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GeneDB Spombe

THIS RESOURCE IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE documented June 6, 2013 Database of all S. pombe (fission yeast) known and predicted protein coding genes, pseudogenes, transposons, tRNAs, rRNAs, snRNAs, snoRNAs and other known and predicted non-coding RNAs. Curation of new and existing literature is ongoing and changes are incorporated weekly. User feedback is welcome. The genome of fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe), which contains the smallest number of protein-coding genes yet recorded for a eukaryote: 4,824, has been sequenced and annotated. The centromeres are between 35 and 110 kilobases (kb) and contain related repeats including a highly conserved 1.8-kb element. Regions upstream of genes are longer than in budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), possibly reflecting more-extended control regions. Some 43% of the genes contain introns, of which there are 4,730. Fifty genes have significant similarity with human disease genes; half of these are cancer related. We identify highly conserved genes important for eukaryotic cell organization including those required for the cytoskeleton, compartmentation, cell-cycle control, proteolysis, protein phosphorylation and RNA splicing. These genes may have originated with the appearance of eukaryotic life. Few similarly conserved genes that are important for multicellular organization were identified, suggesting that the transition from prokaryotes to eukaryotes required more new genes than did the transition from unicellular to multicellular organization.

URL: http://old.genedb.org/genedb/pombe/index.jsp

Resource ID: nlx_62442     Resource Type: Resource     Version: Latest Version

Keywords

fission yeast

Funding Information

Wellcome Trust,

Curation Status

uncurated

Availability

THIS RESOURCE IS NO LONGER IN SERVICE

Supercategory

Resource

Related To

Resource:PomBase

Abbreviation

GeneDB_Spombe, GeneDB Spombe, GeneDB S. pombe

Parent Organization

Resource Status

Last checked up;

Synonyms

Schizosaccharomyces pombe GeneDB, GDB S. pombe

Comment

According to the pombase.org website, this resource is no longer available after May 14, 2013. The URL redirects to http://pombase.org.

Additional Resource Types

database

Species

schizosaccharomyces pombe

Original Submitter

Anonymous

Version Status

Curated

Submitted On

12:00am July 2, 2011

Originated From

SciCrunch

Changes from Previous Version

First Version

Version 1

Created 4 years ago by Anonymous