Reproduction of Brewers Yeast

Reproduction Process for Brewers Yeast

How does Brewers Yeast Reproduce?

Brewers Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a unicellular fungus that reproduces asexually through a budding process in which cells are replicated using mitosis (cell division). (Micropop.cbs.umn.edu. 2019)
Budding occurs in most yeasts, in this process small growths form at the end of the the mother cell. The mother cell shares its cytoplasm with the growth and uses mitosis to split its nucleus, allowing both the growth and mother cell to have its own nucleus. The mother cell is able to reproduce many growths at one time, sharing it’s cytoplasm and dividing its nucleus over and over again. Once the growth develops to a certain point before it detaches it is also capable of budding by using the same process and this can cause a chain of cells to be produced. Eventually the buds will detach themselves from the mother cell and these become individual yeast cells.

Figure Reproduction – Diagram of the budding process in yeast. (Funscience.in. 2019)