Kinetics of apparent cell death in yeasts induced by ethanol

Jones R.P. and Greenfield P.F. (1984) Kinetics of apparent cell death in yeasts induced by ethanol. Biotechnology Letters, 6 7: 471-476. doi:10.1007/BF00129312

Author Jones R.P.
Greenfield P.F.
Title Kinetics of apparent cell death in yeasts induced by ethanol
Journal name Biotechnology Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0141-5492
Publication date 1984-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00129312
Volume 6
Issue 7
Start page 471
End page 476
Total pages 6
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject 2404 Microbiology
2402 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
1502 Banking, Finance and Investment
1305 Biotechnology
Abstract Evidence is presented that adaptation of yeast cells to ethanol results in a reduced loss of cell viability induced by exposure to that agent. In line with earlier work, an exponential model is shown to apply when the concentration of ethanol exceeds a critical value, beyond which cell growth cannot occur. Such an exponential model is consistent with the absolute theory of reaction rates. Adaptation of yeast cells to 7% w/v ethanol lowers the specific rate of cell death at various ethanol concentrations by a factor of some 40 fold compared to a non-adapted culture.
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