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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 40–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Erika Amethyst Szymanski AbstractHumans and yeast have a long history of productive collaboration in making a global array of fermented foodstuffs including wine, bread, and beer. Synthetic biology is now changing the shape of human-yeast work. The Sc2.0, or “synthetic yeast,” project aims to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
... focus upon Nathan's winery and upon a pasteuriser. Yet the conflicts at issue here do not quite conform to the familiar opposition between human and microbial flourishing, for they concern two distinct species of fungi—botrytis and yeasts 10 —which both make their living by biochemically transforming...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 113–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
... metabolic processes come together with uncertain outcomes. One outcome he explores is the growth of the fungus Botrytis cinerea. While usually removed when grapes are processed, occasionally this fungus leaves an “orphaned” enzyme, laccase, which interferes with the yeast needed to make wine. 22 The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 141–154.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the desire to keep them running continuously. Yet fungal fermentation turned out to be a gift to the planters. It didn't take Caribbean planters long to observe that molasses, a byproduct of sugar milling, suited ubiquitous local yeast spores and quickly changed to alcohol. Rum was born, and the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 43–70.
Published: 01 May 2013
...; it was lovely, not salty or anything. There were two bedrooms. I shared one with my brother, and Martha and Mum shared the other. Another room was combined kitchen, living, and dining room. We baked bread in a camp oven and made our own yeast. Lighting was by kero lamps. The mailman brought in our...