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Rif

(rĭf) or

Rif Atlas,

range of the Atlas Mts., NE Morocco, NW Africa, curving along the Mediterranean coast from Ceuta to Melilla. Tidighin (8,056 ft/2,455 m) is the highest peak. Composed of sedimentary rocks and uplifted during the Alpine orogeny, the range is a continuation of the Sierra NevadaSierra Nevada
, chief mountain range of S Spain, in Granada prov., running from east to west for c.60 mi (100 km), parallel to the Mediterranean Sea. The range's highest peak is Mulhacén (11,411 ft/3,478 m).
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 of Spain and is separated from it by the Strait of Gibraltar. Iron mining is the principal economic activity; kif (cannabis) is grown. The region is inhabited by Berbers, who generally were independent of any central authority until subdued (1925–26) by the campaign of France and Spain against Abd el-KrimAbd el-Krim
, 1882?–1963, leader of the Rif tribes of Morocco, called in full Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi. An important figure in the administration of the Spanish Zone until 1920, he took up arms against Spanish rule.
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Rif

 

(also Rifis), a Berber people that inhabit the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco. Population, more than 700,000 (1970 estimate). The Rifs speak a Berber language. The majority are bilingual and also speak Arabic. The Rifs are Sunni Muslims by religion. Their chief occupation is farming; wheat, corn, and other crops are grown. The Rifs waged a heroic struggle against Spanish and French colonialists for national liberation from 1921 to 1926.


Rif

 

a mountain chain in the Atlas Mountains, in northwestern Morocco. The Rif has a maximum elevation of 2,456 m. Composed chiefly of limestones, it is dissected by the canyons of numerous rivers. Maquis and forests of cork oak grow on the lower parts of the northern slopes; coniferous forests of arborvitae, juniper, and cedar occur at higher elevations. Fruit orchards grow on the southern slopes.

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Therefore, this study was aimed at determining the patterns of mutations in rpoB gene (for detecting RIF resistance) and katG and inhA genes (for detecting INH resistance) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated from Nepalese patients and evaluating the performance of Genotype MTBDRplus against conventional DST.
The main hypothesis under investigation was that the strength of the RIF effect in each individual participant would be inversely correlated with their scores on the CFQ.
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He underlined that the RIF troops assume their social responsibilities in provision of service projects to civilians and helping with the development projects, having put in the bud the rebel movements and unruly elements.
5,10 It works by using two real-time polymerase chain reactions, one for MTB and other one for RIF resistance along with molecular beacon technology to identify specific deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences.