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Identification and assessment of kefir yeast potential for sugar/ethanol-resistance

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Author(s): M.G.C.P. Miguel | P.G. Cardoso | K.T. Magalhães-Guedes | R.F. Schwan

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
ISSN 1517-8382

Volume: 44;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 113;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: kefir | sugar | yeasts diversity | rep-PCR | PCR-DGGE

ABSTRACT
Biochemical and molecular analysis was used for identification of different kefir yeasts species from Brazil, Canada and the United States of America. The sugar/ethanol-resistant activity of the yeasts was evaluated. Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Kluyveromyces marxianus had the highest growth rates, suggesting biotechnological applications possible for these strains.
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