The model unicellular eukaryote, Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Department of Gene Mechanisms, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwakecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
Genome Biology 2002, 3:comment2003-comment2003.4 doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-3-comment2003Published: 22 February 2002
The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe has long been a model organism for studies of eukaryotic cells, winning renown especially for studies of the cell cycle. Now that its genome has been sequenced, S. pombe is ready to assume its rightful place in the pantheon of small eukaryotic giants.