|01 MÃ¤r 2023||
on the topic Isolation and characterization of enzyme producing gut microbiota of black soldier fly larvae
Insects and their gut microbes share a close relationship due to the many beneficial functions performed by the microbes. These functions include the production of enzymes, the detoxification of plant defence compounds and insecticides, the maintenance of the life cycle, host fertility, bioremediation, pest biocontrol, the production of antimicrobial compounds, and the provision of vitamins, amino acids, and lactic acids. Such symbiotic relationships between insects and microorganisms have evolved so that the insects can benefit from the production of key hydrolytic enzymes like amylase, cellulase, lignocellulase, protease, lipid hydrolase, xylanase, pectinase, chitinase, laccase, etc., which aid in the digestion of dietary compounds.
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Application deadline is 31.03.2023.
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|03 Feb 2023||
on the topic „Transcriptome analysis of a pulsed electric field induced stress response in a milk starter culture.“
The use of starter lactic acid bacteria in fermented foods, such as dairy products, affects the safety and quality of the final product. The acidification of milk by the starter cultures not only promotes the safety of the product, but also the coagulation of proteins and the formation of the gel matrix. Published research has shown that pre-treatment of mixed starter cultures of Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus with mild pulsed electric fields has an effect on the rate of fermentation, the degree of proteolysis, and the firmness of the yogurt. The mechanism behind these phenotypic changes in product characteristics is thought to be due to a transient response of the starter culture to oxidative stress. In this work, the underlying mechanism will be determined by transcriptome analyses.
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|03 Feb 2023||
on the topic "Screening for oleaginous microorganisms and first characterization"
The production of high-quality edible vegetable oils and fats is currently based on the collection of oleaginous fruits and extraction by mechanical pressing. However, the production of oils and fats from plants requires intensive use of resources such as arable land, water and fertilizers. To meet global demand, vast areas of rainforest are cleared and converted to agricultural land, destroying ecosystems. Biotechnological production of oils and fats by oleaginous microorganisms has gained focus in the last decade and is emerging as a cost-effective alternative for environmentally friendly and socially fair production of oils and fats for human consumption. In this thesis, microorganisms with the potential to produce oils and fats are going to be isolated from agro-industrial waste in Lower Saxony, identified and characterized with respect to their yield.
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