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Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 194-204

Featured Organism: Schizosaccharomyces pombe, The Fission Yeast

Bioinformatics Division, HGMP-RC, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SB, UK

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Schizosaccharomyces pombe, the fission yeast, has long been a crucial model for the study of the eukaryote cell cycle. We take a look at this important yeast, whose genome has recently been completed, featuring comments from Valerie Wood, Jürg Bähler, Ramsay McFarlane, Susan Forsburg, Iain Hagan and Paul Nurse on the implications of having the complete sequence and future prospects for pombe genomics.