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Strategies for the Selection of Mold Strains Geared to Produce Enzymes on Solid Substrates

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This paper deals with the problem of outlying a strategy for the selection of mold strains adapted to the production and excretion of enzymes by solid—substrate fermentation (SSF), as compared to the conventional technique of submerged fermentation (SmF). Such strategy is based on the analysis of the physiological differences between SSF and SmF in relation to repression-induction patterns, water activity requirements, excretion and enzyme productivity. The strategy used, so far, is based on the selection of Aspergillus niger mutants having a phenotype based on 2-deoxy glucose resistance together with adaptation to low levels of water activity. Recent work is reviewed in terms of the potential for developing industrial fermentation processes using those new strains together with some downstream considerations (water saving and solid waste recycling).

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Aspergillus Niger Water Activity Sugar Cane Bagasse Solid State Fermentation Submerged Fermentation 
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  1. 1.Departamento de BiotecnologíaUniversidad Autónoma MetropolitanaIztapalapaMexico

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