Yeast Genome Sequence Ferments New Research

  title={Yeast Genome Sequence Ferments New Research},
  author={Nigel Williams},
  pages={481 - 481}
In simultaneous press conferences in Brussels and Washington, researchers unveiled the complete genome of the most complex organism yet sequenced—brewer's yeast. The 12-million-base sequence, the result of a European Union-funded collaboration of more than 100 laboratories, is the first for a member of the eukaryotes—organisms that, unlike bacteria, have nucleated cells, among them all multicelled animals and plants. The similarities of yeast genes to those of more complex organisms, including… 

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