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 May, 2017; 11(18)

May 2017

Development and application of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using a soluble recombinant nucleoprotein for the detection of antibodies to avian influenza virus

Avian influenza (AI) causes significant impact on industrial poultry farming, besides infecting a variety of vertebrates. The detection of antibodies against viral antigens by serological methods is important for the epidemiology, control and prevention of AI because their high simplicity and speed for assaying a large number of samples. Obtaining antigenic preparations used for detection of anti-avian influenza virus...

Author(s): Mariana Monezi Borzi, Ketherson Rodrigues Silva, Maria de Fatima Silva Montassier, Filipe Santos Fernando, Maria de Lourdes Feres Tamanine, Romeu Moreira dos Santos, Elisabete Schirato de Oliveira, Viviane Casagrande Mariguela, Priscila Diniz Lopes, Dilmara Reischak, André Oliveira Mendonça, Renato Luis Luciano and Helio José Montassier

May 2017

Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase negative staphylococci isolated from humans in Nairobi, Kenya

Nosocomial infections due to multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus are an important health problem worldwide. Antimicrobial resistance prolongs the duration of hospitalization, thereby increasing the cost of patient care. For a long time, methicillin was considered as drug of choice for treatment of penicillin-resistant staphylococcal infections. Emergence of methicillin resistance reduced the available options for...

Author(s): Raphael Z. Sangeda, Sam Lifumo, Anne W. Muigai, Peter G. Waiyaki and Samuel Kariuki

May 2017

Phenotypic detection of extended spectrum beta-lactamase in multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli from clinical isolates in Niamey, Niger

Extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing Enterobacteriaceae is one of the main causes of antibiotic treatment failure in hospitals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of ESBL produced by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolated from various clinical samples (urine, stool, pus, blood culture) in the “Hôpital National de Niamey” and the “Hôpital National...

Author(s): Alio Mahamadou Fody, Laouali Boubou, Ali Moussa, Hadiza Ibrahim Bawa, Ali Konaté, Chaibou Yaou, Cheikna Zongo, Chaibou Salaou, Alhousseini Daouda, Ramatou Sidikou, Alfred S. Traoré and Nicolas Barro

May 2017

Serological detection of bacterial pathogens associated with rotted potato tubers

Studies were conducted in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Odisha, India in 2010-2011 on serological detection methods for identification of bacterial pathogens associated with rotted potato tubers. One hundred and two rotten potato tubers of KufriJyoti variety were collected from freshly harvested lot of All India Co-ordinated Potato Improvement...

Author(s): Biswal G. and Dhal N. K.

May 2017

Atypical manifestation in infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrier SCCmec IV and Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-producer in experimental sepsis model

Staphylococcus aureus is considered an infectious agent of great clinical importance, responsible for many different types of infection. Strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Panton-Valentine leukocidin producers, are considered more invasive, presenting clinical sequelae related to abscesses and infection in skin and soft tissues. The use of invasive techniques in hospital environment, such as...

Author(s): Giorgio Silva-Santana, Kátia C. Lenzi-Almeida, Vânia G. S. Lopes and Fábio Aguiar-Alves,