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: 3 June, 2015; 9(22)

June 2015

Chiropteran and Filoviruses in Africa: Unveiling an ancient history

Ebolavirus and Marburgvirus belong to the Filovirus family and are responsible for hemorrhagic fevers in Africa. The first documented Filovirus outbreak in Africa occurred in Central Africa and was attributed to Ebolavirus species. In the last four decades, Filoviral hemorrhagic fevers (FHFs) outbreaks caused by Ebola and Marburg viruses have been on the increase in Africa. The 2013-2015 outbreak has been the largest...

Author(s): Massamba Sylla, Xavier Pourrut, Malick Diatta, Bernard Marcel Diop, Mady Ndiaye and Jean Paul Gonzalez

June 2015

Occurrence of Campylobacter species in beef cattle and local chickens and their antibiotic profiling in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Food animals like cattle and poultry are often regarded as reservoirs for Campylobacter infections in human. This study investigated the occurrence of Campylobacter coli in cattle and local chickens and their antibiotic susceptibility to commonly used antibiotics in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. A total of 250 samples comprising 100 rectal swabs, 100 gall bladder contents from cattle and 50 cloacal swabs from local...

Author(s): Okunlade,  A. O.,  Ogunleye, A. O., Jeminlehin, F. O and  Ajuwape, A. T. P.

June 2015

Effect of temperature of storage on the composition and microbiological quality of raw milk

The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of refrigerated raw milk from dairy farms located in Southwestern state of Goiás during the rainy and dry seasons. Fresh milk samples were collected from bulk tank and stored for 0, 24, 48 and 72 h for the evaluation of psychrotrophic microorganisms counts, titratable acidity, chemical composition, somatic cell count (SCC) and total bacterial count (TBC). In the...

Author(s): Marco Antonio Pereira da Silva, Edmar Soares Nicolau, Rodrigo Balduíno Soares Neves, Priscila Alonso dos Santos, Letícia Aparecida Morais, Diene Gonçalves Souza and Geovana Rocha Plácido

June 2015

Microbiological and mycotoxicological evaluation of rice products used in human food in northeastern Brazil

Rice consumption is part of Brazilian food culture, the per capita consumption, considering different forms is approximately of 14.9 kg of rice. The storage of rice grains in inappropriate conditions favor fungal growth and mycotoxin production. A survey was carried out to determine presence of coliforms, Salmonella, Bacillus cereus, fungal and mycotoxin contamination (aflatoxins, ochratoxin A and zearalenone) in 40...

Author(s): Francisco das Chagas CARDOSO FILHO, Raizza Eveline Escórcio PINHEIRO,  Maria Liliane Ximendes AZEVEDO, Josyane Araújo NEVES, Waleska Ferreira de ALBUQUERQUE, Adriana Mabel TORRES, Amilton Paulo Raposo COSTA and Maria Christina Sanches MURATORI

June 2015

Prevalence of some food poisoning bacteria in local and imported retail pork by-products in Egyptian markets

A very limited research work concerning foods of porcine origin in Egypt were obtained in spite of presence of a considerable swine population and consumers. This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of food poisoning bacteria isolated from local and imported retail pork by-products in Egyptian markets. A total of 80 pork samples, including 60 local pork by-products and 20 imported ones were used....

Author(s): Ashraf S. Hakim, Azza S. M. Abuelnaga, Afaf M. Ezz-Eldeen, Magdy A. Bakry and Seham A. Ismail 

June 2015

Bioactivity of Zingiber officinale and Piper nigrum plant extracts in controlling post-harvest white yam (Dioscorea rotundata) tuber rot fungi

Rotten white yam (Dioscorea rotundata) tuber samples were collected from farms in three communities. Nine fungal organisms were isolated by direct tissue plating on potato dextrose agar medium. These were: Fusarium oxysporum, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, Penicillium spp., Lasiodiplodia theobromae, Trichoderma viride, Rhizopus spp., Pestalotia guepini and Alternaria solani. Each of these isolates caused rot...

Author(s): Atta Kwesi Aidoo