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Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2015 Dec 2;2015(12):pdb.top083840. doi: 10.1101/pdb.top083840.

The Saccharomyces Genome Database: A Tool for Discovery.

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Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305-5120.


The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) is the main community repository of information for the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The SGD has collected published results on chromosomal features, including genes and their products, and has become an encyclopedia of information on the biology of the yeast cell. This information includes gene and gene product function, phenotype, interactions, regulation, complexes, and pathways. All information has been integrated into a unique web resource, accessible via The website also provides custom tools to allow useful searches and visualization of data. The experimentally defined functions of genes, mutant phenotypes, and sequence homologies archived in the SGD provide a platform for understanding many fields of biological research. The mission of SGD is to provide public access to all published experimental results on yeast to aid life science students, educators, and researchers. As such, the SGD has become an essential tool for the design of experiments and for the analysis of experimental results.

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