Architectural Plan of S. pombe
Johanna Hoog and Claude Anthony

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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


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

Tuesday, 29th Sep, 2015

We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through September 6, 2015.

Errors in the previous FYPOviability.tsv file have been corrected, and we recommend that all users update this file, especially those who downloaded it earlier in September 2015.

Friday, 4th Sep, 2015

We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through August 13, 2015, including 300 community-curated publications.

PomBase gene pages now include multi-allele phenotype annotations (i.e. phenotypes of double mutants, triple mutants, etc.). New sub-sections of the gene pages display multi-allele phenotypes at the population and individual cell level, paralleling the organisation of the single allele phenotype display. Compact and full views are available; both show phenotypes with the relevant genotypes and the alleles that make them up, and the full view adds details for evidence, expression, conditions, and references.

The genome browser now includes data tracks for two more publications:

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