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Continuous crossbreeding of sake yeasts using growth selection systems for a-type and α-type cells

Overview of attention for article published in AMB Express, July 2016
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Title
Continuous crossbreeding of sake yeasts using growth selection systems for a-type and α-type cells
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AMB Express, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13568-016-0216-x
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Authors

Nobuo Fukuda, Misato Kaishima, Jun Ishii, Akihiko Kondo, Shinya Honda

Abstract

Sake yeasts belong to the budding yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae and have high fermentation activity and ethanol production. Although the traditional crossbreeding of sake yeasts is a time-consuming and inefficient process due to the low sporulation rates and spore viability of these strains, considerable effort has been devoted to the development of hybrid strains with superior brewing characteristics. In the present work, we describe a growth selection system for a- and α-type cells aimed at the crossbreeding of industrial yeasts, and performed hybridizations with sake yeast strains Kyokai No. 6, No. 7 and No. 9 to examine the feasibility of this approach. We successfully generated both a- and α-type strains from all parental strains, and acquired six types of hybrids by outcrossing. One of these hybrid strains was subjected to continuous crossbreeding, yielding the multi-hybrid strain, which inherited the genetic characteristics of Kyokai No. 6, No. 7 and No. 9. Notably, because all of the genetic modifications of the yeast cells were introduced using plasmids, these traits can be easily removed. The approach described here has the potential to markedly accelerate the crossbreeding of industrial yeast strains with desirable properties.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 2 9%
Unknown 21 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Other 2 9%
Student > Master 2 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 4%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 30%
Chemistry 2 9%
Computer Science 1 4%
Unknown 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 September 2016.
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#3,620,010
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Outputs from AMB Express
#86
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Outputs of similar age
#104,269
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Outputs of similar age from AMB Express
#4
of 18 outputs
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