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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 2554-2566
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.361


Microorganisms affecting Post-Harvest Sucrose Losses in Sugarcane
Varucha Misra1*, A.K. Mall1, A.D. Pathak1, S. Solomon2 and Ram Kishor1
1ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow- 226 002, India
2Chandra Shekhar Azad Agricultural University, Kanpur-208 002, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Post-harvest sucrose deterioration is a common and important problem of sugarcane growers as well as millers. This problem varies with difference in varieties as well as other associated factors that causes this problem. After the sucrose losses occurring due to chemical losses, losses due to microorganisms stands in position. It is known that microorganism irrespective of whether disease causing or not, resides in the internal parts of many crop plants Sugarcane, being rich in sugars and minerals, offer highly favorable conditions for proliferation and development of many microbes. Many of them have been isolated from parenchymatous tissues of the healthy cane stalk. Presence of microorganisms in sugarcane stalk hydrolyses the sugar which in turn affects the sugar recovery. The main reason behind the growth and proliferation of the microorganism in sugarcane is the time lag between crushing and milling that provides ample time and opportunity for growth and proliferation. Occurrence of microorganisms in cane stalk or in juice not only causes lower sugar recovery but even hindrance in many process of processing. Yeasts, moulds and Leuconostoc are the major microorganisms of post-harvest sucrose losses in sugarcane. These microorganisms cause huge economical losses. Hence, this paper focuses on the microorganisms that adversely affects on sucrose content in harvested cane and their role in lowering the sugar recovery.


Keywords: Leuconostoc, Microorganisms, Molds, Post-harvest, Sucrose, Sugarcane, Sugar recovery, Sugar processing, Yeasts.
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Varucha Misra, A.K. Mall, A.D. Pathak, S. Solomon and Ram Kishor. 2017. Microorganisms affecting Post-Harvest Sucrose Losses in Sugarcane.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 2554-2566. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.361