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: 2 August, 2012; 6(29)

August 2012

Identification of some Aspergillus species isolated from Dal Lake, Kashmir by traditional approach of morphological observation and culture

The current study on some species of genus Aspergillus revealed that any of the general purpose media like potato dextrose agar (PDA) or Rose-Bengal agar is only useful for identification of the molds upto genus level; however, the use of differential culture media like Czapek dox agar (CZ), Czapek yeast agar (CYA) and Malt extract agar (MEA) for their growth to study various macroscopic features like colony...

Author(s): Suhaib A. Bandh, Azra N. Kamili and Bashir A. Ganai

August 2012

An overview of the efficiency of some plant extracts on Fusarium spp. isolated from carnation roots

The present study deals comparatively with three control methods of Fusarium diseases of carnation, which include watery (cold and hot water extract) and organic extracts ofEucalyptus, Leek and Thyme. Cold water plant extract of Thyme and hot water plant extract of Eucalyptus proved to be most effective. One, they brought about the lowest percentages of carnation infection. Also, dipping rootless...

Author(s): Abeer R. M. Abd El-Aziz, Monira R. Al-Othman, Saleh A. Al-Sohaibani, Mona M. M. Ragab and Mohamed A. Mahmoud,

August 2012

Identification of immunotolerance in the progeny of cows infected with Brucella abortus

The progeny of cows infected with Brucella abortus could acquire the bacterium during their fetal stage and generate immune tolerance. In order to identify them, a clinical assay was conducted with two groups of seronegative calves. In Group I, seven bovine females received a standard S19 dose, and in Group II, eight males served as control. All animals were sampled seven times by official serological tests...

Author(s): David I. Martinez-Herrera, Olivia Padron-Tello, Alvaro Peniche-Cardeña, Jose Alfredo Villagomez-Cortes, Evelyn Pulido-Camarillo, Ahide Lopez-Merino, Jose Francisco Morales-Alvarez, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Chessani, Francisco T. Barradas-Piña and Ricardo Flores-Castro

August 2012

Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of extracts of fresh and spoiled Spinacia oleracea against some mammalian pathogens

Many medicinal herbs have beneficial health effects. These have been used as flavoring agents in food, to prevent food from deterioration and antimicrobials against pathogenic microorganisms. The present study investigated the antimicrobial activity of aqueous, ethanolic, n-hexane and sonicated n-hexane extracts of fresh and spoiled spinach,Spinacia oleracea against mammalian pathogens through agar disc diffusion...

Author(s): Faiz-ul-Hussan Nasim, Saiqa Andleeb, Mazhar Iqbal, Tahseen Ghous, Amna Nisar Khan and Kalsoom Akhtar

August 2012

Contamination of informally marketed bovine milk with Staphylococcus aureus in urban and peri urban areas of Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia

A cross-sectional study was conducted from October, 2009 to March, 2010 to assess the level of contamination of informally marketed milk with Staphylococcus aureus at farms and milk collection centers in Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia. One hundred and seventy raw farm bulk milk samples, 25 mixed bulk milk samples and 20 pasteurized and packaged milk samples were collected from 14 milk collection centers and isolation...

Author(s): Fanta Desissa, Kohei Makita, Akafte Teklu and Delia Grace

August 2012

Antibacterial drug resistance patterns in poultry isolated enterococci

The increasing use of antibiotics in both human medicine and animal agriculture leads to the decline in the effectiveness of antibiotics. Enterococci are natural intestinal flora which are important reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes and have the ability to transfer their resistance traits to other bacteria. In this report, antibacterial drug resistance of broiler chickens isolated Enterococcus...

Author(s): Leila Asadpour

August 2012

Evaluation of groundnut germplasm against root rot disease in agro-ecological conditions of district Chakwal, Punjab-Pakistan

In district Chakwal groundnut crop is under pressure due to root rot disease caused byFusarium solani (Mart) Sacc. Evaluation of five groundnut genotypes against root rot namely 02KCG020, No. 334, BARI 2000, Golden and 02KCG05 was conducted in naturally disease infested field of district Chakwal during crop season 2009. Among the tested groundnut genotype, complete resistance to root rot was not observed in any...

Author(s): Shakil Ahmed and Noor Zaman

August 2012

A study on the serologic and molecular prevalence of hepatitis G virus (HGV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in patients with thalassemia in Larestan of Iran

Hepatitis G virus (HGV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections may have role in introducing or complicating the clinical outcome in patients with thalassemia. In this study, the molecular and serological prevalence of HGV and HCV infections were evaluated in patients with thalassemia and compared with healthy controls. In a cross sectional study, the samples were collected from 86 patients with thalassemia and...

Author(s): Ramin Yaghobi, Rouhi Afkari, Mehdi Mohsenzadeh, Mohammad Jafari, Hamidreza Khorrami and Aliyar Pirouzi

August 2012

Identification and characterization of lactic acid bacteria from forest musk deer feces

The aims of this study were to identify and characterize lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from healthy forest musk deer (FMD) feces which have good potential to develop orally delivered probiotics applied in FMD. Eight LAB isolates were obtained from feces samples and were identified as Lactobacillus acidipiscis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus...

Author(s): Yan Luo, Bing-Cun Ma, Li-Kou Zou, Jian-Guo Cheng, Yong-Hua Cai, Ji-Ping Kang, Bei Li, Xue-Hua Gao, Peng Wang and Jiu-Jin Xiao

August 2012

Evaluation of antifungal activity of methanolic extracts of Dicanthium annulatum for the management of Macrophomina phaseolina

The present study was carried out to assess the antifungal potential of an allelopathic grass Dicanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf. against Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi) Goid. isolated from cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] plants suffering from charcoal rot disease. Different parts of this grass namely shoot, root and inflorescence were extracted in methanol....

Author(s): Syeda Fakehha Naqvi, Arshad Javaid and Amna Shoaib

August 2012

Occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in milk samples from Serbian cows with subclinical mastitis

The objective of this study was to analyze the occurrence of methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from cattle with subclinical mastitis in two dairy herds in the northwest of Serbia. All quarters reacting positive in the California Mastitis Test were sampled for bacteriological analysis. Nasal and vaginal swabs from MRSA positive cattle, and nasal swabs from humans working on farms were also...

Author(s): Department of Microbiology, Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia. Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. Center for Microbiology, Institute of Public Health of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia. Innovation Center, Faculty of Tehnology and Metallurgy; University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.