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Influence of Carbon and Nitrogen source on production of volatile fragrance and flavour metabolites by the yeastKluyveromyces marxianus

Overview of attention for article published in Yeast, October 2014
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Influence of Carbon and Nitrogen source on production of volatile fragrance and flavour metabolites by the yeastKluyveromyces marxianus
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Yeast, October 2014
DOI 10.1002/yea.3047
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Loughlin Gethins, Onur Guneser, Asl𝚤 Demirkol, Mary C. Rea, Catherine Stanton, R. Paul Ross, Yonca Karagul Yuceer, John P. Morrissey


The yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus produces a range of volatile molecules with applications as fragrances or flavours. The purpose of this study was to establish how nutritional conditions influence the production of these metabolites. Four strains were grown on synthetic media using a variety of carbon and nitrogen sources and volatile metabolites analysed using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). The nitrogen source had pronounced effects on metabolite production: levels of the fusel alcohols 2-phenylethanol and isoamyl alcohol were highest when yeast extract was the nitrogen source, and ammonium had a strong repressing effect on production of 2-phenylethyl acetate. In contrast, the nitrogen source did not affect production of isoamyl acetate or ethyl acetate, indicating that more than one alcohol acetyl transferase activity is present in K. marxianus. Production of all acetate esters was low when cells were growing on lactose (as opposed to glucose or fructose) with a lower intracellular pool of acetyl CoA one explanation for this observation. Bioinformatic and phylogenetic analysis of the known yeast alcohol acetyl transferases ATF1 and ATF2, suggests that the ancestral protein Atf2p may not be involved in synthesis of volatile acetate esters in K. marxianus and raises interesting questions as to what other genes encode this activity in non-Saccharomyces yeasts. Identification of all the genes involved in ester synthesis will be important for development of the K. marxianus platform for flavour and fragrance production. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 61 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 24%
Student > Master 12 19%
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Researcher 5 8%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 7 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 24%
Engineering 4 6%
Chemistry 4 6%
Environmental Science 2 3%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 12 19%

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