UNIT 13.14 Overview of Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Published Online: 1 NOV 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
How to Cite
Forsburg, S. L. 2003. Overview of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 64:13.14.1–13.14.3.
- Published Online: 1 NOV 2003
- Published Print: OCT 2003
The fission yeast S. pombe provides an attractive alternative system to budding yeast S. cerevisiae for studies of fundamental cell biology. Fission yeast is a particularly powerful model for studies of cell cycle, chromosome dynamics, and polarity. Other areas of study are also expanding. Conceptually similar genetic tools are available in both systems, and both organisms have completely sequenced genomes.