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Sequence-based analysis of the microbial composition of water kefir from multiple sources

Overview of attention for article published in FEMS Microbiology Letters, September 2013
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Title
Sequence-based analysis of the microbial composition of water kefir from multiple sources
Published in
FEMS Microbiology Letters, September 2013
DOI 10.1111/1574-6968.12248
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Authors

Alan J. Marsh, Orla O'Sullivan, Colin Hill, R. Paul Ross, Paul D. Cotter

Abstract

Water kefir is a water-sucrose-based beverage, fermented by a symbiosis of bacteria and yeast to produce a final product that is lightly carbonated, acidic and that has a low alcohol percentage. The microorganisms present in water kefir are introduced via water kefir grains, which consist of a polysaccharide matrix in which the microorganisms are embedded. We aimed to provide a comprehensive sequencing-based analysis of the bacterial population of water kefir beverages and grains, while providing an initial insight into the corresponding fungal population. To facilitate this objective, four water kefirs were sourced from the UK, Canada and the United States. Culture-independent, high-throughput, sequencing-based analyses revealed that the bacterial fraction of each water kefir and grain was dominated by Zymomonas, an ethanol-producing bacterium, which has not previously been detected at such a scale. The other genera detected were representatives of the lactic acid bacteria and acetic acid bacteria. Our analysis of the fungal component established that it was comprised of the genera Dekkera, Hanseniaspora, Saccharomyces, Zygosaccharomyces, Torulaspora and Lachancea. This information will assist in the ultimate identification of the microorganisms responsible for the potentially health-promoting attributes of these beverages.

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Country Count As %
Mexico 2 1%
Unknown 197 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 30 15%
Student > Master 29 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 10%
Researcher 15 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 8%
Other 23 12%
Unknown 68 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 4%
Chemistry 7 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 3%
Other 30 15%
Unknown 78 39%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 May 2019.
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