Yeast Biotechnology: Diversity and Applications

Editors: Satyanarayana, Tulasi, Kunze, Gotthard (Eds.)

  • Recent developments on diversity, systematics, physiology and metabolism are updated by the experts
  • The biotechnological applications of yeasts are covered in great detail
  • Developments in genetic and molecular aspects, genomics and proteomics are reviewed
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I belie ve that the book would provide an overview of the recent developments in the domain of yeast research with some new ideas, which could serve as an inspiration and challenge for researchers in this field. Ne w Delhi Prof. Asis Datta Dec. 24, 2007 F ormer Vice-chancellor, JNU Director, NCPGR (New Delhi) Pr eface Yeasts are eukaryotic unicellular microfungi that are widely distributed in the natural environments. Although yeasts are not as ubiquitous as bacteria in the na- ral environments, they have been isolated from terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric environments. Yeast communities have been found in association with plants, a- mals and insects. Several species of yeasts have also been isolated from specialized or extreme environments like those with low water potential (e. g. high sugar/salt concentrations), low temperature (e. g. yeasts isolated from Antarctica), and low oxygen availability (e. g. intestinal tracts of animals). Around 1500 species of yeasts belonging to over 100 genera have been described so far. It is estimated that only 1% of the extant yeasts on earth have been described till date. Therefore, global efforts are underway to recover new yeast species from a variety of normal and extreme environments. Yeasts play an important role in food chains, and carbon, nitrogen and sulphur cycles. Yeasts can be genetically manipulated by hybridization, mutation, rare m- ing, cytoduction, spheroplast fusion, single chromosomal transfer and transfor- tion using recombinant technology. Yeasts (e. g.

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From the reviews: “This book updates the knowledge on yeast research and applications accumulated over the last twenty years using the expertise of the various experts in this field. … The editors and authors have produced an excellent up-to date book that will be extremely useful for graduate and post-graduate students, young and senior researchers of life sciences … . should be on the shelves of libraries at universities, research institutes and industry, and is also to be recommended to all those who are interested in life sciences.” (Uta Breuer, Biotechnology Journal, Vol. 5, 2010)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Antarctic Yeasts: Biodiversity and Potential Applications

    Shivaji, S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Basidiomycetous Yeasts: Current Status

    Choudhary, Devendra K. (et al.)

    Pages 19-46

  • Hansenula polymorpha (Pichia angusta): Biology and Applications

    Kunze, Gotthard (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

  • Debaryomyces hansenii: An Osmotolerant and Halotolerant Yeast

    Aggarwal, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

  • Candida famata (Debaryomyces hansenii)

    Sibirny, Andriy A. (et al.)

    Pages 85-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Yeast Biotechnology: Diversity and Applications
Editors
  • Tulasi Satyanarayana
  • Gotthard Kunze
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8292-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8292-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8291-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7833-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 744
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