Saccharomyces cerevisiae

(redirected from Bakers' yeast)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Bakers' yeast: brewers yeast

Saccharomyces boulardii

a yeast species widely prescribed for treatment of diarrhea. Molecular typing shows it to be nearly identical, genetically, to S. cerevisiae; however it is metabolically and physiologically different.
See also: Saccharomyces.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

A yeast used in recombinant DNA technology to manufacture proteins for medical use, e.g., in vaccine components.
See also: Saccharomyces
References in periodicals archive ?
All modern homemade sourdough starter recipes begin with common bakers' yeast -- and they are flat
After successfully finding ways to break down corn fiber into hexoses and pentoses, the researchers' next challenge is to identify or develop strains of microorganisms that will convert both of these sugar types to ethanol as efficiently as bakers' yeast makes it commercially from hexoses.
SAF yeast is a professional bakers' yeast and is now available to the general baking public in some specialty or grocery stores in 1 pound packages.
Colletotrichum truncatum is looking better and better as a species that could be grown in liquid fermentation cultures and made into a user-friendly dried product, much as dried bakers' yeast is processed," says Mark Jackson.