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 R64-1-1 assembly, imported from the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD).


::: {#annotation} The protein-coding and non-coding gene model annotation was imported from the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) in April 2018. This gene set is based on Liachko et al. 2013 [6], and contains 7036 protein-coding genes. Additionally, 91 transposable element genes (TE genes) that were previously annotated as protein-coding genes have now been correctly captured as TE genes. :::


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


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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  7. The Reference Genome Sequence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Then and Now.
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  8. High-resolution mapping, characterization, and optimization of autonomously replicating sequences in yeast.
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Other data

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 version112.4
Golden Path Length12,157,105
Genebuild bySGD
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceSGD

Gene counts

Coding genes6,600
Non coding genes424
Small non coding genes424
Gene transcripts7,127


Short Variants263,537