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To improve the economic viability of Chlorella as feedstock for food commodities, a serial of concentrations of low-cost sweet sorghum juice (SSJ), alternative to glucose, were used for the fermentation of Chlorella pyrenoidosa. A high biomass and protein production (8.91 g L biomass and 4.52 g L protein) was revealed with 20% SSJ. To further increase productivity, heavy-ion irradiation-mediated mutagenesis was employed to create mutants where a strain K05, with desired phenotypes (increased biomass and protein production in pilot-scale fermentation), was screened. Compared with the parental strain, the production of biomass, proteins, and chlorophylls of mutant K05 increased by 11.6%, 31.8%, and 7.6%, respectively. Production capacities under industrial scale (two-ton) further pinpoint the stability and scalability of mutant K05. These results suggest that advances in cultivation techniques coupled with artificial strain improvement will further promote microalgae as an attractive platform of functional food.
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Name: Bioresource technology
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A species of green microalgae in the family Chlorellaceae. It is used as a model organism for PHOTOSYNTHESIS, and as a food supplement (DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS).
Creation of an artificial external opening or fistula in the intestines.
Creation of an artificial external opening into the stomach for nutritional support or gastrointestinal compression.
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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...