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Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Picture by Dr. Maxim Zakhartsev and Doris Petroi, International University Bremen, Germany

This copy of the genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was obtained from SGD (www.yeastgenome.org).

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an ascomycete yeast and has been used as a model system for eukaryotic genetics for decades. Its development and biochemistry are well studied and many molecular techniques and other resources are available.

The genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is by far the best studied fungal genome. Strain S288C has been fully sequenced and is currently hosted at the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD, www.yeastgenome.org).

In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute, a copy of this genome is incorporated into Mycocosm.

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