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: 17 June, 2015; 9(24)

June 2015

Comparative biodegradation studies of cow dung modified epoxy with epoxy using an indigenously developed bacterial consortium

Thermoplastic-based polymers and their blends are recalcitrant in nature. Based on their extensive use, huge amount of polymeric waste is being produced annually, which impart serious threat on the natural ecosystem. Considering this scenario, it is needed to take some immediate actions to keep the ecosystem dynamic and secure. Therefore, this study was carried out in order to evaluate an indigenously developed...

Author(s): Shikha Raghuwanshi, Harshita Negi, Tithi Aggarwal, MGH Zaidi and Reeta Goel

June 2015

Optimization of conditions for generation of antimicrobial peptides from milk proteins by Lactobacillus spp.

The batch growth conditions for the generation of antimicrobial peptides from skim milk were optimized by using Lactobacillus spp. Proteolysis being important factor for peptide production, 4 Lactobacillus strains were screened for proteolytic activity, two strains each from Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii. L. acidophilus NCDC 14 and L. delbrueckii NCDC 09 with higher activity were selected to...

Author(s): Seema Rana and Rajesh Bajaj

June 2015

Polyhydroxybutyrate production by Spirulina sp. LEB 18 grown under different nutrient concentrations

In response to the environmental problems caused by plastics of petrochemical origin, a reduction in the use of these materials and their replacement by biodegradable polymers have been sought. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), a biopolymer of biological origin that belongs to the polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), is similar to polypropylene in terms of its mechanical properties, thermodegradability and melting temperature....

Author(s): Vanessa Costa Coelho, Cleber Klasener da Silva, Ana Luiza Terra, Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa and Michele Greque de Morais

June 2015

A simple nested polymerase chain reaction for differential identification of uspI and uspII genes encoding uropathogenic specific protein of uropathogenic Escherichia coli

The gene encoding a protein which was designated as uropathogenic specific protein was identified on pathogenicity island of uropathogenic Escherichia coli.  The usp gene is mainly classified into two types (uspI and uspII) depending on the difference in DNA sequence at the 3’ region. A simple nested polymerase chain reaction assay was applied to differentiate uspI and uspII.  The results indicate the...

Author(s): Zaw Lin, Yun Mei Lai and Myo Thura Zaw

June 2015

Expression of peptide nanoparticles containing a porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus epitope in plants

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome is one of the most devastating diseases affecting the pig industry. The licensed vaccines available present several shortcomings and consequently many groups around the world are actively working towards developing an efficacious vaccine. In this work, we have fused the epitope B of the GP5 protein from the PRRRS virus to peptide nanoparticles and expressed the construct in...

Author(s): Laura Uribe-Campero, Héctor G. Núñez-Palenius and Miguel A. Gómez-Lim

June 2015

Isolation and identification of tick borne bacterial pathogens in Turkey and Iraq

The aim of this study was to detect the pathogenic bacteria from hard ticks collected from animals and soil in Turkey and Iraq. For this, 195 adult hard ticks were identified according to the taxonomic keys. A total of 195 hard ticks were identified by as 149 Hyalomma spp. and 46 Rhipicephalus spp. The diagnosis of tick borne pathogens was made by microbiological techniques. One hundred sixty four (164) bacteria were...

Author(s): Ekrem Kirecci, Wasan Mohammed Salih, MetinTansu Uğuz, Bawar Abdullah Mohammed, Omer Ali Namıq and Rızgar Mahmood Kareem

June 2015

Inoculation of Bradyrhizobium with cellular additives and micronutrients in soybean seeds cultivated in Oxisol under no-tillage system

In the bid to get increased yield of soybean, several studies on biological fixation of nitrogen have been done in order to enhance the results of this technology with cellular additives and micronutrients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of inoculant (Bradyrhizobium japonicum SEMIA and 5019) associated with cellular additives, cobalt and molybdenum (Fertiactyl® leg) in soybeans seeds in Oxisol...

Author(s): Leandro Rampim, Maria Do Carmo Lana, Paulo Ricardo Lima, Jean Sérgio Rosset, Jeferson Klein, Alfredo Richart, Vandeir Francisco Guimarães, Marcos Vinícius Mansano Sarto, Jucenei Fernando Frandoloso, Danielle Mattei, Paulo Vitor Dal Molin, Jessica Koppo, Paulo Sergio Diel and Aline Kelly Pomini de Souza