Most yeast sequencing projects focus on the group that includes the yeast used for making beer and bread (S. cereviseae). In this project researchers focus on a different group of understudied yeasts that are known to either degrade and ferment complex substrates, or are extremophiles that tolerate harsh environments. The genomic information could lead to the identification of enzymes that are useful for bioenergy and other DOE mission areas.
Principal Investigators: Thomas Jeffries, Forest Products Laboratory
Program: CSP 2011