How many conserved unstudied proteins are there? How is the list generated?

As genes are annotated, each is assigned a status, as described on the Gene Characterisation page. Taxonomic conservation of a gene is assigned manually on a case-by-case basis, taking into account multiple criteria. Additional information is available from PomBase curators upon request.

Genes listed on the Priority Unstudied Genes page are those that have "conserved unknown" characterisation status and the "conserved in vertebrates" taxonomic distribution.

You can also use the Advanced Search to find conserved unstudied genes as described in the FAQs on characterisation status and taxonomic conservation. Start by searching for Annotation Status "conserved unknown", and refine the search by adding a Conserved in ... filter if you wish.