Food Biotechnology

Attempt the following questions to check your understanding of the subject:

  1. Discuss the application of microbial enzymes in the food industry (20 Marks)
  2. Discuss the use of fed-batch and continuous bioprocesses in industrial situations. What are their advantages and disadvantages when compared with batch processes? (20 Marks)
  3. What is a fed batch culture and what are its advantages for the industrial Microbiologist? Why has its use not been superseded by continuous culture? (10 Marks)
  4. Describe important properties of a useful industrial microorganism (10 Marks)
  5. Discuss ethylene oxide sterilization (10 Marks)
  1. What is the role of Fermentation Media? (10 Marks)
  2. Write notes on three of the following:
  3. Crude media for industrial fermentations
  4. Agitation and aeration in industrial bioprocessors
  5. Properties of a useful industrial microorganism
  6. Strain improvement in industrial microorganisms
  7. Volumetric productivity
  8. Write short notes on “Improvement of characteristics in industrial strains” (10 Marks)
  9. What are the desirable properties of a micro-organism which is to be used in an industrial bioprocess? (10 Marks)