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Advances in the control of the spoilage caused by Zygosaccharomyces species on sweet wines and concentrated grape musts

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Alonso Conde, Rafael Alejandro and Belda Aguilar, Ignacio and Santos de la Sen, Antonio and Navascués, Eva and Marquina Díaz, Domingo (2015) Advances in the control of the spoilage caused by Zygosaccharomyces species on sweet wines and concentrated grape musts. Food Control, 51 . pp. 129-134. ISSN 0956

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Abstract

Zygosaccharomyces is one of the most damaging foodborne spoilage yeast, and tools for controlling its growth are limited due to its reported resistance to preservatives and osmotic stress. Zygosaccharomyces contamination may result in spoilage of grape juice concentrates or in re-fermentation and CO2 production in sweet wines so, biological control of these yeasts could be important. In this study, thirty-four strains belonging to Zygosaccharomyces have been identified and tested against a panel of eighteen killer yeasts. Here, for the first time, PMKT is proven to be effective against different strains of Zygosaccharomyces. Cultures in media composed by sweet wine and concentrated grape juice showed that PMKT has the ability to inhibit Zygosaccharomyces, while Saccharomyces cerevisiae was fully resistant in such conditions indicating that PMKT could be used to avoid the Zygosaccharomyces spoilage. Additionally, PMKT activity was determined in the presence of potassium sorbate and potassium metabisulphite showing unexpected synergistic effects with the latter, and making possible the promising application of reducing preservative concentrations in beverages.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biocontrol; Zygosaccharomyces; Killer toxin; Re-fermentation; Sweet wines; Concentrated grape must
Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology > Microbiology
ID Code:42316
Deposited On:24 Apr 2017 16:39
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:30

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