Journal of
Microbiology and Antimicrobials

  • Abbreviation: J. Microbiol. Antimicrob.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2308
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 166

Full Length Research Paper

Phytochemical and antibacterial investigations of moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaf extract on selected bacterial pathogens

Abubakar Idris
  • Abubakar Idris
  • School of Applied and Natural Science, Microbiology Unit, Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria.
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Usman Abubakar
  • Usman Abubakar
  • School of Physical Science, Department of Statistics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 09 January 2016
  •  Accepted: 11 May 2016
  •  Published: 31 July 2016


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