Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a yeast. The organism can exist either as a singlecelled organism or as pseudomycelia. The cells reproduce by multilateral budding. It produces from one to four ellipsoidal, smoothwalled ascospores. S. cerevisiae can be differentiated from other yeasts based on growth characteristics and physiological traits: principally the ability to ferment individual sugars. Clinical identification of yeast is conducted using commercially available diagnostic kits which classify the organism through analysis of the ability of the yeast to utilize distinct carbohydrates as sole sources of carbon (Buesching et al., 1979; Rosini et al., 1982). More recently, developments in systematics have led to the design of sophisticated techniques for classification, including gasliquid chromatography of lysed whole cells (Brondz and Olsen, 1979).
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