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: 21 August, 2016; 10(31)

August 2016

Relationship between the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Enterococcus faecalis during the biofilm formation

One of the factors that make the treatment of Enterococcus faecalis infections difficult is their ability to form biofilm, as well as their natural and acquired resistance to antibiotics which does not have specific drugs for their inhibition. This fact makes essential the search for alternative treatments, as the use of probiotics strains of Lactobacillus rhamnosus has been effective in the treatment of some diseases....

Author(s): Felipe Esteban Matias Montecinos, Fanny Machado Jofre, Isabela Amêndola, Celia Regina Goncalves, Mariella Vieira Pereira Leao and Silvana Soleo Ferreira Dos Santos

August 2016

Relative efficiency and response of promiscuous soybean to rhizobia inoculant in Savanna region of Nigeria

Inoculation of promiscuous soybean with rhizobia has been proven to improve yield. Screenhouse pot experiments were conducted to assess the response of promiscuous soybean, TGx1448-2E to rhizobia inoculation and to determine the relative efficiency of indigenous rhizobia from soils collected from the Northern and Southern Guinea and Sudan Savanna agro-ecological zones of Nigeria. Soils were collected at 0 to 20 cm depth...

Author(s): Fatima Jibrin Abubakar and Ado Adamu Yusuf

August 2016

Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in children and their mothers using some non-invasive techniques

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is an important global public health concern. It infects approximately one half of the world’s population. Considering the broad spectrum of available H. pylori diagnostic methods and since a reliable diagnosis is mandatory both before and after eradication therapy; thus it is crucial to study the different methods to be able to select the highly accurate laboratory tests that could...

Author(s): Osama Nasr El Din Mohamed, Mahmoud Mohamed El Zalabany, Amani Farouk Abaza and Marwa Ali El Kady

August 2016

Bioprospecting and plant growth-promoting bacteria tolerant to salinity associated with Atriplex nummularia L. in saline soils

This study aimed to bioprospect and select halotolerantes bacteria and promoting plant growth associated with the plant Atriplex nummularia L. in saline soils. For bioprospecting of bacteria, samples were collected in five niches and two field experiments located in Serra Talhada and Ibimirim, Pernambuco, Brazil. After collecting the material it was performed the isolation and selection of bacteria based on plant growth...

Author(s): Flaviana Gonçalves da Silva, Isaneli Batista dos Santos, Adjailton José de Sousa, Andreza Raquel Barbosa Farias, Williane Patrícia da Silva Diniz, Júlia Kuklilinsky Sobral and Maria Betânia Galvão dos Santos Freire

August 2016

Morphogenesis of edible gall in Zizania latifolia (Griseb.) Turcz. ex Stapf due to Ustilago esculenta Henn. infection in India

The Zizania latifolia Griseb. Turcz. ex Stapf., a perennial wetland wild rice species get infected by a basidiomycetous fungus Ustilago esculenta Henn that produces gall. Here we report the morphogenesis behaviour of this plant during gall transformation. The identity of Z. latifolia and U. esculenta were confirmed by comparing microsatellite and Internal Transcribed Spacer region of nuclear ribosomal DNA sequence with...

Author(s): Swapan Kumar SINHA, Alak Chandra DEKA and Raju BHARALEE

August 2016

In vitro antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus (lemon grass) on Streptococcus mutans biofilm

The present study aimed to investigate the effect of essential oil of lemon grass (LGO) on Streptococcus mutans biofilm developed in hydroxyapatite discs surface. Initially, the susceptibility of S. mutans to the LGO through the inhibition zone test in planktonic suspension and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was investigated. To evaluate the effect of the essential oil in biofilms, hydroxyapatite discs were used...

Author(s): Camilla Bringel Rêgo, Andreia Menezes Silva, Letícia Machado Gonçalves and Marco Aurélio Benini Paschoal

August 2016

Antimicrobial activity of extracts from Crotalaria bernieri Baill. (Fabaceae)

This work was designed to study the antimicrobial activity of Crotalaria bernieri Baill. (Fabaceae). Extracts from leaf, root, pod and seed using hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol were tested in vitro for their activity against 17 bacteria, 5 fungi (3 yeasts and 2 molds) using disc diffusion and micro dilution methods. At the concentration of 1 mg/disc, all the extracts exhibited antimicrobial activity depending on the...

Author(s): Herizo Lalaina Andriamampianina, Danielle Aurore Doll Rakoto, Thomas Petit, Heriniaina Ramanankierana, Hanitra Ranjana Randrianarivo and Victor Louis Jeannoda

August 2016

Role of probiotics in prevention of hospital acquired pneumonia in Egyptian children admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Mansoura University Children’s Hospital

The objective of the study is to evaluate the effect of probiotics to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The study is a double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled study. Patients were evenly and randomly assigned in two groups. The first group was 50 randomly selected patients who formed the placebo group, while the second group was 70 patients selected randomly to form...

Author(s): Niveen El-Wakeel, Angi El-Wakeel, Mohamed El-Assmy, Ghada Barakat and Wafaa Soliman