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Capensis), low volatile acidity (var. rosei) , film-forming strains with strong oxidative capabilities (var. beticus and cheresiensis), high concentrations of acetaldehyde production and tolerance (var. montuliensis and rouxii) and others [12, 23, 24, 25, 26], all varieties belonging to the same species, S. cerevisiae. In conclusion, assignment of traditional wine yeast strains to the single species S. cerevisiae does not imply that they are similar, either phenotypically or genetically. The strains differ significantly not only in their metabolic features such as fermentative capacities, or production of aromatic compounds [11, 26] but also in their genetic configuration such as DNA content, 25 chromosomal pattern or mtDNA sequence [12, 23, 27], as will be discussed below.
Yeasts of the genera Kloeckera, Candida, Pichia and others described above eventually died out, leaving S. cerevisiae as the dominant species to complete the fermentation . Further inoculation of musts with strains of S. cerevisiae selected among indigenous yeasts occurring naturally in the wine making area contributed to a better control of alcoholic fermentation of wines . Furthermore, inoculation of Torulaspora delbrueckii and S. cerevisiae sequentially, the former with low acetogenic power and the latter with high alcoholgenic power, was beneficial for the production of wines with low volatile acidity .
Whereas a standard haploid laboratory strain displays 15 bands corresponding to 16 chromosomes, great variations have been found in all sorts of industrial yeasts, both in the number and size of the chromosomes, resulting in variations both in the number and position of the chromosomal bands [27, 31-34]. Differences in the number of chromosomal bands are mostly the result of homologous chromosomes of different sizes . In some cases polymorphism is so high that nearly each strain can be identified unequivocally by its specific chromosomal pattern .