The authors express their thanks to Mrs. Judith Besserer for her expert technical assistance.
Effect of Vitamin Supplements on Growth of Leuconostoc oenos 44.40
Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 1380–1381, July 1983
How to Cite
KOLE, M., ALTOSAAR, I. and DUCK, P. (1983), Effect of Vitamin Supplements on Growth of Leuconostoc oenos 44.40. Journal of Food Science, 48: 1380–1381. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1983.tb09244.x
- Issue online: 25 AUG 2006
- Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2006
- Ms received 1/14/83; revised 5/6/83; accepted 5/13/83.
Media sterilization procedures were studied during the production of a starter culture, Leuconostoc oenos 40·40, for use in malolactic fermentation of wine. Heat and filter sterilization of yeast extract was compared with respect to the growth of L. oenos. Addition of a mixture of vitamins after heat sterilization of basal medium with yeast extract stimulated the growth of this organism. When used alone, each vitamin except nicotinic acid had a stimulatory effect on growth. During pilot fermentation the production of bacterial cells per hour was doubled when vitamins were supplemented after sterilization of medium. Vitamin supplementation also increased the viability of lyophilized cells.