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Plant-Derived Antimicrobial Activities for Use in Animal Feed (ERDF KEF)

Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, UK
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  • Set up a functional hydroponics facility using test plants for inclusion in antimicrobial screens. Provide hydroponically produced material for antimicrobial screens.
  • Provide research support to optimise hydroponic production of active components in target plants from antimicrobial screens.
  • Refine extraction methodologies for hydroponically produced material with suitable starting protocols provided by collaborators.
  • Conduct animal trial on up to 3 compounds identified from screens and provided by the consortium. The compounds will be tested in steers for their ability to reduce load of surrogate pathogens E. Coli and Listeria.
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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