|Saccharomyces cerevisiae under DIC microscopy|
Meyen ex E.C.Hansen (1883)
The Saccharomycetaceae are a family of yeasts in the order Saccharomycetales that reproduce by budding. Species in the family have a cosmopolitan distribution, and are present in a wide variety of habitats, especially those with a plentiful supply of carbohydrate sources. The family contains the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae, arguably the most economically important fungus.
According to the 2007 Outline of Ascomycota, there are twenty genera within the family, although for several of these (marked with a question mark below), the placement is uncertain and requires more study.
Kazachstania (synonymous with Arxiozyma)
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