Annotations in PomBase by type, cumulative over time

Did You Know ... ?

PomBase has several types of documentation and help to assist you in finding data, using tools and features, and more. The main Documentation page provides a convenient overview of the documentation available for PomBase gene pages, searches, and other features, as well as resources available as part of the Ensembl Genomes project. "Help" links throughout the gene pages link to relevant portions of the documentation. We also maintain a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

If you can't find what you need in the documentation or FAQ, you can ask about anything via the PomBase Helpdesk: go to the web form or email We also welcome suggestions that will improve or extend PomBase documentation.

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