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The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) provides comprehensive integrated biological information for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae along with search and analysis tools to explore these data, enabling the discovery of functional relationships between sequence and gene products in fungi and higher organisms.


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  • Turning to the Prion Expert: Yeast


    If you have a legal problem, you get a lawyer. A medical problem, a doctor. A leaky faucet, a plumber. And if you are trying to find and figure out if a protein is a prion, you turn to the model organism where it is best understood. Yes, that is our old friend, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Prions became famous in the 1980’s when mad cow disease started to pop up in Britain. These are fascinating proteins... Read...
  • Membrane Snorkeling with Arginine


    Snorkeling is a blast. With a small tube stuck out into the air you can explore the wonders of the sea for much longer than you would be able to otherwise. It is obviously important that the snorkel be long enough to reach out of the water. If it isn’t, you’ll be sucking down a lungful of water in no time. Something similar can happen with membrane spanning proteins except that in this case, a snorkel is... Read...
  • Don't miss Fungal Pathogen Genomics!


    The application deadline for the Fungal Pathogen Genomics workshop to be held May 11-17, 2017 at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridge, UK is fast approaching! Be sure to apply by this Friday, February 3! This exciting new week-long course aims to provide experimental biologists working on fungal organisms with hands-on experience in genomic-scale data analysis; including genome browsers and comparison tools, data mining using resources such as FungiDB, Ensembl/PhytoPathDB, PomBase, SGD/CGD, MycoCosm, analysis... Read...
  • Not Recycling (RNA) Can be Bad for your Health


    Not too long ago, it was common to see people pouring used motor oil into street drains. Or to have people dumping old prescription drugs down their sinks. Practices like these were (and are) terrible for the environment. Nature simply can’t deal with a buildup of this stuff (click here for some examples of the effects of pharmaceuticals on the environment). Which is why it is so great that there are now ways to deal with waste... Read...

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