SGD General Help

What is SGD?

The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD, is the community resource for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. For more information about the SGD project, including how to cite SGD and project funding details, please visit our About page.

The following general help resources are available for users to get an overview of SGD:

Yeast as a model organism

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

SGD data types

The following are links to help documents for common specific data types found at SGD:

Useful tools


YeastMine (YM) offers a quick, powerful way to search the data in SGD, providing basic searches and flexible ways to customize your search for more advanced queries.


SGD’s instance of JBrowse provides a lightweight and fast web visualization environment for published genomic datasets.

Useful links

Please visit our page with Useful SGD Links.

Video tutorials

SGD has created short video tutorials that describe specific aspects of tools and features at SGD.

Citing SGD

Please visit our information page on citing SGD.

Contacting SGD

Please send comments or questions to the SGD project by emailing us at: