Thesis / Dissertation

Understanding the Importance of Microbial Biogeography to Australian Winemaking

Di Liu, Kate Howell (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Microbes are a vital part of ecosystems and play key roles in the essential processes of the functioning. In agriculture, microbial ecology has wide reaching impacts on crop growth and quality commodity production. As a high value agricultural product, wine is a useful model for elucidating the effects of microbial ecology from the vineyard to the winery. Microbial growth and metabolism is an inherent component of wine production, influencing grapevine health and productivity, conversion of sugar to ethanol during fermentation, and the flavour, aroma and quality of finished wines. Recent advances in genetic sequencing and metagenomic approaches has extended our understanding of microbial dis..

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