Thalita Peixoto Basso

University of São Paulo

Thalita Peixoto Basso received her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering. During this period, she studied the fermentation characteristics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolated from ethanol industrial processes. She obtained her master’s degree from the University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ/USP), Brazil. During this time, she isolated and selected fungi with high cellulose activity for enzymatic hydrolysis of sugarcane bagasse. She received her Ph.D. from the Agricultural Microbiology Program, ESALQ/USP, with a period as a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley and the Energy Bioscience Institute. Meanwhile, she worked on the improvement of S. cerevisiae by hybridization for increased tolerance toward inhibitors from second-generation ethanol substrates. Currently, she is a collaborating professor and postdoctorate working with metabolomics and proteomics of fermentation processes in the Genetics Department, ESALQ/USP.

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This book examines the value of the Saccharomyces genus in areas of agriculture and pharmaceuticals. It includes seven chapters in two sections: “Agricultural and Biotechnological Applications” and “Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications.” The chapters cover such topics as metabolic engineering of S. cerevisiae using CRIPR-Cas9 technology to produce biopharmaceuticals, fruit juice fermentation for antioxidant activity, mode of action of indigenous S. cerevisiae, the performance of Saccharomyces as an antiviral microorganism for pandemic diseases, application of yeast to study DNA repair and damage tolerance on cell cycle division, how calorie restriction can support the anti-aging process using yeast budding cells, and secondary metabolites from S. cerevisiae with anticancer activity.

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