What is FlyMine

What can I do with FlyMine?

FlyMine is an integrated database of genomic, expression and
protein data for Drosophila,
Anopheles and
C. elegans. Integrating data makes it
possible to run sophisticated data mining queries that span
domains of biological knowledge.

Quick Search

Enter any identifier or symbol in the search box on the FlyMine
home page to access summary pages and integrated tools.

Some examples:

  • for the Drosophila gene zen, type
    FBgn0004053, CG1046, zen or any of its synonyms.
  • for A. gambiae genes, use
    identifiers (eg. ENSANGG00000001499).
  • for C. elegans genes, use the
    identifiers or symbols (eg. M117.2, WBGene00003920, par-5).
  • for proteins use UniProt identifiers or primary accessions (eg. 18C_DROME, P16909).

Browse Data Categories

FlyMine presents data in categories, with each providing
information on a particular type of data (for example Gene Expression
or Protein Interactions). Use the icons in the Data box on the FlyMine
home page to run a predefined template query or to build your
own query (see below). Certain template queries, as well as the
QueryBuilder itself, allow you to perform searches that span
data from more than one category.

Run Template Queries

A number of specific queries have been predefined. These template queries range from
fairly simple queries to retrieve a particular type of data to more complex queries that
span the different types of data available in FlyMine. More template queries will be added
as FlyMine develops and we welcome suggestions. Find lists of predefined template
queries in each data category or use the templates page to search through them.

FlyMine QueryBuilder

Advanced users can use a flexible query interface to construct
their own data mining queries across the multiple integrated
data sources, to modify existing template queries or to create
your own template queries.

Operate on Lists

All queries in FlyMine can be performed on lists of data. Lists can
be created by typing or pasting in identifiers, or
uploading a file. Data from previous queries
can also be saved into a list using the boxes displayed
underneath the query results. Saved lists of data can be used to
constrain new queries, perform logical operations and can be
analysed on a page that shows graphs, summary tables and statistics. FlyMine now includes a number of public lists that we
create and make available from published sources.


You can save your lists, queries and templates between sessions by
creating an account using the ‘Log in’ link
in the header of every page.


To view context sensitive help for any page in FlyMine click on the in the the top right corner.