Single Cell Protein (SCP) and Mycoprotein

Control of Pathogens and Pests
A number of harmful fungi and bacteria are encountered in composts which deplete the nutrients present for growth of mycelia, and attack fruit bodies at different growth stages of crops, resulting in serious crop losses. Myco-viruses are also known to attack mushrooms. Biological control of nematodes through plant extracts and nematophagous fungi are being tried at Solan. Leaf extract of castor, madar (Calotropis) were lethal to nematode (e.g. Aphelenchoides composticola) followed by neem, chrysanthemum, bhang (Canabis sativa), safeda and marigold, respectively. Incorporation of dried plant materials of above plants to compost increased yield to 7-12 per cent through favorable shift in the compost mycoflora (Sohi, 1988).
  Content
» Advantages of producing microbial protein
» Microorganisms use as single cell protein (SCP)
» Substrates used for the production of SCP
» Nutritional values of SCP
» Genetic improvements of microbial cells
» Production of algal biomass

» Factors affecting bio­mass production

» Harvesting the algal biomass

» Spirulina as SCP, cultivation and uses
» Production of bacterial and actinomycetous biomass

» Method of production

» Factors affecting biomass production

» Product recovery
» Production of yeast biomass

» Factors affecting growth of yeast

» Recovery of yeast biomass
» Production of fungal biomass (Other than Mushrooms)

» Growth conditions

» Organic wastes as substrates

» Traditional fungal foods


» Shoyu


» Miso


» Sake


» Tempeh  
» Mushroom culture

» Historical background

» Present status of mushroom culture in India

» Nutritional values

» Cultivation methods


» Obtaining pure culture 


» Preparation of spawns


» Formulation and preparation of composts


» Spawning, spawn running and cropping

» Control of pathogens and pests

» Cultivation of paddy straw mushroom

» Cultivation of white button mushroom

» Cultivation of Dhingri (Pleurotus sajor-caju)

» Recipes of mushroom