Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School report on the combined experimental and bioinformatic approach they used "to identify and characterize origins of replication in three distantly related fission yeasts: Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Schizosaccharomyces octosporus, and Schizosaccharomyces japonicus" in a paper published online in advance in Genome Biology this week.

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