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I LOV EYOU —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:44, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Béchamp : zymase or invertase ?[edit]

The article says : "Antoine Béchamp may have been the actual discover of Zymase 30 years previous in his microzymas research but it was credited to Buchner. ".

Yes, Béchamp used already the word "zymase', the same word Buchner used later, but Béchamp didn't obtain alcoholic fermentation with his "zymase", only sugar inversion. Thus, wasn't the "zymase" of Béchamp what is now named "invertase" ? (If I'm not wrong, invertase was already known to Berthelot about 1860.)
Marvoir (talk) 16:16, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

This explains why the article seems to contradict itself. It needs clarification, given it says that Buchner found no yeast cells, but the actual processes requires the yeast cells.... I am a layperson on this subject, and would like to be able to understand the basics without having to hypothesize and then recheck the article to see if the hypothesis is consistent! Any one who knows anything more than I do, please help. Peacedance (talk) 21:39, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

I edited the article. I hope that it is now better. Manchester says that Béchamp's "zymase" was in fact invertase.
Marvoir (talk) 18:55, 24 May 2010 (UTC)