How to Cite SGD

When citing information obtained from SGD, please be aware that while SGD strives to contain the most current and accurate data, reference should always be made to the primary sources of the data contained in SGD when possible.

Publication used to reference the SGD project:

Cherry JM, Hong EL, Amundsen C, Balakrishnan R, Binkley G, Chan ET, Christie KR, Costanzo MC, Dwight SS, Engel SR, Fisk DG, Hirschman JE, Hitz BC, Karra K, Krieger CJ, Miyasato SR, Nash RS, Park J, Skrzypek MS, Simison M, Weng S, Wong ED (2012) Saccharomyces Genome Database: the genomics resource of budding yeast. Nucleic Acids Res. Jan;40(Database issue):D700-5. [PMID:22110037]

Publication used to cite the current S. cerevisiae reference sequence:

Engel SR, Dietrich FS, Fisk DG, Binkley G, Balakrishnan R, Costanzo MC, Dwight SS, Hitz BC, Karra K, Nash RS, Weng S, Wong ED, Lloyd P, Skrzypek MS, Miyasato SR, Simison M, Cherry JM. (2013) The Reference Genome Sequence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Then and Now. G3 (Bethesda). 2013 Dec 27. pii: g3.113.008995v1. doi: 10.1534/g3.113.008995. [PMID:24374639]

To cite SGD files:

SGD Project. [URL of page referred to]/ [date of access].

For example, files from the SGD Downloads page can be referenced as follows:

SGD Project. [date of access].

To cite reference sequences:

Use the current Genome Release number in your citation. The latest version of the S. cerevisiae reference genome sequence is R64-2-1. Data files relevant to the current version of the S. cerevisiae strain S288C reference genome sequence and annotation are available for download at this URL:

GenBank sequences should be cited using versioned accession numbers. SGD has provided to NCBI the S. cerevisiae strain S288C reference sequence (RefSeq) genome and Third Party Annotation (TPA). The latest accession numbers for the 16 nuclear chromosomes and the mitochondrion can be found at this URL:

Genetic and physical maps

The citation for the genetic and physical maps of S. cerevisiae is:

Cherry JM, Ball C, Weng S, Juvik G, Schmidt R, Adler C, Dunn B, Dwight S, Riles L, Mortimer RK, Botstein D. Nature 1997 387(6632 Suppl):67-73 Genetic and physical maps of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. [PMID: 9169866]