New yeast expression platforms based on methylotrophic Hansenula polymorpha and Pichia pastoris and on dimorphic Arxula adeninivorans and Yarrowia lipolytica– A comparison


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Yeasts combine the ease of genetic manipulation and fermentation of a microbial organism with the capability to secrete and to modify proteins according to a general eukaryotic scheme. Yeasts thus provide attractive platforms for the production of recombinant proteins. Here, four important species are presented and compared: the methylotrophic Hansenula polymorpha and Pichia pastoris, distinguished by an increasingly large track record as industrial platforms, and the dimorphic species Arxula adeninivorans and Yarrrowia lipolytica, not yet established as industrial platforms, but demonstrating promising technological potential, as discussed in this article.