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Last Updated: 25 September 2012

The Large Dataset Metadata Report provides information on large datasets and reagent collections and associated metadata. The report includes information on the type of dataset or collection, the biological source of material (species, strain, cell line, tissue, developmental stage), reagents used (vectors, assay platforms), and experimental details. The report also lists FlyBase features that are associated with the dataset (e.g, stocks, constructs, sequence features). Links to data repositories and reagent sources are provided when possible.

General Information
The name that FlyBase uses for this dataset.
The organism from which biological material for the dataset was derived.
Collection Type
The type of dataset or collection.
FlyBase ID
The FlyBase identifier number of the dataset, used to uniquely identify the dataset in the database.
Source & Content
Consists of
A simple description of the type of data or reagents represented by the dataset.
Created by
The lab or resource that generated the reagent described in the collection. Links are provided when possible.
Available from
A resource where the reagents described can be obtained (for reagent collections only).
The fly strain used as the source of biological material.
Stage & Tissue
The developmental stage used as the source of biological material.
The tissue used as the source of biological material.
Cell Line
The cell line used as the source of biological material.
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This section contains items that were added to this record for each release. It currently only tracks new links between this FlyBase report and other FlyBase data classes (e.g. genes, references, stocks) or controlled vocabulary terms (e.g. GO, anatomy terms).
hide Description & Members
A concise description of the dataset.
Parent collections
Related datasets are organized into hierarchies. The parent collections listed in this section may represent an umbrella report that represents a group of similar datasets, or a high level dataset that synthesizes multiple underlying datasets.
Component collections
The component collections listed in this section represent similar datasets grouped under the reported dataset, or alternatively component datasets used to generate a given high level synthesized dataset.
Number in collection
The number of objects grouped under the dataset (e.g., cDNAs, stocks, RNA-Seq reads or binding sites).
Comment on number in collection
The type of objects grouped under the dataset.
Click on the "Download list of members" button to get a list of the objects grouped by the dataset.
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Any vectors used in the generation of the dataset or reagent collection.
Sample preparation
Free text descriptions of key experimental details in the isolation of the source biological material.
Collection preparation
Free text descriptions of key experimental details in the further processing of biological material.
Mode of assay
The assay used in the dataset.
Assay platform
Any microarrays or sequencing platforms used in the assay.
Data analysis
Free text descriptions of key experimental details in the processing of raw data.
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More information is available under:
Links to accessions in data repositories.
Associated files
Links to associated data files on FlyBase FTP server.
Additional sites
Links to sites with more information about the data.
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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 dataset.
Secondary FlyBase IDs
A list of Secondary FlyBase identifier numbers of the dataset. If a dataset 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.
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The number in parentheses indicates the number of references listed. A list of publications that discuss the dataset, subdivided into fields by type of publication. Only those fields containing data are displayed in an individual dataset report.