anything that kills bacteria but not yeast?
mpm at seqanal.mi.uky.edu
Wed Sep 8 17:29:12 EST 1993
Michael Levin (mlevin at husc8.harvard.edu) wrote:
: Is there any agent that can be put in media which will discourage
: bacterial growth, but won't bother yeast? If you know of anything like
: that, please email mlevin at husc8.harvard.edu.
: Mike Levin
Most of the antibiotics used in cell culture (penn-strep, gentamycin, etc.)
are only effective against prokaryotes. Fungicides are typically required
to kill yeast. However, this is not to say that yeast won't have any adverse
responses to the prokaryote-targeted antibiotics, if it's yeast you're
TRYING to culture. (But who in their right mind would want to do this?) :-)
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