African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12483

Table of Content: 29 June, 2016; 15(26)

June 2016

Ameliorative effect of Lentinus squarrosulus mycomeat against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection using albino rat as animal model

The increasing awareness of inherent therapeutic and prophylactic benefits of some higher fungi and their products has been the recent trend for improving a healthy vigour. Mycomeat is a mushroom derived ‘meat-like’ product produced using solid state fermentation technique. Previous research in this group revealed mycomeat as a potentially useful neutraceutical. This study seeks to explore the potential of...

Author(s): Bamigboye C. O. and Oloke J. K.

June 2016

Efficacy of chitosan supported organic acaricide extract from Melia azedarach leaves on Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus ticks

The Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplustick control is mainly performed by chemicals products, but organic acaricides use has higher advantages compared to conventional products. Brazilian cerrado native plants are known for their bioactive potential. Due to this fact, the objective of this study is to evaluate the acaricide action of native cerrado specie, Meliaazedarach, known as Santa Barbara in the tick control....

Author(s): Priscila Fernanda Pereira Barbosa, Pablo Peres de Mendonça, Rômulo Davi Albuquerque Andrade, Ana Carolina Ribeiro Aguiar, Andréa Rodrigues Chaves and Fabiano Guimarães Silva

June 2016

Optimization of alkaline protease production by Streptomyces sp. strain isolated from saltpan environment

Proteolytic activity of a Streptomyces sp. strain isolated from Ezzemoul saltpans (Algeria) was studied on agar milk at three concentrations. The phenotypic and phylogenetic studies of this strain show that it represents probably new specie. The fermentation is carried out on two different media, prepared at three pH values. The results showed the presence of an alkaline protease with optimal pH and temperature of 8 and...

Author(s): Boughachiche Faiza, , Rachedi Kounouz, Duran Robert,  Lauga Béatrice,  Karama Solange,  Bouyoucef  Lynda, Boulezaz Sarra, Boukrouma Meriem, Boutaleb Houria and Boulahrouf Abderrahmane

June 2016

Recovery of silver from used X-ray film using alkaline protease from Bacillus subtilis sub sp. subtilis

Silver is an important industrial metal used in several areas such as photographic and x-ray films, jewelries, silver wares and electronic objects. Silver is used for photographic film/x-ray film because of its matchless quality as a light-sensitive material for making a photographic image. Silver is not destroyed in the photographic process and it can be reused and recovered. Results have proven that, bacterial...

Author(s): Amira Hassan Al-Abdalall and Eida Marshid Al-Khaldi

June 2016

Flow cytometry approach for studying the interaction between Bacillus mojavensis and Alternaria alternata

Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum is one of the most important vegetable crops consumed in Algeria. Tomato crops are often infected by Alternaria alternata, which causes early blight disease. Chemical pesticides are intensively used to protect this plant, which lead to environmental pollution that might endanger animal and human health. The main objective of this study is to select potential biocontrol agents from arid soil...

Author(s): Asma MILET, Noreddine Kacem CHAOUCHE, Laid DEHIMAT, Asma Ait KAKI, Mounira Kara ALI and Philippe THONART