Annotations in PomBase by type, cumulative over time

Did You Know ... ?

PomBase maintains an inventory of proteins with no known biological role. Proteins are classed as "unknown" if there is no information available from experiments, sequence comparisons, etc. its about the broad cellular role (corresponding to any of the high level biological process GO Slim classes). We also provide a precomputed list of uncharacterised genes that are conserved between S. pombe and vertebrates. Further information, including how to retrieve other subsets of the unknown genes, is available in the FAQ on conserved unstudied proteins.

About PomBase

PomBase is a comprehensive database for the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, providing structural and functional annotation, literature curation and access to large-scale data sets


Friday, 2nd Jun, 2017

A new version of the PomBase website is under development, and will be released when it includes all features available in the current version (and many new ones). You can follow its progress via announcements on pombelist, and try out the preview site.

Monday, 12th Dec, 2016

Reminder: early registration for the 9th International Fission Yeast Meeting in Banff closes Dec. 31, 2016. Please see the conference website at for details.

Tuesday, 1st Nov, 2016

Registration for the 9th International Fission Yeast Meeting is now open. The meeting will be held in Banff, Canada from May 14-19, 2017. Early registration closes Dec 1, 2016! Please see our website at for details. We look forward to seeing you in Banff!

- Conference Organizers: Dallan Young, Gordon Chua, Paul Young