About the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome


Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a unicellular fungus. It is commonly known as baker's, brewer's or budding yeast. It is used in the production of a number of human foodstuffs, including alcoholic beverages and in the baking industry, and is widely used as a model species in the study of eukaryotic biology. In 1996, the genome of S. cerevisiae was the first eukaryotic genome to be completely deciphered.

The data on this site is a direct import of the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) dataset for the Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288C genome, imported in February 2011, supplemented with additional cross-references and annotations. We have also included the variation data from the Saccharomyces Genome Resequencing Project (SGRP) and functional genomics data from Yeast Genome 2.0 Array and Yeast Genome S98 Array.

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  • A large-scale full-length cDNA analysis to explore the budding yeast transcriptome.

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Download Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome sequence (FASTA)

Previous assemblies

This species and other fungi are also available from our sister site, Ensembl Fungi