Star colonies

Andrei Popov ANDREI.POPOV at
Sat Feb 24 08:59:19 EST 1996

Hi David,

>Is anybody aware of a star-like yeast colony morphology?.  Under
>the light microscope, the cells have an avoidal shape and seems that the
>cell wall is very thin; they look more like footballs.  

I always thought that football is round.

>Very frequently you
>can see them as long chains as if cell division was afected somehow.
Yes, I've seen such cells growing in the presence of some toxic
substances like 5-FOA. No idea what affects their shape, I just
assumed that yeast are not very happy.




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