• yeast cell keychain Saccharomyces cerevisiae open to show internal organelles
  • yeast cell keychain Saccharomyces cerevisiae open to show internal organelles
  • yeast cell keychain Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • yeast cell Saccharomyces cerevisiae locket
  • yeast cell keychain packaging
  • yeast cell Saccharomyces cerevisiae locket necklace option

Yeast Cell Locket


Product Description

mini-yeast-cell.pngWhether we know it or not, Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an important part of all of our lives! This humble, unicellular fungal organism, also known as "bakers yeast" and "brewers yeast" has been the companion of civilized humans since prehistory. Through the process of fermentation, this miraculous microbe has given civilization bread, beer, wine, and many other beverages and edibles. In the modern era, S. cerivaceae has become invaluable to biologists, who use it as a "model organism" in the study of a wide range of subjects.

Our yeast locket shows S. cerevisiae in what is known as the "shmoo" phase of cell division (mitosis), with the daughter cell partway through the process of budding off of its parent. On the parent cell, you can see the scars of past budding events, and even the faint outline of the scar left over from the parent's own "birth".

If ever a single cell could be said to look cute, then it is surely this... but its lovely exterior is only the first of this cell's many charms!  Our little S. cerevisiae opens up by means of a cleverly concealed hinge, to reveal a wealth of biological information. One side of the cell's interior depicts the important features of the cells anatomy, including the nucleus, vacuoles, mitochondria, and other organelles, while the other side depicts features more specific to this phase of the cell's reproduction. Even the tiny paired chromosomes can be seen, aligned for separation. Brewers, bakers, biologists, and lovers of vegemite, are just small sampling from the long list of people who will love this adorable educational accessory! 

Our yeast cell is available both as a necklace and as a keychain. If you order the necklace option, your locket will come with an adjustable-length 3mm x 1mm imitation-suede necklace cord (attached), as well as a 7/8" keyring (unattached) so that you can swap cord and keyring if you change your mind.

Other Information

Dimensions (not Including loop):
2.8 cm long X 1.7 cm wide X 1.6 cm deep
Product Diagram:
Made in the USA of Genuine Pewter
18.5 Grams