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 September, 2018; 12(36)

September 2018

Optimization of culture conditions for Paecilomyces lilacinus (Thom) Samson M-14

Paecilomyces lilacinus is known as an effective parasite on nematodes which cause diseases to plants. P. lilacinus shows potential as a biocontrol agent against plant parasitic nematodes. The objective of this study is to optimize culture methods including nutritional requirements and environmental factors. The optimized culture conditions for biomass yields of P. lilacinus M-14 were spore suspension on basal medium...

Author(s): Xiaoqing Wei, Changzhong Liu and Li Gao  

September 2018

Indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with tree species of the agroforestry systems of Rwanda and their potential to colonize maize roots

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) form symbiotic associations with plant roots and can help mobilize nutrients from soil to the plant. The current study hypothesized that agroforestry systems of Rwanda harbor AMF with the potential to colonize roots of crops and hence enhance productivity. AMF spores were extracted from soil samples collected around most dominant tree species in Bugesera and Rubavu districts,...

Author(s): Jean de Dieu Habiyaremye, Catherine Muthuri, Viviene Matiru, John Nyaga, Athanase Mukuralinda, Vicky Ruganzu, Jean Damascene Ngabonziza and Fergus Sinclair  

September 2018

Candida albicans interdigital foot infection: A case report highlighting the importance of antifungal susceptibility testing

Candida species are opportunistic fungal pathogens which are often isolated from immunocompromised individuals. Candida albicans is the most frequently isolated species in both superficial and invasive candidiasis. Non-albicans species are equally striving in their pathogenic ability, but it is noticed that C. albicans continues to exert its relevance as the leading cause of candidiasis. This is confirmed by this case...

Author(s): Yahaya Hassan, Sharif Alhassan Abdullahi, and Leslie Thian Lung Than