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[mass noun] Protein derived from a culture of single-celled organisms, used especially as a food supplement.
- ‘This obviates having to break cell walls to release cellular proteins, which is one of the problems associated with the use of single-cell proteins for livestock and poultry feeds.’
- ‘This research evaluates the markets for a full range of animal and plant proteins, including soya, gluten, pulse, milk, egg, fish, meat, gelatine, and single-cell proteins.’
- ‘They were quite small, more in line with the production of bioweapons than single-cell proteins, an additive to chicken feed.’
- ‘The present invention is directed to a two-step extraction process for substantially reducing the purine content of single-cell proteins.’
- ‘At the other end of the spectrum, ‘microbial crops’ could be good source of single-cell protein.’
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