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size of yeast

Michael Moser moser at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Oct 13 10:55:10 EST 1995

Dear yeasties,
	There is no way yeast could be 120 um in size.  120um = .12 mm! 
You could see a single yeast cell with the naked eye if this were true.  I
think 3-5 um is more reasonable.  I routinely size yeast on a Coulter
counter and the avg diameter (of a sphere representing the volume of the
cell) comes out around 3 um for haploid strains.

Mike Moser                                             Tel: 206-543-5354
UW Department of Biochemistry                          FAX: 206-685-1792
Box 357350                                        moser at u.washington.edu
Seattle, WA  98195-7350                     Make peace my beast is yeast

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