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I am asking our microbiologists if they come across any researches done on this bacteria Streptomyces somaliensis?
As you can see from it's name, it holds Somali nationality & we should know more about it? ;D

If you search it through net you will not find much information apart from that it's one of the causative agents of a disease called Mycetoma which is a chronic, granulomatous disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which sometimes involves muscle, bones, and neighboring organs. It is characterized by tumefaction, abscess formation, and fistulae. It typically affects the lower extremities, but it can occur in almost any region of the body. Mycetoma predominately occurs in farm workers, but it can also occur in the general population.

But what I need to know is, the history of this bacteria, who discovered? where did they find? any documented distribution inside Somalia? comparison between other Streptomyces???


dabcan yaa Doctoor fiih nuktah oo igu dhacaday aniga markii an dhiganayay course Introduction of Pathology simisrekii labaad cinwanka lectureka waxa u aha MADURA dabcan Profki waxa u soo garay qaybtii bagteriyada Streptomyces somaliensis المتسلسلة الصومالية markasey ardadii aan garab fadhiyay profki ku  dhaheen bacteriyada hada ayayba qacada nagula jirta profkii qosol ayu ka bixiwayay marku ogaday in ay aniga iigula jeedan markasuu dhahay leeh ya Cabdilmuncim Tajiib macaak Bacteria mina Somaal.kkkkkkk ;D ;D ;D ;D 

Doctoor, I agree 100% with you!

We must do researches about this bacteria!, & please if you know more about it, tell us!

MUNIM:- What your prof said about your bacteria ;D?

Mycetoma in Somalia - (results of a survey done from 1959 to 1964)
Destombes P, Mariat F, Rosati L, Segretain G.

The Pasteur Institute studied 103 mycetoma patients in Somalia between 1959 and 1964. Grains were seen in 94 of them and this, added to cultural features, allowed the diagnosis of 60 pathogens as follows: 44 Madurella mycetomi, 1 Leptosphaeria senegalensis, 7 Pyrenochaeta romeroi (or Madurella grisea), 3 Allescheria boydii, 1 Fusarium sp., 3 Neotestudina (Zopfia) rosatii, and 1 unidentified; 34 were actinomycetes: 24 Streptomyces somaliensis, 4 Actinomadura madurae, 3 A. pelletieri and 3 Nocardia spp. The patients delayed too long in consulting their doctors and health education is vital if amputations are to be avoided. The geographical distribution is related to climate and fungal species. In central Somalia the association of M. mycetomi and S. somaliensis, organisms characteristic of desert conditions, was found; white grain mycetomata and those caused by Nocardia spp. occurred in more humid areas. The study revealed 2 new fungi. One, obtained in culture was called Neotestudina (Zopfia) rosatii. The 3 patients affected, lived in Mudugh (2 in El Bur). The other fungus was not identified. It also was recovered from El Bur and one with similar microscopic characters has been seen in Chad and also in "territoire fran├žais des Afars et des Issas". Both fungi are desert species.

for further reading u can refer to:

Thanks Mina for your answer, but the link you provided only talks about Mycetoma as a disease not the survey...


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