Sumaiya F Jamal-Ally

Sumaiya F Jamal-Ally
University of KwaZulu-Natal | ukzn · School of Life Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My current research is focussed on: 1. the biodegradation of hydrocarbon industrial wastes and in lab research wastes, tracking biotransformations using GCMS. 2. testing and optimisation for Vexila's new antimicrobial nanotech SiR formulations for use for their high voltage insulators, medical equipment and prosthetics. 3. helping rural small scale dairy communities improve their source to sale milking methods and reducing microbial contamination.
Additional affiliations
June 2005 - present
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer and Module co-ordinator for: BIMI 120 Introductory Biochemistry & Microbiology. Micr 220 - Introductory Microbial Ecology. Micr 307 - Environmental Microbial Biotechnology. Micr 724 - Advanced Environmental Microbiology.
June 2005 - present
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Advanced Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology Arbuscular Mycorrhiza and soil microbial interactionsin-vitro root organ culture systems; in-vitro plant systems; Endophytes; Microbial Ecophysiology; Industrial Microbiology

Publications

Publications (7)
Article
This study aims to compare the biodegradability efficiency of spent coolant waste by wild-type microalga versus mutagenised Scenedesmus vacuolatus. The biodegradation efficiency of both groups microalgae was evaluated using dehydrogenase activity (DHA) and total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) degradation using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry...
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Background: Milk is one of the most nutritious foods providing a variety of proteins, fats, minerals, and vitamins needed to maintain, grow, and develop the body. The aim of this study was to assess microbial and chemical adulterants of raw cow milk collected from dairy farms of Hlabisa villages, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Methods: A tot...
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Locally, the petroleum, aluminum and steel milling industries have expressed considerable interest in the utilization of bioremediation as a means for reducing their lubricant waste. Since hydrocarbons accumulate within microalgae, the aim of this study was to determine the efficiency of Scenedesmus vacuolatus vs a microalgal consortium (Chlamydomo...
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In the aluminum and steel industry there is no specialized bioremediation of the pure or spent hydrocarbon rolling oils. Hazardous waste management companies remove the spent oils which eventually end up being dumped at local hazardous material dump sites. The lack of an environmentally friendly strategy to reduce the hazardous waste from factories...
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Extraneous DNA interferes with PCR studies of endophytic fungi. A procedure was developed with which to evaluate the removal of extraneous DNA. Wheat (Triticum aestivum) leaves were sprayed with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and then subjected to physical and chemical surface treatments. The fungal ITS1 products were amplified from whole tissue DNA extr...
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A holistic approach was used to study the mycotrophic nature of the commercial sugarcane varieties grown in KwaZulu-Natal. All varieties were mycotrophic, but N12 had the highest overall mycorrhization and was therefore selected to be used in a pot study, to assess if indigenous AMF and microflora enhanced or suppressed sugarcane growth levels. Ove...
Thesis
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A novel holistic approach was used to study the mycotrophic nature of commercial sugarcane varieties grown in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. All five varieties were mycotrophic, but N12 had the highest overall mycorrhization and was selected for a pot study to assess the growth response of sugarcane to inoculation with indigenous arbuscular mycorrhiz...

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Projects (5)
Project
To develop alternative waste management method using microalgae for the treatment of industrial lubricant and process wastes
Archived project
To isolate microbes from hydrocarbon lubricant wastes produced industrial processes. To ultimately modify the microbial biotechnology for bioremediation of hydrocarbon lubricant wastes.
Archived project
Ti identify and isolate microbes from samples from various laval caves of Mount Etna, Italy.