Factors mediating the ethanol fermentation of glucose in high corn media

Research paper by Jack Ziffer

Indexed on: 01 Apr '83Published on: 01 Apr '83Published in: Biotechnology Letters


A non-saccharified corn substrate system was developed to study the Saccharomyces cerevisiae alcohol fermentation. It appeared that the factors mediating the fermentation of glucose in non-saccharified high corn substrate media were glucose repression, high corn substrate effects and cell viability, probably linked to ethanol toxicity and substrate effects. Ethanol toxicity was probably not the most significant factor in this relationship.