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Plant health

ILVO uses specific techniques to detect bacteria, fungi, insects, mites, nematodes, and viruses.


Aquaculture at sea

...f marine animals are valuable for very different reasons: for example, some contain anti-viral, antibacterial or anti-carcinogenic substances, or they produce substances in their body or armor that...


Gut health

...o indicate causality (cause-effect). The importance and role of the gut microbiota (all the bacteria present in the gut) is gradually becoming clear. Our diet co-determines the composition ...


Food: Food safety

...sms associated with food. Major foodborne pathogens include protozoa, viruses (e.g. norovirus), and bacteria such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and shiga-toxin-producing Esc...


Biodiversity in and on the sea floor

...ger than 1 mm), meiobenthos (smaller than 1 mm) and microbenthos (single-celled organisms such as bacteria and diatoms). The most common species groups for macrobenthos include bristle worms, bival...


Alternatives to castration of piglets

...taging behavior in the sow. The remainder is stored in fatty tissue. Skatol and indol are formed by bacteria in the large intestine in both female and (castrated) male pigs, but the presence of and...


Honey analyses

...ey research will be extended with bacteriological research on coliforms, sulfite-reducing anaerobic bacteria (Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens), osmophilic yeasts and xerophilic fu...



...ental compartments such as soil, water and air. Eventually, it is converted back to nitrogen gas by bacteria. This process is called the nitrogen cycle. Relatively recently in historical te...

News | 25/05/2020

Fertilization and disease control via soil bacteria?

...makes use of different and new farming methods is required. An oft-suggested solution is the use of bacteria as a biological fertilizer and control product. But in order to understand and predict t...

Research projects

ROOF FOOD: incubator for rooftop farming

... found to be low, indicating stable organic matter in the substrate. The Roof Food samples are more bacterially diverse than the 3 groups of reference samples (compost, woody material, and potting ...

Research projects

Building a local chickpea processing chain

...all chickpea is currently imported. This is partly due to limited cultivation knowledge (varieties, bacterial inoculum, cultivation mechanization) and partly due to the lack of a local chickpea pro...

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