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 October, 2015; 9(40)

October 2015

Prevalence of Mycobacterium leprae in the environment: A review

The purpose of this review was to study the presence of Mycobacterium leprae in the environment and its relation with meteorological variables such as temperature and humidity. There are reports, which provide evidence that meteorological factors such as temperature and soil humidity can influence the dynamics of M. leprae. However, leprosy cases are registered both in the rainy and dry seasons, indicating that M....

Author(s): Elderson Mariano de Souza VALOIS, Franciely Maria Carrijo CAMPOS and Eliane IGNOTTI

October 2015

Antibacterial in vitro assays of new -aminoethers and derivatives against Gram-negative and Gram-positive pathogenic bacteria

A growth inhibition effect against four Gram-negative (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli) and three Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus and Enterococcus faecalis) pathogenic bacteria was observed for 19 of 20 tested synthetic compounds (that is seven -aminoethers, nine -aminoalcohols and four allylamines). According to the results, the...

Author(s): Natalia Duque, Mary Carabali, Neyla Benítez, Juan Castillo and Rodrigo Abonia

October 2015

Effects of vegetation and seasonality on bacterial communities in Amazonian dark earth and adjacent soils

Amazonian Dark Earth (ADE) in the Brazilian Amazon is the main evidence left by pre-Columbian indigenous populations indicating that infertile soils can be transformed into highly fertile ground. Changes in vegetation cover and seasonality are likely to influence microbial communities; however, little is known about these effects on ADE. Therefore, this study compared the effects of two land use systems in ADE and...

Author(s): Amanda Barbosa Lima, Fabiana de Souza Cannavan, Mariana Gomes Germano, Francisco Dini-Andreote, Alessandra Monteiro de Paula, Julio Cezar Franchini, Wenceslau Geraldes Teixeira and Siu Mui Tsai