FlyBase data and SRS indexing update

Don Gilbert gilbertd at
Fri Jan 7 00:56:18 EST 2000

FlyBase public data structure has been updated and new
SRS parsing files are available for it.  The current data
structure ('starcode') will be phased out over coming months
from common public distribution, though may be available for
longer from an archive server, depending on demand.

The new data and icarus parsing files are available for public
file transfer from
  [icarus parsers] 
Note the username and password; anonymous ftp access will be available in the 

Available data classes (and no. records)
 FBgn - Drosophila genes    -  21,009
 FBal - Dros. alleles       -  79,838
 FBab - Dros. aberrations   -  15,759
 FBba - Dros. balancers     -  16,057
 FBrf - Dros. references    - 101,062
 FBpp - Dros. polypeptides  -   2,480
 FBtr - Dros. transcripts   -   4,831
 FBti - Dros. insertions    -  12,359
 FBtp - Dros. transposons   -  13,117
 FBcv - Dros. vocabulary terms - 6,224

These total to about 180 megabytes. Data are updated approx. 
every 30 days.  See for SRS example of drosophila genes info

FlyBase has been using SRS for its primary public search engine for
4 years now, finding it a good choice for this.

-- Don

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