Saccharomyces uvarum, a distinct group within Saccharomyces sensu stricto

Sandra Rainieri*, Carlo Zambonelli, John E. Hallsworth, Andrea Pulvirenti, Paolo Giudici

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A natural subgroup (that we refer to as Saccharomyces uvarum) was identified, within the heterogeneous species Saccharomyces bayanus. The typical electrophoretic karyotype, interfertility of hybrids between strains, distinctive sugar fermentation pattern, and uniform fermentation characteristics in must, indicated that this subgroup was not only highly homogeneous, but also clearly distinguishable from other species within the Saccharomyces sensu stricto group. Investigation of the S. bayanus type strain and other strains that have been classified as S. bayanus, confirmed the apparent lack of homogeneity and, in some cases, supported the hypothesis that they are natural hybrids. Copyright (C) 1999 Federation of European Microbiological Societies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-185
Number of pages9
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 1999


  • Phenotypic characteristics
  • Saccharomyces bayanus
  • Saccharomyces sensu stricto
  • Saccharomyces uvarum
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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