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"Freeman Dyson's most up-to-date ebook doesn't try to compile the entire celebrated physicist's ideas on technology and know-how right into a unified thought. The emphasis is, as an alternative, at the myriad ways that the universe offers itself to us - and the way, as observers and individuals in its strategies, we reply to it." "Taken from Dyson's fresh public lectures - brought to audiences with out specialized Read more...

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Taetrolens and Corynebacterium 91utamicum. Diacetyl (2,3-butanedione) contributes to milk and other dairy flavours and is produced by Lactobacillus lactis. It is formed from citric acid via acetolactate and its formation is stimulated by the addition of citric acid and by acid pH, which is the optimum pH of the citrate transport system. Methanethiol and its esters are also important contributors to some cheese flavours, such as Limburger, and are made by bacteria such as Brevibacterium linens and P.

Cerevisiae to saturate unsaturated lactones that can be extracted from Massoi bark oil [17]. Using the hydroxyacid approach, yeasts have been used to produce 8lactones from 11-hydroxypalmitic acid obtained from sweet potatoes or jalap resin (Fig. 11). In this process, the yeast has an absolute requirement for an odd number of carbon atoms between the carboxyl group of the fatty acid and its hydroxyl group [18]. An alternative approach for biolactone production is to produce the hydroxy fatty acid intermediate by microbial hydroxylation of a fatty acid.

J. 2 50 100 150 200 Fermentation time (h) 250 300 Diacetyl formation during fermentation by a brewing yeast strain transformed with the ALDC gene from Acetobacter aceti ssp. xylinum. Yeast -~ ct-acetolactate ~ diacetyl ~ acetoin ct-acetolactate decarboxylase Fig. 15. The use of yeast containing cloned ct-acetolactate decarboxylase to reduce the concentration of diacetyl during the brewing of beer, thereby improving its flavour (from [42]) constructing strains with extra copies of the IL V5 gene so as to have enhanced acetolactate reductoisomerase activity [44].

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