Research Papers/Topics in Microbiology

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 

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...

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...

Antimicrobial screening , nutrients profile and Pyhtochemical analysis of the leaf extracts of Tetrapluera tetraptera

ABSTRACTPhytochemical and Antimicrobial activity of the leaves of Tetrapluera tetraptera using aqueous and ethanolic extract was studied. The leave was observed to be highly rich in polyphenols, flavonoid, reducing compounds and alkaloids. Glycosides, saponins and tanins were present in small amount, there was absence of Phlobotanins, anthraquinones and hydroxyl methyl anthraquinones. In order to confirm the exact concentration of the Phytochemicals present in the leave of T. tetraptera, a GC...

Phytochemical and Antimicrobial activity of the leaves of Tetrapluera tetraptera using aqueous and ethanolic extract

ABSTRACTPhytochemical and Antimicrobial activity of the leaves of Tetrapluera tetraptera using aqueous and ethanolic extract was studied. The leave was observed to be highly rich in polyphenols, flavonoid, reducing compounds and alkaloids. Glycosides, saponins and tanins were present in small amount, there was absence of Phlobotanins, anthraquinones and hydroxyl methyl anthraquinones. In order to confirm the exact concentration of the Phytochemicals present in the leave of T. tetraptera, a GC...

BEATRICE CHEPCHUMBA V2

Screening of microorganisms in soil

Microbiological Evaluation of Bacteria Species Isolated from Zobo and Kunnu Sold in Olabisi Onabanjo University

ABSTRACTZobo and Kunu drinks are non-alcoholic beverage that is widely produced and consumed in Nigeria.The beverage may possess health risk when contaminated due to method of preparation. Zobo and Kunu drinks were purchased from different sellers in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye Ogun State. Physical and chemical analysis of the drinks were carried out, involving pour plate were also employed to isolate bacteria from these drinks. The microbial qualities were determined using pour pl...

Effects of Palm Oil Processing Waste on Soil

ABSTRACTThe microbiological and physicochemical characteristics of soil receiving palm oil processing waste (POPW) in Abraka were investigated. The effect of palm oil processing waste was tested on loamy, sandy and clay soils. The pour plate technique was used for the isolation of the organisms. The total mean bacterial count ranged from 0.91±0.03log10CFU/g to 6.13±0.06log10CFU/g for loamy soil, 0.90±0.02log10CFU/g to 6.09±0.02log10CFU/g for sandy and 0.72±0.04 to 6.0±0.02log10CFU/g for...

Carriage of β-Lactamase and Antibiotics Resistance Plasmids by Strains of Staphylococcus Aureus Isolated from Hospital Patients in Ekpoma

ABSTRACTA total of 100 subjects were screened for  S. aureus strains, thirty (30) S. aureus isolates were obatained. The carriage of β-lactamase among the 30 isolates was determined by using starch iodine agar plate method. It was found that 19(63.3%) of the S. aureus strains were β-lactamase producing. Plasmid curing of the β-lactamase producing isolates was done using acredine orange supplimented nutrient agar to determine if their β-lactamase producing capability was plasmid mediated ...

STUDIES ON THE ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF CASTOR OIL SEED ON SOME SELECTED BACTERIA

ABSTRACT The castor plant is a robust perennial shrub of Euphorbiacaea family.  The seeds are documented to have an antibacterial profile against some bacterial organisms  such as  Escherichia  coli,  Staphylococcus  aureus,  Pseudomonas aeruginosa,    Klebsiella  pneumoniae,  Proteus  vulgaris,  and  Streptococcus pyogenes.  This  study  was  carried  out  to  ascertain  antimic...

Antimicrobial Effect of Natural Honey and Mango Leave on Pathogenic Bacteria

ABSTRACT  Honey has since been found to possess antibacterial property and is therefore employed for wound and gastro-intestinal disease therapy. This study evaluates the antibacterial spectrum and efficacy of honey and compared with tetracycline.  Different concentrations (50, 75 and 100.0 %) of honey were studied in-vitro using Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella spp, Escherichia coli and Citrobacter spp. The data obtained showed the inhibitory action of honey with clear zones of inhibition...

Comparative Evaluation of Bacteria and Fungi Diseases Associated with Saccharum officinarum (Sugarcane) in Ethnobotanical Garden of Wesley University, Ondo

ABSTRACTThe comparative evaluation of the bacterial and fungal diseases associated with Saccharum officinarum (Sugarcane) in ethnobotanical garden of Wesley University, Ondo was carried out through different microbial processes. The objectives of this work were to comparatively evaluate bacterial and fungal diseases associated with sugarcane in rainy and dry seasons, isolation and identification of bacterial and fungal diseases associated with sugarcane and development of disease inventory as...

Preliminary Investigation of the Possible Pathogenic Bacterial Contents of Some Local Non-Alcoholic Drinks

The aim of this study was to determine the safety profiles of some local non-alcoholic drinks sold within Zaria locality by isolating and characterizing the possible pathogenic bacteria found in them. For this aim, 17 samples of Zobo drink, 19 samples of Kunu zaki drink, and 15 samples of Ginger drink were analysed. Among the 51 total samples, Klebsiella pneumoniae was isolated from one Ginger drink sample; Serratia marcescens was isolated from two Zobo drink samples and two Ginger drink sa...

Prevalence of Hepatitis B serological markers among HIV infected patients

AbstractAbstractBackground: Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is defined as serologically undetectable hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg-ve), despite the presence of circulating HBV DNA (Allain, 2005). It has been documented that one of the frequent complications of HIV infection is hepatitis B co-infection and due to the common methods of transmission of these two viruses, the incidence rate of co-infection is increasing (Chen et al., 2011)Objective: To determine the prevalence of HBV sero...


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