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Nutritional assessment of single cell protein produced with Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium chrysogenum

By: Amar, Kalsoom, Asif Ali Shah, Kashmala Ihsan, Faheem ahmad khan, Johar Jamil

Key Words: Single cell protein (SCP), Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium chrysogenum.

Int. J. Biosci. 11(5), 62-69, November 2017.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/11.5.62-69

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Abstract

The recent era has seen a great deal of interest in the bio-processing of fruit waste particularly prompted by their nutritional and economic exploitation through the application of emerging technologies like Single Cell Protein (SCP) Technology. The current study was conducted as a continuation of the global efforts to eradicate protein deficiency by ensuring the provision of protein- rich-food to the ever- increasing population of the world. Apple waste was used for the preparation of fermentation media as apple contains the greater bulk of carbohydrates required for the growth of the microorganism. The proximate analysis of apple waste was carried out and the data obtained showed that apple waste contains 17%,15.28%, 0.4%, 0.50%, 0.06% and 0.76% of Dry matter (DM %),Carbohydrates, Crude protein (CP %), Ash, Fats and Crude fiber respectively. Pure cultures of Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium chrysogenum were isolated and grown on fermentation media prepared with apple waste. The growth obtained was thus analyzed and it was found that Penicillium chrysogenum (91.19% Dry matter, 35% crude proteins and 5.38% ash) produces greater amount of Crude Proteins as compare to Aspergillus flavus (92.36% Dry Matter, 24.49% crude proteins and 6.49% ash) although Penicillium chrysogenum was a slow grower as compare to aspergillus flavus and it was assumed that Aspergillus flavus would possibly result in greater amount of proteins as compare to Penicillium chrysogenum.

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Nutritional assessment of single cell protein produced with Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium chrysogenum

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11250-008-9147-0

Amar, Kalsoom, Asif Ali Shah, Kashmala Ihsan, Faheem ahmad khan, Johar Jamil.
Nutritional assessment of single cell protein produced with Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium chrysogenum.
Int. J. Biosci. 11(5), 62-69, November 2017.
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