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Old 03-06-2011, 06:43 PM   #1
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I have just slanted out some Wyeast 1968 and noticed that some of the cells are elongated under the microscope. Does anyone more knowledgeable of yeast morphology know if this indicates some kind of division mutant, or do they elongate during active cell growth?

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Old 03-06-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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Per my MD wife that is normal, they elongate and pinch off when asexually reproducing.

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heh heh, "elongate"

heh heh, "reproducing"

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If it is coming straight from Wyeast, you can be assured that is the proper strain.

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