The FlyBase database of the Drosophila genome projects and community literature

William M. Gelbart*, L. Bayraktaroglu, B. Bettencourt, K. Campbell, M. Crosby, D. Emmert, P. Hradecky, Y. Huang, S. Letovsky, B. Matthews, S. Russo, A. Schroeder, F. Smutniak, P. Zhou, M. Zytkovics, M. Ashburner, R. Drysdale, A. de Grey, R. Foulger, G. MillburnC. Yamada, T. Kaufman, K. Matthews, D. Gilbert, G. Grumbling, V. Strelets, C. Shemen, G. Rubin, B. Berman, E. Frise, M. Gibson, N. Harris, J. Kaminker, S. Lewis, B. Marshall, S. Misra, C. Mungall, S. Prochnik, J. Richter, C. Smith, S. Shu, J. Tupy, C. Weil

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Abstract

FlyBase (http://flybase.bio.indiana.edu/) provides an integrated view of the fundamental genomic and genetic data on the major genetic model Drosophila melanogaster and related species. FlyBase has primary responsibility for the continual reannotation of the D. melanogaster genome. The ultimate goal of the reannotation effort is to decorate the euchromatic sequence of the genome with as much biological information as is available from the community and from the major genome project centers. A complete revision of the annotations of the now-finished euchromatic genomic sequence has been completed. There are many points of entry to the genome within FlyBase, most notably through maps, gene products and ontologies, structured phenotypic and gene expression data, and anatomy.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
FlyBase is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute) to W. M. Gelbart and the Medical Research Council, London to M. Ashburner. The Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project is supported by grants from the Department of Energy and from the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute) to G. M. Rubin.

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