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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
ISSN: 0717-3458
Vol. 31, No. 1, 2018, pp. 61-66
Bioline Code: ej18009
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2018, pp. 61-66

 en Effect of ultraviolet radiation on physiological and biochemical properties of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae check for this species in other resources during fermentation of ultradispersed starch raw material
Revin, Victor; Atykyan, Nelli; Lyovina, Ekaterina; Yuliya, Dragunova & Ushkina, Victoriya


Background: Study of correlation between pretreatment of yeast with ultraviolet radiation and efficiency of further fermentation of wort made of ultrafine grain particles to ethanol.
Results: We investigated three races of industrial yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (native and irradiated by ultraviolet). Physiological properties during fermentation of starchy wort were tested in all variants. It was shown that activation of the yeast by ultraviolet radiation allows to further increase the ethanol yield by 25% on average compared with the native yeast races when using thin (up to micro- and nano-sized particles) or standard grain grinding.
Conclusions: Using mechanical two-stage grinding of starchy raw materials and ultraviolet pretreatment of yeast, the efficiency of saccharification of starch and fermentation of wort to ethanol was increased.

Dry milled grain; Ethanol; Ethanol industry; Ethanol tolerant; Ethanol yield; Glucose; Glycolysis; Industrial yeast; Thermostable amylase; Wort fermentation

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