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Solid state fermentation for the production of industrial enzymes

Pandey, A, Selvakumar, P, Soccol, CR and Singh - Nee Nigam, Poonam (1999) Solid state fermentation for the production of industrial enzymes. CURRENT SCIENCE, 77 (1). pp. 149-162. [Journal article]

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Enzymes are among the most important products. obtained for human needs through microbial sources. A large number of industrial processes in the areas of industrial, environmental and food biotechnology utilize enzymes at some stage or the other. Current developments in biotechnology are yielding new applications for enzymes. Solid state fermentation (SSF) holds tremendous potential for the production of enzymes. Tt can be of special interest in those processes where the crude fermented products may be used directly as enzyme sources. This review focuses on the production of various industrial enzymes by SSF processes. Following a brief discussion of the micro-organisms and the substrates used in SSF systems, and aspects of the design of fermenter and the factors affecting production of enzymes, an illustrative survey is presented on various individual groups of enzymes such as cellulolytic, pectinolytic, ligninolytic, amylolytic and lipolytic enzymes, etc.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
ID Code:5516
Deposited By: Dr Poonam Singh - Nee Nigam
Deposited On:21 Dec 2009 11:03
Last Modified:11 May 2017 08:23

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