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The ecology and evolution of non-domesticated Saccharomyces species.
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PMID:  25242436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Yeast researchers need model systems for ecology and evolution, but the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is not ideal because its evolution has been affected by domestication. Instead, ecologists and evolutionary biologists are focusing on close relatives of S. cerevisiae: the seven species in the genus Saccharomyces. The best-studied Saccharomyces yeast, after S. cerevisiae, is S. paradoxus, an oak tree resident throughout the northern hemisphere. In addition, several more members of the Saccharomyces genus have recently been discovered. Some Saccharomyces species are only found in nature, while others include both wild and domesticated strains. Comparisons between domesticated and wild yeasts have pinpointed hybridization, introgression, and high phenotypic diversity as signatures of domestication. But studies of wild Saccharomyces natural history, biogeography, and ecology are only beginning. Much remains to understand about wild yeasts' ecological interactions and life cycles in nature. We encourage researchers to continue to investigate Saccharomyces yeasts in nature, both to place S. cerevisiae biology into its ecological context, and to develop the Saccharomyces genus as a model clade for ecology and evolution. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Primrose J Boynton; Duncan Greig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Yeast (Chichester, England)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0061     ISO Abbreviation:  Yeast     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8607637     Medline TA:  Yeast     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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