Physiology of Cell Aggregation: Flocculation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae As a Model System

  • A. H. Rose
Part of the Life Sciences Research Reports book series (DAHLEM, volume 31)


An understanding of aggregation in a population of living cells is considered to involve six basic concepts or unit processes. These are the molecular architecture of the cell surface, the mechanisms by which dispersed cells are repelled, the forces which cause dispersed cells to aggregate, the changes in cell-surface architecture which cause a switch to aggregation, the structure of aggregates, and the importance of aggregation in the life-style of living cells. These concepts are considered using flocculation by the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model.


Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Cell Wall Amidase Activity Lager Yeast Floc Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Rose
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  1. 1.Zymology Laboratory School of Biological SciencesUniversity of BathBathEngland

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