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FlyBase: genomes by the dozen.

FlyBase ( is the primary database of genetic and genomic data for the insect family Drosophilidae. Historically, Drosophila melanogaster has been the most extensively studied species in this family, but recent determination of the genomic sequences of an additional 11 Drosophila species opens up new avenues of research for other Drosophila species. This extensive sequence resource, encompassing species with well-defined phylogenetic relationships, provides a model system for comparative genomic analyses. FlyBase has developed tools to facilitate access to and navigation through this invaluable new data collection.

Pubmed ID: 17099233


  • Crosby MA
  • Goodman JL
  • Strelets VB
  • Zhang P
  • Gelbart WM
  • FlyBase Consortium


Nucleic acids research

Publication Data

January 4, 2007

Associated Grants

  • Agency: Medical Research Council, Id: G0500293
  • Agency: NHGRI NIH HHS, Id: P41 HG00739

Mesh Terms

  • Animals
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Drosophila
  • Drosophilidae
  • Genome, Insect
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • Phylogeny
  • Software
  • User-Computer Interface