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 February 2016; 10(7)

February 2016

Sociodemographic, microbial and phylogentic studies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cases diagnosed in El-Minia governorate, Egypt

Egypt is considered one of the high-burden countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean region. This study determined the sociodemographic, microbial and phylogentic characteristics for Mycobacterium tuberculosis cases diagnosed in El-Minia governorate in upper Egypt. Fifty clinical samples were collected (male-to-female sex ratio 1.5 and 50% within the 21- to 40-years old) with complete history of patients; samples...

Author(s): Fatma Y. Ahmad, Rehab M. Abd El-Baky, Gamal F. M. Gad and Youssef A. Soliman

February 2016

Seropositivity and risk factors for Brucella in dairy cows in Asella and Bishoftu towns, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted in Asella and Bishoftu towns of Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia to determine seropositivity and associated risk factors exposing dairy cattle to brucellosis from December, 2013 to March, 2014. A total of 570 dairy cattle from 35 herds were purposely selected for inclusion in the study based on abortion history. From 35 farms studied, 80, 55.56 and 100% of the farm owners in small,...

Author(s): Minda Asfaw Geresu, Gobena Ameni, Tesfu kassa, Getachew Tuli, Angella Arenas and Gezahegne Mamo Kassa

February 2016

Correlation between biliary bacteriology and types of gallstones in uncomplicated symptomatic cholelithiasis

The aim of this study was to identify the microflora in the gallbladder of patients undergoing cholecystectomy for different types of gallstones and the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the isolates. Between January 2005 and December 2008, 136 samples of bile [cholesterol stones (CS)] and 175 pigment stones (PS) were collected from 213 women and 98 men, who were between 18-95 years (median age: 52.5±12.0) by...

Author(s): Ismet Ozaydin, Cigdem Ozaydin, Selda Acar and Abdulkadir Iskender

February 2016

Anti-candida and anti-enzyme activity and cytotoxicity of 2-phenyl-4H-chromen-4-one

This study determined the fungicidal concentration (MFC), anti-enzymatic (production of proteinases and phospholipase), and cytotoxic activities of 2-phenyl-4H-chromen-4-one against different strains of Candida sp. The results were: MIC> 62.5 µg\ml and MFC>250 µg\ml for C. albicans; MIC/MFC = 31.25 µg\ml for C. parapsilosis; MIC/MFC= 62.5 µg/ml for C. famata; MIC/CFM =125 µg\ml for C....

Author(s): Simone Gomes Dias de Oliveira, Rafael Guerra Lund, Rodrigo Varella de Carvalho, Claudio Martin Pereira de Pereira and Evandro Piva

February 2016

Microorganisms associated with African star apple (Chrysophylum albidum) and their hydrolases

Microorganisms associated with African star apple (Chrysophylum albidum Linn), their quality characteristics and hydrolases were investigated. The bacteria species were Bacillus cereus, B. polymyxa, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, while the fungi species were Aspergillus flavus, A. fumigatus, A. niger, A. repens, Fusarium sp., Mucor mucedo, Trichoderma viride and...

Author(s): Arotupin, D. J., Awojobi, K. O., Owolabi, T. R. and Eze, C.

February 2016

Antibiogram of bacterial isolates and fungi associated with some creams and lotions sold in Zaria, Nigeria

Skin moisturizing creams and lotions are external preparations that contain special additives that could serve as nutrients for microorganisms; it is possible that such products may get contaminated and serves as vehicles for pathogen transfer. Eight cosmetic products, consisting of 4 body creams and 4 lotions were randomly purchased from the local markets within Zaria and analyzed for their microbiological quality....

Author(s): Maryam Aminu and Osazuwa Christopher