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This Week in PNAS

Maite Novoa and Frédéric Bigeya at INRA in Montpellier, France, led work that appears this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that gene transfer occurs between Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces species. Upon sequencing the genome of the commercial wine yeast S. cerevisiae EC1118, they identified three large regions involved in key wine fermentation functions.

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