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Mitigating stress in industrial yeasts

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Walker, Graeme M. [1] ; Basso, Thiago O. [2, 3]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Abertay Univ, Dundee - Scotland
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Chem Engn, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Chem Engn, Sao Paulo, Brazil.Walker, Graeme M., Abertay Univ, Dundee - Scotland
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: FUNGAL BIOLOGY; v. 124, n. 5, p. 387-397, MAY 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 2

The yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is the premier fungal cell factory exploited in industrial biotechnology. In particular, ethanol production by yeast fermentation represents the world's foremost biotechnological process, with beverage and fuel ethanol contributing significantly to many countries economic and energy sustainability. During industrial fermentation processes, yeast cells are subjected to several physical, chemical and biological stress factors that can detrimentally affect ethanol yields and overall production efficiency. These stresses include ethanol toxicity, osmostress, nutrient starvation, pH and temperature shock, as well as biotic stress due to contaminating microorganisms. Several cell physiological and genetic approaches to mitigate yeast stress during industrial fermentations can be undertaken, and such approaches will be discussed with reference to stress mitigation in yeasts employed in Brazilian bioethanol processes. This article will highlight the importance of furthering our understanding of key aspects of yeast stress physiology and the beneficial impact this can have more generally on enhancing industrial fungal bioprocesses. (C) 2019 British Mycological Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/20571-6 - International Symposium on Fungal Stress - ISFUS
Grantee:Drauzio Eduardo Naretto Rangel
Support type: Research Grants - Organization of Scientific Meeting
FAPESP's process: 18/17172-2 - How do fuel ethanol yeasts and contaminating lactic acid bacteria respond toward lignocellulosic-derived inhibitors?
Grantee:Thiago Olitta Basso
Support type: Regular Research Grants