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StatusReference proteome
Gene counti - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDiUP000002485
Taxonomy284812 - Schizosaccharomyces pombe (strain 972 / ATCC 24843)
Strain972 / ATCC 24843
Last modifiedSeptember 26, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000002945.2 from ENA/EMBL

Schizosaccharomyces pombe, a fission yeast, belongs to the order Schizosaccharomycetales in the phylum Ascomycota. Since the 1950s it has served as a model organism for studying cell cycle regulation, cell division and DNA repair. The name pombe, which means beer in Swahili, goes back to the original isolation of S. pombe from millet beer. The genome of Urs Leupold strain 972h- was published in 2002. It comprises 13 Mb and about 5,000 predicted protein-coding genes.


Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Chromosome I2339
Chromosome II1870
Chromosome II, gap-filling sequence5
Chromosome III920


  1. "The genome sequence of Schizosaccharomyces pombe."
    Wood V., Gwilliam R., Rajandream M.A., Lyne M.H., Lyne R., Stewart A., Sgouros J.G., Peat N., Hayles J., Baker S.G., Basham D., Bowman S., Brooks K., Brown D., Brown S., Chillingworth T., Churcher C.M., Collins M.
    Nurse P.
    Nature 2002:871-880(2002) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "The mitochondrial genome of the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Sequence of the large-subunit ribosomal RNA gene, comparison of potential secondary structure in fungal mitochondrial large-subunit rRNAs and evolutionary considerations."
    Lang B.F., Cedergren R.J., Gray M.W.
    Eur. J. Biochem. 1987:527-537(1987) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  3. "The mitochondrial genome of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe: highly homologous introns are inserted at the same position of the otherwise less conserved cox1 genes in Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Aspergillus nidulans."
    Lang B.F.
    EMBO J. 1984:2129-2136(1984) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  4. "The gap-filling sequence on the left arm of chromosome 2 in fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe."
    Sasaki M., Idiris A., Tada A., Kumagai H., Giga-Hama Y., Tohda H.
    Yeast 2008:673-679(2008) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  5. "The mitochondrial genome of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The cytochrome b gene has an intron closely related to the first two introns in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae cox1 gene."
    Lang B.F., Ahne F., Bonen L.
    J. Mol. Biol. 1985:353-366(1985) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  6. "Nucleotide sequence of the gene encoding the small ribosomal RNA in the mitochondrial genome of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe."
    Trinkl H., Lang B.F., Wolf K.
    Nucl. Acids Res. 1989:6730-6730(1989) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  7. "The mitochondrial genome of Schizosaccharomyces pombe."
    Lang B.F.
    (In) null, pp.3118-3119 (1993)
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