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FlyBase is an online bioinformatics database of the biology and genome of the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and related Drosophilid dipterans. The FlyBase project is carried out by a consortium of Drosophila researchers and computer scientists at Harvard University and Indiana University in the United States, and University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

FlyBase is one of the organizations contrbuting to the Generic Model Organism Database project (GMOD [1]).


FlyBase contains a complete rundown of current discoveries in the Drosophilia genome. It also includes a searchable bibliography of research on Drosophila genetics in the last century. Information on current researchers, and a partial pedigree of relationships between current researchers, is searchable, based on registration of the participating scientist.[2]. The site also provides a large database of images illustrating the full genome, and several movies detailing embryogenesis. [3]

FlyBase at Indiana University

FlyBase started its life at Indiana University as a gopher server and has evolved ever since. The primary responsibility of this site is as the public face of the project. Project members here are responsible for maintaining the web server infrastructure, presentation of the curated data, and development of search and analysis tools. It is housed in the Biology Department in Jordan Hall.

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