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sac·cha·ro·my·ces

 (săk′ə-rō-mī′sēz)
n. pl. saccharomyces
Any of several single-celled yeasts belonging to the genus Saccharomyces that lack hyphae and ferment sugar.

[New Latin Saccharomycēs, genus name : saccharo- + Greek mukēs, fungus.]

saccharomyces

(ˌsækərəʊˈmaɪsiːz)
n
(Botany) a fungus of the genus Saccharomyces, esp the yeast plant
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saccharomyces - single-celled yeasts that reproduce asexually by buddingSaccharomyces - single-celled yeasts that reproduce asexually by budding; used to ferment carbohydrates
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Saccharomycetaceae, Saccharomycetaceae - family of fungi comprising the typical yeasts: reproduce by budding and ferment carbohydrates
baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, brewer's yeast - used as a leaven in baking and brewing
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Saccharomyces
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If the quality of incoming grapes is questionable, pursue a safer inoculated fermentation (that would be to sequentially inoculate with commercial non-Saccharomyces yeast, then Saccharomyces yeast for risk mitigation and desired aroma profile).
Currently, just one yeast - saccharomyces cerevisiae - is the chief strain used in the production of all whisky.
Yeasts of Saccharomyces cerevisiae are effective biosorbents for heavy metal ions and it can be bought in large quantity at low cost.
Concerning with genotypic identification, polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) was applied for identification of Candida species, Cryptococcus albidus, Saccharomyces, Trichosporn, Torulopsis and Rhodotorula.
Comment: While probiotics are generally considered safe, they have on rare occasions caused severe infections (septicemia: bacteremia from Lactobacillus strains or fungemia from Saccharomyces strains).
En este sentido, producto de que la levadura Saccharomyces cerevisiae es empleada como un modelo biologico de tipo microbiano y por ende como herramienta para el estudio de enfermedades geneticas humanas, al ser un sistema eucariota que incluye mitocondrias, y por poseer una complejidad ligeramente superior a la de bacterias, pero que comparte con ellas muchas de sus ventajas tecnicas como su rapido crecimiento, la dispersion de las celulas y la facilidad con que se replican cultivos y aislan mutantes, sumado a la ausencia de patogenicidad que permite su manipulacion con las minimas precauciones (4), representan una alternativa valiosa para evaluar el efecto de la metformina sobre la viabilidad celular en presencia de gentamicina.
The most common groups of probiotic bacteria include Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, and a common probiotic yeast strain is Saccharomyces boulardii (see "Sources of Probiotics" chart for examples).
The obtained hydrolysate of cotton stalk used as sole source of carbon (containing both hexose and pentose) for bioethanol production by using co culture of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Pachysolen tannophilus (pentose fermenting yeast) (8,9).
Typing of strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is performed by PCR using the method developed by [18] with the primers: [delta] 12 (5'-TCAACAATGGAATCCCAAC-3') [delta] 21 (5'-CATCATTAACACCGTATATGA-3').
Yeasts are robust micro-organisms but, with the notable exception of Saccharomyces species, they share an important limitation with most other eukaryotes: they cannot grow anaerobically.
Results of the present study supported the findings of Paryad and Mahmoudi (2008) who reported increased feed intake in broilers fed diet supplemented with different levels of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.