African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4816

Table of Content: 14 January, 2017; 11(2)

January 2017

Thermostable xylanase from thermophilic fungi: Biochemical properties and industrial applications

Filamentous fungi have been investigated as producer of xylanases with relevant characteristics for application in different industrial sectors, such as bakery, beverage, biofuel, textile, animal feed, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper. Thus, this review will focus on biochemical properties and industrial use of thermostable xylanases produced by different filamentous fungi, as well as mechanisms of adaptation of...

Author(s): Carla Lieko Della Torre and Marina Kimiko Kadowaki

January 2017

Escherichia coli bacteremia: Clinical features, risk factors and clinical implication of antimicrobial resistance

Escherichia coli is an important cause of both community acquired (CA) and hospital acquired (HA) bacteremia. A prospective study was conducted at a tertiary care University Hospital from January, 2012 to July 2014, to compare the clinical features, risk factors, outcomes and antimicrobial resistance between E. coli bacteremia acquired from the community (CA) versus E. coli bacteremia acquired from the hospital (HA)....

Author(s): Fawzia E. Alotaibi and Elham E. Bukhari

January 2017

A systematic review of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli and Salmonella data obtained from Tanzanian healthcare settings (2004-2014)

Antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli and Salmonella are an increasing challenge to global health. In Tanzania reliable data is limited for trends of resistance in major hospital-acquired pathogens. Data on the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant E. coli and Salmonella from Tanzanian sources (2004-2014) was extracted from PubMed and Google Scholar databases (April-June, 2015). Descriptive statistics and...

Author(s): Gaspary O. Mwanyika, Murugan Subbiah, Joram Buza, Bernadether T. Rugumisa, and Douglas R. Call,

January 2017

Bacterial populations of mosquito breeding habitats in relation to maize pollen in Asendabo, south western Ethiopia

Mosquito larvae feed on particulate organic matter including microorganisms. This study was conducted to investigate the diversity and abundant bacteria of Anopheles mosquito larva breeding habitats and to evaluate the contribution of maize pollen as source of nutrients for bacterial growth. The nutrient composition (COD, NH3-N and TP) of the larva breeding habitats water samples were measured by HACH 2010. Bacteria...

Author(s): Eyob Chukalo and Dawit Abate