FB2017_02, released April 18, 2017

A Database of Drosophila Genes & Genomes

New, improved External Resources page

The External Resources page has been updated and a prominent new button has been added to the FlyBase home page. This button replaces a link to the “Query Builder” field-specific search tool which can still be accessed via the navigation bar under Tools → Query Tools and Portals → QueryBuilder.

The update includes the addition of a “Popular Categories” list on the External Resources page, a new approach to quickly sharing important external resources with the fly community. Currently, four categories have been created: CRISPR, RNAi, Stocks, and Antibodies. Each of these pages has been populated with links and information regarding its specific subject.

As a reminder, the External Resources page is subdivided into 34 categories containing over 350 entries, with links to information and reagents relevant to Drosophila researchers.

The External Resources page is part of the FlyBase Wiki, which contains a collection of useful documentation maintained by FlyBase staff in addition to community-editable gene pages.

Do you have comments or external resources to share? Users are encouraged to provide feedback via the “Provide Feedback” link at the bottom of each category page (select “FlyBase Wiki” as the subject), or contact us via Twitter at @FlyBaseDotOrg.