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Attention, at-home bakers: Three surprising things you might not know about yeast

Attention, at-home bakers: Three surprising things you might not know about yeast

February 18, 2021

Rochester biologist Justin Fay studies the complex ancestry of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, also known as baker’s or brewer’s yeast.

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Beer yeast: Unraveling the origin story with genetics

Beer yeast: Unraveling the origin story with genetics

April 5, 2019

Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or brewer’s yeast, has been used to make beer for thousands of years. To reconstruct the history of modern ale strains, Rochester biologist Justin Fay and his colleagues sequenced the genome of modern brewer’s yeast.

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