Sakkie Pretorius

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  • 12440 Citations
  • 55 h-Index
1983 …2020

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A breeding strategy to harness flavor diversity of Saccharomyces interspecific hybrids and minimize hydrogen sulfide production

Bizaj, E., Cordente, A. G., Bellon, J. R., Raspor, P., Curtin, C. D. & Pretorius, I. S., Jun 2012, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 12, 4, p. 456-465 10 p.

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30 Citations (Scopus)

A constitutive catabolite repression mutant of a recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain improves xylose consumption during fermentation

Thanvanthri Gururajan, V., Gorwa-Grauslund, M. F., Hahn-Hägerdal, B., Pretorius, I. S. & Cordero Otero, R. R., 2007, In : Annals of Microbiology. 57, 1, p. 85-92 8 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)

A K2 neutral Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain contains a variant K2 M genome

Wingfield, B. D., Southgate, V. J., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Vuuren, H. J. J., 1990, In : Yeast. 6, 2, p. 159-169 11 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

A multicopy suppressor gene, MSS10, restores STA2 expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains containing the STA10 represser gene

Lambrechts, M. G., Sollitti, P., Murmur, J. & Pretorius, I. S., 1996, In : Current Genetics. 29, 6, p. 523-529 7 p.

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20 Citations (Scopus)

Amylolytic enzymes from the yeast Lipomyces kononenkoae

Ramachandran, N., Pretorius, I. S. & Cordero Otero, R. R., 2005, In : Biologia - Section Cellular and Molecular Biology. 60, SUPPL. 16, p. 103-110 8 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
11 Citations (Scopus)

Assimilable nitrogen utilisation and production of volatile and non-volatile compounds in chemically defined medium by Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine yeasts

Vilanova, M., Ugliano, M., Varela, C., Siebert, T., Pretorius, I. S. & Henschke, P. A., Nov 2007, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 77, 1, p. 145-157 13 p.

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137 Citations (Scopus)
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Bio-informational futures: the convergence of artificial intelligence and synthetic biology

Dixon, T. A., Curach, N. & Pretorius, I. S., 4 Mar 2020, In : EMBO Reports. 21, 3, p. 1-5 5 p., e50036.

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Building a global alliance of biofoundries

Hillson, N. J., Caddick, M., Cai, Y., Carrasco, J. A., Chang, M. W., Curach, N. C., Bell, D. J., Le Feuvre, R., Friedman, D. C., Fu, X., Gold, N. D., Herrgård, M. J., Holowko, M. B., Johnson, J. R., Johnson, R. A., Keasling, J. D., Kitney, R. I., Kondo, A., Liu, C., Martin, V. J. J. & 16 others, Menolascina, F., Ogino, C., Patron, N. J., Pavan, M., Poh, C. L., Pretorius, I. S., Rosser, S. J., Scrutton, N. S., Storch, M., Tekotte, H., Travnik, E., Vickers, C. E., Yew, W. S., Yuan, Y., Zhao, H. & Freemont, P. S., 9 May 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 10, p. 1-4 4 p., 2040.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
27 Downloads (Pure)

Carnitine biosynthesis in Neurospora crassa: Identification of a cDNA coding for ε-N-trimethyllysine hydroxylase and its functional expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Swiegers, J. H., Vaz, F. M., Pretorius, I. S., Wanders, R. J. A. & Bauer, F. F., 23 Apr 2002, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 210, 1, p. 19-23 5 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)

Carnitine-dependent metabolic activities in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Three carnitine acetyltransferases are essential in a carnitine-dependent strain

Swiegers, J. H., Dippenaar, N., Pretorius, I. S. & Bauer, F. F., 2001, In : Yeast. 18, 7, p. 585-595 11 p.

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61 Citations (Scopus)

Cellular Differentiation in Response to Nutrient Availability: The Repressor of Meiosis, Rme1p, Positively Regulates Invasive Growth in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Van Dyk, D., Hansson, G., Pretorius, I. S. & Bauer, F. F., Nov 2003, In : Genetics. 165, 3, p. 1045-1058 14 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics of Flo11-dependent flocculation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Bayly, J. C., Douglas, L. M., Pretorius, I. S., Bauer, F. F. & Dranginis, A. M., Dec 2005, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 5, 12, p. 1151-1156 6 p.

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63 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of a novel α-amylase from Lipomyces kononenkoae and expression of its gene (LKA1) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Steyn, A. J. C. & Pretorius, I. S., Nov 1995, In : Current Genetics. 28, 6, p. 526-533 8 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of the β-Glucosidase Activity Produced by Enological Strains of Non-Saccharomyces Yeasts

Cordero Otero, R. R., Ubeda Iranzo, J. F., Briones-Perez, A. I., Potgieter, N., Villena, M. A., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Rensburg, P., Sep 2003, In : Journal of Food Science. 68, 8, p. 2564-2569 6 p.

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57 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning, mapping and characterization of a genomic copy of the Lipomyces kononenkoae α-amylase-encoding gene (LKA1)

Steyn, A. J. C., Marmur, J. & Pretorius, I. S., Aug 1996, In : Yeast. 12, 10, p. 925-937 13 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning, sequence analysis and expression in yeasts of a cDNA containing a Lipomyces kononenkoae α-amylase-encoding gene

Steyn, A. J. C., Marmur, J. & Pretorius, I. S., 1 Dec 1995, In : Gene. 166, 1, p. 65-71 7 p.

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25 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning and expression of an Aspergillus kawachii endo-1,4-β-xylanase gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Crous, J. M., Pretorius, I. S. & van Zyl, W. H., Oct 1995, In : Current Genetics. 28, 5, p. 467-473 7 p.

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55 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning and expression of the Clostridium thermosulfurogenes d-xylose isomerase gene (xylA) in Saccharomyces cerevlsiae

Moes, C. J., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Zyl, W. H., 1996, In : Biotechnology Letters. 18, 3, p. 269-274 6 p.

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58 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning and expression of the α-L-arabinofuranosidase gene (ABF2) of Aspergillus niger in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Crous, J. M., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Zyl, W. H., 1996, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 46, 3, p. 256-260 5 p.

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35 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning of the Bacillus pumilus β-xylosidase gene (xynB) and its expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

La Grange, D. C., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Zyl, W. H., 1997, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 47, 3, p. 262-266 5 p.

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38 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning of two β-xylanase-encoding genes from Aspergillus niger and their expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Luttig, M., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Zyl, W. H., 1997, In : Biotechnology Letters. 19, 5, p. 411-415 5 p.

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35 Citations (Scopus)
30 Citations (Scopus)

Co-expression of a Phanerochaete chrysosporium cellobiohydrolase gene and a Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens endo-β-1,4-glucanase gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Van Rensburg, P., Van Zyl, W. H. & Pretorius, I. S., Aug 1996, In : Current Genetics. 30, 3, p. 246-250 5 p.

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38 Citations (Scopus)
62 Citations (Scopus)
23 Citations (Scopus)

Coinoculated fermentations using Saccharomyces yeasts affect the volatile composition and sensory properties of Vitis vinifera L. cv. Sauvignon Blanc wines

King, E. S., Swiegers, J. H., Travis, B., Francis, I. L., Bastian, S. E. P. & Pretorius, I. S., 26 Nov 2008, In : Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56, 22, p. 10829-10837 9 p.

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48 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative genome analysis of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine strain

Borneman, A. R., Forgan, A. H., Pretorius, I. S. & Chambers, P. J., Nov 2008, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 8, 7, p. 1185-1195 11 p.

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112 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of commercial enzymes for the processing of marula pulp, wine, and spirits

Fundira, M., Blom, M., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Rensburg, P., Aug 2002, In : Journal of Food Science. 67, 6, p. 2346-2351 6 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Controlled expression of the dominant flocculation genes FLO1, FLO5, and FLO11 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Govender, P., Domingo, J. L., Bester, M. C., Pretorius, I. S. & Bauer, F. F., Oct 2008, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74, 19, p. 6041-6052 12 p.

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85 Citations (Scopus)

Correlation between glucose/fructose discrepancy and hexokinase kinetic properties in different Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine yeast strains

Berthels, N. J., Cordero Otero, R. R., Bauer, F. F., Pretorius, I. S. & Thevelein, J. M., Jan 2008, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 77, 5, p. 1083-1091 9 p.

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42 Citations (Scopus)
101 Citations (Scopus)

De-novo assembly and analysis of the heterozygous triploid genome of the wine spoilage yeast dekkera bruxellensis AWRI1499

Curtin, C. D., Borneman, A. R., Chambers, P. J. & Pretorius, I. S., 28 Mar 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 3, p. 1-10 10 p., e33840.

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77 Citations (Scopus)
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Development and assessment of a recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine yeast producing two aroma-enhancing β-glucosidases encoded by the Saccharomycopsis fibuligera BGL1 and BGL2 genes

Van Rensburg, P., Stidwell, T., Lambrechts, M. G., Cordero Otero, R. & Pretorius, I. S., 2005, In : Annals of Microbiology. 55, 1, p. 33-42 10 p.

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17 Citations (Scopus)

Development and characterisation of a recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutant strain with enhanced xylose fermentation properties

Thanvanthri Gururajan, V., Van Rensburg, P., Hahn-Hägerdal, B., Pretorius, I. S. & Cordero Otero, R. R., 2007, In : Annals of Microbiology. 57, 4, p. 599-607 9 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Development of a polysaccharide degrading strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Petersen, S. H., Van Zyl, W. H. & Pretorius, I. S., 1998, In : Biotechnology Techniques. 12, 8, p. 615-619 5 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)

Differences among AGT1-encoded α-glucoside transporters and their ability to transport maltotriose in Saccharomyces yeasts

Smit, A., Cordero Otero, R. R. & Pretorius, I. S., 2007, In : Annals of Microbiology. 57, 1, p. 77-84 8 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Different genetic backgrounds influence the secretory expression of the LKA1-encoded Lipomyces kononenkoae α-amylase in industrial strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Gundllapalli Moses, S. B., Cordero Otero, R. R., La Grange, D. C., Van Rensburg, P. & Pretorius, I. S., 2002, In : Biotechnology Letters. 24, 8, p. 651-656 6 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Differential synthesis of fermentative aroma compounds of two related commercial wine yeast strains

Molina, A. M., Guadalupe, V., Varela, C., Swiegers, J. H., Pretorius, I. S. & Agosin, E., 15 Nov 2009, In : Food Chemistry. 117, 2, p. 189-195 7 p.

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60 Citations (Scopus)

Discrepancy in glucose and fructose utilisation during fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine yeast strains

Berthels, N. J., Cordero Otero, R. R., Bauer, F. F., Thevelein, J. M. & Pretorius, I. S., May 2004, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 4, 7, p. 683-689 7 p.

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125 Citations (Scopus)

Divergent regulation of the evolutionarily closely related promoters of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae STA2 and MUC1 genes

Gagiano, M., Van Dyk, D., Bauer, F. F., Lambrechts, M. G. & Pretorius, I. S., Oct 1999, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 181, 20, p. 6497-6508 12 p.

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39 Citations (Scopus)

Domain engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae exoglucanases

Gundllapalli Moses, S. B., Cordero Otero, R. R. & Pretorius, I. S., Mar 2005, In : Biotechnology Letters. 27, 5, p. 355-362 8 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of ammonium nitrogen supplementation of grape juice on wine volatiles and non-volatiles composition of the aromatic grape variety Albarino

Vilanova, M., Siebert, T. E., Varela, C., Pretorius, I. S. & Henschke, P. A., 1 Jul 2012, In : Food Chemistry. 133, 1, p. 124-131 8 p.

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31 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of increased yeast alcohol acetyltransferase activity on flavor profiles of wine and distillates

Lilly, M., Lambrechts, M. G. & Pretorius, I. S., Feb 2000, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 66, 2, p. 744-753 10 p.

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247 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of the cellulose-binding domain on the catalytic activity of a β-glucosidase from Saccharomycopsis fibuligera

Gundllapalli, S. B., Pretorius, I. S. & Cordero Otero, R. R., Jun 2007, In : Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 34, 6, p. 413-421 9 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)

Electron microscopy of the K2 killer effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae T206 on a mesophilic wine yeast

Vadasz, A. S., Jagganath, D. B., Pretorius, I. S. & Gupthar, A. S., 2000, In : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology. 78, 2, p. 117-122 6 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Engineering volatile thiol release in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for improved wine aroma

Swiegers, J. H., Capone, D. L., Pardon, K. H., Elsey, G. M., Sefton, M. A., Francis, I. L. & Pretorius, I. S., Jul 2007, In : Yeast. 24, 7, p. 561-574 14 p.

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96 Citations (Scopus)

Engineering yeast for efficient cellulose degradation

Van Rensburg, P., Van Zyl, W. H. & Pretorius, I. S., 15 Jan 1998, In : Yeast. 14, 1, p. 67-76 10 p.

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92 Citations (Scopus)