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  • Baloi, B.; Matsheka, M.I.; Gashe, B.A. (Global Science Books, http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/, 2011)
    Halophilic bacteria from the Makgadikgadi salt pans in north central Botswana were isolated using culture-dependent methods. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of the 16S rRNA gene and phylogenetic analysis were ...
  • Matsheka, Maitshwarelo Ignatius; Mpuchane, Sisai; Gashe, Berhanu Abegaz; Allotey, Joseph; Khonga, Elenimo B.; Coetzee, Stephan H.; Murindamombe, Gervas (Scientific Research Publishing Inc. http://www.scirp.org/journal/fns/, 2014)
    Biltong is a dried ready to eat meat product that is produced and consumed to a large extent in Botswana. A study was undertaken with the objective of determining the microbial quality and isolating and identifying the ...
  • Matsheka, M.I.; Lastovica, A.J.; Elisha, B.G. (American Society for Microbiology. http://jcm.asm.org/, 2001)
    A 1.6-kb DNA fragment isolated from a Campylobacter concisus genomic library gave C. concisus-specific restriction fragment length patterns when it was used as a probe in hybridization studies. All of the strains ...
  • Mogobe, K.D.; Tshiamo, W.; Bowelo, M. (Elsevier, www.rhmjournal.org.uk, 2007)
    This paper describes the maternity monitoring system in Botswana, developed in 1998, and the main methods used: maternal death and morbidity reviews at service delivery level, analysis by the National Maternal Mortality ...
  • Muzila, M.; Setshogo, M.P.; Mpoloka, S.W. (Academic Journals; http://www.academicjournals.org/ijbc, 2011)
    Harpagophytum is bitypic and native to Southern Africa. Its two species are Harpagophytum procumbens and H. zeyheri. H. procumbens is medicinal. A reliable method of identifying the species is through its fruit. However, ...
  • Gnonlonfin, G.J.B.; Hell, K.; Fandohan, P.; Siame, A.B. (Elsevier B.V. www.elsevier.com/locate/ijfoodmicro, 2008)
    The presence of fungi, aflatoxins and fumonisin B1 in cassava and yam chips (during 28 processing and storage) were evaluated during two consecutive seasons in two agroecological zones of Benin (Northern Guinea Savannah, ...
  • Moyo, S.; Gashe, B.A.; Collison, E.K.; Mpuchane, S. (Elsevier / www.elsevier.com/locate/ijfoodmicro, 2003)
    This present study was undertaken to find optimum conditions of pH, temperature and, period of incubation for the pectinolytic activity of Kluyveromyces wickerhamii isolated from rotting fruits and to assess the effect ...
  • Morobe, I.C.; Obi, C.L.; Nyila, M.A.; Gashe, B.A.; Matsheka, M.I. (Academic Journals, http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB, 2009)
    Listeria monocytogenes is known to cause epidemic and sporadic cases of listeriosis. The present study investigated the occurrence, antibiograms and molecular serotypes of the organism in various retail outlets in Gaborone, ...
  • Chaturvedi, P.; George, S.; John, A. (British Journal of Biomedical Science. http://www.ibms.org/index.cfm?method=publications.british_journal, 2007)
    In the present study, preventive and protective effects of Ocimum gratissimum in ethanol-induced hepatotoxicity are assessed in albino rats. A methanol extract of O. gratissimum leaves is prepared, with a yield of 3.5% ...
  • Mpoloka, S.W. (Academic Journals, www.academicjournals.org, August 18, 2010)
    Residual long-term effects of increased UV-B radiation were investigated in an indigenous plant species, Dimorphotheca sinuata, by analysing photosynthetic gene expression. Reductions were observed in the amount of the ...
  • Bonyongo, M.C.; Mubyana, T. (South African Journal of Science, http://www.sajs.co.za/, 2004)
    WETLANDS SUCH AS THE OKAVANGO Delta, located in semi-arid regions, are of great ecological, environmental and socio-economic importance. In most cases, however, few data exist on nutrient cycling in these areas. This ...
  • Thior, I.; Gabaitiri, L.; Grimes, J.; Shapiro, R.; Lockman, S.; Kim, S.; Kebaabetswe, P.; Garmey, E.; Montano, M.; Peter, T.; Chang, S.; Marlink, R.; Essex, M. (Elsevier www.elsevier.com/locate/pateducou, 2007)
    Objective: To determine uptake and socio-demographics predictors of acceptance of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) among postpartum women in Botswana. Methods: Women attending maternal and child health clinics for ...

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