Research Papers/Topics in Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Physico-Technical And Tableting Properties Of Grades Of Microcrystalline Cellulose Derived From Sorghum And Andropogon Plants

ABSTRACTThe processing technique for production of alpha and microcystalline cellulose usingSorghum bicolor and Andropogon gayanus as starting materials was established. Theeffect of reagent type and concentration, pH, temperature, digestion and bleaching timeon the quality and yield of the powdered cellulose grades &as studied. Acute toxicitytest on the derived polymers was investigated using albino mice. The physicotechnicalproperties of the new polymeric materials were studied. A Carver hy...

In-Vitro Susceptibility of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis to Extracts of Uvaria Afzelli Scott Elliot and Tetracera Alnifolia Willd

ABSTRACT: Tuberculosis is a global burden with one –third of the world’s population infected with the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis and an annual 2 million deaths from the disease. This high incidence of infection and the increased rate of resistant strains of the organism (MDR- and XDR- TB) have called for an urgent need to develop new anti-tuberculosis drugs from plants. The crude extract of Uvaria afzelli Scott Elliot (Annonaceae) root bark, and leaves and root bark of Tetracera ...

Molecular Characterisation Of Some Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella Enterica Of Human Origin In Southeast Nigeria

ABSTRACT There has been an increase in the occurrence of antibiotic resistance among Salmonella enterica, one of the commonest causative agents of Salmonella infections. Fluoroquinolones and third generation cephalosporins are usually the drugs of choice in the management of Salmonella infections. Previous reports have indicated common occurrence of multi-drug resistance (MDR) including resistance to β-lactams and fluoroquinolones among clinical Gram-negative organisms. However, there ...