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 December 2015; 9(50)

December 2015

Trichoderma: A scientific approach against soil borne pathogens

The members of the genus Trichoderma are widely used as bioagent for the control of phytopathogenic fungi in agriculture sectors. The members of this genus are reproducing asexually by the formation of cyanide and chlamydospore, in wild habitats they reproduce by formation of ascospores. Trichoderma species are well known for the production of cell wall degrading enzymes (CWDEs). These CWDEs, play a major role in...

Author(s): Mukesh Srivastava, Mohammad Shahid, Sonika Pandey,  Vipul Kumar, Anuradha Singh, Shubha Trivedi, Y. K. Srivastava and Shivram

December 2015

Antimicrobial activity of Taverniera Abyssinica A. Rich against human pathogenic bacteria and fungi

Medicinal plants represent a rich source of antimicrobial agents. Even though hundreds of plant species have been tested for antimicrobial activities, the enormous mass of them have not been adequately evaluated. Taverniera abyssinica A. Rich is a widely used Ethiopian endemic medicinal plant commonly known under the local name of “Dingetegna”. Medicinal plant preparations are generally very popular in...

Author(s): Gemechu Ameya Buli, Abdella Gure and Engda Dessalegn

December 2015

Aflatoxin B1 in commercial granolas

The aim of this study was to measure aflatoxin B1 in granola sold in stores in the city of Teresina, Piauí. Sixty samples of granola sold in four supermarkets were used. The mycological evaluation was carried out immediately, and then the samples were stored at -4°C, for later analysis of aflatoxin B1. Thirty-one strains of Aspergillus flavus were isolated. Two strains demonstrated capacity for...

Author(s): Marta Rejane Ribeiro dos SANTOS, Francisco das Chagas CARDOSO FILHO, Rodrigo Maciel CALVET, Rayllander Ribeiro ANDRADE, Rosana Martins Carneiro PIRES, Maria Marlúcia Gomes PEREIRA, Amilton Paulo Raposo COSTA and Maria Christina Sanches MURATORI