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Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2013 Apr;24(2):192-9. doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2012.08.006. Epub 2012 Sep 1.

Comparative genomics: a revolutionary tool for wine yeast strain development.

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  • 1The Australian Wine Research Institute, PO Box 197, Adelaide, SA 5064, Australia.


The application of Next Generation sequencing to comparative genomics is enabling in-depth characterization of genetic variation between wine yeast strains used in fermentation starter cultures. Knowledge from this work will be harnessed in strain development programs. As a result, winemakers will soon have at their disposal novel, improved yeast starter cultures displaying increased reliability and providing a means of tailoring wine sensory characteristics for new and ever-changing markets.

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