Iolanda Rosi

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Three hundred and seventeen strains representing 20 species of yeasts were screened for the presence of beta-glucosidase activity. All of the strains of the species Debaryomyces castellii, Deb. hansenii, Deb. polymorphus, Kloeckera apiculata and Hansenula anomala showed beta-glucosidase activity, but only one of 153 strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The(More)
AIMS The beta-glucosidase activity is involved in the hydrolysis of several important compounds for the development of varietal wine flavour. The aim of the present study was to investigate the production of beta-glucosidase in a number of wine-related yeast strains and to measure and identify this activity over the course of grape juice fermentation. (More)
To improve our understanding of the factors involved in polysaccharide release during alcoholic fermentation, we investigated three Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains in fermentation trials conducted at two temperatures (25 degrees C and 32 degrees C) and three sugar concentrations (20%, 23.5%, and 27%), with or without supplementation of grape juice with(More)
In order to improve knowledge about the oenological characteristics of non-Saccharomyces yeast strains, and to reconsider their contribution to wine quality, we studied the release of polysaccharides by 13 non-Saccharomyces strains of different species (three wine yeasts, six grape yeasts, and three spoilage yeasts) during alcoholic fermentation in(More)
One hundred and eighty strains of yeasts belonging to 17 genus and 53 species were screened for their ability to grow on ascorbic acid and iso-ascorbic acid as the sole carbon source. Most of the tested strains (157) were unable to grow on either compound. Strains of seven species of the genus Cryptococcus, of two Candida species, of Filobasidiella(More)
In order to increase the release of cell wall polysaccharides during alcoholic fermentation, a wine strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was subjected to UV mutagenesis to obtain thermosensitive autolytic mutants affected in cell wall integrity. Five mutants and the parental strain were utilized in fermentation trials conducted at 28, 32 and 34 degrees C.(More)
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