Yeast sugar metabolism is presently an area of intense worldwide research because of its importance and potential in food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, fuels and other product areas. This new volume, prepared by leading authorities, provides 25 original reports and reviews on important recent developments in this area of research. The emphasis is on advances in applied-science research, using the tools of biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology. There is also new information on processing and applications. The contributing authors are leading authorities affiliated with research institutes specializing in this field. The text is supplemented with tables providing useful reference data, schematics illustrating pathways and processes, and thousands of references which provide a guide to the extensive international literature on this subject.