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Studies from University of Ljubljana Have Provided New Information about Food Technology (Potential of Selected Rumen Bacteria for Cellulose and...

July 15, 2014

Studies from University of Ljubljana Have Provided New Information about Food Technology (Potential of Selected Rumen Bacteria for Cellulose and Hemicellulose Degradation)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Food Technology. According to news originating from Domzale, Slovenia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Herbivorous animals harbour potent cellulolytic and hemicellulolytic microorganisms that supply the host with nutrients acquired from degradation of ingested plant material. In addition to protozoa and fungi, rumen bacteria contribute a considerable part in the breakdown of recalcitrant (hemi)cellulosic biomass."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Ljubljana, "The present review is focused on the enzymatic systems of three representative fibrolytic rumen bacteria, namely Ruminococcus flavefaciens, Prevotella bryantii and Pseudobutyrivibrio xylanivorans. R. flavefaciens is known for one of the most elaborated cellulosome architectures and might represent a promising candidate for the construction of designer cellulosomes. On the other hand, Prevotella bryantii and Pseudobutyrivibrio xylanivorans produce multiple free, but highly efficient xylanases. In addition, P. xylanivorans was also shown to have some probiotic traits, which makes it a promising candidate not only for biogas production, but also as an animal feed supplement."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Genomic and proteomic analyses of cellulolytic and hemicellulolytic bacterial species aim to identify novel enzymes, which can then be cloned and expressed in adequate hosts to construct highly active recombinant hydrolytic microorganisms applicable for different biotechnological tasks."

For more information on this research see: Potential of Selected Rumen Bacteria for Cellulose and Hemicellulose Degradation. Food Technology and Biotechnology, 2014;52(2):210-221. Food Technology and Biotechnology can be contacted at: Faculty Food Technology Biotechnology, Univ Zagreb, Kacieceva 23, 41000 Zagreb, Croatia (see also Food Technology).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Zorec, Univ Ljubljana, Biotech Fac, Dept. of Anim Sci, SI-1230 Domzale, Slovenia. Additional authors for this research include M. Vodovnik and R. Marinsek-Logar.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Domzale, Slovenia, Food Technology

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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