African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5165

Table of Content: 7 October, 2016; 10(37)

October 2016

Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of Salmonella species from ready-to-eat foods from catering establishments in Jigjiga City, Ethiopia

Food-borne pathogens are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Changes in eating habits, mass catering, unsafe food storage conditions and poor hygiene practices are major contributing factors to food associated illnesses. In Ethiopia, the widespread habit of ready-to-eat food consumption is potential cause of food borne illnesses. The present study aimed at investigating the prevalence...

Author(s): Tesfaye Wolde, Melese Abate, Henok Sileshi and Yohannis Mekonnen

October 2016

Production and characteristics of bioflocculant TPT-1 from a consortium of Bacillus pumilus JX860616 and Alcaligenes faecalis HCB2

The combination of microorganisms in consortia enhances high bioflocculant yields. The study aimed at producing and characterising bioflocculant from Bacillus pumilus JX860616 and Alcaligenes faecalis HCB2. Bioflocculant TPT-1 was obtained through ethanol extraction after optimum conditions were established. The characteristics of the bioflocculant TPT-1 were obtained by scanning electron microscope equipped with...

Author(s): Tsolanku Sidney Maliehe, Nelson Tlou Selepe, Golden Ntombela,  Jean Simonis, Albertus Kotze Basson, Siyanda Ngema, Petunia Samukelisiwe Xaba and Fanelesibonge Mpanza

October 2016

Occurrence and susceptibility patterns of Campylobacter isolated from environmental water sources

Environmental waters are established sources of Campylobacter infections in humans. The aim of this study was to assess the distribution and susceptibility profiles of Campylobacter species isolated from irrigation and domestic water sources in Ghana. Samples were pre-enriched with CCDA broth and isolated on mCCDA agar. Isolates were confirmed on API CAMPY kit and with the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method to determine...

Author(s): Akosua B. Karikari, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Enoch H. Frimpong and Karen A. Krogfelt

October 2016

Fungi toxic efficiency of some plant volatile essential oils against plant pathogenic fungi

Plant essential oils have the potential to replace the synthetic fungicides in the management of different fungal diseases. Four different essential oils of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), citronella (Cymbopogon citrate), karanj (Pongamia pinnata) and neem (Azadirachta indica) were selected because of their high inhibitory activities against ten phytopathogenic fungi. The antifungal screening for all the four Eos...

Author(s): Shaon Kumar Das, Aniruddha Roy and Harikamal Barman

October 2016

Bacteria associated with sugarcane in Northeastern Brazil

Sugarcane has a high demand in nitrogen, increasing costs and causing damages to the environment. It is necessary to find alternatives to reduce nitrogen fertilizers use. Diazotrophic bacteria have capacity to promote growth in grass with potential to fix N2 and solubilize inorganic phosphate. This study aimed to evaluate bacterial community associated with different sugarcane varieties in Northeastern Brazil, select...

Author(s): Michelangelo de Oliveira Silva, Fernando José Freire, Júlia Kuklinsky-Sobral, Emídio Cantídio Almeida de Oliveira, Maria Betânia Galvão dos Santos Freire and Valéria Xavier de Oliveira Apolinário