The yeast vacuole has been shown to exhibit morphological responses to environmental conditions when exposed to worts of different gravity during fermentation, Marked effects of high gravity wort (20° Plato) on yeast morphology compared to more conventional wort gravity (12° Plato) were observed. High gravity worts caused vacuolar enlargement compared to conventional gravity wort. These results suggested that yeast cells experienced severe alterations with the vacuolar tonoplast when exposed to high osmotic pressure and elevated levels of ethanol. © 2007 The Institute of Brewing & Distilling.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Institute of Brewing|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- High gravity wort
- Osmotic pressure
- Yeast stress