Protoplast fusion as a means of producing new industrial yeast strains.

The ability of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce ethanol and carbon dioxide from carbohydrates has been exploited by man for thousands of years. During its brief existence protoplast fusion has already become an invaluable tool for investigating the molecular genetics of yeast, as well as an important part of the arsenal of genetic manipulations… CONTINUE READING