Flocculation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a review.

@article{Soares2011FlocculationIS,
  title={Flocculation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a review.},
  author={Eduardo V Soares},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={110 1},
  pages={1-18}
}
The present work reviews and critically discusses the aspects that influence yeast flocculation, namely the chemical characteristics of the medium (pH and the presence of bivalent ions), fermentation conditions (oxygen, sugars, growth temperature and ethanol concentration) and the expression of specific genes such as FLO1, Lg-FLO1, FLO5, FLO8, FLO9 and FLO10. In addition, the metabolic control of loss and onset of flocculation is reviewed and updated. Flocculation has been traditionally used in… CONTINUE READING