Experiments were conducted to evaluate the microbiological quality and develop a quality index method (QIM) scheme for farmed pintado fish (Pseudoplatystoma corruscans), with estimation of shelf life. Microbiological analyses showed that two samples of pintado fish were unacceptable for human consumption due to the presence of Salmonella spp. The presence of Staphylococcus aureus in all six samples of pintado can be... Read more.
The reports on some foodborne lactic acid bacteria (LAB) possessing antibiotic resistance (AR) genes on mobile genetic elements are on the increase. In Nigeria, such information is rare. This study was therefore designed to determine the presence and locations of AR genes in LAB isolated from locally grown salad vegetables. The LAB used in this study were previously isolated from Nigerian grown cabbage, carrot, cucumber... Read more.
Due to the looming spread of resistance to classical antimicrobial agents, innovative therapeutic methods are in dire need to combat the onslaught of resistant bacterial pathogens. This study examines the antimicrobial efficacy of a phytochemical and a metallic nanoparticle against the top Gram positive resistant pathogen. The potential synergy of these two agents was also evaluated. The antibacterial activity of thymol... Read more.
Proteases constitute most important enzymes owing to their wide variety of functions and have immense applications in various industries viz., medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, leather, detergent, and food industries. Despite of their wide spread occurrence in various sources, microorganisms present remarkable potential for proteolytic enzymes production due to their extensive biochemical diversity and... Read more.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of mycoflora in 30 samples of healthy goat’s hair and sheep wool collected from different localities in Taif, Saudi Arabia, and the ability of some fungal isolates for keratinase activities. Sixty four species belonging to 28 genera were collected from the two substrates. The wool of sheep was polluted with fungi than goat hairs, and contained high total... Read more.
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is a fatal disease of goats occurring in many countries of Africa and Asia where the total goat population is more than 500 million. Vaccination is the most cost effective technique in the control of CCPP than any other control measures. In National Veterinary Institute (NVI) inactivated mycoplasma protein based vaccine obtained by centrifugation has been in use since many... Read more.
The aim of this study was to identify and characterize Salmonella species isolated from poultry value chains of Gazipur and Tangail districts of Bangladesh during the period of October 2015 to May 2016. For this purpose a total of 153 samples (35 chick meconium, 49 cloacal swab, 30 poultry carcass, 14 feed, 16 water, 7 transport swab, 2 floor swab) were collected and were subjected to various cultural, biochemical... Read more.