Investigation of microorganisms involved in biosynthesis of the kefir grain.

  title={Investigation of microorganisms involved in biosynthesis of the kefir grain.},
  author={Sheng-Yao Wang and Kun-Nan Chen and Yung-Ming Lo and Ming-Lun Chiang and Hsi-Chia Chen and J. Liu and M. Chen},
  journal={Food microbiology},
  volume={32 2},
  • Sheng-Yao Wang, Kun-Nan Chen, +4 authors M. Chen
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Food microbiology
  • The purpose of this study was to understand the significance of each microorganism in grain formation by evaluating their microbial aggregation and cell surface properties during co-aggregation of LAB and yeasts together with an investigation of biofilm formation. Non-grain forming strains from viili were also evaluated as a comparison. Results indicated that the kefir grain strains, Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens and Saccharomyces turicensis possess strong auto-aggregation ability and that… CONTINUE READING
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