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hey. i've looked every where. i'm getting so confused. :(
i need to know why fermentation is classified as a biological process.
i'm not sure why. some things say its fungi and others bacteria and others enzymes...
please help
 

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It's a biological process because the yeast enzymes required to catalyse the reaction are living organisms. I think.
 

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But... I'm pretty sure that yeast is a single-cell eukaryote, which means that it's strictly not an animal. :p
Yeast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Depends on the strain, but from my limited bio knowledge anything that grows, reproduces and respires is a living organism. Thus yeast are living orgianisms :)

Feel free to correct me if i'm wrong; as i said my bio knowledge is limited XD
 

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Enzymes require oxygen to sustain their life, and so are biological organisms.

Hence, fermentation is a biological process.
 

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Yeast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Depends on the strain, but from my limited bio knowledge anything that grows, reproduces and respires is a living organism. Thus yeast are living orgianisms :)

Feel free to correct me if i'm wrong; as i said my bio knowledge is limited XD
You are absolutely correct that yeast is a living organism! :)

What I was being pedantic about earlier (and apparently still am :p) is that a living organism does not necessarily have to be an animal, although the reverse is true, as animals are a subclass of living organisms.

Yeast is a unicellular living organism that is classified as a fungus, so strictly speaking it's not an animal. :)
 

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fermentation is a biological process as it uses an enzyme (biological catalyst; ie yeast) in order to convert glucose or sugars into ethanol and water.

@ metro mattums, yeast is anaeobic, meaning it doesnt use oxygen to respire, thats why fermentation is carried out in the abscense of oxygen

hope this helps =)
 

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