AnAge entry for Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Classification (HAGRID: 04670)
- Schizosaccharomyces pombe
- Common name
- Fission yeast
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- Not yet established
These organisms undergo replicative senescence and, like in Baker's yeast (/Saccharomyces cerevisiae/), it is possible to measure chronological and replicative lifespan.
Protein aggregation has not been found to affect the initiation of cell death in mother cells, but it would still be possible for it to help accelerate the process after it has begun. Additionally, lifespan has been shown to be influenced by the division rate . However, recent studies have shown that this yeast does not show the classic hallmarks of cellular ageing upon death .
Life history traits (averages)
- No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.
No information on metabolism is available.
Species in other databases
- Genes have been associated with ageing in this organism
-  Nakaoka and Wakamoto (2017), Aging, mortality, and the fast growth trade-off of Schizosaccharomyces pombe (PubMed)
-  Spivey et al. (2017), An aging-independent replicative lifespan in a symmetrically dividing eukaryote (PubMed)
-  Coelho et al. (2013), Fission yeast does not age under favorable conditions, but does so after stress (PubMed)
-  Chen and Runge (2009), A new Schizosaccharomyces pombe chronological lifespan assay reveals that caloric restriction promotes efficient cell cycle exit and extends longevity (PubMed)
-  Barker and Walmsley (1999), Replicative ageing in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe (PubMed)