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Published: 22 February 2018

224 Pages | 21 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198749707

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The Rise of Yeast

How the sugar fungus shaped civilisation

Nicholas P. Money

  • Tells the surprising story of the importance of yeast in the development of human civilization
  • 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

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