Mr. Joshua Mbanga

Mr. Joshua Mbanga

Chairperson, Lecturer - Applied Biology & Biochemistry

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MSc Biotechnology (U.Z), Bsc (Hons) Biological Sciences (U.Z)

Prevalence and antibiotic resistance patterns and virulence genes of medical and veterinary pathogens; Molecular characterisation of important viral pathogens.


Office: SW177

Extension: 2132



Publications by Mr. Joshua Mbanga

Mafirakureva, B. Saidi and J.Mbanga(2016) Incidence and molecular characterisation of Lumpy Skin Disease Virus in Zimbabwe using the P32 gene. Tropical Animal Health and Production (accepted).

Mbanga, S. Masuku and S. Luphahla. (2015). Antibiotic Resistance Patterns and Virulence Factors of Coagulase Negative StaphylococcusAssociated with Urinary Tract Infections in Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe.British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 11(3):1-9. DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/18272 

Padya, N. Chin’ombe, M. Magwenzi, J. Mbanga,Vurayai Ruhanya and P. Nziramasanga (2015). Molecular identification of Mycobacteriumspecies of public health importance in cattle in Zimbabwe by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The Open Microbiology Journal 9: 38-42. DOI 10.2174/1874285801509010008

Mbangaand Y. O. Nyararai. (2015).Virulence gene profiles of avian pathogenic Escherichia coliisolated from chickens with colibacillosis in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 82 (1):Art, #850, 8 pages.

Khumalo, B. Saidi and J. Mbanga. (2014). Evolution of antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella enteritidis (1972 – 2005). Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 81(1): 1-6

Mbangaand R. Mudzana. (2014). Virulence Factors and Antibiotic Resistance Patterns of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli. African Journal of Microbiology Research8 (43):3678-3686

Chauke, Z. Dhlamini, J. Mbangaand S. Dube. (2014). Characterisation of Fasciola giganticaisolates from cattle from Zimbabwe using RAPD-PCR. Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science 7 (2): 67-69.

Saidi, P. Mafirakureva, and J. Mbanga. (2013). Antimicrobial Resistance of Escherichia coliIsolated from Chickens with Colibacillosis in and Around Harare, Zimbabwe. Avian Diseases57 (1): 152-154.

Mbanga, M. Ncube and A. Magumura. (2013).   Antimicrobial activity of Euclea undulataEuclea divinorumand Diospyros lycioides extracts on multidrug-resistant Streptococcus mutansJournal of Medicinal Plant Research (37):2741-2746

Mbanga, N. Mangoma and B. Saidi. (2010). An evaluation of the antimicrobial activities of Aloe barbadensis, A. chabaudiiand A. arborescensleaf extracts used in folklore veterinary medicine in ZimbabweJournal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 8(1): 99-102.

Mbanga, S. Dube  and H. Munyanduki .(2010). Prevalence and drug resistance in Bacteria of the Urinary tract infections in Bulawayo province, Zimbabwe. East African Journal of Public Health 7(3): 229 - 32.

Dube,  P. Zindi, J. Mbangaand C. Dube. (2010). A study of Scavenging poultry gastrointestinal and ecto-parasites in rural areas of Matebeleland province, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Poultry Science 9(9): 911- 915

S. Dube., O. Chifamba and J. Mbanga. (2010).Effect of method of inoculation, moisture and seedling age on foliar anthracnose development in two varieties of Sorghum bicolar (Kadoma 332 and Marapansi). Journal of Agrocrop Science 1(1): 12-18