Discussion: can't we get along?

Alex Brands abbrands at artsci.wustl.edu
Mon Jun 22 15:13:07 EST 1998


On 22 Jun 1998, S L Forsburg wrote:

> As far as our 
> favorite yeasts go, pombe and cerevisiae are not identical. 
> They are quite distant in evolution. 

I've been wondering something about yeasts, and that is: what makes an
organism a "yeast"?  I've asked some of my friends in yeast labs, and I
haven't gotten an answer

Does it have to do with their fermenting abilities?

Alex




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