Acta Biologica Hungarica

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 261–273 | Cite as

Physiological Properties of Some Yeast Strains

  • Letitia OpreanEmail author
  • Enikő Gaspar
  • Ecaterina Lengyel
  • V. Cristea


Twenty yeast strains have recently been isolated in pure cultures from natural and industrial sources and identified based mainly on physiological properties. The majority of the strains (15) are alcohologenic belonging to the genus Saccharomyces and comprise two brewer’s (beer) yeast strains (S. carlsbergen-sis = S. uvarum A and B), two baker’s yeast strains (S. cerevisiae CA and CP), one spirit yeast strain (S. cerevisiae CF) and ten wine yeast strains (S. cerevisiae var. ellipsoideus = S. ellipsoideus 1, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9; S. oviformis 2, 5 and 7; and S. uvarum 10). The other 5 yeast strains belong to different species: Kloeckera apiculate, Candida mycoderma (Mycoderma vini), Pichia membranaefaciens, Rhodotorula glutinis and Torulopsis holmii, respectively.


Alcohologenic yeast strains contamination identification physiological properties Saccharomyces genus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Letitia Oprean
    • 1
    Email author
  • Enikő Gaspar
    • 1
  • Ecaterina Lengyel
    • 1
  • V. Cristea
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Food Technology“Lucian Blaga” University of SibiuRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Biology-Geology“Babes-Bolyai” UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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