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: 20 October, 2012; 6(40)

September 2013

Inhibitory effect of some plant extracts on clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus

Accumulating data have been dramatically increasing on multiple drug resistantStaphylococcus aureus isolates that are incriminated in nosocomial and community acquired infections causing high mortality and morbidity. Accordingly, 70 resistant isolates were collected from King Fahad General Hospital and National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in an attempt to find alternative antimicrobial substances from...

Author(s): Rajaa Milyani and Nahed Ashy

September 2013

STK1, a MAP kinase gene from Setosphaeria turcica, confers preferable tolerance to sodium salt stress

Setosphaeria turcica, a serious fungal plant pathogen that causes northern corn leaf blight, is a filamentous, heterothallic ascomycete. STK1 gene, cloned from S. turcica, encodes a mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) that is homologous to Hog1 inSaccharomyces cerevisiae and other MAP kinases related to osmoregulation in filamentous fungi. Its encoded protein, Stk1, contains all the conserved...

Author(s): Po Li,#, Shouqin Gu#, Shen Shen#, Jingao Dong, Min Wu, Meijuan Wang, Yang Yang, Changzhi Zhang, Yongshan Fan and Jianmin Han

September 2013

Analysis on adverse reactions caused annually by cases of antibiotic use in a hospital of China

This study aims to investigate adverse reactions caused by antibiotics, and promote clinically safe, effective and rational use of antibiotics. Data on antibiotic use were obtained from the First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical College of China from September 2009 to May 2010, summarized and statistical analyses were carried out respectively on antibiotic dosage, times of adverse reactions caused by...

Author(s): Wei Niu, Lian-yi Guo, Xu-peng Jin, Gui-jun Wang, Xuan Shi and Bao-hai Liu

September 2013

Prevalence of intestinal helminths in domestic goose (Anser domesticus) in Qingyuan, Guangdong Province, China

The prevalence of intestinal helminths in domestic geese (Anser domesticus) was investigated in Qingyuan city, Guangdong province, China between October 2010 and March 2011. A total of 330 intestine samples of adult geese from representative local markets in Qingyuan city were collected and examined for the presence of helminths using a helminthological approach. The worms were macroscopically examined, counted,...

Author(s): X. Q. Wang, R. Q. Lin, Y. Gao, T. Cheng, S. S. Zou, Y. He, G. Y. Li, Y. B. Weng and  X. Q. Zhu,

September 2013

Ultrasound assisted extraction for analysis of total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of medicinal plants

In the present study, Bupleurum chinense, Isatis indigotica Fort., Kadsura coccinea,Notopterygium incisum and Rhizoma Anemarrhenae were investigated for total phenolic contents (TPC) in water, ethanol and methanol solvent. The antioxidant activities of extracts were determined by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging activities (DPPH%) and reducing power (RP) assay....

Author(s): Xin-Hong Wang

September 2013

Effect of microencapsulation plus resistant starch on survival of Lactobacillus casei and Bifidobacterium bifidum in mayonnaise sauce

Two types of probiotics (Lactobacillus casei and Bifidobacterium bifidum) were added to mayonnaise sauce as either free cells or encapsulated with resistant starch. The survival of L. casei and B. bifidum was evaluated during the product storage for 30 days at 4°C. The viability of B. bifidum cells disappeared in the free state after 10 days; however, free L....

Author(s): Maryam Fahimdanesh, Nima Mohammadi, Hamed Ahari, Mohammad AliKhosravi Zanjani, Fariba Zamani Hargalani and Kasra Behrouznasab

September 2013

Effects of berberine on the proliferation and the protein expression of Bcl-2, Bax on human gastric carcinoma SGC-7901 cells

Berberine (BBR) is widely used to treat diarrhea and inflammation, and its antitumor activity has been vastly reported recently. However, its antitumor mechanism remained unclear. In the present study, the effects of Berberine on human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells in vitro and its mechanism were investigated. Cisplatin (DDP) was used as positive control. The inhibition of drugs on SGC-7901 was evaluated...

Author(s): Zhijun Zeng, Wei Wu, Dipeng Ou and Jingde Ruan

September 2013

Screening of natural extracts for their antibacterial activity against different enteric pathogens isolated from soil, water and rotten fruit samples

Different bacterial strains were isolated from soil, water and rotten fruit samples, and biochemically characterized as Shigella, Pseudomonas, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella andProteus. Unhygienic environment (for example, contaminated food, water and air) are the most common habitats of these pathogens. Mostly, all are involved in endemic breakouts causing urinary tract and gastro-intestinal...

Author(s): Shama Nazir and Zakia Latif