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Unit 5



The Fermentation programme conveys information about the role of fermentation technology in the production of food, beverages and pharmaceuticals. It includes some information on historical aspects of biotechnology and also about laboratory research and development.

This Unit has a modular structure, offering teachers the opportunity to select items for a particular teaching situations. It is recommended that the topic is introduced within a local and topical context, to awaken the interest of the students.

The Unit is a not only a resource for teachers, but may also be used by students as a powerful tool for independent learning. Self assessment questions and corresponding answers are attached to each topic. A commentary gives additional information to corresponding text.



What is fermentation?

Historical perspective

Scope of fermentation technology

Laboratory research and development

Industrial processes

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