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Nutr Rev. 1997 Mar;55(3):65-75.

Microorganisms as an alternative source of protein.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.


Demand for human food and animal feed proteins from nonconventional sources has increased, particularly in developing countries. Microbial protein is one such source. It is desirable because it is amenable to controlled intensive cultivation and is less dependent on variations in climate, weather, and soil. Microbial proteins must be evaluated for nutritive value, safety, and economic considerations before mass production is undertaken.

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