saccharomyces

Lemma

saccharomyces

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Any of several single-celled yeasts belonging to the genus Saccharomyces that lack a true mycelium and many of which ferment sugar.1

Nota

[…] Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the name now most frequently used for the yeast involved in making wine and beer and in leavening bread. Saccharomyces, the genus, means ‘sugar fungus’, and cerevisiae derives from the same root as ‘cereals’. Older literature frequently called this yeast Saccharomyces ellipsoideus because the cells appeared more elliptical than circular. Within this yeast species are several hundred different strains or selections, each with real or fancied minor differences. Another species within the same genus, Saccharomyces uvarum, is often used in the distilling and brewing industries.

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Contesto

There are many types of yeast, but two closely related types known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces bayanus are the ones that are responsible for fermentation.3

Trascrizione fonetica

/sækˈ.ə.rəʊ.maɪˈ.sez/4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

yeast5

Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

"Saccharomyces" is a New Latin word which uses the new Latin prefix saccharo derived from the Late Greek σάκχαρον which is derived from the Sanskrit word sarkara. –Myces is a New Latin suffix derived from Greek suffix –muces.6

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Sun Mar 10 22:10:17 2013
Autore

Jessica Dedola

Fonti

1 : «raquo;, /i:i], 22/02/2013,

2 : Robinson Jancis , The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 1079

3 : «raquo;, /i:i], 22/02/2013,

4 : «raquo;, /i:i], 22/02/2013,

5 : «raquo;, /i:i], 24/01/2013,

6 : «raquo;, /i:i], 24/01/2013,

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