Yeasts in Natural and Artificial Habitats

pp 243-263

Yeasts and the Life of Man: Part II: Genetics and Molecular Biology of Industrial Yeasts and Processes

  • J. F. T. Spencer
  • , D. M. Spencer

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The object of genetic improvement of industrial yeast is to modify the genome of the yeast so that the process is more efficient and/or the product is more desirable and useful. The oldest method is random selection of strains of the original culture and testing them for improved performance. No attempt is made to investigate the changes in the genome itself.