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Development of an amylolytic Lactobacillus plantarum silage strain expressing the Lactobacillus amylovorus alpha-amylase gene.
An amylolytic Lactobacillus plantarum silage strain with the starch-degrading ability displayed by Lactobacillus amylovorus was developed. An active fragment of the gene coding for alpha-amylaseExpand
Assessment of Pediococcus acidilactici as a Potential Silage Inoculant.
Eighteen Pediococcus strains were screened for their potential as silage inoculants. Pediococcus acidilactici G24 was found to be the most suitable, exhibiting a short lag phase on both glucose andExpand
Seasonality, population dynamics and production of planktonic rotifers in Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland
The abundances, population dynamics and production of the rotifer community of Lough Neagh were examined for a three year period. Keratella cochlearis was the most abundant species accounting forExpand
Comparative analysis of amylolytic lactobacilli and Lactobacillus plantarum as potential silage inoculants
Two starch-degrading Lactobacillus strains, Lactobacillus amylovorus NRRLB4540 and Lactobacillus amylophilus NCIB11546, were assessed for their potential as silage inoculants. LactobacillusExpand
A Limnological Reconnaissance of the Lough Erne System, Ireland
The Lough Erne System (Northwest Ireland) consists of two linked eutrophic lakes. Phosphorus input budgets suggested mean catchment exports of 30–62 kg total P km−2 a−1, resulting in a heavy PExpand
Induction of the resting phase in the planktonic diatom Aulacoseira subarctica in very low light
Aulacoseira subarctica was incubated in darkness under aerobic conditions at 16°C. Carbohydrate reserves were utilized within 7 days, then lipid. Chlorophyll a increased, and photosynthetic capacityExpand
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. whichExpand
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 oneExpand
Dominance of Lactobacillus plantarum strains in grass silage as demonstrated by a novel competition assay
An assay was developed for assessing the competitive ability of potential Lactobacillus plantarum silage inoculants. This assay was based on the ability of the test inoculant to outcompete a standardExpand
The seasonal succession of the zooplankton of Lough Neagh, 1968–1978
Since the first description of the zooplankton of Lough Neagh was published by Dakin and Latarche in 1913 the zooplankton of the largest lake in the British Isles has been neglected. A qualitativeExpand