African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5045

Table of Content: March 2008; 2(3)

March 2008

Effectiveness of trisodium phosphate, lactic acid, and acetic acid in reduction of E .coli and microbial load on chicken surfaces

Procedures for dipping of chicken carcasses in trisodium phosphate (TSP), lactic acid (LA) and acetic acid (AA) were evaluated to determine their effectiveness for reducing E. coli NCTC 10538 and aerobic total counts on the chicken meat surfaces.  Chicken portions were dipped in a suspension of E. coli (7 log CFU/ml) for 20 s and kept for 90 min to allow E. coli to get attached to...

Author(s): F. M.  Bin Jasass

March 2008

Influence of torch infections in first trimester miscarriage in the Malabar region of Kerala

To correlate the prevalence of TORCH (Toxoplasma gondii, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes simplex) infections with incidence of abortion in pregnant women in the Malabar area of Kerala, in order to establish basic knowledge for future pregnancy care. Patients attending the Institute of Maternity and Child Health, Calicut Medical College, Kerala were subjected for the study. Seventy one miscarriage...

Author(s): Denoj Sebastian, K. F. Zuhara and K. Sekaran

March 2008

Phytochemical and antibacterial screening of Anogeissus leiocarpus against some microorganisms associated with infectious wounds

Ethanolic extracts of the leaf, stem and root bark and the combination of the three parts of Anogeissus leiocarpus were investigated for in vitro antibacterial activity against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli andPseudomonas aeruginosa using agar diffusion techniques. The extracts of the plant parts showed higher antibacterial...

Author(s): A. Mann, Y. Yahaya, A. Banso and G. O. Ajayi

March 2008

Effect of oil-pulling on dental caries causing bacteria

The effect of oil-pulling on the reduction of total count of bacteria was determined. There was a remarkable reduction in the total count of bacteria. The process of oil-pulling reduced the susceptibility of a host to dental caries. The in-vitro antibacterial activity of sesame oil against dental caries causing bacteria was determined. Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus were...

Author(s): T. Durai Anand, C. Pothiraj, R. M. Gopinath and B. Kayalvizhi