Revised Gene Naming Guidelines from Saccharomyces Genome Database

Yeast Curator curator at GENOME.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Sep 8 13:12:45 EST 1997

Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) has revised its Gene Naming
Guidelines to incorporate two major changes agreed upon by the
community of yeast researchers at the Cold Spring Harbor Yeast Cell
Biology meeting (August 12-17, 1997):

     1. Submission of a sequence to GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ with a locus
        name is *no longer* sufficient to make that gene name the
        "Standard" locus name in the database.

        NOTE: If you intend to submit a new gene name to
        GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ, you should *first* register that gene name
        with SGD! The URL for our gene registry form is:

     2. The length of time that a gene name can be reserved at SGD has
        been increased from 6 months to one year.

The full text of the revised Gene Naming Guidelines are available at
the following URL:

SGD strives to maintain a consistent nomenclature for Saccharomyces
cerevisiae. The Gene Naming Guidelines have been established to aid
the research community and to avoid confusion in the scientific
literature. Please, review the complete guidelines and discuss them
with your lab members and anyone who may be interested in publishing a
new name for an S. cerevisiae gene.

the SGD staff.

Stanford University Med. Ctr.
Department of Genetics
Stanford, CA 94305-5120 USA
phone: 415-725-8956  fax: 415-723-7016
yeast-curator at

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