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Toni Garcia Cordente

Position: Research Scientist

BSc (Chemistry), BSc (Biochemistry), PhD (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Universitat de Barcelona

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Phone: 08 8313 6600
Fax: 08 8313 6601
Since: 1 September 2006

Flavour active yeast


Cordente, A.G.,  Gustavo Cordero-Bueso, G.,  Pretorius, I.S., Curtin. C.D. (2013) Novel wine yeast with mutations in YAP1 that produce less acetic acid during fermentation. FEMS Yeast Research, 13: 62-73.

Bizaj, E., Cordente, A.G., Bellon, J.R., Raspor, P., Curtin, C.D., Pretorius, I.S (2012) A breeding strategy to harness flavor diversity of Saccharomyces interspecific hybrids and minimize hydrogen sulfide production. FEMS Yeast Research, 12: 456–465. 

Holt, S., Cordente, A.G., Williams, S.J., Capone, D.L., Jitjaroen, W., Menz, I.R., Curtin, C., Anderson, P.A. (2011) Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae To Release 3-Mercaptohexan-1-ol during Fermentation through Overexpression of an S. cerevisiae Gene, STR3, for Improvement of Wine Aroma. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77:  3626-3632 

Cordente, A.G., Heinrich, A., Pretorius, I.S., Swiegers, J.H. (2009) Isolation of sulfite reductase variants of a commercial wine yeast with significantly reduced hydrogen sulfide production. FEMS Yeast Research, 9: 446-459.

Cordente, A.G.; López-Viñas, E.; Vázquez, M.I.; Swiegers J.H.; Pretorius, I.S.; Gómez- Puertas, P.; Hegardt, F.G.; Asins, G.; Serra, D. (2004) Redesign of carnitine acetyltransferase specificity by protein engineering. J. Biol. Chem. 279: 33899-33908.

Cordente, A.G;, López-Viñas, E.; Vázquez, M.I.; Gómez-Puertas, P.; Asins, G.; Serra, D.; Hegardt, F.G. (2006) Mutagenesis of specific amino acids converts carnitine acetyltransferase into carnitine palmitoyltransferase. Biochemistry 45: 6133-6141.

Cordente A.G.; Swiegers, J.H.; Hegardt, F.G.; Pretorius, I.S. (2007) Modulating aroma compounds during wine fermentation by manipulating carnitine acetyltransferases in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 267: 159-166.