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PomBase: A Comprehensive Online Resource for Fission Yeast


PomBase: A Comprehensive Online Resource for Fission Yeast

Valerie Wood et al. Nucleic Acids Res.


PomBase ( is a new model organism database established to provide access to comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date molecular data and biological information for the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe to effectively support both exploratory and hypothesis-driven research. PomBase encompasses annotation of genomic sequence and features, comprehensive manual literature curation and genome-wide data sets, and supports sophisticated user-defined queries. The implementation of PomBase integrates a Chado relational database that houses manually curated data with Ensembl software that supports sequence-based annotation and web access. PomBase will provide user-friendly tools to promote curation by experts within the fission yeast community. This will make a key contribution to shaping its content and ensuring its comprehensiveness and long-term relevance.


Figure 1.
Figure 1.
PomBase Gene Overview Page highlights. (A) Top of page showing essential information and genomic region. (B) Phenotype and GO annotation. (C) Additional curated data, including orthologs, interactions and external references. (D) Literature pertinent to the gene.

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