African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5216

Table of Content: 22 October, 2014; 8(43)

October 2014

Challenges in predicting Staphylococcus spp. β-lactamic resistance in pet animals

The present work evaluated the species distribution associated with the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern by phenotypic analysis and mec and bla gene detection in 100 Staphylococcus strains from 219 clinical samples from cats and dogs in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Oxacillin susceptibility profiles were detected by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recommended tests. The amplification of...

Author(s): Ingrid Annes Pereira, Cássia Couto da Motta, Anna Carolina Coelho Marín Rojas, Irene da Silva Coelho, Shana de Mattos de Oliveira Coelho and Miliane Moreira Soares de Souza

October 2014

Changes of nucleotide-binding oligomerization domains (NODs) signaling pathway in the incidence and development of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis

This study investigates the effect of nucleotide-binding oligomerization domains (NODs) signal pathway in invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Mice were randomly divided into three groups: 1) normal mice (control group), 2) normal mice infected with Aspergillus fumigates, 3) normal mice treated with immunosuppressant and inoculated with A. fumigatus (IPA Model). Mice were sacrificed at different time points after inhaling...

Author(s): MA Guangqiang, WU Su-fang, LUO Hong-dan, XIE Wei-hua, LONG KAI, SU Ming-sheng and XIE Xiao-mei

October 2014

Virulence factors and antibiotic resistance patterns of uropathogenic Escherichia coli

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections in humans and the commonest cause is uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC). UPEC possess various virulence factors which enable them to survive and grow in urine and other extra-intestinal environments. Similarly, avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) are known for their ability to cause extra-intestinal diseases in birds. Since APEC and UPEC may encounter...

Author(s): Joshua Mbanga and Raymond Mudzana

October 2014

Extended-spectrum β-lactamase production and antimicrobial resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli among inpatients and outpatients of Jimma University Specialized Hospital, South-West, Ethiopia

Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) have emerged as a major threat worldwide with limited treatment options. The prevalence of ESBL producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae strains largely remain unknown in Ethiopia. The study was aimed at determining the occurrence of extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing E. coli and K. pneumoniae among inpatient and outpatient settings, their antimicrobial...

Author(s): Shewki Moga Siraj, Solomon Ali and Beyene Wondafrash

October 2014

Regeneration of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) plants from callus and establishment of dual culture of host and parasite (Alternaria burnsii)

Tissue culture technique can be used for normal callus culture and regeneration of a new clone. Nowadays the technique is used for establishment of dual culture of host and parasite, and regeneration of disease free plants. Normal callus was established and maintained on MS-medium supplemented with 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP, 1.0 mgl-1) and naphthalene acetic acid (NAA, 4.0 mgl-1). Efficient shoot bud and regeneration of...

Author(s): Deepak, Parmeshwar Lal Saran and Ravish Choudhary