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Phenotypic and metabolic traits of commercial Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts

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Phenotypic and metabolic traits of commercial Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts
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AMB Express, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13568-014-0039-6
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Catarina Barbosa, Patrícia Lage, Alice Vilela, Arlete Mendes-Faia, Ana Mendes-Ferreira


Currently, pursuing yeast strains that display both a high potential fitness for alcoholic fermentation and a favorable impact on quality is a major goal in the alcoholic beverage industry. This considerable industrial interest has led to many studies characterizing the phenotypic and metabolic traits of commercial yeast populations. In this study, 20 Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains from different geographical origins exhibited high phenotypic diversity when their response to nine biotechnologically relevant conditions was examined. Next, the fermentation fitness and metabolic traits of eight selected strains with a unique phenotypic profile were evaluated in a high-sugar synthetic medium under two nitrogen regimes. Although the strains exhibited significant differences in nitrogen requirements and utilization rates, a direct relationship between nitrogen consumption, specific growth rate, cell biomass, cell viability, acetic acid and glycerol formation was only observed under high-nitrogen conditions. In contrast, the strains produced more succinic acid under the low-nitrogen regime, and a direct relationship with the final cell biomass was established. Glucose and fructose utilization patterns depended on both yeast strain and nitrogen availability. For low-nitrogen fermentation, three strains did not fully degrade the fructose. This study validates phenotypic and metabolic diversity among commercial wine yeasts and contributes new findings on the relationship between nitrogen availability, yeast cell growth and sugar utilization. We suggest that measuring nitrogen during the stationary growth phase is important because yeast cells fermentative activity is not exclusively related to population size, as previously assumed, but it is also related to the quantity of nitrogen consumed during this growth phase.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 3%
Denmark 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Thailand 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 69 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 19%
Student > Master 12 16%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 7 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 53%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 16%
Computer Science 4 5%
Chemical Engineering 2 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 3%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 9 12%

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