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The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) provides comprehensive integrated biological information for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae along with search and analysis tools to explore these data, enabling the discovery of functional relationships between sequence and gene products in fungi and higher organisms.


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  • Make Some More Room for Lamarck


    For most people, a move to Tibet or other high altitude places is a real struggle. They suffer the many nasty symptoms of high altitude sickness while they are there. Some people though, like natives of Tibet or of the Andes, have adapted to the extreme altitudes through natural selection and do just fine. How they adapted is a typical Darwinian story. Those who happened to have the right set of DNA did better than those who... Read...
  • How Histones Use FACT(s) to Find Their Way


    Some people (like me) have no sense of direction. Send me to the store and who knows where I’ll end up! Tools like maps, a GPS system, and my iPhone all help to make sure I get to where I need to be. And seat belts, airbags and working brakes keep me safe while I am getting there. Histones are similar. These proteins, which help to organize and run our DNA, can get lost without a variety... Read...
  • Yeast’s Skynet Against Salt


     In the Terminator franchise, the U.S. creates an artificial intelligence (AI)-based defense system called Skynet to, among other things, react more quickly to threats than any general or politician could. What starts out as an interesting idea almost dooms mankind to extinction once Skynet becomes conscious and decides to eliminate its greatest threat—humans.  Our friend Saccharomyces cerevisiae has its own version of Skynet for when it is “attacked” by too many salt ions. No, the system... Read...
  • Network Maintenance at SGD on July 6, 2017


    The SGD website (www.yeastgenome.org) and several of its resources will be unavailable on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PDT (10:00 am to 8:00 pm EDT; 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm UTC) for electrical equipment maintenance. During this brief maintenance period, the main SGD website (www.yeastgenome.org) will be unavailable for use. Other resources affected by the maintenance are listed as follows: Unavailable Available Downloads page Genome Browser SPELL YeastMine Textpresso YeastPathways SGD Wiki YeastGFP We will make every effort to minimize any downtime... Read...

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