African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5189

Table of Content: October 2022; 16(10)

October 2022

The effect of organic soil amendments on stalk rot of maize caused by Fusarium verticillioides

The effect of 3 organic soil amendments viz., cassava peel (Manihot esculenta, Cranz), sawdust (Gmelina arborea, Roxb) and leaves of (Cedrela odorata, L) on the stalk rot of maize (Zea mays L.) caused by Fusarium verticillioides was investigated. Fourteen treatments made up of single or combined treatments with pathogenic or non-pathogenic inoculation of concentrations 3:1, 2:2 and 1:3 were added to 15.8 g sterilized...

Author(s): Abimbola Olajumoke, Alade Dorcas, Adegoke Moses, Odebode Adegboyega and Sobowale Ayodele

October 2022

Microbiology spectrum and antibiotic susceptibility of bacterial pathogen from ready-to-eat sliced pineapple and water melon

This study was conducted to examine microbiological quality and antibiotic susceptibility of bacterial pathogen of ready to eat sliced pineapple and water melon. Pineapples and water melon were purchased from three different vendors in Sango, University of Ibadan and Apete markets. Isolation and identification of pathogens were carried out using culture dependent method, morphological and biochemical characterization,...

Author(s): Ajao O., Nwose A. M., Olateru C. T., Onifade D. A.,  Abdulfatai A. I., Bolarinwa O. O. and Morakinyo Y. M.

October 2022

Regulation of the bE and bW genes in Sporisorium scitamineum using silver nanoparticles synthesized with Carissa spinarum extract

Sugarcane smut is caused by the fungus Sporisorium scitamineum. It is a disease of economic importance in the sugarcane industry because it can cause losses that can lead to total crop failure. Bio-synthesized silver nanoparticles have been found to possess antimicrobial properties, yet they have not been explored against S. scitamineum. Optimization of the mixtures using ultraviolet-visual spectroscopy (UV-Vis) showed...

Author(s): Bongani Z. Nkhabindze, Elijah M. Ateka, Diana M. Earnshaw and Harrison N. Wanyika

October 2022

Antifungal activity of essential oil-based formulations used in corn preservation in Burkina Faso

Fungi and their toxins have an impact on the hygienic standards and market value of corn (Zea Mayas L.) in Burkina Faso. Though effective, other pesticides have been shown to be harmful. This study aims to aid in the management of corn diseases by assessing the effectiveness of bio-fungicide formulations. In this study, the blotter method was used to assess the antifungal activity at doses of 0.5% (5 g/kg) and 1% (10...

Author(s): OUATTARA Lamoussa Paul, DINDANE Zakaria, SAWADOGO Ignace, SOALA W. Romain, ZIDA P. Elisabeth, KONATE Kiéssoun, ZONGO Cheickna, SAVADOGO Aly and NEBIE C. H. Roger