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1. Obsolete term for a mixture of enzymes.
2. Specifically, the intracellular enzymes of yeast that promote alcoholic fermentation.
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The enzyme complex in yeasts that catalyzes the breakdown of sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
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zymasethe yeast enzyme that brings about fermentation by enabling the breakdown of hexose sugars to alcohol and carbon dioxide.
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