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FlyBase for Undergrads

  • August 15, 2020August 19, 2020
Dr. Hui-Min Chung (University of West Florida) and her students have developed an instructional video aimed at introducing undergraduate students to the research tools available at FlyBase.

Web Databases for Drosophila

  • August 15, 2020June 3, 2022

This PowerPoint presentation introduces the species-specific databases available on the web, including FlyBase and the Ensembl Drosophila melanogaster database.

Detecting and Interpreting Genetic Homology

  • August 15, 2020January 2, 2022

An introductory exercise using BLAST to annotate a region in the Drosophila melanogaster genome. Students can use this exercise to gain familiarity with performing BLAST searches and interpreting BLAST output. An answer key is provided for instructors.

GenBank Accession Number Reference Sheet

  • August 15, 2020January 2, 2022

This document describes the naming conventions used by NCBI. Students can use these naming conventions to quickly evaluate the type and the reliability of the sequences in the NCBI database.

Basics of BLAST

  • August 15, 2020January 2, 2022

This PowerPoint presentation provides a brief introduction to the different kind of BLAST searches available.