Exploiting the complete yeast genome sequence

Douglas E. Bassett, Munira A. Basrai, Carla Connelly, Katherine M. Hyland, Katsumi Kitagawa, Melanie L. Mayer, Dwight M. Morrow, Andrew M. Page, Vicente A. Resto, Robert V. Skibbens, Philip Hieter

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The completion of the genome sequence of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae marks the dawn of an exciting new era in eukaryotic biology that will bring with it a new understanding of yeast, other model organisms, and human beings. This body of sequence data benefits yeast researchers by obviating the need for piecemeal sequencing of genes, and allows researchers working with other organisms to tap into experimental advantages inherent in the yeast system and learn from functionally characterized yeast gene products which are their proteins of interest. In addition, the yeast post-genome sequence era is serving as a testing ground for powerful new technologies, and proven experimental approaches are being applied for the first time in a comprehensive fashion on a complete eukaryotic gene repertoire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-766
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Genetics and Development
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology


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