African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5211

Table of Content: 7 September 2016; 10(33)

September 2016

Occurrence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and mussels (Perna perna) of the seacoast of Santa Catarina, Brazil

This research aimed to identify and quantify Vibrio parahaemolyticus in fresh oysters (Crassostrea gigas), mussels (Perna perna) and seawater from different regions of cultivation of bivalve shellfishes in the seacoast of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Samples were collected between October 2012 and December 2013 and 130 oysters samples (Crassostrea gigas), 215 mussels samples (Perna perna) and 222 seawater were collected. The...

Author(s): Helen Silvestre da Silva, Karin de Medeiros, Marília Miotto, Clarissa Barreta and Cleide Rosana Werneck Vieira

September 2016

Multidrug-resistant bacteria isolated from patients hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit in University Hospital of Constantine, Algeria (2011 - 2015)

The incidence of infections caused by multidrug resistant bacteria is increasing worldwide. The frequent misuse of antibiotic drug has greatly contributed to worldwide dissemination of antibiotics resistance. Multi-drug resistance in Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria causes a wide range of infections, particularly in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings leading to an increased impact on morbidity, mortality and...

Author(s): Abla Hecini-Hannachi, Chafia Bentchouala, Abdesselam Lezzar, Houcine Laouar, Kaddour Benlabed, and Farida Smati,

September 2016

Gut bacterial microbiota in psoriasis: A case control study

Gut microbiota is mainly composed of four phyla; however, the human gut microbiota is dominated by only 2 of them and most of them are uncultivable. Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder with associated inflammation of internal organs and musculoskeletal system. This study aimed to, identify numerically abundant bacteria phyla in fecal samples of patients with psoriasis, evaluate whether differences in fecal...

Author(s): Doaa Masallat, Dalia Moemen and Ahmed F. State

September 2016

Removal of Escherichia coli in treated wastewater used for food production in Morogoro, Tanzania

The aim of this study was to assess the removal efficiency of Escherichia coli at Mafisa and Mzumbe domestic wastewater treatment ponds in Morogoro, Tanzania. The study was done from October, 2013 to April, 2014. A total of 125 water samples from inlets and subsequent anaerobic, facultative and maturation ponds as well as treated wastewater were collected and analysed for E. coli. The estimated retention times of the...

Author(s): Ofred J. Mhongole, Robinson H. Mdegela, Lughano J. M. Kusiluka, , Anita Forslund, and Anders Dalsgaard

September 2016

Antimicrobial activities of a multi-species probiotic ingredient derived from opaque sorghum beer during its propagation in a starchy career model

This study evaluates the antimicrobial activities of a multi-species probiotic ingredient derived from the African opaque sorghum beer during its propagation in a starchy career model. The aim was to establish the optimum growth conditions that warrant the optimum antimicrobial activities in the product. The antimicrobial activities were tested against Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 27844, S. aureus...

Author(s): I. B. Chabi, A. P. P. Kayodé, B. P. Agbobatinkpo, G. Vieira-Dalodé, A. Adénilé, L. Baba-Moussa and J. T. C. Codjia

September 2016

Drug-resistant bacteria in frozen and fresh marine shrimp

This study aimed to evaluate the bacteriological quality of frozen and fresh shrimp samples by Salmonella detection and the quantification of staphylococci and coliforms. Antimicrobial susceptibility profile of staphylococci isolates was also determined. A total of 30 shrimp samples commercialized in Sobral-CE - 15 fresh and 15 frozen, each one weighing 500 g - was analyzed. There was no contamination by Salmonella...

Author(s): Antonia Jorgiane Rodigues de Macedo, Maria Alana Duarte Marinho, Sara Edwirgens Costa Benício Vasconcelos, and Renata Albuquerque Costa,

September 2016

Resistance genes to sulphonamide in commensal Escherichia coli isolated from stool of patients in Mansoura University Children Hospital

Commensal bacteria have a great impact on the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. This emphasizes a great need to underscore the magnitude of this problem in our locality, and children are taken as a sector in this research because they are usually subjected to heavy load of antibiotic usage. This study aimed at determining sulphonamide resistance genes presence among fecal isolates of commensal Escherichia...

Author(s): Samah Sabry El-Kazzaz, Ghada El-Saeed Mashaly, Amr Mohamed El-Sabbagh and Dina Salama Abd Elmagid