Hunting Wild Yeast in Patagonia – Ep. 682

Hunting Wild Yeast in Patagonia – Ep. 682

Record date: Feb 08, 2012

Chris Hittinger, an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics at UW-Madison, discusses a recently discovered yeast in the Andean forests of Patagonia, Argentina. The yeast, Saccharomyces eubayanus, fused with a S. cerevisiae ale yeast and evolved into the modern lager yeast that brewers use around the world.

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