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A resource for the genes, genome and molecular biology of Drosophila melanogaster and related species.

Tutorial and training materials by OpenHelix

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.
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You'll 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


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Recent BioMed Central research articles citing this resource

Clarke H Thomas et al., Multi-tissue transcriptomics of the black widow spider reveals expansions, co-options, and functional processes of the silk gland gene toolkit Multicellular invertebrate genomics. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-365

Ellisdon M Andrew et al., High resolution structure of cleaved Serpin 42 Da from Drosophila melanogaster Crystallography. BMC Structural Biology (2014) doi:10.1186/1472-6807-14-14

Moreland Travis R et al., A customized Web portal for the genome of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi Multicellular invertebrate genomics. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-316

Kaiser B Vera et al., De novo transcriptome assembly reveals sex-specific selection acting on evolving neo-sex chromosomes in Drosophila miranda Multicellular invertebrate genomics. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-241

Van Bortle Kevin et al., Insulator function and topological domain border strength scale with architectural protein occupancy. Genome Biology (2014) doi:10.1186/gb-2014-15-5-r82

More about the resource:

FlyBase is maintained by an international consortium of scientists and is funded by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Indiana Genomics Initiative, USA, and the Medical Research Council, UK. FlyBase is freely available to the public and contains the most accurate, up to date information and news concerning Drosophilidae. This site allows quick access to information including allele and RNAi phenotypes, nucleotide and amino acid sequences, genetic interaction maps, and reagent availability.


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