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The productivity of a biological process is primarily defined by the amount of biomass generated during fermentation. Biomass measurements coupled with growth rate are critical for maintaining a steady state during a continuous process. Commonly, optical density (OD @600 nm) is used for biomass measurement which depends on the uniform scattering of light for the prediction of the number of cells in a suspension. However, the uniform light scattering is not possible if cells occur in clumps/chains such as in case of fungi, where the cells morphology is filamentous in its nature.