UNIT 1.6 Media and Culture of Yeast

  1. Simon R. Green1,
  2. Charles M. Moehle2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471143030.cb0106s04

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

How to Cite

Green, S. R. and Moehle, C. M. 2001. Media and Culture of Yeast. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 4:1.6:1.6.1–1.6.12.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fluorescience Ltd., Leeds, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Genelabs Technologies, Inc., Redwood City, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: OCT 1999


The yeast, Saccharyomyces cerevisiae, has become an important organism in molecular, biochemical, and genetic analysis. The organism has specific requirements for growth under a variety of conditions. The media, both liquid and solid, simple, define, and complex are describe in this unit. Also included are methods for handling, storing, and shipping stock of yeast.