Solid substrate fermentation of leached beet pulp with Trichoderma aureoviride

A. Illanes, G. Aroca, L. Cabello, F. Acevedo

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Optimum production of cellulases on leached beet pulp by native and mutant strains of Trichoderma aureoviride in column-type, solid-substrate fermenters, at controlled temperature and aeration rate, was with a mutant strain, that produced 11 and 29 filter paper units of activity/g solids on raw and acid pre-treated leached beet pulp, respectively. The former value was 40% higher than in the native strain and 70% higher than in the reference strain. protein enrichment of residual solid was significant in all cases, with values up to 40% of total dry weight. Results are suitable for scale-up to pilot level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-493
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1992


  • Beet pulp fermentation
  • Trichoderma aureoviride
  • cellulase production
  • protein enrichment
  • solid-substrate fermentation


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