Saccharomyces cerevisiae (R64-1-1)

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a unicellular fungus. It is commonly known as baker's, brewer's or budding yeast. It is used in the production of a number of human foodstuffs, including alcoholic beverages and in the baking industry, and is widely used as a model species in the study of eukaryotic biology. In 1996, the genome of S. cerevisiae was the first eukaryotic genome to be completely deciphered.

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The assembly provided on this site is the SacCer_Apr2011 assembly, imported from the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD).


The protein-coding and non-coding gene model annotation provided on this site was imported from data files provided by the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) in September 2011.


The variation data provided by this site were imported from data provided by the Saccharomyces Genome Resequencing Project (SGRP).

Other data


  1. A large-scale full-length cDNA analysis to explore the budding yeast transcriptome.
    Miura F, Kawaguchi N, Sese J, Toyoda A, Hattori M, Morishita S, Ito T. 2006. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 103:17846-17851.
  2. Ab initio construction of a eukaryotic transcriptome by massively parallel mRNA sequencing.
    Yassour M, Kaplan T, Fraser HB, Levin JZ, Pfiffner J, Adiconis X, Schroth G, Luo S, Khrebtukova I, Gnirke A et al. 2009. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 106:3264-3269.
  3. Genetic and physical maps of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
    Cherry JM, Ball C, Weng S, Juvik G, Schmidt R, Adler C, Dunn B, Dwight S, Riles L, Mortimer RK et al. 1997. Nature. 387:67-73.
  4. Life with 6000 genes.
    Goffeau A, Barrell BG, Bussey H, Davis RW, Dujon B, Feldmann H, Galibert F, Hoheisel JD, Jacq C, Johnston M et al. 1996. Science. 274:546, 563-7.
  5. Population genomics of domestic and wild yeasts.
    Liti G, Carter DM, Moses AM, Warringer J, Parts L, James SA, Davey RP, Roberts IN, Burt A, Koufopanou V et al. 2009. Nature. 458:337-341.
  6. High-resolution mapping of complex traits with a four-parent advanced intercross yeast population.
    Cubillos FA, Parts L, Salinas F, Bergstrm A, Scovacricchi E, Zia A, Illingworth CJ, Mustonen V, Ibstedt S, Warringer J et al. 2013. Genetics. 195:1141-1155.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyR64-1-1 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288c assembly from Saccharomyces Genome Database), INSDC Assembly GCA_000146045.2, Sep 2011
Database version93.4
Base Pairs12,157,105
Golden Path Length12,157,105
Genebuild bySGD
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceSGD

Gene counts

Coding genes6,692
Non coding genes732
Small non coding genes728
Long non coding genes4
Gene transcripts7,445


Short Variants263,537

About this species