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Bioconversion of Mango Processing Waste to Fish-feed by Microalgae Isolated from Fruit Processing Industrial Effluents.

Sunita, M. and Rao, D. G. (2003) Bioconversion of Mango Processing Waste to Fish-feed by Microalgae Isolated from Fruit Processing Industrial Effluents. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 62. pp. 344-347.

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Abstract

Fifteen different strains of blue green algae (including one green algae) collected from the wastewaters of fruit processing industrial areas were screened for production of algal biomass from mango processing waste. The utility of micro-algae was evaluated based on feeding trials of the biomass to the fish Tilipia mossambica. Only the growth of fish in terms of body mass gain was measured. The mango waste after removing the stones was macerated, and then diluted with water to 15-20 per cent mango waste and inoculated with blue green algae. The cultures were continuously illuminated (4000 lux light intensity) for 15-20 d. Among various strains of algae tested, only two (Scytonema sp and Microcystis sp) were found to be toxic while several others gave promising results. Through such efforts mango waste could be converted into fish-feed and then through fish growth into important protein source for human consumption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microorganisms; fruit wastes; algae
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits > 06 Mango
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 04 Microbiology > 01 Algae
Divisions: CFTRI Resource Centres > Hyderabad
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 11:37
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 11:37
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/10445

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