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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Nacer Bellaloui

Research Plant Physiologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Gaseous NO2 effects on epidermis and stomata related physiochemical characteristics of hybrid poplar leaves: chemical elements composition, stomatal functions, photosynthesis and respiration - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-Mar-14)
Quantitative trait loci for seed isoflavones contents in 'MD96-5722' by 'Spencer' recombinant inbred lines of soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Akond, M., Liu, S., Kantartzi, S.K., Mekem, K., Bellaloui, N., Lightfoot, D., Yuan, J., Wang, D., Kassem, A.M. 2014. Quantitative trait loci for seed isoflavones contents in 'MD96-5722' by 'Spencer' recombinant inbred lines of soybean. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62:1464-1468.
Characterization of cottonseed nutrients composition in near isogenic cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) mutant lines for fuzzless seed trait under well-watered and water stress conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Turley, R.B. 2013. Characterization of cottonseed nutrients composition in near isogenic cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) mutant lines for fuzzless seed trait under well-watered and water stress conditions. Frontiers in Plant Physiology. 4(516):1-13.
Responses of nitrogen metabolism and seed nutrition to drought stress in soybean genotypes differing in slow-wilting phenotype - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Gillen, A.M., Mengistu, A., Kebede, H.A., Fisher, D.K., Smith, J.R., Reddy, K.N. 2013. Responses of nitrogen metabolism and seed nutrition to drought stress in soybean genotypes differing in slow-wilting phenotype. Frontiers in Plant Physiology. 4:498.
Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling protein, oil, and five major fatty acids’ contents in soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Nov-13)
Drought and heat stress effects on soybean fatty acid composition and oil stability - (Book / Chapter) - (29-Aug-13)
Role of boron nutrient in nodules growth and nitrogen fixation rates in soybean genotypes under water stress conditions - (Book / Chapter) - (21-Aug-13)
Effects of glyphosate on Macrophomina phaseolina in vitro and its effects on disease severity of soybean in the field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mengistu, A., Reddy, K.N., Bellaloui, N., Walker, E.R., Kelly, H.M. 2013. Effects of glyphosate on Macrophomina phaseolina in vitro and its effects on disease severity of soybean in the field. Crop Protection Journal. 54 (2013) 23-28.
Field evaluations of soybean lines from a new source of resistance to Phomopsis seed decay, 2012 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gillen, A.M., Mengistu, A., Bellaloui, N. 2013. Field evaluations of soybean lines from a new source of resistance to Phomopsis seed decay, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports. 7:FC126.
Effects of genetics and environment on fatty acid stability in soybean seed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Kassem, A. 2013. Effects of genetics and environment on fatty acid stability in soybean seed. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 4:165-175.
Effects of foliar boron application on seed composition, cell wall boron, and seed delta 15N and delta 13C isotopes in soybean are influenced by water stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Hu, Y., Mengistu, A., Kassem, A., Abel, C.A. 2013. Effects of foliar boron application on seed composition, cell wall boron, and seed delta 15N and delta 13C isotopes in soybean are influenced by water stress. Frontiers in Plant Nutrion. 4:1-12.
Implications of Bt Traits on Mycotoxin Contamination in Maize: Overview and Recent Experimental Results - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H. K., Zablotowiczb, R .M., Weaver, M .A., Shier, T. W., Bruns, H. A., Bellaloui, N., Accinelli, C., and Abel, C. A. 2013. Implications of Bt Traits on Mycotoxin Contamination in Maize: Overview and Recent Experimental Results. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. doi: 10.1021/jf400754g.
Soybean seed protein, oil, fatty acids, and isoflavones altered by potassium fertilizer rates in the midsouth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Yin, X., Mengistu, A., Mcclure, A.M., Tyler, D.D., Reddy, K.N. 2013. Soybean seed protein, oil, fatty acids, and isoflavones altered by potassium fertilizer rates in the midsouth. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 4(5):976-988.
Relationship between aflatoxoin contamination and physiological responses of corn plants under drought and heat stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kebede, H.A., Abbas, H.K., Fisher, D.K., Bellaloui, N. 2012. Relationship between aflatoxoin contamination and physiological responses of corn plants under drought and heat stress. Toxins. 4:1385-1403.
Seed protein, oil, fatty acids, and minerals concentration as affected by foliar K-glyphosate application in soybean cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Aug-12)
Corn-soybean rotation systems in the Mississippi Delta, implications on mycotoxin contamination and soil populations of Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abbas, H.K., Bellaloui, N., Zablotowicz, R.M., Bruns, H.A., Gillen, A.M. 2012. Corn-soybean rotation systems in the Mississippi Delta, implications on mycotoxin contamination and soil populations of Aspergillus flavus. International Journal of Agronomy. 2012, Article ID 935463, 7 pages doi:10.1155/2012/935463.
Effects of chelating agents on protein, oil, fatty acid amd seed mineral concentrations in soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mudlagiri, G.B., Pande, M., Bellaloui, N. 2012. Effects of chelating agents on protein, oil, fatty acid amd seed mineral concentrations in soybean. Agricultural Sciences. 3(4)517-523.
Effects of maturity and phomopsis on germination and vigor of soybean seed of near isogenic lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gillen, A.M., Smith, J.R., Mengistu, A., Bellaloui, N. 2012. Effects of maturity and phomopsis on germination and vigor of soybean seed of near isogenic lines. Crop Science. 52(6):2757-2766.
Irrigation management: effects of soybean diseases on seed composition in genotypes differing in their disease resistance under irrigated and nonirrigated conditions - (Book / Chapter)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Fisher, D.K., Zobiole, L.H., Abbas, H.K. 2012. Irrigation management: effects of soybean diseases on seed composition in genotypes differing in their disease resistance under irrigated and nonirrigated conditions. Nova Hedwigia. 1:1-42.
Resistance to toxin-mediated fungal infection: role of lignins, isoflavones, other seed phenolics, sugars and boron in the mechanism of resistance to charcoal rot disease in soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Zobiole, L.H., Shier, W.T. 2012. Resistance to toxin-mediated fungal infection: role of lignins, isoflavones, other seed phenolics, sugars and boron in the mechanism of resistance to charcoal rot disease in soybean. Toxin Reviews. 31(1-2):16-26.
Phomopsis seed infection and time of harvest effects on seed phenol, ligin, and isoflavones in maturity V soybean genotypes differing in phomopsis resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Zobiole, L.H. 2012. Phomopsis seed infection and time of harvest effects on seed phenol, ligin, and isoflavones in maturity V soybean genotypes differing in phomopsis resistance. Journal of Crop Improvement. 26:693-710.
Soybean seed phenol, lignin, and isoflavones and sugars composition are altered by Foliar Boron application in soybean under water stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N. 2012. Soybean seed phenol, lignin, and isoflavones and sugars composition are altered by Foliar Boron application in soybean under water stress. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 3:579-590.
Soybean seed phenol, lignin, and isoflavones partitioning as affected by seed node position and genotype differences - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N. 2012. Soybean seed phenol, lignin, and isoflavones partitioning as affected by seed node position and genotype differences. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 3:447-454.
Evaluation of phosphorus and nitrogen balances as an indicator for the impact of agriculture on environment a comparison of case studies from Poland and the Mississippi US - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaj, R., Bellaloui, N. 2012. Evaluation of phosphorus and nitrogen balances as an indicator for the impact of agriculture on environment a comparison of case studies from Poland and the Mississippi US. Agricultural Sciences. 3(2):317-329.
Evaluation of soybean genotypes for resistance to three seed borne diseases - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Dec-11)
Soybean seed composition as affected by drought and Phomopsis in phomopsis susceptible and resistant genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Fisher, D.K., Abel, C.A. 2012. Soybean seed composition as affected by drought and Phomopsis in phomopsis susceptible and resistant genotypes. Journal of Crop Improvement. 26:428-453.
Effects of planting and maturity dates on shattering patterns under early soybean production system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, L., Bellaloui, N. 2012. Effects of planting and maturity dates on shattering patterns under early soybean production system. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 3:119-124.
Effect of shade on seed protein oil fatty acids and minerals in soybean lines varying in seed germinability in the Early Soybean Production System - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R., Gillen, A.M., Fisher, D.K., Mengistu, A. 2012. Effect of shade on seed protein oil fatty acids and minerals in soybean lines varying in seed germinability in the Early Soybean Production System. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 3:84-95.
Soybean seed protein oil and fatty acids are altered by S and N fertilizers under irrigated and non irrigated environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Ebelhar, M.W., Gillen, A.M., Fisher, D.K., Abbas, H.K., Mengistu, A., Reddy, K.N., Paris, R.L. 2011. Soybean seed protein oil and fatty acids are altered by S and N fertilizers under irrigated and non irrigated environments. Agricultural Sciences. 2:465-476.
Effect of water stress and foliar boron application on seed protein oil fatty acids and nitrogen metabolism in soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N. 2011. Effect of water stress and foliar boron application on seed protein oil fatty acids and nitrogen metabolism in soybean. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 2:692-701.
Influence of planting date on seed protein oil sugars minerals and nitrogen metabolism in soybean under irrigated and non-irrigated enviroments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Reddy, K.N., Gillen, A.M., Fisher, D.K., Mengistu, A. 2011. Influence of planting date on seed protein oil sugars minerals and nitrogen metabolism in soybean under irrigated and non-irrigated enviroments. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 2:702-715.
Soybean seed protein oil and fatty acids as influenced by S and S+N fertilizers under irrigated or non-irrigated environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Jul-11)
Glufosinate effects on nitrogen nutrition growth yield and seed composition in glufosinate-resistant and glufosinate-sensitive soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reddy, K.N., Zablotowicz, R.M., Bellaloui, N., Ding, W. 2011. Glufosinate effects on nitrogen nutrition, growth, yield, and seed composition in glufosinate-resistant and glufosinate-sensitive soybean. International Journal of Agronomy. 2011:1-9.
Seasonal progress of charcoal rot and its impact on soybean productivity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mengistu, A., Ray, J.D., Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R. 2011. Seasonal progress of charcoal rot and its impact on soybean productivity. Plant Disease. 95:1159-1166.
Glyphosate and boron application effects on seed composition and seed boron in glyphosate-resistant soybean - (Proceedings)
Bellaloui, N., Reddy, K.N., Gillen, A.M., Abbas, H.K., Abel, C.A. 2011. Glyphosate and boron application effects on seed composition and seed boron in glyphosate-resistant soybean. Proceedings of Southern Weed Science Society. http://www.swss.ws/NewWebDesign/Meeting/2011%20Meeting/SWSS_2011_Program%20Final.pdf.
Physiological responses of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-sensitive soybean to aminomethylphosphonic acid a metabolite of glyphosate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ding, W., Reddy, K.N., Zablotowicz, R.M., Bellaloui, N., Bruns, H.A. 2011. Physiological responses of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-sensitive soybean to aminomethylphosphonic acid, a metabolite of glyphosate. Chemosphere. 83:593-598.
Effects of maturity genotypic background and temperature on seed mineral composition in near-isogenic soybean lines in the early soybean production system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R., Gillen, A.M., Ray, J.D. 2011. Effects of maturity genotypic background and temperature on seed mineral composition in near-isogenic soybean lines in the early soybean production system. Crop Science. 51:1161-1171.
Soybean seed protein, oil, fatty acids N and S partitioning as affected by node position and cultivar differences - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Gillen, A.M. 2011. Soybean seed protein, oil, fatty acids N and S partitioning as affected by node position and cultivar differences. Journal of Agricultural Science. 1:110-118.
Soybean seed compostion and quality: interactions of enviroment genotype and management practices - (Book / Chapter)
Bellaloui, N., Reddy, K.N., Bruns, H.A., Gillen, A.M., Mengistu, A., Zobiole, L.H., Fisher, D.K., Abbas, H.K., Zablotowicz, R.M., Kremer, R.J. 2011. Soybean seed compostion and quality: interactions of enviroment genotype and management practices. Nova Hedwigia. 1:1-42.
Soybean seed protein oil fatty acids and mineral composition as influenced by soybean-corn rotation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Bruns, H.A., Gillen, A.M., Abbas, H.K., Zablotowicz, R.M., Mengistu, A., Paris, R.L. 2010. Soybean seed protein oil fatty acids and mineral composition as influenced by soybean-corn rotation. Journal of Agricultural Science. 1(3):102-109.
Effect of Planting Date on Soybean Shattering and Seed Quality in Different Maturity Groups - (Abstract Only) - (28-Jun-10)
Nitrogen metabolism and seed composition as influenced by foliar boron application in soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Reddy, K.N., Abel, C.A., Gillen, A.M. 2010. Nitrogen metabolism and seed composition as influenced by foliar boron application in soybean. Plant and Soil. 336:143-155.
Evaluation of selected soybean genotypes against Phomopsis longicolla under irrigated harvest times - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mengistu, A., Smith, J.R., Bellaloui, N., Paris, R.L., Wrather, A. 2010. Evaluation of selected soybean genotypes against Phomopsis longicolla under irrigated harvest times. Crop Science. 50:2055-2064.
Effect of maturity on seed sugars as measured on near-isogenic soybean (Glycine max)lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R., Gillen, A.M., Ray, J.D. 2010. Effect of maturity on seed sugars as measured on near-isogenic soybean (Glycine max)lines. Crop Science. 50:1978-1987.
Glyphosate affects seed composition in glyphosate-resistant soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zobiole, L.H., Oliveira, R.S., Viesentainer, J.V., Kremer, R.J., Bellaloui, N., Yamada, T. 2010. Glyphosate affects seed composition in glyphosate-resistant soybean. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58:4517-4522.
Glyphosate Effect on Shikimate, Nitrate Reductase Activity, Yield, and Seed Composition in Corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reddy, K.N., Bellaloui, N., Zablotowicz, R.M. 2010. Glyphosate Effect on Shikimate, Nitrate Reductase Activity, Yield, and Seed Composition in Corn. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 58:3646-3650.
Plant population and row spacing effects on maturity group III soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker, E.R., Mengistu, A., Bellaloui, N., Koger III, C.H., Roberts, R.K., Larson, J.A. 2010. Plant population and row spacing effects on maturity group III soybean. Agronomy Journal. 102(3):821-826.
Soybean seed composition is influenced by with-in field variability in soil nutrients - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Mengistu, A. 2009. Soybean seed composition is influenced by with-in field variability in soil nutrients. Crop Management. doi:10.1094/CM-2009-1203-01-RS.
Effects of soybean-corn rotation on seed composition in soybean - (Abstract Only) - (25-Sep-09)
Potential Link Between Contents of Fatty Acids and Soybean Seed Germination Rate Under Early Production System - (Abstract Only) - (25-Sep-09)
Effects pf Maturity on Seed Nutrient Composition in the Early Soybean Production System as Measured on Near-Isogenic Soybean Lines - (Abstract Only) - (25-Sep-09)
Effects of Glyphosate Application on Seed Iron and Root Ferric (III) Reductase in Soybean Cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Reddy, K.N., Zablotowicz, R.M., Abbas, H.K., Abel, C.A. 2009. Effects of Glyphosate Application on Seed Iron and Root Ferric (III) Reductase in Soybean Cultivars. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 57:9569-9574
Effect of Glyphosate-boron Application on Seed Composition and Nitrogen Metabolism in Glyphosate-resistant Soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Abbas, H.K., Gillen, A.M., Abel, C.A. 2009. Effect of Glyphosate-boron Application on Seed Composition and Nitrogen Metabolism in Glyphosate-resistant Soybean. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. DOI:10.1021/jf901801z.
Seasonal Progress of Phomopsis longicolla on Soybean Plant Parts and its Relationship to Seed Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mengistu, A., Boykin, D.L., Castlebury, L.A., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D., Bellaloui, N. 2009. Seasonal Progress of Phomopsis longicolla on Soybean Plant Parts and its Relationship to Seed Quality. Plant Disease. 93:408-411.
Effects of Glyphosate Application on Nitrogen Assimilation, Nitrogen Fixation, and Seed Composition in Glyphosate-Resistant Soybean - (Abstract Only)
Bellaloui, N., Zablotowicz, R.M., Reddy, K.N., Abel, C.A. 2008. Effects of Glyphosate Application on Nitrogen Assimilation, Nitrogen Fixation, and Seed Composition in Glyphosate-Resistant Soybean. American Society of Agronomy Meetings, October 5 - 9, 2008, Houston, TX.
Cover crops tillage and glyphosate effects on chemical and biological properties of a Lower Mississippi Delta soil and soybean yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zablotowicz, R.M., Reddy, K.N., Weaver, M.A., Mengistu, A., Krutz, L.J., Gordon, R.E., Bellaloui, N. 2010. Cover crops tillage and glyphosate effects on chemical and biological properties of a Lower Mississippi Delta soil and soybean yield. Environmental Research. 4:227-251.
Cover Crops, Tillage, and Glyphosate Effects on Chemical and Biological Properties of a Lower Mississippi Delta Soil and Soybean Yield - (Book / Chapter)
Zablotowicz, R.M., Reddy, K.N., Weaver, M.A., Mengistu, A., Krutz, L.J., Gordon, R.E., Bellaloui, N. 2009. Cover Crops, Tillage, and Glyphosate Effects on Chemical and Biological Properties of a Lower Mississippi Delta Soil and Soybean Yield. In: Tomas H. Latos, ed. Cover Crops and Crop Yields, Nova Publishers, Inc., Huntington, NY, pp. 265-289.
Effect of Maturity on Seed Composition in the Early Soybean Production System as Measured on Near-isogenic Soybean Lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D., Gillen, A.M. 2009. Effect of Maturity on Seed Composition in the Early Soybean Production System as Measured on Near-isogenic Soybean Lines. Crop Science.49:608-620
Soybean Seed Composition in Cultivars Differing in Resistance to Charcoal Rot (Macrophomina phaseolina) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Paris, R.L. 2008. Soybean Seed Composition in Cultivars Differing in Resistance to Charcoal Rot (Macrophomina phaseolina). Journal of Agricultural Science. vol. 146(6):667-675
Nitrogen Metabolism and Seed Composition as Influenced by Glyphosate Application in Glyphosate-Resistant Soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Zablotowicz, R.M., Reddy, K.N., Abel, C.A. 2008. Nitrogen Metabolism and Seed Composition as Influenced by Glyphosate Application in Glyphosate-Resistant Soybean. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 56: 2765-2772.
Seed Composition is Influenced by Irrigation Regimes and Cultivar Differences in Soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., 2007 Seed Composition is Influenced by Irrigation Regimes and Cultivar Differences in Soybean. Irrigation Science. DOI 10.1007/s00271-007-0091-y
Seed Composition as Affected by Planting Date and Genotypic differences in Early Soybean Production System. - (Abstract Only)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Gillen, A.M. 2007. Seed Composition as Affected by Planting Date and Genotypic differences in Early Soybean Production System.. American Society of Agronomy.
Effects of Glyphosate Drift on Nitrate Assimilation and Nitrogen Fixation in Glyphosate-Sensitive Soybean - (Abstract Only)
Bellaloui, N., Reddy, K.N., Zablotowicz, R.M., Mengistu, A. 2006. Effects of glyphosate drift on nitrate assimilation and nitrogen fixation in glyphosate-sensitive soybean. Presented at the 2006 Crop Science Society Annual Meeting, November 12-16, 2006, Indianapolis, IN..
Simulated Glyphosate Drift Influences Nitrate Assimilation and Nitrogen Fixation in Non-Glyphosate Resistant Soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Reddy, K.N., Zablotowicz, R.M., Mengistu, A. 2006. Simulated glyphosate drift influences nitrate assimilation and nitrogen fixation in non-glyphosate resistant soybean. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. Vol 54: 3357-3364
Effects of Glyphosate Drift on Nitrogen Fixation Potential of a Glyphosate Sensitive Soybean Cultivar - (Abstract Only)
Zablotowicz, R.M., Reddy, K.N., Bellaloui, N. 2006. Effects of glyphosate drift on nitrogen fixation potential of a glyphosate sensitive soybean cultivar. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. 329
Effects of Planting Dates on Stability and Content of Oil, Fatty Acids, and Protein in Soybean - (Abstract Only)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Paris, R.L. Effects of planting dates on stability and content of oil, fatty acids, and protein in soybean. Presented at the 2005 American Society of Agronomy Meetings, November 6-10, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT.
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