Saccharomyces cerevisiae Meyen ex E.C. Hansen
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Winzeler EA, et al. Functional characterization of the S. cerevisiae genome by gene deletion and parallel analysis. Science 285: 901-906, 1999. PubMed: 10436161
Chromosome: 11, YKL150W, Record nbr: 15000, Gene name: MCR1
Saccharomyces Genome Deletion Project, personal communication