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About Yeast

What are yeast, anyway? Get a general introduction to yeast and its uses on our "What are yeast?" page, found in the SGD Community Wiki.

About SGD

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 information. 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

The SGD is funded by the US National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), [U41HG001315]. Our efforts are also supported via the Gene Ontology Consortium (GOC) [U41HG002273] and the Alliance of Genome Resources [U24HG010859]. The SGD is located within the Department of Genetics at the School of Medicine, Stanford University. Please see the privacy policy for Stanford University websites. SGD operates under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). SGD software is made available on GitHub (https://github.com/yeastgenome/) under the MIT License.

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SGD Staff

See the members of the SGD biocuration and programming staff.

Contacting SGD

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or calling us at (650) 725-8956.