Learn to use FlyBase, the primary resource for molecular and genetic information on the Drosophilidae. The essential database for researchers working with the Fruit Fly, FlyBase, provides tools for genetic and proteomic analysis, numerous search tools, sequence data, gene information, and data mining tools. This website, also provides easy access to BLAST, GBrowse, QueryBuilder, TermLink and ImageBrowse. Large Data queries can also be handled with Batch Download options.

You will learn:

  • to perform Quick Searches and navigate gene summary pages
  • to browse genetic features within the context of the entire chromosome
  • to construct complex queries across various sets of data stored within FlyBase
  • to perform nucleotide or amino acid sequence homology searches
TUTORIAL RELATED CONTENT

TUTORIALS

This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Model organisms. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

TAIR: The Arabidopsis Information Resource

Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD): Saccharomyces Genome Database

PhenomicDB: Phenotypes database

WormBase: Molecular and genetic information on Caenorhabditis elegans and related species

Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI): The Mouse Genome Informatics resource provides data, tools, and analyses for the mouse model organism.

Rat Genome Database (RGD): Rat Genome Database

ZFIN: The Zebrafish Information Network

Gramene: A resource on rice and other grass genomes

CATEGORIES

Genome Databases (euk) : Genomic databases or repositories primarily aimed at eukaryotic organisms. Some may contain prokaryotic data as well.

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