The natural diversity and ecology of fission yeast

Yeast. 2018 Mar;35(3):253-260. doi: 10.1002/yea.3293. Epub 2018 Feb 8.


While the fission yeast is a powerful model of eukaryote biology, there have been few studies of quantitative genetics, phenotypic or genetic diversity. Here I survey the small collection of fission yeast diversity research. I discuss what we can infer about the ecology and origins of Schizosaccharomyces pombe from microbiology field studies and the few strains that have been collected.

Keywords: Schizosaccharomyces; fission yeast; genetic diversity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genetic Variation*
  • Schizosaccharomyces / genetics*
  • Schizosaccharomyces / physiology*
  • Species Specificity