Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 January 2018

224 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190270711

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The Rise of Yeast

How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization

Nicholas P. Money

  • A celebration of our 10,000 year-old partnership with the single-celled fungus, yeast
  • Discusses the role of yeast in beer brewing, winemaking, and baking
  • Considers future uses of yeast with innovations in biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • Describes yeasts that grow on the human body and in our guts and play vital roles in our health and wellbeing
  • Explains how our future is linked to the success of biofuel development using yeast
  • Money is an internationally renowned expert of the biological sciences
  • Lively, humorous, and accessible to specialists and general readers

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