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Special Issue "Development and Utilization of Yeast Resources"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 4595
Special Issue Editors
Interests: yeast; synthetic biology; metabolic engineering; biofuels; organic acids; genome mining
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: yeast systematics & phylogenomic; evolutionary & population genetics; systems & synthetic biology; fungal evolution
Special Issue Information
Yeasts are simple and single cellular fungi that are widely distributed and have been widely used in various traditional industries. Yeasts are also being investigated as microbial cell factories in novel applications in medicine, agriculture, and biorefinery of lignocellulosic biomass. Among various yeasts, budding yeast is efficient to ferment sugars into alcohol, and has been used in the production of wine, beer, beverage and biofuels. In recent years, non-conventional yeasts, such as Yarrowia lipolytica, Kluyveromyces marxianus, Komagataella phaffii (also known as Pichia pastoris) have emerged as attracting cell factories to produce organic acids, natural products from plants, vaccines and antibodies. The development of yeast strains benefits not only their applications but also the discovery of novel mechanisms that provide a basis for studying other more complicated eukaryotic systems, including human being. In the past few years, great progress has been made in the characterization of novel yeast species or strains, metabolic engineering and genome editing of yeasts, as well as exploration of both wild yeasts and engineered yeast strains in various applications. In this special issue, we would like to present valuable latest findings in the development and utilization of yeast resources. Both dedicated review and research articles are welcome for the special issue. We welcome articles related but not limited to the following contents:
- Yeast diversity and its potential in industrial applications;
- Advanced technologies for the development of yeast strains;
- Metabolic engineering of yeast strains for bioproduction;
- Synthetic biology and artificial intelligence of yeast host.
We wish that this special issue contributes to summarizing the latest progress in the related fields, which would promote the utilization of yeast resources for efficient biological manufacturing.
Prof. Dr. Xin-Qing Zhao
Prof. Dr. Qi-Ming Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Fungi is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- metabolic engineering
- gene editing
- synthetic biology
- cell factory
- artificial intelligence
- lignocellulosic biomass