Ale genomics: how humans tamed beer yeast

Ale genomics how humans tamed beer yeast

Sequences of nearly 200 beer-making strains reveal evolution in action. – By Ewen Callaway

Geneticists have traced the history of beer’s most important ingredient: yeast. By sequencing the genomes of nearly 200 modern strains of brewer’s yeast, the research reveals how, over hundreds of years, humans transformed the wild fungus Saccharomyces cerevisiae into a variety of strains tuned for particular tipples. Read more here.


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