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: 16 September, 2015; 9(37)

September 2015

Immunity towards tuberculosis infection: A review

Immune response represents the initial arm of host defense against Koch’s bacillus. This review describes and discusses current knowledge of the host’s immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. To improve the diagnosis of tuberculosis, more rapid diagnostic techniques have been investigated in recent years, such as mediators, receptors and activators of immunity, gamma-interferon, tumor...

Author(s): Martínez-Romero Aurora, Ortega-Sánchez José Luis, Urtiz-Estrada Norma, Calleros-Rincón Esperanza Yasmín, Pérez-Morales Rebeca and Alba- Romero José de Jesús

September 2015

Drug resistance pattern of Salmonella and Shigella species isolated from selected hospitals in Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria

This work was designed to assess the status of Salmonella and Shigella infections in Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria with a view to making informed statements that may guide policy makers and public health experts in the containment efforts against these infections. Salmonella and Shigella species isolated from human faecal samples were examined for resistance to some antibiotic agents using disc diffusion methods. Drug...

Author(s): Helen Ojomachenwu Ocean, Emmanuel Aniebonam Eze, Chibuzor Nwadibe Eze and Matthew Chekwube Enebe

September 2015

Rhizobium tropici exopolysaccharides as carriers improve the symbiosis of cowpea-Bradyrhizobium-Paenibacillus

Exopolysaccharides (EPS) may represent a viable inoculant carrier to replace peat and reduce production costs. In addition, the use of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), as Paenibacillus, in association with rhizobia represents a new technology that can improve the biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and crop productivity. Thus, the present research aimed to characterize the EPS that are produced by R. tropici and...

Author(s): Artenisa Cerqueira Rodrigues, Claire Tondo Vendruscolo, Angelita da Silveira Moreira, Maria Vanilda Santos Santana, José de Paula Oliveira, Aurenivia Bonifacio and Márcia do Vale Barreto Figueiredo