Over the years, numerous studies have investigated the role of biofilms in the beverage industry, and in health.
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Biofilms in drinking water represent a clear risk to public health. Materials such as cast iron, galvanised steel, stainless steel, copper and polyethylene are used to manufacture water distribution pipes. It is worth noting that all these materials favour biofilm formation. Proteobacteria are the dominant group of microbes in natural water systems, and in freshwater […]
The winemaking process makes use of a lot of different microbes. The yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is involved in fermenting sugars into alcohol while lactic acid bacteria including Oenococcus oeni, are involved in malo-lactic fermentation which reduces the acidity of wine. Another yeast, called Brettanomyces bruxellensis, can also appear during winemaking, but is not welcome. It releases volatile compounds, […]