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homofermentative lactobacilli[¦hō·mō·fər′men·tə·tiv ¦lak·tō·bə¦sil·ē]
Bacteria that produce a single end product, lactic acid, from fermentation of carbohydrates.
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Many studies have indicated that inoculating forage with homofermentative lactobacilli
such as L.
1998; 1999b) have reported that the inoculation of forage with homofermentative lactobacilli
, such as Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, promotes lactic acid fermentation and improves silage quality.
LAB inoculants, mainly homofermentative Lactobacilli
, are often used as silage additives to stimulate lactic acid fermentation, reducing pH and thus inhibiting undesirable microorganisms and protein hydrolysis of silages (Ohyama et al.