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A cultivated taste for yeast

Charles Brenner

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Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, 233 South Tenth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews103-reviews103.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reviews103

Published: 27 April 2000


The availability of complete genomic sequences of Saccharomyces cerevisiae has catalyzed a cultural change in the practice of yeast biology, providing opportunities to develop high throughput techniques to define protein function, to define drug targets, and to discover and characterize drugs.