Biodiversity and Ecophysiology of Yeasts (The Yeast by Carlos Augusto Rosa, Gabor Peter

By Carlos Augusto Rosa, Gabor Peter

Within the previous couple of many years increasingly more yeast habitats were explored, spanning chilly climates to tropical areas and dry deserts to rainforests. hence, a wide physique of ecological information has been amassed and the variety of recognized yeast species has elevated quickly. This booklet presents an summary of the biodiversity of yeasts in several habitats. contemporary advances completed via the applying of molecular organic equipment within the box of yeast taxonomy and ecology also are integrated within the e-book. at any place attainable, the interplay among yeasts and the encompassing atmosphere is mentioned.

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More than 800 strains were sequenced during this study. In order to examine a large number of strains, ecological studies are most efficiently undertaken with the assistance of a high throughput sequencer. These instruments can sequence approximately 1,000 strains/day. Throughputs of this magnitude are beyond the capabilities of the average single researcher to manipulate and analyze on a daily basis; however, large numbers of strains can be sequenced on a weekly and monthly basis. Studies of complex unknown communities, such as illustrated with the Florida Everglades program, are most efficiently studied by direct sequence analysis of the species.

In the early days, only microscopically and macroscopically visible morphological features were recorded. Later, some basic physiological tests were introduced and a number of them are still used in today’s standard testing panels. , cell wall carbohydrates, coenzyme Q, GC contents), followed by sequence data of the ribosomal genes. Certainly, one can expect more new features to be included in the descriptions panels, such as transcriptome, proteome and metabolome data. Modern CCs are not only able to keep strains in the original condition, but they also archive all previously recorded data at the unit level (strains); therefore, they allow researchers to build on existing knowledge and to concentrate their efforts on new developments.

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