Joint Biotechnology Master Program

Genotyping and Thermotolerance Characterization of Several Isolates of Entomopathogenic Fungi from Palestine

Isra Omar Ahmad Alqadi

Some of the Entomopathogenic Fungi (EPF) belonging to the genera; Metarhizium and Beauveria are currently used as biocontrol agents and substitute the harmful chemical pesticides. Four EPF isolates were collected from the Midwest area of the West Bank and identified as Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana based on morphological traits of the conidia, colony and conidiophores. Also, the infectivity of these isolates to mammalian ectoparasites was investigated in other studies.

Epidemiological Indicators in Palestinian Cohort Women Affected with Breast Cancer

Mary Yousife Odeh

Breast cancer is one of the major cancers in females in Palestine. Several factors are known to have an affect on risk of breast cancer such as age, cigarette smoking, emotional stress, hereditary and reproduction. The main goal of this study is to determine the major factors that are shared among women diagnosed with breast cancer in Palestine and whether these factors contribute to breast cancer risk development. The study was carried out through questionnaires that consist of more than 24 questions relating to the patient’s familial and medical history.

Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) in Palestine: Characterization of Virulence Factors and Antibiotic Resistance Profile

Mohammad Hassan Mohammad Qabajah

Escherichia coli bacterium is common to many environments and there are over 150 different strains. Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) strains cause diseases in birds at various ages. The introduction of such strains to chicken respiratory tract causes invasive infections, collectively known as colibacillosis. It can cause extensive mortality in poultry flocks leading to great economic losses.