Valente, Patricia Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Química de Nilópolis - Unidad Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Methods for clustering of yeast isolates
- Methods for yeast identification
- Description of new species of yeasts
- Phylogenetic trees versus phylogenetic networks
- Impact of molecular methods on yeast taxonomy
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The science and analysis of yeast classification. The polyphasic approach to yeast systematics is a universal consensus nowadays. This means that for yeast identification—the assignment of a particular strain to a species and/or genus—phenotypic (reproductive, morphological, and physiological/biochemical) and genotypic (molecular) traits, as well as ecological peculiarities, must be evaluated. This makes the task of yeast systematics very complex and an interesting model for other areas of expertise, such as bioinformatics. See also: Systematics; Yeast
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