Sakkie Pretorius

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  • 12669 Citations
  • 55 h-Index
1983 …2020

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Plasmids in Leuconostoc oenos

Janse, B. J. H., Wingfield, B. D., Pretorius, I. S. & van Vuuren, H. J. J., 1987, In : Plasmid. 17, 2, p. 173-175 3 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Population sequencing reveals clonal diversity and ancestral inbreeding in the grapevine cultivar Chardonnay

Roach, M. J., Johnson, D. L., Bohlmann, J., van Vuuren, H. J. J., Jones, S. J. M., Pretorius, I. S., Schmidt, S. A. & Borneman, A. R., 20 Nov 2018, In : PLoS Genetics. 14, 11, p. 1-24 24 p., e1007807.

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Preliminary evaluation of infrared spectroscopy for the differentiation of Brettanomyces bruxellensis strains isolated from red wines

Oelofse, A., Malherbe, S., Pretorius, I. S. & Du Toit, M., 15 Oct 2010, In : International Journal of Food Microbiology. 143, 3, p. 136-142 7 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Primary structure and regulation of a glucoamylase-encoding gene (STA2) in Saccharomyces diastaticus

Lambrechts, M. G., Pretorius, I. S., Sollitti, P. & Marmur, J., 1991, In : Gene. 100, C, p. 95-103 9 p.

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34 Citations (Scopus)
82 Citations (Scopus)

Rapid screening of the fermentation profiles of wine yeasts by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

Nieuwoudt, H. H., Pretorius, I. S., Bauer, F. F., Nel, D. G. & Prior, B. A., Nov 2006, In : Journal of Microbiological Methods. 67, 2, p. 248-256 9 p.

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35 Citations (Scopus)

Redesign of carnitine acetyltransferase specificity by protein engineering

Cordente, A. G., López-Viñas, E., Vázquez, M. I., Swiegers, J. H., Pretorius, I. S., Gómez-Puertas, P., Hegardt, F. G., Asins, G. & Serra, D., 6 Aug 2004, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 279, 32, p. 33899-33908 10 p.

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25 Citations (Scopus)

Regional sequence homologies in starch-degrading enzymes

Janse, B. J. H., Steyn, A. J. C. & Pretorius, I. S., Nov 1993, In : Current Genetics. 24, 5, p. 400-407 8 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)

Regulation of respiratory growth by Ras: The glyoxylate cycle mutant, cit2Δ, is suppressed by RAS2

Swiegers, J. H., Pretorius, I. S. & Bauer, F. F., Sep 2006, In : Current Genetics. 50, 3, p. 161-171 11 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Belda, I., Ruiz, J., Santos, A., Van Wyk, N. & Pretorius, I. S., Dec 2019, In : Trends in Genetics. 35, 12, p. 956-957 2 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Selection and improvement of wine yeasts

Rainieri, S. & Pretorius, I. S., 2000, In : Annals of Microbiology. 50, 1, p. 15-31 17 p.

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89 Citations (Scopus)

Selection of yeast starter culture strains for the production of marula fruit wines and distillates

Fundira, M., Blom, M., Pretorius, I. S. & Van Rensburg, P., 13 Mar 2002, In : Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 50, 6, p. 1535-1542 8 p.

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29 Citations (Scopus)

Significance of Brettanomyces and Dekkera during Winemaking: A Synoptic Review

Oelofse, A., Pretorius, I. S. & du Toit, M., 2008, In : South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 29, 2, p. 128-144 17 p.

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96 Citations (Scopus)

Starch Fermentation by Recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strains Expressing the α-Amylase and Glucoamylase Genes from Lipomyces Kononenkoae and Saccharomycopsis fibuligera

Eksteen, J. M., Van Rensburg, P., Cordero Otero, R. R. & Pretorius, I. S., 20 Dec 2003, In : Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 84, 6, p. 639-646 8 p.

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70 Citations (Scopus)
25 Citations (Scopus)

Systems-based approaches enable identification of gene targets which improve the flavour profile of low-ethanol wine yeast strains

Varela, C., Schmidt, S. A., Borneman, A. R., Pang, C. N. I., Krömerx, J. O., Khan, A., Song, X., Hodson, M. P., Solomon, M., Mayr, C. M., Hines, W., Pretorius, I. S., Baker, M. S., Roessner, U., Mercurio, M., Henschke, P. A., Wilkins, M. R. & Chambers, P. J., 1 Sep 2018, In : Metabolic Engineering. 49, p. 178-191 14 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

The connection between yeast and alcohol reduction in wine: managing the double-edged sword of bottled sunshine

de Barros Lopes, M., Eglinton, J., Henschke, P., Høj, P. & Pretorius, I., 2003, In : Australian and New Zealand wine industry journal. 18, 4, p. 17-22 6 p.

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The development of bactericidal yeast strains by expressing the Pediococcus acidilactici pediocin gene (pedA) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Schoeman, H., Vivier, M. A., Du Toit, M., Dicks, L. M. T. & Pretorius, I. S., 15 Jun 1999, In : Yeast. 15, 8, p. 647-656 10 p.

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80 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of flocculation on the efficiency of raw-starch fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae producing the Lipomyces kononenkoae LKA1-encoded α-amylase

Ramachandran, N., Joubert, L., Gundlapalli, S. B., Cordero Otero, R. R. & Pretorius, I. S., 2008, In : Annals of Microbiology. 58, 1, p. 99-108 10 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of increased branched-chain amino acid transaminase activity in yeast on the production of higher alcohols and on the flavour profiles of wine and distillates

Lilly, M., Bauer, F. F., Styger, G., Lambrechts, M. G. & Pretorius, I. S., Aug 2006, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 6, 5, p. 726-743 18 p.

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102 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of increased yeast alchohol acetyltransferase and esterase activity on the flavour profiles of wine and distillates

Lilly, M., Bauer, F. F., Lambrechts, M. G., Swiegers, J. H., Cozzolino, D. & Pretorius, I. S., 15 Jul 2006, In : Yeast. 23, 9, p. 641-659 19 p.

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132 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of multiple yeasts co-inoculations on Sauvignon Blanc wine aroma composition, sensory properties and consumer preference

King, E. S., Kievit, R. L., Curtin, C., Swiegers, J. H., Pretorius, I. S., Bastian, S. E. P. & Leigh Francis, I., 1 Oct 2010, In : Food Chemistry. 122, 3, p. 618-626 9 p.

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47 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of polysaccharide-degrading wine yeast transformants on the efficiency of wine processing and wine flavour

Louw, C., La Grange, D., Pretorius, I. S. & van Rensburg, P., 1 Oct 2006, In : Journal of Biotechnology. 125, 4, p. 447-461 15 p.

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26 Citations (Scopus)
116 Citations (Scopus)

The genome sequence of the wine yeast VIN7 reveals an allotriploid hybrid genome with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces kudriavzevii origins

Borneman, A. R., Desany, B. A., Riches, D., Affourtit, J. P., Forgan, A. H., Pretorius, I. S., Egholm, M. & Chambers, P. J., Feb 2012, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 12, 1, p. 88-96 9 p.

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76 Citations (Scopus)

The glucoamylase multigene family in saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus: An overview

Pretorius, I. S., Lambrechts, M. G., Marmur, J. & Mattoon, J. R., 1991, In : Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 26, 1, p. 53-76 24 p.

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41 Citations (Scopus)

The grapevine polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein (VvPGIP1) reduces Botrytis cinerea susceptibility in transgenic tobacco and differentially inhibits fungal polygalacturonases

Joubert, D. A., Slaughter, A. R., Kemp, G., Becker, J. V. W., Krooshof, G. H., Bergmann, C., Benen, J., Pretorius, I. S. & Vivier, M. A., Dec 2006, In : Transgenic Research. 15, 6, p. 687-702 16 p.

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61 Citations (Scopus)

The heterologous expression of polysaccharidase-encoding genes with oenological relevance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Van Rensburg, P., Strauss, M. L. A., Lambrechts, M. G., Cordero Otero, R. R. & Pretorius, I. S., Dec 2007, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 103, 6, p. 2248-2257 10 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of yeast on the aroma of Sauvignon Blanc wine

Swiegers, J. H., Kievit, R. L., Siebert, T., Lattey, K. A., Bramley, B. R., Francis, I. L., King, E. S. & Pretorius, I. S., Apr 2009, In : Food Microbiology. 26, 2, p. 204-211 8 p.

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96 Citations (Scopus)

The occurrence, control and esoteric effect of acetic acid bacteria in winemaking

Du Toit, W. J. & Pretorius, I. S., 2002, In : Annals of Microbiology. 52, 2, p. 155-179 25 p.

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45 Citations (Scopus)

The regulation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae FLO gene expression and Ca2+-dependent flocculation by Flo8p and Mss11p

Bester, M. C., Pretorius, I. S. & Bauer, F. F., Jun 2006, In : Current Genetics. 49, 6, p. 375-383 9 p.

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45 Citations (Scopus)

The S1, S2 and SGA1 ancestral genes for the STA glucoamylase genes all map to chromosome IX in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Lambrechts, M. G., Pretorius, I. S., Marmur, J. & Sollitti, P., 1995, In : Yeast. 11, 8, p. 783-787 5 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae alcohol acetyl transferase gene ATF1 is a target of the cAMP/PKA and FGM nutrient-signalling pathways

Verstrepen, K. J., Derdelinckx, G., Dufour, J. P., Winderickx, J., Pretorius, I. S., Thevelein, J. M. & Delvaux, F. R., Dec 2003, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 4, 3, p. 285-296 12 p.

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57 Citations (Scopus)

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae chitinase, encoded by the CTS1-2 gene, confers antifungal activity against Botrytis cinerea to transgenic tobacco

Carstens, M., Vivier, M. A. & Pretorius, I. S., Aug 2003, In : Transgenic Research. 12, 4, p. 497-508 12 p.

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41 Citations (Scopus)

The Thr505 and Ser557 residues of the AGT1-encoded α-glucoside transporter are critical for maltotriose transport in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Smit, A., Moses, S. G., Pretorius, I. S. & Cordero Otero, R. R., Apr 2008, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 104, 4, p. 1103-1111 9 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

The value of electrophoretic fingerprinting and karyotyping in wine yeast breeding programmes

van der Westhuizen, T. J. & Pretorius, I. S., May 1992, In : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 61, 4, p. 249-257 9 p.

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44 Citations (Scopus)

Transcriptional control of glucoamylase synthesis in vegetatively growing and sporulating Saccharomyces species

Pretorius, I. S., Modena, D., Vanoni, M., Englard, S. & Marmur, J., 1986, In : Molecular and Cellular Biology. 6, 9, p. 3034-3041 8 p.

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48 Citations (Scopus)

Variation in 4-mercapto-4-methyl-pentan-2-one release by Saccharomyces cerevisiae commercial wine strains

Howell, K. S., Swiegers, J. H., Elsey, G. M., Siebert, T. E., Bartowsky, E. J., Fleet, G. H., Pretorius, I. S. & De Barros Lopes, M. A., 15 Nov 2004, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 240, 2, p. 125-129 5 p.

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84 Citations (Scopus)

Whole-genome comparison reveals novel genetic elements that characterize the genome of industrial strains of saccharomyces cerevisiae

Borneman, A. R., Desany, B. A., Riches, D., Affourtit, J. P., Forgan, A. H., Pretorius, I. S., Egholm, M. & Chambers, P. J., 7 Feb 2011, In : PLoS Genetics. 7, 2, p. 1-10 10 p., e1001287.

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180 Citations (Scopus)
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Wine and health

Armstrong, G. O., Lambrechts, M. G., Mansvelt, E. P. G., Van Velden, D. P. & Pretorius, I. S., 2001, In : South African Journal of Science. 97, 7-8, p. 279-282 4 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Yeast 2.0—connecting the dots in the construction of the world's first functional synthetic eukaryotic genome

Pretorius, I. S. & Boeke, J. D., 1 Jun 2018, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 18, 4, p. 1-15 15 p., foy032.

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21 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Yeast and bacterial modulation of wine aroma and flavour

Swiegers, J. H., Bartowsky, E. J., Henschke, P. A. & Pretorius, I. S., 2005, In : Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. 11, 2, p. 139-173 35 p.

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614 Citations (Scopus)