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Development of an amylolytic Lactobacillus plantarum silage strain expressing the Lactobacillus amylovorus alpha-amylase gene
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A recombinant alpha-amylolytic L. plantarum strain with the starch-degrading ability displayed by Lactobacillus amylovorus would seem to have considerable potential as a silage inoculant for crops such as alfalfa, in which water-soluble carbohydrate levels are frequently low but starch is present as an alternative carbohydrate source.
Assessment of Pediococcus acidilactici as a Potential Silage Inoculant
TLDR
The results suggest that P. acidilactici G24 may be useful as a silage inoculant for crops with a sufficiently high water-soluble carbohydrate level.
Seasonality, population dynamics and production of planktonic rotifers in Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland
TLDR
The abundances, population dynamics and production of the rotifer community of Lough Neagh were examined for a three year period and K. cochlearis as the most successful species is explained as its perennial appearance and adaptation to the low annual temperature cycle found in the lough.
Comparative analysis of amylolytic lactobacilli and Lactobacillus plantarum as potential silage inoculants
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Lactobacillus amylophilus was found to be intolerant of low acid conditions but displayed considerable potential for the industrial production of lactic acid from inexpensive starch-based substrates as it fermented sugars to the desirable L(+) isomer of Lactic acid only.
A Limnological Reconnaissance of the Lough Erne System, Ireland
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A chlorophyll a map of the surface water of the lower lake, obtained by fluorometry, showed the relationship between algal biomass and depth of water and the export of soluble P is related to the human population density in the catchment.
Induction of the resting phase in the planktonic diatom Aulacoseira subarctica in very low light
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Experiments in a light gradient showed that 1·2 μmol m-1 s-1 continuous light was sufficient to keep the cells in the vegetative stage and under lower illumination the resting phase was induced.
Phosphorus inactivation in a eutrophic lake by the direct addition of ferric aluminium sulphate changes in phytoplankton populations
SUMMARY. 1. Reduced total phosphorus concentrations in the summer which followed the addition of iron aluminium sulphate to White Lough failed to reduce significantly the phytoplankton. which
LIGHT BREAK IN THE DARK PERIOD DEPRESSES THE GROWTH RATE OF A FRESHWATER PLANKTONIC DIATOM
The growth rate of the freshwater planktonic diatom Aulacoseira subarctica (O. Mull.) Haworth was significantly depressed when the dark period in a 6:18 light: dark cycle was interrupted by a one
Dominance of Lactobacillus plantarum strains in grass silage as demonstrated by a novel competition assay
TLDR
An assay was developed for assessing the competitive ability of potential Lactobacillus plantarum silage inoculants and the ability of the test inoculant to outcompete a standard strain.
THE EFFECT OF AN INTERRUPTED DARK PERIOD ON THE GROWTH RATE OF SOME MARINE AND FRESHWATER PLANKTONIC DIATOMS
Seven marine and freshwater diatoms were grown in a 6:18 L:D cycle with a one hour light break in the middle of the dark period. The freshwater diatom Fragilaria crotonensis showed a depressed growth
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