Precision Fermentation and the Fuss about Animal-free dairy
This special issue belongs to
|International Journal of Industrial Biotechnology and Biomaterials
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2022
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2022
Special Issue Description
Living microorganisms transform organic material, such as sugars, into useful components through the process of fermentation. We use the term precision fermentation to distinguish between general metabolic fermentation and product-specific fermentation. Microbes serve as microscopic cell factories in precision fermentation and are designed to create a particular product. In strain engineering, the microorganism is given instructions on how to create specific substances. The bacteria are cultivated in massive quantities, frequently in the hundreds of millions of liters, and fed crucial nutrients to support their growth after being developed.
The target product is recovered and processed to produce a functional product once a critical mass has been reached. Without the use of animals, companies like Perfect Day, Change Foods, and Formo can produce dairy proteins like whey or casein employing precision fermentation technology. They accomplish this by transplanting the DNA sequence of the dairy protein to microorganisms like yeast or fungi, placing them in fermentation tanks like those used to brew beer, and enabling them to develop simple plant-based nutrients and sugars
* Organic material
* Cell factories
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