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A thumbnail image cropped from the course homepage image showing a glass of beer. (Photograph by Alicia Franke. Used with permission.)

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a photograph showing a glass of beer
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The best example of using microorganisms to make useful products is in the production of alcoholic beverages like wine and beer. With the advent of molecular biology and modern genetic techniques, we can optimize alcohol and flavor compound biosynthesis in the organisms that are typically used for alcoholic beverage production. (Photograph by Alicia Franke. Used with permission.)
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Photograph by Alicia Franke. Used with permission.
a photograph showing a glass of beer