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 September, 2013; 7(39)

September 2013

Review on bioactive potential of marine microbes

  There is a need for new drugs especially novel antibiotics, anticancer compound, antibiotic against multi drug-resistant bacteria. The discovery and development of new drugs from marine microbes played a significant role over the last few decades. The world oceans comprise a rich diversity of microbial life with current estimates reaching over a million different species. Marine microbes are important from...

Author(s):   V. Vasanthabharathi and S. Jayalakshmi

September 2013

Siderophore mediated antagonism of fluorescent Pseudomonads against soil borne plant pathogenic fungi in West Bengal, India

  The rhizobacterial isolates from different agro ecological region of West Bengal, used in this study, were identified as fluorescent pseudomonads based on biochemical and molecular characterization. Six effective antagonist isolates were selected for further studies of secondary metabolite (siderophore) production with respect to bacterial growth at different time intervals (6 to 96 h), the nature of...

Author(s):   A. Adhikari,#, K. Sarker,#, M. De Roy, I. Bhattacharya, T. Mandal, P. K. Dasmohapatra and S. Dutta     #Authors contributed equally to this work.

September 2013

Validation of the acaricidal properties of materials used in ethno-veterinary control of cattle ticks

  Ticks are vectors of tick-borne diseases, cause teat damage and tick-worry. They are commonly controlled using conventional acaricides, which are expensive to the resource-limited farmers, making them to resort to alternative tick control materials. The objective of this study was to validate the acaricidal properties of various ethno-veterinary materials used by rural farmers in the Eastern Cape Province of...

Author(s):   Busani Moyo and Patrick Julius Masika

September 2013

Effect of different ferric fertilizers on planting Morchella conica fruiting yields and analyses of the microflora and bioactivities of its grown soil

  The aims of this study were to determine whether six ferric fertilizers influence the development of fruit bodies of Morchella conica identified by analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS), its grown soil microflora and enzymatic activities. We successfully cultivated one kind of Morchella in the wheat planting field, its partial ITS rDNA in the present study was...

Author(s):   Xue Li, Zizhu Chen, Chenchen Peng, Yu Han, Jianguang Xu and Zhangfu Long

September 2013

Analysis of an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae by the DiversiLab system and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis

The aim of this study was to analyse the reason that five patients associated with bloodstream infections by K. pneumoniae in a surgical ward using Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) and the repetitive-sequence-based PCR (rep-PCR) employing the DiversiLab system. In July 2010, eight isolates were collected from the same surgical ward of a hospital, and the specimens from sputum, blood and abdominal...

Author(s): Jing Li, Zhi Dong Hu and Cui E. He

September 2013

Towards efficient crude oil degradation by Pseudomonas sp. strain-O2: Application of Plackett-Burman design for evaluation of cultivation conditions

  Towards an efficient crude oil bioremediation, optimization study of crude oil degradation by Pseudomonas sp. strain-O2 was done. Preliminary experiments of crude oil degradation revealed that peptone was the optimal nitrogen source recording 73.3% removal of crude oil, in the presence of 0.5 g/L of yeast extract. The increase of phosphate ratio to 2.5 led to 80.1% removal of crude oil. ...

Author(s):   Mahmoud M. Berekaa

September 2013

Real time polymerase chain reaction for identification of Candida species isolated from blood stream infections in non-neutropenic cancer patients

  This work aimed at identifying Candida species isolated from blood stream infection in non-neutropenic cancer patients by conventional and molecular methods. Out of 200 blood samples from cancer patients with blood stream infection, 89 were positive forCandida which were identified using chromogenic medium (CHROMagar Candida), and real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays...

Author(s):   Rasha A. Alm El-Din, Hanan El-Bassat, Mohamed El-Bedewy and Mohamed A. Alm El-Din