Change in enzyme production by gradually drying culture substrate during solid-state fermentation

Kazunari Ito, Katsuya Gomi, Masahiro Kariyama, Tsuyoshi Miyake

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    Abstract

    The influence of drying the culture substrate during solid-state fermentation on enzyme production was investigated using a non-airflow box. The drying caused a significant increase in enzyme production, while the mycelium content decreased slightly. This suggests that changes in the water content in the substrate during culture affect enzyme production in fungi.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)674-677
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
    Volume119
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1

    Keywords

    • Aspergillus oryzae
    • Enzyme production
    • Non-airflow box culture
    • Solid-state fermentation
    • Substrate drying

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Bioengineering
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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