FlyBase:New to Flies

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FlyBase is a database of genetic and molecular data for D. melanogaster and other Drosophila species, targeted to an audience of research professionals. The resources listed here may be especially useful to those new to flies.

A basic introduction to Drosophila can be found at:

Manchester Fly Facility has a large compendium of Drosophila-related links for the public, educators, and students. These include information on Drosophila as a model system, general fly-related info, Drosophila movies and images, fly-related equipment, tools, and materials, information for teaching Drosophila at schools and universities, and the history of Drosophila research.

If you're new to flies and would like to learn how to design a genetic mating scheme', there is a four-part training package available from John Roote and Andreas Prokop, found here:

Images and movies describing Drosophila development can be viewed at FlyMove:

Computer-simulated genetic experiments can be performed at the following sites:

Links to these and many other Drosophila resources can be found at Gerard Manning's Drosophila Virtual Library:

If you can't find the information you are looking for, we suggest you address appropriate requests to the fly community by posting a message to the Drosophila discussion group bionet.drosophila

or e-mail your message to