How do Saccharomyces biology and genome evolution relate to beer diversity? Here, we describe a survey that helps unveil some of the brewers' yeast secrets.
Improving Beer malt quality, a comprehensive breeding effort Nowadays, beer malts are made from high-performance cultivars (elite cultivars) that produce malts that adhere to the highest quality standards. To breed crop cultivars, geneticists (breeders) make crosses between individual lines (parents). Many of these parents derive from breeding programmes or cultivated collections themselves. The gene pool