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Is Yeast a Fungus?


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Yeast:

  1. Even though yeast is unicellular, it is classified as a fungus.
  2. They are classified as Ascomycetes.
  3. Chitin and polysaccharides make up the cell wall.
  4. They exhibit vegetative reproduction via budding as well as fission.
  5. A conjugation tube is formed during sexual reproduction.
  6. In fermentation, yeasts are commonly used.
  7. Yeasts are eukaryotic organisms that belong to the "fungi" group, which includes molds and mushrooms.
  8. Yeasts can have an impact on both human and animal consumption of fermented products.

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