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Comparative genomics of biotechnologically important yeasts
The comparative genome analysis of 29 taxonomically and biotechnologically important yeasts, including 16 newly sequenced, enables correlation of genes to useful metabolic properties and showed the synteny of the mating-type locus to be conserved over a billion years of evolution. Expand
Biogeography of the yeasts of ephemeral flowers and their insects.
We studied specific yeast communities vectored by beetles, drosophilids, and bees that visit ephemeral flowers, mostly in the genus Hibiscus and in the families Convolvulaceae and Cactaceae, in theExpand
Tempo and Mode of Genome Evolution in the Budding Yeast Subphylum
It is argued that reductive evolution is a major mode of evolutionary diversification and chronicle the tempo and mode of genomic and phenotypic evolution across the subphylum, which is characterized by very low HGT levels and widespread losses of traits and the genes that control them. Expand
A Geographically Diverse Collection of Schizosaccharomyces pombe Isolates Shows Limited Phenotypic Variation but Extensive Karyotypic Diversity
One translocation, found in 6 different isolates, including the type strain, has a geographically widespread distribution and a unique haplotype and may be a marker of an incipient speciation event and all of the other translocations are unique. Expand
Screening of Brazilian basidiomycetes for antimicrobial activity.
Differences in the bioactivity of extracts obtained from isolates from the same species were observed and two extracts presented wide antimicrobial spectrum and were active against both fungi and bacteria. Expand
Spathaspora arborariae sp. nov., a d-xylose-fermenting yeast species isolated from rotting wood in Brazil.
Four strains of a new yeast species were isolated from rotting wood from two sites in an Atlantic Rain Forest and a Cerrado ecosystem in Brazil. The analysis of the sequences of the D1/D2 domains ofExpand
Biodiversity and ecophysiology of yeasts
This chapter discusses Yeasts as Indicators of Environmental Quality, the biogeographic diversity of Cactophilic Yeasts, and methods for Investigating Yeast Biodiversity. Expand
Diversity and bioprospecting of fungal communities associated with endemic and cold-adapted macroalgae in Antarctica
The results suggest that the endemic and cold- Adapted macroalgae of Antarctica shelter a rich, diversity and complex fungal communities consisting of a few dominant indigenous or mesophilic cold-adapted species, and a large number of rare and/or endemic taxa, which may provide an interesting model of algal–fungal interactions under extreme conditions as well as a potential source of bioactive compounds. Expand
Fermentation characteristics as criteria for selection of cachaça yeast
Hierarchical Cluster Analysis and Principal Component Analysis showed the fermentation yield (or substrate conversion) as being the variable which contributed most to the separation of the strains into different groups. Expand
Endophytic fungi associated with the Antarctic grass Deschampsia antarctica Desv. (Poaceae)
This work is the first report on fungal endophytes associated with leaves of the Antarctic grass D. antarctica, and shows low identity in the ITS sequences to sequences of fungal species deposited in GenBank, suggesting that these fungi could be new species. Expand