On the Rise: The Effects of Heat on Ethanol Production in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Hannah Sipe, Alex Walker, Wes Anderton, Rawan Eleshy, Cassandra Dowds, Cody Robinson


Temperature has been identified as a factor affecting the production of yeast fermentation, so we chose to conduct a unique experiment of our own. Ethanol is the most common production of the anaerobic fermentation of yeast (Müller 2008).  The experimental group was heated while the control group was set at room temperature. We found that ethanol production was significantly greater when the yeast was placed in higher temperatures. This means that metabolic rates increase in warmer environments. 

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