S. pombe gene characterisation progress since 2006; see the Gene Characterisation page for more details

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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.

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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