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ready Drosophila anatomy ontology

Abbreviation: FBbt

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An ontology of the anatomy of Drosophila melanogaster. It can be used for annotation and classification of data related to Drosophila anatomy, such as gene expression, phenotype and images. It was originally developed by FlyBase, who continue to maintain it and use it for curation.

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The Drosophila anatomy ontology

Costa M., Reeve S., Grumbling G., Osumi-Sutherland D.
Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2013

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A strategy for building neuro-anatomy ontologies

Osumi-Sutherland D., Reeve S., Mungall C., Ruttenberg A. Neuhaus F, Jefferis G.S.X.E, Armstrong J.D.
Bioinformatics 2012

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The Virtual Fly Brain Browser and Query Interface

Milyaev N., Osumi-Sutherland D., Reeve S., Burton N., Baldock R.A., Armstrong J.D.
Bioinformatics 2012

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FlyBase: anatomical data, images and queries

Grumbling G., Strelets V., The FlyBase Consortium
Nucleic Acids Research 2006

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Related Databases (6)
Genetic, genomic and molecular information pertaining to the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and related sequences. This database also contains information relating to human disease models in Drosophila, the use of transgenic constructs containing sequence from other organisms in Drosophila, and information on where to buy Drosophila strains and constructs.

Bgee DataBase for Gene Expression Evolution
Bgee is a database to retrieve and compare gene expression patterns in multiple animal species, produced from multiple data types (RNA-Seq, Affymetrix, in situ hybridization, and EST data). Bgee is based exclusively on curated "normal", healthy, expression data (e.g., no gene knock-out, no treatment, no disease), to provide a comparable reference of normal gene expression. Bgee produces calls of presence/absence of expression, and of differential over-/under-expression, integrated along with information of gene orthology, and of homology between organs. This allows comparisons of expression patterns between species.

Virtual Fly Brain
VFB is an interactive tool for neurobiologists to explore the detailed neuroanatomy, neuron connectivity and gene expression of Drosophila melanogaster. Our goal is to make it easier for researchers to find relevant anatomical information and reagents. We integrate the neuroanatomical and expression data from the published literature, as well as image datasets onto the same brain template, making it possible to run cross searches, find similar neurons and compare image data on our 3D Viewer.

Alliance of Genome Resources
The primary mission of the Alliance of Genome Resources (the Alliance) is to develop and maintain sustainable genome information resources that facilitate the use of diverse model organisms in understanding the genetic and genomic basis of human biology, health and disease.

OBO Foundry
The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology (OBO) Foundry is a collective of ontology developers that are committed to collaboration and adherence to shared principles. The mission of the OBO Foundry is to develop a family of interoperable ontologies that are both logically well-formed and scientifically accurate. To achieve this, OBO Foundry participants voluntarily adhere to and contribute to the development of an evolving set of principles including open use, collaborative development, non-overlapping and strictly-scoped content, and common syntax and relations, based on ontology models that work well, such as the Gene Ontology (GO). The OBO Foundry is overseen by an Operations Committee with Editorial, Technical and Outreach working groups.

Regulatory Element Database for Drosophila
REDfly is a curated collection of known Drosophila transcriptional cis-regulatory modules (CRMs) and transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs). REDfly seeks to include all experimentally verified fly regulatory elements along with their DNA sequence, their associated genes, and the expression patterns they direct.

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  • BB/G02233X/1 (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK)