There are over 64,000 species of sac fungi. These fungi are named for the microscopic sacs their spores form in. This family includes the maker of penicillin. It also includes many of the single-celled fungi called yeasts. Baker’s yeast changes sugars in dough into carbon dioxide. This causes the dough to rise.
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- “Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Available from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccharomyces_cerevisiae
- Yeast and Baking. Available from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast#Baking
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