Sweet Growth: In Which Sugar Does Yeast Grow Most Abundantly

Lacey Gotcher, Abbey Grimes, Trace Jobe, Taylor Kelley, Cody Barnes


Researchers are interested in optimizing production of yeast that can be used in various industrial processes (French 2015).  The interest at hand is which type of sugar is most effective, but still cost efficient for industrial and manufacturing companies.  This experiment is testing whether table sugar or zero calorie sweetener will enhance the growth of yeast the greatest. We hypothesized that if yeast is grown in table sugar and zero calorie sweetener, then it will grow most abundantly in the table sugar because there are more calories present in the table sugar. Our hypothesis was supported, because the table sugar produced more yeast than the zero calorie sweetener.

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