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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

Yilmazel Bahar et al., Online GESS: prediction of miRNA-like off-target effects in large-scale RNAi screen data by seed region analysis I don"t know (editor will assign section). BMC Bioinformatics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2105-15-192

Feng Mao et al., Hemolymph proteome changes during worker brood development match the biological divergences between western honey bees ( Apis mellifera ) and eastern honey bees ( Apis cerana Proteomics. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-563

Kim Jongik et al., Improving read mapping using additional prefix grams Sequence analysis (methods). BMC Bioinformatics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2105-15-42

Melicher Dacotah et al., A pipeline for the de novo assembly of the Themira biloba (Sepsidae: Diptera) transcriptome using a multiple k-mer length approach Multicellular invertebrate genomics. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-188

Otte A Kathrin et al., Proteomic analysis of Daphnia magna hints at molecular pathways involved in defensive plastic responses Proteomics. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-306

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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