yeasts defined in 1951 yearyeasts - yeasts;
yeasts - Widely distributed unicellular fungi, belonging mainly to the Ascomycetes, which multiply typically by a budding process. Of great economic importance. The brewing and baking industries depend upon capacity of yeasts to secrete enzymes that convert sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide. In the former industry alcohol is the important product; in the latter escaping carbon dioxide causes dough to rise. Yeasts are also used commercially as a source of proteins and vitamins.
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