FlyBase: a Drosophila database

Nucleic Acids Res. 1998 Jan 1;26(1):85-8. doi: 10.1093/nar/26.1.85.


FlyBase ( is a comprehensive database of genetic and molecular data concerning Drosophila . FlyBase is maintained as a relational database (in Sybase) and is made available as html documents and flat files. The scope of FlyBase includes: genes, alleles (with phenotypes), aberrations, transposons, pointers to sequence data, gene products, maps, clones, stock lists, Drosophila workers and bibliographic references.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / chemistry
  • Drosophila melanogaster / classification
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics*
  • Forecasting
  • Genes, Insect*
  • Insect Proteins / chemistry
  • Insect Proteins / physiology


  • Insect Proteins