3D reconstructed images of the F-actin contractile ring
Issei Mabuchi

Did You Know ... ?

PomBase has recently launched a community curation project that enables researchers to contribute publication-based annotations directly to database curators. By involving bench scientists directly in the curation process, PomBase improves the timeliness and depth of its annotations, and raises awareness of the value curation adds to scientific databases and literature. Like all annotations in PomBase, community contributions are shared among databases such as GO, BioGRID, UniProtKB, etc. If you have a publication that you would like to curate for PomBase, you can go to the curation tool, Canto, and search for its PubMed ID, or contact the PomBase curators via the helpdesk.

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


Friday, 21st Mar, 2014

Data on the PomBase web site now includes manual curation through February 24, 2014. Human orthologs that went missing from gene pages have been restored, and other small improvements have been made to gene pages. Community curation now covers over 130 publications.

Friday, 21st Feb, 2014

We have once again updated the data available on the PomBase web site. The data now includes manual curation through January 10, 2014, and covers over 100 papers that have been curated in Canto by community members. We again thank all who have contributed curation via Canto.

We have made some improvements to the gene pages. Highlights:

  • The Sequence section now has links to NCBI BLAST as well as Ensembl BLAST.
  • The External References section now links to the Pomb(A) polyadenylation viewer.

In the genome browser, new data tracks are now available for data from these publications:

  • Rhind N, [and many more]. 2011. Comparative functional genomics of the fission yeasts. Science 332(6032):930-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1203357....
Thursday, 20th Feb, 2014

We are about to release a data update for PomBase. Please note that there is still a problem with the human orthologs, as originally described on this list in mid-December (see archived message at http://listserver.ebi.ac.uk/pipermail/pombelist/2013/003926.html). We will correct this problem in the next PomBase release, and apologise for any inconvenience in the meantime.