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Moser, CK; Ukowitz, C; Zitz, U; Emerstorfer, F; Hein, W; Kneifel, W; Domig, KJ.
(2021): Monitoring the Antibacterial Effect of Rosin Acids in an Austrian Beet Sugar Plant by Amplicon-Based Sequencing and Flow Cytometry
APPL SCI-BASEL. 2021; 11(2), 737 FullText FullText_BOKU

For decades, microorganisms in beet sugar production have been studied using culture-based methods. However, these methods are not sufficient to describe such a complex bacterial community. In this study, therefore, an amplicon-based sequencing technique (Illumina MiSeq platform) was applied to characterize the bacterial community and its dynamics in the extraction area and juice purification station of an Austrian beet sugar plant. Depending on the process conditions thermophilic bacteria, such as Geobacillus spp., Caenibacillus spp., and Thermus spp., and mesophilic bacteria, such as Leuconostoc spp. and Bacillus spp., were found. Besides these microbiological characteristics, the antimicrobial effect of a rosin acid-based product (Defostab 220) on the bacterial communities was investigated in industrial and laboratory trials. The antimicrobial effect of a given concentration of rosin acid varies from bacteriostatic to bactericidal effects on different occurring groups of bacteria.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Domig Konrad
Kneifel Wolfgang
Ukowitz Christina
Zitz Ulrike
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