Cell concentration for culture with OD600 of 1

Value 3e+7 Cells/ml
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Audra Day, Colette Schneider, and Brandt L. Schneider,chapter 6- Yeast Cell Synchronization, Methods Mol Biol. 2004 241: 55-76. p.73 bullet 17.PubMed ID14970646
Primary Source [3] Short protocols in molecular biology, Fred Ausubel et al., 5th ed. Vol. 2 Wiley, New York. pp. 13-9
Method P.73 bullet 17: "Cell density is most accurately determined with a Z2 Coulter Counter Channelyzer. However, a spectrophotometer and OD600 absorbance readings can be substituted. One OD600 is equivalent to approx 3×10^7 cells/mL (primary source). However, OD600 absorbance readings are sensitive to the size of cells. In block-and-release protocols, where cell size increases dramatically, OD600 absorbance readings will increase whereas the cell number does not."
Comments Best to measure at OD<1 to insure linearity. Value depends on strain and conditions to a factor of several fold.
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