Posted: May 22nd, 2023
In the fermentation process, â€œthe electrons released by nutrients are transferred back to the molecules of nutrients that produced them.â€ (kamau, 133) The fermentation process is utilized by an organism to extract energy from starch. â€œThe fermentation process results in the formation of alcohol and acids though its main purpose is the production of energy.â€ (Kamau, 134) Fermentation takes place mostly on starch and is carried out by yeast cells, for example,Â Saccaromyces cerevisiaeÂ which is a unicellular ascomycete fungus that lives on the surface of fruits and grains and survives by extracting energy from the plenty available sugars. The budding yeast utilizes the sugars for its nutrition, during the process of fermentation alcohol and acid are produced as by products.
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