African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5165

Table of Content: 14 October, 2016; 10(38)

October 2016

Impact of land use and soil types on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in tropical soil of India

A study was undertaken along land use gradients with different soil types in subtropical ecosystem of Northern India to evaluate the accurance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). The gradients was from natural land with forest tree, farmer’s field under chemically managed, farmer’s field under organically managed and Industrial wasteland with five different plant species. We investigate the total AMF...

Author(s): Sanjeev  Kumar and Alok Adholeya

October 2016

Development and evaluation of sundae-type “Coalhada” containing Lactobacillus paracasei and blueberry (Vaccinium ashei) preparation

“Coalhada” is a type of fermented milk (made with Lactococcus lactis spp. lactis and Lactococcus lactis spp. cremoris) very popular in Brazil, which is widely consumed due to its pleasant texture and mild taste and aroma. Its acceptance is possible to increase by adding a fruit preparation. Fermented milk is the most common food matrix used for delivery probiotic bacteria, which are able to survive to the...

Author(s): Maria Eduarda Daussen Dutra, Daiane Aparecida Paggi, Luiza Martins Reguse, Ana Carolina Sampaio Doria Chaves and Deise Helena Baggio Ribeiro

October 2016

Modification of pathogenic microbiota and histology of gastrointestinal tract of Archachatina marginata (Swainson, 1821) by Carica papaya seed meal

This study investigated the bactericidal efficacy of the ethanolic extract of Carica papaya seed on snail gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiota and associated histological changes. The bacterial isolates were characterized based on colony morphology, culture characteristics and biochemical tests. Each portion of the gut was further subjected to histological examination to ascertain the effect of this extract on the...

Author(s): Odo G. E, Ekeh F. N, Ekechukwu, N. E, Agwu, E. J, Aguzie I. O. E. and Ugwuezumba B.

October 2016

Assessment of the microbial quality of some oral liquid herbal medicines marketed in Ile-Ife, South-western Nigeria

The extensive use of herbal medicinal products in the treatment and management of disease states within communities in Ile-Ife, south western Nigeria has made it imperative to investigate the microbial quality of a sample of these products in the light of the standards prescribed by regulatory bodies. This study was therefore carried out to assess the microbial quality of locally prepared and unregistered herbal oral...

Author(s): Oluwatoyin Abimbola Igbeneghu and Adebayo Lamikanra

October 2016

Soil bacteriological pollution in pig farm vicinity: Assessment of bacterial dynamics and detection of antimicrobial resistance gene

Emissions of biological contaminants (microbes) from intensive pig farming may cause environmental problems due to lack of proper waste management. This work was conducted to assess bacteriological pollution of soil in pig farm and to detect the presence of antibiotic resistance gene of the prevailing bacteria. Soil samples were collected from March to August 2013. The method included bacterial enumeration (10 -1 to 10...

Author(s): Dikonketso Shirley-may Matjuda and Olayinka Ayobami Aiyegoro