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Fitness Landscape of the Fission Yeast Genome
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    Internet publication
  • Authors:
    Grech L, Jeffares DC, Sadée CY, Rodríguez-López M, Bitton DA, Hoti M, Biagosch C, Aravani D, Speekenbrink M, Illingworth C, Schiffer P, Pidoux A, Tong P, Tallada V, Allshire R, Levin H, Bähler J
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Non-protein-coding regions of eukaryotic genomes remain poorly understood. Diversity studies, comparative genomics and biochemical outputs of genomic sites can be indicators of functional elements, but none produce fine-scale genome-wide descriptions of all functional elements.


Towards the generation of a comprehensive description of functional elements in the haploid Schizosaccharomyces pombe genome, we generated transposon mutagenesis libraries to a density of one insertion per 13 nucleotides of the genome. We applied a five-state hidden Markov model (HMM) to characterise insertion-depleted regions at nucleotide-level resolution. HMM-defined functional constraint was consistent with genetic diversity, comparative genomics, gene-expression data and genome annotation.


We infer that transposon insertions lead to fitness consequences in 90% of the genome, including 80% of the non-protein-coding regions, reflecting the presence of numerous non-coding elements in this compact genome that have functional roles. Display of this data in genome browsers provides fine-scale views of structure-function relationships within specific genes.
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