Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 164–168 | Cite as

Biological ensiling of sugarcane tops

VII. Isolation and characteristics of lactic acid bacteria
  • D. A. S. Callieri
  • E. Malacalza


The following lactic acid bacteria were isolated from sugarcane tops silage:Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus buchneri, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Pediococcus cerevisiae, Leuconostoc mesenteroides andStreptococcus lactis. The isolates were grown in a synthetic medium and the final pH, sugar uptake and the effect of adding CaCO3 and L1, L2 and L3 factors was observed. The importance of the buffering capacity of the ensiled material for the silage process with a view to the occurrence of lactic acid bacteria is discussed.


Lactobacillus Lactic Acid Bacterium Synthetic Medium Lactobacillus Plantarum Sugar Uptake 
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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. S. Callieri
    • 1
  • E. Malacalza
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology “Dr. Luis Verna”University of TucumánArgentina

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