Yarrowia lipolytica

Biotechnological Applications

  • Gerold Barth

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Catherine Madzak, Jean-Marie Beckerich
    Pages 1-76
  3. Patrick Fickers, Vincent Sauveplane, Jean-Marc Nicaud
    Pages 99-119
  4. Patrick Fickers, Jean-Marc Nicaud
    Pages 121-136
  5. Christina Otto, Martina Holz, Gerold Barth
    Pages 137-149
  6. Stephan Mauersberger, Ludmila A. Novikova, Vladimir M. Shkumatov
    Pages 171-226
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-268

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 host system. With its characteristics, such as the ability to grow on lipids or grease, to accumulate oil and the high capacity for secretion of proteases and lipases, the yeast is of great interest for biotechnological applications.

The main topics covered in this Microbiology Monograph are: expression and secretion of heterologous proteins; acid and alkaline extracellular proteases; genetics, production, biochemical characterization and biotechnological application of lipases; production and secretion of several organic acids and flagrances; as well as the functional expression of P450 systems and its use in steroid biotransformation.


Bioremedition Lipase Non-conventional yeasts Oil accumulation P450 system

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerold Barth
    • 1
  1. 1.TU Dresden Inst. MikrobiologieDresdenGermany

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 978-3-642-38582-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38583-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-5576
  • Series Online ISSN 1862-5584
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