Gene Characterisation

Gene Status Overview Annotated
Experimentally characterised (or published) 2205
Role inferred from homology 2032
Conserved protein (unknown biological role) 503
Schizosaccharomyces specific protein, uncharacterised 181
S. pombe specific protein, uncharacterised 146
Dubious 54
Transposon 13
Total 5144

The table is updated with every PomBase data release.

Gene Characterisation Status Descriptions

Experimentally characterised: Completely or partially characterised in a small scale experiment, with some published information about the biological role (corresponding to any of the fission yeast GO slim biological process terms)

Role inferred from homology: A biological role (as above, a fission yeast GO slim term) is inferred from homology to an experimentally characterised gene product

Conserved protein (unknown biological role): Conserved outside the Schizosaccharomyces, but nothing known about the biological role in any organism

Schizosaccharomyces specific protein, uncharacterised: Unpublished and found only in fission yeast (S. pombe, S. octosporus, S. japonicus, S. cryophilus); nothing known about biological role. May be single copy or a member of a multi-member family.

S. pombe specific protein, uncharacterised: Unpublished and found only in S. pombe (not detected in other Schizosaccharomyces species); nothing known about biological role

Dubious: Unlikely to be protein coding

Note: You can retrieve current lists of genes with each characterisation status using the Advanced Search. Select the Annotation Status filter, then choose a status from the pulldown menu, and submit.