Architectural Plan of S. pombe
Johanna Hoog and Claude Anthony

Did You Know ... ?

PomBase provides a motif search tool that queries S. pombe proteins for any user-defined amino acid sequence. The search supports exact match queries, wildcards, gaps, and ambiguity codes (specified on the motif search page). Motif search results can be pasted into the Gene List Search (part of the PomBase Advanced Search) to be combined with other queries such as GO, phenotype, protein length, etc.

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, 11th Dec, 2014

PomBase has implemented network visualisations for fission yeast in esyN, using data curated by BioGRID and PomBase. esyN is a web-based tool for building, sharing, and viewing network data developed by Dan Bean and Giorgio Favrin in the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, University of Cambridge, UK.

On gene pages, we have links to gene-specific interaction networks in esyN in the table headers of the Interactions sections:

  • The Genetic Interactions section links to all interactions centred on the gene and curated in BioGRID
  • The Physical interactions section has links to two datasets:
    • All physical interactions curated in BioGRID for the gene
    • ...
Thursday, 11th Dec, 2014

To make the Gene Ontology (GO) annotations easier to read on PomBase gene pages, we have introduced a new, streamlined display that presents just the essentials. The summary shows the term name (hyperlinked to the ontology term page), the count of genes annotated to the term, and any annotation extensions. All of the previously visible annotation details are still available -- simply click the "Summary" button to switch to the "Full" view. Or click the "+" and "-" icons to expand or collapse the annotation to a single term.
In addition, the top of the Biological Process table now lists any GO slim terms applicable to the gene.

Thursday, 13th Nov, 2014

We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through October 27, 2014, including 225 community-curated publications. The gene page Phenotype section now includes data from the high-throughput microscopy analysis of viable deletion mutants reported in:

Graml V, Studera X, Lawson JL, Chessel A, Geymonat M, Bortfeld-Miller M, Walter T, Wagstaff L, Piddini E, Carazo-Salas RE. A Genomic Multiprocess Survey of Machineries that Control and Link Cell Shape, Microtubule Organization, and Cell-Cycle Progression. Dev Cell. 2014 Oct 27;31(2):227-39. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2014.09.005 PMID:25373780. Links to the...