Saturday, 11 October 2014

Thanks, fruit flies, for that pleasing beer scent


Date:
October 9, 2014

Source:
Cell Press

Summary:
The familiar smell of beer is due in part to aroma compounds produced by common brewer's yeast. Now, researchers have discovered why the yeast (formally known as S. cerevisiae) make that smell: the scent attracts fruit flies, which repay the yeast by dispersing their cells in the environment.

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