CHOUARI Rakia (University of Carthage, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, TUNISIA)

CHOUARI Rakia (University of Carthage, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, TUNISIA)

First Name: Rakia


Position: Associate Professor in Environmental Microbiology

Institute / University / Company: University of Carthage, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Tunisia

Research Unit: Plant toxicology and Environmental Microbiology (LR18ES38)

Address (city, state): Bizerte

Country: Tunisia

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

molecular microbial ecology

microbial diversity

anaerobic digestion

metal bioremediation

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

heavy metals


Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:



Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:


anaerobic digesters

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: YES

If yes, please tell us more about the courses (University, course level,website,etc):

Environmentall Biotechnology and environmental microbiology
Master 1 and Licence (2nd and 3rd year)

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

A. Chamekh, O. Kharbech, R. Driss-Limam, C. Fersi, M. Khouatmeya, R. Chouari (2020). Evidences for antioxidant response and bioadsorption potential of Bacillus simplex strain 115 against lead. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Submitted).

R. Driss-Limam, I. Limam, C. Clérandeau, M. Khouatmia , W. Djebali, J. Cachot, R. Chouari (2018). Assessment of the toxicity and the fertilizing power from application of gamma irradiated anaerobic sludge as fertilizer: Effect on Vicia faba growth. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 150:163-168.

R. Chouari, W. Dardouri, F. Sallami, M. Ben Rais, A. Sghir, D. Le Paslier (2014). Microbial analysis and efficiency of two different biofiltration packaging systems for hydrogen sulfide removal from wastewater used air. Environmental Engineering Sciences, 32(2):121-128.

R. Chouari, D. Le Paslier, P. Daegelen, J. Weissenbach and A. Sghir (2005). Novel predominant archaeal and bacterial groups revealed by molecular analysis of an anaerobic sludge digester. Environ. Microbiol. 7 (8) 1104-15.

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