Saccharomyces cerevisiae FostersB (GCA_000190255) (ScFostersB_v01)

Saccharomyces cerevisiae FostersB (GCA_000190255) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Saccharomyces cerevisiae FostersB (GCA_000190255)

Saccharomyces cerevisiae () is a species of yeast. It has been instrumental to winemaking, baking, and brewing since ancient times. It is believed to have been originally isolated from the skin of grapes (one can see the yeast as a component of the thin white film on the skins of some dark-colored fruits such as plums; it exists among the waxes of the cuticle). It is one of the most intensively studied eukaryotic model organisms in molecular and cell biology, much like Escherichia coli as the model bacterium. It is the microorganism behind the most common type of fermentation. S. cerevisiae cells are round to ovoid, 5--10 μm in diameter. It reproduces by a division process known as budding.

Many proteins important in human biology were first discovered by studying their homologs in yeast; these proteins include cell cycle proteins, signaling proteins, and protein-processing enzymes. S. cerevisiae is currently the only yeast cell known to have Berkeley bodies present, which are involved in particular secretory pathways. Antibodies against S. cerevisiae are found in 60--70% of patients with Crohn's disease and 10--15% of patients with ulcerative colitis (and 8% of healthy controls).

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The assembly presented is the ScFostersB_v01 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000190255.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000190255.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyScFostersB_v01, INSDC Assembly GCA_000190255.1,
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length11,514,552
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes3,689
Non coding genes328
Small non coding genes326
Long non coding genes2
Gene transcripts4,017

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