fission yeast


Definition of fission yeast

: a yeast that reproduces by division of each cell into two daughter cells of equal size (as members of the genus Schizosaccharomyces) — compare budding yeast

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First Known Use of fission yeast

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fission yeast was circa 1836

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“Fission yeast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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