Biogeography and ecology of the genus Saccharomyces

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The genus Saccharomyces is intimately associated with alcoholic fermentations conducted by humans. Its most emblematic species, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, represents not only an important case of microbe domestication, exemplified by products such as wine, beer, and bread, but also a case of complex and yet poorly understood ecological adaptations and interactions in natural systems. Moreover, the long coexistence with humans in wineries and breweries has fostered anthropocentric concepts that are difficult to eradicate. Here we critically review, using a historical perspective, recent findings on the natural ecology and biogeography of the different species that form the genus Saccharomyces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYeasts in Natural Ecosystems
Subtitle of host publicationEcology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages131-153
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-331961575-2
ISBN (Print)978-331961574-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Biogeography
  • Ecology
  • Microbe domestication
  • Population genomics
  • Saccharomyces

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Biogeography and ecology of the genus Saccharomyces'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Sampaio, J. P., & Gonçalves, P. (2017). Biogeography and ecology of the genus Saccharomyces. In Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Ecology (pp. 131-153). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61575-2_5