Schizosaccharomyces_pombe AnAge entry for Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Classification (HAGRID: 04670)

Kingdom: Fungi
    Phylum: Ascomycota
        Class: Schizosaccharomycetes
            Order: Schizosaccharomycetales
                Family: Schizosaccharomycetaceae
                    Genus: Schizosaccharomyces
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 [1311]. However, recent studies have shown that this yeast does not show the classic hallmarks of cellular ageing upon death [1312].

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


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