Journal of
Microbiology and Antimicrobials

  • Abbreviation: J. Microbiol. Antimicrob.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2308
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 147

Table of Content: June 2011; 3(6)

June 2011

Isolation and molecular characterization of UTI associated Serratia marcescens TW1 from urine specimens

  Among the 100 isolates, a bacterial strain TW1 was isolated from the urine tract specimens of infected women admitted at Government hospital, Namakkal District in Tamil Nadu, India, using caprylate thallious agar medium. The organism was characterized by all biochemical tests and showed similarity with Serratia marcescens. The genomic level confirmation done with 16s rDNA primer by submitting...

Author(s): Tariq A. L. and John Prabakaran J.

June 2011

Antibacterial influence of Omega diode laser exposure durations on Streptococcus mutans

  The oral cavity with plaque contained Streptococcus mutans and other bacteria considered to be the major aetiological agents of caries due to their presence in relatively high numbers in plaque, prior to the appearance of carious lesion and its ability to rapidly degrade carbohydrates and induce a tolerance to low level pH environments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the bactericidal effects...

Author(s): Mohamed Issa Ahmed, Ahmed Hassan Sabahalkheir, Yousif Hamoud Aldebasi and Eltigani Elshaikh Hassan

June 2011

Leishmania: Probable genetic hybrids between species in Sudanese isolates

  The horn of Africa bears the prunt of Leishmaniasis in the world where both Phlebotomus orientalis, the vector of Leishmania donovani and Phlebotomus papatasi, the vector ofLeishmania major, exist. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by L. donovani is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in east Africa. The populations of east Africa are very dynamic in continuous...

Author(s):   Hamad S. H., Ahmed M. Musa, Eltahir A. G. Khalil, Tamrat Abebe, Brima M. Younis, Mona E. E. Elthair, Ahmed M. EL-Hassan, Asrat Hailu and Aldert Bart

June 2011

Investigation on the safety and probiotic potentials of yoghurts sold in Owerri metropolis in Imo State Nigeria

  Investigation on the microbial safety and probiotic potentials of different yoghurt brands sold in Owerri, Imo State Nigeria, was carried out using standard microbiological procedures. Ten each, of five different brands of commercially available yoghurt packaged in plastic containers were purchased from the street vendors and shopping malls in Owerri metropolis. The mean total count of samples on Brain Heart...

Author(s): Oranusi S., Madu S. A., Braide W. and Oguoma O. I.

June 2011

Urinary tract infections at a Nigerian university hospital: Causes, patterns and antimicrobial susceptibility profile

  Treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is becoming difficult due to the increasing trend of antibiotics resistance and this may necessitate an up to date knowledge of resistance pattern. This study was therefore set up to ascertain bacterial resistance patterns from UTIs at a University hospital. The study was retrospective in nature. Data generated from urine cultures of patients at the University of...

Author(s): Jombo GTA, Emanghe UE, Amefule EN and Damen JG