Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Diversity

  • Pietro Buzzini
  • Marc-André Lachance
  • Andrey Yurkov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Diego Libkind, Pietro Buzzini, Benedetta Turchetti, Carlos A. Rosa
    Pages 1-61
  3. Allen N. Hagler, Leda C. Mendonça-Hagler, Fernando C. Pagnocca
    Pages 63-85
  4. Andrey Yurkov
    Pages 87-116
  5. Renáta Vadkertiová, Hana Dudášová, Marta Balaščáková
    Pages 117-144
  6. Monika Novak Babič, Jerneja Zupančič, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Polona Zalar
    Pages 145-169
  7. Martin Kemler, Frederick Witfeld, Dominik Begerow, Andrey Yurkov
    Pages 171-197
  8. Savitree Limtong, Rujikan Nasanit
    Pages 199-223
  9. Philip F. Ganter, Paula B. Morais, Carlos A. Rosa
    Pages 225-264
  10. Raquel M. Cadete, Mariana R. Lopes, Carlos A. Rosa
    Pages 265-292
  11. Janja Zajc, Polona Zalar, Nina Gunde-Cimerman
    Pages 293-329
  12. Pietro Buzzini, Martina Turk, Laura Perini, Benedetta Turchetti, Nina Gunde-Cimerman
    Pages 331-365
  13. Ciro Sannino, Giorgia Tasselli, Sara Filippucci, Benedetta Turchetti, Pietro Buzzini
    Pages 367-396
  14. Meredith Blackwell
    Pages 397-433
  15. Giancarlo Moschetti, Antonio Alfonzo, Nicola Francesca
    Pages 435-454
  16. Marizeth Groenewald, Kyria Boundy-Mills, Neža Čadež, Rikiya Endoh, Sasitorn Jindamorakot, Carolina Pohl-Albertyn et al.
    Pages 455-476
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 477-499

About this book


This book focuses on the diversity of yeasts in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, including the association of yeasts with insects, invertebrate and vertebrate animals. It offers an overview of the knowledge accumulated in the course of more than 60 years of research and is closely connected with the volume Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Ecology by the same editors.

In view of the rapid decline of many natural habitats due to anthropogenic activities and climate change, the need to study biodiversity is pressing. Rising temperatures threaten species inhabiting cold and aquatic environments, and species in terrestrial ecosystems are endangered by habitat fragmentation or loss. Most of our knowledge of intrinsic properties (autoecology) of yeasts reported throughout this book is derived from laboratory experiments with pure cultures. Accordingly, the importance of culture collections for ecological studies is highlighted by presenting an overview of worldwide available yeast strains and their origins. All of the chapters were written by leading international yeast research experts, and will appeal to researchers and advanced students in the field of microbial diversity.


Yeast collections Phylloplane yeasts Yeast associations Yeast diversity Extremophilic yeasts Yeast biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Pietro Buzzini
    • 1
  • Marc-André Lachance
    • 2
  • Andrey Yurkov
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food SciencesUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  3. 3.German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell CulturesLeibniz Institute DSMZBraunschweigGermany

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