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Assessment of the probiotic potential of Bacillus strains

Sugarcane bagasse is the residual material left after the stems have been crushed for sugar and is one of the most abundant agricultural wastes around the world. In Australia, it is usually incinerated to generate electricity at the mill or for the grid but excess bagasse is left outside for months in giant (usually uncovered) piles. These develop into a unique ecological niche, with interacting/competing populations of bacteria, yeast and filamentous fungi thriving in the lignocellulose-rich environment. It is also …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Ruminant digestion of temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical fodders

The nutritional value of fodder, a type of animal feed, varies depending on the climate in which it is produced (i.e., temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical). The reasons for these differences has not been fully explained.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences

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