Yeast Antibody

> Why choose yeast as the model organism?

  • Easy cultivation and suitable for genetic analysis.
  • Yeast cells share many basic biological properties with human cells.
  • Genetic manipulation in yeast is easy and cheap compared to similar experiments in more complex animals such as mice and zebrafish.
  • Yeast is one of the simplest eukaryotic organisms but many essential cellular processes are the same in yeast and humans.
  • Genes from other species can be expressed in yeast and replace homologous yeast genes.
  • Budding yeast is the first eukaryote to sequence the entire genome.
  • Short generation time compared to other higher organisms.