Where does fission yeast sit on the tree of life?

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The budding yeast Socchoromyces cerevfs/oe and the fission yeast Sch/zosocchoromyces 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)XVII-XVIII
JournalGenome biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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