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Problem: Compare/contrast how you think these sugars below would be metabolized by yeast. Be sure to explain your reasoning. Refer to their molecular structures in Figure 6-3.glucosesucrosemaltoselactose starch

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Yeast Metabolism: yeast metabolizes simple sugars and some disaccharides; however it lacks certain enzymes for breaking down disaccharides


a. Glucose: this is a monosaccharide so it's readily metabolized by yeast via aerobic or anaerobic respiration

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Compare/contrast how you think these sugars below would be metabolized by yeast. Be sure to explain your reasoning. Refer to their molecular structures in Figure 6-3.

glucose

sucrose

maltose

lactose 

starch

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