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Definition of «Yeast genome»

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Yeast genome: All of the genetic information contained in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae).

The genomes of particular nonhuman organisms such as yeast have been studied for a number of reasons including the need to improve sequencing and analysis techniques. These nonhuman genomes also provide powerful sets of data against which to compare the human genome.

For example, a gene known to govern the rate of aging in yeast cells has been found to be active in mice, yielding a new insight into why mice and people age and, possibly, ways of enhancing life span.

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) genome contains 12.1 million base pairs and is estimated to have 6,034 genes. The sequencing of this genome was completed in 1996.

For More Information «Yeast genome»

  • Saccharomyces Genome Database

    Commonly known as baker's or budding yeast. Includes sequence analysis and tools, maps, literature, and gene registry .

  • What are yeast?

    What are yeast? Yeast are unicellular fungi. The precise classification is a field that uses the characteristics of the cell, ascospore and colony.

  • Genome.gov | Yeast Genome RFA

    The National Human Genome Research Institute's grant application solicitation for large-scale functional analysis of the yeast genome.

  • Genome.gov | 1996 Release: Yeast Genome Sequenced

    News release issued by the National Human Genome Research Institute in April 1996 on the successful international effort to sequence the yeast genome.

  • General Topics - SGD - Saccharomyces Genome Database

    General S. cerevisiae information. Generally speaking: What are yeasts? Here are some pictures of yeast The Art of Brewing, courtesy of Miller Brewing Company.