Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2017

  • In vitro Evaluation of Growth Inhibition of Some Common Soil Fungi by Selective and Non-selective Herbicides

    Ubogu Monday, Akponah Ejiro, Ogbaran Dickson Solomon

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 6 September 2016
    Accepted: 1 March 2017
    Published: 24 March 2017
    Abstract: The indiscriminate and excessive use of herbicides being witnessed in recent times portends possible danger to environmental and human health. To gage the likely impacts of herbicides onfungal ecosystem services, the influence of three narrow [selective (atrazine, butachlor and 2,4-D)] and two broad [non-selective (glyphosate and paraquat)] spectru... Show More
  • Microbiology of Seawater and Sand in a Selected Bathing Site of Sri Lanka – A Study Towards Microbial Quality Assessment

    Kaumadi Samarasekera, Sriyanie Indrika Abeygunawardena

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 9-18
    Received: 6 October 2016
    Accepted: 12 January 2017
    Published: 8 May 2017
    Abstract: The presence of many types of microorganisms, including potential pathogens has been reported as an integral part of coastal management programs in many countries. Therefore the purpose of this study was to examine the seawater collected from a selected bathing site in the West coast of Sri Lanka, for pollution indicating bacterial parameters. Sand... Show More