About Drosophila sechellia

Drosophila sechellia is endemic to (some of) the Seychelles, and was one of 12 fruitfly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study [1]. D. sechellia is useful for research into speciation because mating with D. simulans produces fertile females and sterile males [2]. Ensembl Genomes imports data from FlyBase, who also have much more information about the biology of Drosophila sechellia, 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 7238

Data source FlyBase

More information and statistics

Gene annotation

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

More about this genebuild

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

Update your old Ensembl IDs

Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

More about comparative analyses

Phylogenetic overview of gene families

Download alignments (EMF)

Variation

This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

Variant Effect Predictor

EST Alignments

Drosophila sechellia ESTs from dbEST were mapped onto the genome using Exonerate.

About this species