Yeasts are eukaryotic unicellular microfungi that play important roles in industry, the environment, and medical science. This article describes the classification, ecology, cytology, metabolism, and genetics of yeast, with specific reference to Saccharomyces cerevisiae – baker’s yeast. The biotechnological potential of yeasts, including their exploitation in food, fermentation, and pharmaceutical industries, is also discussed in the article.
|Title of host publication||Desk encyclopedia of microbiology|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2009|