commonly used strains

Daniel Zabetakis dan at
Fri May 14 14:12:24 EST 1993

In article <1993May13.172219.15383 at> FATIMA at AIMP.UNA.AC.AT writes:
>1986). A lot of S. cerevisiae molecular biology is being done on strains
>derived from W303 which might have a chance to become a budding yeast
>equivalent of E. coli K12. I tried (not really hard) to trace the origin of 
>this strain and ended up with references to Rodney Rothstein and to R. 
>Fuller at Stanford; I do not think this is the ultimate origin.

   Rothstein is cited as the originator of the strain in all the papers I
have seen. Where do yeasts come from, anyway? The sewer?
   RR has an e-mail address, and may even be reading this group. If not,
I'll ask him next time I see him.


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