Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Applications
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Pausch, M. H., Kirsch, D. R. and Silverman, S. J. 2005. Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Applications. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has traditionally found useful applications in the production of food and alcoholic beverages. The completed sequence of its genome has revolutionized the use of yeast as a model system for the investigation of eukaryotic cell processes at a whole-genome level. The production of enzymes and recombinant proteins and the development of drug screening assays are commercial applications of yeast cells.
- two-hybrid screening