Questions tagged [fermentation]

Questions pertaining to the conversion of sugar to ethanol, gas, or acids by bacteria or yeast.

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Preparation of dihydroxyacetone phosphate from glycerine by fermentation

I read on Wikipedia that dihydroxyacetone (DHA) can be obtained from fermentation of glycerin. I would like to obtain dihydydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) for a science experiment but, since I'm 15, I ...
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Is gut bacteria Succinivibrionaceae's low methanogenesis understood well enough for GM of cattle gut bacteria to be considered?

After watching the Periodic Table of Videos episode linked in this question I watched the episode Wallabies and Methane where Sir Poliakoff says (a bit after 02:00):...
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Why can't there be fructification of mycelium in submerged culture?

I am very new at this. I am wondering why fed batch cultures produce a lot of mycelia but no fruit. I thought the more mycelia you had, the greater chance of it forming a fruit body. I am refering to ...
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Why not use lactase to aid the break down of lactose when making biofuels?

I did an experiment using nine different substrates (Lactose + lactase, corn, sugar cane, glucose control, wood, grass, no yeast control and yeast control) and observed their fermentation rates. ...
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What is this grainy surface on my two-week-old sourdough starter?

I'm baking bread at home as a hobby, using sourdough. After skipping one baking day, I haven't used my sourdough starter for two weeks. When opening the jar in which I keep it, I saw the surface had ...
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What is the role of lactic acid bacteria (such as L. acidophilus and L. bulgaricus) in glycolysis during yogurt fermentation?

I am trying to prove that an increase in monosaccharides (glucose, fructose, galactose) that have been added to milk during fermentation will result in a decreased pH. My current argument is: "The ...
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fermentation in soil bacteria

I am doing a project on microbial fuel cell. For the purpose of the efficiency of the question, MFCs can be summarized to: Devices that use anaerobic bacteria as the catalysts to oxidize organic ...
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E.coli fermentation - process flow

I have an engineering background and have been assigned a project to look into to failures during E.coli fermentation process using the data available before/during/after the process I have learnt ...
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Why do some yeast flocculate on top an other at bottom?

When fermenting beer normally after the fermentation has completed the yeast flocculate and drop to the bottom. However occationally they form a foamy layer on top of the beer. The difference is ...
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Thermophilic yoghurt bacteria survivability in the gut

Would they mostly not simply perish since they need much higher than body temperatures to thrive? Are mesophilic ones (such as kefir) much better at that and thus have better probiotic functions?
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How are bubbles formed and how do they make dough rise in bread?

So we took in biology that carbohydrate is broken into $\ce{CO2}$ and ethanol. But all I see in my mind here is that since gas is inside the dough then the gases will try to get out expanding the ...
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How do I measure fermentation rate?

I'm doing a lab soon and I need to find a way to measure fermentation rate to a relatively high degree of accuracy without using a specialized sensor. It should ideally be done with easy to find tools ...
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What is the typical range of volumetric productivity and cell density in aerobic fermentor bioreactors for microes?

Im doing research on biomass production. Its hard to find data for this question. I need citations to calculate the production rate of microbial biomass in bioreactors (e.g aerated fermentator). ...
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Stoichiometric equation for growth under aerobic

I am currently studying for my exams, and I came to wonder what the typical stoichiometric equation for growth under aerobic conditions is? Where glucose is used as substrate and biomass and CO2 are ...
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How to grow Bacillus subtilis spores for making natto?

I enjoy making fermented foods, one of them is natto, which is cooked soybeans fermented with B. subtilis. I usually buy the B.s. spores online, but they are somewhat expensive and often hard to find....