Sakkie Pretorius

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  • 12669 Citations
  • 55 h-Index
1983 …2020

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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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93 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing volatile phenol concentrations in wine by expressing various phenolic acid decarboxylase genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Smit, A., Cordero Otero, R. R., Lambrechts, M. G., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Rensburg, P., 13 Aug 2003, In : Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 51, 17, p. 4909-4915 7 p.

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51 Citations (Scopus)

Establishing a risk-assessment process for release of genetically modified wine yeast into the environment

Schoeman, H., Wolfaardt, G. M., Botha, A., Van Rensburg, P. & Pretorius, I. S., Aug 2009, In : Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 55, 8, p. 990-1002 13 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of gene modification strategies for the development of low-alcohol-wine Yeasts

Varela, C., Kutyna, D. R., Solomon, M. R., Black, C. A., Borneman, A., Henschke, P. A., Pretorius, I. S. & Chambers, P. J., Sep 2012, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78, 17, p. 6068-6077 10 p.

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57 Citations (Scopus)
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Expression levels of the yeast alcohol acetyltransferase genes ATF1, Lg-ATF1, and ATF2 control the formation of a broad range of volatile esters

Verstrepen, K. J., Van Laere, S. D. M., Vanderhaegen, B. M. P., Derdelinckx, G., Dufour, J. P., Pretorius, I. S., Winderickx, J., Thevelein, J. M. & Delvaux, F. R., 1 Sep 2003, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69, 9, p. 5228-5237 10 p.

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219 Citations (Scopus)

Expression of 2 Lipomyces kononenkoae α-amylase genes in selected whisky yeast strains

La Grange-Nel, K., Smit, A., Cordero Otero, R. R., Lambrechts, M. G., Willemse, Q., Van Rensburg, P. & Pretorius, I. S., Sep 2004, In : Journal of Food Science. 69, 7, p. M175-M181 7 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Expression of a Bacillus α-amylase gene in yeast

Pretorius, I. S., Laing, E., Pretorius, G. H. J. & Marmu, J., Jul 1988, In : Current Genetics. 14, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Expression of a Trichoderma reesei β;-xylanase gene (XYN2) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

La Grange, D. C., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Zyl, W. H., Mar 1996, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 62, 3, p. 1036-1044 9 p.

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121 Citations (Scopus)

Expression of human p450c17 as an export protein in saccharomyces cerevisiae

Swart, A. C., Swart, P., Roux, S. P., van der Merwe, K. J., Pretorius, I. S. & Steyn, A. J. C., 1995, In : Endocrine Research. 21, 1-2, p. 289-295 7 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Expression of the Aspergillus niger glucose oxidase gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and its potential applications in wine production

Malherbe, D. F., Du Toit, M., Cordero Otero, R. R., Van Rensburg, P. & Pretorius, I. S., Jun 2003, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 61, 5-6, p. 502-511 10 p.

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78 Citations (Scopus)
33 Citations (Scopus)

Expression of the Klebsiella pneumoniae pullulanase-encoding gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Janse, B. J. H. & Pretorius, I. S., Jul 1993, In : Current Genetics. 24, 1-2, p. 32-37 6 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)

Expression of the Ruminococcus flavefaciens cellodextrinase gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

van Rensburg, P., van Zyl, W. H. & Pretorius, I. S., May 1995, In : Biotechnology Letters. 17, 5, p. 481-486 6 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Functional analysis of multiple AUG codons in the transcripts of the STA2 glucoamylase gene from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Vivier, M. A., Sollitti, P. & Pretorius, I. S., 1999, In : Molecular and General Genetics. 261, 1, p. 11-20 10 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and fermentation properties of the K2 killer yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae T206

Franken, D. B., Ariatti, M., Pretorius, I. S. & Gupthar, A. S., 1998, In : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology. 73, 3, p. 263-269 7 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic determinants of volatile-thiol release by Saccharomyces cerevisiae during wine fermentation

Howell, K. S., Klein, M., Swiegers, J. H., Hayasaka, Y., Elsey, G. M., Fleet, G. H., Høj, P. B., Pretorius, I. S. & De Barros Lopes, M. A., Sep 2005, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 71, 9, p. 5420-5426 7 p.

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71 Citations (Scopus)

Genomic insights into the Saccharomyces sensu stricto complex

Borneman, A. R. & Pretorius, I. S., 1 Feb 2015, In : Genetics. 199, 2, p. 281-291 11 p.

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46 Citations (Scopus)

Grape and wine biotechnology: Challenges, opportunities and potential benefits

Pretorius, I. S. & Høj, P. B., 2005, In : Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. 11, 2, p. 83-108 26 p.

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68 Citations (Scopus)

Heterologous production of raspberry ketone in the wine yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae via pathway engineering and synthetic enzyme fusion

Lee, D., Lloyd, N. D. R., Pretorius, I. S. & Borneman, A. R., 4 Mar 2016, In : Microbial Cell Factories. 15, p. 1-7 7 p., 49.

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32 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Identification and characterization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces paradoxus strains isolated from Croatian vineyards

Redžepović, S., Orlić, S., Sikora, S., Majdak, A. & Pretorius, I. S., 2002, In : Letters in Applied Microbiology. 35, 4, p. 305-310 6 p.

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84 Citations (Scopus)

Identification and physical characterization of yeast glucoamylase structural genes

Pretorius, I. S., Chow, T. & Marmur, J., Apr 1986, In : MGG Molecular & General Genetics. 203, 1, p. 36-41 6 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of a functional TATA element in the STA2 glucoamylase gene promoter from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Vivier, M. A. & Pretorius, I. S., Jan 1998, In : Current Genetics. 33, 1, p. 10-15 6 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of lactic acid bacteria isolated from South African brandy base wines

Du Plessis, H. W., Dicks, L. M. T., Pretorius, I. S., Lambrechts, M. G. & Du Toit, M., 15 Feb 2004, In : International Journal of Food Microbiology. 91, 1, p. 19-29 11 p.

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65 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of yeast population dynamics of spontaneous fermentation in Beijing wine region, China

Sun, H., Ma, H., Hao, M., Pretorius, I. S. & Chen, S., 2009, In : Annals of Microbiology. 59, 1, p. 69-76 8 p.

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29 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of wine fermentation temperature on the synthesis of yeast-derived volatile aroma compounds

Molina, A. M., Swiegers, J. H., Varela, C., Pretorius, I. S. & Agosin, E., Nov 2007, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 77, 3, p. 675-687 13 p.

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137 Citations (Scopus)

Isolation of sulfite reductase variants of a commercial wine yeast with significantly reduced hydrogen sulfide production

Cordente, A. G., Heinrich, A., Pretorius, I. S. & Swiegers, J. H., May 2009, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 9, 3, p. 446-459 14 p.

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54 Citations (Scopus)

K3 killer yeast is a mutant K2 killer yeast

Wingfield, B. D., Van Der Meer, L. J., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Vuuren, H. J. J., 1990, In : Mycological Research. 94, 7, p. 901-906 6 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Late fermentation expression of FLO1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Verstrepen, K. J., Derdelinckx, G., Delvaux, F. R., Winderickx, J., Thevelein, J. M., Bauer, F. F. & Pretorius, I. S., 2001, In : Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. 59, 2, p. 69-76 8 p.

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45 Citations (Scopus)

Localization of yeast glucoamylase genes by PFGE and OFAGE

Pretorius, I. S. & Marmu, J., Jul 1988, In : Current Genetics. 14, 1, p. 9-13 5 p.

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27 Citations (Scopus)

Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the synthesis of the wine-related antioxidant resveratrol

Becker, J. V. W., Armstrong, G. O., van der Merwe, M. J., Lambrechts, M. G., Vivier, M. A. & Pretorius, I. S., Oct 2003, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 4, 1, p. 79-85 7 p.

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157 Citations (Scopus)

Microbial cellulose utilization: fundamentals and biotechnology

Lynd, L. R., Weimer, P. J., Van Zyl, W. H. & Pretorius, I. S., Sep 2002, In : Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. 66, 3, p. 506-577 72 p.

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3005 Citations (Scopus)

Modulating aroma compounds during wine fermentation by manipulating carnitine acetyltransferases in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Cordente, A. G., Swiegers, J. H., Hegardt, F. G. & Pretorius, I. S., Feb 2007, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 267, 2, p. 159-166 8 p.

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17 Citations (Scopus)

Modulation of volatile thiol and ester aromas by modified wine yeast

Swiegers, J. H., Willmott, R., Hill-Ling, A., Capone, D. L., Pardon, K. H., Elsey, G. M., Howell, K. S., de Barros Lopes, M. A., Sefton, M. A., Lilly, M. & Pretorius, I. S., 2006, In : Developments in Food Science. 43, C, p. 113-116 4 p.

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37 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular cloning and characterization of the STA2 glucoamylase gene of Saccharomyces diastaticus

Pretorius, I. S., Chow, T., Modena, D. & Marmur, J., Apr 1986, In : MGG Molecular & General Genetics. 203, 1, p. 29-35 7 p.

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36 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular cloning and functional expression of a novel Neurospora crassa xylose reductase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the development of a xylose fermenting strain

Thanvanthri Gururajan, V., Pretorius, I. S. & Cordero Otero, R. R., 2007, In : Annals of Microbiology. 57, 2, p. 223-231 9 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
66 Citations (Scopus)

MSS11, a novel yeast gene involved in the regulation of starch metabolism

Webber, A. L., Lambrechts, M. G. & Pretorius, I. S., 1997, In : Current Genetics. 32, 4, p. 260-266 7 p.

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20 Citations (Scopus)

Mss11p is a central element of the regulatory network that controls FLO11 expression and invasive growth in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Van Dyk, D., Pretorius, I. S. & Bauer, F. F., Jan 2005, In : Genetics. 169, 1, p. 91-106 16 p.

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55 Citations (Scopus)

Mss11p is a transcription factor regulating pseudohyphal differentiation, invasive growth and starch metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae in response to nutrient availability

Gagiano, M., Bester, M., Van Dyk, D., Franken, J., Bauer, F. F. & Pretorius, I. S., 2003, In : Molecular Microbiology. 47, 1, p. 119-134 16 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)

MUC1, a mucin-like protein that is regulated by MSS10, is critical for pseudohyphal differentiation in yeast

Lambrechts, M. G., Bauer, F. F., Marmur, J. & Pretorius, I. S., 6 Aug 1996, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 93, 16, p. 8419-8424 6 p.

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185 Citations (Scopus)

Multiple positive and negative cis-acting elements of the STA2 gene regulate glucoamylase synthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Lambrechts, M. G., Pretorius, I. S., D'Aguanno, V. S., Sollitti, P. & Marmur, J., 2 Sep 1994, In : Gene. 146, 2, p. 137-144 8 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)

Novel wine yeast with mutations in YAP1 that produce less acetic acid during fermentation

Cordente, A. G., Cordero-Bueso, G., Pretorius, I. S. & Curtin, C. D., Jan 2013, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 13, 1, p. 62-73 12 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical taxonomy of α‐amylase producing Bacillus species

Pretorius, I. S., Kock, M. J. D., Britz, T. J., Potgieter, H. J. & Lategan, P. M., 1986, In : Journal of Applied Bacteriology. 60, 4, p. 351-360 10 p.

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20 Citations (Scopus)

Nutritional, temperature, pH, and oxygen requirements of Candida wickerhamii

Kilian, S. G., Prior, B. A., Pretorius, I. S., du Preez, J. C., Venter, J. J. & Potgieter, H. J., Nov 1983, In : European Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 17, 6, p. 334-338 5 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Olfaction and taste: Human perception, physiology and genetics

Swiegers, J. H., Chambers, P. J. & Pretorius, I. S., 2005, In : Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. 11, 2, p. 109-113 5 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
37 Citations (Scopus)

Optimization of α-amylase and glucoamylase production by recombinant strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

D'Aguanno, V. S. & Pretorius, I. S., Jul 1994, In : Biotechnology Letters. 16, 7, p. 727-732 6 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Overexpression, secretion and antifungal activity of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae chitinase

Carstens, M., Vivier, M. A., Van Rensburg, P. & Pretorius, I. S., 2003, In : Annals of Microbiology. 53, 1, p. 15-28 14 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)
33 Citations (Scopus)