Determination of sugarcane deterioration at the factory: Development of a rapid, easy and inexpensive enzymatic method to measure mannitol

Abstract

Mannitol, formed mainly by Leuconostoc mesenteroides bacteria, is a very sensitive indicator of sugarcane deterioration that directly affects processing and can predict problems from dextran and levan polysaccharides. An enzymatic method has been developed to measure mannitol in juice pressed from consignments of sugarcane delivered to the factory. This… (More)

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