A review on sustainable yeast biotechnological processes and applications

Subir Kumar Nandy*, R. K. Srivastava

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    Yeast is very well known eukaryotic organism for its remarkable biodiversity and extensive industrial applications. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the most widely used microorganisms in biotechnology with successful applications in the biochemical production. Biological conversion with the focus on the different utilization of renewable feedstocks into fuels and chemicals has been intensively investigated due to increasing concerns on sustainability issues worldwide. Compared with its counterparts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the baker's yeast, is more industrially relevant due to known genetic and physiological background, the availability of a large collection of genetic tools, the compatibility of high-density and large-scale fermentation, and optimize the pathway for variety of products. Therefore, S. cerevisiae is one of the most popular cell factories and has been successfully used in the modern biotech industry to produce a wide variety of products such as ethanol, organic acids, amino acids, enzymes, and therapeutic proteins. This study explores how different sustainable solutions used to overcome various environmental effects on yeast. This work targets a broad matrix of current advances and future prospect in yeast biotechnology and discusses their application and potential in general.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMicrobiological Research
    Pages (from-to)83-90
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • Biofuels
    • Biopharmaceuticals
    • Dairy products
    • Proteins
    • S. cerevisiae
    • System biology

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