Water Relations in Solid-state Fermentation

  • Patrick Gervais


For the majority of filamentous fungal species, solid-state media are the natural life media. Growth can occur on the surface, or within the whole substrate, depending on the porosity. Industrial solid-state fermentations have been developed largely in traditional food industries such as cheese, Oriental fermentations, fermented vegetables, meat, and other products, and in biotechnological industries such as antibiotics and enzymes.


Water Potential Water Activity Turgor Pressure Trichoderma Viride Aroma Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Gervais
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génie des ProcédésAlimentaires et Biotechnologiques ENSBANADijonFrance

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