Latest News on Microbiology : Feb – 2020

Latest News on Microbiology : Feb – 2020

Microbiology of the  Phyllosphere

The above-ground parts of plants are normally colonized by a variety of bacteria, yeasts, and fungi. While a few microbial species can be isolated from within plant tissues, many more are recovered from the surfaces of healthy plants. The aerial habitat colonized by these microbes is termed the phyllosphere, and the inhabitants are called epiphytes. [1]

Clinical microbiology of coryneform bacteria.

Coryneform bacteria are aerobically growing, asporogenous, non-partially-acid-fast, gram-positive rods of irregular morphology. Within the last few years, there has been a massive increase in the number of publications related to all aspects of their clinical microbiology. Clinical microbiologists are often confronted with making identifications within this heterogeneous group as well as with considerations of the clinical significance of such isolates. [2]

Predictive microbiology

Predictive microbiology is based upon the premise that the responses of populations of microorganisms to environmental factors are reproducible, and that by considering environments in terms of identifiable dominating constraints it is possible, from past observations, to predict the responses of those microorganisms. [3]

An Overview of Cultural, Molecular and Metagenomic Techniques in Description of Microbial Diversity

Traditional microbiology based on the culture of microorganisms has been the mainstay of microbiology for over a century and has contributed immensely to what we now know about the harmful and beneficial roles of microorganisms. However, it has a number of limitations that has hampered the full utilization of the non-culturable majority in various ecosystems. [4]

Microbial Safety of Street Vended Fruit Juices in Dhaka City of Bangladesh

Freshly squeezed fruit juice is a nutritious drink. Its appealing look and attractive taste make it a popular drink among many different aged people. But the risk due to fresh juice consumption is very important. [5]

 

Reference

[1] Lindow, S.E. and Brandl, M.T., 2003. Microbiology of the phyllosphere. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.69(4), pp.1875-1883.

[2] Funke, G., von Graevenitz, A.L.E.X.A.N.D.E.R., Clarridge, J.3. and Bernard, K.A., 1997. Clinical microbiology of Coryneform bacteria. Clinical microbiology reviews10(1), pp.125-159.

[3] Ross, T. and McMeekin, T.A., 1994. Predictive microbiology. International journal of food microbiology23(3-4), pp.241-264

[4] O. Edet, U., P. Antai, S., A. Brooks, A., D. Asitok, A., Enya, O. and H. Japhet, F. (2017) “An Overview of Cultural, Molecular and Metagenomic Techniques in Description of Microbial Diversity”, Journal of Advances in Microbiology, 7(2), pp. 1-19. doi: 10.9734/JAMB/2017/37951

[5] Ekhlas Uddin, M., Akter, T., Anowar Khasru Parvez, M., Nahar, S., Pervin, S., Debnath, B. and Datta, S. (2017) “Microbial Safety of Street Vended Fruit Juices in Dhaka City of Bangladesh”, Journal of Advances in Microbiology, 3(2), pp. 1-7. doi: 10.9734/JAMB/2017/33651..

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