International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017

  • Clinical Assessment of Lactobacillus gasseri Strain, Selected by In-Vitro Tests

    Irina Marinova Gotova, Zhechko Panayotov Dimitrov, Hristo Miladinov Naidenski

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 156-160
    Received: 27 April 2017
    Accepted: 22 May 2017
    Published: 16 June 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmb.20170204.11
    Abstract: Lactobacillus gasseri G4 strain isolated from healthy human volunteer was selected as one of the best adhesive strain among a large group of lactobacilli. In-vitro tests for establishment of immunomodulatory potential of selected lactic acid bacteria were carried out. Three different analytical models were used for evaluation, according to the spec... Show More
  • Climate and Plasmodium falciparum Infection on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria

    Okokon Ita Ita, Ubong Aniefiok Udoh, Kenneth Ogar Inaku, Anthony Achizie Iwuafor

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 161-165
    Received: 10 April 2017
    Accepted: 18 May 2017
    Published: 30 June 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmb.20170204.12
    Abstract: The occurrence and prevalence of malaria depend on several factors, both climatic and non-climatic. Given that the Jos plateau is more temperate than other parts of Nigeria, this work set out to look at the prevalence of malaria infection on the Jos plateau. Capillary blood samples were collected from 200 febrile patients of both sexes attending th... Show More
  • Isolation and Identification of Airborne Pathogenic Fungi from the Hospitals at Dhamar Governorate, Yemen

    Hameed Ahmed Golah, Maged Ahmed Al-Garadi, Mohamed Salah, Najla Baghza, Hesham Al-Mahdi, Mohamed Al-Dhorani, Abdulgani Al-Sharma

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 166-170
    Received: 24 March 2017
    Accepted: 13 June 2017
    Published: 14 July 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmb.20170204.13
    Abstract: The air in many indoor environments also contains spores; however, the hospital indoors environments may lead to spread the pathogenic fungi spores among hospitalized patients. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify the airborne pathogenic fungi from the Hospitals environment at Dhamar governorate, Yemen. The study was conducted in four ... Show More
  • Percentage Yield and Proximate Composition of Cheese Produced from Sheep Milk Using Different Coagulants

    Ogunlade Ayodele Oluwayemisi, Oyetayo Victor Olusegun, Ojokoh Anthony Okhonlaye

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 171-175
    Received: 5 April 2017
    Accepted: 15 May 2017
    Published: 14 July 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmb.20170204.14
    Abstract: West African soft cheese (wara) produced from sheep milk was processed with different coagulants which are Calotropis procera leaves, Carica papaya leaves, lemon juice and steep water from maize, millet and soghurm. The results of the percentage yield shows that Calotropis procera coagulated milk had the highest percentage yield of 25.60% while war... Show More
  • Cyanide and Macro-Nutrients Content of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Biomass Cultured in Cassava Mill Effluents

    Sylvester Chibueze Izah, Sunday Etim Bassey, Elijah Ige Ohimain

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 176-180
    Received: 28 September 2017
    Accepted: 26 October 2017
    Published: 20 November 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmb.20170204.15
    Abstract: This study investigated the cyanide and some macro nutrient contents of Saccharomyces cerevisiae biomass cultured in cassava mill effluents. The S. cerevisiae biomass produced was filtered and washed with distilled water and then re-filtered. The resultant sludge/biomass recovered were oven dried. The cyanide and macro nutrient contents were analyz... Show More
  • Fungal Morphogenesis Tracking of Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici on Leaf Freed of Epicuticular Wax Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

    Samar Mohamed Esmail, Ibrahim Sobhy Draz

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 181-188
    Received: 4 October 2017
    Accepted: 6 November 2017
    Published: 30 November 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmb.20170204.16
    Abstract: Fungal morphogenesis development of Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici was tracked on leaves freed of epicuticular wax using the scanning electron microscopy during successive times, 1 day post inoculation (dpi), 2 dpi, 3 dpi, 4 dpi, 5 dpi and 7 dpi. A conidium seen 1 dpi landing on a leaf showed spore germination and the presence of primary germ tub... Show More