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: 27 May, 2015; 9(21)

May 2015

Logistic regression applied to the incidence of Aspergillus producer of mycotoxin in cocoa beans cultivated in the state of Rondônia, Brazil

The presence of fungi of the genus Aspergillus must be investigated because it is related to the diminishment of quality and consequently to the risk to health of consumers due to the possible production of mycotoxins. In this context, this study was performed with the aim to evaluate the presence of Aspergillus species in cocoa beans produced in the state of Rondônia, Brazil, as well as verify the toxigenic...

Author(s): Danieli Cristina Schabo, Luísa Freire, Camila Alvarenga Freire, Fabiana Reinis Franca Passamani, Marcelo Angelo Cirillo and Luís Roberto Batista

May 2015

Soil microbial, chemical properties and crop productivity as affected by organic manure application in popcorn (Zea mays L. var. everta)

Soil microbial population, dehydrogenase activity and chemical properties of soil under different doses of farmyard manure (FYM), leaf compost and vericopmpost were examined at the research farm of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India during 2008-09 and 2009-10. Results indicated the higher value of microbial population, dehydrogenase activity, organic carbon, available nitrogen (N),...

Author(s): B. P. Meena, Ashok Kumar, B. Lal, Nishant K. Sinha, Pankaj K. Tiwari, M. L. Dotaniya, N. K. Jat and V. D. Meena

May 2015

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) communities associated with cowpea in two ecological site conditions in Senegal

The objective of this study was to characterize the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal (AMF) communities colonizing the roots of Vigna unguiculata (L.) plants cultivated in two different sites in Senegal. Roots of cowpea plants and soil samples were collected from two fields (Ngothie and Diokoul) in the rural community of Dya (Senegal). Microscopic observations of the stained roots indicated a high colonization...

Author(s): Ibou Diop, Fatou Ndoye, Aboubacry Kane, Tatiana Krasova-Wade, Alessandra Pontiroli,  Francis A Do Rego, Kandioura Noba and Yves Prin

May 2015

Natural circulation of human enterovirus in Maputo city, Mozambique

The human enteroviruses (HEV) are responsible for a large diversity of infections affecting humans. Most infections are asymptomatic, but these viruses can cause a wide spectrum of diseases, including severe cases involving the central nervous system. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify human enteroviruses in natural circulation in children less than 15 years of age admitted at the Mavalane General...

Author(s): Diocreciano M. Bero, Nilsa de Deus, Eliane V. da Costa, Fernanda M. Burlandy, Ilesh V. Jani and Edson E. da Silva

May 2015

The effect of nano-TiO2 and plant extracts on microbial strains isolated from Theban ancient Egyptian royal tomb painting

Mural paintings in ancient Egyptian tombs in West Thebes have been suffering from several deterioration factors and symptoms such as variations of temperatures and relative humidity, salts efflorescence and crypto-florescence, crackling and bio-deterioration effects, which assimilate in insects, algae, actinomycetes, etc. Other causing factors are bacteria and fungi, which accelerate mechanical weathering, chemical...

Author(s): Rafat KHALAPHALLAH and Abdou A.O. D. El-DERBY

May 2015

The cultivation of microalgae Cyanobium sp. and Chlorella sp. in different culture media and stirring setting

Microalgae can serve as a source of biocompound with high nutritional and commercial potential, such as fatty acids, vitamins and pigments. The microalgae composition is influenced by the physical and chemical conditions of the culture medium and environment in which they are grown, and the composition can be manipulated to produce specific biomolecules. The lack of stirring or the employment of stirring inefficient in...

Author(s): Adriano Arruda Henrard, Gabriel Martins da Rosa, Luiza Moraes, Michele Greque de Morais and Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa

May 2015

Presence of pathogenic E. coli in ready-to-be-eaten salad food from vendors in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

This study was carried out to assess the distribution of E. coli O157:H7 in salad foods from restaurants and street food vendors within the Kumasi Metropolis from January to April, 2013. A detailed and well-structured questionnaire was first administered to 500 vendors with emphasis on knowledge of personal hygiene and salad food preparation. A total of 270 salad foods were aseptically sampled from vendors and...

Author(s): A. Abubakari,  ID. Amoah, G. Essiaw-Quayson, JA. Larbi, R. Seidu and R. C. Abaidoo