Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

Single cell protein

  • Dried mass of some organisms like bacteria, blue green algae, years, filamentous algae are used as food are called scp. eg :
    i) Spirulina - cyanobacteria
    ii) Candida utilis - yeasts
    iii) Fusarium graminearum - fungi
    iv) Methylophilus methylotrophus - Bacteria.
  • SCP is rich in high quality protein and poor in fats.


Protein / day

250 kg cow

200 gm

250 g Methylophilus

25 tonnes



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