African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5166

Table of Content: 7 July, 2016; 10(25)

July 2016

In vitro antagonistic activity evaluation of some selected fungi isolated from burned soils in Mila region (East of Algeria)

The present study was initiated to (i) determine burned forest-inhabiting fungi in Zouagha, TerriBeinène, Mila and (ii) study the antagonistic activities of Trichoderma sp against Fusarium sp, Penicillium sp, Rhizoctonia sp, and Alternaria sp. Eighteen fungal strains representing six genera were isolated from soil samples obtained from the burned forest of Zouagha in the Mila region: Trichoderma sp, Fusarium sp,...

Author(s): Ouidad Abdelaziz, Fayza Kouadri, Naouel Khiat and Insaf Khiat

July 2016

Inhibition of biofilms on urinary catheters using immobilized Lactobacillus cells

Bacterial biofilms forming on indwelling urinary catheters continue to represent a public health problem because they are associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs). This study was undertaken to evaluate the ability of immobilized Lactobacillus acidophilus cells to inhibit biofilm formation on catheter surfaces. Urine bacteria and Lactobacillus species were isolated from urine and vaginal swabs (HVS), respectively....

Author(s): Ifeoma M. Ezeonu and Jennifer U. Kanu

July 2016

Characterization and purification of bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus sp. GHB26 isolated from Algerian paste of dates "Ghars"

Strain Enterococcus sp. GHB26, isolated from the Algerian paste of dates "Ghars", produced a bacteriocin. This bacteriocin was inactivated by proteolytic enzymes. Antibacterial activity of the bacteriocin was heat stable at 120°C for 20 min (533 AU/ml), stable at pH range of 2 to 12 and resistant to chemicals (SDS, EDTA, NaCl, Tween 80, Urea). The active bacteriocin from the cell-free supernatant of...

Author(s): Amel Kout, Fatiha Dalache, Halima Zadi-Karam and Nour-Eddine Karam

July 2016

β-Fructofuranosidase production by Aspergillus versicolor isolated from Atlantic forest and grown on apple pomace

This study explores the production and characterization of an extracellular β-fructofuranosidase (FFase-I) by Aspergillus versicolor newly isolated from Atlantic Forest-Brazil. The β-fructofuranosidase production by fungus, after the optimization process using central composite design and response surface methodology, showed that 3% (w/v) apple pomace, an initial pH 7.5, and 12 days of cultivation provided the...

Author(s): Taiomara Butkze Dapper, Vanessa Cristina Arfelli, Caroline Henn, Márcia Regina Simões, Marise Fonseca dos Santos, Carla Lieko Della Torre, Jose Luis da Conceição Silva, Rita de Cássia Garcia Simão and Marina Kimiko Kadowaki

July 2016

Molecular characterization of midgut bacteria of Aedes albopictus exhibiting swarming motility property

Aedes mosquitoes are responsible for the transmission of arboviruses including dengue, chikungunya, zika, and yellow fever throughout the world. Mosquito gut harbors a variety of microbes, known to play a potential role in various physiological processes such as food digestion and pathogen development. Many bacterial species exert various movements like swarming, gliding and twitching which vary with individual...

Author(s): Kamlesh K. Yadav, Ashok Naglot, Kshitij Chandel, Sameer Bhagyawant, Ajitabh Bora, Hemant K. Gogoi, Vijay Veer and P. Srinivas Raju