The Yeast Identification Test Panel

The Yeast Identification Test Panel (YT Microplate) uses 94 biochemical tests to identify and characterize a broad range of yeast.

  • Analyze an unknown microorganism with 94 simultaneous phenotypic tests. The test panel provides a “Phenotypic Fingerprint” of the yeast that is used to identify it at the species level.
  • All necessary nutrients and biochemicals are prefilled and dried into the 96-wells microplate. Redox dyes with colorimetric indicators enable a sensitive assay for carbon source utilization.
  • Grow your unknown yeast and then suspend it in our inoculating fluid. Transfer it to the YT Microplate and incubate. If the cells can utilize the unique substrate in each well, they will respire and cause the dye to change to a purple color. During incubation, the phenotypic fingerprint of purple wells is compared to Biolog’s extensive database. A species-level identification of the isolate is made when a match is found.

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