The Basics of Yeast
Yeasts are single-celled microorganisms which belong to the fungus kingdom, found alongside molds and mushrooms. While single-celled, they are by no means basic, having a complex cellular organization which includes a nucleus, winning them the classification as eukaryotes. Many of these cells propagate via budding, which describes the formation of a small bud, or daughter cell, on top of the parent cell. The nucleus of the parent cell splits and partly migrates into the daughter cell which continues to grow until it separates, forming a new cell.