Dr Mduduzi Paul Mokoena

Dr Mduduzi Paul Mokoena is an academic from the Microbiology Discipline at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His research interests include investigation of microbes from traditional fermentation as a way of enhancing nutrition; use probiotics in the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infection. In addition to research into the microbial breakdown of chemical environmental pollutants; and production of bio-fertilizers from food-waste and sludge.

 Quote:   "A life well lived is a life well shared".
Position:   Lecturer
Qualifications:   MSc
Discipline:   Microbiology
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 7405
 Email:   mokoenap@ukzn.ac.za
 Research Areas:   Probiotics, Disease Control, Environmental Bioremediation
 Recent Publications:  

Mokoena, M.P. (2017). Lactic Acid Bacteria and Their Bacteriocins: Classification, Biosynthesis and Applications against Uropathogens: A Mini-Review. Molecules, 22, 1255.

Fang Ji, Mduduzi P. Mokoena, Hongyan Zhao, Ademola O. Olaniran and Jianrong Shi (2017). Development of an immunochromatographic strip test for the rapid detection of zearalenone in wheat from Jiangsu province, China. PLoS ONE, 12(5): e0175282, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175282.

Ademola O. Olaniran, Lettisha Hiralal, Mduduzi P. Mokoena and Balakrishna Pillay (2017). Flavour-active volatile compounds in beer: Production, regulation and control. Journal of the Institute of Brewing; 123(1): 13-23. DOI 10.1002/jib.389.

Ademola O. Olaniran, Lekita Singh, Ajit Kumar, Paul Mokoena and Balakrishna Pillay. 2017. Aerobic degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid  and other chlorophenols by Pseudomonas strains indigenous to contaminated soil in South Africa: Growth kinetics and degradation pathway. Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology.

M.P. Mokoena, T. Mutanda, and A.O. Olaniran. 2016. Perspectives on the probiotic potential of lactic acid bacteria from African traditional fermented foods and beverages. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 60: 29630 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/fnr.v60.29630

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