CHARACTERIZATION OF THE TEA FUNGUS METABOLITES



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Abstract:
The tea fungus (commonly designed as "kombucha") is a symbiotic culture of at least three microorganisms: the acetic acid bacteria Acetobacter xylinum and two yeasts Zygosaccharomyces rouxii and Candida sp. in sugared tea (Hesseltine, 1965; Anonymous, 1983). These microorganisms were cultured in their traditional medium, and several metabolites were identified and quantified: ethanol, lactic, acetic, gluconic, and glucuronic acids. The antibacterial product known as usnic acid was also searched.

Keywords: acetic acid, acetobacter, ethanol, glucuronic acid, saccharomyces, zygosaccharomyces



Country: Toulouse, FRANCE

Citation: Biotechnology letters, 18(2), 139-142.

Study Mailing Address:
D6partement de G6nie Biochimique et Alimentaire, UA CNRS N544, Institut National
des Sciences Appliqu6es, Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil F-31077 Toulouse cedex

Date Updated: March 3, 2020

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