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Bioproducts from Aureobasidium pullulans, a biotechnologically important yeast


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.

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

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Chi, Z., Wang, F., Chi, Z. et al. Bioproducts from Aureobasidium pullulans, a biotechnologically important yeast. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 82, 793–804 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-009-1882-2

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  • A. pullulans
  • Pullulan
  • Extracellular enzymes
  • Functional genes
  • Biotechnology