African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5136

Full Length Research Paper

Antimicrobial activity of selected plant species and antibiotic drugs against Escherichia coli O157:H7

Itelima J. U.*
  • Itelima J. U.*
  • Department of Plant Science and Technology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
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Agina S. E.
  • Agina S. E.
  • Department of Plant Science and Technology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
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Pandukur S. G.
  • Pandukur S. G.
  • Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 10 January 2017
  •  Accepted: 21 March 2017
  •  Published: 28 May 2017

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