Overview of Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Susan L. Forsburg1

1 The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
Unit Number:  Unit 13.14
DOI:  10.1002/0471142727.mb1314s64
Online Posting Date:  November, 2003
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Abstract

The fission yeast S. pombe provides an attractive alternative system to budding yeast S. cerevisiae for studies of fundamental cell biology. Fission yeast is a particularly powerful model for studies of cell cycle, chromosome dynamics, and polarity. Other areas of study are also expanding. Conceptually similar genetic tools are available in both systems, and both organisms have completely sequenced genomes.

     
 
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Literature Cited

   Alfa, C., Fantes, P., Hyams, J., McLeod, M., and Warbrick, E. 1993. Experiments with Fission Yeast. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
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Internet Resources
  http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Projects/S_pombe
  The Sanger Center S. pombe project.
  http://www.genedb.org/genedb/pombe/index.jsp
  The Sanger Center S. pombe GeneDB project.
  http://www.sanger.ac.uk/PostGenomics/S_pombe
  The Sanger Center expression analysis page.
  http://www.pombe.net
  The Forsburg Laboratory S. pombe pages.
  http://pombe.biols.susx.ac.uk
  The FYSSION homepage.
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