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Descriptor English: Yeasts
Descriptor Spanish: Levaduras
Descriptor Portuguese: Leveduras
Descriptor French: Levures
Entry term(s): Yeast
Tree number(s): B01.300.930
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015003
Scope note: A general term for single-celled rounded fungi that reproduce by budding. Brewers' and bakers' yeasts are SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE; therapeutic dried yeast is YEAST, DRIED.
Annotation: not for "yeast" ( = YEAST, DRIED; see note there); most "yeast infections" = CANDIDIASIS or specific but if general or unspecified yeast infect, index under MYCOSES
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Fungal Proteins MeSH
DeCS ID: 15401
Unique ID: D015003
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Yeasts - Preferred
Concept UI M0023086
Scope note A general term for single-celled rounded fungi that reproduce by budding. Brewers' and bakers' yeasts are SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE; therapeutic dried yeast is YEAST, DRIED.
Preferred term Yeasts
Entry term(s) Yeast



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