It is normal to identify low numbers of yeast cells in stool samples, says a clinical study published in Infectious Disease Reports. Some patients exposed to high levels of antibiotics exhibit high levels of yeast in stool samples but this finding does not appear to have any clinical significance.Know More
High levels of yeast in the stool may be associated with inflammatory conditions, argues Carol A. Kumamoto in a review article published in Current Opinion in Microbiology. Kumamoto's opinion is based on the fact many patients suffering from gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn's disease may have increased yeast in the stool. The author notes however that since many of these patients receive regular treatment with antibiotics, the level of yeast in the stool may be a side effect of the antibiotics.
Stool is tested for pathogenic organisms in cases of diarrhea that continue for several days, says the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. The test distinguishes between disease-causing organisms and the many organisms that are normally found in stool. The bacteria, fungi and yeast that normally inhabit the gastrointestinal tract are called normal flora. Pathogenic organisms usually enter the digestive tract via contaminated foods and beverages. The most common organisms that cause diarrhea are salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, certain strains of Escherichia coli and Clostridium difficile.Learn more about Cells
Common baker's yeast, also known scientifically as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, contains 16 chromosomes. This is in its haploid state, a stage of the fungal organism's life cycle in which it reproduces via budding, which is the most usual state for yeast.Full Answer >
Yeast respiration increases, and therefore rises more quickly and voluminously, with an increase in temperature up until 35 degrees Celsius, at which point respiration will gradually slow. At 50 degrees Celsius, the yeast will begin to die due heat damage to the cells. Below 20 degrees Celsius, the yeast will not ferment.Full Answer >
All cells do not necessarily have a nucleus. Cells with a defined nucleus are called eukaryotic cells, while cells possessing no nucleus are called prokaryotic cells.Full Answer >
Water is important to cells because without it they would not be able to remove waste, bring in nutrients or transport oxygen. The body is a very intricate system where many parts rely on each other. Without the cells being able to perform or move oxygen around the body, death would be quick to follow the loss of the water.Full Answer >