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INCREASED EFFICIENCY OF SUBSTRATE UTILIZATION BY EXPOSURE OF THE THERMOTOLERANT YEAST-STRAIN, KLUYVEROMYCES-MARXIANUS IMB3 TO ELECTRIC-FIELD STIMULATION

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MCCABE, A, BARRON, N, MCHALE, L and MCHALE, AP (1995) INCREASED EFFICIENCY OF SUBSTRATE UTILIZATION BY EXPOSURE OF THE THERMOTOLERANT YEAST-STRAIN, KLUYVEROMYCES-MARXIANUS IMB3 TO ELECTRIC-FIELD STIMULATION. BIOTECHNOLOGY TECHNIQUES, 9 (2). pp. 133-136. [Journal article]

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Abstract

In order to enhance cellobiose utilization and conversion of substrate to ethanol by the thermotolerant yeast strain, Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3, the organism was exposed to short, intense electric pulses. When cells were treated with pulses measuring 0.25kV for 10mS, in the presence of cellobiose, ethanol production was found to increase by almost 40% above that found in fermentations containing non-treated cells. When;the extracellular culture filtrate was assayed for beta-glucosidase activity no significant difference in levels was detected between treated and control systems. Increasing the voltage of the pulses resulted in a decrease in ethanol production

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:21509
Deposited By:Professor Anthony McHale
Deposited On:28 Mar 2012 16:09
Last Modified:04 Dec 2012 11:56

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