Drosophila erecta (Fruit fly, TSC#14021-0224.01) (dere_caf1)

Drosophila erecta (Fruit fly, TSC#14021-0224.01) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Drosophila erecta

Drosophila erecta is a West African fruitfly, and was one of 12 fruitfly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study [1]. Ensembl Genomes imports data from FlyBase, who also have more information about the biology of Drosophila erecta, 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.


This is the August 2005 genome assembly of Drosophila erecta. The 10.6x whole-genome shotgun sequencing was performed and assembly provided by Agencourt Bioscience.


Protein-coding and RNA genes, which were annotated with the NCBI eukaryotic genome annotation pipeline, were imported from FlyBase, release dere_r1.05 (FB2017_04).

Repeats were annotated with the Ensembl Genomes repeat feature pipeline. There are: 207,069 Low complexity (Dust) features, covering 14 Mb (9.4% of the genome); 40,688 RepeatMasker features (with the RepBase library), covering 17 Mb (11.0% of the genome); 99,482 Tandem repeats (TRF) features, covering 15 Mb (9.6% of the genome).

Protein domains were annotated with the Ensembl Genomes protein feature pipeline.


  1. Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny.
    Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium, Clark AG, Eisen MB, Smith DR, Bergman CM, Oliver B, Markow TA, Kaufman TC, Kellis M, Gelbart W et al. 2007. Nature. 450:203-218.



Assemblydere_caf1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000005135.1,
Database version110.2
Golden Path Length152,712,140
Genebuild byFlyBase
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceFlyBase

Gene counts

Coding genes13,605
Non coding genes1,041
Small non coding genes1,041
Gene transcripts21,020