PomBase: A Comprehensive Online Resource for Fission Yeast

Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan;40(Database issue):D695-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr853. Epub 2011 Oct 28.

Abstract

PomBase (www.pombase.org) 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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Fungal
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Phenotype
  • Schizosaccharomyces / genetics*