Yarrowia lipolytica

Genetics, Genomics, and Physiology

  • Gerold Barth

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Claude Gaillardin, Meriem Mekouar, Cécile Neuvéglise
    Pages 1-30
  3. Stefan Kerscher, Ulrich Brandt
    Pages 31-55
  4. Serge Casaregola, Gerold Barth
    Pages 57-77
  5. Cécile Neuvéglise, Claude Gaillardin, Christian Marck
    Pages 79-109
  6. Ryouichi Fukuda, Akinori Ohta
    Pages 111-119
  7. Sylvie Blanchin-Roland
    Pages 121-144
  8. Agnès Hébert, Jean Marie Beckerich, Sophie Landaud, Pascal Bonnarme
    Pages 165-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-187

About this book


Due to various special physiological features and a genome that greatly differs in structure, gene content and organization from other yeasts, Y. lipolytica is widely used as a model organism. With its characteristics, such as the ability to accumulate oil and the high capacity for secretion of proteases and lipases, the yeast is also of great interest for biotechnological applications.

The main topics covered in this Microbiology Monograph are: comparative genomics; mitochondrial genomics and proteomics, including the analysis of the respiratory chain; transposable elements and their activities; non-coding RNA genes, which display a number of unusual and remarkable features compared to other hemiascomycetes; utilization of hydrophobic substrates, of n-alkane and its oxidized derivatives as sources of carbon and energy; ambient pH signalling; comparison of protein families in non-conventional yeasts and S. cerevisiae; and the sulphur metabolism of cheese-ripening yeast.


Cheese-ripening yeasts Hemiascomycetous yeasts Non-conventional yeasts Oil accumulation Retrotransposons

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerold Barth
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. MikrobiologieTU DresdenDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38319-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38320-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-5576
  • Series Online ISSN 1862-5584
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