Where does fission yeast sit on the tree of life?
Department of Genetics, University of Debrecen and Research Group for Microbial Development, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen, H-4010 Hungary
Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews1011-reviews1011.4 doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-2-reviews1011Published: 4 August 2000
The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe are as different from each other as either is from animals: their ancestors separated about 420 to 330 million years ago. Now that S. pombe is poised to join the post-genome era, its evolutionary position should become much clearer.