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Saccharomyces boulardii

 

Definition: a yeast species widely prescribed for treatment of diarrhea. Molecular typing shows it to be nearly identical, genetically, to S. cerevisiae; however it is metabolically and physiologically different.

Synonym(s): Saccharomyces cerevisiae

See Also: Saccharomyces

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