Comparative genomics: A revolutionary tool for wine yeast strain development

Anthony R. Borneman, Isak S. Pretorius, Paul J. Chambers*

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Abstract

The application of Next Generation sequencing to comparative genomics is enabling in-depth characterization of genetic variation between wine yeast strains used in fermentation starter cultures. Knowledge from this work will be harnessed in strain development programs. As a result, winemakers will soon have at their disposal novel, improved yeast starter cultures displaying increased reliability and providing a means of tailoring wine sensory characteristics for new and ever-changing markets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-199
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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