronomy

Published Date

2023/6/21

Overgrazing leads to the degradation of grazing lands, which seriously threatens the stability of grassland ecosystems. Root-invading fungi, as one of the main influencing factors, can cause plant diseases in grasslands, reduce the proportion of dominant plant species, increase the proportion of invasive poisonous weeds, and further aggravate degradation. In order to predict and improve the effects of root-invading fungi on grassland degradation, we conducted an in situ soil indoor control experiment using soils collected from non-degraded, moderately degraded, and severely degraded areas of Nanshan pasture in Hunan Province, China. We used monoculture or mixed grasslands of dominant plant species, including Lolium perenne, Trifolium repens, and the invasive weed Persicaria hydropiper, and inoculated them with local strains of pathogenic Fusarium species (Fusarium boothii and Fusarium circinatum) and beneficial fungi Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) and Trichoderma hamatum to explore how different strains of fungi affect plant growth and community dynamics. The results showed that Fusarium species (Fusarium boothii and Fusarium circinatum), as a major pathogenic fungus, inhibited the growth of the dominant grass Lolium perenne in moderately and severely degraded soils, which provided growth space and resources for invasive weeds Persicaria hydropiper and further aggravated the degree of grassland degradation. However, the collaborative effect of beneficial fungi (AMF and Trichoderma) and their inhibitory effect on Fusarium species (Fusarium boothii and Fusarium circinatum) could promote the growth of …

Stapling Versus Fibrin Glue for Mesh Fixation in Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair in Transabdominal Preperitoneal Technique

Authors

MOSTAFA ELKADY,A MOUSTAFA,MAHMOUD SHAKER,MD MAHER SOLIMAN

Journal

The Medical Journal of Cairo University

Published Date

2023/3/1

Background: Inguinal hernias are the most common hernias; they account for 90% of all spontaneous hernias. Moreover, inguinal hernia repair is the most frequently per-formed procedure in general surgery. Aim of Study: The aim of this study is to compare outcomes of mesh fixation using fibrin glue versus staple in laparoscopic transabdominalpreperitoneal (TAPP) repair of inguinal hernia. Patients and Methods: This study was a prospective randomized study. It included 40 adult patients of different age group presented with unilateral inguinal hernia, admitted and undergone laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with mesh fixation, divided into 2 equal groups. All patients undergone (TAPP) approach done at Ahmed Maher teaching hospital over a period from 2021 to 2022, It included 40 patients complaining of inguinal hernia who were fit for surgery. Results: There was no statistical significant difference between two groups as regarding age, and also no statistical significant difference between two groups as regarding gender. Regarding the type of hernia presented in this study, we found that about 20% of patients had direct hernia and 80% patients had indirect hernia. Therefore, there was no statistical signif-icant difference between two groups as regarding type of hernia. Regarding the intra-operative complications, our results illustrated that there was no statistical significant difference between the two groups only one case in group II had intra-operative surgical emphysema and oozing of blood during dissection. Conclusion: Mesh fixation by fibrin glue is better than with staples as mesh fixation with glue causes less postoper-ative pain and …

Abdominal Hernia in Equine: Animal Level Risk Factors and Repair Using Polypropylene Mesh

Authors

Alaa Moustafa,Mohammed Elmetwally,EL-Khodery Sabry,Mohamed Hamed,Naglaa Gomaa,Mohamed Abdo Rizk

Journal

Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

Published Date

2022/4/1

There is a paucity of information regarding the frequency and risk factors associated with the occurrence of an abdominal hernia in different equine species especially donkeys, and mules. In addition, the effectiveness of using polypropylene mesh for the surgical management of abdominal hernia in donkeys and mules is still unknown. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of using polypropylene mesh for the surgical treatment of abdominal hernia in horses, donkeys, and mules and to address the occurrence and risk factors associated with an abdominal hernia in the selected animal species. Based on clinical and ultrasound proof of abdominal hernia, 48 animals were included in the current study. A questionnaire was created to imply the assumed risk factors associated with occurence and clinical findings of abdominal hernia. Hernioplasty using polypropylene mesh was used for the …

Molecular epidemiology and genetic characterization of Clostridium perfringens infections in lambs

Authors

Malak AlIbrahim,Aia Assaf-Casals,Elie Massaad,Rouba Shaker,Nadia Soudani,Danielle Fayad,Sarah Chamseddine,Mireille Lteif-Khoury,Ahmad Chmaisse,Imad Isaac,Hind Anan,Christian Sadaka,Najwa Radwan,Soha Ghanem,Amal Naous,Maria Karam,Rabih Andary,Ghassan Dbaibo,Hassan Zaraket

Journal

Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Published Date

2019/11/1

BackgroundInfluenza B viruses are a major cause of serious acute respiratory infections in humans.MethodsNasopharyngeal swabs were collected from subjects with influenza-like illness during October 2016–June 2018 and screened for influenza A and B. The hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) genes of the Lebanese influenza B specimens were sequenced and phylogenetically compared with the vaccine strains and specimens from the Eastern Mediterranean Region and Europe.ResultsInfluenza A and B viruses co-circulated between October and May and peaked between January and March. During the 2016–2017 season, A/H3N2 (33.4%) and B/Yamagata (29.7%) were the predominantly circulating viruses followed by B/Victoria and A/H1N1pdm09 viruses. During the 2017–2018 season, A/H3N2 (31.5%) and A/H1Npdm09 (29.3%) were most prevalent with co-circulation of B/Yamagata and to a …

Bacteriological and serological investigation of Clostridium perfringens in lambs

Authors

Shymaa Moustafa,Islam Zakaria,Abdelmoneim Moustafa,Rania AboSakaya,Abdelfattah Selim

Journal

Scientific Reports

Published Date

2022/11/16

Clostridium perfringens is one of the most common and important pathogens in livestock due to its ability to produce a diverse arsenal of toxins. Owing to C. perfringens economic importance, this study aimed to determine the types and toxins of C. perfringens in newly born lambs. A total of 200 lambs of less than one-month old were examined, including 100 lambs suffered from diarrhea, 60 freshly dead and 40 apparent healthy. C. perfringens was identified morphologically and biochemically using bacteriological culture in 103 of 200 samples (51.5%). Moreover, serological typing of C. perfringens isolates revealed three serotypes, C. perfringens type A (54.2%), C. perfringens type B (28.8%) and C. perfringens type D (16.9%). The highest prevalence rate for C. perfringens infection was observed in winter (58.25%) in comparison with other seasons. The findings of the present study confirm the presence of …

Impact of Covid-19 on the environment

Authors

Abdelrauf A Moustafa,Samira R Mansour

Journal

Catrina: The International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Published Date

2022/7/1

The COVID-19 pandemic had scarcely made an impact on the world as of the beginning of 2020, although it has quickly spread over the universe since it was first detected in early December 2019. By mid-March 2021, the COVID-19 had practically hit every country on the earth. As a primary precaution to prevent the spread of disease and mortality, some nations have implemented quarantines and the suspension of many activities. The termination of these activities has resulted in significant economic losses. However, it has been widely reported that these steps have improved air quality, particularly in highly polluted areas with considerable populations and industrial activity. Worldwide reports and verification of lower carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, and particulate matter emissions have been made in relation with shutdown times. On the other hand, it has been revealed that ozone levels in the ambient air have increased, owing mostly to lower nitrogen emissions. Furthermore, it has been claimed that natural water resources have higher water quality. Wastewater treatment plants have reported an increase in organic load with persistent chemicals as a result of increased use of sanitizers, disinfectants, and antibiotics. In general, the qualitative and quantitative volumes of solid waste, created as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, have both increased. This study presents and summarises the environmental impacts of COVID-19 as recorded in the literature for various countries throughout the world, which provides a comprehensive perspective of the COVID-19's environmental consequences.

Advances in Egyptian mediterranean coast climate change monitoring

Authors

Matteo Gentilucci,Abdelraouf A Moustafa,Fagr Kh Abdel-Gawad,Samira R Mansour,Maria Rosaria Coppola,Lidia Caserta,Sara Inglese,Gilberto Pambianchi,Giulia Guerriero

Journal

Water

Published Date

2021/1

Background:Open Access Editor’s Choice ArticleAdvances in Egyptian Mediterranean Coast Climate Change Monitoringby

Biological Effects Assessment of Antibiofouling EDCs: Gaeta Harbor (South Italy) Benthic Communities' Analysis by Biodiversity Indices and Quantitative gpx4 Expression

Authors

Adriano Madonna,Agostino Balzano,Dea Rabbito,Mustapha Hasnaoui,Abdelraouf A Moustafa,Nourredine Guezgouz,Alessia Vittorioso,Fatima-Zara Majdoubi,Oladokun Sulaiman Olanrewaju,Giulia Guerriero

Journal

Proceedings of the Zoological Society

Published Date

2021/12

The most representative organisms of the Harbor of Gaeta Gulf in South Italy were analyzed for biofouling by visual census and confirmed later by molecular approach on an artificial Conatex panel dipped 3 m into a eutrophic area during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mitochondrial Cytochrome C oxidase subunit 1(COI) gene was sequenced from 20 different marine species (flora: 2 families, 2 orders; fauna: 16 families, 11 orders) to test whether the morphology-based assignment of the most common biofouling member was supported by DNA-based species identification. Twelve months of submersion resulted in generation of sufficient data to obtain a facies climax represented mainly by the bivalve mollusk, Mytilus galloprovincialis. Specific diversity and variations of the biofouling biomasses were analyzed using two different anti-biofouling paints: an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC)-containing metal biocide, and a …

The Influence of Climatic Factors on Spreading of Covid-19 Pandemic in Egypt During First Wave 2020

Authors

Abdelrauf Moustafa,Samira Mansour

Journal

Catrina: The International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Published Date

2021/1/1

The new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the origin the COVID-19 pandemic, was stated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It causes severe acute respiratory syndrome that leads to death. Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has, to date, infected more than 79 million people globally foremost to more than 1.7 million deaths and an extraordinary impact on facilities. Generally, this disease has rapidly disseminated all over the world in healthcare more than 200 countries including Egypt. To understand the impact of temperature and humidity on outbreak of this disease in Egyptian environment, this study was carried out to describe current knowledge about the appearance and speed of COVID-19 transmission. The daily recorded temperature (low and high T), and relative humidity (RH) in relation to the daily counts of COVID-19 cases in Egypt were evaluated. This study was undertaken since the data of daily infected people collected and announced daily by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and population (beginning of March till the first week of August, 2020). The results of our collected data, analyzed by using Pearson test, showed that the values of minimum temperature has significant influence on the increase of infected cases of COVID-19 (r= 0.60, n=160; p < /em>≤ 0.040). In the meantime, the multiple regression analysis revealed that the whole factors including minimum, maximum and relative humidity showed a positive significant relationship with the number of daily infected cases of COVID-19, (F. ratio= 125.375, p < /em>≤0.000). In parallel, the number of infection cases rapidly decreased with increasing in the recorded temperature, relative …

Latex agglutination: a rapid, specific immunoassay for diagnosis of ruminant brucellosis

Authors

CM Roushdy,AMM Moustafa,MG Abdelwahab,FK Ibrahim,EM El-bauomy

Journal

Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci

Published Date

2021

Latex agglutination immunoassay is widely applied in diagnosis favored by advances in nanotechnology. This study was designed to investigate an inexpensive approach for producing highly specific protein antigen. Soluble Brucella proteins (SBPs 50) fractions were extracted from reference strain of Brucella abortus (strain 99) by differential precipitation with 50% ammonium sulfate. Analysis of the attained proteins by electrophoresis (SDSPAGE) resulted in predominant 37.6 kDa protein, a medium-sized 30.6 kDa, and low molecular weight protein of 17.2 kDa when compared with low-molecular-mass marker ranged from (14 kDa to 92 kDa). To sustain as an advanced antigen applied in diagnosis of ruminant brucellosis, covalent coupling of obtained SBPs 50 to carboxylated polystyrene microsphere latex beads (0.81±0.15 µm diameter) was used to assess the potential diagnostic utility of latex beads coated with the obtained SBPs. The developed assay (latex agglutination test, LAT) scored high diagnostic specificity (DSp) in all examined species; cattle, buffaloes, sheep, and goats (92.3%, 99.0%, 94.1%, and 95.9%) respectively. The diagnostic sensitivity (DSe) of LAT recorded (97.2%, 95.0%, 91.7%, and 85.6%) for cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats correspondingly which were relatively lower than other counterpart conventional screening immunoassays; buffered antigens (BAPA and RBT). Kappa agreement values (ƙ) between latex agglutination test (LAT) and complement fixation test (CFT), were (0.90, 0.95, 0.83 and 0.76) for cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats correspondingly indicating almost perfect correlation in examined species …

Assessment of the biological effects of biofouling and antibiofouling EDCs: Gaeta Harbor (South Italy) benthic communities' analysis by biodiversity indices and quantitative …

Authors

Adriano Madonna,Agostino Balzano,D Dea Rabbito,Mustapha Hasnaoui,Abdelraouf A Moustafa,Nourredine Guezgouz,Alessia Vittorioso,Fatima-Zara Majdoubi,Oladokun Sulaiman Olanrewaju,Giulia Guerriero

Journal

Proceedings of the Zoological Society

Published Date

2021

The most representative organisms of the Harbor of Gaeta Gulf in South Italy were analyzed for biofouling by visual census and confirmed later by molecular approach on an artificial Conatex panel dipped 3 m into a eutrophic area during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mitochondrial Cytochrome C oxidase subunit 1(COI) gene was sequenced from 20 different marine species (flora: 2 families, 2 orders; fauna: 16 families, 11 orders) to test whether the morphology-based assignment of the most common biofouling member was supported by DNA-based species identification. Twelve months of submersion resulted in generation of sufficient data to obtain a facies climax represented mainly by the bivalve mollusk, Mytilus galloprovincialis. Specific diversity and variations of the biofouling biomasses were analyzed using two different anti-biofouling paints: an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC)-containing metal biocide, and a biocide-free paint. Also, their effects on detoxification and reproductive health of M. galloprovincialis were evaluated using glutathione S-transferase enzymatic activity and RTqPCR expression of the fertility antioxidant gene glutathione peroxidase 4 (gpx4). The obtained data provide useful indications on which future investigations may be focused and may become a potential management tool for a harbor biofouling database to assist local administrations in EDCs protection of autochthonous benthic communities and their fertility using innovative antifouling paints.

Factors affecting efficiency of biosorption of fe (III) and zn (II) by ulva lactuca and corallina officinalis and their activated carbons

Authors

Mahy M Ameen,Abdelraouf A Moustafa,Jelan Mofeed,Mustapha Hasnaoui,Oladokun Sulaiman Olanrewaju,Umberto Lazzaro,Giulia Guerriero

Journal

Water

Published Date

2021/1

The removal of heavy metals from industrial waste has become crucial in order to maintain water quality levels that are suitable for environmental and species reproductive health. The biosorption of Zn+ 2 and Fe+ 3 ions from aqueous solution was investigated using Ulva lactuca green algal biomass and Corallina officinalis red algal biomass, as well as their activated carbons. The effects of biosorbent dosage, pH, contact time, initial metal concentration, and temperature on biosorption were evaluated. The maximum monolayer capacity of Ulva lactuca and Corallina officinalis dry algal powder and algal activated carbon was reached at pH 5 and 3 for Zn+ 2 and Fe+ 3, respectively, while the other factors were similar for both algae, which were: contact time 120 min, adsorbent dose 1 g, temperature 40 C and initial concentrations of metal ion 50 mg· L− 1. The batch experimental data can be modelled using the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherm models. Thermodynamic characteristics revealed that the adsorption process occurs naturally and is endothermic and spontaneous. For the adsorption of Zn+ 2 and Fe+ 3 ions, the value of Gwas found to be negative, confirming the practicality of the spontaneous adsorption process, which could be helpful for remediation in the era of temperature increases.

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Seminal plasma granulysin level before and after varicocelectomy

Prevalence and molecular characterization of canine parvovirus-2 in dogs in Giza Governorate, Egypt

Response of Chlorella vulgaris to Some Selected Pharmaceutical Drugs

Unraveling the Impact of Global Warming on Phragmites australis distribution in Egypt

Monitoring temporal changes in coastal mangroves to understand the impacts of climate change: Red Sea, Egypt

Importance of Cleome droserifolia as an endangered medicinal plant species in the Sinai Peninsula and the need for its conservation

Comparison of The Vaginal Microflora in Relation to The Menopausal Status

Microorganisms and Biochar Improve the Remediation Efficiency of Paspalum vaginatum and Pennisetum alopecuroides on Cadmium-Contaminated Soil

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The research interests of Abdelraouf A. Moustafa are: Conservation ecology, Medicinal plants. arid environments, Population ecology

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The co-authors of Abdelraouf A. Moustafa are Mohamed Saad Zaghloul.

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