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Genetic diversity in Tunisian horse breeds

Bayrem Jemmali, Mohamed Mezir Haddad, Nawel Barhoumi, Syrine Tounsi, Faten Lasfer, Amira Trabelsi, Belgacem Ben Aoun, Imen Gritli, Soufiene Ezzar, Abdelhak Ben Younes, Mohamed Habib Ezzaouia, Boulbaba Rekik (+1 others)
2017 Archives Animal Breeding  
<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> This study aimed at screening genetic diversity and differentiation in four horse breeds raised in Tunisia, the Barb, Arab-Barb, Arabian, and English Thoroughbred breeds. A total of 200 blood samples (50 for each breed) were collected from the jugular veins of animals, and genomic DNA was extracted. The analysis of the genetic structure was carried out using a panel of 16 microsatellite loci. Results showed that all studied microsatellite markers were highly
more » ... phic in all breeds. Overall, a total of 147 alleles were detected using the 16 microsatellite loci. The average number of alleles per locus was 7.52 (0.49), 7.35 (0.54), 6.3 (0.44), and 6 (0.38) for the Arab-Barb, Barb, Arabian, and English Thoroughbred breeds, respectively. The observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.63 (0.03) in the English Thoroughbred to 0.72 in the Arab-Barb breeds, whereas the expected heterozygosities were between 0.68 (0.02) in the English Thoroughbred and 0.73 in the Barb breeds. All <i>F</i><sub>ST</sub> values calculated by pairwise breed combinations were significantly different from zero (<i>p</i><span class="thinspace"></span> &amp;lt; <span class="thinspace"></span>0.05) and an important genetic differentiation among breeds was revealed. Genetic distances, the factorial correspondence, and principal coordinate analyses showed that the important amount of genetic variation was within population. These results may facilitate conservation programs for the studied breeds and enhance preserve their genetic diversity.</p>
doi:10.5194/aab-60-153-2017 fatcat:5r5v2lfd4zfilcngtiafjqmhaq

Effectiveness and Adverse Effects of Risperidone in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Naturalistic Clinical Setting at a University Hospital in Oman

Salim Al-Huseini, Ali Al-Barhoumi, Miad Al-Balushi, Amira Al-Hosni, Tamadhir Al-Mahrouqi, Balqees Al-Mahrizi, Sanjay Jaju, Hassan Mirza, Salam Salloum-Asfar
2022 Autism Research and Treatment  
Objective. This study aimed at examining the effectiveness of treating children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who present with irritability, aggression, and disruptive behavior at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) in Muscat, Oman, with risperidone, and to note any sex-based differences among this cohort. Method. This was a retrospective study conducted at the Department of Behavioral Medicine at SQUH over two years from January 2017 to December 2018. This study included all
more » ... dren aged 3 to 18 years attending the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) outpatient clinic with a diagnosis of ASD, based on the DSM-5 criteria, and comorbid disruptive behavior, who had been prescribed risperidone. Result. This study identified 95 ASD patients (72 males). Male patients' BMI score after 12 months of risperidone treatment showed an increase by 0.62 (1.57 SD; P = 0.001 ); however, there was no significant change among female patients. Somnolence was noted in 69.6% of female patients as compared to 34.7% of males ( P = 0.003 ). Among those with a family history of ASD, 5 out of 17 patients had treatment success (29.4%), whereas 70 out of 78 patients (90.0%) who did not have a similar history had successful treatment. Conclusion. In conclusion, low-dose risperidone monotherapy is effective and well tolerated among some children with ASD who present with disruptive behavior in a naturalistic clinical setting. However, we found that some of the side effects, such as weight gain and somnolence, were concerning.
doi:10.1155/2022/2313851 pmid:35127178 pmcid:PMC8814715 fatcat:hqwhmdwglrfpxmvbzpjh433nri

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2020 2020 5th International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Signal and Image Processing (ATSIP)  
expression handwritten en Arabic Ibtissem Hadj Ali and Mohamed Ali Mahjoub IVP-151 Fast pore matching method based on core point alignment and orientation Houda Khmila, Imene Khanfir Kallel, Samia Barhoumi  ...  Consciousness and spatiotemporal dynamics during complex focal seizures Ibtissem Khouaja, Imane Youkana and Mohamed Ali Saafi MAD-28 Automated EEG Artifact Detection Using Independent Component Analysis Amira  ... 
doi:10.1109/atsip49331.2020.9231628 fatcat:gusm6b6qhbg6tpnrx3yrfzfrba

ATSIP 2020 Front Matters

2020 2020 5th International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Signal and Image Processing (ATSIP)  
detection using convolutional neural networks Marwa Ben Jabra, Adel Ammar, Anis Koubaa, Omar Cheikhrouhou and Habib Hamam IVP-54 10:50-11:10 An Efficient palm vein Region of Interest extraction method Amira  ...  syndrome Marwa Hani, Amine Ben Slama, Nesrine Slokom, Hedi Trabelsi, Imen Zghal and Ezeddine Sediki DIQ-140 14:30-14:50 Generation of fuzzy evidence numbers for the evaluation of uncertainty measures Samia Barhoumi  ... 
doi:10.1109/atsip49331.2020.9231837 fatcat:ey7hgky7gzg7vf3itasckyxdqm

Stock discrimination of the bogue, Boops boops (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Sparidae), from two Tunisian marine stations using the otolith shape

Mouna Ben Labidi, Marwa Mejri, Adel Abdel Aleem Basyouny Shahin, Jean-pierre Quignard, Monia Trabelsi, Abderraouf BEN FALEH
2020 Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria  
This species has a wide geographical distribution that extends from the eastern Atlantic Ocean to the Black and Mediterranean Seas, including Tunisian waters (Amira et al. 2019 ).  ...  These results are consistent with those previously cited on the sparid Oblada melanura (Linnaeus, 1758) (see Barhoumi et al. 2018) , Diplodus annularis (see Trojette et al. 2015) , and Pagellus erythrinus  ... 
doi:10.3750/aiep/02978 fatcat:cf2miqkbjbb3vh2yjzdzsidila

Morphometric and meristic character variability and relationships among populations of Boops boops (L.) from four marine stations along the Tunisian coast

Mouna Ben Labidi, Hassen Allaya, Adel A. Basyouny Shahin, Jean-Pierre Quignard, Monia Trabelsi, Abderraouf Ben Faleh
2021 Fisheries & Aquatic Life  
bogue, Boops boops (L.), is one of the most widespread commercial seabream species in the Mediterranean, including in Tunisian waters, the Eastern Atlantic, and the Black Sea (Khemiri et al. 2005 , Amira  ...  Anthropogenic pressures including urbanization, industrial activities, naval and commercial shipping harbors, and organic chemical and heavy metal pollution also differed among the sites (Barhoumi 2014  ... 
doi:10.2478/aopf-2021-0002 fatcat:ghsn5kgjzne75nmtd6fvyznnra

Clustering Arabic Tweets for Sentiment Analysis

Diab Abuaiadah, Dileep Rajendran, Mustafa Jarrar
2017 2017 IEEE/ACS 14th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA)  
Khouloud Boukadi  Majed Bouchahma, Walid Barhoumi, Wanglin Yan and Hamood Al Wardi.  ...  Hand and wrist localization approach for features extraction in Arabic Sign Language recognition.  Amira Oueslati, Nadia Feddaoui and Kamel Hamrouni.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aiccsa.2017.162 dblp:conf/aiccsa/AbuaiadahRJ17 fatcat:t63au2drvrbo3fulnxkunb7kvy

A middle-income economy by 2030: A Zimbabwe tourism destination perspective based on a GDP forecast using the Box-Jenkins ARIMA approach

Dr Farai Chigora, Nyoni Thabani, Dr. Emmanuel Mutambara
2019 African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure  
The thrust of this study was to project the GDP per capita for Zimbabwe guided by the objective of being a middle class economy by the year 2030 using the Box-Jenkins AMIRA Model.  ...  Policy makers and analysts are continually assessing the state of the economy (Barhoumi et al, 2011) and in Zimbabwe, just like in any other country, the need for a more consistent and accurate GDP forecast  ... 
doaj:e8d8a00bfccb44d699630ce82345c2c4 fatcat:khfpxwes4jdfxo2wszddriu4em

Exposure levels and health risk of PAHs associated with fine and ultrafine aerosols in an urban site in northern Algeria

Amira Teffahi, Yacine Kerchich, Yacine Moussaoui, Paola Romagnoli, Catia Balducci, Cedric Malherbe, Rabah Kerbachi, Gauthier Eppe, Angelo Cecinato
2021 Air quality, atmosphere and health  
BaPeq values in Bab Ezzouar were similar to those recorded in Algiers (Yassaa et al. 2001c ) and higher than those reported in Bizerte (Barhoumi et al. 2018) and Naples (Di Vaio et al. 2016) .  ...  The results of this study were also higher than the 2.8 ng m -3 recorded for Bizerte, Tunisia (Barhoumi et al. 2018 ) and the average of 3 ng m -3 in Boumerdes, Algeria (Ladji et al. 2009b ) and in agreement  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11869-021-01028-4 pmid:33880133 pmcid:PMC8050985 fatcat:44obszrqqvbfndlvq5h5zm7qve

Multi-biomarkers approach to the assessment of the southeastern Mediterranean Sea health status: Preliminary study on Stramonita haemastoma used as a bioindicator for metal contamination

Hana Bouzahouane, Choukri Barour, Noomene Sleimi, Kheireddine Ouali
2018 Chemosphere  
., , 2013 Amira et al., 2011; Soltani et al., 2012; Bensouda and Soltani-Mazouni, 2014) .  ...  Barhoumi et al. (2014) showed that GST was induced in M. galloprovincialis by organochlorine pesticides such as Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.05.118 pmid:29859485 fatcat:ielul2bgijhptiiwlz2mj637rq

Effects of environmental stress on the growth and the reproduction of Perinereis cultrifera (Annelida Polychaeta) from the eastern coasts of Algeria

Mohamed S. Ramdani, Hiba Rezzag Mahcene, O. Daas-Maamcha, Tarek Daas, Françoise Denis
2020 Biodiversity Journal  
., 2007; Amira et al., 2011; Soltani et al., 2012; Sifi et al., 2013; Belabed et al., 2013b; Amri et al., 2017b) .  ...  Our results are not in agreement with those of El- Barhoumi et al. (2013) and Prevedelli et al. (2007) who showed that the gonadal activity was maximal during summer period in both sexes of another  ... 
doi:10.31396/biodiv.jour.2020.11.2.505.526 fatcat:3rhrbm6w2fa2vb6gkdgf75fhpy