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Thirty-eight yeast strains belonging to the genera Candida, Hanseniaspora, Pichia, Torulaspora and Zygosaccharomyces were screened for ester formation on synthetic microbiological medium. The genera Hanseniaspora and Pichia stood out as the best acetate ester producers. Based on the ester profile Hanseniaspora guilliermondii 11027 and 11102, Hanseniaspora(More)
The effect of simultaneous or sequential inoculation of Hanseniaspora vineae CECT 1471 and Saccharomyces cerevisiae T73 in non-sterile must on 2-phenylethyl acetate production has been examined. In both treatments tested, no significant differences in Saccharomyces yeast growth were found, whereas non-Saccharomyces yeast growth was significantly different(More)
A recombinant wine yeast strain has been constructed expressing the gene coding for beta-(1,4)-endoxylanase from Aspergillus nidulans under the control of the yeast actin gene promoter. The resulting recombinant strain is able to secrete active xylanase enzyme into the culture medium. Wines obtained by microvinification with the control and the recombinant(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to select autochthonous glycosidase producer yeasts with potential use in industrial production of Patagonian red wines. METHODS AND RESULTS The study was carried out in oenological autochthonous yeasts from Comahue region (Argentinean North Patagonia). A set of screenable yeast phenotypic characteristics indicative of(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to characterize the α-l-rhamnosidase of Pichia guilliermondii NPCC1053 indigenous wine strain from North-Patagonian region. METHODS AND RESULTS The optimization of yeast culture conditions was carried out and the effects of oenological parameters on α-l-rhamnosidase activity were evaluated. Additionally, the effect of(More)
Endothelin-converting enzyme (ECE), a key peptidase in the endothelin (ET) system, cleaves inactive big ET-1 to produce active ET-1, which binds to ET(A) receptors to exert its vasoconstrictor and pressor effects. ECE inhibition could be beneficial in the treatment of hypertension. In this study, a set of eight lactoferricin B (LfcinB)-derived peptides,(More)
The impact of mixed cultures of Hanseniaspora osmophila and Saccharomyces cerevisiae with different initial yeast ratios on wine composition has been examined. The mixed culture significantly affected sugar consumption, the main enological parameters and ester concentrations, with the exception of glycerol, isoamyl acetate and diethyl succinate levels.(More)
The antimicrobial action of selected short synthetic peptides against wine spoilage yeasts such as Cryptococcus albidus, Dekkera bruxellensis, Pichia membranifaciens, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Zygosaccharomyces bailii and Zygosaccharomyces bisporus has been examined. Peptides analyzed include nine sequence-related antifungal hexapeptides (PAFs) previously(More)
In this study, the antimicrobial activity of a commercial beta-glucanase preparation against wine spoilage yeasts such as Cryptococcus albidus, Dekkera bruxellensis, Pichia membranifaciens, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Zygosaccharomyces bailii, and Zygosaccharomyces bisporus has been evaluated. Yeast species tested showed different sensitivities to the enzyme(More)
A Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine strain over-producing an endogenous exoglucanase encoded by the EXG1 gene has been constructed to investigate the possible role of this enzyme in increasing wine aroma through the release of a glycosidic precursor. Purification and biochemical characterization of the EXG1 protein has been performed revealing an apparent(More)