African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5173

Table of Content: October 2008; 2(10)

October 2008

Observations on lumpy skin disease in local Egyptian cows with emphasis on its impact on ovarian function

The present study monitored reproductive and health aspects of local cows in Egypt following natural infection with Lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV). The study was carried out on 640 mature Egyptian native cows reared at Lower Egypt. Cows were clinically examined and genital organs were scanned by ultrasonography and ovarian function was recorded. Blood samples were collected for virus isolation and propagation on calf...

Author(s): W. M. Ahmed and Kawther S. Zaher

October 2008

Antimicrobial activity of some herbal oils against common food-borne pathogens

In this study we screened ten herbal oils, which were purchased from the local market of Meerut region to study their role as inhibitors of food-borne pathogens. Of the ten essential oils, only cinnamon and clove oil exhibited a broad range of antimicrobial activity, followed by peppermint and Eucalyptus oil. Cinnamon oil exhibited the lowest minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 1.25% (v/v), followed by...

Author(s): Charu Gupta, Amar P. Garg , Ramesh C. Uniyal and Archana  Kumari

October 2008

Analgesic activity of three thyme species, Thymus satureioides, Thymus maroccanus and Thymus leptobotrys

In our previous work, we have demonstrated that Thymus broussonetii exerts a significant analgesic activity, which was more potent than the reference analgesic drug (acetyl salicylic acid; ASA). In this study, we examined the antinociceptive effect of three Moroccan Thyme species, i.e. Thymus satureioides, Thymus maroccanus and Thymus leptobotrys. The effect of aqueous, butanolic and...

Author(s): K. Elhabazi, A. Ouacherif, A. Laroubi, R. Aboufatima, A. Abbad, A. Benharref , A. Zyad, A. Chait and A. Dalal.

October 2008

Growth of Pleurotus tuberregium (Fr) Singer on some heavy metal-supplemented substrates

The effects of three heavy metals, that is, lead, zinc and copper, on the growth ofPleurotus tuberregium, was investigated. Lead carbonate, zinc carbonate and copper sulphate were added to the mushroom substrate at concentrations of 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 g/250 g of substrate. Two sets were prepared using spawn and sclerotia as inocula. On a mycelial density rating, ranging from 0 - 5, the spawn-inoculated treatment...

Author(s): A. O. Oghenekaro,  J. A  Okhuoya and   E. O  Akpaja

October 2008

Comparative assessment of the effect of crude extracts of Carica papaya and Terminalia cattapa, and a bacteriocin on vacuum-packed West African soft cheese (‘wara’)

This study evaluated the survival of Enterobacteriaceae, molds and yeasts in vacuum-packaged soft cheese treated independently with crude extracts of Carica papaya (Vcpc) and Terminalia cattapa (Vtcc), a bacteriocin (Vnc), and a combination of the three treatments (V+3). The cheese was then stored at 15 and 28°C, respectively, for three weeks. Enterobacteriacea were not detected in the Vcpc- and...

Author(s): Victoria O. Adetunji

October 2008

Prevalence and transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at the intensive care unit of Domat Al-Jandal Hospital, Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) often colonize the anterior nares. Nasal carriage thus remains the main source of bacterial dissemination. The prevalence and rate of acquisition of methicillin-resistantS. aureus in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Domat Al-Jandal Hospital were studied over one year in order to estimate the possible risk for those, who are initially...

Author(s): Omer Mohamed Khalil and Meshref Awad Al-Ruaily