African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5147

Table of Content: 14 April, 2017; 11(14)

April 2017

Probiotic potential Streptomyces species from the grains of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum)

Actinomycetes have been demonstrated for plant growth-promotion, antagonistic against plant pathogens and insect pests and biofortification traits in many agriculturally important crops. The present investigation was conducted to characterize probiotic properties of actinomycete(s) isolated from pearl millet flour and batter samples. A media selective and specific were used for isolation, actinomycetes isolation agar...

Author(s): Rajyalakshmi Kunchala, Priyanka Durgalla, Roopa Banerjee, Saikat Datta Mazumdar, Vadlamudi Srinivas and Subramaniam Gopalakrishnan

April 2017

Potential of Streptomyces sp. and Trichoderma sp. as compost microbiota for coffee husk

About 70 to 80% of the coffee berries husk end up as agricultural waste after processing. Its neglect or improper utility can cause environmental pollution. The present study investigated the efficiency of Streptomyces, Trichoderma harzianum and the combination of both as bio-degradable agents of coffee husk which is regarded as agricultural waste. Identification of their efficiency is necessary to stimulate further...

Author(s): Nduka, Beatrice A., Oduwaye, Olubusola F. and Adewale, Daniel B.

April 2017

Microbiological study of cases of early neonatal sepsis and evaluation of the role of C-reactive protein, interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 as diagnostic biomarkers of such cases

Neonatal sepsis is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. Its early diagnosis is very important but very difficult. This study aimed to evaluate the value of C reactive protein (CRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and interleukin 8 (IL-8) as early diagnostic biomarkers for early neonatal sepsis (ENOS). Forty neonates with prenatal risk for neonatal sepsis with their mother were taken in this study (group I). Ten...

Author(s): Abd El-Rahman El-Mashad, Doaa El amrousy, Mohamed El Sanosy, Ayman El-Dorf, Amany Abo Elenin and Rasha Alm El-Din

April 2017

Microbiological quality and safety of some-street-vended foods in Jimma Town, Southwestern Ethiopia

Street food vending has been benefiting both consumers, who are the in low socio economic status, as well as vendors, by creating job opportunities. However, street foods are perceived to be a major public health risk due to contamination. The objective of this study was to evaluate the microbiological quality and safety of street-vended foods in Jimma town in Ethiopia. The study involved collection of socio-economic...

Author(s): Reda Nemo, Ketema Bacha and Tsige Ketema

April 2017

Isolation of gut associated bacteria from mangrove crabs collected from different mangrove regions of Tamil Nadu, South east coast of India

Mangrove crabs are mostly herbivorous which consume more amount of leaf litter of various mangrove species and also plays most important role in leaf degradation. Several studies reported that crab harbor bacteria from the environment through water and food. Bacterial species of the gut can influence the health and robustness of the host. The present study aims to isolate and enumerate the bacterial count from the gut...

Author(s): K . Sivasubramanian, S. Ravichandran and D. Karthick Rajan