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Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Microscopic view of a fission yeast culture.
Source : The Cell Cycle. Principles of Control.
Author : David O Morgan

This copy of the genome of Schizosaccharomyces pombe was obtained from www.pombase.org [Release Version: 11th Sep 2012]. 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. PomBase is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is run by a consortium comprising the University of Cambridge, the European Bioinformatics Institute and University College London.

In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute, a copy of this genome is incorporated into MycoCosm.

Schizosaccharomyces pombe or "fission yeast" is a model organism in molecular and cell biology. The sequence of the S. pombe genome was published in 2002, by a consortium led by the Sanger Institute, becoming the sixth model eukaryotic organism whose genome has been fully sequenced. Approximately 120 natural strains of S. pombe have been isolated.

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