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 October, 2015; 9(42)

October 2015

Efficacy of Acinetobacter baumannii bacteriophage cocktail on Acinetobacter baumannii growth

Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic pathogen which is a major cause of nosocomial infection. Bacteriophages are bacterial viruses that are used as alternative agents in the treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. In this research, our purpose was to investigate the efficacy of a cocktail of five bacteriophages. Ten (10) bacteriophage isolates were determined for the host range analysis and five...

Author(s): Thawatchai Kitti, Rapee Thummeepak, Udomluk Leungtongkam, Duangkamol Kunthalert, and Sutthirat Sitthisak

October 2015

Antibacterial and hemolytic activities of Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd) Poir. (Mimosoidea)

Mimosa tenuiflora is a shrub-sized plant native of the Northeast region of Brazil where it is popularly known as “jurema preta” and is widely used in folk medicine, especially the stem bark extract mixtures. Due to its high content of tannins and flavonoids, it is considered to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. The antimicrobial activity of the ethanolic extracts of M. tenuiflora (EEMt) was...

Author(s): Sônia Carmem de Morais Leite, Cássio Ilan Soares Medeiros, Paula Christianne Gomes Gouveia Souto Maia, Maria Iranilda Silva Magalhães, Francisco Orlando Rafael Freitas, Hilzeth de Luna Freire Pessôa, Tiago Bezerra de Sá Sousa Nogueira, Alanna Michely Batista de Morais, Vandezita Dantas de Medeiros Mazzaro, Vanessa Passos Brustein and Geraldo Gonçalves de Almeida Filho

October 2015

Efficacy of oregano oil as a biocide agent against pathogens in vitro, using lux reporter gene technology

This study aimed to determine the antimicrobial activity and strength of kill of Himalayan oregano oil (HOO) across a range of dilutions typically formulated for potential topical use in healthcare settings, using bioluminescent constructs of bacterial pathogens as real time biosensors for rapid bactericidal monitoring. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, previously...

Author(s): Nahla Omer ELtai, Vyvyan Salisbury and John Greenman