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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS OF FUNGI TO ENHANCE FOOD SAFETY AND FOOD SECURITY

Location: Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit

Title: Methods for isolation, phenotypic characterization and maintenance of yeasts

Authors
item Kurtzman, Cletus
item Fell, Jack -
item Boekhout, Teun -
item Robert, Vincent -

Submitted to: Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 15, 2009
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., Robert, V. 2011. Methods for isolation, phenotypic characterization and maintenance of yeasts. In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 1, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 87-110.

Technical Abstract: In this chapter, methods for the isolation of yeasts and their maintenance are discussed as well as procedures for morphological and physiological characterization of strains. In an era of microbial strain identification by gene sequencing, some will ask why there is a need for morphological and physiological tests, especially considering that identification by gene sequencing is faster and more accurate.

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