African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Table of Content: 14 March, 2017; 11(10)

March 2017

Degradation of diesel-oil by a newly isolated Kocuria sediminis DDK6

A bacterial strain named DDK6 was isolated from diesel-contaminated soil from a petrol station in Al-Hofuf city, after enrichment on diesel oil. The strain DDK6 formed a reddish-pink colony with a 2 to 3 mm diameter after two days of incubation at 30°C. Cells were Gram-positive coccoid and formed no endospores. Phenotypic identification by the automated bacterial system, Vitek compact II, identified the DDK6 as...

Author(s): Ashraf Y. Z. Khalifa

March 2017

Probiotic profiling of Leuconostoc species isolated from a traditional fermented cassava product

The various properties of lactic acid bacteria have made them good auxiliary in the manufacturing process in agro food industries and farms. They are widely used as probiotics which can be defined as living microorganisms that have beneficial effects on human health probiotics could replace antibiotic growth promoters in livestock without creating new threats such as that observed with antibiotics. Before their use as...

Author(s): Coulibaly Kougoman Emmanuel, Coulibaly Kalpy-Julien, Thierry Lessoy, Akpa Esso Eric, Goualié Glossi Bernadette, Niamké Sébastien Lamine and Dosso Mireille

March 2017

Characteristics of cellulase in cellulose-degrading bacterium strain Clostridium straminisolvens (CSK1)

Microbial degradation of biomass was considered as a clean and highly efficient approach to produce bioenergy, as it could mitigate the urgent demand for limited petroleum and natural gas. A thermophilic microbial consortium (MC1) was proved a high efficiency cellulose-degrading bacterial community in previous studies. A novel anaerobic, thermophilic, and cellulolytic bacterium (strain CSK1) was isolated from MC1. The...

Author(s): Jungang Wang, Binbin Hua, Xiaofen Wang and Zongjun Cui

March 2017

Use of clinical clue to diagnose anaerobic oral and maxillofacial infections among patients at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Increase in life threatening oral facial infection despite the use of antimicrobial among patients attending muhimbili national Hospital, Tanzania has made it imperative to investigate bacteria causing infections. However, comprehensive anaerobic bacteriology of clinical specimens is expensive and time consuming procedure. This study aim therefore at providing information on the use of clinical clue, to diagnose...

Author(s): Sima E. Rugarabamu, Elison M. Simon and Mecky I. Matee