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Major FlyBase Update

FlyBase Project Members flybase at MORGAN.HARVARD.EDU
Thu Mar 2 13:00:53 EST 1995

Major FlyBase Update

Very substantial additions to the Drosophila genetic information
found in FlyBase are now available to Gopher, World Wide Web, ftp,
and GopherMail users of the database.

The Drosophila gene and chromosomal aberration data sets include
information obtained through the curation by FlyBase of genetic and
aberration information from 2247 publications, most dated after Lindsley
and Zimm.  As a result the size of the aberration dataset has increased
by about 10%, and the gene dataset has increased in size by about 60%.

FlyBase now contains 23,878 alleles of 8676 genes.  In addition, FlyBase
records 10,863 chromosomal aberrations.  All of this information can be
searched in a variety of ways, including use of cytological segments to
retrieve genetic entities, such as genes, in that segment, as well as
deleted or duplicated regions including the segment, or aberration
breakpoints falling within the segment.

Primary methods for getting to FlyBase information include using
gopher to


or a World Wide Web browser (like Mosaic, Netscape, or lynx) to
the URL

http://morgan.harvard.edu/              (our generally recommended URL)


http://flybase.bio.indiana.edu/1/Flybase    (for an alternative view of
                                            FlyBase data, including some
                                            experimental views)

If you have any comments or questions about FlyBase services, please
send email to us at

	flybase-help at morgan.harvard.edu

If you wish to correct or update any of the information in FlyBase,
please send email to

	flybase-updates at morgan.harvard.edu

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