YeastGenome App Information

Use YeastGenome to quickly find fundamental information about Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes and chromosomal features. Search gene names, gene descriptions, or browse the database to find information about your favorite gene, as well as more detailed information, such as Gene Ontology, mutant phenotypes, and protein and genetic interaction data.

YeastGenome contains the latest from the Saccharomyces Genome Database ( All information is hyperlinked to the appropriate SGD pages.


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What can I do with the YeastGenome app?
Search the Saccharomyces Genome Database by gene name or keyword to find fundamental information about your favorite gene. Browse the database by feature type and quickly view fundamental information, sequence information, Gene Ontology, interactions, phenotypes, and references associated with the terms.

Does the app have any other special features?
Yes, you can use the app to save your favorite genes in a convenient list. You can also e-mail yourself or your friends and colleagues any information you find about yeast genes in the Saccharomyces Genome Database.

Do I have to be online to use the app?
To retrieve the latest curated gene ontology, interaction, phenotype, and reference information, an internet connection is required. Once downloaded to your device, this information as well as fundamental feature information, such as gene descriptions, location, and feature type can be read offline.

How much does the app cost?
You can download the YeastGenome app for free. The YeastGenome app and its content is provided as a free service from the Saccharomyces Genome Database, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The app isn’t working, what do I do?
The app is meant for the Apple iPhone running iOS4 or later, the Apple iPod touch and the Apple iPad. If your device is older than this, the app will not work. If you are using the proper device and the app does not work, uninstall the app and then reinstall it. If you are still having trouble, email us at

How often will updates be released?
Local database updates will be released quarterly, and the software will be updated as needed.

About SGD
Since its inception in 1993, the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) has been dedicated to annotating and characterizing the budding yeast genome, serving as a comprehensive resource for yeast biology to the scientific research community: from genes, to gene products and their interactions. All data presented within the database are carefully collected, summarized and integrated by knowledgeable scientific staff from peer-reviewed literature. Additionally, as a publicly funded service organization, SGD provides free and open access to all its data and annotations in their entirety to all its users. SGD is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute grant number 5U41HG001315.