Systematics, diversity and ecology of the genus yarrowia and the methanol-assimilating yeasts

Gábor Péter, Edina Szandra Nagy, Dénes Dlauchy

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Abstract

Yeasts have been exploited by humankind for millennia. Currently, numerous yeast species beyond Saccharomyces cerevisiae are utilised by the bioindustry, the so-called non-conventional yeasts. Among the non-conventional yeasts, Yarrowia lipolytica and some methanol-utilising yeast species occupy an important position. During the past one and half decade, Yarrowia has expanded from a monotypic genus including only Y. lipolytica to a genus containing 14 species. Similarly, the number of known methanol-utilising yeasts has increased dynamically. Currently, their number exceeds 90, and the majority of them are assigned to the genera Komagataella, Kuraishia, Ogataea, and some of them yet to Candida. Methanol-assimilating Candida species are related to the genus Ogataea. The most important changes in the systematics of these important yeasts are summarised, and some aspects of their ecology and diversity are discussed as well. Diversity of these yeasts in a few habitats, including a newly recognised one, is briefly introduced. Selective enrichment-based isolation methods for recovering strains of these two exciting yeast groups are discussed as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNon-conventional Yeasts
Subtitle of host publicationfrom Basic Research to Application
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages297-339
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9783030211103
ISBN (Print)9783030211100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Komagataella
  • Kuraishia
  • Methylotrophic yeasts
  • Ogataea
  • Phylloplane
  • Pichia pastoris
  • Systematics
  • Yarrowia lipolytica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Péter, G., Nagy, E. S., & Dlauchy, D. (2019). Systematics, diversity and ecology of the genus yarrowia and the methanol-assimilating yeasts. In Non-conventional Yeasts: from Basic Research to Application (pp. 297-339). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21110-3_9