Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology

Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2024

  • Research Article

    Qualitative Analysis of Mycotoxins by Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)

    Sowmya Kengarangappa Lakshman, Ramalingappa Bellibatlu*

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Dec. 27, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 06, 2024
    Published: Jan. 18, 2024
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    Abstract: Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by various molds and fungi. While they are more commonly associated with crops such as grains, nuts, and fruits, they can also be found in bakery food products that use these ingredients as raw materials. The presence of mycotoxins in bakery products can pose health risks if consumed in large quan... Show More
  • Research Article

    Evaluation of Rhizobial Strain of Faba Bean for Symbiotic Performance Grown in Acid-Prone Areas, Guagusa Shekudad District

    Mamo Bekele*, Getachew Yilma

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: Dec. 11, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 02, 2024
    Published: Feb. 05, 2024
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    Abstract: Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a legume crop grown primarily for its edible seeds (beans) and a major legume seed consumed by humans worldwide. So as boost its productivity, application of naturally symbiotic fertilizer is essential. Hence, the objective of this trial was to evaluate rhizobia naturally associated with faba bean for acidic soil. In or... Show More
  • Research Article

    Seasonal Population Trends of Microbial Communities in Oil Tainted Soils in Greater Port Harcourt Area, Nigeria

    Wanjala Paul Muyoma*, Boadu Kwasi Opoku, Eliud Nalianya Wafula, Etela Ibisime

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2024
    Pages: 12-28
    Received: Dec. 21, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 06, 2024
    Published: Feb. 20, 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.fem.20241001.13
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    Abstract: The utilization of oil in industries has devastating effect to the environment. Industrial effluents and oil spills are continuously contaminating the soil. Further, seasonality influences the distribution of pollutants in soil. Consequently, soil microbial biota and ecological processes are affected. This study assessed the effect of seasonality o... Show More