a 250 kg cow produces 200gof protein per day but 250 g of methylophilus methylotrophuscan produce 25 tonnes of protein . name this emerging area of researh. explain its benefits.

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This emerging area of research is known as Single Cell Protein (SCP). Single cell protein are the proteins extracted from the microorganisms like yeast, algae, bacteria etc.

  1. Single cell protein can be produced by growing microorganisms on wastes like waste water, animal manure, molasses, sewage etc. Thus, it reduces pollution
  2. Single cell protein are have high nutritional value.
  3. Single cell protein can be produced in large quantity within less time.
  4. The production of single cell protein is independent of season and climate.
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