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Saprophytic and Pathogenic Yeasts in Atmospheric Aerosols of Southwestern Siberia


Data on the number and diversity of psychrotolerant yeast isolated from high-altitude and surface samples of atmospheric aerosol from southwestern Siberia are derived from a microbiological study. According to certain phenotypic and genomic characteristics, the yeast isolates are referred to the Saccharomyces, Candida, Sporidiobolus, Aureobasidium, Sporobolomyces, Cryptococcus, Rhodotorula, and some other genera. Both saprophytic and pathogenic microorganisms are detected. Aureobasidium yeast strains are revealed, which actively produce exopolysaccharides and melanin and are promising for biotechnological developments.

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The work has been performed within the State Assignment for Rospotrebnadzor and the YAK-Sib 2017 project (CNRS, France).

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Andreeva, I.S., Safatov, A.S., Morozova, V.V. et al. Saprophytic and Pathogenic Yeasts in Atmospheric Aerosols of Southwestern Siberia. Atmos Ocean Opt 33, 505–511 (2020).

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  • atmospheric aerosols
  • microorganisms
  • air mycobiota
  • psychrophilic yeast
  • black yeast
  • Aureobasidium