Saccharomyces cerevisiae Meyen ex E.C. Hansen
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1. To thaw a frozen ampule, place it at room temperature or in 30°C water bath, until just thawed (around 1.5 min). Immerse the ampule just sufficient to cover the frozen material.
2. Immediately after thawing, aseptically transfer the culture into a test tube or plate with medium recommended.
3. Incubate the test tube or plate at the temperature recommended.
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Winzeler EA, et al. Functional characterization of the S. cerevisiae genome by gene deletion and parallel analysis. Science 285: 901-906, 1999. PubMed: 10436161
Chromosome: 10, YJL173C, Record nbr: 21252, Gene name: RFA3
Saccharomyces Genome Deletion Project, personal communication