Most active community curation participants. Type size reflects number of annotations contributed.

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

News

Tuesday, 28th Jun, 2016

In response to planned cuts to database funding, leading model organism researchers have prepared an open letter to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins to demonstrate support for the independent community-focused databases that are essential to their work. Although PomBase is not directly funded by NIH, we collaborate extensively with those that are, including the GO Consortium and several model organism databases.

The Genetics Society of America website where the letter can be viewed and signed is at http://www.genetics-gsa.org/MODsupport

Please sign the letter to add your voice in support of the databases that help make your research possible. For more...

Thursday, 16th Jun, 2016

Several of the PomBase staff, joined by our advisor Sir Paul Nurse, have published a Comment in BMC Biology briefly describing the importance of model organism databases to the success of modern biomedical research:

Oliver SG, Lock A, Harris MA, Nurse P, Wood V. 2016. Model organism databases: essential resources that need the support of both funders and users.
BMC Biol. 2016 14(1): 49. doi: 10.1186/s12915-016-0276-z. PMID:27334346

Wednesday, 1st Jun, 2016

We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through May 12, 2016.