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Yeasts constitute a group of single-celled (unicellular) fungi, a few species of which are commonly used to leaven bread, ferment alcoholic beverages, and even drive experimental fuel cells.

Most yeasts belong to the division Ascomycota.

A few yeasts, such as Candida albicans, can cause infection in humans.

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