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New way to make yeast hybrids for food and fuel [Registered]

Some yeast species, like Saccharomyces cerevisiae, can transform carbohydrates into carbon dioxide and alcohol by a fermentation process. For this reason, budding yeast has been used for millenia in baking and in alcoholic beverage production. More recently, yeast has also found applications in ethanol production for the biofuel industry or to generate electricity in fuel cells.…

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