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10.000 litres of yeast culture – which corresponds to 150 kg of yeast – was used to finally produce 2 g of pure RNA-polymerase.

Yeast and human beings

Eukaryotes are organisms whose cells have well-defined nuclei. All green plants, fungi and mammals belong to this group. Roger Kornberg has developed a system of using yeast fungi to study transcription. Yeast cells are similar enough to human cells for the results to apply to us as well.
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