The most well known name in yeast products. We offer a comprehensive and affordable collection of reagents and products for yeast based research.

Yeast Overview

Zymo Research offers a range of convenient and innovative products for yeast research. We provide a uniquely formulated YPD medium (YPD Plus™) that increases the transformation efficiency for most yeast strains by ≥ 50%. Also, our Frozen EZ Yeast Transformation II Kit™ has been designed to make yeast transformation easier and more efficient compared to conventional methods. We also provide several specialty products for yeast researchers including 5-FOA for yeast counterselection, α-Factor Mating Pheromone for yeast cell-cycle arrest, and Zymolyase for the rapid and efficient lysis of yeast.

Growth Media

Zymo Research has developed specialized growth media for production of yeast cells. YPD Plus is perfect for the growth of fastidious yeast species or for enhancing transformation efficiencies.


On top of being well understood at a molecular level, yeast can easily be manipulated in order to express plasmid encoded proteins. The simple and streamlined workflow of the Frozen-EZ Yeast Transformation II kit results in high transformation efficiencies. Plasmid DNA recovery is quick and effortless with the Zymoprep Yeast Miniprep I kit, and it has been optimized for numerous fungal species, including SaccharomycesCandida, and Aspergillus.

DNA Purification

Purification and recovery of yeast DNA has never been easier! The Zymoprep Yeast Miniprep Kit and the YeaStar Genomic DNA kit are ideal for quick and efficient recovery of plasmid DNA or genomic DNA. Also, the ZR Fungal/Bacterial DNA kits are optimized for recovery of tough to lyse microbial cell walls. All DNA recovered is of the highest purity and quality and can be used in a number of downstream applications.

Specialty Products

Zymo Research provides a number of excellent products to further assist in yeast genetic research. These products range from 5-Fluoroortic acid for selection of auxotroph and mutant yeast strains to alpha- factor mating pheromone to Zymolyase capable of enzymatic digestion of yeast cell wall glucan.

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