Often I see yeast strains mentioned like Y285 or Y301 etc. in papers. Is this some sort of universal notation? (Link to poster: https://ddd.uab.cat/pub/tfg/2014/119349/TFG_narcisferrerledo.pdf)
How does one go about locating such a strain to try in an experiment; are there repositories where you can get a strain from?
e.g. I tried searching the strains databases at Yeastgenome.org & DBVPG but these names ("Y285") don't produce any hits. Is there another canonical name I should be using to search them by?
I even tried searching in the "National Collection of Yeast Cultures" but no luck. Any tips?
Found this related thread on SE-Biology that gives links to other useful Repositories.
Am I just searching with the wrong name? Is it common to refer to Y285 by some other name?