The following files have been added or updated on the FlyBase
server at flybase.bio.indiana.edu/flybase, or are available thru
The first two files are tables of gene and aberration synonyms. The
aberrations/aberrations-synonyms.txt is a new file and we are aware that
it is less than perfect (see flybase/docs/synonyms.doc).
transposons.txt is a table of Drosophila transposons and vectors.
function.txt is a sort of FlyBase gene symbols by gene function.
external-databases.txt is a file aimed at administrators of other
genetic or genomic databases who wish to update their links
to genes, alleles and aberrations in FlyBase
In addition a newly formatted version of
flybase/docs/controlled-vocabularies.txt has been released. This
version attempts a hierarchical structure of the data, indicated by
different levels of indentation. This can be converted into a
'pretty' file lacking the FlyBase line names by the following
For every line that does not begin with the ! character delete
all of the non space characters until, but not including, the
first space character; then deleted exactly seven (7) space characters.
This will give a hierarchy with zero identation for the top level.