Table 2 Gene and protein nomenclature for S. cerevisiae
NameDescriptionNomenclature
YGL264WSystematic ORF designation for the geneEach ORF in the yeast genome is assigned a systematic name using the following conventions: Y stands for yeast; G represents the chromosome number (where A corresponds to chromosome I; B to chromosome II, etc.). This ORF is therefore located on chromosome VII; L indicates that the ORF is on the left arm of the chromosome; 264 indicates that the ORF is the 264th from the centromere, and W denotes that the coding strand of the ORF is on the Watson strand, which is the strand whose 5′ end is located at the left telomere (the complementary strand is referred to as the Crick strand, or C).
KIR1+Wild-type geneThree italicized uppercase letters and number followed by a superscripted + sign
KIR1Dominant allele of the gene. This nomenclature is also often used to refer to the wild-type gene.Three italicized uppercase letters and number
KIR1-1, KIR1-2, etc.Distinct dominant alleles of the geneDominant mutant allele designation followed by a hyphen and a number to indicate specific allele
kir1Recessive allele of the geneThree italicized lowercase letters and number
kir1-1, kir1-2, etc.Distinct recessive alleles of the geneRecessive mutant allele designation followed by a hyphen and a number to indicate specific allele
kir1∆Deletion allele of the geneRecessive mutant allele designation followed by a symbol
Kir1pProtein product of the geneThree letters, with the first being uppercase, followed by a number and lower case p; all in roman font
Kir1Alternative nomenclature for protein product of the geneThree letters, with the first being uppercase, followed by a number; all in roman font
  • The gene identified in Experimental Toolkit and Related Resources is used as an example.