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  1. See under yeast.
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Examples from the Web for saccharomyces

Historical Examples of saccharomyces

  • These investigators regarded yeast as a plant, and Meyer gave to the germs the systematic name of “Saccharomyces” (sugar fungus).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3


  • It is supposed by some that Saccharomyces is a very degraded Ascomycete, in which the Torula condition has become fixed.

  • It is due to the growth of a vegetable parasite long recognized as the Oïdium albicans (Saccharomyces albicans).

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture