Bintang, Maria, Indonesia

  • Forum Pasca Sarjana Vol. 33 No. 2 (2010): Forum Pascasarjana - Articles

    This research has been held since February to November 2008 in the Research Laboratory and Teaching Farm of KPBI (Koperasi Peternak Babi Indonesia), Cisarua District, Bandung Regency and Nutrition Laboratory, Animal Husbandry Faculty, Padjadjaran University.  The purpose of this research is to know the effective dosage of curcumin to give equivalent influence with virginiamycin as growth promotor in pig. This research use completely randomized design consisting of five treatments (Rvm: 50 ppm virginiamicin, R0: tanpa virginiamicin dan curcumin, R1: 120 ppm curcumin, R2: 160 ppm curcumin, and R3: 200 ppm curcumin),  with five treatment. This research used 25 starter period pigs, age 2 months with weight rate of 18 kg and variation coefficient of 6.33%.  The result shows that giving curcuminoid as feed additive 160 ppm in pig ration significant by influenced to digestible energy, the rate of passage of feed, body weight gain, feed efficiency and time to slaugter weight.  It is concluded that curcumin with dose of 160 ppm in pig ration will be able to replace virginiamycin as growth promotor.


    Key words: curcumin, virginiamicin, pig
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  • Forum Pasca Sarjana Vol. 30 No. 1 (2007): Forum Pascasarjana - Articles

    Bacteria are microbes which have an ability to live wherever there is a life.  Some of the bacteria are saprophyte and some are parasitic. But most of the bacteria have not been identified or cultured; therefore the benefits are still unknown.  Methanogenic bacteria are one of the saprophyte bacteria. These bacteria produces methane, a biogas as an alternative fuel in the future.  Most of methanogenic bacteria are uncultured, however a few of them are found in the sewage of coconut water.  The objectives of this research are to isolate, characterize and identify the methanogenic bacteria that lived in coconut water.  The method of this research was fermentation, analysis characterization, and identification of methanogenic bacteria. First, methanogenic bacteria were isolated from coconut water by fermentation.  The samples were from four places in Minahasa, which are Rasi (I), Koka (II), Amurang (III), and Lola (IV) and one place in Bogor (V). Secondly, the methane produced from fermentation was analysed by gas chromatography and the bacteria can be characterized by Bergey’s method. The next step is the identification which was conducted by isolating  the DNA, amplifying the DNA by PCR, then sequencing the DNA with BioEdit Sequence Aligment.  As the result, high and stable  methane was produced in Rasi (I) and Amurang (III). The characteristic of the bacteria are red colony (M) and white colony (P). The shape of the colonies is circles, gram positive, basil shape, mesofile, positive of catalase and citrate, positive of sugar fermentation, gelatin, casein and starch hydrolysis also lived in Nutrient Broth with pH 5.7-6.8.  The sequencing of isolate P resulting in nucleotide  composition of G 31.25%, C 20.58%, A 27.11% and T 21.04%  while isolate M are   G 31.34%, C 20.31%, A 27.02% and T 21.32%.  The identification of isolate M is equal with Clostridium tyrobutyricum (100 %) and isolate P is very close with Clostridium tyrobutyricum (99 %).


    Key words: bacteria, methane, coconut water
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