Research Papers/Topics in Applied Microbiology

MICROBIOLOGICAL EFFECT OF FERMENTATION ON THE NUTRIENT, ANTINUTRIENTS AND FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF FERMENTED LIMA BEANS SEEDS (Phaseolus lunatus).

ABSTRACT Semi- solid raw Lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus) were fermented for a period of ten days, chemical (proximate composition, antinutritional contents, pH, and total titratable acidity) and physical changes (temperature, odour, and texture) occurring during the fermentation of the lima beans were monitored. The fermentation was carried out for 48, 96, 120, 168 and 192 hours respectively at ambient temperature. The microbial load was as well monitored. Microorganisms isolated fr...

BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION OF UGANDAN PAPER CURRENCY NOTES POSSESSED BY FOOD VENDORS AROUND MULAGO HOSPITAL COMPLEX

BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION OF UGANDAN PAPER CURRENCY NOTES POSSESSED BY FOOD VENDORS AROUND MULAGO HOSPITAL COMPLEX Muhumuza Allan1, Catherine Atuhaire2, Musisi Nathan3, Francis Ejobi4, Samuel Nambile Cumber5*1School of Biosecurity, biotechnical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production and Biosecurity, Makerere University, Uganda2Faculty of medicine, Department of Nursing, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda 3School of Biosecuri...

Co-infection of HIV and Some Opportunistic Pathogens Among Patients Attending Two Referral Hospitals in Akure

ABSTRACTThe  seroprevalence  studies  of  Plasmodium  falciparum,  Mycobacterium  tuberculosis  and Samonella typhi, HIV and co-infections by the four pathogens were carried out among patients attending Don Bosco Medical centre Akure and Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure. Venous blood were collected from a total of 500 randomly selected patients aged 1 to ≥ 91 years  that attended the hospitals  for routine medical check up. Diagnostic test kits (“Determine” and ‟Unigold...

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