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Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Applications

  1. Mark H Pausch,
  2. Donald R Kirsch,
  3. Sanford J Silverman

Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003885



How to Cite

Pausch, M. H., Kirsch, D. R. and Silverman, S. J. 2005. Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Applications. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Wyeth-Ayerst Research, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. 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.


  • genome;
  • transcriptome;
  • proteome;
  • two-hybrid screening