Drosophila databases

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Thu Aug 16 08:08:14 EST 1990


                        Drosophila Genetic Maps.

                               Version 3.5

                              16 August 1990

                            Michael Ashburner
                         Department of Genetics
                           Cambridge, England.

                         Telephone 44-223-333969
                            Fax 44-223-333992
                        e-mail ma11 at phx.cam.ac.uk

The following tables have been compiled from a database of genetic
and  other  information  concerning  the  genetic  loci  of  Drosophila
melanogaster. Five tables are included in this release. GENETIC LOCI
is  a  list  of  the  genes  of  D.  melanogastersorted  alphabetically;
GENETIC MAP is a genetic map of D. melanogastersorted by genetic map
position;  GENETIC  FUNCTION  is  a  list  of  loci  sorted  by  the
"function"  of  the  gene's  product;  SYNONYMS  is  a  list  of  synonyms
with their "valid" gene symbols. REFERENCES is a table of references
to these data.
These maps are to be considered as a first draft, they will not be
free of errors. I very much welcome being told of errors of fact or
ommission.
In the longer term it is to be hoped that these tables will be used
in the construction of an integrated Drosophiladatabase. There are
two immediate plans for expanding these tables. One is to include
protein  data  bank  AC  numbers,  the  other  to  include  analogous
(?homologous)  genes  from  non-drosophilid  organisms.  The  reference
table  should  be  expanded  to  include  full  references,  and  the  aim
will be to include all references to a particular gene (or, perhaps,
all those not included in the final version of Lindsley and Zimm).
                            OBTAINING UPDATES
These  files  are  available  from  the  archive  fileserver  at  the
Department  of  Biology,  Indiana  University,  Bloomington,  Indiana
(IUBIO.BIO.INDIANA.EDU;  129.79.1.101).  They  can  be  obtained  as
Postscript documents (i.e. in a form suitable for printing with a
laserwriter, these files are all file.PS) or as text documents (as
file.TEXT) by using FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
The files are in the directory [ARCHIVE.FLY.LOCI] with the following
names:
Text files:
 MAINDOC.TEXT [this document]
 LOCIDOC.TEXT
 LOCI.TEXT
 MAPDOC.TEXT
 MAP.TEXT
 SYNONYMSDOC.TEXT
 SYNONYMS.TEXT
 FUNCTIONDOC.TEXT
 FUNCTION.TEXT
 REFSDOC.TEXT
 REFS.TEXT
Postscript files (Courier font):
 MAINDOC.PS [this document]
 LOCIDOC.PS
 LOCI.PS
 MAPDOC.PS
 MAP.PS
 SYNONYMSDOC.PS
 SYNONYMS.PS
 FUNCTIONDOC.PS
 FUNCTION.PS
 REFSDOC.PS
 REFS.PS
To obtain any of these files use the following commands:
>ftp iubio.bio.indiana.edu
ftp> user: anonymous
ftp> password: guest
ftp> cd [archive.fly.loci]
ftp> get DOC.PS
ftp> get LOCI.PS
 ... et cetera
 ... or
ftp> mget *.text (to retrieve all TEXT files)
 ... or
ftp> mget. *.PS (to retrieve all POSTSCIPT files)
ftp> bye
It  is  hoped  that  these  files  will  also  be  available  from
NETSERV at EMBL.BITNET.  These  files  will  be  kept  updated  on  these
computers.  The  version  number  and  date  of  the  database  will  be
indicated in the main document (MAINDOC.PS and MAINDOC.TEXT). In the
future  I  also  hope  to  make  available  a  database  of  aberration
breakpoints.




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