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Main Title Utilization of Fibrous Wastes as Sources of Nutrients.
Author Leatherwoo, J. M. ;
CORP Author North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Animal Science.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EP-00274; 670/2-73-090;
Stock Number PB-223 625
Additional Subjects ( Cellulose ; Biodeterioration) ; ( Animal nutrition ; Cellulose) ; ( Feeding stuffs Cellulose) ; Enzymes ; Bacteria ; Anaerobic processes ; Fermentation ; Fungi ; Newsprint ; Materials recovery ; Hydrolysis ; Solid waste disposal ; Waste recycling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-223 625 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
The purpose of this study was to develop a biological system for conversion of natural cellulosic wastes to products that can be utilized as nutrients by animals. Efforts toward development of a fermenter for the growth of an anaerobic cellulolytic bacteria on cellulosic materials were not successful because the yield of bacterial cells and other products was too low. However, a repression mechanism was demonstrated on the synthesis of cellulose that prevents accumulation of sugar from the hydrolysis of cellulose. The strictly anaerobic bacteria Ruminococcus albus was successfully grown on petri plates. Trichoderma viride cultures also were used in laboratory experiments for degradation of cellulose.