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: 6 May, 2015; 9(18)

May 2015

Microbial intervention in agriculture: An overview

With increase in population, rapid urbanization and industrialization, land area under agricultural production is decreasing day by day. In order to feed the huge population, more production is required from lesser area, which triggers continuous applications of higher doses of inorganic fertilizers in an injudicious manner posing serious harm on soil health, further rendering large fraction of land unfit for...

Author(s): Amrita Sengupta and Sunil Kumar Gunri

May 2015

Endophytic mycobiota from leaves of Indigofera suffruticosa Miller (Fabaceae): The relationship between seasonal change in Atlantic Coastal Forest and tropical dry forest (Caatinga), Brazil

Endophytic fungi were isolated from leaves of the medicinal plant, Indigofera suffruticosa collected at the Atlantic Coastal Forest and tropical dry forest (Caatinga), Pernambuco, Brazil, during the dry and rainy seasons. A total of 107 fungal isolates, representing nine fungal taxa, were obtained and classified as Ascomycota, among them Colletotrichum gloeosporioides with relative frequency (fr) 27.1% and...

Author(s): Irailton Prazeres dos Santos, Jadson Diogo Pereira Bezerra, Cristina Maria de Souza-Motta, Marilene da Silva Cavalcanti and Vera Lucia de Menezes Lima

May 2015

Cleopatra mandarin (Citrus reshni Hort. Ex Tan.) modulate physiological mechanisms to tolerate drought stress due to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and mycorrhizal helper bacteria

The influence of Glomus intraradices colonisation on growth and reactive oxygen metabolism of Cleopatra mandarin (Citrus reshni Hort. Ex Tan.) seedlings treated with mycorrhizal helper bacteria, that is, phosphate solubilising bacteria containing a mixture of Bacilus subtilis and B. megaterium, Azospirillum braisilence or Providencia sp.) in potted culture was studied under well-watered or drought stress conditions....

Author(s): Prananath Barman, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Vishwa Bandhu Patel, Lata Nain and Avnish Pandey

May 2015

AmpC and metallo beta-lactamases producing Gram negative bacteria in patients with hematological malignancy

Resistance to broad spectrum β-lactams mediated by AmpC and metallo beta-lactamases (MBLs) enzymes is a rising problem worldwide. The wide dissemination of Gram negative bacteria harboring these enzymes represents a significant clinical threat during the last decade, which is mainly due to treatment failure and restriction of therapeutic options. This problem should be really estimated in our locality with special...

Author(s): Samah Sabry El-Kazzaz and Noha Tharwat Abou El-khier

May 2015

Antibacterial activity of two extracts from Rubus fruticosus L. against resistant pathogens and their antioxidant potential

One of the most serious threats to public health across the world is the spread of antibiotics resistant pathogens. This situation obliges researchers from all over the world to focus on how they can overcome this obstacle mainly by searching or synthesizing new molecules to neutralize microbes and to overcome the phenomenon of resistance. One of the main reservoirs of potentially active molecules is the plantae...

Author(s): AFIF CHAOUCHE Thanina, BENDAHOU Mourad and ARAB Karim

May 2015

Evaluation of plant products and antagonistic microbes against grey blight (Pestalotiopsis theae), a devastating pathogen of tea

The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of different oils (lemongrass, neem, karanj, zinger, eucalyptus and patchouli oils), different plant product extracts (garlic, zinger, false ashoka and datura) and different antagonistic microorganisms (different species of Trichoderma spp., Bacillus sp. and Pseudomonas sp.) on grey blight of tea, Pestalotiopsis theae. Results reveal that eucalyptus oil and neem...

Author(s): Harikamal Barman, Aniruddha Roy and Shaon Kumar Das

May 2015

Effect of the addition of water-soluble soybean extract and probiotic culture on chemical characteristics and folate concentration in yogurts produced with goat’s milk

Four yogurts from goat’s milk were elaborated and water-soluble soybean extract (WSSE) in the supplementation of 14.8 g/L and Bifidobacterium lactis probiotic culture at 2% were added during processing. Chemical aspects and folate concentration were evaluated during the preparation for 29 days at 4°C. Regarding protein and fat analysis, treatments with added WSSE presented higher values; the yogurt with added...

Author(s): Danielle Cristina Guimarães da Silva

May 2015

Microbiologic quality of hand creams in Pelotas, Brazil

The use of cosmetics has been widely accepted; among them, hand creams are commonly used with the principal function of hydration. However, for the user’s safety, and to ensure good-quality products, these products should follow the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and a strict microbiological quality control. In this study, six samples of hand creams, two industrialized and four compounding were evaluated by...

Author(s): Gabriela de Moraes Soares, Lucas Moreira dos Santos, Fernanda Rediess Onofre, Sabrina Pereira Silva, Cristina Damé Fabião and Andréa da Silva Ramos Rocha

May 2015

Meloidogyne incognita and Fusarium oxysporum interaction in Gerbera

Pot culture experiments were carried out to study the interactive effect of root knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita and the fungus, Fusarium oxysporum in Gerbera, Gerbera jamesonii Hook. Sequential and concomitant inoculation of the nematode and fungus was done to observe the disease severity in the plants due to the individual effect and interactive effect of nematode and fungus. It was observed from the study that...

Author(s): K. Sankari Meena, S. A. Ramyabharathi, T. Raguchander and E. I. Jonathan