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TitleSeparation of yeasts by addition of flocculent cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Author(s)Mortier, Annelies
Soares, Eduardo V.
Cell separation
Issue date2007
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Abstract(s)Separation of yeast cells using a co-flocculation process was investigated. Co-flocculation is a fast process (within few minutes), occurs in a broad pH range (3.0–8.0) and requires a small amount of calcium (0.1 mM). Agitation affects yeast aggregation; however, an agitation between 60 rev/min and 160 rev/min has only a little influence on the co-flocculation process. The ratio flocculent/ non-flocculent cells that induced the settling of 50 and 90% of the cells of S. cerevisiae was 1:7 and 1:1, respectively. Separation of non-flocculent cells can be carried out at any time of the growth cycle. No difference in the efficiency of co-flocculation carried out in buffer (pH 4.0 with 10 mM calcium) or in 48 h-fermented broth was observed. Flocculent cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae had the ability to sediment non-flocculent cells of S. cerevisiae and Kluyveromyces marxianus, which shows the suitability of the co-flocculation process for separation of different kinds of non-flocculent cells.
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