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 September, 2015; 9(35)

September 2015

Fermented milk enriched with passion fruit peel flour (passiflora edulis): Physicochemical and sensory aspects and lactic acid bacteria viability

This study aimed to evaluate the physicochemical parameters, total and thermotolerant coliforms, lactic acid bacteria viability, instrumental color, and sensory analysis of fermented milks added to passion fruit peel flour (PFPF), throughout 29 days of storage, except composition. Four fermented milk treatments were prepared as follows: 1, fermented milk without addition of PFPF; 2, fermented milk added with 1%...

Author(s): Juliana Aparecida Célia, Marco Antônio Pereira da Silva, Kênia Borges de Oliveira, Jéssica Leal Freitas e Souza, Diene Gonçalves Souza, Ligia Campos de Moura, Richard Marins da Silva, Caroline Cagnin , Bheatriz Silva Morais de Freitas, Geovana Rocha Plácido and Márcio Caliari

September 2015

Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis in dogs from Monterrey, Mexico

Infection by Ehrlichia canis in dogs causes the worldwide tick-borne disease called canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (CME), and the presence of E. canis has been serologically demonstrated in all continents, with prevalence ranging from 0.2 to 80%. In southern Mexico, a prevalence of 44% was found, whereas in the northwest part of the country it varies from 21 to 49%. In the present study, a commercial kit for the...

Author(s): Salinas-Meléndez, J. A., Cantú-Martínez, M.A., Wong-González, A., Hernández-Escareño, J. J., Ávalos-Ramírez, R., Zárate-Ramos, J. J. and Riojas-Valdés, V. M.

September 2015

Detection of Mycobacterium bovis in bovine carcasses by multiplex-PCR

The causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is Mycobacterium bovis, a bacterium belonging to the M. tuberculosis complex (MTC). The definitive diagnosis is achieved through isolation and identification of M. bovis from clinical samples, using a combination of traditional culture and biochemical methods, which is considered the “gold standard”. This procedure is cumbersome and time-consuming. We...

Author(s): Ricardo César Tavares Carvalho, Vinicius Silva Castro, Flávia Galindo Silvestre Silva, Carlos Adam Conte Junior, Walter Lilenbaum, Vânia Margaret Flosi Paschoalin and Eduardo Eustáquio de Souza Figueiredo

September 2015

Antioxidant and in-vitro anthelminthic potentials of methanol extracts of barks and leaves of Voacanga africana and Rauwolfia vomitoria

Voacanga africana (Stapf) and Rauwolfia vomitoria (Afzel) (Apocynaceae) are traditional plants widely used in folkloric medicine. Methanol extracts of V. africana bark (VAB) and leaves (VAL), and R. vomitoria bark (RVB) and leaves (RVL) were evaluated for antioxidant and anthelmintic potentials. The antioxidant properties of the extracts were determined by the DPPH free radical scavenging method using ascorbic acid as...

Author(s): Francis Adu, John Antwi Apenteng, William Gariba Akanwariwiak, George Henry Sam, David Ntinagyei Mintah and Edna Beyeman Bortsie