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    Scientists find lager beer's missing link in Patagonia

    How did lager beer come to be? After pondering the question for decades, scientists have found that an elusive species of yeast isolated in the forests of Argentina was key to the invention of the crisp-tasting German beer 600 years ago.
    It took a five-year search around the world before the scientific team discovered, identified and named the organism, a species of wild yeast called Saccharomyces eubayanus that lives on beech trees.
    "We knew it had to be there out there somewhere," said Chris Todd Hittinger, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a coauthor of the report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.
    Their best bet is that centuries in the past, S. eubayanus somehow found its way to Europe and hybridized with the domestic yeast used to brew ale, creating an organism that can ferment at the lower temperatures used to make lager.
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    While interesting to be sure, seems like a waste of time for scientist to be looking for this sort of thing instead of curing aids.
    telling me to stay out of a former bombing range next to a dump while you build huge houses next to it? Screw you.-sandmangts

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    Different scientists. The yeast guys don't study viruses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    While interesting to be sure, seems like a waste of time for scientist to be looking for this sort of thing instead of curing aids.
    All Scientists must work to cure aids, before any other research cand be attempted, gotcha.


    (PS: aids wouldn't even be in my top five of diseases that need cures)

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