Kinesin-8 staining on microtubules in meiosis.
Silke Hauf

Did You Know ... ?

PomBase offers two search options. A Simple Search box is conveniently placed in the header of every page, and searches S. pombe gene names, systematic IDs, and gene product descriptions, as well as budding yeast ORF names, human gene names, and UniProtKB accessions.

To construct complex queries, and retrieve lists of genes that match the query specifications, use the Advanced Search. An extensive set of filters are available, supporting queries for ontology terms (GO, FYPO, etc.), gene or protein characteristics, chromosomal location, and more. The query management system allows recent queries to be combined with each other, and with user-provided gene lists, using Boolean operators. See the Advanced Search documentation for more 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


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.
Tuesday, 20th Oct, 2015

A new genetics primer, aimed at researchers interested in using fission yeast as a model system, has recently been published. The primer includes a brief history of fission yeast research, an introduction to available genetic tools, and the use of PomBase for data analysis

Hoffman CS, Wood V, Fantes PA. (2015) An Ancient Yeast for Young Geneticists: A Primer on the Schizosaccharomyces pombe Model System. Genetics 201:403-423. PMID:26447128 DOI:10.1534/genetics.115.181503