Sporulation of several strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown in a variety of carbon sources that do not repress the tricarboxylic acid cycle enzymes was more synchronous than the sporulation of cells grown in medium containing dextrose which does repress those enzymes. Dextrose-grown cells showed optimal sporulation synchrony when inoculated into sporulation medium from early stationary phase when the dextrose in the medium is exhausted. Logarithmic-phase cells grown in either non-fermentable carbon sources (acetate and glycerol) or a fermentable carbon source that does not repress tricarboxylic acid cycle enzymes (galactose) sporulated more synchronously than the early stationary-phase dextrose cells. Attempts were made to sporulate cells taken from both complex and semidefined media. The semidefined acetate medium failed to support the growth of a number of strains. However, cells grown in the complex acetate medium, as well as both complex and semidefined glycerol and galactose media, sporulated with better synchrony than did the dextrose-grown cells.