Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
Summary This work was intended to compare simultaneously the effects of water content and of water activity values of cellulose substrate on the growth of a filamentous fungus Penicillium roqueforti. Four water activity values (0.94, 0.96, 0.97, 0.99) and four water content values: 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1 (g/g dry matter) have been tested in a cross experiment. The effect of water activity has been shown to be highly significant while the water content level did not significantly modify the development of the fungus.
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