Solid-State Fermentation

Current Trends and Future Prospects

Authored by: Lalitha Devi Gottumukkala , Kuniparambil Rajasree , Reeta Rani Singhania , Carlos Ricardo Soccol , Ashok Pandey

Fermentation Microbiology and Biotechnology

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  December  2011

Print ISBN: 9781439855799
eBook ISBN: 9781439855812
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11490-15

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Abstract

Solid-state fermentation (SSF) is defined as the fermentation process, which involves a solid matrix that contains enough moisture to support microbial activities; without adding water. The solid matrix could be the source of nutrients or simply a support matrix impregnated with all of the nutrients that are required for microbial growth (Pandey 1992, 1994; Singhania et al. 2009). SSF resembles the natural habitat of microorganisms and has proved to be a useful tool in the production of value-added products.

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