Which yeast species shall I choose? Saccharomyces cerevisiae versus Pichia pastoris (review)

Abstract

Having decided on yeast as a production host, the choice of species is often the first question any researcher new to the field will ask. With over 500 known species of yeast to date, this could pose a significant challenge. However, in reality, only very few species of yeast have been employed as host organisms for the production of recombinant proteins. The two most widely used, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Pichia pastoris, are compared and contrasted here.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-770-5_2
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences > Cellular and Molecular Biomedicine
Additional Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: yeast,host cell,recombinant protein production,Molecular Biology,Genetics
ISBN: 978-1-61779-769-9, 978-1-61779-770-5
Full Text Link: http://www.spri ... =1054613&page=1
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Published Date: 2012-02-25
Authors: Darby, Richard A.J.
Cartwright, Stephanie P.
Dilworth, Marvin V.
Bill, Roslyn M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1331-0852)

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