African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5147

Table of Content: 7 May, 2017; 11(17)

May 2017

Evaluation of the antimicrobial activities of Cymbopogon schoenanthus

Medicinal plants have been widely used in folk medicine. They are considered today as an interesting source of new drug due to their bioactive components. The genus, Cymbopogon (Poaceae) seems to be the most promising source of several bioactive compound. This study aimed at evaluating the antimicrobial activities of Cymbopogon schoenanthus on several pathogenic bacteria, fungi and virus. Antibacterial and antifungal...

Author(s): Khalil H. AL ALI Nadir A. Ibrahim, Ali A. Abdulrahman Ahmed , Hassan A. Hemeg, Mouostafa A. Abdelgawwad and Hassan A. Abdel-Salam

May 2017

Pleurotus albidus: A new source of milk-clotting proteases

Researches have been done to discover new sources of microbial proteases with milk-clotting activity to replace the traditional rennet from calves. The aim of this study was to select a species of edible mushroom as milk-clotting enzymes producer using the submerged fermentation technology. From the six species evaluated, Pleurotus albidus was the one that expressed the highest value of coagulant ratio (21.60). The...

Author(s): Salomão Rocha Martim, Larissa Svetlana Cavalcanti Silva, Leilane Bentes de Souza, Edson Júnior do Carmo, Mircella Marialva Alecrim, Marne Carvalho de Vasconcellos, Ila Maria de Aguiar Oliveira and  Maria Francisca Simas Teixeira

May 2017

Phomopsis sp. as an endophyte of Turnera subulata L.: Isolation, identification and antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of their extracts

Turnera subulata L. is a plant that belongs to the Turneraceae family and is popularly known in Brazil as “Chanana”; it is used as an alternative medicine. Among all microorganisms, fungi are mostly associated with plants. The aim of this study is to isolate, identify and evaluate the antifungal and antioxidant activity of extracts of Phomopsis sp. isolated from T. subulata. From the leaf fragment obtained...

Author(s): Giancarlo de Brito Lyra Santos, Luiz Carlos Caetano, Ariana Rafaela da Silva Nascimento, Roberto Ramos Sobrinho, Ricardo Manoel dos Santos Silva, João Manoel da Silva, Tania Marta Carvalho dos Santos and Yamina Coentro Montaldo

May 2017

Antagonistic effect of lactobacilli isolated from camel (Camelus dromedarius) milk on food borne pathogens

Camel milk is a suitable substrate for the growth of protective bacterial flora. Detection of lactic acid bacteria producing antimicrobial substances from camel (Camelus dromedarius) milk in south Algeria against some food-borne pathogens is the subject of this work. Morphological, physiological and biochemical tests have identified four Lactobacillus isolates belonging to the following species: Lactobacillus fermentum,...

Author(s): Amira BENTOURA, Malek AMIALI, Mohammed Yehya El Amin AISSIOU and Arezki BITAM

May 2017

Helicobacter pylori cytotoxin-associated gene A protein among adult dyspeptic patients in South-western Nigeria

cagA gene, a marker for the cag pathogenicity island (CagPAI) and a virulent factor in Helicobacter pylori infection codes for 120 to 145 kDa protein that is associated with cytotoxin production and more severe clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether any correlation exists between H. pylori CagA protein and the endoscopic findings among dyspeptic patients from South-western, Nigeria and also to...

Author(s): Abiodun Tola Seriki, Stella Ifeanyi Smith, Adeyemi Isaac Adeleye, Muinah Adenike Fowora, Olufunmilayo Lesi, Charles Onyekwere, Dennis Ndububa, Olusegun Adekanle, Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo and Adegboyega Akere

May 2017

Phosphate solubilizing fungi isolated and characterized from Teff rhizosphere soil collected from North Showa zone, Ethiopia

Phosphorus is one of the major bio elements limiting agricultural production. About 95 to 99% phosphorus in agricultural soil is unavailable form for plant growth. Phosphate solubilizing microorganisms can increase soil phosphate availability. This study was aimed to identify and evaluate phosphate solubilizing fungi from Teff rhizosphere soil. Fungi were identified using lactophenol cotton blue staining confirmation...

Author(s): Birhanu Gizaw, Zerihun Tsegay, Genene Tefera, Endegena Aynalem, Misganaw Wassie and Endeshaw Abatneh