The genome sequence of Schizosaccharomyces pombe

@article{Wood2002TheGS,
  title={The genome sequence of Schizosaccharomyces pombe},
  author={Valerie Wood and Rhian Gwilliam and Marie-Ad{\`e}le Rajandream and M H Lyne and Rachel Lyne and Aengus Stewart and John G. Sgouros and Nigel Peat and Jacqueline Hayles and Stephen Baker and D. Basham and Sharen Bowman and Karen L. Brooks and D. Brown and S. Brown and Tracey Chillingworth and Carol M. Churcher and Matthew David Collins and R. Connor and Ann Cronin and Paul H Davis and Theresa Feltwell and Audrey Fraser and Simone Gentles and Arlette Goble and Nancy Hamlin and David E Harris and J. Hidalgo and Geoffrey M. Hodgson and Simon Holroyd and T. Hornsby and S. Howarth and Elizabeth J. Huckle and Sarah E. Hunt and Kay Jagels and Keith D. James and L. Jones and M. C. Jones and S. Leather and S. Mcdonald and Joanne Mclean and Paul Mooney and Sharon Moule and Karen L. Mungall and Lee D Murphy and David Niblett and Christy Odell and Karen Oliver and Susan O'neil and Dm Pearson and Michael A. Quail and Ester H Rabbinowitsch and Kim M. Rutherford and Simon R. Rutter and David L. Saunders and Kathy Seeger and Sarah Sharp and Jason Skelton and Mark Simmonds and Rob Squares and Steven Squares and Kim Stevens and K. Taylor and R. G. Taylor and Adrian Tivey and S. Walsh and Tim Warren and Sally Whitehead and John Robert Woodward and G. Volckaert and Rita Aert and Johan Robben and Barbara Grymonprez and I. Weltjens and Els Vanstreels and Michael A. Rieger and M. Sch{\"a}fer and Silke Müller-Auer and C. Gabel and M. Fuchs and C. Fritzc and Elisabeth Holzer and D. Moestl and Helmut Hilbert and Katja Borzym and I. Langer and Alfred Beck and Hans Lehrach and Richard Reinhardt and T. Pohl and Philipp Eger and Wolfgang Zimmermann and Holger Wedler and R. Wambutt and Bénédicte Purnelle and Andr{\'e} Goffeau and {\'E}douard Cadieu and Stéphane Dréano and Stéphanie Gloux and Val{\'e}rie Lelaure and St{\'e}phanie Mottier and Francis Galibert and Stephen J Aves and Zheng Xiang and Cherryl Hunt and Karen Moore and Scott M. Hurst and Mar{\'i}a Lucas and Michel Rochet and C. Gaillardin and V{\'i}ctor A Tallada and Andr{\'e}s Garz{\'o}n and Guillermo Thode and Rafael R Daga and L. Cruzado and Juan Jim{\'e}nez and M. S{\'a}nchez and Francisco Escobar del Rey and Javier Benito and A. Dominguez and Jos{\'e} Luis Revuelta and Sergio Moreno and John T. Armstrong and Susan L. Forsburg and L Cerrutti and Todd M. Lowe and W. Richard McCombie and Ian T. Paulsen and Judith A Potashkin and George V Shpakovski and David Wayne Ussery and Bart Barrell and Paul Nurse},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={415},
  pages={871-880}
}
We have sequenced and annotated the genome of fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe), which contains the smallest number of protein-coding genes yet recorded for a eukaryote: 4,824. The centromeres are between 35 and 110 kilobases (kb) and contain related repeats including a highly conserved 1.8-kb element. Regions upstream of genes are longer than in budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), possibly reflecting more-extended control regions. Some 43% of the genes contain introns, of which… 
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