Genetic nomenclature and gene list of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Curr Genet. 1987;11(8):575-89. doi: 10.1007/BF00393919.


The nomenclature rules for the genetics of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe have been fixed for the first time, after discussion among scientists working with this organism. Conventions are proposed for the naming of genes and alleles that are obtained by classical means or by reverse genetics. In addition a list has been compiled of 460 known genes of S. pombe. It includes genes defined both by classical mutation analysis and by molecular cloning. 270 genes have been assigned either to one of the three nuclear chromosomes or the mitochondrial genome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Genes
  • Genes, Fungal*
  • Saccharomycetales / genetics*
  • Schizosaccharomyces / genetics*
  • Terminology as Topic