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Yeast flocculation and its biotechnological relevance

dc.contributor.authorBauer F.F.
dc.contributor.authorGovender P.
dc.contributor.authorBester M.C.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T15:56:35Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T15:56:35Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
dc.identifier.citation88
dc.identifier.citation1
dc.identifier.issn1757598
dc.identifier.other10.1007/s00253-010-2783-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/9930
dc.description.abstractAdhesion properties of microorganisms are crucial for many essential biological processes such as sexual reproduction, tissue or substrate invasion, biofilm formation and others. Most, if not all microbial adhesion phenotypes are controlled by factors such as nutrient availability or the presence of pheromones. One particular form of controlled cellular adhesion that occurs in liquid environments is a process of asexual aggregation of cells which is also referred to as flocculation. This process has been the subject of significant scientific and biotechnological interest because of its relevance for many industrial fermentation processes. Specifically adjusted flocculation properties of industrial microorganisms could indeed lead to significant improvements in the processing of biotechnological fermentation products such as foods, biofuels and industrially produced peptides. This review briefly summarises our current scientific knowledge on the regulation of flocculation-related phenotypes, their importance for different biotechnological industries, and possible future applications for microorganisms with improved flocculation properties. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.
dc.subjectAdhesion properties
dc.subjectBiofilm formation
dc.subjectBiological process
dc.subjectCellular adhesion
dc.subjectFermentation products
dc.subjectIndustrial bioprocesses
dc.subjectIndustrial fermentation
dc.subjectLiquid environment
dc.subjectMicrobial adhesion
dc.subjectMicrobial cells
dc.subjectNutrient availability
dc.subjectPossible futures
dc.subjectScientific knowledge
dc.subjectSexual reproduction
dc.subjectCell adhesion
dc.subjectChemical contamination
dc.subjectFermentation
dc.subjectFlocculation
dc.subjectGenetic engineering
dc.subjectIndustry
dc.subjectMicroorganisms
dc.subjectYeast
dc.subjectAdhesion
dc.subjectadhesin
dc.subjectpheromone
dc.subjectadhesion
dc.subjectbiofilm
dc.subjectbiofuel
dc.subjectbiotechnology
dc.subjectfermentation
dc.subjectflocculation
dc.subjectgenetic engineering
dc.subjectnutrient availability
dc.subjectpeptide
dc.subjectphenotype
dc.subjectpheromone
dc.subjectsexual reproduction
dc.subjectsubstrate
dc.subjectyeast
dc.subjectasexual reproduction
dc.subjectbioprocess
dc.subjectbioremediation
dc.subjectbiotechnology
dc.subjectcell adhesion
dc.subjectDNA modification
dc.subjectfermentation
dc.subjectflocculation
dc.subjectgenetic regulation
dc.subjectKluyveromyces marxianus
dc.subjectmicrobial adhesion
dc.subjectnonhuman
dc.subjectnutrient availability
dc.subjectphenotype
dc.subjectSaccharomyces cerevisiae
dc.subjectshort survey
dc.subjectyeast
dc.subjectBiotechnology
dc.subjectCell Adhesion
dc.subjectIndustrial Microbiology
dc.subjectYeasts
dc.titleYeast flocculation and its biotechnological relevance
dc.typeShort Survey
dc.description.versionShort Survey


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