Basic methods for fission yeast

Yeast. 2006 Feb;23(3):173-83. doi: 10.1002/yea.1347.


The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe is a popular model system, and has been particularly influential in studies of the cell cycle and chromosome dynamics. Despite its differences from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the tools and methods for fission yeast are conceptually similar to those used in budding yeast. Here, we present basic methods sufficient for a beginner in this system to carry out most required manipulations for genetic analysis or molecular biology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Crosses, Genetic
  • Molecular Biology / methods
  • Mycology / methods
  • Schizosaccharomyces / genetics*
  • Schizosaccharomyces / growth & development
  • Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins / genetics
  • Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins / metabolism
  • Transformation, Genetic


  • Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins