Sorbitol as C-source

AL R. PLUMMER aplummer at
Tue Jul 25 16:54:59 EST 1995

Jan Eric Jensen (eric at wrote:
: Hi there yeast-netters,
: I need some help from people in the yeast community who has got experience with sorbitol as a 
: carbon source.
: My question is: can S. cerevisiae grow on lets say YPSorbitol ? 
: Any reference or  advice on where to find it would be greatly appreciated.
: Thanks a lot.
: Jan
: eric at

Sorbitol is not metabolized by S. cerevisiae.  Sorbitol and mannitol are
often used as osmotic stabilizer for spheroplast, which implies that cells
do not accumulate either above the extracellular concentrations.

		-Al(aplummer at

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