Accession Number:

AD0269786

Title:

PROTEIN-PRODUCING MICROORGANISM

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV

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Report Date:

1961-12-06

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A protein-producing microorganism was recently discovered in the intestines of pigs by Ivan Orobinskiy at the Krasnoyarsk Agricultural Institute. The microorganism utilizes nitrogen from the air to produce protein. It also produces small amounts of lactic acid, vitamins, growth hormones, and antibiotics. The chief value of Orobinskiys microorganism lies in its ability to increase the protein content of potatoes from 1 to 8, of grain husks from 1.5 to 9.5, of ground-up straw up to 4, and of silage up to 2. Feeding piglets a provenderbacterin, prepared by inoculation of potato mash by a pure culture of the microorganism, increased their weight 70 to 90 over that of control animals. Mass production of Orobinskiys provender-bacterin is being arranged in Siberia. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE