The Effects of Different Sugars on Yeast Growth

Makinzi Morrow-Williams, Emily Platt, Amanda Robertson, Kyndai Shelby, Austin Leone


Abstract: Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a strain of yeast used in everyday life for things such a fermentation, and in the process of fermentation, the yeast produces ethanol when activated by sugar. We wanted to test the effects of five different sugars; sucrose, lactose, corn sugar, rice sugar, and glucose. Our hypothesis was not supported. Rice sugar and glucose produced the most ethanol.

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