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Clone report help

Last Updated: 5 April 2007

The Clone Report provides information on clones. The report includes information on the type of clone, the sequence of the clone insert (if available), the library that a clone is associated with, and the vector into which the insert is spliced.

FlyBase attributes data to the publication that reported it, so that users can easily refer back to the original publication if they wish. Thus, where possible in the fields below, the publication(s) that are the source of the information are listed, typically in parentheses to the right of the data.

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Symbol

The valid symbol that is used in FlyBase for the clone.

The first part of the symbol (before the '\') is the standard prefix for the species (from the Species Abbreviations list). For species other than D.melanogaster, the species prefix is displayed wherever the symbol is used throughout FlyBase. For D.melanogaster clones, the species prefix is only displayed in the GENERAL INFORMATION section at the top of a Report.

Name

The valid name that is used in FlyBase for the clone.

Feature type

A single controlled vocabulary term from the Sequence Ontology (SO), which aims to describe the key type of the clone. Currently there are reports available for clones of type 'cDNA_clone' and 'genomic_clone'.

As we add more clone data to FlyBase we will sub classify genomic clones into more informative categories.

Created/Updated

The date that the clone was entered into the chado database underlying FlyBase and the date that the clone report was last updated. The dates are in the format: year-mm-dd.

Species

The organism that the clone insert originates from, with the initial letter of the genus and the full species name listed.

FlyBase ID

The Primary FlyBase identifier number of the clone, used to uniquely identify the clone in the database.

A clone may also have any number of Secondary FlyBase identifier numbers, which are listed in the SECONDARY FLYBASE IDs section of the Clone Report.

Computed gene

This field only contains information for cDNA clones.

It specifies the symbol of the gene that the clone is calculated to derive from, and provides a link to the relevant gene report.

Collection Status

Indicates if a clone has been designated as part of a recognized collection (e.g. the DGC gold collection)

Known Problems

If a clone insert has been identified as problematic in some way then a controlled statement to this effect is reported in this field.

Library

The name of the library to which a clone belongs. Additional information about the library can be found in later fields of the Clone Report. In some cases a clone has not been associated with a library and in those cases this field will be empty.

Strain

The strain from which this clone was generated.

This field is only filled in for clones that are linked to a library that was produced from a known fly strain.

Tissue Source

The tissue that provided the starting material to generate the clone.

This field is only filled in for clones that are linked to a library that was produced from a known tissue source.

Vector

The name of the vector into which the insert was cloned.

If the vector has been curated by FlyBase this field will link to a Transgenic Construct report for this vector.

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If a clone insert has been completely sequenced then information about this sequence is given in the Full length sequence section. If only a partial sequence has been determined for a clone insert then information about 5', 3' or both sequences are presented.

Total bases

Is the length in bases of the insert sequence.

Genbank

Is the Genbank accession number for the sequence record. This field provides a link to the Genbank record of this sequence.

Sequence data

Is the actual sequence residues associated with insert sequence.

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Comments

Free text comments about the library.

Library Synonyms
Symbol synonym

A list of symbols that have been used in the literature, or by FlyBase, to describe the library.

Library References

A list of publications that discuss the library, subdivided into fields by type of publication. Only those fields containing data on the library are displayed.

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Free text comments about the clone.

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Reported As
Symbol synonym

A list of symbols that have been used in the literature, or by FlyBase, to describe the clone.

Secondary FlyBase IDs

A list of Secondary FlyBase identifier numbers of the clone.

If a clone has a secondary identifier number, it generally indicates that at some point it has been merged with or split from other entries in the database. See the FlyBase identifier numbers section for some examples of the cases where identifier numbers are made secondary.

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A list of publications that discuss the clone, subdivided into fields by type of publication. Only those fields containing data are displayed in an individual Clone Report.