Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) represent a major group of contaminants in industrial ethanol production. Although ethanol production has industrially been used for millennia, the physiological aspects of microbial

The strain Dekkera bruxellensis CBS 11270 has been isolated from a Swedish alcohol production plant, where it outcompeted the initial inoculum of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In order to understand genome evolution

Currently available industrial ethanol production technology is based on the utilization of sugar cane or corn starch, which also represent valuable products in the food market. This leads to a competition for 

The common brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is traditionally used for industrial ethanol production. Surprisingly, researches in both Sweden and Brazil have independently of each other uncovered another yeast (Brettanomyces/Dekkera bruxellensis) as the

New generation sequencing methods nowadays enable the analysis of general gene expression even in non-conventional organisms, where no gene arrays are available. The total gene expression can reflect the active