Research Papers/Topics in Applied Microbiology

EFFECTS OF FERMENTED PALM WINE ON SOME DIARRHOEAGENIC BACTERIA

The effect of fermented palm wine tapped from Raphia palm tree (Raphia hookeri) on the growth ofsome common diarrhoeagenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli,Salmonella typhi, Shigella dysentariae and Esherichia coli 0157:H7 was carried out using agardiffusion method. The palm wine used had growth inhibitory effect on all the test organisms withdiameter of zones of inhibition ranging from 2.20mm to 28.20mm. Palm wine subjected tofermentation for 168hours (7 days) exerted...

Improvement of the Physicochemical and Microbiological Quality of the Date’s Fruit Product in South Algeria by Adding Rosemary Herb

The dates are used to prepare several food products, among which the Btana is a best conservation form commonly practiced in the South-west area of Algeria. The peasants add during its preparation one or more aromatic herbs according to the choice and the areas. The present research aims relates to the study of the effectiveness of the methods used from the microbiological quality point of view and the determination of the effect of the plants added during the Btana preparations, for that...

Generation of bioethanol from common date by-products, “Teggaza and Lebghel” in Southern Algeria

Date by-products constitute the principal food for the oasis populations in Middle East and North Africa. Dates contents consist of 70 to 80% of reducing sugars, and do not require an intensive energy and labour for thermophysical pre-treatment. They can serve as a good feedstock for bioethanol generation through fermentation and distillation. Algeria is among the top sixth producers of dates in the world with more than 250,000 tons/year; from these, more than 30% can be lost for dif...

An investigation on the activities of amylase, cellulase and pectinase from Bacillus and Aspergillus species isolated from stale fast food sample

Abstract:An investigation on the activities of amylase, cellulase and pectinase from Bacillus and Aspergillus species isolated from stale fast food samples was carried out. The freshly prepared samples were of Mince pie, Scotch egg, Doughnuts, Sausages and Fishrolls obtained from fast food centres in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. The Bacillus isolates were identified as Bacillus subtills, Bacillus pumilus, Bacilus licheniformis, Bacillus polymyxa and Bacillus brevis. All the isolated bacilli stra...

Socioeconomic determinants of infants mortality rate in Zaria LGA of Kaduna Nigeria

Socioeconomic determinants of infants mortality rate in Zaria LGA of KadunaABSTRACT Infant mortality remains high in Zaria Local Government and beyond despite the various policies that have been implemented by the authorities to reduce it. Although studies have examined various factors that explain infant mortality, effects of infant mortality and causes of infant mortality has been rarely explored. The study finds out socio-demographic strength of the respondents, causes of infant mo...

Review on Role of Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture

Most of soil microorganisms are known for their ability to solubilize insoluble phosphorous compounds for releasing soluble phosphate to make phosphorous available for plant absorption. Releasement of this soluble phosphorous is very important in increasing plant growth and plant product yields. Inoculating plant seeds with phosphate solubilizing microorganisms is very effective and environmentally useful to decrease the side effect of chemical fertilizers on soil microbes and other org...

Antimicrobial Activity, Chemical Compositions and Proximate Analysis of Ixora Coccinea L. Leaves on Some Clinical Pathogens

Plants derived bioactive compounds have been the centre of recent owing to their health promoting effects. An attempt was made in evaluating the phytochemical, minerals, proximate and anti-microbial activity of analyses standard agar well diffusion method saponins, tannins, flavon minerals analysis revealed the presence of manganese and phosphorus. Highest mineral content was recorded in magnesium (21. Proximate analysis showed the presence of ash (10.3%), moisture (7.10%), protein (16.45%),...

Comparative Study Between the Eect of Parkia Biglobosa (JACQ) benth and Conventional Antibiotics Against Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Uropathogenic Bacteria (MARUB)

The purpose of this work is to compare the effect of convectional antibiotics with medicinal plant (Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.)Benth) against multiple antibiotics resistant Uropathogenic bacteria isolates.(MARUB), which was isolated from basically two hospital in Ondo State, Nigeria. The two hospitals are Gani Fawehinmi Diagnostic center, Ondo and Federal Medical Center, Owo between July, 2017 and October, 2017. fifty two (52) Gram negative bacteria isolated from urine of UTIs patient at the Ga...

Antibacterial Activity of Garlic (ALLIUM SATIVUM) on Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli

The study was carried out to evaluate the antibacterial potential of ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Garlic on Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli by serial dilution in molten agar. The result of the study showed that both aqueous and ethanolic extracts inhibited the growth of the test organisms and hence their potential for the development of novel classes of antibiotics.