• Probiotic properties of lactic acid bacteria evaluated in a gastro-intestinal model and in in vivo pig trials 

      Mare, Louise (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study describes the use of a gastro-intestinal model to screen lactic acid bacteria isolated from the gastro-intestinal tract of post-weaned piglets (raised on six different diets) for probiotic ...
    • Genetic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for efficient polysaccharide utilisation 

      Gundllapalli, Sarath Babu (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
      Biomass is the sole foreseeable sustainable source of organic fuels, chemicals and materials. It is a rich and renewable energy source, which is abundant and readily available. Primary factors motivating the use of ...
    • The fate of genetically modified yeast in the environment 

      Schoeman, Heidi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Considerable efforts have been made to improve strains of the wine yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae through the use of genetic engineering. Although the process is well defined, globally there is much ...
    • Development of improved α-amylases 

      Ramachandran, Nivetha (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
      The technological advancement of modern human civilisation has, until recently, depended on extensive exploitation of fossil fuels, such as oil, coal and gas, as sources of energy. Over the last few decades, greater ...