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Fungal Fermentation: Industrial

  1. Ramunas Bigelis

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000357



How to Cite

Bigelis, R. 2001. Fungal Fermentation: Industrial. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Wyeth-Ayerst Research, Pearl River, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Industrial fermentation with fungi is used to produce a number of commercial products. Fungal metabolism is exploited to manufacture ethanol, citric acid, steroids, antibiotics and other substances with applications in the food, fuel, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.


  • fungi;
  • fermentation;
  • metabolites;
  • antibiotics;
  • microbiology