Journal Article

The <i>Drosophila melanogaster</i> genome sequencing and annotation projects: A status report

Rachel Drysdale

in Briefings in Functional Genomics

Volume 2, issue 2, pages 128-134
Published in print July 2003 | ISSN: 2041-2649
Published online July 2003 | e-ISSN: 2041-2647 | DOI:
The Drosophila melanogaster genome sequencing and annotation projects: A status report

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The sequence and genome annotations of Drosophila melanogaster were initially published in late 1999 and early 2000. Since then, the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP) and FlyBase have improved the quality of the sequence and reviewed the annotations by hand, respectively, to produce an account of the fruit fly genome that is of the highest quality. This review discusses the main features of this process, both from the point of view of the biology revealed in the end result and in the development of software that has been central to this genome sequencing and annotation project.

Keywords: Drosophila melanogaster; genome sequencing; genome annotation; Apollo; FlyBase; GBrowse; heterochromatin FlyBase

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Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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