About SGD

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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  • When Running Out of Steam is a Good Thing


    Usain Bolt sprinting is a thing of beauty. It is just amazing how he can kick in the afterburners at the end of a race and just dominate the thing. I am sure Justin Gatlin of the U.S. would love for Bolt to lose this extra burst of speed so Gatlin could beat him at the Olympics. Turns out that transcription elongation has an afterburner a bit like Bolt’s too. It goes by the name... Read...
  • SGD: New Search, New Style


    SGD is pleased to introduce our new faceted search, replete with new features that make navigating SGD easier than ever. It’s simple to get started – just click on the “Try this?” button on the SGD homepage. Try a search for your favorite gene or your favorite topic of study in our improved search box! We have also introduced a sleek new look that retains the same familiar features and menus, but is now optimized for mobile use.   New features... Read...
  • Coming Soon - New Search and New Styling


    SGD is planning to release a new faceted search on Monday, August 22, 2016, along with some new site styling optimized for mobile use. The refactored search has been available for the last few months on our beta site: sgd-beta.stanford.edu. New features of the search include: an expanded selection of fields included in the autocomplete list the ability to enter the SGD site and explore data and pages without an initial query - just click the Explore button... Read...
  • Friends with Benefits


    A 2013 poll identified the top 20 modern necessities British people couldn't live without. Some we can all relate to like smartphones, daily showers, and the internet, while others are more British-specific like a cup of tea or a full English breakfast. Of course none of these are true necessities like food, water or air. We wouldn't be as happy, nor as competitive, without some of these modern necessities, but we'd obviously still be alive. (But... Read...

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