FlyBase 102—advanced approaches to interrogating FlyBase

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Title: FlyBase 102—advanced approaches to interrogating FlyBase
Author: St. Pierre, Susan E.; Ponting, Laura; Stefancsik, Raymund; McQuilton, Peter

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Citation: St. Pierre, Susan E., Laura Ponting, Raymund Stefancsik, and Peter McQuilton. 2013. “FlyBase 102—advanced approaches to interrogating FlyBase.” Nucleic Acids Research 42 (D1): D780-D788. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt1092.
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Abstract: FlyBase ( is the leading website and database of Drosophila genes and genomes. Whether you are using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as an experimental system or wish to understand Drosophila biological knowledge in relation to human disease or to other model systems, FlyBase can help you successfully find the information you are looking for. Here, we demonstrate some of our more advanced searching systems and highlight some of our new tools for searching the wealth of data on FlyBase. The first section explores gene function in FlyBase, using our TermLink tool to search with Controlled Vocabulary terms and our new RNA-Seq Search tool to search gene expression. The second section of this article describes a few ways to search genomic data in FlyBase, using our BLAST server and the new implementation of GBrowse 2, as well as our new FeatureMapper tool. Finally, we move on to discuss our most powerful search tool, QueryBuilder, before describing pre-computed cuts of the data and how to query the database programmatically.
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