Identification of industrial yeast strains of Indian origin

Kalyani Mani, G. Péter, T. Deák

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Nine yeast strains were isolated from red wine, beer and commercial baker's yeast, originating from India. They were subjected to characterization using classical method of identification as proposed by KREGER-VAN RIJ (1984), whereupon they were identified as members of Saccharomyces sensu stricto group (7), Pichia fabianii (1) and Issatchenkia orientalis (1). The key proposed by VAUGHAN-MARTINI and MARTINI (1993), was used for species level assignment within Saccharomyces sensu stricto group, and all isolates were found to be Sacch. cerevisiae, although they differed in the vigorous fermentative characteristics exhibited by two of the strains, inspite of their sluggish growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-401
Number of pages9
JournalActa Alimentaria
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1997



  • Characterisation
  • Identification
  • Saccharomyces sensu stricto
  • Wine yeast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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