Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly)
Reference genome: Drosophila melanogaster (assembly Release 6 plus ISO1 MT)
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Organism ImageDrosophila melanogaster (fruit fly)

This fruit fly has lead the way as a model organism in the study of genetics, development and disease

Lineage: Eukaryota[8504]; Metazoa[4118]; Ecdysozoa[1796]; Arthropoda[1647]; Hexapoda[1517]; Insecta[1481]; Pterygota[1480]; Neoptera[1473]; Endopterygota[1369]; Diptera[281]; Brachycera[218]; Muscomorpha[217]; Ephydroidea[156]; Drosophilidae[154]; Drosophila[125]; Sophophora[92]; melanogaster group[69]; melanogaster subgroup[9]; Drosophila melanogaster[1]
From early observations of the banding patterns of its polytene chromosomes to current work on mRNA and protein gradients in the developing embryo, Drosophila melanogaster has been studied in biology labs for over eighty years. Many of the genes that define the spatial pattern of cell types and body parts have now been identified, along with More...


Sequence data: genome assemblies: 61; sequence reads: 67 (See  Genome Assembly and Annotation report)
Statistics: median total length (Mb): 139.991
 median protein count: 30717
 median GC%: 42.0283

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