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Old Yeasts

New Questions

Edited by Cândida Lucas

University of Minho, Portugal


Célia Pais

University of Minho, Portugal

Yeast-based biotechnology traditionally regards the empirical production of fermented drinks and leavened bread, processes which surprisingly keep posing challenges and fuelling research. But yeasts nowadays also provide amenable cell factories, producing bulk and fine chemicals and molecules, and are increasingly used as tools in processes as diverse as food preservation or bioremediation. Importantly, yeasts are excellent models of cell and molecular biology for higher eukaryotes, including humans, contributing with key discoveries to understand processes and diseases. All taken, yeast-related business is worth billions, critically contributing to the economical welfare of many differently developed countries. This book provides some insights into aspects of yeast science and biotechnology less frequently addressed in the literature but nonetheless decisive to improve knowledge and, accordingly, boost up yeast-based innovation.

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Old YeastsNew QuestionsEdited by Cândida Lucas

Published: December 13th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66616

ISBN: 978-953-51-3678-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3677-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4574-5

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

11146 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

53 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Plasma Membrane Electric Potential in Yeast: Probes, Results, Problems, and Solutions: A New Application of an Old Dye?

By Antonio Peña, Norma Silvia Sánchez and Martha Calahorra


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2. Metallothioneins, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Heavy Metals: A Biotechnology Triad?

By Ileana Cornelia Farcasanu and Lavinia Liliana Ruta

Erratum - Metallothioneins, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Heavy Metals: A Biotechnology Triad?

By Ileana Cornelia Farcasanu and Lavinia Liliana Ruta

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3. Yeast as a Biocatalyst in Microbial Fuel Cell

By Enas Taha Sayed and Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem


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4. Advances in Metabolic Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the Production of Industrially and Clinically Important Chemicals

By Burcu Turanlı-Yıldız, Burcu Hacısalihoğlu and Z. Petek Çakar


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5. Non-Conventional Yeasts in Fermentation Processes: Potentialities and Limitations

By Dorota Kręgiel, Ewelina Pawlikowska and Hubert Antolak


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6. Saccharomyces cerevisiae Peroxiredoxins in Biological Processes: Antioxidant Defense, Signal Transduction, Circadian Rhythm, and More

By Melina C. Santos, Carlos A. Breyer, Leonardo Schultz, Karen S. Romanello, Anderson F. Cunha, Carlos A. Tairum Jr and Marcos Antonio de Oliveira


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7. HMGB Proteins from Yeast to Human. Gene Regulation, DNA Repair and Beyond

By Vizoso-Vázquez Ángel, Barreiro-Alonso Aida, Rico-Díaz Agustín, Lamas-Maceiras Mónica, Rodríguez-Belmonte Esther, Becerra Manuel, González-Siso María Isabel and Cerdán María Esperanza


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8. Endophytic Yeast and Hosts: A Mutualistic Association Friendly to the Environment

By Esperanza del Pilar Infante Luna


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