Special Issue "Microbial Dynamics in Wine Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Rosanna Tofalo
Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of Teramo, via Balzarini Teramo, Italy
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Interests: wine yeast; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Kluyveromyces marxianus; non-Saccharomyces; yeast physiology; yeast flocculation; biofilm; dairy products; molecular methods; food fermentation; aroma compounds; biogenic amines; food safety
Grapes and musts contain a complex microbiota involved in the fermentation process and in shaping wine characteristics in terms of flavour and quality. Wine yeast and bacteria have been extensively investigated using culture-dependent methods. However, these methods could not fully describe the microbial communities that inhabit this niche. Actually, the most exciting challenges of oenology are to reveal the microbiota associated to wine environment and its dynamics, and to understand the ecological factors underlying such biodiversity. Omic approaches represent a useful tool to achieve this goal. However, the simple description of what is present is no longer enough. It is necessary to study evolution, physiology, and metabolisms considering the relevance of microbial interactions within the community.
This Special Issue is focused on:
1) Phylogenetic studies and genome comparisons applied to wine microorganisms;
2) species/strain interactions with grapes and during fermentation and the metabolic switches deriving from those interactions;
3) diversity, ecology, physiology, and metabolism of wine microorganisms during all steps of wine production;
4) development of new methods to assess microbial dynamics and establish their effects on aroma wine.
Prof. Rosanna Tofalo
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- Microbial evolution
- microbial physiology
- microbial metabolisms
- microbial communities
- wine microorganisms