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 . 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 . 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.
Taxonomy ID 7240
Data source FlyBase
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor: