Yeast is more than just a starter ingredient for foods like bread, wine, and cheese. It’s also a popular model organism used in molecular and cell biology research. That’s because yeast cells, like human cells, are eukaryotic—having a cell nucleus and membrane-bound organelles. As a result, yeast contain many homologous genes and proteins found in mammalian systems. This gives scientists greater insights into human biology and the connections between proteins and genes, which lends itself to far-reaching applications in drug discovery and genetic disease research.
Yeast reference materials are also essential for the development of novel therapeutics against drug-resistant infections. Over the last several decades, pathogenic yeasts have emerged as a major cause of nosocomial mycoses among immunocompromised individuals in the United States. The limited number of antifungal drugs currently available for treatment makes the need for new drugs all the more urgent.
To support your genomic and infectious disease research, ATCC offers more than 32,000 yeast strains, including antifungal-resistant Candida auris, the historic Yeast Genetic Stock Center (YGSC) strains, the open reading frame (ORF) deletion strains of the Saccharomyces Genome Deletion Project (SGDP), and a collection of Cryptococcus neoformans ORF deletion strains.
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Yeast research reference materials
ATCC Mycology Culture Guide
Access detailed information on the growth, handling, propagation, preservation, and application of yeasts and filamentous fungi.Get the guide
Build Complex Genetic Circuits With Yeast
Learn about the construction of gene circuits for delivery into Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the utility of a fully characterized set of diverse promoters, activators, and repressors.Download the presentation