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Microbe domestication and the identification of the wild genetic stock of lager-brewing yeast
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This study shows that combining microbial ecology with comparative genomics facilitates the discovery and preservation of wild genetic stocks of domesticated microbes to trace their history, identify genetic changes, and suggest paths to further industrial improvement. Expand
The Awesome Power of Yeast Evolutionary Genetics: New Genome Sequences and Strain Resources for the Saccharomyces sensu stricto Genus
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Improved genome sequences of three species of Saccharomyces sensu stricto yeasts are presented, enabling a re-examination of the tempo and mode of yeast gene evolution and improved inferences of species-specific gains and losses, and genetically marked, stable haploid strains are generated for all three species. Expand
Contentious relationships in phylogenomic studies can be driven by a handful of genes
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A maximum likelihood framework is used to quantify the distribution of phylogenetic signal among genes and sites for 17 contentious branches and 6 well-established control branches in plant, animal and fungal phylogenomic data matrices, finding that resolution in some of these 17 branches rests on a single gene or a few sites. Expand
A Gondwanan imprint on global diversity and domestication of wine and cider yeast Saccharomyces uvarum.
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A population genomics approach uses a collection of isolates obtained from fermented beverages and from natural environments on five continents to investigate the global phylogeography and domestication fingerprints of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Expand
Population structure and reticulate evolution of Saccharomyces eubayanus and its lager‐brewing hybrids
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It is reported that genetically diverse strains of S. eubayanus are readily isolated from Patagonia, demonstrating that the species is well established there and how genetically diverse eukaryotic microbes can produce rare but economically important hybrids with low genetic diversity when they migrate from their natural ecological context. Expand
Identifying genes of agronomic importance in maize by screening microsatellites for evidence of selection during domestication
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Genomic scans for the signature of selection offer a means of identifying new genes of agronomic importance even when gene function and the phenotype of interest are unknown, and candidates for agronomically important genes are identified. Expand
Comparative genomics of biotechnologically important yeasts
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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
Evolution of Key Cell Signaling and Adhesion Protein Families Predates Animal Origins
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Choanoflagellates express representatives of a surprising number of cell signaling and adhesion protein families that have not previously been isolated from nonmetazoans, including cadherins, C-type lectins, several tyrosine kinases, and tyrosINE kinase signaling pathway components. Expand
The Genome Sequence of Saccharomyces eubayanus and the Domestication of Lager-Brewing Yeasts
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It is found that the S. eubayanus subgenomes of lager-brewing yeasts have experienced increased rates of evolution since hybridization, and that certain genes involved in metabolism may have been particularly affected. Expand
Tempo and Mode of Genome Evolution in the Budding Yeast Subphylum
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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
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