A Conversation for The History of Bread Yeast

Yeast isn't a plant!

Post 1

Orcus

Sorry but yeast is a fungus, which is not a plant.
This jumped out on me as it's referred to as a plant on the front page too smiley - erm

See this article A600508 if you don't believe me.

Other than that, a fabulous article. smiley - ok
I'm amazed that got through PR without someone spotting it smiley - erm


Yeast isn't a plant!

Post 2

frenchbean

I know, Orcus smiley - smiley But that's how it was described by the scientists in the 19th Century....

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Yeast isn't a plant!

Post 3

flyingtwinkle

fermented yeast if applied on the facial skin softens it it is rejuvenating


Yeast isn't a plant!

Post 4

Orcus

So why say it? Scientists said a lot of things in the 19th century that are misleading or wrong (other things that were right). We've learned better and so should not mislead people.
As I said in editorial feedback, that's the same as saying elpephants are vegetables.


Yeast isn't a plant!

Post 5

Orcus

'Wild yeasts are single-celled microbes...'

For that matter they're not single celled either. Fungi are multicellular organisms. In fact as far as I'm aware, it's a fungus in the Great Barrier Reef that is considered the world's largest living organism.


Yeast isn't a plant!

Post 6

frenchbean

I am not an expert in chemistry or biology. I read what's in the literature on a topic - and trust that it is written with some authority. If you have a problem with accuracy, make the most of PR and point out the issues with Researchers before it gets into the Guide. That's what PR is for, after all. But do it gently. It's easy to take offence when you've spend days working on an entry.

Fb


Yeast isn't a plant!

Post 7

Orcus

Sorry, if I'd seen it in PR then I would have. smiley - smiley


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