Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 97–103 | Cite as

Genetic characterisation of New Zealand and Australian wine yeasts

Occurrence of killer systems and homothallism
  • R. J. Thornton
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Abstract

Twenty five culture wine yeast strains from New Zealand and Australia were examined for killer capability or sensitivity. Eight yeast strains were K 2 + killers, six of the K 2 + R 1 - R 3 + phenotype and two of the K 2 + R 1 - R 3 - phenotype. The seventeen sensitive strains were separated into four phenotype classes. The homothallic life cycle was detected in twenty-one strains and one further strain is probably triploid.

Keywords

Yeast Strain Grape Juice Wine Yeast Spore Culture Wine Yeast Strain 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Thornton
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  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and GeneticsMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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