FlyBase:Introduction to Drosophila Research

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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 more useful to those new to flies.

A basic introduction to Drosophila can be found at:


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:


Computer-simulated genetic experiments can be performed via Virtual FlyLab at:


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

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