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Spread of multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR) including extensively drug resistant turberculosis (XDR TB), in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is an airborne pathogen that is easily transmitted from person to person. An intact immune system prevents the organism from causing disease in most individuals. In South Africa, the ...
Morphology, membrane characterization and detection of a bacterium associated with ratoon stunting disease of sugarcane.
Ratoon stunting disease (RSD) of sugarcane was first recognized in 1944 in Queensland, Australia (Steindl, 1961). The disease occurs worldwide and causes significant yield losses, especially during drought. RSD produces ...
Response of endothelial cells to exposure to Chlamydia trachomatis, biovar LGV.
Although both are caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) presents differently from the infections caused by Oculogenital (OG) strains. The endothelium of blood and lymph vessels allows passage of ...
Cloning of the endomannanase from Scopulariopsis candida LMK008 and evaluation of its effect on the digestibility on animal feed.
Present within the biodiverse hypersaline environment are a wide variety of halotolerant filamentous fungi. Many of these phytopathogens are capable of hydrolysing plant cell wall polysaccharides such as hemicellulose which ...
Characterization of 1, 2-DCA degrading Ancylobacter aquaticus strains isolated in South Africa.
1,2-Dichloroethane (1,2-DCA), a highly toxic and recalcitrant compound, is produced anthropogenically in larger quantities than any other chlorinated compound. It is regarded as a mutagen and carcinogen, thus making it ...
Detection of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae amongst neonates in a regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal : screening for carbapenemase production and MIC correlation.
Carbapenemases are the primary cause for the increase in carbapenem resistance in Gram- negative Enterobacteriaceae. These enzymes are β-lactamases and have the ability to hydrolyse almost all β-lactam antibiotics thereby ...
Molecular characterization of the tetM gene in clinical isolates of neisseria gonorrhoeae in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Gene expression analysis of squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus using a novel real time PCR probe system
Squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus (OSCC) is a common malignancy that occurs with high frequency in certain parts of the world, including South Africa. The aetiology of OSCC has remained unclear although many studies ...