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close this bookBioconversion of Organic Residues for Rural Communities (UNU, 1979)
close this folderProduction of single-cell protein from cellulose
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Summary

Three different systems (bacterial, fungal, and yeast) of microbial degradation of cellulose have been described. At the present state of the art, the most promising technology is singlecell protein production by Aspergillus terreus. Continuous cultivation of Aspergillus terreus on treated solka-floc with more than 80 per cent utilization of cellulose indicates that SCP production from cellulose is economically feasible on a commercial scale. The importance of basic studies on the physiology of the organism under conditions of continuous cultivation in a chemostat was discussed.