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Mycelial pellet formation by edible ascomycete filamentous fungi, Neurospora intermedia

Overview of attention for article published in AMB Express, April 2016
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Title
Mycelial pellet formation by edible ascomycete filamentous fungi, Neurospora intermedia
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AMB Express, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13568-016-0203-2
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Authors

Ramkumar B. Nair, Patrik R. Lennartsson, Mohammad J. Taherzadeh

Abstract

Pellet formation of filamentous fungi in submerged culture is an imperative topic of fermentation research. In this study, we report for the first time the growth of filamentous ascomycete fungus, Neurospora intermedia in its mycelial pellet form. In submerged culture, the growth morphology of the fungus was successfully manipulated into growing as pellets by modifying various cultivation conditions. Factors such as pH (2.0-10.0), agitation rate (100-150 rpm), carbon source (glucose, arabinose, sucrose, and galactose), the presence of additive agents (glycerol and calcium chloride) and trace metals were investigated for their effect on the pellet formation. Of the various factors screened, uniform pellets were formed only at pH range 3.0-4.0, signifying it as the most influential factor for N. intermedia pellet formation. The average pellet size ranged from 2.38 ± 0.12 to 2.86 ± 0.38 mm. The pellet formation remained unaffected by the inoculum type used and its size showed an inverse correlation with the agitation rate of the culture. Efficient glucose utilization was observed with fungal pellets, as opposed to the freely suspended mycelium, proving its viability for fast-fermentation processes. Scale up of the pelletization process was also carried out in bench-scale airlift and bubble column reactors (4.5 L).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 30%
Student > Bachelor 8 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 12%
Student > Postgraduate 4 12%
Other 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 24%
Unspecified 5 15%
Environmental Science 5 15%
Chemical Engineering 2 6%
Other 3 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 August 2016.
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#3,882,512
of 8,213,437 outputs
Outputs from AMB Express
#118
of 493 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#124,092
of 271,604 outputs
Outputs of similar age from AMB Express
#8
of 18 outputs
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