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: 28 October, 2016; 10(40)

October 2016

Anti-biofilm activity of ibuprofen and diclofenac against some biofilm producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae uropathogens

Ibuprofen (IBU) and Diclofenac (DIC) are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which have shown to have broad antimicrobial activity and limit biofilm formation. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of IBU and DIC against biofilm formation strong strains Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs). Additionally some virulence factors, antibiotic resistance, ESBL...

Author(s): Rosa Baldiris, Victor Teherán, Ricardo Vivas-Reyes, Alfredo Montes and Octavio Arzuza

October 2016

Pneumonia in Algerian Ouled Djellal sheep: Bacteriological study and macroscopic aspect of lung lesions

Respiratory diseases in sheep are a multifactorial etiology syndrome, causing great economic losses. This study was carried out with the aim of establishing a bacteriological diagnosis of respiratory diseases in sheep, on the basis of lungs with macroscopic lesions taken from sheep slaughtered at the Blida abattoir. A total of 150 samples (swabs and lung parenchyma) from 75 Ouled Djellal sheep, aged six to twelve months...

Author(s): Kamel Akloul and Mohammed Nabil Menoueri

October 2016

External ocular bacterial infections among Sudanese children at Khartoum State, Sudan

Ocular infections are widespread and they exert heavy burden on eye health. Virtually, any eye component can be infected by a diversity of bacteria. The present study was performed to determine the prevalence of external ocular bacterial infections and to find out antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacterial isolates at eye care hospitals in Khartoum, Sudan. Two hundred and four corneal scrape and drained pus...

Author(s): Mazin O. Mohager, Lemya A. Kaddam and Samah O. Mohager

October 2016

Microbiological and molecular characterization of environmental mycobacterium strains isolated from the Buruli ulcer endemic and non-endemic zones in Côte d’Ivoire

Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU), the causative agent of Buruli ulcer (BU), skin disease, is considered to be an environmental pathogen. The pathogenic virulence of MU is being linked to the expression of toxin called Mycolactone. Genetic analyses have shown the high diversity with variable number tandem repeats (VNTR) and mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units (MIRU) in M. ulcerans and in mycolactone producing...

Author(s): Sabine N. Vakou, Julien Coulibaly-Kalpy, Solange E. Kakou-Ngazoa, N`guetta Aka, N`golo D. Coulibaly, Mireille Dosso  and Allico J. Djaman,

October 2016

Efficacy of biocontrol agents in the management of head rot of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Head rot of cabbage caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum leads to rotting of fully matured cabbage heads in the field. In the present study the antagonistic effects of twenty Bacillus isolates was tested against S. sclerotiorum in vitro. Eight effective Bacillus isolates obtained from studies in vitro, commercial formulations of Trichoderma viride isolate TV-1 and Pseudomonas fluoroscens isolate Pf-1along with a fungicide...

Author(s): Kamesh Krishnamoorthy K., Sankaralingam A. and Nakkeeran S.

October 2016

Effect of gamma irradiation (Co60) in the control of Campylobacter sp. in chilled chicken (Gallus gallus) heart

The present study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of the irradiation process in the control of Campylobacter spp. in chilled chicken heart samples, since this microorganism is related to the contamination of meat and chicken giblets and is responsible for enteritis in humans. The methodology and standards recommended by RDC no. 12 (Brazil, 2001) were applied for the bacteriological analyses. The chilled chicken heart...

Author(s): Marta Maria Braga Baptista Soares Xavier, Robson Maia Franco, Ana Beatriz Monteiro Fonseca, Edgar Francisco Oliveira de Jesus, Mauro Carlos Lopes Souza, Sheila da Silva Duque, Wagner Thadeu Cardoso Esteves

October 2016

Soil enzyme activities and soil microbe population as influenced by long-term fertilizer management during the barley growth in Hunan Province, China

The effects of long-term fertilizer management on soil enzyme activities and soil microbe population under double-cropping paddy fields in southern China was studied. The purpose of this study was to explore the changes of soil enzyme activities and soil microbe population as related to mineral fertilizer and manure and rice residue based on a long-term field experiment. The experiment was initiated in 1986 and...

Author(s): Haiming Tang, Xiaoping Xiao, Jimin Sun , Lijun Guo, Ke Wang, Weiyan Li and Wenguang Tang