Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 82, Issue 5, pp 793–804 | Cite as

Bioproducts from Aureobasidium pullulans, a biotechnologically important yeast

  • Zhenming ChiEmail author
  • Fang Wang
  • Zhe Chi
  • Lixi Yue
  • Guanglei Liu
  • Tong Zhang


It has been well documented that Aureobasidium pullulans is widely distributed in different environments. Different strains of A. pullulans can produce amylase, proteinase, lipase, cellulase, xylanase, mannanase, transferases, pullulan, siderophore, and single-cell protein, and the genes encoding proteinase, lipase, cellulase, xylanase, and siderophore have been cloned and characterized. Therefore, like Aspergillus spp., it is a biotechnologically important yeast that can be used in different fields. So it is very important to sequence the whole genomic DNA of the yeast cells in order to find new more bioproducts and novel genes from this yeast.


A. pullulans Pullulan Extracellular enzymes Functional genes Biotechnology 



This research was supported by grants 30771645 and 30670058 from National Natural Science Foundation of China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenming Chi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fang Wang
    • 1
  • Zhe Chi
    • 1
  • Lixi Yue
    • 1
  • Guanglei Liu
    • 1
  • Tong Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Unesco Chinese Center of Marine BiotechnologyOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina

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