Yeast diversity investigation of Vitis davidii Föex during spontaneous fermentations using culture-dependent and high-throughput sequencing approaches.


Province Key Laboratory of Fermentation Engineering and Biopharmacy, School of Liquor and Food Engineering, Key Laboratory of Plant Resource Conservation and Germplasm Innovation in Mountainous Region (Ministry of Education), Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Vitis davidii Föex is widely planted in South China as a potential wine making grape. In this study, yeast communities during the spontaneous fermentations of two varieties of Vitis davidii Föex in Guizhou, China were investigated. Hanseniaspora uvarum, Pichia terricola, Saccharomyces cerevisiae/S. mikatae, and Schizosaccharomyces japonicus were the four main yeast species detected by culture-dependent and high-throughput sequencing approaches. However, the composition of minor yeast species was quite different as revealed by the two approaches. Ten yeast species including Debaryomyces hansenii, Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, Sporidiobolus paraoseus, Starmerella bacillaris, Zygoascus meyerae, etc. were detected by culture-dependent approaches, whereas the other five species were found by high-throughput sequencing analysis. S. japonicus was widely found during spontaneous fermentations and its concentrations were mostly higher than that of S. cerevisiae. The difference in grape varieties and fermentation conditions contributed to yeast diversity. The results of this study provide basic information on indigenous yeast diversity from Vitis davidii Föex in Guizhou, which would help to exploit the potential of non-Saccharomyces yeast species with good oenological attributes.


5.8S-ITS-RFLP analysis,Chinese bramble grape,Non-Saccharomyces yeast,Saccharomyces mikatae,Schizosaccharomyces japonicus,Wine yeast,

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