The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD, https://www.yeastgenome.org) is the community resource for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The SGD project provides encyclopedic information about the yeast genome and its genes, proteins, and other encoded features. Experimental results on the functions and interactions of yeast genes, as reported in the peer-reviewed literature, are extracted by high-quality manual curation and integrated within a well-developed database. These data are combined with quality high-throughput results and provided through Locus Summary pages, a powerful query engine, and a rich genome browser. This complex collection of information is integrated with a variety of bioinformatic tools to facilitate experimental design and analysis and allow productive discovery of new biological details. The SGD resource provides the gold standard for functional description of budding yeast, and a platform from which to investigate related genes and pathways in higher organisms. SGD also serves the yeast research community by maintaining the reference genomic chromosomal sequence, overseeing S. cerevisiae genetic nomenclature, functioning as a central hub for researchers to share contact information, and supplying a list of yeast labs. All of the data in SGD are freely accessible to researchers and educators worldwide via web pages designed for optimal ease of use.
Project Funding and Location
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