anything that kills bacteria but not yeast?

Marci Swede ms5h+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Sep 9 09:46:24 EST 1993


>How about antibiotics? Penicillin, Streptmycin, etc have anti-bacto activities
>depending on the bacto cell wall composition. I presume that the yeast
>(eukaryotes) does not have any cell wall, but a bi-layer lipid cellular
>membrane (am I right?) which should not be affected. Pen/Str are commonly used
>in animal tissue (cell) culture to prevent bacto...

yeast have a cell wall that requires enzymatic removal (zymolase). 
Yeast is closer to a plant, in many respects, than to an animal cell. 
Yeast have a lipid-bilayer as well :0)

Marci



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