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COB

Abbreviation for Coordination of Benefits.

cob

1. a short-legged, thickset, strong type of horse, usually 13.2 to 14.2 hands high but not more than 15.2. Useful as a light cart horse or for riding as a means of transportation and for heavyweight riders wanting a steady rather than a flashy ride. Produced by mating polo pony stallions to carriage or light draft horses.
2. the central stem of a cob of corn (3); common as a cause of esophageal and intestinal obstruction in dogs.
3. male swan.
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The pretreated biomass was hydrolyzed using Cellulase enzyme extracted from fungi Aspergillus niger by growing them in mineral salt medium containing NaOH pre-treated corn cobs.
Production and in vitro evaluation of xylooligosaccharides generated from corn cobs.
Among agricultural resources (wastes) corn cobs are regarded as a promising agricultural resource for microbial xylitol production because corn is widely cultivated and corn cobs are rich in hemicelluoses but are not effectively utilized.
Mr Hansen said: "The first and second pieces of that plan involve using corn cobs and light stover.
Right out of high school, I worked as a lab assistant, evaluating methane uptake rates for activated carbon made from waste corn cobs.
We've had a few corn cobs, but it's been very few this year.
Made with recycled corn cobs, peach pits, and walnut shells all of which have natural abrasives--the scrubbers allow people to clean with less or no detergent at all.
Roasted corn cobs and biscuit dough twisted around sticks as we waited.
Within two to three years people will be fueling their tanks with ethanol made from corn cobs and switchgrass," he said.
Almost anything can be grilled on a BBQ - corn cobs, peppers, tomatoes, aubergines and large mushrooms can be cooked directly on the grid.
Project leader Peter Pfeifer and colleagues have successfully shrunk the size of vehicle natural gas tanks--which are often large and unwieldy--by storing natural gas at low pressure in carbon briquettes made from corn cobs after the kernels have been harvested.