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Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Ecology

Editors: Buzzini, Pietro, Lachance, Marc-André, Yurkov, Andrey (Eds.)

  • Presents in a single volume a comprehensive overview of all aspects of yeast ecology
  • Provides new insights into the colonization and persistence of yeasts in natural ecosystems
  • Discusses the ability of yeasts to interact with different organisms and to modify the environment through their metabolic activities
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This book presents an up-to-date review of the ecology of yeast communities in natural ecosystems. It focuses on their biological interactions, including mutualism, parasitism, commensalism and antagonistic interactions, and is closely connected with the volume Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Diversity by the same editors.

Yeasts are the smallest eukaryotic organisms successfully growing under a wide range of environmental conditions. They constantly modify the environment through their own metabolic activities. Although yeasts are among the earlier colonizers of nutrient-rich substrates, their role in ecosystem processes is not limited to the consumption and transformation of simple sugars. They also engage in close relationships with animals, plants and other fungi in the environment as mutualists, competitors, parasites and pathogens. This book reviews the diversity of biological interactions and roles of yeasts in ecosystems and summarises recent concepts and tools developed in community ecology. All of the chapters were written by leading international yeast research experts, and will appeal to researchers and advanced students in the field of microbial ecology.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Pietro Buzzini, Industrial Yeasts Collection DBVPG, Department of Agricultural, Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121

Perugia, Italy

Prof. Dr. Marc-André Lachance, University of Western Ontario, Department of Biology, 1151 Richmond St, London

N6A 5B7, Canada

Dr. Andrey Yurkov, Leibniz-Institut DSMZ, Inhoffenstr. 7B, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Yeasts as Distinct Life Forms of Fungi

    Kurtzman, Cletus P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Yeast Habitats: Different but Global

    Péter, Gábor (et al.)

    Pages 39-71

  • Yeast Community Composition and Structure

    Yurkov, Andrey (et al.)

    Pages 73-100

  • Temporal and Geographic Patterns in Yeast Distribution

    Yurkov, Andrey

    Pages 101-130

  • Biogeography and Ecology of the Genus Saccharomyces

    Sampaio, José Paulo (et al.)

    Pages 131-153

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61575-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61574-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Ecology
Editors
  • Pietro Buzzini
  • Marc-André Lachance
  • Andrey Yurkov
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61575-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61575-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61574-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 293
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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