African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4881

Table of Content: 28 November, 2017; 11(44)

November 2017

A novel groel gene from the endosymbiont of beet leafhopper, Candidatus Sulcia muelleri

Curtoviruses are transmitted by the beet leafhopper Circulifer tenellus, in a circulative (non-propagative) manner. Curtoviruses are phloem-limited and are acquired by the vector during feeding. Sap-feeding insects harbor endosymbionts which can help provide essential nutrients required for the insects’ survival. Candidatus Sulcia muelleri is an endosymbiont present in the beet leafhopper identified during this...

Author(s): Tesneem Nusayr and Rebecca Creamer,

November 2017

Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae clinical isolates in a Senegalese teaching hospital: A cross sectional study

Extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) have been increasingly reported worldwide. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of these multidrug-resistant strains in a major university teaching hospital in Dakar, Senegal. A total of 1205 Enterobacteriaceae stains were tested for ESBL and carbapenemase production. Antibiotics susceptibility test was...

Author(s): Makhtar Camara, Mamadou Thierry Mane, Awa Ba-Diallo, Assane Dieng, Halimatou Diop-Ndiaye, Farba Karam, Seynabou Lo-Lo, Habsa Diagne-Samb, Safietou Ngom-Cisse, Coumba Toure-Kane, Aïssatou Gaye-Diallo, Souleymane Mboup, and Cheikh Saad Bouh Boye

November 2017

Isolation and identification of methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus from mastitic dairy cows in Bishoftu town, Ethiopia

This study determines prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus from bovine mastitis in dairy cows from October 2012 to June 2013 in Bishoftu town, Ethiopia. In this cross-sectional study, 16 dairy farms were included and 384 lactating cows sampled. Clinical examination and California mastitis test (CMT) were performed to diagnose clinical and subclinical mastitis, respectively. Milk samples were obtained from the...

Author(s): Hika Waktole Ayana, Biruk Tesfaye Mekonnen, Ashenafi Shiferaw Bulle and Mekonnen Sorsa Berecha