Jump to Main Content
Induction of stress proteins in Leuconostoc oenos to perform direct inoculation of wine
- Guzzo, J., Cavin, J.F., Divies, C.
- Biotechnology letters 1994 v.16 no.11 pp. 1189-1194
- Leuconostoc, lactic acid bacteria, starter cultures, heat stress, pH, ethanol, proteins, protein synthesis, fermentation, winemaking, wines, mortality, malolactic fermentation
- The enhancement or induction of the protein synthesis was clearly observed in cells of L. oenos labeled with 35S for five proteins during heat shock at 42 degrees C and acid shock at pH 3. Furthermore, no stress protein was induced after exposure of L. oenos to ethanol shock 10% (v/v). Moreover, survival of L. oenos in wine and ability to perform malolactic fermentation was improved after direct inoculation when cells were pretreated at 42 degrees C.