Isolation of proteolytic bacteria from mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) exoskeletons to produce chitinous material.

@article{Silva2017IsolationOP,
  title={Isolation of proteolytic bacteria from mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) exoskeletons to produce chitinous material.},
  author={Fernanda Kerche Paes da Silva and Dieter W Br{\"u}ck and Wolfram M. Br{\"u}ck},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={364 17}
}
The use of insects as a source of protein is becoming an important factor for feeding an increasing population. After protein extraction for food use, the insect exoskeleton may offer the possibility for the production of added value products. Here, the aim was to isolate bacteria from the surface of farmed mealworms (Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus, 1758) for the production of chitinous material from insect exoskeletons using microbial fermentation. Isolates were screened for proteases and acid… CONTINUE READING