Exploring FlyBase Data Using QuickSearch

Steven J. Marygold1, Giulia Antonazzo1, Helen Attrill1, Marta Costa1, Madeline A. Crosby2, Gilberto dos Santos2, Joshua L. Goodman3, L. Sian Gramates2, Beverley B. Matthews2, Alix J. Rey1, Jim Thurmond3, null null4

1 Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 2 The Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 3 Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 4 null
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
Unit Number:  Unit 1.31
DOI:  10.1002/cpbi.19
Online Posting Date:  December, 2016
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FlyBase (flybase.org) is the primary online database of genetic, genomic, and functional information about Drosophila species, with a major focus on the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. The long and rich history of Drosophila research, combined with recent surges in genomic‐scale and high‐throughput technologies, mean that FlyBase now houses a huge quantity of data. Researchers need to be able to rapidly and intuitively query these data, and the QuickSearch tool has been designed to meet these needs. This tool is conveniently located on the FlyBase homepage and is organized into a series of simple tabbed interfaces that cover the major data and annotation classes within the database. This unit describes the functionality of all aspects of the QuickSearch tool. With this knowledge, FlyBase users will be equipped to take full advantage of all QuickSearch features and thereby gain improved access to data relevant to their research. © 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords: FlyBase; Drosophila melanogaster ; biological database; query tools; QuickSearch

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Basic Protocol 1: Using the Simple Tab of QuickSearch
  • Basic Protocol 2: Using the Data Class Tab of QuickSearch
  • Basic Protocol 3: Using the References Tab of QuickSearch
  • Basic Protocol 4: Using the Gene Groups Tab of QuickSearch
  • Basic Protocol 5: Using the Human Disease Tab of QuickSearch
  • Basic Protocol 6: Using the Gene Ontology (GO) Tab of QuickSearch
  • Basic Protocol 7: Using the Expression Tab of QuickSearch
  • Basic Protocol 8: Using the Phenotype Tab of QuickSearch
  • Basic Protocol 9: Using the Protein Domains Tab of QuickSearch
  • Basic Protocol 10: Using the Orthologs Tab of QuickSearch
  • Guidelines for Understanding Results
  • Commentary
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
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