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Factors Affecting Uptake of Cervical Cancer Early Detection Measures Among Women in Thika, Kenya
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This study explored awareness, attitudes, and behavior toward cervical cancer and screening measures among the women in Thika, Kenya and provides a basis for designing programs that will be acceptable and accessible to a larger population, resulting in a reduced cervical cancer burden.
Sporomusa aerivorans sp. nov., an oxygen-reducing homoacetogenic bacterium from the gut of a soil-feeding termite.
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Previously undescribed, homoacetogenic bacteria were isolated from gut homogenates of the soil-feeding termite Thoracotermes macrothorax and assigned to Sporomusa aerivorans sp.
Pathogenicity of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae to the tobacco spider mite Tetranychus evansi
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This study demonstrates the prospects of pathogenic fungi for the management of T. evansi by demonstrating the population density of mites reduced and conidia formulated in oil outperformed the ones formulated in water.
Isolation and characterisation of bacteria from the haloalkaline Lake Elmenteita, Kenya
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The results show that the use of different media with varying compositions can help retrieve novel bacterial diversity from the soda lake environment.
Effects of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae on mortality, fecundity and egg fertility of Tetranychus evansi
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Adult and deutonymphs were more susceptible to fungal infection than larval and protonymphal stages at all the concentrations and the concentration level influenced the mortality of the different mite stages.
Diversity of Termitomyces Associated with Fungus-Farming Termites Assessed by Cultural and Culture-Independent Methods
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Considering the rarity of Termitomyces fruiting bodies, it is suggested to base the future taxonomy of the group mainly on well-characterized and publicly accessible cultures.
Sporotalea propionica gen. nov. sp. nov., a hydrogen-oxidizing, oxygen-reducing, propionigenic firmicute from the intestinal tract of a soil-feeding termite
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16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain TmPN3 is a firmicute that clusters among the Acidaminococcaceae, a subgroup of the Clostridiales comprising obligately anaerobic, often endospore-forming bacteria that possess an outer membrane.
Degradation of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) by bacterial isolates from cultivated and uncultivated soil.
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It is shown that there are microorganisms in the soil that can degrade DDT and that the rate of degradation is dependent on the presence and numbers of microbes in the soils with the required degradative ability, environmental factors and access of the microbes to DDT.
Bacterial Diversity in the Haloalkaline Lake Elmenteita, Kenya
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It can be concluded that Lake Elmenteita harbours phylogenetically diverse groups of bacteria involved in complex metabolic interactions within the Lake’s ecosystem.
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