Mémoire sur la fermentation vineuse.

(Paris, Bachelier), 1837. 4to. No wrappers. In: "Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences", Tome IV, No 24. Pp. (897-) 916. (Entire issue offered). Cagniard-Latour's paper: pp. 905-905.

First apperance of a milestone paper in biology in which Cagniard at the same time as Theodor Swann, and independently stated that yeast was a living thing.

The first illuminating account of the yeast cell was given in 1836 by ... Cagniard-Latour... In a séance of the Societe philomatique... he dealt with the nature of beer yeast and its composition of non-motile globules. He stated that the globules were organized bodies probably belonging to the vegetable kingdom... A short résume of his work was given by Cagniard-Latour and was also published in the "Comptes Rendus Acad. des sciences" on 12 June 1837 (the paper offered). This communication is importent, for in it he stated his belief THAT IT WAS BY THE VITAL ACTIVITY OF THE YEAST CELLS THAT CARBONIC ACID AND ALCOOL WERE FORMED FROM THE SOLUTION OF SUGAR. All Cagniard-Latours work on yeast was finally summed up in his classic paper in the Annales de chimie et de phusique (1838)." (William Bulloch "The History of Bacteriology", pp. 46-48.

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