Yeast Cell Culture
Published Online: 26 FEB 2003
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How to Cite
de Spencer, A. l. R. and Spencer, J. 2003. Yeast Cell Culture. eLS. .
- Published Online: 26 FEB 2003
Yeasts – unicellular, eukaryotic fungi with membrane-bound nucleus and mitochondria – were among the first microorganisms to be domesticated. They are still used for brewing and baking, but under appropriate culture conditions they also find numerous technological applications, including fodder production, production of fermented foods, waste disposal and, when genetically engineered, the production of vaccines and therapeutic proteins.
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae;
- baker′s yeast;
- food yeasts;
- continuous culture