Alteration of yeast activity by gamma radiation

  • M. P. Chacharkar
  • B. B. Tak
  • J. Bhati


Yeast is an important component in microbe based industrial technologies. Due to the techno-economic reasons, the fermentation technique has acquired renewed interest. The effect of γ-radiation on the fermentation reaction has been investigated. The studies show that exposure of the fermentation mixture to γ-radiation at 5 kGy enhance alcohol production, whereas irradiation at higher doses, viz., 10 kGy and 25 kGy caused a considerable reduction in the alcohol yield. Therefore, low dose irradiation of fermentation mixtures can be applied for increasing the alcohol production by about 25%.


Radiation Alcohol Physical Chemistry Fermentation Inorganic Chemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. Chacharkar
    • 1
  • B. B. Tak
    • 1
  • J. Bhati
    • 1
  1. 1.Defence LaboratoryJodhpurIndia

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