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Is YED agar necessary to grow UV sensitive yeast?

Postby jenniferknwilson » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:09 pm

Hi,

Do I have to use YED agar to grow UV sensitive yeast, or will it grow on nutrient agar too? I already have nutrient agar and was wondering if I could use that instead of buying YED agar.

Thank you!

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Re: Is YED agar necessary to grow UV sensitive yeast?

Postby EmmaGriffiths » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:15 pm

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Re: Is YED agar necessary to grow UV sensitive yeast?

Postby NehaK6 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:17 pm

Hi jenniferknwilson,

Is your question related to the Science Buddies experiment "Exploring DNA Damage: What Effect Do Ultraviolet Rays Have on Yeast Colony Growth?" (link: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... ge#summary)? I do not know much about types of agar, but based on the directions given there, I think the experiment will be most successful if you use a yeast-extract dextrose medium. I found another website in which they stated the types of agar that many strains of fungi are able to grow on (link: https://blog.microbiologics.com/methods ... and-molds/), but I didn't find the UV-sensitive yeast you are asking about. Nutrient agar is listed on the website, however I'm not sure if it is the best medium to grow the yeast on. Hopefully this helped somewhat, although I know it's not the most comprehensive answer!

Neha

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Re: Is YED agar necessary to grow UV sensitive yeast?

Postby jenniferknwilson » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:23 pm

Hi,
Thank you all for your responses. Yes, I'm planning to do the "Exploring DNA Damage: What Effect Do Ultraviolet Rays Have on Yeast Colony Growth?" experiment on the sciencebuddies.com site. I will try it with the nutrient agar and see what happens!
Thanks!
Jennifer

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Re: Is YED agar necessary to grow UV sensitive yeast?

Postby NehaK6 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:31 pm

Okay, that's great! Let us know how it goes, and if the UV-sensitive yeast is able to grow on the nutrient agar.

Good luck!
Neha


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