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: 21 September, 2016; 10(35)

September 2016

Prevalence and molecular typing of extended-spectrum β-lactamases in Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae and Citrobacter freundii isolates from Laghouat Hospital, Algeria

The antibiotic resistance of enterobacteriacae knows a worldwide worrying evolution with an increase of the extended-spectrum β-lactamases. The present study was to determine the prevalence and molecular typing of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, and Citrobacter freundii, isolated between January 2010 and December 2012, at the Laghouat...

Author(s): Nouria Lagha, Hafida Hassaine, Fréderic Robin, Richard Bonnet and Djamel-Eddine Abdelouahid

September 2016

Performance of dried blood spot (DBS) PUNCHER and dried blood spots to measure HIV-1 viral load

The use of plasma is an obstacle to realize HIV-1 viral load in sub-Saharan Africa. In this context, the dried blood spot (DBS) is an interesting tool for sample collections. This approach was tested using a DBS hole-punch device (PUNCHER). Plasma and DBS samples were obtained from 102 patients, comprising 17 HIV-1 negative patients and 85 HIV-1 infected patients. The PUNCHER’s performance used to cut DBS was...

Author(s): Anoumou Dagnra, Mounerou Salou, Amivi Ehlan, Ahouefa Konou, Alassane Ouro-Medeli, Sika Dossim and Komlan Ali-Edje

September 2016

Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus from lactating cow’s milk in Bahir Dar dairy farms

Staphylococcus aureus is competitive in milk and dairy environments; pathogenic strains have been found to cause disease in their host throughout the world. Therefore, this study was designed to assess the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and determine their antibiotic susceptibility from lactating cow milk. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Bahir Dar dairy farms from October 2012 to March 2013. A total of 218...

Author(s): Sileshi Shiferaw and Munees Ahmad

September 2016

Histamine and microbiological changes during storage of semi-preserved anchovies

During the various stages of manufacture of semi-preserved anchovies, histamine shows a significant increase favored by the fragility of anchovies and wealth histidine, an amino acid precursor of histamine. The decarboxylation of histidine is present as a major problem in the industry of semi-preserved anchovies, especially during the ripening step. The objective of this work is to monitor the levels of alteration in a...

Author(s): El Filali F., Hanoune S., Moukrim A., Kaaya A. and Bou’mhandi N.

September 2016

Molecular genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains circulating in Dakar, Senegal

Tuberculosis is a contagious infectious disease, in which epidemiologic monitoring by molecular approaches is a critical element of prevention and control. The population structure of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBc) in Senegal was last described in the 1970’s using biochemical methods. In this present study, we applied molecular approaches to genotype M. tuberculosis isolates from active pulmonary...

Author(s): Awa Ba Diallo, Ossaga Gedeon Walbang, Makhtar Camara, Seynabou Lo,  Abigail Ayorinde, Aliou Niang, Souleymane Mboup, Aissatou Gaye Diallo, Bouke Catherine de Jong, and Florian Gehre,

September 2016

Some parasitic copepods of selected Teleost and Chondrichthyan fishes from the Tunisian gulfs

The examination of 415 specimen belonging to twelve species of Teleostean fish and 339 specimen belonging to seven species of Chondrichthyan fish collected from the Tunisian coasts, it enabled us to identify 10 species of parasitic copepods: Lernaeopoda galei, Lernaeocera lusci, Neobrachiella merluccii, Hatschekia mulli, Caligus elongatus, Caligus pageti, Neobrachiella mugilis, Clavellotis fallax, Clavelissa pagri and...

Author(s): Feriel Youssef, Bouchra Benmansour, Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine and Sabiha Zouari Tlig

September 2016

Clinico-mycological profiles of dermatophytosis in Jaipur, India

Dermatophytosis poses a serious crisis to the socio-economically backward population. The infections are caused by three anamorphic genera; Epidermophyton, Trichophyton and Microsporum which are distributed around the world. The objective of this study was to find out the occurrence, distribution and prevalence of dermatophytes causing human dermatomycosis in various categories of patients in Jaipur (Rajasthan), India....

Author(s): Sachin Kumar and Seema Bhadauria

September 2016

An in vitro evaluation of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.) and Siwak (Salvadora persica) extracts for controlling the foulbrood pathogens of honeybee

Instead of the synthetic antibiotics, the antibacterial activity of the aqueous and ethanolic extracts of both Cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.) and Siwak (Salvadora persica) plants was evaluated against the foulbrood bacteria under the laboratory conditions. To the study knowledge, it is the first time to evaluate Siwak plant against the foulbrood diseases. The major antimicrobial constituents (total phenolics, flavonoids and...

Author(s): Hashish, Mohamed Elsayied, Khattaby, Ahmed Mahmoud, Khattab, Metwally Mostafa, Gaaboub, Ibrahim Abdallah and Omar, Reda Elsayied