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Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Scientific classification


Schizosaccharomyces is a genus of fission yeasts. The most well-studied species is S. pombe.[1][2] At present four Schizosaccharomyces species have been described (S. pombe, S. japonicus, S. octosporus and S. cryophilus).[3] Like the distantly related Saccharomyces cerevisiae, S. pombe is a significant model organism in the study of eukaryotic cell biology. It is particularly useful in evolutionary studies because it is thought to have diverged from the Saccharomyces cerevisiae lineage between 300 million and 1 billion years ago, and thus provides an evolutionarily distant comparison.[4]

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  1. ^ Hoffman CS; Wood V; Fantes PA. (Oct 2015). "An Ancient Yeast for Young Geneticists: A Primer on the Schizosaccharomyces pombe Model System". Genetics. 201 (2): 403–23. doi:10.1534/genetics.115.181503. PMC 4596657. PMID 26447128.
  2. ^ Fantes PA; Hoffman CS (2016). "A Brief History of Schizosaccharomyces pombe Research: A Perspective Over the Past 70 Years". Genetics. 203 (2): 621–9. doi:10.1534/genetics.116.189407. PMC 4896181. PMID 27270696.
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  4. ^ * Jac A. Nickoloff and Merl F. Hoekstra. 1998. DNA Damage and Repair: DNA Repair in Prokaryotes and Lower Eukaryotes, Humana Press, ISBN 978-0-89603-356-6, 626 pages

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