Drosophila modENCODE Project
About the project
As part of the Drosophila modENCODE project, we are studying the comparative genomics of eight additional species of Drosophila: biarmipes, bipectinata, elegans, eugracillis, ficusphila, kikkawai, rhopaloa, and takahashii.
Cool paper using the bipectinata data that has been published by Thad Seher in the Kopp lab: Genetic Basis of a Violation of Dollo’s Law: Re-Evolution of Rotating Sex Combs in Drosophila bipectinata
The aim is to better identify and annotate conserved sequences within the Drosophila genome.
The modEncode comparative genomics white paper also requests the sequencing of the Oregon R fly strain used for many of the modEncode lab experiments.
Access to the Data
Eight genome assemblies are now available on the NCBI website.
Raw RNAseq data is available here. This includes sampling from adult males, adult females and mixed embryos for each of the eight species.
Raw sequence reads can be found here. This includes BAM alignment files, and vcf files with SNP and indel calls.
Updates about the modENCODE genome sequencing are being posted to the modENCODE genomics listserv. Please contact Stephen Richards with your email address to sign up.