Research Article

Cell Size Influences the Reproductive Potential and Total Lifespan of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeast as Revealed by the Analysis of Polyploid Strains

Figure 1

Reproductive potential and time of lifespan of yeast cells differing in ploidy. Budding lifespan (a), reproductive lifespan (b), postreproductive lifespan (c), and total lifespan (d) of yeast strains of different ploidy (from 1n to 4n) representing three genetic backgrounds: SP4, BY474X, and BMA64. Yeast cells during the experiments were grown on solid YPD medium containing 10 μg/mL Phloxine B for cell viability monitoring. The data represent the mean values from two independent experiments of 40 cells each.