Bioconversion of cassava wastes for protein enrichment using amylolytic fungi - A preliminary report

  • OE Nwafor Department of Microbiology, Delta State University, Abraka
  • FE Ejukonemu Department of Microbiology, Delta State University, Abraka
Keywords: Bioconversion, cassava, enrichment, amyloytic fungi

Abstract

Protein 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
Published
2004-11-10
Section
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