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(ɪˈnɒk yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
the substance used to make an inoculation.
[1900–05; < New Latin, derivative of Latin inoculāre]
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Noun1.inoculant - a substance (a virus or toxin or immune serum) that is introduced into the body to produce or increase immunity to a particular disease
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein


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However, lately farmers have turned to silage inoculants which are additives containing anaerobic lactic acid bacteria used to manipulate and enhance fermentation in silage making as a way of increasing the animal intake and performance.
Inoculants are the most common biological additives used to preserve silage worldwide.
Mixed inoculants (combinations of microorganisms) interact synergistically which yields better and show quick results.
Homofermentative microbial inoculants (BIOSTABIL WRAPS) that is a mixture of different homofermentative strains, Enterococcus faecium BIO 34 (DSM 3530) and Lactobacillus plantarum IFA 96 (DSM19457) was applied before ensiling at a level of 4mg/kg.
2004); however, studies involving this crop with the use of inoculants and the various forms of inoculation are still scarce.
When Elkem bought the business in 1981, McCluhan continued to manage the research and development of Elkem's inoculants and nodulizers in Niagara Falls and later at Elkem's Development Center in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
The specificity helps as a basis for forecasting the need to inoculate plants, for choosing the species for infection, and for making suitable Rhizobium inoculants for a variety of legume species.
Therefore, the objective of the study was to evaluate the agronomic efficiency of two strains approved as inoculants for cowpea, and three new strains under selection, as well as the influence of liming on the symbiosis and cowpea productivity in Maranhao State, Brazil.
Tenders are invited for Seed, sod, soil, and inoculants.
He covers legume seed inoculants, legume seed inoculation and coating, grass seed coating, precision pelleted seed, practical applications, and present and future considerations.
In the last two decades, the use of microbial inoculants in agriculture and agricultural research in the public and private sector have increased (Hayat et al.