African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5182

Table of Content: 7 October, 2017; 11(37)

October 2017

Effect of phosphorus fertilization on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the Bambara groundnut rhizosphere

Tropical soils are highly leached, abundantly clayey and strongly acid, resulting in low mineral availability and especially phosphorus (P). The plants of this region must establish symbiotic relationships enabling them to strengthen their hydromineral nutrition. The aim of this work was to study the effect of P fertilizer application on the diversity of arbuscular mycorhizal fungi (AMF) under the rhizosphere of three...

Author(s): Temegne Nono Carine, Wakem Germaine-Alice, Taffouo Victor Desiré, Mbogne Taboula Judith, Onguene Awana Nérée, Youmbi Emmanuel, and  Ntsomboh-Ntsefong Godswill,

October 2017

Distribution of Aspergillus and Fusarium ear rot causative fungi in soils under push-pull and maize monocropping system in Western Kenya

It is imperative to establish the distribution and density of soil fungal communities as a requisite for formulating strategies for management of ear rot infections and mycotoxin contamination. In a two seasons study, short (SR) and long rainy (LR) seasons, we investigated the distribution of Aspergillus and Fusarium fungi causing ear rots and producing mycotoxins from 120 soil samples collected from maize fields under...

Author(s): Maxwell J. Owuor, Charles A. O. Midega, Meshack Obonyo and Zeyaur R. Khan

October 2017

Morphophysiological and molecular characterization of wild yeast isolates from industrial ethanol process

Wild yeasts are commonly found during the fermentation process, displaying different survival and competition strategies that commonly enable their successful spread in the medium. Identifying these yeasts by biological and molecular monitoring, and knowing their traits is vital for the fermentation yield, and this can be done by simple methods such as differential mediaplating, growth rate evaluation and DNA...

Author(s): Nádia Cristina Viana, Cauré Portugal and Sandra Helena da Cruz

October 2017

Screening of rural scavenging birds for the presence of detectible protective Newcastle disease antibodies in some selected rural communities of Plateau State

A sero-prevalence study was conducted to determine the level of detectible protective antibody titre using the haemagglutination (HA) and haemagglutination inhibition (HI) tests. Serum samples were collected from four hundred and eighty seven unvaccinated rural scavenging chickens from five selected rural communities, including Du, Chaha, Chakarum, Chele and Ngo’hong in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau...

Author(s): Anthony N. Egbuji, John O. Ibu, Ismali A. Shittu, Echeonwu, G. O. N., Enura L. Uwanibe, Dauda Bwala, Joshine Kiagama, Evelyn Dung, Davou Nyam, Chinemerem Obene, Adamu Kwanga, Fatima Mukaila, Haruna Dagwong, Sati Lokason, Nicodemus Useh and Jude Rabo