S. pombe spores and vegetative cells by scanning electron microscopy.
Juergen Berger, Maria Langegger and Silke Hauf

Did You Know ... ?

PomBase coordinates S. pombe gene nomenclature in collaboration with the fission yeast Gene Naming Committee (GNC). We encourage all authors and reviewers to ensure that gene names are registered prior to publication. If you want to name a gene, please visit our Gene Registry page, which links to the S. pombe gene naming guidelines, the gene name registration form, and additional information.

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, 12th Feb, 2016

We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through January 25, 2016.
The genome browser includes variation data, in tracks under "Variation", from natural S. pombe isolates, published in:

Jeffares DC et al. 2015. The genomic and phenotypic diversity of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Nat Genet. 47(3): 235-241. doi:10.1038/ng.3215 PMID:25665008

New files are now available from the PomBase FTP site, and are linked from pages in the Download Datasets area:

  • Non-coding RNA sequence feature coordinates (available via the ...
Thursday, 3rd Dec, 2015

We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through November 9, 2015, including 340 community-curated publications.

Thursday, 3rd Dec, 2015

We have introduced new features to the Advanced Search:

  • There are now two query reuse options: store a query in your web browser cache, or download a JSON file that can be uploaded later to re-run.
  • You can now query for genes that interact genetically or physically with a specified gene.
  • The FYPO query now offers options to choose nulls (deletions or disruptions), wild-type overexpression, or all alleles. The search results will include any genes that have an allele that matches the allele criteria and the chosen phenotype.