Saccharomyces genome database informs human biology

Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jan 4;46(D1):D736-D742. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx1112.


The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD; is an expertly curated database of literature-derived functional information for the model organism budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. SGD constantly strives to synergize new types of experimental data and bioinformatics predictions with existing data, and to organize them into a comprehensive and up-to-date information resource. The primary mission of SGD is to facilitate research into the biology of yeast and to provide this wealth of information to advance, in many ways, research on other organisms, even those as evolutionarily distant as humans. To build such a bridge between biological kingdoms, SGD is curating data regarding yeast-human complementation, in which a human gene can successfully replace the function of a yeast gene, and/or vice versa. These data are manually curated from published literature, made available for download, and incorporated into a variety of analysis tools provided by SGD.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Forecasting
  • Gene Ontology
  • Genes, Fungal
  • Genome, Fungal*
  • Genome, Human
  • Humans
  • Mutation
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics*
  • Species Specificity