Microbes and Protein Production

Protein production from microbes includes processes for producing cells of microorganisms for use as protein sources in human food or animal feed. It also includes photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic microorganisms that have been operated on a pilotplant or commercial scale. The production of microbial protein or single cell protein (SCP) is revolutionizing protein farming and is one of the major steps in reducing the shortage of protein supply. An increasing population as well as demand for high-protein diets will require dramatic changes in the food industry, as limited resources and environmental issues will make animal derived foods and proteins, gradually more unsustainable to produce them. Scientists developed an economic model around the genome-scale metabolic network of E. coli to study the feasibility of certain recombinant protein production as a food source.

  • Track 1-1 Cloning and transformation
  • Track 2-2 Fermentation process
  • Track 3-3 Purification
  • Track 4-4 Single cell protein
  • Track 5-5 Recombinant proteins
  • Track 6-6 Transgenic plants and animals
  • Track 7-7 Advantages and disadvantages
  • Track 8-8 Economic and market challenges

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