International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2024

  • Research Article

    Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activity of Cassia *Occidentalis Lin on Several Multi-Resistant Microbial Strains

    Raoul Ngassaki, Raoul Ampa, Pierrette Lokanga Tchiyamba, Darrel Ornelle Elion Assiana, Gabriel Ahombo*

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Dec. 18, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 08, 2024
    Published: Jan. 23, 2024
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    Abstract: The aim of this work is to assess the antimicrobial potential of cassia occidentalis flax (Caesalpiniaceae) leaf extracts on drug-resistant microbial strains, in order to bring phytotherapeutic prescriptions into line with the potential biological activities of the chemical constituents present. Aqueous and hydro-ethanolic extracts were prepared ac... Show More
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    Determination of Aflatoxin Level in Stored Maize Flour and Risk of Exposure from Consumption of Aflatoxin Contaminated Meal in Boarding School

    Mfinanga Mariam Abdu, Suleiman Rashid, Kilima Beatrice*

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 7-14
    Received: Dec. 31, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 15, 2024
    Published: Feb. 01, 2024
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    Abstract: Maize (Zea mays) is an important staple food crops for the majority of Africans population including Tanzanians. However, maize is mostly contaminated by mycotoxins which produced by fungal species like asperigillus. This study aimed to determine the aflatoxin contamination level in stored maize flour and assess the risk of consumption of aflatoxin... Show More
  • Research Article

    Antimicrobial Effect of Moringa oleifera Leaves Extract on Foodborne Pathogens in Ground Beef

    Lucy Joshua Mwankunda*, Frida Nyamete, Beautrice Kilima

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 15-20
    Received: Jan. 08, 2024
    Accepted: Jan. 26, 2024
    Published: Feb. 05, 2024
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    Abstract: The study was done to examine the microbiological effects of Moringa oleifera as a preservation agent on ground beef held at 4°C for 72 hours. The study compared Moringa oleifera concentrations of 0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5%, and 2.0% to a preservative-free control group. This study measured Total bacteria counts (TBC), Total coliform count (TCC), Staphylococ... Show More
  • Research Article

    Assessment the Level of Awareness of Aflatoxin Contaminations in Maize-Based Meals Among Boarding School Personnel

    Mfinanga Mariam Abdu, Suleiman Rashid, Kilima Beatrice*

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2024
    Pages: 21-29
    Received: Jan. 23, 2024
    Accepted: Feb. 08, 2024
    Published: Feb. 20, 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmb.20240901.14
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    Abstract: Tanzania is a tropical country that lies few degrees south of the equator The coast area includes regions such as Dar es Salaam and Coastal region which are hot and humid with cooling breezes of the Indian Ocean. Awareness of society is a crucial aspect of ensuring the safety and quality of food. One of the risk factors in food safety is the presen... Show More