How to Cite SGD

When citing information obtained from SGD, please be aware that while SGD strives to contain the most current and accurate data, reference should always be made to the primary sources of the data contained in SGD when possible.

Publication used to reference the SGD project:

Wong ED, Miyasato SR, Aleksander S, Karra K, Nash RS, Skrzypek MS, Weng S, Engel SR, Cherry JM (2023) Saccharomyces genome database update: server architecture, pan-genome nomenclature, and external resources. Genetics. 2023 May 4;224(1):iyac191. doi: 10.1093/genetics/iyac191. PMID:36607068

Publication used to cite the current S. cerevisiae reference sequence:

Engel SR, Wong ED, Nash RS, Aleksander S, Alexander M, Douglass E, Karra K, Miyasato SR, Simison M, Skrzypek MS, Weng S, Cherry JM (2022) New data and collaborations at the Saccharomyces Genome Database: updated reference genome, alleles, and the Alliance of Genome Resources. Genetics. 2022 Apr 4;220(4):iyab224. doi: 10.1093/genetics/iyab224. [PMID:34897464]

To cite SGD files:

SGD Project. [URL of page referred to]/ [date of access].

For example, files from the SGD Downloads page can be referenced as follows:

SGD Project. [date of access].

To cite reference sequences:

Use the current Genome Release number in your citation. The latest version of the S. cerevisiae reference genome sequence is R64-4-1. Data files relevant to the current version of the S. cerevisiae strain S288C reference genome sequence and annotation are available for download at this URL:

GenBank sequences should be cited using versioned accession numbers. SGD has provided to NCBI the S. cerevisiae strain S288C reference sequence (RefSeq) genome and Third Party Annotation (TPA). The latest accession numbers for the 16 nuclear chromosomes and the mitochondrion can be found at this URL:

Genetic and physical maps

The citation for the genetic and physical maps of S. cerevisiae is:

Cherry JM, Ball C, Weng S, Juvik G, Schmidt R, Adler C, Dunn B, Dwight S, Riles L, Mortimer RK, Botstein D. Nature 1997 387(6632 Suppl):67-73 Genetic and physical maps of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. [PMID: 9169866]