African Journal of
Bacteriology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Bacteriol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9871
  • DOI: 10.5897/JBR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 108

JBR Articles

A microbiological technique for the separation of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. fibers

July 2009

This study is related to a process for the separation of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. fibers using living microorganisms. The selected fungal strains, Datronia sp. andOligoporous sp., were isolated from natural sources in Thailand and were previously shown to be capable of degrading lignin in pulp and paper industrial wastewater. The process described here is comprising the fungal-treated...

Author(s): Pilanee Vaithanomsat, Poom Phusanakom, Waraporn Apiwatanapiwat and Molnapat Songpim

Amidase from plant growth promoting rhizobacterium

July 2009

Ninety three cultures of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) isolated from rhizosphere of Pisum sativum, among them one isolate identified asPseudomonas putida was found to be potential amidase producer. The organism exhibited a battery of PGPR traits including enhanced production of plant growth hormone indoleacetic acid (IAA) and siderophore. P. putida MTCC 6809 exhibited both intracellular...

Author(s): Sonia Chacko, Pramod W. Ramteke and Suchit A. John

Comparative efficacy of Rose Bengal plate test, standard tube agglutination test and Dot ELISA in immunological detection of antibodies to Brucella abortus in sera

June 2009

Comparative efficacy of three serodiagnostic tests (RBPT, STAT and Dot ELISA) in detecting anti - Brucella antibodies in sera was evaluated on a total of twenty eight serum samples which included eighteen samples from brucellosis suspected and 10 from normal healthy (brucellosis unaffected) cattle. Out of eighteen sera from suspected cases, only one (5.55%) sample was found positive by STAT and 9 (50%) samples...

Author(s): Deepti Chachra, Hari Mohan Saxena, Gurpreet Kaur and Mudit Chandra

Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC): Prevalence among in and ambulatory patients and susceptibility to antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents

June 2009

The prevalence of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli both in an ambulatory patients passing out loose stools with or without blood and/or mucus in Anua General Hospital, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital and University of Uyo Health Centre from June to September, 2008 were determined using standard microbiological techniques. Susceptibility to seven different conventional and commonly available chemotherapeutic...

Author(s): O. J. Akinjogunla, N. O. Eghafona, and O. H. Ekoi

Calcitonin gene-related peptide and substance P significantly influence coronary flow rate in gene knockout mice

May 2009

Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and substance P (SP) which is potent vasodilator neuropeptides play a counter-regulatory role in several models of experimental hypertension. Langendorff-perfused mouse hearts (n = 328) were used to compare coronary flow rates among wild type (WT), a-CGRP gene knockout (KO) and NK1-KO mice under various pressure loading conditions (20, 30, 40 and 50 mmHg). The aorta of each...

Author(s): Hongbao Ma, , Jenny Young and Shen Cherng

Skin diseases among preschool children

May 2009

In developing countries skin diseases can affect more than 60% of the general population and usually are not well managed. Skin diseases are common in children. Epidemiologic studies of the general population, however, are still limited and missing for the region of Kosova. The aim of this study was to investigate disease prevalence in children under 6 years old of out- and in-patients at the department of...

Author(s): Allma Koçinaj, Dardan Koçinaj and Merita Berisha

Prevalence and seasonality of fowl typhoid disease in Zaria-Kaduna State, Nigeria

April 2009

A five years retrospective study (2003 - 2007) of the prevalence of fowl typhoid (FT) and other poultry diseases diagnosed at the avian unit of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Kaduna State, Nigeria was conducted. A prevalence rate of 18.4% (129 cases) was recorded for FT out of 700 cases of poultry disease. The highest number of outbreaks of FT was recorded during the rainy...

Author(s): I. J. Mbuko, M. A. Raji, J. Ameh, L. Saidu, W. I. Musa and P. A. Abdul

Global review of meningococcal disease. A shifting etiology

April 2009

Despite expansive studies over the past century, the epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) has remained elusive in some of its aspects. The following review attempts to summarize the past and current trends in the etiology of IMD. Data was collected through the analysis of peer-reviewed studies and surveillance data on national, sub-national and regional levels performed using various search engines such...

Author(s): J. Leimkugel, V. Racloz, L. Jacintho da Silva and G. Pluschke

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