D Libkind

Summary

Affiliation: Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Country: Argentina

Publications

  1. pmc Biogeography, host specificity, and molecular phylogeny of the basidiomycetous yeast Phaffia rhodozyma and its sexual form, Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Quintral 1250, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:1120-5. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Fatty acid composition of cold-adapted carotenogenic basidiomycetous yeasts
    D Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, INIBIOMA Universidad Nacional del Comahue CONICET, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Rev Argent Microbiol 40:193-7. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of carotenogenic yeasts from aquatic environments in Patagonia, Argentina
    Diego Libkind
    Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche CRUB CONICET Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 84:313-22. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Cystobasidiomycetes yeasts from Patagonia (Argentina): description of Rhodotorula meli sp. nov. from glacial meltwater
    Diego Libkind
    Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medio Ambiente, UNComahue CONICET, Quintral, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:2251-6. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Yeasts from high-altitude lakes: influence of UV radiation
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche CRUB CONICET Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Rio Negro, Argentina
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 69:353-62. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Studies on the heterogeneity of the carotenogenic yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa from Patagonia, Argentina
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, CONICET, Rio Negro, Argentina
    J Basic Microbiol 48:93-8. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a novel South American population of the astaxanthin producing yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous (Phaffia rhodozyma)
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, CONICET, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 35:151-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of the MSP-PCR technique for the molecular characterization of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa isolates from northwestern Patagonia]
    D Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, UE Bariloche, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Rev Argent Microbiol 39:133-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of photoprotective compounds in yeasts from freshwater ecosystems of northwestern Patagonia (Argentina)
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, CRUB, UNC, 8400 Bariloche, Argentina
    Photochem Photobiol 82:972-80. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenetic distribution of fungal mycosporines within the Pucciniomycotina (Basidiomycota)
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medio Ambiente, UNComahue CONICET, Quintral 1250 8400, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Yeast 28:619-27. 2011

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Publications27

  1. pmc Biogeography, host specificity, and molecular phylogeny of the basidiomycetous yeast Phaffia rhodozyma and its sexual form, Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Quintral 1250, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:1120-5. 2007
    ..Such knowledge is essential for the comprehension of many aspects of the biology of this organism and will facilitate the study of astaxanthin production within an evolutionary and ecological framework...
  2. ncbi request reprint Fatty acid composition of cold-adapted carotenogenic basidiomycetous yeasts
    D Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, INIBIOMA Universidad Nacional del Comahue CONICET, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Rev Argent Microbiol 40:193-7. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that Patagonian yeasts may be considered an interesting source of essential PUFAs...
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of carotenogenic yeasts from aquatic environments in Patagonia, Argentina
    Diego Libkind
    Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche CRUB CONICET Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 84:313-22. 2003
    ..kratochvilovae and Sporidiobolus salmonicolor. This study represents the first report on red yeast occurrence and biodiversity in northwestern Patagonia...
  4. doi request reprint Cystobasidiomycetes yeasts from Patagonia (Argentina): description of Rhodotorula meli sp. nov. from glacial meltwater
    Diego Libkind
    Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medio Ambiente, UNComahue CONICET, Quintral, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:2251-6. 2010
    ..meli, formed a separate cluster related to the Sakaguchia clade within the Cystobasidiomycetes. Additional Patagonian yeast isolates of the class Cystobasidiomycetes are also investigated in the present work...
  5. doi request reprint Yeasts from high-altitude lakes: influence of UV radiation
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche CRUB CONICET Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Rio Negro, Argentina
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 69:353-62. 2009
    ..Our results indicate that UVR is an important environmental factor affecting the yeast community structure in aquatic habitats...
  6. doi request reprint Studies on the heterogeneity of the carotenogenic yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa from Patagonia, Argentina
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, CONICET, Rio Negro, Argentina
    J Basic Microbiol 48:93-8. 2008
    ..The study of Patagonian isolates allowed the detection of a genetically distinct group of R. mucilaginosa strains...
  7. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a novel South American population of the astaxanthin producing yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous (Phaffia rhodozyma)
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, CONICET, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 35:151-8. 2008
    ..Genetic differences between Patagonian and collection X. dendrorhous strains could be explained by geographic isolation and habitat specificity...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of the MSP-PCR technique for the molecular characterization of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa isolates from northwestern Patagonia]
    D Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, UE Bariloche, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Rev Argent Microbiol 39:133-7. 2007
    ..The MSP-PCR technique was effective, both, for the characterization and identification of a large number of R. mucilaginosa environmental isolates as well as for the detection of polymorphisms within the species...
  9. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of photoprotective compounds in yeasts from freshwater ecosystems of northwestern Patagonia (Argentina)
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, CRUB, UNC, 8400 Bariloche, Argentina
    Photochem Photobiol 82:972-80. 2006
    ..Collectively, our work reveals that in Patagonian freshwater yeasts there is an apparent relationship between the ability to produce PPCs, their tolerance to UV exposure and their success in colonizing habitats highly exposed to UVR...
  10. doi request reprint Phylogenetic distribution of fungal mycosporines within the Pucciniomycotina (Basidiomycota)
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medio Ambiente, UNComahue CONICET, Quintral 1250 8400, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Yeast 28:619-27. 2011
    ..The taxonomic value of this trait in fungal systematics is discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, a carotenoid producing yeast strain from a Patagonian high-altitude lake
    D Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche CRUB CONICET, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Folia Microbiol (Praha) 49:19-25. 2004
    ..32 mg/L) were obtained at C/N = 5 in culture medium containing 10 and 40 g/L glucose, respectively. Different C/N ratios did not influence carotenoid pigment production but low C/N enhanced biomass yield...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sporidiobolus longiusculus sp. nov. and Sporobolomyces patagonicus sp. nov., novel yeasts of the Sporidiobolales isolated from aquatic environments in Patagonia, Argentina
    Diego Libkind
    Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:503-9. 2005
    ..Information on additional Patagonian Sporobolomyces isolates is also included in this report...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mycosporines in carotenogenic yeasts
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, CRUB, UNComahue, Bariloche, CONICET, Argentina
    Syst Appl Microbiol 28:749-54. 2005
    ..The consistent occurrence of MYCs in some specific phylogenetic groups suggests this trait bears evolutionary significance and that the presence/absence of MYCs may have potential applications in yeast systematics...
  14. doi request reprint Cystofilobasidium lacus-mascardii sp. nov., a basidiomycetous yeast species isolated from aquatic environments of the Patagonian Andes, and Cystofilobasidium macerans sp. nov., the sexual stage of Cryptococcus macerans
    Diego Libkind
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche CRUB, CONICET Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59:622-30. 2009
    ..nov. (type strain CBS 10757(T)) are discussed and compared with those of the remaining species in the genus. Information on additional Patagonian isolates belonging to the Cystofilobasidiales is also included in this report...
  15. ncbi request reprint Extracellular enzymatic activities of basidiomycetous yeasts isolated from glacial and subglacial waters of northwest Patagonia (Argentina)
    Silvia Brizzio
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, CRUB, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Bariloche, Argentina
    Can J Microbiol 53:519-25. 2007
    ..In light of these findings, cold environments of Patagonia (Argentina) may be considered a potential source of cold-adapted yeasts producing industrially relevant cold-active enzymes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Biodiversity of cold-adapted yeasts from glacial meltwater rivers in Patagonia, Argentina
    Virginia de García
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, UNCO CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 59:331-41. 2007
    ..All yeast strains were able to grow at 5, 10, and 15 degrees C. Among yeast strains expressing extracellular enzymatic activity, higher proteolytic and lipolytic activities were obtained at 4 degrees C than at 20 degrees C...
  17. doi request reprint Yeast diversity in the acidic Rio Agrio-Lake Caviahue volcanic environment (Patagonia, Argentina)
    Gabriel Russo
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Bariloche, Argentina
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 65:415-24. 2008
    ..These Cryptococcus species are apparently specialists of acidic aquatic environments, and might bear physiological features that possibly account for their ability to thrive in such extreme environments...
  18. ncbi request reprint Constitutive and UV-inducible synthesis of photoprotective compounds (carotenoids and mycosporines) by freshwater yeasts
    Diego Libkind
    Unidad Postal Universidad, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
    Photochem Photobiol Sci 3:281-6. 2004
    ..Collectively, our results suggest that the presence of carotenoids, either alone or in combination with mycosporines, are required for sustaining growth under exposure to PAR + UVR in the freshwater yeast strains studied...
  19. doi request reprint Photoprotective role of carotenoids in yeasts: Response to UV-B of pigmented and naturally-occurring albino strains
    Martín Moline
    Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medio Ambiente, CONICET UNComahue, Bariloche, Argentina
    J Photochem Photobiol B 95:156-61. 2009
    ..These results indicated that carotenoid pigments afford UV-B protection in yeasts...
  20. doi request reprint Wickerhamomyces patagonicus sp. nov., an ascomycetous yeast species from Patagonia, Argentina
    Virginia de García
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:1693-6. 2010
    ..The closest related species were Candida ponderosae and Wickerhamomyces chambardii. Wickerhamomyces patagonicus sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate these novel strains, with the type strain CRUB 1724(T) (=CBS 11398(T) =JCM 16381(T))...
  21. doi request reprint Cryptococcus spencermartinsiae sp. nov., a basidiomycetous yeast isolated from glacial waters and apple fruits
    Virginia de García
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, INIBIOMA CONICET, Quintral 1250, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro C P 8400, Argentina
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:707-11. 2010
    ..The name Cryptococcus spencermartinsiae sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate these strains. The type strain is CRUB 1230(T) (=CBS 10760(T) =DBVPG 8010(T))...
  22. doi request reprint Cryptococcus agrionensis sp. nov., a basidiomycetous yeast of the acidic rock drainage ecoclade, isolated from an acidic aquatic environment of volcanic origin
    Gabriel Russo
    Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medioambiente INIBIOMA CONICET, Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Universidad Nacional del Comahue UNCo, Bariloche, Argentina
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60:996-1000. 2010
    ..The name Cryptococcus agrionensis sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate these isolates, with strain CRUB 1317(T) (=CBS 10799(T)=JCM 15321(T)) as the type strain...
  23. doi request reprint Photoprotection by carotenoid pigments in the yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa: the role of torularhodin
    Martín Moline
    Laboratorio de Microbiología Aplicada y Biotecnología, Instituto de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Medio Ambiente, INIBIOMA CONICET UNComahue, Quintral 1250, 8400, San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
    Photochem Photobiol Sci 9:1145-51. 2010
    ..These results indicate that bearing higher torularhodin concentrations enhances UV-B survival in yeasts and, thus, the accumulation of this pigment constitutes an important mechanism that improves the resistance of yeasts to UV-B...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mycosporines from freshwater yeasts: a trophic cul-de-sac?
    Patricia Perez
    Laboratorio de Fotobiología, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, U P Universidad, 8400 Bariloche, Argentina
    Photochem Photobiol Sci 5:25-30. 2006
    ..reinhardii. This suggests that the copepods were able to modify their tissue concentrations of MAAs in response to environmental clues but also that the contribution of yeast mycosporines to total MAAs concentration was negligible...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mycosporine-glutaminol-glucoside, a UV-absorbing compound of two Rhodotorula yeast species
    Ruben Sommaruga
    Laboratory of Aquatic Photobiology and Plankton Ecology, Institute of Zoology and Limnology, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Yeast 21:1077-81. 2004
    ..This is the first identification of a mycosporine in yeasts. The presence of this compound seems to be a promising chemotaxonomical marker for yeast systematics...
  26. ncbi request reprint Carotenoid profiles of yeasts belonging to the genera Rhodotorula, Rhodosporidium, Sporobolomyces, and Sporidiobolus
    Pietro Buzzini
    Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale e Biotecnologie Agroambientali, Sezione di Microbiologia Applicata, Universita di Perugia, Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121 Perugia, Italy
    Can J Microbiol 53:1024-31. 2007
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  27. ncbi request reprint Yeast diversity in the extreme acidic environments of the Iberian Pyrite Belt
    Mário Gadanho
    Centro de Recursos Microbiológicos CREM, Secção Autónoma de Biotecnologia SABT, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829 516 Caparica, Portugal
    Microb Ecol 52:552-63. 2006
    ..Species occurring in situations of intermediate environmental stress were Candida fluviatilis, Rhodosporidium toruloides, Williopsis californica, and three unidentified yeasts belonging to Rhodotorula and Cryptococcus...