Special Issue "Non-conventional Yeasts: Genomics and Biotechnology"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wendland
Research Group of Microbiology (MICR), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Pleinlaan 2, BE-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Beyond the well-known model organisms of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans, there is a fascinating world of other yeasts. These non-conventional yeasts are already contributing enormously to all aspects of microbiology, genetics, biotechnology and fermentation, bioengineering, synthetic biology, and medical biology. This is because of their novel and often unique features, vastly untapped resources, and capabilities (e.g., based on their metabolism, fermentation capacities, substrate utilization, enzyme production, secondary metabolite/volatile aroma compound/flavor production, cell biology, or as biocontrol organisms to be used in modern sustainable agriculture).
Modern technologies allow for the characterization of non-conventional yeasts at an unprecedented level. With powerful omics tools and genome editing capabilities, non-conventional yeasts are amenable to genetic engineering and have a lot to contribute in diverse sectors.
This Special Issue, “Non-conventional Yeasts: Genomics and Biotechnology”, serves to highlight the biodiversity and different the facets of non-conventional yeasts.
It will support publication of contributions on the following topics:
- The general biology of non-conventional yeasts: biodiversity/taxonomy, evolution, ecology, physiology and metabolism, cell biology, signaling, or stress responses;
- The genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics of non-conventional yeasts (e.g., covering whole genome sequencing and assemblies, gene expression or analyses of plasmids, mating types, centromeres, telomere gene organization, or gene family evolution);
- The role of non-conventional yeasts in agriculture (e.g., as biocontrol strains, biofertilizers, and growth-promoting microbes);
- Basic and applied studies on biotechnology/bioengineering or fermentations for food and beverage, chemicals, and protein production;
- Systems biology and synthetic biology; and
- Genome editing including cool tools and analytics for working with non-conventional yeasts
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wendland
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