FEMS Yeast Research

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Edited By: Jens Nielsen

Impact Factor: 2.462

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 8/23 (Mycology); 57/116 (Microbiology); 62/160 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1567-1364

Associated Title(s): Pathogens and Disease, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Letters, FEMS Microbiology Reviews

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Non-Saccharomyces yeasts in wine production uncovered

Non Saccharomyces yeasts in wine production uncovered

With the current interest in “naturally produced wines” that depend in part for their final characteristics on non-Saccharomyces yeasts, this article provides a very timely review of the specific flavour-active characteristics of the species that might play a positive role in both wine production. The main non-Saccharomyces yeast found in wine musts are listed together with their persistence during fermentation, as well as their potential contribution to the wine. This provides a must read that is bound to ferment interest in any yeast biologist.

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Baker’s yeast capable of strongly activating a macrophage

Baker’s yeast capable of strongly activating a macrophage

Two Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants that induce an immune-stimulatory activity in macrophages were identified.


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EasyClone: method for genetic engineering of yeast

EasyClone: method for genetic engineering of yeast


Efficient integration of multiple markers into a single yeast cell can be important in biotechnological applications as well as some areas of research. This article describes an elegant vector system based on five selectable markers that can be used to achieve repeated cycles of gene insertion, in which multiple genes are simultaneously stably integrated into the genome of S. cerevisiae at sites that have previously been shown to have high expression and no effect on growth. The selection markers are flanked by loxP sites, so that each can be looped out by Cre recombinase-mediated recombination for further rounds of gene insertion.

Latest Thematic Issue

Yeast Cell Aging and Death


In this special issue Austen R. Ganley and Dina Petranovic have collected and edited 16 Mini Reviews that provide an overview of research in the field of yeast cell aging and death.

Virtual and Thematic Issues

Yeast and Food Microbiology

Yeast and Food Microbiology


Thematic issues previously published in FEMS Yeast Research include:

Metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and systems biology
March 2012

Yeasts as a model for human diseases
December 2010


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