Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 103, Issue 1, pp 217–228

Molecular genetic diversity of the Saccharomyces yeasts in Taiwan: Saccharomyces arboricola, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces kudriavzevii

  • Gennadi I. Naumov
  • Ching-Fu Lee
  • Elena S. Naumova
Original Paper

Abstract

Genetic hybridization, sequence and karyotypic analyses of natural Saccharomyces yeasts isolated in different regions of Taiwan revealed three biological species: Saccharomyces arboricola, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces kudriavzevii. Intraspecies variability of the D1/D2 and ITS1 rDNA sequences was detected among S. cerevisiae and S. kudriavzevii isolates. According to molecular and genetic analyses, the cosmopolitan species S. cerevisiae and S. kudriavzevii contain local divergent populations in Taiwan, Malaysia and Japan. Six of the seven known Saccharomyces species are documented in East Asia: S. arboricola, S. bayanus, S. cerevisiae, S. kudriavzevii, S. mikatae, and S. paradoxus.

Keywords

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Saccharomyces arboricola Saccharomyces kudriavzevii Genetic analysis PCR–RFLP-analysis Galactose utilization 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gennadi I. Naumov
    • 1
  • Ching-Fu Lee
    • 2
  • Elena S. Naumova
    • 1
  1. 1.State Institute for Genetics and Selection of Industrial MicroorganismsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Applied ScienceNational Hsinchu University of EducationHsinchuTaiwan

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