Saccharomyces Bayanus Var. Uvarum in Tokaj Wine-Making of Slovakia and Hungary

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2002 Sep;59(6):727-30. doi: 10.1007/s00253-002-1077-6. Epub 2002 Jul 20.


Using genetic hybridisation analysis and molecular karyotyping we revealed an association of Saccharomyces bayanus var. uvarum species with Tokaj wine-making. Along with identification of Saccharomyces strains isolated by E. Minárik in Slovakia, the composition of Tokaj populations in Hungary was studied. Twenty-eight Hungarian Saccharomyces strains were analysed in terms of karyotype. The majority of strains belong to S. bayanus var. uvarum. Two non-identified Saccharomyces strains were found to be polyploid according to their complex karyotype patterns.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
  • Hungary
  • Karyotyping
  • Saccharomyces / classification*
  • Saccharomyces / genetics
  • Saccharomyces / metabolism
  • Slovakia
  • Wine / microbiology*


  • DNA, Bacterial