Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Ecology
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This book presents an up-to-date review of the ecology of yeast communities in natural ecosystems. It focuses on their biological interactions, including mutualism, parasitism, commensalism and antagonistic interactions, and is closely connected with the volume Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Diversity by the same editors.
Yeasts are the smallest eukaryotic organisms successfully growing under a wide range of environmental conditions. They constantly modify the environment through their own metabolic activities. Although yeasts are among the earlier colonizers of nutrient-rich substrates, their role in ecosystem processes is not limited to the consumption and transformation of simple sugars. They also engage in close relationships with animals, plants and other fungi in the environment as mutualists, competitors, parasites and pathogens. This book reviews the diversity of biological interactions and roles of yeasts in ecosystems and summarises recent concepts and tools developed in community ecology. All of the chapters were written by leading international yeast research experts, and will appeal to researchers and advanced students in the field of microbial ecology.
Presents in a single volume a comprehensive overview of all aspects of yeast ecology
Provides new insights into the colonization and persistence of yeasts in natural ecosystems
Discusses the ability of yeasts to interact with different organisms and to modify the environment through their metabolic activities
Prof. Dr. Pietro Buzzini, Industrial Yeasts Collection DBVPG, Department of Agricultural, Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121
Prof. Dr. Marc-André Lachance, University of Western Ontario, Department of Biology, 1151 Richmond St, London
N6A 5B7, Canada
Dr. Andrey Yurkov, Leibniz-Institut DSMZ, Inhoffenstr. 7B, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany