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Yeast

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  1. Yeasts are a growth form of eukaryotic microorganisms classified in the kingdom Fungi, with about 1,500 species currently described; they dominate fungal diversity in the oceans

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  2. Most reproduce asexually by budding, although a few do so by binary fission

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  3. Yeasts are unicellular, although some species with yeast forms may become multicellular through the formation of a string of connected budding cells known as pseudohyphae, or false hyphae as seen in most molds

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  4. species Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been used in baking and fermenting alcoholic beverages for thousands of years

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  5. size can vary greatly depending on the species, typically measuring 3-4 µm in diameter, although some yeasts can reach over 40 µm

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