Isolation of a Lactobacillus plantarum strain used for obtaining a product for the preservation of fodders

  • Emanuel Vamanu Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Center – Biotehnol, Bd. Mărăşti no. 59, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
  • Adrian Vamanu Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Center – Biotehnol, Bd. Mărăşti no. 59, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
  • O Popa Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Center – Biotehnol, Bd. Mărăşti no. 59, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
  • Gheorghe Câmpeanu Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Center – Biotehnol, Bd. Mărăşti no. 59, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: Lactobacillus plantarum, molasses, corn extract, , lactic acid

Abstract

An important problem in the field of animal nutrition is the preservation of fodder, which is done in silos for maintaining the nutritive value of the fodders. In anaerobic conditions, the lactic bacteria ferment the glucosides in the silo, leading to the formation of lactic acid and acetic acid, which cause the pH to decrease and inhibit the development of butyric bacteria. The enrichment of the ensiled fodders with probiotic products confers on them the role of maintaining a microbial flora inside the digestive tract favourable to animal health.

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 4 (5), pp. 403-408, 2005
Published
2005-08-16
Section
Articles

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