Characterisation and optimisation of malolatic bacteria for commercialisation

Project Number
WW 10-20

Project title
Characterisation and optimisation of malolatic bacteria for commercialisation

Project leader
Du Plessis, H W

Team members
Augustyn, O P H
Jolly, N P
Chotoomia, S
Manual, F M

Project description
There are a limited number of commercial malolactic fermentation (MLF) starter cultures available, many of which are unable to induce or successfully complete MLF. In a current project, WW 10-15 (The selection, evaluation and characterisation of indigenous malolactic bacteria for possible use in local wine production) local malolactic bacteria strains are being selected for the ability to perform MLF under South African conditions. However, project WW 10-15 will be closing on 31 March 2006. Promising strains have been selected and only the final characterisation and commercialisation needs to be done. The objectives of this new project are to further characterise and optimise MLF strains for commercialisation.

Poster(s)
Du Plessis, H W and Jolly, N P. 2009. Evaluation of South African malolactic fermentation strain. Poster presented at the 32nd National Conference of the Society of Enology and Viticulture. 12 December, Somerset West, South Africa.

Presentation(s)
Du Plessis, H W. 2006. Isolation and evaluation of South African lactic acid bacteria. Paper presented at the 29th National Congress of the South African Society for Enology and Viticulture. 14-17 November, Somerset West, South Africa.

Du Plessis, H W. 2008. Evaluation of a new South African malolactic fermentation culture. Paper presented at the 31st National Congress of the South African Society for Enology and Viticulture. 11-14 November, Somerset West, South Africa. November.

Article
Du Plessis, H. 2010. Vordering met die evaluering van ‘n Suid-Afrikaanse appelmelksuur gisting ras, WineLand, Mnth Oct (254) (p. 107-109)

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