Budding yeast

OverTheMemories

Banned
Italian
Hi everybody,
today I'm here to ask your help about this sentence:

SENTENCE:
I studied budding yeast
in Copenhagen.

Context: Two Japanese men are talking about work. One of them says that he had not much free time, so the other one asks him which job did he do, and he answers as written above.

Source: Pecoross' Mother and Her Days.

I don't fully understand what he means by "budding yeast".

Thanks!
 
  • Trochfa

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Budding is the term given to the way yeast reproduces. Therefore "budding yeast" is yeast which is dividing/reproducing.

    "Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    is a species of yeast. It has been instrumental to winemaking, baking, and brewing since ancient times. .... It reproduces by a division process known as budding."
    Saccharomyces cerevisiae - Wikipedia

    [Cross-posted]
     

    JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    In the entry in the WRF dictionary under budding

    small, rounded outgrowth produced from a fungus spore or cell by a process of asexual reproduction, eventually separating from the parent cell as a new individual: commonly produced by yeast and a few other fungi.
     

    OverTheMemories

    Banned
    Italian
    Thank you all for your answers! I had looked on the English-Italian wr vocabulary (I searched "bud", but I found nothing which could have something to deal with yeast :D)
     
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