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Dynamics and functional role of gut microbiota in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) in their natural environment.

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme FWO-Vlaanderen

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Double blind study on the identification of Pseudomonads.

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos

In a double blind approach 600 named pseudomonas strains were distributed over 8 internationally (US-2-, Canada, Spain, Thailand, China, Sweden and Belgium) recognised laboratories for Microbiology for the identification of bacteria. The methodology applied complies with the in house...

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Diversity of rhizobia from Belgian leguminous plants: a molecular inventory

Prof. Dr. Anne Willems, Prof. Dr. Peter Dawyndt BOF-UGent

A molecular inventory of rhizobia from Belgian leguminous plants will be made. A collection of local rhizobia will be assembled. After initial screening by RFLP, identification will be achieved by multi-locus sequence analysis of housekeeping genes. Reference organisms will be included...

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Diversity of lactic acid bacteria from traditional fermented food in northern Vietnam.

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme BTC

Developing countries have very diverse food consumption patterns and agricultural production systems but miss food processing technologies that meet the challenges of food safety, food security and nutrition problems. The aim of the present project is to study and preserve the LAB...

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Diversity and nutritional modulation of fecal microbiota in the captive cheetah.

Prof. Dr. Geert Huys BOF-UGent

This project is centered around the theory that diet type, through its metabolic interaction with the intestinal microbiota, has a considerable impact on intestinal health and general well-being of captive cheetahs. It can be hypothesized that the degree of...

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Differential response of distinct taxa involved in denitrification and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium and effect on ecosystem functioning.

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos CSC

With Bacillus azotoformans a strain that is (theoretically) are capable of both DNRA and denitrification, and with in addition an unexpected redundancy for nitrous oxide production, is at our disposal. This bacterium may finally allow the identification of differentiating...

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Diagnosis and prevention of Xanthomonas fragariae in strawberry crop.

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos IWT

Bacterial leaf spot in strawberry occurs in open field cultures and is caused by the quarantine bacterium Xanthomonas fragariae. The disease is recently spreading in Flemish strawberry nurseries, in spite of its quarantine status. In 1997, the experimental station of Hoogstraten made the...

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Diagnosis and epidemiology of Burkholderia pseudomallei infections

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme ITM

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Development of fingerprints as barcodes for industrial microbial populations

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme

The projects aims to develop a mass-spectrometric fingerprint for a mixed microbial population which allow real-time microbiological assessment of the fermented product, but also of the production process. Aquakefir, a simple fermented beverage produced by 'kefir grains' upon...

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Development of a software package for the prediction of microbial shelf life in packed cooked meat products: a tool for innovation and product development in the meat product sector.

Prof. Dr. Geert Huys

Assessment of microbial spoilage is essential in the production of new food products with limited shelf life. Most mathematical models previously developed for this purpose underestimate the microbial lag phase and thus also the predicted shelf life of the products. Consequently, shelf life...

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