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Yeasts - coli 16 linear chromosomes • Exhibits the...

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Yeasts E. coli not useful for studying aspects of cell structure/function or molecular processes which are unique to eukaryotes. Yeasts Fig. 2 - the simplest eukaryotes easy to grow, fairly rapid reproduction [once every 2 hours] etc. Most studied species - Saccharomyces cerevisiae Genome contains ~14 million base pairs [roughly 3 x that of E.
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Unformatted text preview: coli] 16 linear chromosomes • Exhibits the typical features of a eukaryotic cell although much more simple than most eukaryotes. • Easily grown as a colony on agar - different nutrient requirements • General principles seem to apply tø all eukaryotic cells....
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