Schizosaccharomyces pombemedical dictionary

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<mycology> Species of fission yeast commonly used for studies on cell cycle control because there is a distinct G2 phase to the cycle.

Only distantly related to the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A further advantage is that some mammalian introns are processed correctly.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)