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Title: ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THE DOMINANT YEAST IN THE TRADITIONAL BEVERAGES OF ETHIOPIA; TELLA AND TEJ
Authors: Haimanot, Abebe
Advisors: Dawit Abate(Dr.)
Keywords: tella
tej
bikil
gesho
Copyright: Jan-2011
Date Added: 4-Jul-2012
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: To date the source and type of the dominant yeast in tej are not known. In this study yeasts were isolated from gesho powder and honey. Both the ingredients contained the dominant yeast, S.cerevisiae, of tej at its consumption stage. However, gesho contained 102 to 103 cfu/g while honey contained 0 to 102 cfu/g. Thus, gesho was considered the major source of the dominant yeast in tej. The source and type of the dominant yeast in tella are not known also. Yeasts were isolated from gesho and bikil powder. S.cerevisiae, the dominant yeast at consumption stage of tella was found in both the ingredients. Bikil contained 103 to 105 cfu/g yet gesho contained 102 to 103 cfu/g. Thus, bikil was considered the major source of the dominant yeast in tella. In this study, the source and type of the dominant yeast in the beverages at consumption stage was identified. The findings of this study help to define and standardize the fermentation of the traditional beverages of Ethiopia, tella and tej.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of the Addis Ababa University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Applied Microbiology in Biology Department
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3264
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