About me

Fouad Mokrini is a Nematologist at National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Regional Center of Agadir, Morocco. My PhD work maintly was focused on the Identification and distribution of cereal cyst nematodes (Heterodera spp.) and root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.) in cereal fields of Morocco and their management using resistance. This work was funded by the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology and Ghent University. The mission of the Nematology laboratory at INRA, CRRA-Agadir are :
To develop safe control strategies for plat-parasitic nematodes, thereby promoting agricultural sustainability, assuring food safety, improving water quality, and providing linkage to integrated pest management systems.
Discovery of biocontrol organisms and soil amendments for suppression of plant-parasitic nematode populations, especially Meloidogynes spp. associated with crop vegetables and elucidation of their mode of action;
Development of new molecular tools to improve nematode identification and modernize nematode classification.

Skills

  • Plant Nematology
  • Molecular detection and phylogeny
  • Systematics of plant-parasitic nematodes
  • Host-parasite relationship

Education

International publications :


Mokrini, F. El Aimani, A., Houari, A., Bouharroud, R., Wifaya, A., Dababat, A.A. (2019). Meloidogyne arenaria attacking eggplant in Souss region, Morocco.
Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 14 : 1-3. Link of publication Download PDF

Mokrini, F. Laasli, SE., Karra, Y., El Aissami, A., Dababat, A.A. (2019). Diversity and incidence of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with saffron (Crocus sativus L.)  in Morocco and their relationship with soil physico-chemical properties.
Nematology, 1-16. Link of publication Download PDF

Mokrini, F. and Dababat, A.A (2019). First Report of the Dagger Nematode Xiphinema pachtaicum on Onion in Morocco.
Journal of Nematology, 51. Link of publication Download PDF

Mokrini, F. Laasli, SE., Wifaya A., Mimouni, A., Erginbas-Oraki, Imren M., Dababat A.A. (2019). Distribution and Occurrence of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with Raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) in Souss-Massa region of Morocco: Relationship with soil physico-chemical factors.
Russian Journal of Nematology 27 (2) Download PDF

Mokrini, F.Smaha, D., MOKRINI, F., Imren, M., Mokabli, A., Dababat, A.A. (2019). Morphological and molecular identification of cyst nematode species (Heterodera spp.) in Algerian cereal fields.
Journal of Plant Protection and Research 59 (3) : 400-411. Link of publication Download PDF

Mokrini, F. Viaene, N., Waeyenberge, L., Dababat, A.A., Moens, M. (2018). Investigation of resistance to Pratylenchus penetrans and P. thornei in international wheat lines and its durability when inoculated together with the cereal cyst nematode Heterodera avenae, using qPCR for nematode quantification.
European Journal of Plant Pathology 151(4) : 875-889. Link of publication Download PDF

F.Mokrini , Nicole Viaene, Lieven Waeyenberge, Abdelfattah A. Dababat & Maurice Moens . Root-lesion nematodes in cereal fields: importance, distribution, identification, and management strategies. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection Link of publication

Abdelfattah A. DABABAT 1,∗, Fouad MOKRINI 2, Salah-Eddine LAASLI 2, ¸Senol YILDIZ 3,Gül ERGINBAS-ORAKCI 1, Nagihan DUMAN 4 and Mustafa ÍMREN 4 (2018). Host suitability of different wheat lines to Pratylenchus thornei under naturally infested field conditions in Turkey Link of publication

Soukaina Janati1,2, Abdellah Houari1 , Ahmed Wifaya2 , Adil Essarioui5 , Abdelaziz Mimouni2 , Abderrahim Hormatallah6 , Mohamed Sbaghi3 , Abdelfattah A. Dababat4 , and Fouad Mokrini2 * Occurrence of the Root-Knot Nematode species in Vegetable Crops in Souss Region of Morocco Link of publication

Mokrini, F. Smaha, D., Mokrini, F., Imren, M., Mokabli A., Dababat, A. A. (2018). First report of Heterodera hordecalis, a cereal cyst nematode, on wheat in Algeria. Plant Disease Link of publication

Mokrini, F. Smaha, D., Mokrini, F., Imren, M., Mokabli A., Dababat, A. A. (2018). First report of the Cereal Cyst Nematode (Heterodera filipjevi) on Wheat in Algeria Plant Disease Link of publication

Mokrini, F. Viaene, N., Waeyenberge, L., Dababat, A. A., Moens, M. (2018). Investigation of resistance to Pratylenchus penetrans and P. thornei in international wheat lines and its durability when inoculated together with the cereal cyst nematode Heterodera avenae, using qPCR for nematode quantification.
European Journal of Plant Pathology, pp 1- 15 Link of publication Download PDF

Mokrini, F. Viaene, N., Waeyenberge, L. Dababat, A., Moens, M. (2017). Characterization of cereal cyst nematodes (Heterodera spp.) in Morocco based on morphology, morphometrics and rDNA- ITS séquence analysis.
Journal of Plant Protection Research,57 (3): 227-235 Link of publication Download PDF

Mokrini, F. Abbad Andaloussi, F., Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N and Moens, M. (2016). Diversity of root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.) associated with wheat (Triticum aestivum and T. durum) in Morocco
Journal Nematology Link of publication Download PDF

Afechtal, M., Jamai, H.,Mokrini, F. Essarioui, A., Sbaghi, M., Dababat, A.A. (2016). First Report of Hop stunt viroid Infecting Citrus Trees in Morocco. Plant Disease, 100 Link of publication

Mokrini, F. Abbad Andaloussi, F., Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N and Moens, M. (2014). β-1,4-endoglucanase gene suitable for the molecular quantification of the root-lesion nematode, Pratylenchus thornei, Nematology 16 (7), pp 789-796. Link of publication Download PDF

Mokrini, F. Abbad Andaloussi, F., Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N and Moens, M. (2014). First report of the Dagger nematode Xiphinema diversicaudatum (Nematoda: Longidoridae) on citrus in Morocco. Plant Disease, 98 (4), p575 Link of publication

Mokrini, F. Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N , Abbad Andaloussi, F and Moens. M (2013). Quantitative detection of the root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans using real-time PCR. The European Journal of Plant Pathology. 137 (2), pp 403-413. Link of publication Download PDF

Mokrini, F. Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N and Moens, M. (2012). First Report of the Cereal Cyst Nematode Heterodera latipons on Wheat in Morocco. Plant Disease, 96 (5), 774 . Link of publication




National publications :

Mokrini, F., Viaene, N., Waeyenberge, L., Afechtal, M., Esaarioui A. , Mones, M. (2017). The Importance, biology and management of cereal cyst nematodes (Heterodera spp.)- A revieuw. Revue Marocaine des Sciences Agronomiques et Vétérinaires 5 (4). Download PDF

Mokrini, F. (2017). Les nématodes à galles " un programme intégré de lutte est nécessaire" Agriculture du Maghreb N°104 Mai/Juin 2017 pages 51-53. Download PDF

Essarioui, A., Mokrini, F. Afechtal, M. (2016). Molecular interactions between tomato and its wilt pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Lycopersici- a review Revue Marocaine des Sciences Agronomiques et Vétérinaires 4 (1): 66-74. Download PDF


Mokrini, F.(2016). Les nematodes de la tomate dans le Souss/Massa. Agriculture du Maghreb, N° 93.
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Mokrini, F. (2010). Le nématode de dépérissement lent des agrumes Tylenchulus semipenetrans véritable danger pour les vergers marocains, Agriculture du Maghreb N°40 Janvier 2010 page 72. Download PDF



Oral communications

Mokrini, F.. Viaene, N., Waeyenberge, L. Dababat, A., Moens, M. (2017). Influence of Infestation with the Cereal Cyst Nematode Heterodera avenae on the Resistance of Wheat Lines to Root Lesion Nematodes (Pratylenchus penetrans and P. thornei). Proceedings of the Sixth International Cereal Nematodes Symposium. 2017. Agadir, Morocco

Mokrini, F., Viaene, N., Wayenberge, L., Dababat, A.A., Sbaghi, M., Janati, S and Moens, M. (2017). Current status of the cereal cyst nematodes in Morocco. Proceedings of the Sixth International Cereal Nematodes Symposium. 2017. Agadir, Morocco.

Mokrini, F. Jadouali, SM., Ibourki, M., Sbaghi, M., Dababat, M., Janati, S (2017). Distribution of cereal cyst nematodes (Heterodera spp.) and root lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.) in wheat fields in Tadla region of Morocco. Proceedings of the Sixth International Cereal Nematodes Symposium. 2017. Agadir, Morocco

Mokrini, F., Viaene, N., Waeyenberge, L., Abbad Andaloussi, F and Moens. M. (2017). Diversity of root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.) associated with wheat in Morocco. Proceedings of the Sixth International Cereal Nematodes Symposium. 2017. Agadir, Morocco

Mokrini, F. The 6th International Cereal Cyst Nematode Symposium (September 2017) See Video

Mokrini, F. Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N., Abbad Andaloussi, F and Moens, M. (2015). Resistance to the root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus penetrans and P. thornei) in wheat germplasm. 5th International Cereal Nematode Initiative Workshop, 12-15 September, Ankara, Turkey, pp194-204.

Mokrini, F. Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N., Abbad Andaloussi, F and Moens, M. (2014). β-1,4-endoglucanase gene suitable for the molecular quantification of the root-lesion nematode, Pratylenchus thornei. 66th International Symposium on Crop Protection, Ghent University, Belgium.

Mokrini, F. Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N., Abbad Andaloussi, F and Moens, M. (2013). Detection and quantification of the root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans using real-time PCR. 10 th International Congress of Plant Pathology, Molecular Diagnostics of Plant Pathogens, 25-30 August, China.

Mokrini, F. Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N., Abbad Andaloussi, F and Moens, M. (2013). Morphometrical and molecular characterization of root lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.) on wheat in Morocco. 4 th Workshop of the International Ceral Cyst Nematodes Initiative. 22-24 August, China.

Mokrini, F. Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N and Moens, M. (2012). Occurrence of nematodes of the Heterodera avenae group and Pratylenchus spp. on wheat and barley in Morocco. 31st International Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists, 23-27 September 2012, Adana, Turkey.

Mokrini, F. Waeyenberge, L., Viaene, N and Moens, M. (2012). Morphological and molecular characterization of Moroccan cereal cyst nematode populations (Heterodera spp.). 3rd International Cereal Cyst Nematodes Initiative Workshop 22-23 September 2012, Adana, Turkey.

Abbad Andaloussi, F.Mokrini, F. and Meskine, M. (2012). Status of research on cereal nematodes in Morocco and future directions. 3rd International Cereal Cyst Nematodes Initiative, 22-23 September. Adana, Turkey. p 301.

Mokrini, F. Abbad Andaloussi, F., Alaoui, Y and Troccoli, A. (2009). Importance and distribution of the main cereal nematodes in Morocco. Proceedings of the First Workshop of the International Cereal Cyst Nematode Initiative, 21 – 23 Octobrer 2009, p: 45-50 Antalya, Turkey.

Mokrini, F. Abbad Andaloussi, F et El aissami, A . (2010). Effet de quelques extraits des plantes contre le nematodes à galles Meloidogyne incognita associée à la culture de tomate dans la région du Gharb. 7éme Congrès de l’Association Marocaine de Protection des Plantes Volume II, pages : 427 – 436 « Rabat, 26 – 27 Mai 2010 (Présentation orale).

Mokrini, F. and Abbad Andaloussi, F. (2010). Effect of some plant extracts and essential oil on root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita) of tomato in the Gharb region (Morocco), III International Symposium on tomato diseases, Italy 25- 30 (Poster).

Mokrini, F. and Abbad Andaloussi, F. (2010). Détermination de biotype de Tylenchulus semipenetrans dans les cinq régions agrumicoles du Maroc. Colloque international sur le thème“Gestion des risques phytosanitaires“ Marrakech”, 9 - 11.

Mokrini, F. and Abbad Andaloussi, F. (2009). Determination of Tylenchulus semipenetrans Biotype in Morocco. IOBC/WPRS Working Group “ Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crop” Agadir, Morocco, 1 to 3 March 2010 Page 80 (Poster).

Mokrini, F.and Abbad Andaloussi, F. (2009). Importance and Distribution of the main citrus nematodes in Morocco ; IOBC/WPRS Working Group “ Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crop” Agadir, Morocco, 1 to 3 March 2010 Page 81 (Poster).



Membership and Network

    2017-2018 : Nominated by the Islamic Development Bank as member of the Panel of external reviewers of the Merit Scholarship Program appliquants

  • ** European Society of Nematologists (ESN)

    ** International Working Group on Cereal Cyst Nematode.

Research Projects :

  • ** USAID (2010) « Sustainable and Integrated Control of Key Dryland Soil Borne Pathogens (SPB) for Sustainably Healty Roots and Soils for Rainfed Wheat Produiction Systems

    ** AMABIO (2015-2017) : Biological control of the Root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne spp.


Awards

1 st Recipient the European Society of Nematologists grant for attending the ESN meeting, Adana, Turkey.

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