Solid substrate fermentation of leached beet pulp withTrichoderma aureoviride
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- Illanes, A., Aroca, G., Cabello, L. et al. World J Microbiol Biotechnol (1992) 8: 488. doi:10.1007/BF01201946
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Optimum production of cellulases on leached beet pulp by native and mutant strains ofTrichoderma aureoviride in column-type, solid-substrate fermenters, at controlled temperature and aeration rate, was with a mutant strain, that produced 11 and 29 filter paper units of activity/g solids on raw and acid pre-treated leached beet pulp, respectively. The former value was 40% higher than in the native strain and 70% higher than in the reference strain. protein enrichment of residual solid was significant in all cases, with values up to 40% of total dry weight. Results are suitable for scale-up to pilot level.