Nutrient minerals are essential yet potentially toxic, and homeostatic mechanisms are required to regulate their intracellular levels. We describe here a genome-wide screen for genes involved in the homeostasis of minerals in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Using inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES), we assayed 4,385 mutant strains for the accumulation of 13 elements (calcium, cobalt, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, sulfur, and zinc). We refer to the resulting accumulation profile as the yeast 'ionome'.
Eide, David J.; Clark, Suzanne; Nair, T . Murlidharan; Gehl, Mathias; Gribskov, Michael; Guerinot, Mary Lou; and Harper, Jeffrey, "Characterization of the Yeast Ionome: A Genome-Wide Analysis of Nutrient Mineral and Trace Element Homeostasis in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae" (2005). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 892.