Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASM304674v1)

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Saccharomyces cerevisiae (GCA_003046745.1)


Saccharomyces cerevisiae () is a species of yeast (single-celled fungus microorganisms). The species has been instrumental in winemaking, baking, and brewing since ancient times. It is believed to have been originally isolated from the skin of grapes. 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 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). S. cerevisiae has been found to contribute to the smell of bread; the proline and ornithine present in yeast are precursors of the 2-Acetyl-1-pyrroline, a roast‐smelling odorant, in the bread crust.

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The assembly presented has been imported from INSDC and has the assembly accession GCA_003046745.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession [GCA_003046745.1] (, with additional non-coding genes from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM304674v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_003046745.1,
Database version112.1
Golden Path Length11,594,180
Genebuild byInstitute of Bioengineering, Research Center of Biotechnology of RAS
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceInstitute of Bioengineering, Research Center of Biotechnology of RAS

Gene counts

Coding genes5,323
Non coding genes290
Small non coding genes290
Gene transcripts5,613