Although a number of species has been reported to present favorable characteristics for the production of microbial proteins and protein compounds (Halasz and Lasztity 1991; Ugalde and Castrillo 2002), only a few of them are being actually used in industrial processes at the production scale (Table 1). The Quorn mycoprotein process is the main microbial protein production project directed to human consumption to date. Thus the Quorn project will be alluded in this review as the general example. Other projects will be specifically referred to.
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