Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 112, Issue 3, pp 283–285 | Cite as

Sulfite formation by wine yeasts

IV. Active uptake of sulfate by “low” and “high” sulfite producing wine yeasts
  • Wolfgang Dott
  • Michael Heinzel
  • Hans G. Trüper


Five different strains of wine yeasts were investigated with respect to active uptake of [35S] sulfate and its regulation by methionine. Considerable differences exist between “low” and “high” sulfite-producing strains in the initial velocity of sulfate uptake. Further differences were established in repression of sulfate permease by l-methionine, most evident in a total lack of repression in one of the “high” sulfite producers. These findings explain in part variable sulfite and sulfide formation.

Key words

Wine yeasts Sulfur metabolism Regulation Sulfate uptake 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Dott
    • 1
  • Michael Heinzel
    • 1
  • Hans G. Trüper
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Mikrobiologie der UniversitätBonnGermany

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