International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019

  • Microbiological Evaluation of Artisanal Food Quality and of Good Manufacturing Practice in Agroindustries of the Far West Region of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil

    Eliandra Mirlei Rossi, Diane Scapin, Monica Lourdes Rosanelli, Jessica Fernanda Barreto Honorato, Larissa Menezes Kochhann

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 113-120
    Received: 31 August 2019
    Accepted: 29 September 2019
    Published: 15 October 2019
    Abstract: The foodborne diseases are responsible for high economic looses and expressive social problems, which makes the microbiological quality of foods an important aspect of public health. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) training courses have been used in order to prevent foodborne diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the microbiological qu... Show More
  • Stability Study of the Pigment Extract from a Wild Pycnoporus sanguineus

    Huanhuan Zhang, Xiang Gao, Xiali Guo, Alexander Kurakov, Fuqiang Song

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 121-127
    Received: 23 September 2019
    Accepted: 4 October 2019
    Published: 16 October 2019
    Abstract: The stability of crude pigment of Pycnoporus sanguineus strain 28cc under different conditions was assessed. The strain was isolated from the fruit body of the fungus collected in Fenglin National Nature Reserves (China) and had been identified by morphological and rDNA-ITS based approach. The natural pigments were obtained from cultural liquid of ... Show More
  • Alteromonas macleodii KS62 (MTCC 12606): A Novel κ-Carrageenase Producing Microorganism

    Prajakta Naval, Chandra Sainathan

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 128-132
    Received: 22 August 2019
    Accepted: 11 September 2019
    Published: 23 October 2019
    Abstract: A κ-carrageenan degrading bacterium was isolated from decaying red seaweeds. Based on biochemical characterization and 16S rRNA sequence the isolate was identified as Alteromonas macleodii KS62. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study reporting κ-carrageenan degrading bacterium of species Alteromonas macleodii. κ-carrageenase enzyme p... Show More
  • Improved Detection of Shigella Species in Diarrheic Children in Ghana Using Invasion Plasmid Antigen H-based Polymerase Chain Reaction Technique

    Susan Afua Damanka, Michael Ofori, Adi Behar, Shiri Meron Sudai, Anya Bialik, George Enyimah Armah, Dani Cohen

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 133-136
    Received: 21 November 2019
    Accepted: 11 December 2019
    Published: 24 December 2019
    Abstract: Shigella species play an important role in the morbidity and mortality of children <5 years of age in low and middle-income countries. Previous surveillance studies to evaluate the burden of Shigella disease in Ghana involved conventional culture method which most probably resulted in underestimated prevalence. As efforts are being made globally to introduce vaccines against Shigella and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), this study sought to estab... Show More