New research resources at the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center

Fly (Austin). Jan-Mar 2010;4(1):88-91. doi: 10.4161/fly.4.1.11230. Epub 2010 Jan 15.


The Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center (BDSC) is a primary source of Drosophila stocks for researchers all over the world. It houses over 27,000 unique fly lines and distributed over 160,000 samples of these stocks this past year. This report provides a brief overview of significant recent events at the BDSC with a focus on new stock sets acquired in the past year, including stocks for phiC31 transformation, RNAi knockdown of gene expression, and SNP and quantitative trait loci discovery. We also describe additions to sets of insertions and molecularly defined chromosomal deficiencies, the creation of a new Deficiency Kit, and planned additions of X chromosome duplication sets.

Publication types

  • News
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila* / genetics
  • Indiana
  • Models, Animal*
  • RNA Interference
  • Sequence Deletion
  • Transformation, Genetic
  • X Chromosome