The eukaryote alternative: Advantages of using yeasts in place of bacteria in microbial biosensor development

Richard M. Walmsley, Patrick Keenan

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    Abstract

    The relationship between Man and yeast has been a successful and enduring one. The characteristics of yeast have made it an ideal tool in scientific research and as such, it has been used extensively. In this review some of the advantages, methods and applications of yeasts in the biosensor field are outlined. In doing so, we propose a eukaryotic alternative to the current battery of bacteria-based microbial biosensors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)387-394
    Number of pages7
    JournalBiotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
    Volume5
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Keywords

    • Biosensor
    • Genotoxicity
    • Permeability
    • Sensitivity
    • Toxicity
    • Yeast

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