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: 7 June, 2016; 10(21)

June 2016

Diclofenac inhibits virulence of Proteus mirabilis isolated from diabetic foot ulcer

Diclofenac is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug, used to relief the secondary complications of diabetes. Wound infections are much more serious particularly in diabetic patients. Proteus mirabilis are Gram negative rods, show a wide range of pathogenesis based on arsenal of diverse virulence factors. Recently, P. mirabilis and other Gram negative rods were isolated from diabetic foot ulcers; moreover, these...

Author(s): Wael Abdel Halim Hegazy,

June 2016

Hydrophobicity and specific biofilm features of Bacillus cereus spores subjected to pH stresses

Bacillus cereus is a foodborne pathogen that often persists on food processing surfaces due the formation of spores and biofilms. Spores of 12 selected B. cereus strains from genotypes that recurred in a pasteurized milk processing line were investigated in this study, for their surface and biofilm characteristics. The main objective was to have an insight into their persistence strategies. Spore surface hydrophobicity...

Author(s): Fadila Malek

June 2016

Phylogenetic analysis of Campylobacter jejuni from human and birds sources in Iraq

The present study was designed for a phylogenetic tree analysis of Campylobacter species as molecular method for genetic identification of Campylobacter jejuni from human and birds sources and birds and amplified by polymerase chain reaction assay using specific primers for 16S rRNA gene of Campylobacter jejuni (GenBank: EF136575.1). In this study, the multiple sequence alignment analysis and neighbor joining...

Author(s): Huda Abdal-Hadei Ali Al-Nasrawi

June 2016

Molecular characterization and genetic diversity of Tobacco streak virus infecting soybean (Glycine max L.)

Soybean (Glycine max L.), the most popular oil seed crop, grown in the experimental fields of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and adjoining areas exhibited symptoms of necrosis and stunting. The symptoms were similar to bud blight of soybean caused by the Tobacco streak virus (TSV) and the disease is most prevalent throughout the country. To study the nature of infection, sap inoculation of the soybean strain induced...

Author(s): Rajamanickam, S., Ganesamurthy, K. and Karthikeyan, G.

June 2016

Biofixation of CO2 on a pilot scale: Scaling of the process for industrial application

The use of Spirulina in CO2 biofixation, aside from its contribution to reducing the greenhouse effect, enables the use of the biomass to obtain biocompounds. In this work, Spirulina platensis was used for CO2 biofixation under different conditions of inorganic carbon. S. platensis was inoculated into 200 L bioreactors containing modified Zarrouk’s medium (concentration of the carbon was from 1.0 to 2.0 g.L-1)....

Author(s): Felipe Camerini, Michele da Rosa Andrade Zimmermann de Souza, Michele Greque de Morais, Bruna da Silva Vaz, Etiele Greque de Morais and Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa