Drosophila simulans

Drosophila simulans

Taxonomy ID 7240

About Drosophila simulans

Drosophila simulans is, in evolutionary terms, closely related to D. melanogaster, and was one of 12 fruitfly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study [1]. In addition to comparison with the exceptionally well-studied D. melanogaster, D. simulans is useful for research into speciation due to its close relationship with D. sechellia and D. mauritiana [2]. Ensembl Genomes imports data from FlyBase, who also have much more information about the biology of Drosophila simulans, 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.

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

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Comparative genomics

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

More about comparative analyses

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 simulans ESTs from dbEST were mapped onto the genome using Exonerate.