SGD maintains help documentation for tools and data types. Help pages for individual tools can be accessed via the question mark symbol found in the upper right section of that page. Help pages are context dependent; the link will point to documentation for the page you are viewing.

Contacting SGD

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Video Tutorials

Basic Navigation - learn how to navigate the SGD web site

Biochemical Pathways - search and view yeast biochemical pathways, including reactions, enzymes and compounds

Expression - use the SPELL expression tool to search GEO expression datasets with a list of genes

Function - view and download Gene Ontology (GO) annotations for your favorite gene

Functional Complementation - view and download functional complementation data for yeast-human gene pairs

Gene Name Reservations - learn how and why to reserve a yeast gene name at SGD

Genome Browser - view and download sequence and genome-wide datasets

Genome Snapshot - view current annotation status of the S. cerevisiae S288C reference genome

Interactions - Interactions Overview | Interaction Network

Literature - information about curated literature for a particular gene

Phenotypes - detailed information about single mutant phenotypes for a particular gene

Reference Genome Sequence - learn how to find and download information about the S. cerevisiae strain S288C reference genome sequence

Yeastmine - use templates and gene lists to search and retrieve all types of SGD data

Help Documents

General features - getting started in SGD, finding information about your favorite genes, what's known about the S. cerevisiae genome, glossary of terms

Analyze - DNA or protein sequences, function annotation, primers, restriction maps

Sequence - find and retrieve, compare strains and species, chromosome history, reference genome

Function - interactions, phenotypes, localization, expression, regulation, pathways

Literature - search full text, find new papers, genome-wide analysis papers

Community - colleagues, job postings, meetings, reserve gene names, and more