Characteristics of the indigenous microflora from five silage crops in 1987

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dc.contributor.author Hart, R.A.
dc.contributor.author Niroomand, F.
dc.contributor.author Bolsen, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Lubinski, M.A.
dc.contributor.author Aimutis, W.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-02T21:34:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-02T21:34:00Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6438
dc.description.abstract Indigenous lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were isolated from five silage crops in the 1987 growing season: wheat, alfalfa, com, interseeded grain sorghum and soybeans, and forage sorghum. All crops had post-harvest LAB counts that exceeded 5 x 105 colony-forming units/g. There were no significant correlations between rate of fermentation during the first 7 d post-ensiling and the indigenous LAB counts. However, corn and sorghum, which fermented rapidly, had higher populations of homofermentative LAB, and the isolates showed higher rod to cocci ratios compared to the other three crops. Most of the homofermentative rods isolated were Lactobacillus plantarum, and most of those isolates had slow growth rates and narrow growth temperature ranges. A variety of heterofermentative lactobacilli were isolated from all five crops. Two unidentifiable Streptococcus species were isolated from wheat and alfalfa. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1990 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 90-361-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 592 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Microflora en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Lactic acid bacteria en_US
dc.title Characteristics of the indigenous microflora from five silage crops in 1987 en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1990 en_US
dc.citation.epage 117 en_US
dc.citation.spage 114 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1990, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, February, 1990 en_US


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