About Drosophila melanogaster

Drosophila melanogaster is a cosmopolitan species of fruitfly that has been used as a model organism for over a hundred years, particularly with respect to genetics and developmental biology. It was the second metazoan (the first being Caenorhabditis elegans) to have its genome sequenced [1], and was one of 12 fruitfly genomes included in a large comparative study [2]. Ensembl Genomes imports data from FlyBase, who also have much more information about the biology of Drosophila melanogaster, and a phylogeny of the 12 sequenced fruitfly species.

Picture credit (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR): Nicolas Gompel 2008. Image shows a female fly.

Taxonomy ID 7227

Data source FlyBase

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3

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Regulation

What can I find? Microarray annotations.

More about the Ensembl Metazoa microarray annotation strategy

EST Alignments

Drosophila melanogaster ESTs from dbEST were mapped onto the genome using Exonerate. Drosophila melanogaster cDNA sequences from the BDGP are also aligned to the genome using Exonerate, and the BDGP "Gold Collection" is displayed as a separate track in the genome browser.

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