GEP UCSC Genome Browser

About the GEP UCSC Genome Browser Mirror at WUSTL

This site is a local mirror of the UCSC Genome Browser. It contains the reference sequence and working draft assemblies for many Drosophila genomes currently annotated by students participating in the GEP. These assemblies differ from those at the UCSC Genome Browser web site. We hope you find our assemblies useful.

The UCSC Genome Browser is developed and maintained by the Genome Bioinformatics Group, a cross-departmental team within the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). This Genome Browser mirror is maintained by the Genomics Education Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL).

Recent Updates

26 August 2018 - 28 Drosophila Assemblies Now Available

The genome browsers for the whole genome assemblies of 28 Drosophila species are now available. The genome browsers available include D. melanogaster, the 11 species sequenced by the Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium, the 8 species sequenced by modENCODE, and 8 additional species that are classified as NCBI RefSeq representative genomes. All of the species except for D. navojoa have evidence tracks based on RNA-Seq data (i.e. read coverage, splice junction predictions, assembled transcripts). The "Drosophila Gnomon Transcripts" evidence track in each assembly shows the alignments against the transcripts from the other 27 Drosophila species.

30 April 2015 - Nine New Drosophila Assemblies Now Available

The genome assemblies for eight of these Drosophila species were produced by the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (BCM-HGSC) as part of the modENCODE project. The Drosophila suzukii assembly was produced by the Beijing Genomics Institute as part of the Spotted Wing Drosophila Project.

07 Aug. 2014 - D. melanogaster Release 6 Assembly

An initial version of the genome browser for the D. melanogaster release 6 assembly ("July 2014 (BDGP R6)") is now available through the Genome Gateway page. The release 6 assembly was produced by the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project and the annotations are from FlyBase release 6.01.

Conditions of Use

The Genome Browser software, sequence and annotation data are freely available for use with these conditions. A license is required for commercial use of the software. The UCSC Genome Browser was created by the Genome Bioinformatics Group of UC Santa Cruz. Software Copyright (c) The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.