Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a eukaryote and as such contains the subcellular organelles commonly found in eukaryotes. The structure and function of these organelles is fundamentally the same as it is in other eukaryotes with less versatile systems for genetic analysis, and for this reason Saccharomyces is the organism of choice for many cell biologists. For a truly in-depth review of Saccharomyces cell structure and function, the reader is referred to The Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Yeast Saccharomyces: Vol. 3: Cell Cycle and Cell Biology (Broach et al., 1997). The discussion here will provide a very brief overview of the cell structure and will focus on certain unique features of Saccharomyces cell structure in order to facilitate reading of the literature.
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