Carlsberg Research Communications

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 239–247

On the occurrence of α-acetolactate decarboxylases among microorganisms

Authors

  • Sven Erik Godtfredsen
    • Department of ChemistryCarlsberg Laboratory
  • Henning Lorck
    • LEO-Pharmaceutical Products
  • Poul Sigsgaard
    • Department of ChemistryCarlsberg Laboratory
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02907770

Cite this article as:
Godtfredsen, S.E., Lorck, H. & Sigsgaard, P. Carlsberg Res. Commun. (1983) 48: 239. doi:10.1007/BF02907770

Abstract

The ability to generate α-acetolactate decarboxylase activity has been detected among bacteria but not among members of any other group of microorganisms. Among bacteria found to produce an α-acetolactate decarboxylase several, such as strains of Bacillus and Lactobacillus, are potential sources of decarboxylases which may be applied in brewing.

Keywords

Acetoinbeerbeer maturation2,3-butanedioldiacetylscreening

Abbreviations

ATCC

American Type Culture Collection

GRAS

Generally regarded as safe

NAD

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

NCIB

National Collection of Industrial Bacteria

VP

Voges-Proskauer

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