The Effect Of Temperature On Anaerobic Fermentation

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Effects of Temperature on Anaerobic Fermentation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Abstract For the experiment, the changes of temperature on anaerobic fermentation the process in which cells undergo respiration without oxygen in Saccharomyces cerevisiae was observed. The purpose of this experiment was to test the effect of four different temperatures on the rate of carbon dioxide production in yeast by measuring the fermentation rate. Saccharomyces cereviviae, also known as Baker 's yeast, is a unicellular, eukaryotic sac fungus and is good for this experiment because of its characteristic of alcohol fermentation. It was hypothesized that fermentation increases with increased temperature to a point of 37°C; above that point, enzyme denaturing will occur and fermentation will decrease. The group was able to document the carbon dioxide production and mark each of the temperature intervals which were tested at temperatures 4°C (refrigerator temperature), 23°C (Room temperature), 37°C (Human body temperature) and 65° Celsius (Equal to 150°F). The experiment was conducted by pouring yeast solution with 2% glucose in fermentation tubes, placing the tubes in the appropriate incubation temperature, marking the rise of the gas bubbles in the fermentation tubes which indicated carbon dioxide production. The results of this experiment were not supported by the hypothesis, creating different results from what was predicted. It is important to understand the fermentation rate of yeast so
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