How to Grow Yeast

Introduction: How to Grow Yeast

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How to grow / culture yeast on agar or in YPD:

We show you how to prepare fresh cultures of yeast from previously grown agar plates.

Spruce up your old yeast cultures by replating onto fresh media or liquid YPD, or select colonies of interest to be expanded.

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    how does one create a first plate? Meaning without an existing plate to take off of initially? Is there any simple diy version involving bread yeast cultures growing in agar?

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Hello amerzdahero. Thank you for your question. Most of the lab strains can be purchased from one of the big supply companies or obtained from any nearby labs who are working with yeasts. If you want to work with truly wild type strains, you could simply spot a liquid culture onto a clean agar plate to create your 'first' plate. Hope it helps!