Production of Single Cell Protein by the fermentation biotechnology for Animal Feeding

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Judit Molnár
Vasas David
Kalocsai Renátó
Szakál Tamás
Mukhtar H. Ahmed


Background: Fermentation is a sort of biotechnology that uses microorganisms to produce animal food through chemical process. In ancient times, wastes were treated with chemicals, but now companies convert wastes to valuable food, food ingredients or feed products such as single cell oils or single cell protein. The most used substrate is molasses and corn steep liquor which is a part of the fermentation process. Aim: The aims of the manuscript is to provide an overview of the yeast strains and food by-products used in production of single cell proteins by fermentation process. Furthermore, the manuscript summarizes the role of single cell protein in animal feed. Methods: Electronic searches were conducted on Google Scholar database Medline and PubMed. A further search was conducted on the Food and agricultural organisation FAO research article database. Results: Single cell protein produced by these substrates and different microorganisms (algae, yeast, bacteria) play an important role in animal feeding. Furthermore, SCP is a high-quality protein, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals sources for animals. Conclusion: Production of single cell of protein through the fermentation has several significant benefits including sustainability, health and production efficacy.


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Molnár, J., Vasas, D., Kalocsai, R., Szakál, T., & H. Ahmed, M. (2022). Production of Single Cell Protein by the fermentation biotechnology for Animal Feeding. Élelmiszervizsgálati Közlemények, 68(2), 3896–3903.
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