Genetically-modified brewing yeasts for the 21st century. Progress to date.

@article{Hammond1995GeneticallymodifiedBY,
  title={Genetically-modified brewing yeasts for the 21st century. Progress to date.},
  author={Je rey Hammond},
  journal={Yeast},
  year={1995},
  volume={11 16},
  pages={1613-27}
}
Academic studies and traditional breeding of yeasts depend upon their sporulation lifestyle. The strains used have been specially selected to sporulate readily and to mate producing new yeast types. Unfortunately brewing yeast strains do not behave in this way. They sporulate poorly, any spores which are formed are usually non-viable and any haploid strains produced are invariably non-maters. Only in recent years, with the development of recombinant-DNA techniques, has the specific breeding of… CONTINUE READING