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A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi.
A comprehensive phylogenetic classification of the kingdom Fungi is proposed, with reference to recent molecular phylogenetic analyses, and with input from diverse members of the fungal taxonomicExpand
Microbe domestication and the identification of the wild genetic stock of lager-brewing yeast
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
Natural Populations of Saccharomyces kudriavzevii in Portugal Are Associated with Oak Bark and Are Sympatric with S. cerevisiae and S. paradoxus
It is suggested that (markedly) different growth temperature preferences play a fundamental role in the sympatric associations of Saccharomyces species uncovered in this survey, and S. kudriavzevii stands out as the species that copes better with low temperatures. Expand
The simple-septate basidiomycetes: a synopsis
The integrated analysis of several ultrastructural features such as septal pore apparatus, form, and behavior of the spindle pole bodies, types of host–parasite interaction, presence or absence of colacosome, symplechosomes, atractsomes, and cystosomes as well as nuclear rDNA sequences coding for small- and large-subunit rRNA are compared. Expand
A Gondwanan imprint on global diversity and domestication of wine and cider yeast Saccharomyces uvarum.
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
A population genomics insight into the Mediterranean origins of wine yeast domestication
It is shown that three horizontally transmitted regions, previously described to contain genes relevant to wine fermentation, are present in the Wine group but not in the Mediterranean oak group, which represents a major discontinuity between the two populations and is likely to denote a domestication fingerprint in wine yeasts. Expand
Population structure and reticulate evolution of Saccharomyces eubayanus and its lager‐brewing hybrids
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
Assessment of yeast diversity in a marine environment in the south of portugal by microsatellite-primed PCR
MSP-PCR identification proved suitable for pigmented basidiomycetous yeasts and, when used in conjunction with sequence analysis, was effective for the characterization of non-pigmented populations. Expand
Taxonomic studies in the Microbotryomycetidae: Leucosporidium golubevii sp. nov., Leucosporidiella gen. nov. and the new orders Leucosporidiales and Sporidiobolales
The current concept of the genus Leucosporidium and its apparent polyphyletic nature were addressed, as well as the relationships of this genus with the Microbotryales and Mastigobasidium, and the concepts of the order Sporidiales and family Sporidiobolaceae were reviewed. Expand
Distinct Domestication Trajectories in Top-Fermenting Beer Yeasts and Wine Yeasts
The results revealed that top-fermenting beer yeasts are polyphyletic, with a main clade composed of at least three subgroups, dominantly represented by the German, British, and wheat beer strains. Expand