The data displayed on the Ensembl Fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster site is a compendium of data from the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP), FlyBase and the Drosophila Heterochromatin Genome Project (DHGP). The genomic sequence is the BDGP assembly, release 5 (April 2006).
The genome assembly represented here corresponds to GenBank Assembly ID GCA_000001215.4
The annotations are imported from FlyBase release 5.46 (FB2012_04, dated 6 July 2012). No additional gene build has been carried out, however BLAST hits and protein features have been computed, and cross-references to other data sources were updated in Ensembl release 70 (January 2013).
The Ensembl Fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster variation database has been produced using data from release 1.0 of the "50 genomes" data set from the Drosophila Population Genome Project. The data set contains over 6.7 million SNPs from two populations, one comprising 37 lines from north Carolina and the other comprising 15 lines from Malawi.
This species (and other invertebrates, including 11 other drosophilid species) are also available from our sister site, Ensembl Metazoa
The genome sequence of Drosophila melanogaster
Adams MD, Celniker SE, Holt RA, Evans CA, Gocayne JD, Amanatides PG, Scherer SE, Li PW, Hoskins RA, Galle RF et al.
Science. 2000. 287(5461):2185-95
Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny
Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium, Clark AG, Eisen MB, Smith DR, Bergman CM, Oliver B, Markow TA, Kaufman TC, Kellis M, Gelbart W et al.
Nature. 2007 Nov 8. 450(7167):203-18
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.
|Assembly||BDGP6, INSDC Assembly GCA_000001215.4, Jul 2014|
|Golden Path Length|
The golden path is the length of the reference assembly. It consists of the sum of all top-level sequences in the seq_region table, omitting any redundant regions such as haplotypes and PARs (pseudoautosomal regions).
|Genebuild started||May 2014|
|Genebuild released||Sep 2014|
|Genebuild last updated/patched||Sep 2014|
Genes and/or transcript that contains an open reading frame (ORF).
|Non coding genes||3,384|
|Small non coding genes|
Small non coding genes are usually fewer than 200 bases long. They may be transcribed but are not translated. In Ensembl, genes with the following biotypes are classed as small non coding genes: miRNA, miscRNA, rRNA, scRNA, snlRNA, snoRNA, snRNA, and also the pseudogenic form of these biotypes. The majority of the small non coding genes in Ensembl are annotated automatically by our ncRNA pipeline. Please note that tRNAs are annotated separately using tRNAscan. tRNAs are included as 'simple fetaures', not genes, because they are not annotated using aligned sequence evidence.
|Long non coding genes|
Long non coding genes are usually greater than 200 bases long. They may be transcribed but are not translated. In Ensembl, genes with the following biotypes are classed as long non coding genes: 3prime_overlapping_ncrna, ambiguous_orf, antisense, antisense_RNA, lincRNA, ncrna_host, non_coding, non_stop_decay, processed_transcript, retained_intron, sense_intronic, sense_overlapping. The majority of the long non coding genes in Ensembl are annotated manually by HAVANA.
A pseudogene shares an evolutionary history with a functional protein-coding gene but it has been mutated through evolution to contain frameshift and/or stop codon(s) that disrupt the open reading frame.
|Gene transcriptsNucleotide sequence resulting from the transcription of the genomic DNA to mRNA. One gene can have different transcripts or splice variants resulting from the alternative splicing of different exons in genes.||34,749|
|Snap gene prediction||17,607|
|Genscan gene predictions||18,548|