Brewing up a storm: The genomes of lager yeasts and how they evolved.

Abstract

Yeasts used in the production of lager beers belong to the species Saccharomyces pastorianus, an interspecies hybrid of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces eubayanus. The hybridisation event happened approximately 500-600years ago and therefore S. pastorianus may be considered as a newly evolving species. The happenstance of the hybridisation event… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2017.03.003

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