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Biodiversity and Ecophysiology of Yeasts

  • Gábor Péter
  • Carlos Rosa

Part of the The Yeast Handbook book series (YEASTHDB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marc-André Lachance
    Pages 1-9
  3. Vincent Robert, Joost Stalpers, Teun Boekhout, Shu-hui Tan
    Pages 31-44
  4. M. Bolotin-Fukuhara
    Pages 45-66
  5. K. Boundy-Mills
    Pages 67-100
  6. Fernando Rodrigues, Paula Ludovico, Cecília Leão
    Pages 101-121
  7. Francine Messenguy, Bruno André, Evelyne Dubois
    Pages 123-153
  8. Tibor Deak
    Pages 155-174
  9. An Tanghe, Bernard Prior, Johan M. Thevelein
    Pages 175-195
  10. W.I. Golubev
    Pages 197-219
  11. Alfred Botha
    Pages 221-240
  12. Á. Fonseca, J. Inácio
    Pages 263-301
  13. Philip F. Ganter
    Pages 303-370
  14. Peter Raspor, Jure Zupan
    Pages 371-417
  15. Helen S. Vishniac
    Pages 419-440
  16. Takashi Nakase, Sasitorn Jindamorakot, Somjit Am-In, Wanchern Potacharoen, Morakot Tanticharoen
    Pages 441-460
  17. Paula B. Morais, Fernando C. Pagnocca, Carlos A. Rosa
    Pages 461-484
  18. William T. Starmer, Virginia Aberdeen, Marc-André Lachance
    Pages 485-499

About this book


In the last few decades more and more yeast habitats that were not investigated earlier, spanning cold climates to tropical regions and dry deserts to rainforests, have been explored. As a result, a large body of ecological data has been accumulated and the number of known yeast species has increased rapidly. This book provides an overview of the biodiversity of yeasts in different habitats. The recent advances achieved by the application of molecular biological methods in the field of yeast taxonomy and ecology are also incorporated in the book. Wherever possible, the interaction between yeasts and the surrounding environment is discussed.


Glucose KLTcatalog biodiversity biodiversity, yeast biotechnology ecology ecophysiology, yeast ecosystem environment evolution metabolism phylogeny physiology systematics Ökologie, Hefen

Editors and affiliations

  • Gábor Péter
    • 1
  • Carlos Rosa
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Food Sciences National Collection of Agricultural and Industrial MicroorganismsBudapest University of Economic Sciences and Public AdministrationBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Departmento de Microbiologia ICB, CP 486Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo Horizonte, MGBrazil

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From the reviews:

"This is an excellent book without any serious competition. The chapters range from practical to theoretical, from covering biomes and regions to analysing metabolism and genomics. I was particularly pleased to see a chapter on yeast-invertebrate associations … . The book has authenticity by using many of the world’s leading researchers and I would advise all institutions covering microbial biodiversity or fungal biology to acquire this book." (Alan Wheals, Microbiology Today, November, 2006)

"The editors of this book … ‘provide a useful overview of the biodiversity and ecophysiology of yeasts, and that it will stimulate efforts in yeast biodiversity research’. … Overall, the standard of illustrations and tables is generally very good … . To sum up: this is a book that is sure to occupy a prominent place on my bookshelf and has already been employed as a valuable source of information on numerous occasions." (A. Buddie, Bibliography of Systematic Mycology, Vol. 12 (5), 2008)