Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology

Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016

  • Phenotypic Profile of Isolated Strains of Environmental Mycobacteria in the Buruli Ulcer Endemic Zones in Cote d`Ivoire (2015)

    Vakou N. Sabine, Coulibaly Kalpy J., Aka N’guett, Kakou Ngazoa E. Solange, Coulibaly N’golo D., Djaman Allico, Dosso Mireille

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 28-33
    Received: 20 August 2016
    Accepted: 2 November 2016
    Published: 30 November 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.fem.20160206.11
    Abstract: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are microorganisms of the genus Mycobacterium. They are widely present in the environment (soil, water, sediment, aquatic plants ....). They are responsible for many infections as reported by several authors. The purpose of this study is to isolate and identify mycobacteria in the water and sediments found in hype... Show More
  • Bioremediation Potentials of Hydrocarbonoclastic Bacteria Isolated from Petroleum Refinery Effluent

    Enimie Endurance Oaikhena, Dominic Bawa Makaije, Samuel Denwe, Muhammad Muktar Namadi, Omolola Elizabeth Fatanmi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 34-37
    Received: 8 February 2016
    Accepted: 17 May 2016
    Published: 9 December 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.fem.20160206.12
    Abstract: Petroleum effluent is discharged into River Rido and this poses a threat to the communities that utilize the water downstream of River Rido, the ultimate recipient of the effluent. A total of five hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria were isolated from the petroleum refinery effluent. The isolates were inoculated separately into mineral salt medium supplem... Show More
  • Hydrocarbon Degradation Potentials of Fungi Associated with Oil-Contaminated Soil from Selected Mechanic Workshops in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

    Edna Ifeoma Chukwura, Nwando Miriam. Ojiegbu, Amechi Sampson Nwankwegu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 38-44
    Received: 29 October 2016
    Accepted: 21 November 2016
    Published: 20 December 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.fem.20160206.13
    Abstract: Biodegradation potentials of soil mycobiota isolated from five automobile mechanic workshops and a farmland in Awka town on engine oil were investigated using standard methods. The place has variable climatic condition with peak of annual rainfall in August and temperature range of 32 - 42°C. Heterotrophic fungal counts from the soil samples in col... Show More
  • Eco Friendly Recovery of Silver from Used X-ray Films by Alkaline Protease of Bacillus Cereus Strain S8

    Lakshmi B. K. M., Hemalatha K. P. J.

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 45-48
    Received: 13 October 2016
    Accepted: 31 October 2016
    Published: 29 December 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.fem.20160206.14
    Abstract: Silver is a precious metal used in photographic/X-ray film industry. The waste X-ray films contain 1.5-2%(w/w) black metallic silver which is recovered and reused. Around 18-20%of the world's silver needs are supplied by recycling photographic waste. Since silver is linked to gelatin in the emulsion layer, it is possible to break the same and relea... Show More