Breeding and growth of Rhizopus in raw cassava by solid state fermentation
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- Soccol, C.R., Marin, B., Raimbault, M. et al. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (1994) 41: 330. doi:10.1007/BF00221228
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Nineteen Rhizopus strains were selected and tested for their growth capacity on raw cassava starch and their ability to produce amylase when grown on solid-state fermentations. Only three strains grew significantly on this natural substrate. Glucoamylase production was higher on raw cassava than on cooked cassava. After 48 h of fermentation, the protein content of cassava was increased from 1.75% to 11.3%. The byproducts of fermentation were fumaric acid, lactid acid and ethanol.