Saccharomyces florentinus

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Saccharomyces florentinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Saccharomycetes
Subclass: Saccharomycetidae
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Saccharomycetaceae
Genus: Saccharomyces
Species: S. florentinus
Binomial name
Saccharomyces florentinus
(T. Castelli ex Kudryavtsev) Lodder & Kreger, (1952)

Saccharomyces florentinus is a yeast.

Previously known as Saccharomyces pyriformis, it is a component of the Ginger Beer Plant used in the making of traditional ginger beer. It is also sometimes used in making Kefir.


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