Cold-adapted Yeasts

Biodiversity, Adaptation Strategies and Biotechnological Significance

Editors: Buzzini, Pietro, Margesin, Rosa (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of the biology and potential biotechnological applications
  • All Chapters were written by internationally recognized experts
  • Suitable for microbiologists, biochemists, ecologists, environmental scientists and biotechnologists in academia and industry
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About this book

Yeasts are a versatile group of eukaryotic microorganisms, exhibiting heterogeneous nutritional profiles and an extraordinary ability to survive in a wide range of natural and man-associated ecosystems, including cold habitats. Cold-adapted yeasts inhabit numerous low-temperature environments where they are subjected to seasonal or permanent cold conditions. Hence, they have evolved a number of adaptation strategies with regard to growth and reproduction, metabolic activities, survival and protection. Due to their distinctive ability to thrive successfully at low and even subzero temperatures, cold-adapted yeasts are increasingly attracting attention in basic science and industry for their enormous biotechnological potential.

This book presents our current understanding of the diversity and ecology of cold-adapted yeasts in worldwide cold ecosystems, their adaptation strategies, and their biotechnological significance. Special emphasis is placed on the exploitation of cold-adapted yeasts as a source of cold-active enzymes and biopolymers, as well as their benefits for food microbiology, bioremediation and biocontrol. Further, aspects of food biodeterioration are considered.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Cold-Adapted Yeasts: A Lesson from the Cold and a Challenge for the XXI Century

    Buzzini, Pietro (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Methods for the Isolation and Investigation of the Diversity of Cold-Adapted Yeasts and Their Ex Situ Preservation in Worldwide Collections

    Boundy-Mills, Kyria L.

    Pages 23-45

  • Cold-Adapted Yeasts in Arctic Habitats

    Zalar, Polona (et al.)

    Pages 49-74

  • Cold-Adapted Yeasts in Antarctic Deserts

    Connell, Laurie B. (et al.)

    Pages 75-98

  • Cold-Adapted Yeasts in Alpine and Apennine Glaciers

    Turchetti, Benedetta (et al.)

    Pages 99-122

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51215-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cold-adapted Yeasts
Book Subtitle
Biodiversity, Adaptation Strategies and Biotechnological Significance
Editors
  • Pietro Buzzini
  • Rosa Margesin
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39681-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39681-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39680-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51215-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 549
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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