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Microbial Water Quality Monitoring

Current Projects

Microbial pathogens dynamics and AMR

  • Transmission dynamics of Campylobacter species in rural and urban communities of the Eastern Cape Province South Africa.
  • Escherichia coli in diarrhea within the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
  • Prevalence and antibiogram profiles of Listeria species and Enterobacteriaceae isolated from freshwater resources in Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province.
  • Incidence of antibiotic resistance in members of Enterobacteriaceae and Listeria species isolated from fresh and leafy vegetables in the Sarah Baartman District municipality, Eastern Cape.
  • Endemicity of key pathogenic Listeria species in food, water and agricultural products nexus in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
  • Molecular characterization of Enterobacteriaceae and Listeria monocytogenes in irrigation water and agricultural soil samples collected from Amathole and Chris Hani District Municipality, South Africa
  • Distribution of human pathogenic vibrio species in the surface waters of the Bushenyi District Western Uganda.
  • Genetic detection of bacterial and protozoan pathogens in ticks collected at Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
  • ulti-drug resistance efflux systems and some virulence determinants in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from hospital effluent, Eastern Cape.
  • Comparative analysis of virulence determinants in vibrio species isolated from hospital and environmental wastewater effluents.
  • Fluoroquinolone-resistant O139 and non-O139 V. cholerae species in hospital wastewater effluents in the Eastern Cape Province.
  • New bioactive compounds.
  • Antibacterial compounds produced by Rhizosphere Proteobacterial species isolated from woodlands of Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipalities, Eastern Cape Province.
  • Membrane perturbation and protease inhibitory potentials of some antibacterial compounds produced by bacillus species.
  • Antibacterial compounds produced by actinobacteria species isolated from the woodlands of Raymond Mhlaba Municipality.
  • Exploration of some Actinobacteria for antimicrobial compounds against Klebsiella, Acinetobacter, Citrobacter and Listeria species.
  • Development of bacteria Laccase hybrid biosensor and use in the detection of phenolic contaminants in water.
  • Growth performance, nutritional status and blood profile of Dohne merino sheep fed diet supplemented with fossil shell flour​.
  • Assessment of the membrane perturbation and protease inhibitory potentials of antimicrobial compounds produced by some Pseudomonas species. 
  • Production and immobilization of laccase from Actinobacterial species isolated from sewage for the removal of phenolic compounds.