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An Alternative to the Balloon Method for Measuring Yeast Respiration

carbon dioxide measurement

The apparatus shown in the picture permits more accurate measurement of yeast respiration than the balloon approach. The carbon dioxide respired by the yeast is trapped in an upside down graduated cylinder. The milliliters marked on the graduated cylinder let you read directly the amount of carbon dioxide trapped.

You will need:

Directions for assembly:


Last update: 13 Apr 00. © 2000. Robert Fogel, Ivins, UT 8473. Edited by Patricia Rogers.