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KYTOS technology Enables Modulation of Microbial Protein

At KYTOS, we are aware of the global challenge of sustainable protein production for food and feed. It is our mission to leverage our technology to revolutionize microbiome management with these global challenges in mind.

🎉 We are proud to share the recently published findings (https://lnkd.in/dKJYaKrr) that KYTOS‘s own co-founder & head of DevOps Frederiek – Maarten Kerckhof co-authored.

In this manuscript, the authors showed that the nutritional composition and cell size (using our KytoSize algorithm) of both a bacterium and a yeast were a function of growth conditions, specifically with a focus on the nutritional quality of the microbial protein that could be derived from them.

🔥 Why is this important?

🦠 While the use of microbial protein in food and (aquaculture) feed is not new (see success stories such as Calysta, …), fundamental aspects on how to modulate the nutritional quality (amino acid composition) have remained largely unknown.

🦠 Both the quantitative and qualitative demands of microbial production at scale demand this information.

🔥How can these results benefit the aquaculture feed industry?

🦠 By steering cell size and growth rate we can modulate the nutritional composition of microbial protein.

🦠 The physiological quality of probiotic formulation and production can be monitored and improved.

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