Single-cell protein production by higher fungus MMOL 87 for food

S. Popov, Gy Vatai, M. Skrinjar, S. Gacesa

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Production of microbial biomass rich in proteins in the era of lack of food has recently gained importance. By using biochemical reactors, it is now possible to explore microbial growth for acceleration of protein biosynthesis. Proteins of higher fungi could be used for food. Growth behavior of Polyporus squamosus MMOL 87, a new higher fungus, has been examined in submerged bioreactor using molasses substrate. This organism was found to be a good converter of all molasses sugar into SCP. Influence of initial substrate concentration (So) on specific growth rate, specific substrate uptake rate, and biomass yield has been investigated. Rheological properties of fermentation broths affect the fluid flow, mixing, bubble size, i.e. mass transfer process in bioreactors.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalFood Biotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Biotechnology and Food - Stuttgart, West Ger
Duration: Feb 20 1989Feb 24 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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