New & Noteworthy

SGD Download Files Temporarily Unavailable Monday March 25

March 20, 2013

The files at SGD’s Downloads site will be unavailable between 5-7 PM PDT (8-10 PM EDT) on Monday, March 25 (12-2 AM GST or 9-11 AM JST on Tuesday March 26) in order to maintain the server that hosts the site. Please plan ahead to download the files you need. YeastMine will be available during this time for custom downloads. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we perform essential maintenance on SGD.

SGD Servers Moving to new Data Center

November 21, 2012

Many SGD tools and resources will be unavailable from Tuesday afternoon, November 27th, until Thursday, November 29th because we will be moving all of our servers to a new data center. This new data center will provide a more secure facility, a faster network, and a diesel generator to provide electricity in the event of a power failure.

You will be able to search the main SGD database during this time. However, many tools and pages, including the following, will be unavailable: Pathway Tools, YeastMine, Downloads/FTP, SPELL, GBrowse, Textpresso, and the SGD Wiki.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

SGD Downloads Site Temporarily Unavailable

October 29, 2012

The server that hosts SGD’s download files was affected by a power outage over the weekend and is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

Take SGD with you wherever you go!

May 7, 2012

The YeastGeome app splash screen on an iPad.

SGD has just released an app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch ap(p)tly called “YeastGenome”, containing the latest Saccharomyces cerevisiae information from the database, available now as a free download on iTunes. Search by gene names, gene descriptions or simply browse for quick access to Gene Ontology annotations, mutant phenotypes and protein and genetic interaction data for your favorite genes – all at your fingertips!

Use YeastGenome to:

  • Search using gene name or keywords
  • Browse by genomic feature types
  • Save your favorite genomic features
  • Quickly see fundamental genomic feature information
  • Find Gene Ontology terms, Phenotypes, Interactions, and References associated with genomic features

… with or without an internet connection!

How many ATP-dependent RNA helicases is the S. cerevisiae genome known to encode? Which proteins have a zinc finger motif? Now you can answer these questions and more with the YeastGenome app, whether you’re in line at the supermarket or having lunch with your colleagues or attending a seminar with no wifi-access! Get your friends and colleagues as fired up about The Awesome Power of Yeast as you are – use YeastGenome to email information about genomic features to collaborators and spread the word!

Please read our FAQ or visit iTunes for more information.