Function of the respiratory chain in the maintenance of fermentative competence in yeasts

Abstract

Cell-free extracts of several yeasts, e+g. Saccharomyces rosei, ferment added glucose in air but not in a nitrogen atmosphere.The addition of compounds capable of oxidizing NADHz ( = DPNH) renders fermentation possible also under anaerobic conditions. Apparently, under anaerobic conditions the concentration of NAD (oxidized form) may become too low for… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02046083

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