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An inoculum technique for the production of fungal pellets

  • J. C. van Suijdam
  • N. W. F. Kossen
  • P. G. Paul
Biotechnology

Summary

A simple standard inoculation procedure has been developed to obtain growth of fungi in the form of pellets. This technique made use of filamentous mycelium from a preculture as an inoculum, yielding many small pellets with a fairly homogeneous size distribution. At an early stage of growth the presence of a polymer (Carbopol-934) proved to be very important for the way spores germinate and lowered the agglomeration tendency. At a later stage of growth the influence of shearing forces becomes more predominant.

Keywords

Polymer Germinate Agglomeration Homogeneous Size Inoculation Procedure 
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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. van Suijdam
    • 1
  • N. W. F. Kossen
    • 1
  • P. G. Paul
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotechnology Group, Department of Chemical EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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