Yeast Diversity in Human Welfare

  • Tulasi Satyanarayana
  • Gotthard Kunze

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sarika S. Mane, Vandana Ghormade, Santosh G. Tupe, Mukund V. Deshpande
    Pages 1-27
  3. Shivkrupa Devrao Halbandge, Pandit B. Vidyasagar, Sankunny Mohan Karuppayil
    Pages 29-52
  4. Tek Chand Bhalla, Savitri
    Pages 53-82
  5. Amit Kumar Rai, Kumaraswamy Jeyaram
    Pages 83-113
  6. V. Choudhary, A. Vohra, A. Madan, Tulasi Satyanarayana
    Pages 115-136
  7. Jayant Shankar Raut, Sonali Kashinath Doke, Sankunny Mohan Karuppayil
    Pages 137-162
  8. Bijender Kumar Bajaj, Satbir Singh
    Pages 163-190
  9. Preeti Dabas, Deepak Kumar, Nimisha Sharma
    Pages 191-214
  10. Adivitiya, Vikas Kumar Dagar, Yogender Pal Khasa
    Pages 215-250
  11. Kostyantyn Dmytruk, Olena Kurylenko, Justyna Ruchala, Olena Ishchuk, Andriy Sibirny
    Pages 257-282
  12. Jean-Luc Legras, Virginie Galeote, Carole Camarasa, Bruno Blondin, Sylvie Dequin
    Pages 283-321
  13. Javier A. Varela, Loughlin Gethins, Catherine Stanton, Paul Ross, John P. Morrissey
    Pages 439-453
  14. Felix Bischoff, Alexandre Chamas, Katarzyna Litwińska, Falko Matthes, Erik Böer, Gotthard Kunze
    Pages 455-479
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 481-486

About this book


This book brings together and updates the latest information on the diversity of yeasts, their molecular features and their applications in the welfare of mankind. 

Yeasts are eukaryotic microfungi widely found in natural environments, including those with extreme conditions such as low temperatures, low oxygen levels and low water availability. To date, approximately 2,000 of the estimated 30,000 to 45,000 species of yeast on Earth, belonging to around 200 genera have been described. Although there are a few that are opportunistic human and animal pathogens, the vast majority of yeasts are beneficial, playing an important role in the food chain and in the carbon, nitrogen and sulphur cycles. In addition, yeasts such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Hansenula polymorpha and Pichia pastoris are used in expressing foreign genes to produce proteins of pharmaceutical interest.

A landmark in biotechnology was reached in 1996 with the completion of sequencing of the entire S. cerevisiae genome, and it has now become a central player in the development of an entirely new approach to biological research and synthetic biology. The sequencing of genomes of several yeasts including Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neofromans has also recently been completed. 


Yeast Eukaryotic Microbiology Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Genetics Yeast Biotechnology Microfungi Food Microbiology Fungal Biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Tulasi Satyanarayana
    • 1
  • Gotthard Kunze
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Biological Sciences and EngineeringNetaji Subhas Institute of TechnologyDwarkaIndia
  2. 2.Yeast Genetics, Department of Physiology and Cell BiologyLeibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant ResearchGaterslebenGermany

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