International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020

  • Emergence of Multi-Drug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Broiler Chicks

    Jihan Mostafa Badr, Fawzy Reyad El Saidy, Amal Abdelwahed Abdelfattah

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 41-47
    Received: 2 November 2019
    Accepted: 8 April 2020
    Published: 17 April 2020
    Abstract: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogenic bacterium responsible for serious problems in poultry farms and is one of the most relevant pathogens causing human opportunistic infections. Poultry has been suggested to be a reservoir for antibiotic resistance bacteria that may aggravate the problem of pseudomonas infection. The present work ... Show More
  • Molecular Characterization of Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamase from Enterobacter cloacae, E. coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae from Pregnant Women in South-south Nigeria

    Florence Zion Uyanga, Emmanuel Olufemi Ekundayo, Emmanuel Onwubiko Nwankwo, Inimfon Akaninyene Ibanga

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 48-54
    Received: 7 February 2020
    Accepted: 21 February 2020
    Published: 21 April 2020
    Abstract: Extended spectrum beta-lactamase prevalence is still on the increase across the world and has been implicated in urinary tract infections in Nigeria. TEM, SHV and CTX-M are becoming more common with CTX-M-15 becoming more significant as it is associated with complicated urinary tract infections. This study was conducted to evaluate distribution of ... Show More
  • The Pore-forming Leukotoxins from S. aureus Involve Ca2+ Release-Activated Ca2+ Channels and Other Types of Ca2+ Channels in Ca2+ Entry into Neutrophils

    Leïla Staali, Didier André Colin

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 55-68
    Received: 13 April 2020
    Accepted: 30 April 2020
    Published: 15 May 2020
    Abstract: The pore-forming bi-component leukotoxins from Staphylococcus aureus induce two independent cellular events 1) the formation of trans-membrane pores not permeable to divalent ions and 2) the opening of pre-existing Ca2+ channels in human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs). The influx of Ca2+ and Mn2+ (Mn2+ was used as a Ca2+ surrogate) in Fura2-l... Show More
  • Prevalence of Urinary and Intestinal Schistosomiasis Among Rice Framers in Asutsuare, Ghana

    Michael Fokuo Ofori, Bernard Opoku Peprah, Selorme Adukpo, Emmanuel Kakra Dickson, Isaac Anim-Baidoo, Richard Henry Asmah

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 69-73
    Received: 25 March 2020
    Accepted: 10 April 2020
    Published: 28 May 2020
    Abstract: Schistosomiasis (urinary and intestinal) is a chronic, water-borne parasitic disease caused by blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. The disease poses health problems in Ghana and is known to be associated with recreational and agricultural activities that involving frequent contact with freshwater. This study, therefore, determined the prevalence... Show More