News/FlyBase Converts to Chado

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This summer, FlyBase finished its reimplementation using Chado, the modular GMOD database schema which FlyBase originated and continues to develop in collaboration with GMOD and several GMOD-affiliated database projects. The FlyBase implementation of Chado integrates over 100 years of Drosophila genetic and genomic research data. In addition to supporting the ongoing genome annotation and scientific literature curation for D. melanogaster, the main Drosophilid model organism, FlyBase is currently working to incorporate the new genome sequences, annotations, and cross-species comparative data for eleven additional Drosophila species into the single production instance of Chado.

PostgreSQL dumps of FlyBase-chado are available at

Posted to the GMOD News on 2007/09/01