Anthony I Okoh

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Affiliation: University of Fort Hare
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC): a recurring decimal in infants' and travelers' diarrhea
    Anthony I Okoh
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
    Rev Environ Health 23:135-48. 2008
  2. pmc Evaluation of the anti-Listeria potentials of some plant-derived triterpenes
    Dambudzo Penduka
    Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Zululand, P Bag X1001, KwaDlangezwa, 3886, South Africa
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 13:37. 2014
  3. pmc Interactions of antibiotics and methanolic crude extracts of Afzelia Africana (Smith.) against drug resistance bacterial isolates
    Olayinka Aiyegoro
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, North West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa
    Int J Mol Sci 12:4477-503. 2011
  4. pmc In vitro anti-listerial activities of crude n-hexane and aqueous extracts of Garcinia kola (heckel) seeds
    Dambudzo Penduka
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa E mail
    Int J Mol Sci 12:6952-65. 2011
  5. pmc Quantitative RT-PCR detection of hepatitis A virus, rotaviruses and enteroviruses in the Buffalo River and source water dams in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Vincent Nnamdigadi Chigor
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:4017-32. 2012
  6. pmc Inadequately treated wastewater as a source of human enteric viruses in the environment
    Anthony I Okoh
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2620-37. 2010
  7. doi request reprint In-vitro antagonistic characteristics of crude aqueous and methanolic extracts of Garcinia kola (Heckel) seeds against some Vibrio bacteria
    Dambudzo Penduka
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Molecules 16:2754-65. 2011
  8. pmc Antibiotic susceptibility profiles of some Vibrio strains isolated from wastewater final effluents in a rural community of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Anthony I Okoh
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    BMC Microbiol 10:143. 2010
  9. pmc Studies on the bacteriological qualities of the Buffalo River and three source water dams along its course in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Vincent N Chigor
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, 5700, Alice, South Africa
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 20:4125-36. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Seasonal and spatio-temporal distribution of faecal-indicator bacteria in Tyume River in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
    Timothy Sibanda
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, University of Fort Hare, P Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, RSA, South Africa
    Environ Monit Assess 185:6579-90. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC): a recurring decimal in infants' and travelers' diarrhea
    Anthony I Okoh
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
    Rev Environ Health 23:135-48. 2008
    ..Parenteral or oral fluid and electrolyte replacement is used to prevent dehydration, and broad-spectrum antibiotics are used in chronic or life-threatening cases, but in most cases, should be avoided because of severe side effects...
  2. pmc Evaluation of the anti-Listeria potentials of some plant-derived triterpenes
    Dambudzo Penduka
    Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Zululand, P Bag X1001, KwaDlangezwa, 3886, South Africa
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 13:37. 2014
    ..This therefore calls for research into substitute treatments, of which, medicinal plants derived compounds offer a viable alternative...
  3. pmc Interactions of antibiotics and methanolic crude extracts of Afzelia Africana (Smith.) against drug resistance bacterial isolates
    Olayinka Aiyegoro
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, North West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa
    Int J Mol Sci 12:4477-503. 2011
    ..The detection of synergy between the extract and antibiotics demonstrates the potential of this plant as a source of antibiotic resistance modulating compounds...
  4. pmc In vitro anti-listerial activities of crude n-hexane and aqueous extracts of Garcinia kola (heckel) seeds
    Dambudzo Penduka
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa E mail
    Int J Mol Sci 12:6952-65. 2011
    ..The results therefore show the potential presence of anti-Listerial compounds in Garcinia kola seeds that can be exploited in effective anti-Listerial chemotherapy...
  5. pmc Quantitative RT-PCR detection of hepatitis A virus, rotaviruses and enteroviruses in the Buffalo River and source water dams in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Vincent Nnamdigadi Chigor
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:4017-32. 2012
    ..The presence of enteric viruses in Buffalo River may constitute public health risks and the incidence of HAV at all the sites could reflect both the epidemiological status of hepatitis A and HAV persistence in the water environments...
  6. pmc Inadequately treated wastewater as a source of human enteric viruses in the environment
    Anthony I Okoh
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2620-37. 2010
    ..This paper reviews the major genera of pathogenic human enteric viruses, their pathogenicity and epidemiology, as well as the role of wastewater effluents in their transmission...
  7. doi request reprint In-vitro antagonistic characteristics of crude aqueous and methanolic extracts of Garcinia kola (Heckel) seeds against some Vibrio bacteria
    Dambudzo Penduka
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Molecules 16:2754-65. 2011
    ..We conclude that Garcinia kola seeds hold promise as a potential source of therapeutic compounds of relevance in Vibrio infections management...
  8. pmc Antibiotic susceptibility profiles of some Vibrio strains isolated from wastewater final effluents in a rural community of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Anthony I Okoh
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    BMC Microbiol 10:143. 2010
    ..The disk diffusion method was used for the characterization of the antibiogram of the isolates. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was employed to evaluate the presence of established antibiotic resistance genes using specific primer sets...
  9. pmc Studies on the bacteriological qualities of the Buffalo River and three source water dams along its course in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Vincent N Chigor
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, 5700, Alice, South Africa
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 20:4125-36. 2013
    ..Provision of adequate sanitary infrastructure will help prevent source water contamination, and public health education aimed at improving personal, household and community hygiene is imperative...
  10. doi request reprint Seasonal and spatio-temporal distribution of faecal-indicator bacteria in Tyume River in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
    Timothy Sibanda
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, University of Fort Hare, P Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, RSA, South Africa
    Environ Monit Assess 185:6579-90. 2013
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  11. doi request reprint Water quality assessment: surface water sources used for drinking and irrigation in Zaria, Nigeria are a public health hazard
    Vincent N Chigor
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, South Africa
    Environ Monit Assess 184:3389-400. 2012
    ..We conclude that these water bodies are potentially hazardous to public health and that proper sewage treatment and river quality monitoring are needed to warn against hazards to public health...
  12. pmc Antibiogram, adhesive characteristics, and incidence of class 1 integron in Aeromonas species isolated from two South African rivers
    Isoken H Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Biomed Res Int 2013:127570. 2013
    ..9%). This investigation provides a baseline data on antibiotic resistance as well as the adhesive characteristics of Aeromonas isolates from Tyume and Kat rivers in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. ..
  13. pmc Preliminary phytochemical screening and in vitro antioxidant activities of the aqueous extract of Helichrysum longifolium DC
    Olayinka A Aiyegoro
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:21. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to evaluate in vitro antioxidant activities and to screen for phytochemical constituents of Helichrysum longifolium DC. [Family Asteraceae] aqueous crude extract...
  14. pmc Characterization of a bioflocculant produced by a consortium of Halomonas sp. Okoh and Micrococcus sp. Leo
    Kunle Okaiyeto
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5097-110. 2013
    ..The bioflocculant produced by the bacterial consortium appears to hold promising alternative to inorganic and synthetic organic flocculants that are widely used in wastewater treatment. ..
  15. doi request reprint Detection of potential risk of wastewater effluents for transmission of antibiotic resistance from Vibrio species as a reservoir in a peri-urban community in South Africa
    Etinosa O Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Int J Environ Health Res 21:402-14. 2011
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  16. pmc In vitro antilisterial properties of crude methanol extracts of Garcinia kola (Heckel) seeds
    Dambudzo Penduka
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:694828. 2012
    ..ivanovii strains LEL 30 and LEL 18...
  17. pmc Antibiotic susceptibility profile of Aeromonas species isolated from wastewater treatment plant
    Isoken H Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:764563. 2012
    ..This study further supports wastewater as potential reservoirs of antibiotic resistance determinants in the environment...
  18. pmc Municipal wastewater effluents as a source of listerial pathogens in the aquatic milieu of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: a concern of public health importance
    Emmanuel E O Odjadjare
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2376-94. 2010
    ..The study demonstrates a potential negative impact of the wastewater effluent on the receiving environment and suggests a serious public health implication for those who depend on the receiving watershed for drinking and other purposes...
  19. doi request reprint Bioflocculant production by a consortium of Streptomyces and Cellulomonas species and media optimization via surface response model
    Uchechukwu U Nwodo
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa Electronic address
    Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 116:257-64. 2014
    ..7 mg, 9.3mg and 17.8 mg per 100mg. The high flocculation activity of the bioflocculant suggests commercial potential...
  20. doi request reprint Variations in the physicochemical characteristics of the Buffalo River in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Vincent N Chigor
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, South Africa
    Environ Monit Assess 185:8733-47. 2013
    ..Urgent measures are needed to safeguard the river in view of the potential health concerns as many households rely solely on the untreated river water. ..
  21. pmc Commensal Pseudomonas species isolated from wastewater and freshwater milieus in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, as reservoir of antibiotic resistant determinants
    Isoken H Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:2537-49. 2012
    ..The presence of bla(TEM) gene and integrons conserved segment in some of the isolates is worrisome and suggest Pseudomonas species as important reservoirs of multidrug resistance genes in the Eastern Cape Province environment...
  22. doi request reprint Synergistic interaction of Helichrysum pedunculatum leaf extracts with antibiotics against wound infection associated bacteria
    Olayinka A Aiyegoro
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Biol Res 42:327-38. 2009
    ..We propose that extracts of the leaves of Helichrysum pedunculatum could be of relevance in combination therapy and as a source of resistance modifying principies that could be useful as treatment options for persistent wound infections...
  23. doi request reprint Occurrence of potentially pathogenic vibrios in final effluents of a wastewater treatment facility in a rural community of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Etinosa O Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Res Microbiol 160:531-7. 2009
    ..001) in the final effluent. We conclude that rural wastewater treatment facilities in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa are potential sources of Vibrio pathogens in the aquatic environment of the communities...
  24. doi request reprint Seasonal abundance and distribution of Vibrio species in the treated effluent of wastewater treatment facilities in suburban and urban communities of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
    Etinosa O Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    J Microbiol 49:224-32. 2011
    ..05) across the seasons in both locations. This study underscores the potential of WWTPs to be sources of Vibrio pathogens in the watershed of suburban and urban communities in South Africa...
  25. doi request reprint Studies on the biocidal and cell membrane disruption potentials of stem bark extracts of Afzelia africana (Smith)
    David A Akinpelu
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Biol Res 42:339-49. 2009
    ..5 microg/ml of proteins from the same organisms at the same concentration and exposure time. We propose that the stem bark of Afzelia africana is a potential source of bioactive compounds of importance to the pharmaceutical industry...
  26. doi request reprint Acute toxicity and hepatotoxicokinetic studies of Tamarindus indica extract
    Uchechukwu U Nwodo
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Molecules 16:7415-27. 2011
    ..Dose standardization in folk herbal medicine is imperative as T. indica used as food and medicine has been shown to be toxic at high doses. Brine shrimp and chicken embryos may be comparably used as medium for toxicity assay...
  27. doi request reprint Detection and distribution of putative virulence associated genes in Aeromonas species from freshwater and wastewater treatment plant
    Isoken H Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    J Basic Microbiol 53:895-901. 2013
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  28. doi request reprint Quantitative detection and characterization of human adenoviruses in the Buffalo River in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Vincent N Chigor
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, South Africa
    Food Environ Virol 4:198-208. 2012
    ..This work is a significant contribution to the molecular epidemiology of adenoviruses and to the best of our knowledge this is the first report on detection of enteric virus from surface waters in the Eastern Cape...
  29. ncbi request reprint Production and characterization of bioflocculant produced by Halobacillus sp. Mvuyo isolated from bottom sediment of Algoa Bay
    Sekelwa Cosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Environ Technol 33:967-73. 2012
    ..0). The chemical analysis of the bioflocculant revealed that it contained mainly polysaccharide and protein...
  30. pmc Lignin peroxidase functionalities and prospective applications
    Ayodeji O Falade
    SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Microbiologyopen . 2016
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Evaluation of flocculating performance of a thermostable bioflocculant produced by marine Bacillus sp
    Kunle Okaiyeto
    a South Africa Medical Research Council SAMRC, Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Environ Technol 37:1829-42. 2016
    ..9%) and chemical oxygen demand reduction efficiency (75.3%) in Tyume River. The high flocculating rate of MBF-W7 makes it an attractive candidate to replace chemical flocculants utilized in water treatment. ..
  32. ncbi request reprint Characterization and flocculation efficiency of a bioflocculant produced by a marine Halobacillus
    Sekelwa Cosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Environ Technol 34:2671-9. 2013
    ..2% compared with 82.6%, 74.5% and 70.9% for polyethylimine, ferric chloride and alum, respectively. This bioflocculant has immense promise as a substitute to inorganic and synthetic flocculants in view of their hazard implications...
  33. doi request reprint Halomonas sp. OKOH--a marine bacterium isolated from the bottom sediment of Algoa Bay--produces a polysaccharide bioflocculant: partial characterization and biochemical analysis of its properties
    Leonard V Mabinya
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Molecules 16:4358-70. 2011
    ..Also, initial pH of 7.0 and Ca²⁺ supported optimal production of the bioflocculant with flocculating activities of 87% respectively. Chemical analyses revealed the bioflocculant to be a polysaccharide...
  34. pmc Vibrio fluvialis: an unusual enteric pathogen of increasing public health concern
    Etinosa O Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, P Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:3628-43. 2010
    ..This paper addresses the epidemiology of this pathogen; pathogenesis of its disease; and its clinical manifestations in humans...
  35. pmc Implications for public health demands alternatives to inorganic and synthetic flocculants: bioflocculants as important candidates
    Kunle Okaiyeto
    SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa
    Microbiologyopen 5:177-211. 2016
    ..The molecular biology and synthesis of bioflocculants are also discussed. ..
  36. pmc Antibacterial and Antioxidant Properties of the Leaves and Stem Essential Oils of Jatropha gossypifolia L
    Sunday O Okoh
    SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Biomed Res Int 2016:9392716. 2016
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  37. pmc Characterization of a Bioflocculant (MBF-UFH) Produced by Bacillus sp. AEMREG7
    Kunle Okaiyeto
    South Africa Medical Research Council SA MRC, Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, 5700 Alice, South Africa
    Int J Mol Sci 16:12986-3003. 2015
    ..The bioflocculant retained high flocculating activity of 90% after heating at 100 °C for 1 h. MBF-UFH appears to have immense potential as an alternative to conventional chemical flocculants. ..
  38. pmc Multiple antibiotic resistances among Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli O157 in feces of dairy cattle farms in Eastern Cape of South Africa
    Benson C Iweriebor
    SA MRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa
    BMC Microbiol 15:213. 2015
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  39. doi request reprint Characterization and Flocculating Properties of a Biopolymer Produced by Halomonas sp. Okoh
    Kunle Okaiyeto
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Water Environ Res 87:298-303. 2015
    ..Scanning electron micrograph revealed the amorphous structure of the bioflocculant. These results suggest potential applicability of the bioflocculant produced by Halomonas sp. Okoh industrially. ..
  40. doi request reprint Bacillus toyonensis strain AEMREG6, a bacterium isolated from South African marine environment sediment samples produces a glycoprotein bioflocculant
    Kunle Okaiyeto
    SA MRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Molecules 20:5239-59. 2015
    ..The outstanding flocculating performance of REG-6 holds great potential to replace the hazardous chemical flocculants currently used in water treatment...
  41. pmc Occurrence of virulence genes associated with diarrheagenic Escherichia coli isolated from raw cow's milk from two commercial dairy farms in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
    Lesley Anne Caine
    Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:11950-63. 2014
    ..The amplification of pathogenic genes associated with diarrheagenic E. coli from cows' raw milk demonstrates that potentially virulent E. coli strains are widely distributed in raw milk and may be a cause of concern for human health...
  42. pmc Assessment of water quality in Asa River (Nigeria) and its indigenous Clarias gariepinus fish
    Olatunji M Kolawole
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:4332-52. 2011
    ..It was inferred that the downstream Asa River is polluted and its aquatic biota is bacteriologically contaminated and unsafe for human and animal consumption...
  43. pmc Assessment of the incidence of enteric adenovirus species and serotypes in surface waters in the eastern cape province of South Africa: Tyume River as a case study
    Timothy Sibanda
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:949216. 2012
    ..Most adenovirus positive samples were obtained from areas of increased population densities. The presence of adenoviruses may confirm the risk of its transmission to the human population...
  44. doi request reprint Bioflocculant production by Virgibacillus sp. Rob isolated from the bottom sediment of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Sekelwa Cosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Molecules 16:2431-42. 2011
    ..4%) and peptone (70.4%) as sole sources of carbon and nitrogen, alkaline pH (12) (74%); and the presence of Fe2+ (74%). Chemical analysis of the bioflocculant revealed it to be a polysaccharide...
  45. doi request reprint Emerging Vibrio species: an unending threat to public health in developing countries
    Etinosa O Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1341, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Res Microbiol 159:495-506. 2008
    ..This review underscores the need for a proactive approach to risk factors for emerging Vibrio infections, so as to establish adequate prevention measures...
  46. doi request reprint Macrolide, glycopeptide resistance and virulence genes in Enterococcus species isolates from dairy cattle
    Benson C Iweriebor
    1 SA MRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa 2 Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    J Med Microbiol 65:641-8. 2016
    ..A high prevalence of multidrug-resistant enterococci isolates was detected in this study and the genetic repertoire to survive in the presence of antimicrobial agents was present in these organisms. ..
  47. doi request reprint Antibiogram characterization and putative virulence genes in Aeromonas species isolated from pig fecal samples
    Isoken H Igbinosa
    SA MRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 23:12199-205. 2016
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  48. doi request reprint Detection of antibiotic resistance, virulence gene determinants and biofilm formation in Aeromonas species isolated from cattle
    Isoken H Igbinosa
    SA MRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 22:17596-605. 2015
    ..The possession of a biofilm-forming capability by such isolates may lead to difficulty during the management of infection related to Aeromonas species...
  49. pmc Molecular detection and characterization of resistant genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from DNA isolated from tuberculosis patients in the Eastern Cape province South Africa
    Nolwazi L Bhembe
    Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Fort Hare, PMB X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 14:479. 2014
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  50. doi request reprint Stem bark extract and fraction of Persea americana (Mill.) exhibits bactericidal activities against strains of bacillus cereus associated with food poisoning
    David A Akinpelu
    SA MRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Molecules 20:416-29. 2014
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  51. pmc Prevalence and characterisation of non-cholerae Vibrio spp. in final effluents of wastewater treatment facilities in two districts of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: implications for public health
    Anthony I Okoh
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, P Bag X1314, Alice, Eastern Cape, 5700, South Africa
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 22:2008-17. 2015
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  52. doi request reprint Assessment of the risks for human health of adenoviruses, hepatitis A virus, rotaviruses and enteroviruses in the Buffalo River and three source water dams in the Eastern Cape
    Vincent N Chigor
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa
    Food Environ Virol 6:87-98. 2014
    ..The QMRA presented here is the first of its kinds in the Eastern Cape Province and provides the building block for a quantitatively oriented local guideline for water quality management in the Province...
  53. pmc Phytochemical screening and polyphenolic antioxidant activity of aqueous crude leaf extract of Helichrysum pedunculatum
    Olayinka A Aiyegoro
    Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Int J Mol Sci 10:4990-5001. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that H. pedunculatum is endowed with antioxidant phytochemicals and could serve as a base for future drugs...
  54. pmc Assessment of Tamarindus indica extracts for antibacterial activity
    Uchechukwu U Nwodo
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa E Mails V N C A I O
    Int J Mol Sci 12:6385-96. 2011
    ..25 mg/mL against Escherichia coli ATCC 11775; and the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) ranged from 125 mg/mL against Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 10145 to 250 mg/mL against Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6051...
  55. pmc Seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigenemia and its effects on hematological parameters in pregnant women in Osogbo, Nigeria
    Olatunji M Kolawole
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    Virol J 9:317. 2012
    ..The transmission of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is parenteral, sexual and perinatal. Prevention of vertical transmission of HBV is extremely important because HBV infection in early life usually results in a chronic carrier State...
  56. pmc Bacterial exopolysaccharides: functionality and prospects
    Uchechukwu U Nwodo
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Int J Mol Sci 13:14002-15. 2012
    ..Due to the extensive applications of bacterial exopolysaccharides, this overview provides basic information on their physiologic and morphologic functions as well as their applications and prospects in the medical and industrial sectors...
  57. pmc A freshwater streptomyces, isolated from Tyume River, produces a predominantly extracellular glycoprotein bioflocculant
    Uchechukwu U Nwodo
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa E Mails U U N E G L V M M O A
    Int J Mol Sci 13:8679-95. 2012
    ..The bioflocculant showed a lattice structure as seen by SEM imaging. Its high flocculation activity suggests its suitability for industrial applicability...
  58. pmc Studies on bioflocculant production by Arthrobacter sp. Raats, a freshwater bacteria isolated from Tyume River, South Africa
    Leonard V Mabinya
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa E Mails L V M S C U N
    Int J Mol Sci 13:1054-65. 2012
    ..0 (flocculating activity 84%), and when Mg(2+) was used as cation (flocculating activity 77%). Composition analyses indicated the bioflocculant to be principally a glycoprotein made up of about 56% protein and 25% total carbohydrate...
  59. doi request reprint Effects of fractionation and combinatorial evaluation of Tamarindus indica fractions for antibacterial activity
    Uchechukwu U Nwodo
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Molecules 16:4818-27. 2011
    ..7-57.1% and 60-40% against Gram negative and positive strains (TiB subfractions), respectively, 100-85.7% and 40-0% against Gram negative and positive strains (TiC, TiD and TiE sub-fractions)...
  60. doi request reprint Physicochemical quality of an urban municipal wastewater effluent and its impact on the receiving environment
    Emmanuel E O Odjadjare
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700, South Africa
    Environ Monit Assess 170:383-94. 2010
    ....
  61. pmc Virulence and antimicrobial resistance factors of Enterococcusspp. isolated from fecal samples from piggery farms in Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Benson C Iweriebor
    SA MRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    BMC Microbiol 15:136. 2015
    ..In this paper, we report the prevalence of Enterococcus in respect to species distribution, their virulence and antibiogram profiles...
  62. pmc Antibiotic susceptibilities of enterococcus species isolated from hospital and domestic wastewater effluents in alice, eastern cape province of South Africa
    Benson Chuks Iweriebor
    SA MRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, 1 King Williams Town Road, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 12:4231-46. 2015
    ....
  63. pmc Emerging Aeromonas species infections and their significance in public health
    Isoken H Igbinosa
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:625023. 2012
    ..This review presents an overview of emerging Aeromonas infections and proposes the need for actions necessary for establishing adequate prevention measures against the infections...
  64. pmc Multidrug resistance and plasmid patterns of Escherichia coli O157 and other E. coli Isolated from diarrhoeal stools and surface waters from some selected sources in Zaria, Nigeria
    Vincent N Chigor
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice, 5700 Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:3831-41. 2010
    ..The occurrence of plasmid-mediated multidrug resistant E. coli O157 in surface waters used as sources for drinking, recreation and fresh produce irrigation heightens public health concern...
  65. pmc Prevalence of adenovirus respiratory tract and hiv co-infections in patients attending the University of Ilorin, teaching hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
    Olatunji M Kolawole
    Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    BMC Res Notes 7:870. 2014
    ..This study was conducted between December, 2010 and March, 2011 to investigate the prevalence of Adenovirus Respiratory Tract and HIV co-infections in Patients attending the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Ilorin, Nigeria...
  66. pmc Prevalence and antibiogram profiling of Escherichia coli pathotypes isolated from the Kat River and the Fort Beaufort abstraction water
    Nolonwabo Nontongana
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:8213-27. 2014
    ..coli strains that can cause serious health risks to humans who drink raw water from this river, or in the case that consumption of treated drinking water coincides with failed drinking water processes. ..
  67. doi request reprint Mixed culture fermentation and media optimization by response surface model: Streptomyces and Brachybacterium species in bioflocculant production
    Uchechukwu U Nwodo
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Molecules 19:11131-44. 2014
    ..FTIR spectrometry showed the bioflocculant to be a heteropolysaccharide, while SEM imaging revealed an amorphous loosely arranged fluffy structure with interstial spacing of less than 1 µm...
  68. pmc Antibiotic producing potentials of three freshwater actinomycetes isolated from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
    Timothy Sibanda
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa E Mails T S L V M N M
    Int J Mol Sci 11:2612-23. 2010
    ..These freshwater actinomycetes appear to have immense potential as a source of new antibacterial compound(s)...
  69. ncbi request reprint Escravos light crude oil degrading potentials of axenic and mixed bacterial cultures
    Emmunuel E O Odjadjare
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa
    J Gen Appl Microbiol 54:277-84. 2008
    ..Although specific growth rate and biomass were important at the initial stages of biodegradation, there was no significant correlation between growth rate and biomass and the extent of biodegradation of Escravos light crude oil...
  70. doi request reprint In-vitro antibacterial properties of crude aqueous and n-hexane extracts of the husk of Cocos nucifera
    Taiwo Adesola Akinyele
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group AEMREG, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, P Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
    Molecules 16:2135-45. 2011
    ..56 Log₁₀ and 6.4 Log₁₀ cfu/mL after 8 hours interaction in 1 x MIC and 2 x MIC. This study revealed the huge potential of C. nucifera extracts as alternative therapies against microbial infections...