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The intelligent design of beer

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CO2 bubbles formed by yeast in brewing beer/Ildar Sagdejev

Before we get back to our sober coverage, from Ewen Callaway at Scientific American:

Geneticists have traced the history of beer’s most important ingredient: yeast. By sequencing the genomes of nearly 200 modern strains of brewer’s yeast, the research reveals how, over hundreds of years, humans transformed the wild fungus Saccharomyces cerevisiae into a variety of strains tuned for particular tipples.

An evolutionary tree of the yeast strains revealed distinct families of yeast used for making wine, bread and saké, and two distantly related groups of ale yeast, including strains from Belgium, Germany, Britain and the United States. More.

Genomics will be used to produce new strains.

Evolution goes really fast when there is design and purpose involved. And who can question the beer enthusiast’s dedication?

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One Reply to “The intelligent design of beer

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    Andre says:

    I sure do love my beer, thanks to intelligent design, I can have a few anytime I feel like my favorite beverage!

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