Effect of pulsed electric fields upon accumulation of zinc in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

@article{Pankiewicz2011EffectOP,
  title={Effect of pulsed electric fields upon accumulation of zinc in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.},
  author={Urszula Pankiewicz and Jerzy Jamroz},
  journal={Journal of microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={646-51}
}
Cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae were treated with pulsed electric fields to improve accumulation of zinc in the biomass. Under optimized conditions, that is, on 15 min exposure of the 20 h grown culture to PEFs of 1500 V and 10 microns pulse width, accumulation of zinc in the yeast biomass reached a maximum of 15.57 mg/g d.m. Under optimum zinc concentration (100 microgram/ml nutrient medium), its accumulation in the cells was higher by 63% in comparison with the control (without PEFs… CONTINUE READING