Dr. Mustapha  Gorai

Dr. Mustapha Gorai

Assistant Prof
University of Gabes, Tunisia


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biology from University of Tunis, Tunisia

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Plant Ecology
62%
Plant Physiology
90%
Stress Physiology
75%
Plant Anatomy
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Morris, H., L. Plavcova, M. Gorai, M.M. Klepsch, M. Kotowska, H.J. Schenk and S. Jansen, 2018. Vessel-associated cells in angiosperm xylem: Highly specialized living cells at the symplast-apoplast boundary. Am. J. Bot., 105: 151-160.
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  2. Gorai, M., A. Moussa and M. Neffati, 2016. Does mineral sulphur availability account for growth performance, bulb development and metabolically related traits in wild leek (Allium ampeloprasum L.; Alliaceae)? Flora, 219: 8-17.
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  3. Gorai, M., W. Laajili, L.S. Santiago and M. Neffati, 2015. Rapid recovery of photosynthesis and water relations following soil drying and re-watering is related to the adaptation of desert shrub Ephedra alata subsp. alenda (Ephedraceae) to arid environments. Environ. Exp. Bot., 109: 113-121.
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  4. Rached, Z.B., M. Gorai, M. Mars, N. Hamza and M. Neffati, 2014. Morpho-phenological variability in nine wild Rosy Garlic (Allium roscum L.) accessions front Tunisia. Rev. Ecol., 69: 159-166.
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  5. Maraghni, M., M. Gorai, M. Neffati and M.C. van Labeke, 2014. Differential responses to drought stress in leaves and roots of wild jujube, Ziziphus lotus. Acta Physiol. Plant., 36: 945-953.
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  6. Gorai, M., W. El Aloui, X. Yang and M. Neffati, 2014. Toward understanding the ecological role of mucilage in seed germination of a desert shrub Henophyton deserti: Interactive effects of temperature, salinity and osmotic stress. Plant Soil, 374: 727-738.
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  7. Tlig, T., M. Gorai and M. Neffati, 2012. Factors influencing seed germination of Cleome amblyocarpa Barr. & Murb. (Capparidaceae) occurring in Southern Tunisia. Rev. Ecol., 67: 305-312.
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  8. Tlig, T., M. Gorai and M. Neffati, 2012. Experimental study of competition between the weed Diplotaxis harra (Forssk.) Boiss. and barley (Hordeum vulgare var. ardhaoui). Ecol. Mediterr., 18: 89-95.

  9. Slama, A., M. Gorai, Z. Fortas, A. Boudabous and M. Neffati, 2012. Growth, root colonization and nutrient status of Helianthemum sessiliflorum Desf. inoculated with a desert truffle Terfezia boudieri Chatin. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 19: 25-29.
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  10. Dhief, A., M. Gorai, S. Aschi-Smiti and M. Neffati, 2012. Effects of some seed-coat dormancy breaking treatments on germination of three Calligonum species occurring in Southern Desert of Tunisia. Ecol. Mediterr., 18: 19-28.

  11. Dghim, F., M. Gorai, M. Boukhris and M. Neffati, 2012. Influence of salinity on germination patterns of two Juncus species inhabiting salt marshes in Southern Tunisia. Revue Regions Arides, 27: 21-34.

  12. Tlig, T., M. Gorai and M. Neffati, 2011. Effect of storage period, color and collection period on seed germination of Diplotaxis harra (Forssk.) Boiss., an invasive plant species of Southern Tunisia. Ecol. Mediterr., 37: 83-89.

  13. Maraghni, M., M. Gorai and M. Neffati, 2011. The Influence of water-deficit stress on growth, water relations and solute accumulation in wild jujube (Ziziphus lotus). J. Ornamental Hortic. Plants, 1: 63-72.
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  14. Gorai, M., M. Ennajeh, J. Song, H. Khemira and M. Neffati, 2011. Changes in leaf gas exchange, water relations, biomass production and solute accumulation in Phragmites australis under hypoxic conditions. Acta Ecol. Sin., 31: 97-102.
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  15. Gorai, M., M. Ennajeh, H. Khemira and M. Neffati, 2011. Influence of NaCl-salinity on growth, photosynthesis, water relations and solute accumulation in Phragmites australis. Acta Physiol. Plant., 33: 963-971.
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  16. Gorai, M., H. Gasmi and M. Neffati, 2011. Factors influencing seed germination of medicinal plant Salvia aegyptiaca L. (Lamiaceae). Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 18: 255-260.
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  17. Gorai, M. and M. Neffati, 2011. Osmotic adjustment, water relations and growth attributes of the xero-halophyte Reaumuria vermiculata L. (Tamaricaceae) in response to salt stress. Acta Physiol. Plant., 33: 1425-1433.
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  18. Maraghni, M., M. Gorai and M. Neffati, 2010. Seed germination at different temperatures and water stress levels, and seedling emergence from different depths of Ziziphus lotus. South Afr. J. Bot., 76: 453-459.
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  19. Gorai, M., M. Maraghni and M. Neffati, 2010. Relationship between phenological traits and water potential patterns of the wild jujube Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam. in Southern Tunisia. Plant Ecol. Divers., 3: 273-280.
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  20. Gorai, M., M. Ennajeh, H. Khemira and M. Neffati, 2010. Combined effect of NaCl-salinity and hypoxia on growth, photosynthesis, water relations and solute accumulation in Phragmites australis plants. Flora-Morphol. Distrib. Funct. Ecol. Plants, 205: 462-470.
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  21. Gorai, M., A. Hachef and M. Neffati, 2010. Differential responses in growth and water relationship of Medicago sativa (L.) cv. Gabes and Astragalus gombiformis (Pom.) under water-limited conditions. Emir. J. Food Agric., 22: 1-12.
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  22. Gorai, M., T. Tlig and M. Neffati, 2009. Influence of water stress on seed germination characteristics in invasive Diplotaxis hara (Forssk) Boiss (Brassicaceae) in arid zone of Tunisia. J. Phytol., 1: 249-254.
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  23. Dhief, A., M. Gorai, S. Aschi-Smiti and M. Neffati, 2009. Comparative phenological and water potential patterns of three Calligonum species in the eastern great Erg of Tunisia. Flora-Morphol. Distribut. Funct. Ecol. Plants, 204: 581-592.
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  24. Tlig, T., M. Gorai and M. Neffati, 2008. Germination responses of Diplotaxis harra to temperature and salinity. Flora-Morphol. Distrib. Funct. Ecol. Plants, 203: 421-428.
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  25. Gorai, M., A.M. Vadel, M. Neffati and H. Khemira, 2007. The effect of sodium chloride salinity on the growth, water status and ion content of Phragmites communis Trin. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 10: 2225-2230.
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  26. Gorai, M. and M. Neffati, 2007. Germination responses of Reaumuria vermiculata to salinity and temperature. Ann. Applied Biol., 151: 53-59.
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  27. Gorai, M., A.M. Vadel and M. Neffati, 2006. Seed germination characteristics of Phragmites communis: Effects of temperature and salinity. Belgian J. Bot., 139: 78-86.
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