PRODUCTION OF SINGLE CELL PROTEIN FROM SUGARCANE USING FUNGIAbstract
Single cell protein is a protein extracted from cultured algae, yeasts, or bacteria and used as a substitute for protein-rich foods, especially in animal feeds or as dietary supplements. Many types of animal feeds contain single cell proteins. It can also be called biomass, bioprotein or microbial protein. The word single cell protein which was coined in the 1960 is considered to be appropriate since most of the microorganisms grow as single or filamentous individuals. Besides its high protein content (about 60 – 82% of dry cell weight), single cell protein also contains fats, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, Vitamins and minerals. According to various investigations on the fermentations of fruit juices, it has been reported that they could be used as feed-stocks for the production of single cell protein (SCP) based on their level of sugar and ability to support the growth of yeasts. Single cell proteins thus, are the dried cells of microorganisms such as yeast that could be grown in large-scale culture systems for use as protein for human or animal consumption. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of bioconversion of sugarcane extract into single cell protein by using fungal strain Aspergillus niger.
P. V. Kamala Kumari*, Y. S. Rao, V. R. Vaishnavi and D. Sowjanya
Vignan Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Duvvada, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
30 June, 2017
04 August, 2017
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