OriDB Curated Paper

Please contact OriDB if you think this paper has been mis-annotated.

Ribosomal DNA replication in the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

J A Sanchez, S M Kim, J A Huberman

Exp. Cell Res. (1998), 238(1):220-30PubMed | Exp. Cell Res.

We have employed genetic and two-dimensional (2D) gel electrophoretic methods to identify replication initiation, pausing, and termination sites in the tandem ribosomal DNA (rDNA) repeats of the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe. An autonomously replicating sequence (ARS) element, ars3001, maps to a 2.3-kb restriction fragment spanning the junction between the nontranscribed spacer (NTS) and the external transcribed spacer upstream of the ribosomal RNA genes, and 2D gel analysis shows that replication initiates in the NTS portion of the same fragment. A pause region at the 3' end of the rRNA genes inhibits forks from entering these genes counter to the direction of transcription. Thus, most forks move through the genes in the same direction as transcription. In these respects, fission yeast rDNA replication resembles that in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and in multicellular eukaryotic organisms. A feature which, so far, has been detected only in fission yeast is the pausing of replication forks in a broad region near the 5.8S rRNA gene.

OriDB annotation of this paper:

ARS assay

None curated.

2D gel


ChIP of replication origin proteins

None curated.

Replication timing

None curated.

Replication in hydroxyurea

None curated.

Predicted origins

None curated.

Confirmed sequence element

None curated.

Predicted sequence element

None curated.

The data on this page come directly from PubMed and OriDB databases, please report any errors to OriDB.
This page is new! Please let us know of any problems you experience.