Differentiation of enzymatic activity of yeasts and yeast-like microorganisms isolated from various environments

Elżbieta Bogusławska-Wąs, Waldemar Dąbrowski, Katarzyna Skoropada, Kinga Różycka-Kaszrelan


The aim of study was to determinate enzymatic activity of yeast-like organisms - Candida lipolytica, Rhodotorula rubra, Trichosporon beigelii, Zygosaccharomyces sp. - isolated from the Szczecin Lagoon and herring salads. We have shown that lipolytic activity was higher than protcolytic for every strain tested. The lowest activity level was found out for amylolytic hydrolases. The results also demonstrated that yeast-like organisms isolated from the Szczecin Lagoon revealed much higher average enzymatic activity compared to tbe same species isolated from herring salads, excepting C. lipolytica.


yeasts; yeast-like organisms; enzymes; water; herring salads

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