UNIT 13.14 Overview of Schizosaccharomyces pombe

  1. Susan L. Forsburg

Published Online: 1 NOV 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb1314s64

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Forsburg, S. L. 2003. Overview of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 64:V:13.14:13.14.1–13.14.3.

Author Information

  1. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2003
  2. 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.