African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5232

Table of Content: 21 February, 2017 ; 11(7)

February 2017

Use of novel specific primers targeted to pheS and tuf gene for species and subspecies identification and differentiation of the Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Bacillus licheniformis

To clearly delimit the members of the Bacillus subtilis group (BSG), is difficult using common phenotypic and genotypic methods. This study described the use of pheS and tuf gene as targets for interspecies discrimination within the BSG, and also to develop specific PCR and SNP primers for species and subspecies identification and differentiation. The average sequence similarity values of the pheS and tuf gene among...

Author(s): Chien-Hsun Huang, Lina Huang, Mu-Tzu Chang and Chean-Pin Wu

February 2017

Multidrug resistant Campylobacter in faecal and carcasses of commercially produced poultry

Poultry meat and products are major transmission routes of human campylobacteriosis. The aim of this study was to determine the numbers and antibiogram profile of Campylobacter isolates from slaughtered broiler and layer birds. One hundred and sixty caecal and one hundred and thirty two carcasses were randomly sampled at the Kejetia poultry slaughter, isolated on charcoal-cefoperazone-deoxycholate agar (CCDA) and...

Author(s): Akosua B. Karikari, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Enoch H. Frimpong and Karen A. Krogfelt

February 2017

Co-existence of multiple B-lactamase traits among clinical isolates of Escherichia coli from rural part of Maharashtra, India

Acquisition of multidrug resistance and the spread of MDR among pathogenic microorganisms is a growing concern to world. Extended-spectrum -lactamases (ESBLs) strains of the Enterobacteriaceae; ESBL trait expressing Escherichia coli poses major threat and ESBL E. coli infections are increasingly reported from hospital settings as well as community settings with rising mortality and morbidity rates. The objective of...

Author(s): Archana A. Kharat, Kiran R. Kharat, Swati G. Chaudhari, Dilip G. Kadam and Arun S. Kharat

February 2017

Post-treatment of cachaca (Brazilian sugarcane spirit) with charcoal made from cane bagasse

The objective of this study was to ferment sugarcane juice using two types of yeast and evaluate the quality of the distillate after beverage filtration in a column filled with ground charcoal derived from cane bagasse. The experimental design was randomized block (split plots, 2 x 2) with three replicates. The primary treatment involved two types of yeast: CA-11 and baker’s yeast. Secondary treatment involved...

Author(s): Leonardo Lucas Madaleno, Anna Carolina de Oliveira Souza, Murilo Sugahara, Nádia Figueiredo de Paula, Luciana Maria Saran and Mariana Carina Frigieri

February 2017

Use of a combined cultural-molecular method for isolation and identification of Campylobacter from broiler chicken in Morocco

Campylobacters are very important foodborne pathogens that raise the interest of food processors, researchers, as well as consumers and all stakeholders. Their contaminations can result in life threatening disorders, potentially leading to chronic sequelae such as Reiter’s and Guillain-Barré syndromes or Crohn’s Disease. Poultry has been identified as the main and most common reservoirs for...

Author(s): Charrat Nadia, El Fahime Elmostafa and Filali-Maltouf Abdelkarim

February 2017

Prevalence of IgG and IgM antibodies to Chikungunya virus among outpatients with febrile illness attending University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

In Nigeria, there is paucity of information on the epidemiology of infections due to Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) especially among patients with febrile illness. Cases of febrile illness are usually associated with malaria and typhoid fever without considering the possibility of viral aetiology. This study was designed to determine the prevalence and identify other epidemiological parameters of CHIKV infections among...

Author(s): Akinola, M. T., EL-Yuguda, A. D., Bukbuk, D. N., and Baba, S. S.

February 2017

Aspergillus flavo furcatis: Aflatoxin test and milk-clotting protease production in submerged and solid state fermentation

Proteolytic enzymes are metabolites that can be produced by microbial sources and develop important functions in food industry as in cheese manufacturing. However, it is necessary to ensure the final product safety by testing toxins production by microorganisms. As a result of this, the aim of this study was to investigate the production of proteases by Aspergillus flavo furcatis DPUA 1608 in submerged and solid state...

Author(s): Mircella Marialva Alecrim, Salomão Rocha Martim, Bianca Cordeiro de Souza and Maria Francisca Simas Teixeira