A comparison of antibacterial efficacy of some household detergents available in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, against 16 ATCC bacterial strains and clinical isolates
The emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant microorganisms are threats to public health due to its related increasing rates of morbidity and mortality in the world. Routine disinfection practices do not eliminate many of these resistant species and may contribute to the development in their resistance. Therefore, the current study evaluates the effectiveness of some popular detergents la... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - August 5, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Evaluation of micro-fungi associated with leaf spot of Allanblackia floribunda Oliv. in Southern Nigeria
This study was conducted to investigate micro-fungi species associated with leaf spot of A. floribunda. Field surveys were carried out in natural stands containing matured A. floribunda trees located at... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Evaluation of the microbiological quality of "mabok é s" smothered fish and, proteolytic activity of bacteria of the genus Bacillus in Brazzaville, Congo
In order to assess the health risks related to the consumption of smothered fish maboks sold in the markets of Brazzaville, samples of smothered fish sold in three markets in Brazzaville were analyzed for their microbiological quality. The different samples were cultured for isolation on solid media using conventional microbiological methods. The bacteria isolated were identified on the basi... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Bridging technique failure through low-tech improvisation: A case study of food microbiology
We examined different low-tech methods for extraction of bacteria from fresh vegetables. Standard equipment including stomacher and filter bags were compared to extraction using bread stick and alternative filte... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 24, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Isolation and characterization of rhizospheric microorganisms from bacterial wilt endemic areas in Kenya
Ralstonia solanacearum is a soil-borne bacterium causing bacterial wilt, particularly in Solanaceae crops, including tomatoes. Due to pathogens wide host plant range, pesticide resistance, and ability to overcome cultivars utilized for innate resistance, not even a single measure is effective against the pathogen. Screening the rhizosphere of bacterial wilt tolerant tomato plants from Bomet,... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Suitability of bacterial fermentation and foil packaging of condiment from African mesquite (Prosopis africana) seeds for nutritional retention and commercialization
The process for bacterial fermentation and foil packaging of condiment (Okpeye) from African mesquite seeds was described and its nutritional enrichment and packaging improvement for commercialization were verified. The seeds (1 Kg) were cleaned, washed and boiled in autoclave at 121C for 2 h, cooled, drained, de-hulled and divided into two portions of 300 g each. One portion was placed in s... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Epidemiology of pathogenic microorganisms, basic diseases and clinical biomarker analysis in patients with bloodstream infections from a 3A General Hospital in Lanzhou of China
The aim of this study is to investigate the burden of basic diseases, the epidemiology of pathogenic microbes in patients with bloodstream infections and their clinical biomarkers. Data on bloodstream infections from 2012 to 2018 were obtained from a 3A General Hospital in Lanzhou of China. 1990 patients with bloodstream infections participated in the study; their basic diseases, pathogenic ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Comparison between wet and semi-dry anaerobic biogas diester under thermophilic and mesophilic conditions: Methane productivity and analysis of microbiota
This study aimed to establish a high-speed semi-dry me... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Molecular characterization, biofilm production and sensitivity to the natural extract of Staphylococcus spp. from subclinical mastitis in goats
Mastitis is one of the most important diseases in dairy milk systems. Molecular studies of the principal agents that are involved, as well as tests of bacterial sensitivity to plant extracts, are currently the most common forms of research related to this disease. The aim of the present study was to molecularly characterize isolates from cases of subclinical mastitis and to investigate the p... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Cytological changes in Solanum lycopersicum seedlings in response to some rhizopheric fungi
Some rhizospheric fungi of Solanum lycopersicum were isolated from Cairo governorate and identified in Taxonomy Department, Ain-Shams University, Cairo City, Egypt. These isolated fungi were cultivated on soil extract medium enriched with 2% (w/v) glucose and 5% (w/v) yeast extract. The cytological effects of the metabolites of these fungi on the seeds of S. lycopersicum were examined after ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - July 8, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Isolation and characterization of haloalkaliphilic bacteria from the hot springs of Lake Magadi
This study concentrated on isolating and characterizing haloalkaliphilic bacteria found in the h... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

A Malian native Azospirillum sp. Az6-based biofertilizer improves growth and yield of both rice (Oryza sativa L.) and maize (Zea mays L.)
The objective of this study was to improve rice and maize yields using native Azospirillum-based biofertilizer. To reach this objective, samples of rhizosphere soil, non-rhizosphere soil and roots of maize plants were collected from the particular locations of Samanko and Bamako of the south Mali. Thirty-three different colonies of bacteria were isolated from the different samples. Based on ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

First novel phages from rodents with lytic activity on clinical Enterobacteriaceae strains: Initiation for phage therapy in West Africa
The objective of this study is to characterize the effect of novel phages... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 18, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Evaluating the efficacy of household filters used for the removal of bacterial contaminants from drinking water
This study aims to evaluate efficiency of household point of use filter devices (membrane fil... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 18, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Presence of phytopathogenic fungi and oomycetes on rice and avocado crops in Tolima (Colombia)
Tolima is one of the largest zones in Colombia where avocado and rice are produced. The disease management programs for these crops are mainly chemical-dependent and tend to have variable results since the diagnosis of some diseases is based on unspecific symptoms. In this context, the present study aims to bring information about the phytopathogens affecting Tolimas rice and avocado crops. ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 18, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Fungal diversity within organic and conventional farming systems in Central Highlands of Kenya
In this study, amplicon sequencing of the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) region was used to explore their diversity and composition within long-term farming system compa... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 18, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Isolation of an emerging thermotolerant medically important Fungus, Lichtheimia ramosa from soil
Lichtheimia ramosa, a ubiquitous clinically important mould was isolated during a screen for thermotolerant fungi obtained from soil on a freshly burnt field in Ikorodu, Lagos State. In the laboratory, as expected it grew more luxuriantly on Potato Dextrose Agar than on size limiting Rose Bengal Agar. The isolate had mycelia with a white cottony appearance on both media. It was then identifi... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 18, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Phenotypic detection of extended spectrum β -lactamase and Metallo β -lactamase production by Gram negative uropathogens after exposure to gamma radiation
Eighty-five uropathogen isolates were collected and differentiated on the basis of their Gram stain reaction. Among the collected isolates, 25 (29.4%) were Gram positive cocci and 60 (70.6%) were Gram negative bacilli. Antibiotic susceptibility profile towards 15 different antibiotics concluded that impenime (IMP), amikacin (AK) and Pipperacillin/tazobactam (TZP) were the most effective agai... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 4, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated with cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) growing in the Far-North region of Cameroon
The present study was carried out with the aim of highlighting the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated with the rhizosphere of cotton grown in the Far-North region of Cameroon. To achieve this, composite soil and root samples were taken in six fields, chosen according to edapho-climatic conditions and types of cultural practices. After entrapping the glomales in the gr... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 4, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

GC-MS analysis of bioactive compounds and evaluation of antimicrobial activity of the extracts of Daedalea elegans: A Nigerian mushroom
Phytochemicals are naturally occurring compounds present in varying levels in plants and help significantly in protecting them against pathogens. The chemical composition of acetone and ethanolic extracts of Daedalea elegans were determined using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Twenty-eight and fourty-four compounds were identified in the acetone and ethanolic extracts respectively. On... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - June 4, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Distribution of β -Lactam resistant Gram-negative bacteria isolated from clinical and environmental sources in two tertiary hospitals in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
For appropriate control of infections, it is necessary to possess updated awareness about occurrence of the causative agents. Gram-negative bacteria are considered important microorganisms that cause hospital infections. Clinical multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria were obtained from clinical samples including urine, high vaginal swab (HVS), wound swab (WS), stools, ear swab (ES), end... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - May 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Bacillus cereus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Succinovibrio dextrinosolvens promoting the growth of maize and soybean plants
Plant growth promoting bacteria can be an alternative to increase plant production, and reduce production costs and environmental impacts. Ruminal bacteria have several abilities and some of them are related to plant growth promotion. The aim of this study is to evaluate the increase in maize and soybean plants and in soils promoted by the inoculation of three ruminal bacteria: Bacillus cere... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - May 23, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Occurrence of multidrug-resistant bacteria in aquaculture farms in C ô te d ’ Ivoire (West Africa)
Aquaculture provides a significant proportion of the fish consumed around the world. In West Africa, aquaculture is an important economic sector. However, several diseases with high fish mortality are caused by bacterial infections. Due to the lack of surveillance in aquaculture, this study investigated the presence of bacteria in fish farms. The purpose of the study was to isolate bacteria ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - May 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Antibacterial resistance patterns of bacteria isolated from clinical specimens at Uttara IbnSina Diagnostic Centre, Dhaka
Nowadays, antibiotic resistance is a global public health threat. Bangladesh is accelerated to this owing to its sub-standards healthcare along with the self-medication and overuse of antibiotics. The study aimed to assess patterns of antibacterial resistance in the clinical samples. The study was carried out at Ibn Sina Diagnostic and Consultation Center Uttara, Dhaka, from January to Decem... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - May 14, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Naftifine inhibits pigmentation through down-regulation on expression of phytoene desaturase gene CAR1 in Rhodotorula mucilaginosa
In this study, regulation of gene expression by naftifine was investigated to elucidate mechanism of yeast de-pigmentation. RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) was used to screen differentially expressed genes (DEGs), followed by quantitative PCR (qPCR). The qPCR res... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - May 14, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Assessing the polymorphism of DHFR gene from Plasmodium falciparum in the south of C ô te d ’ Ivoire
Since 2005, Cte dIvoire has adopted new strategies of malaria management including free provision of Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) to children less than five years of age and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) as Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) for pregnant women. However, introduction of ATCs raises concerns about the extensive use of cheap SP which could increase Plasmodi... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - May 14, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

In vitro efficacy of Trichoderma asperellum and detached leaflet assay on late blight pathogen: Phytophthora infestans
The objective of the study was to determine efficacy of Trichoderma asperellum against Phytophthora infestans and its compatibility with fungicides. T. asperellum at 33% (3 106), 66% (7 106) and 100% (1 107 CFU/mL; g/L), Ridomil (Metalaxyl 4% + Mancozeb 64%) and Mistress 72 (Cynamoxil 4% + Mancozeb 6... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - May 14, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Chemical composition and in-vitro antimicrobial activity of essential oil of African nutmeg (Monodora myristica (Gaertn) Dunal on microorganisms isolated from smoke-dried catfish (Clarias gariepinus)
Dried seeds of Monodora myristica were obtained from Oba market in Edo State, ground into fine powder and stored in an air tight plastic container at room temperature until when used. Essential oils were extracted using steam distillation and characterised using the gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) technique. Microbial isolates obtained from smoke dried fish samples purchased fro... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - April 30, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Formulation and pathogenicity of a bioherbicide for wild poinsettia control
Adequate formulation of bioproducts represents one of the most challenging aspects of bioproduct development. The incorporation of adjuvants with bioagents can positively influence product development. However, it is indispensable to evaluate the sensitivity of bioagents to these adjuvants. The aim of this study was to determine the toxicity of seven adjuvants at different concentrations to ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - April 30, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Chemical composition and control of Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc by essential oils
Essential oils of medicinal plants show potential to control phytopathogens. Essential oils of Lippia sidoides Cham, Lippia lasiocalycina Cham, Lippia origanoides Kunth - Teresina, Lippia origanoides Kunth - Jatob, Mesosphaerum suaveolens(L.) Kuntze, Croton sonderianus Muell. Arg. And Croton zehntneri Pax et Hoffm. were evaluated regarding their chemical composition and in controlling the Sc... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - April 30, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Physicochemical and microbiological evaluation of water from western part of the Rio Grande does Norte, Brazil
This study aims to evaluate the physicochemical and microbiological parameters of drinking water distribution network in the western part of the Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Water samples were collected in several neighborhoods, and div... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - April 23, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Food hygiene knowledge, attitude and practices among hospital food handlers in Elmanagil City, Sudan
Food borne diseases (FBDs) can occur due to the health status of the food handlers. The present study aimed to assess food hygiene knowledge, attitude and practices among hospital food handlers of ElManagil City, Sudan. A cross-sectional study was administered to evaluate knowledge, attitudes, and practices, in food hygiene among hospital food handlers through a questionnaire. The food handl... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - April 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Microbial load of indoor airborne bacteria and fungi in a teaching hospital in Ghana
The hospital, even though a place for the sick people, is inhabited by medical staff, administrative, security and patients who may share common microbes in the hospital environment. Some of these organisms may be pathogenic and may pose health hazard to humans through inhalation in the hospital atmosphere. Hence, the objective of this study was to investigate the microbial load of airborne ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - March 4, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

MALDI-TOF identification of Campylobacter isolated from patients consulted in private laboratories in France
In this study, 197 strains of successive Campylobacter-like were identified in French laboratories in September 2018. Bacterial isolates from clinical samples were identified with a mass spectrome... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - February 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Biological activity and production of metabolites from Amazon endophytic fungi
In this study, the production of bioactive metabolites from endophytic fungi isolated from Amazonian plants were ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Biofilm-inhibition activities of fractions of Senna Siamea (LAM) Irwin & Barneby leaf against Escherichia coli
Escherichia coli has carved its niche in the urinary tract with the formation of a formidable matrix called biofilm. This biofilm is not only recalcitrant to the bodys immune system but also resistant to antibacterial agents. Senna siamea (Lam) Irwin and Barneby is a medicinal plant with established antibacterial effect against planktonic cells of many bacteria. An attempt was made herein to... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of Rickettsia typhi in rodent fleas from areas with and without previous history of plague in Mbulu district, Tanzania
This study aims at detection of R. typhi in rodent fleas by conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A cross sectional study ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - February 19, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Biosurfactant production potential of bacillus obtained from dye effluent
This study investigated the biosurfactant productions potentials of Bacillus isolated from dye effluent. Samples were collected under aseptic condition from three areas of Sokoto (Marina, Unguwar rogo and Minannata) in Nigeria and transported in an ice bag to microbiology laboratory of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. Enumeration, identification and characterization of the isolates were ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - February 19, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Phylogenetic analysis of multidrug resistant E. coli isolates from the urinary tract in Bushenyi district, Uganda using the new Clermont phylotyping method
This study determines the antimicrobial resistance profiles, multidrug resistance profiles, multiple antibiotic resistance indices (MARI), factors associated with MDR UTIs and ... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - January 30, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Flavobacteriaceae isolates from Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Tanzania
This study aimed to assess antimicrobial susceptibility of members of the family Flavobacteriaceae isolated from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Antimicrobial susceptibility of 67 Flavobacteriaceae isolates originating mainly from ponds and Lake Victoria against 19 antimicrobial agents was determined by the broth micro dilution method. Overall, most isolates were susceptible to enroflo... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - January 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Comparative bacteriological analysis of stored borehole water sources in Oyo town, Oyo State, Nigeria
Water contamination is one of the leading causes of deaths and diseases worldwide, accounting for the deaths of more than 14,000 people daily, majority being children under 5 years old, therefore periodic monitoring of municipal water supplies are necessary. Comparative bacteriological analyses of twenty five samples of stored borehole water from five hostels in a tertiary institution in Oyo... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - January 24, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and contagious caprine pleuropneumonia in the Middle-Belt of Nigeria
The aim of the study was to establish the seroprevalence of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) among cattle and small ruminants received at abattoirs in Ilorin, Nigeria. A total of 643 blood samples were taken from 324 cattle and 319 sheep and goats. These samples were screened for CBPP and CCPP using rapid latex agglutination tests. The ma... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - January 23, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Studies on optimization of L-glutaminase production under submerged fermentation from marine Bacillus subtilis JK-79
In the current study, a marine strain Bacillus subtilis JK-79 capable of producing L-glutaminase enzyme, was analyzed for maximal L-glutaminase production. The Plackett-Burman design (PBD) was applied to determine the significant variables. Optimum conditions of the significant variables on L-glutaminase production were determined by the Central Composite Design (CCD) of response surface met... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - January 20, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Microbiological and parasitological contamination of vegetables, water and soil in rural communities
of a municipality in the state of Bahia, Brazil, was assessed. Samples of Lactuca sativa, L., Coriandrum sativum and Solanum lycopersicum, soil, and irrigation water were analyzed between August and October, 2015. Total coliforms (TC), Escherichia coli, molds and yeasts on vegetables, soil an... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - January 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Efficacy of two diagnostic tests for the detection of infectious bursal disease viruses in chicken from different types of bursal samples
Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) is an economically important irreversible immunosuppressive disease of young birds. The present study was designed to confirm the efficacy of two common diagnostic tests for the detection of Infectious Bursal Disease Virus (IBDV) from the three types of bursal samples collected from a recent outbreak in layer and broiler chickens of Gazipur district, Banglades... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - January 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Evaluation of three commercialized rapid point-of-care tests for detection of anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies in Burkina Faso
This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of commercially rapid point-of-care (POC) tests used for HCV antibodies detection. This is a case-control study conducted in Ouagadougou between December 2014 and January 2015. Three POC for HCV antibodies detection (SD Bioline HCV test, Anti-HCV dipstick and First response HCV card test) marketed in Burkina Faso were evaluated. Archite... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - December 20, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Virulence characteristics and phylogenetic background of antibiotic-resistant Enterococcus faecalis from abattoir, poultry and clinical origin in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
This study aims to determine the distribution of antibiotic resistance and virulence genotype of Enterococcus faecal... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - December 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Foodborne toxinfections caused by virus: Characteristics of the main viruses, prevention, treatment and clinical method of laboratory diagnosis by RT-qPCR
Foodborne viruses were recognized among the top-rated food safety priorities and have become a greater concern to the food industry over the past few years. Food safety experts agreed that control measures for viruses throughout the food chain are required. This manuscript provides a description of foodborne viruses (Rotavirus, Adenovirus, Norovirus, Astrovirus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, and... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - December 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Evaluation of lactic acid bacteria isolated from fermented mustards in lowering hypercholesterol by using bile salt hydrolase (BSH) activity and bile salt de-conjugation
This work evaluates lactic acid bacteria (LAB) obtained from fermented mustards for lowering cholesterol. The LAB strains ability to reduce cholesterol in vitro was determined using activity of bile salt hydrolase (BSH) and deconjugation of bile salt in vitro. The LAB strains were examined for their ability to resist acid and bile salt. Strains that can reduce cholesterol adhere to Caco-2 ce... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - December 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Assessment of bacteriological quality of water sources from an agrarian settlement in South-East Nigeria
This study assessed the bacteriological quality of groundwater, rainwater and surface water sourced from an agrarian settlement in South-eastern Nigeria. Agamede, Amede, Ihenyi, Mgbuji and Umuhu communities in Eha-Amufu served as sampling locations. Samples were sourced from River Ebenyi, hand-dug wells and rooftop harvested rainwater. Bacterial isolation, identification and enumeration foll... (Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - December 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research