Saccharomyces cerevisiaeSaccharomyces cerevisiae
is a species
of budding yeast
. It is perhaps the most relevant yeast
for mankind, both for its use since ancient times in bakery
, and for being one of the most fundamental and studied model organisms
in molecular and cell biology
Saccharomyces cerevisiae was the first eukaryote to have its genome sequenced in 2000.