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Yeasts in Biotechnology and Human Health

Physiological Genomic Approaches

  • Isabel Sá-Correia

Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Estéfani García-Ríos, José Manuel Guillamón
    Pages 37-59
  3. Ming-Ming Zhang, Hong-Qi Chen, Pei-Liang Ye, Songsak Wattanachaisaereekul, Feng-Wu Bai, Xin-Qing Zhao
    Pages 61-83
  4. Sandra Castillo, Kiran Raosaheb Patil, Paula Jouhten
    Pages 111-133
  5. Rajendra Prasad, Remya Nair, Atanu Banerjee
    Pages 135-153
  6. Pedro Pais, Mónica Galocha, Miguel Cacho Teixeira
    Pages 155-193
  7. Ashutosh Singh, Nitesh Kumar Khandelwal, Rajendra Prasad
    Pages 195-215
  8. Belém Sampaio-Marques, William C. Burhans, Paula Ludovico
    Pages 217-242

About this book


This book discusses genome-based strategies to provide a holistic understanding of yeasts in Human Health and as model organisms in basic research or industrial production. Using numerous Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains and various non-conventional yeast species isolated from diverse origins, it describes essential biological processes, the biotechnological exploitation of yeast and pathogenesis control. It also demonstrates how functional and comparative genomics and the development of genome engineering tools are used in modern yeast research.

The use of yeasts as experimental eukaryotic models increasingly gained prominence when several Nobel Prizes in Physiology/Medicine and Chemistry were awarded for innovative research, using yeast strains to elucidate molecular mechanisms in a wide range of human physiological processes and diseases, such as autophagy, cell cycle regulation and telomerase activity.

This book offers useful insights for scientists in yeast research, clinical scientists working with yeast infectious models and for industrial researchers using applied microbiology.


Nonconventional yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae Functional and Comparative Genomics Microbial Cell Factories Industrial Yeasts Pathogenic Yeasts Eukaryotic models

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabel Sá-Correia
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB) and Department of BioengineeringInstituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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