African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4962

Table of Content: 24 June, 2015; 9(25)

July 2015

In vitro antagonistic activity of Pseudomonas spp. against Rhizoctonia soloni

The present research work deals with the in-vitro study of antagonistic activity of Pseudomonas spp. against plantpathogenic fungi Rhizoctonia soloni. The bacterial strains were isolated from rhizospheric soil of Korea district of Chhattisgarh. A total of 28 bacterial cultures were isolated from 25 representative soil samples collected from five blocks of Korea district of Chhattisgarh, out of which four were identified...

Author(s): Swati Rose Toppo and Preeti Tiwari

July 2015

Phosphate solubilizing rhizospheric bacterial communities of different crops of Korea District of Chhattisgarh, India

Occurrence of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria (PSB) in the rhizospheric soil of different crops of Korea District of Chhattisgarh, India was studied. Phosphate solubilizing bacteria colonize the plant roots, affect plant growth positively and add nutrients to the soil. A good number of PSB were isolated, purified and identified from twenty-five different representative soil samples collected from five blocks of Korea...

Author(s): Swati Rose Toppo and Preeti Tiwari

July 2015

Characterization of phosphate solubilizing rhizobacteria isolated from lentil growing areas of Ethiopia

Lentil (Lens culnaris Medik.) is an invaluable source of dietary protein for the majority of Ethiopian population. The low availability of phosphorus is one of the major soil related stresses that limit the production of this crop. This study was aimed at isolation and characterization of phosphate solubilizing bacteria from lentil growing areas of Ethiopia and evaluating their effects on growth of this crop under...

Author(s): Mulissa J. Midekssa, Carolin R. Löscher, Ruth A. Schmitz and Fassil Assefa

July 2015

Diversity and distribution of endophytic bacterial community in the Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) plant

Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) is a plant used by traditional cultures and also in modern health care products. Various chemical substances are derived from the plant and include, but are not limited to anthraquinone flavonol glycosides, iridoid glycosides, lipids glycosides and triterpenoids. Also commonly found on the plant are endophytic bacteria however, there are no reports on endophytic bacterial community of Noni....

Author(s): Yang Liu#, Yinhu Li#, Su Yao, Hui Wang, Yanhua Cao, Jie Li, Feirong Bai, Chuangzhao Qiu, Xin Feng, Wenkui Dai and Chi Cheng

July 2015

Effects of practices of maize farmers and traders in Ghana on contamination of maize by aflatoxins: Case study of Ejura-Sekyeredumase Municipality

Contamination of maize by aflatoxins is of major concern to governments and the international community because high degrees of aflatoxin in food render the food unsafe for human consumption. The disposal of such foods also constitutes an economic loss in food production. This paper reports the findings of a study conducted during the 2013 minor maize farming season in Ejura-Sekyeredumase Municipality in the Ashanti...

Author(s): Joseph Oppong Akowuah, Lena Dzifa Mensah, Chian Chan and Anthony Roskilly