Research Papers/Topics in Microbiology

ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF Aeromonas spp FROM POND WATER AND FISHES IN ILE-IFE OSUN STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to isolate, characterize and investigate the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Aeromonas species isolated from pond water and fish samples at Sabo and Iloro pond sites in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Physicochemical parameters of the water samples such as pH, temperature, total dissolved solid (TDS), dissolved oxygen (DO) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) were determined using standard methods. Aeromonas species was isolated by the spread plate technique for bo...

Essentials of Microbiology in Forensic Medicine

ABSTRACTForensic microbiology as an evolving field in forensic medicine, is a scientific discipline dedicated to analyzing evidence from a bioterrorism act, biocrime through the study of microorganisms in order to determine the path of an outbreak, the identity of a criminal or the origin of a particular strain of biological weapon or contagion (Budowle   et   al.,  2006).   The   involvement   of   microbiology   in   forensic   medicine &nbs...

PREVALENCE OF METHICILLINE RESISTANCE Staphylococcus aureus FROM THE GASTRO ORIGINAL

Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli from the surface of cockroaches found in the university of Lagos

Amylase Production by Solid State Fermentation of Corn (Zea Mays) Stem Using Fusarium and Mucor

Abstract The study aimed at producing amylase from corn stem using Mucor and Fusarium in solid state fermentation. The Fungi used in this study were isolated from the rhizosphere of the corn plant. Solid state technique was adopted for the fermentation process using spore suspension as inoculum. Various fermentation parameters such as  incubation days, addition of salt supplement, substrate concentration, mycelia suspension and temperature were optimized during fermentation with the...

Quorum sensing in rhizobia isolated from various leguminous plants

Quorum sensing of rhizobacteria checked against various chemicals including amino acids, sugar , sugar alcohol , salts .

The Antimicrobial properties and phytochemicals analysis of Basella alba Linn and Talinum trangulaire against some bacteria and fungi

Medicinal plants have provided a source of inspiration for novel drugs compounds since plant derived medicines have made large contributions to human health. The traditional healers make use of water primarily as solvent but extracts of these plants were certainly much better and powerful. This may be due to the better solubility of the active components in organic solvents (Umadevi, 2011).The phytochemical component of the ethanolic extracts of Basella alba leaf revealed the presence of tann...

Health and Medicinal Benefits of Arugula Plant

Arugula is a collective name for a number of species of Brassicaceae with pungent leaves, but principally Eruca satia. Eruca sativa is an edible annual plan growing 20-100cm in height, leaves are deeply pinnately lobed with 4-10 small lateral lobes and commonly known as rocket salad, rucola, rugula, roquette and arugula. It is also an herb vegetable that belong to the Brassicaceae family and a native of central and southern Europe, but have also been spread to Northern America. It is typicall...

Mycotoxins Food Production and Exportation in Nigeria

ABSTRACT Mycotoxins are low-molecular weight secondary metabolites produced by fungi, mostly of the phyla Ascomycota and Basidiomycota. They are noncritical to the instantaneous survival of the organism, and mostly affect its long-term survival. Fungal growth is enhanced by the warm, humid atmosphere and organic substrate-rich soil, such as exists in Nigeria, and they massively infect Nigerian plants and livestock. One consequence is reduced agricultural yield, which leads to food shorta...

Effect of Monosodium glutamate on the ovaries of female sprawgle-dawley rats

ABSTRACT                                            Keywords  Monosodium glutamate; histopathology; female infertility; ovaries: sprague- dawley rats Fear  has  increased  in  recent  years,  due  to  the  adverse  reactions  and  toxicity  of monosodium  glutamate  (MSG)  which  is  commonly  used  as  a  food  additive  and there  is  growing  concern  that  this  may  play  a  critical  role  in  both  male  and  female infertil...

Plant promoting growth of bacillus

Studies of plant promoting growth of bacillus it has been shown that bacillus methylothropicus enhance the growth of varies plant such capsicum annum 

THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL POTENTIALS OF MUSHROOM

INTRODUCTIONWhat is a ‘Mushroom’? The term ‘mushroom’ is used here according to the definition of Chang and Miles as ‘a macrofungus with a distinctive fruiting body, which can be hypogeous or epigeous, large enough to be seen with the naked eye and to be picked by hand (Chang ST, Miles PG, 2004)."Mushroom" describes a variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems, and the term is used even more generally to describe both the fleshy fruiting bodies of some Ascomycota and the woody o...

MICROBIAL LOAD OF PALM WINE AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF FERMENTATION

MICROBIAL LOAD OF PALM WINE AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF FERMENTATIONTABLE OF CONTENTTitle page PageCertification iDedication iiAcknowledgement iiiTable of Contents ivList of Tables vList of Figures viAbstract 1 Introduction and Literature Review 2Materials and Method 15Results 25Discussion 30Conclusion 39References 41LIST OF TABLESTable 1: Physicochemical properties of the palm...

PREVALENCE OF HELICOBACTER PYLORI IGG AND STOOL ANTIGEN DETECTION FROM DYSPEPTIC PATIENTS IN JOS, NIGERIA

PREVALENCE OF HELICOBACTER PYLORI IGG AND STOOL ANTIGEN DETECTION FROM DYSPEPTIC PATIENTS IN JOS, NIGERIA Ombugadu, D.O1, Oladele O.V1,2, Onuoha, S. C3* Omisope , O4 and Ani, A11Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, P.M.B 2084 Jos , Plateau State, Nigeria; 2Department of Educational Services, Universal Basic Education, P.M.B 163 Garki Abuja, Nigeria. 3Department of Biotechnology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. 4Dep...

Microbiological Evaluation in ilorin Metropolis

ABSTRACT            The presences of pathogenic microorganism in ice cream such as Salmonella Species, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli have been well documented, but examination of pathogenic bacteria like Bacillus cereus Yersinia enterocolitica, Brucella species and E.coli O157:H7 have been rarely studied. These studies indicated the necessity for a more steady microbial examination of ice cream since ice cream is particularly consumed by children of vulnerable age groups. Ice ...

The presence of microorganisms present in the indoor air coming from out air conditioners

To determine the presence of microorganisms present in the indoor air coming from out air conditioners.CHAPTER ONE1.0          INTRODUCTION1.1 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM1.2 SCOPE OF WORK1.3 JUSTIFICATION       1.4 AIM AND OBJECTIVECHAPTER TWO2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW      2.1 COMMON FUNGI ISOLATED FROM INDOOR AIR      2.1.1 ASPERGILLUS SPP2.1.2 CLADOSPORIUM SPP2.1.3 PENICILLIUM SPP     2.2 COMMON BACTERIA ISOLATE...


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