Bioconversion of cassava wastes for protein enrichment using amylolytic fungi - A preliminary report
AbstractProtein enrichment of cassava wastes using three amylolytic fungi was investigated by solid state cultivation for 6 days. Cassava waste provided the only source of carbon in the medium. Other component mineral nutrients were from (HN4)2 S04, Urea and KHP04. The protein contents of the wastes were improved from 2.03% (w/w) to 6.45, 9.00 and 10.50% (w/w) respectively when treated with Isaccharomyces cerevisiae, Mucor sp and Rhizopus sp. There were improvements in the protein contents to 9.76, 16.30 and 18.05% (w/w) when extra doses of nitrogenous supplements were added after 48 hours of incubation. Increases in moisture contents were equally observed with slight falls in pH values.
KEY WORDS: Bioconversion, cassava, enrichment, amyloytic fungi
Global Jnl Pure and Applied Sciences Vol.10(4) 2004: 505-507