Saccharomyces cerevisiae

The microbial workhorse of industry and science

Commonly known as baker's or brewer's yeast, the fungus Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a single-celled eukaryotic micro-organism. It reproduces asexually by a process known as budding, where a small bud forms on a single cell and develops into a fully-formed clone of the parent cell. Yeast has a remarkable diversity of applications in industry and research, as listed below:

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