Kinesin-8 staining on microtubules in meiosis.
Silke Hauf

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S. pombe genes whose human orthologs have been implicated in disease are manually annotated with terms from a small in-house vocabulary. See the disease gene FAQ for information on searching these 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


Thursday, 3rd Dec, 2015

We have updated the data available on the PomBase web site to include manual curation through November 9, 2015, including 340 community-curated publications.

Thursday, 3rd Dec, 2015

We have introduced new features to the Advanced Search:

  • There are now two query reuse options: store a query in your web browser cache, or download a JSON file that can be uploaded later to re-run.
  • You can now query for genes that interact genetically or physically with a specified gene.
  • The FYPO query now offers options to choose nulls (deletions or disruptions), wild-type overexpression, or all alleles. The search results will include any genes that have an allele that matches the allele criteria and the chosen phenotype.
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