Old 09-02-2007, 06:53 AM
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Default Re: How do you start: sourdough, levain, a barm, wild yeast

Originally Posted by jwnorris View Post
So, to make sure that I am understanding this correctly, if I were to purchase a SD starter [from no matter where], eventually, over time, the end result would be the locally dominate strain, not the one that I had purchased.

According to Dr. Edward Wood (Sourdoughs International: sourdough bread starter, sourdough bread recipes, bread machine recipes) a pathologist, that is not the case. I wonder if the slight differences over the years is due to natural genetic variation that occurs over time thru successive generations. How long does the original yeast/lactobacilli live?
Wade Lively

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