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Production of volatile compounds in model milk and cheese media by eight strains of Geotrichum candidum Link

  • Nathalie Jollivet (a1), Jean Chataud (a2), Yves Vayssier (a2), Maurice Bensoussan (a1) and Jean-Marc Belin (a1)...


Eight strains of Geotrichum candidum isolated from cheese were compared for aroma production. Twenty-four components, including alcohols, methyl ketones, fatty acids and esters, were identified by gas–liquid chromatography and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry of the volatile compounds produced by G. candidum cultures. Strains could be differentiated by their ability to produce dimethyldisulphide, phenol, phenylethanol and methyl ketones.


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