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Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 3 (2002), Issue 3, Pages 282-288

Website Review: How to Get the Best From Fission Yeast Genome Data

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK

Received 20 February 2002; Accepted 22 April 2002

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Researchers are increasingly depending on various centralized resources to access the vast amount of information reported in the literature and generated by systematic sequencing and functional genomics projects. Biological databases have become everyday working tools for many researchers. This dependency goes both ways in that the databases require continuous feedback from the research community to maintain accurate, reliable, and upto- date information. The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe has recently been sequenced, setting the stage for the post-genome era of this popular model organism. Here, we provide an overview of relevant databases available, or being developed, together with a compilation of Internet resources containing useful information and tools for fission yeast.