Integrating functional genomic information into the Saccharomyces Genome Database

Catherine A. Ball, Kara Dolinski, Selina S. Dwight, Midori A. Harris, Laurie Issel-Tarver, Andrew Kasarskis, Charles R. Scafe, Gavin Sherlock, Gail Binkley, Heng Jin, Mira Kaloper, Sidney D. Orr, Mark Schroeder, Shuai Weng, Yan Zhu, David Botstein, J. Michael Cherry

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The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) stores and organizes information about the nearly 6200 genes in the yeast genome. The information is organized around the 'locus page' and directs users to the detailed information they seek. SGD is endeavoring to integrate the existing information about yeast genes with the large volume of data generated by functional analyses that are beginning to appear in the literature and on web sites. New features will include searches of systematic analyses and Gene Summary Paragraphs that succinctly review the literature for each gene. In addition to current information, such as gene product and phenotype descriptions, the new locus page will also describe a gene product's cellular process, function and localization using a controlled vocabulary developed in collaboration with two other model organism databases. We describe these developments in SGD through the newly reorganized locus page. The SGD is accessible via the WWW at

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


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