Curation status of publications containing gene-specific data for S. pombe

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PomBase maintains a number of pages related to fission yeast genome status, with respect to sequencing, publication, etc. Highlights include a set of statistics giving an overview of genome composition and identified genes and other sequence features, and a page summarising the characterisation of known and predicted protein-coding genes.

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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, 20th Oct, 2016

We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through September 11, 2016.

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

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