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Production of fungal protein from cellulosic plant materials.

Sitaram, N. and Mohammad Kunhi, A. A. and Geethadevi, B. R. and Ramachandra Rao, T. N. (1978) Production of fungal protein from cellulosic plant materials. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 18 (2). 90-92, 6 ref..

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Abstract

The ability of Aspergillus niger (5 strains), Penicillium chrysogenum (ST-F-38), Pastalotia sp. and a Basidiomycete to produce protein on alkali treated (i) rice straw, (ii) bagasse and (iii) groundnut shells was investigated. The protein production (mg/g of substrate dry wt. basis) varied from 22.7-72.56, 16.77-72.91 and 23.74-41.05 from (i), (ii) and (iii) resp. As the max. protein was produced by Asp. niger on (i) it was further studied with varying levels of pH and substrate concn. Within the initial pH range of 3.5 to 6.6 at 1% (wt./vol.) substrate level, max. protein (85 mg/g substrate) was produced after 62 h incubation in a rotary shaker.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CELLULOSES-; fungal proteins, plant cellulose substrates for; SINGLE-CELL-PROTEINS; FUNGI-; Basidiomycete proteins, plant cellulose substrates for; Pastalotia proteins, plant cellulose substrates for; ASPERGILLUS-; plant cellulose substrates for Aspergillus proteins; PENICILLIUM-; plant cellulose substrates for Penicillium proteins
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 10 Plants
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value > 03 Proteins
Divisions: Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 12:19
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 12:19
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7001

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