DNA metabarcoding as a novel quality control method for industrial yeast starter cultures
In a recent study, a new tool was developed and tested with the help of our DNA metabarcoding service. DNA metabarcoding has proven to be a major step forward in the quick and effective detection of multiple species of yeast in one sample with unknown composition, and thus represents a promising tool for non-targeted quality control of yeast starter cultures.
We are currently developing new projects which will aim to improve and refine the metabarcoding approach for yeast cultures further by testing additional genetically diverse regions, such as internal transcribed spacers (e.g. ITS1).