Volume 34, Issue 1 (January 1989)

    The Effect of Temperature on the Formation of Ethanol by Canadida Albicans in Blood

    (Received 27 July 1987; accepted 21 March 1988)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The effect of temperature on microbial fermentation in blood was studied. Specimens of human blood from a blood bank were inoculated with Candida albicans, an organism capable of causing fermentation. A preservative was added to a portion of the inoculated specimens. These inoculated specimens, as well as uninoculated blood, were stored under various temperature conditions. Production of ethyl alcohol was monitored over a period of six months. Fermentation was found to be highly temperature dependent, with refrigeration proving to be most effective at inhibiting ethanol formation.


    Author Information:

    Chang, J
    Toxicologist, PharmChem Laboratories, Menlo Park, CA

    Elliot Kollman, S
    Criminalist, Forensic Laboratory, San Mateo County Sheriff's Department, San Mateo, CA


    Stock #: JFS12616J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12616J

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