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Candidate Genes for Climatic Stress Traits in Drosophila

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The last decade has produced a number of studies using an array of methods to detect candidate genes for stress traits in Drosophila melanogaster. This database has been developed as a tool to rapidly identify all the genes that have been implicated as candidates for specific stress traits. There are a number of different methods that have been used to identify specific candidate genes these methods including: geographic associations, phenotypic/genotypic association studies, microarray, quantitative trait loci (QTL) or mutation studies (P-element). This database restricted to Drosophila melanogaster includes a detailed list of candidate genes for stress traits, desiccation, starvation, cold and heat resistance. For each given candidate gene you will find information concerning the implicated trait, a brief description of the study and its reference, the genes chromosomal position, molecular and biological function and a fly base link.

Using the Database: It is possible to search the database by trait or gene, by clicking on one of the buttons below.

Please note included within this list are also cases where potential candidate genes have been explored yet no evidence was found, therefore the presence of a gene within the database does not suggest the candidate gene is involved in that trait and the merits must be evaluated by the user.    

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Sources of Information
The information has been compiled through the results of published empirical papers with more than 80 scientific publications, with full references including abstracts provided.

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Disclaimer
The data presented in the website regarding candidate genes for climatic stress resistance is based on an extensive review of the scientific literature. We have taken all reasonable care in compiling this information, but do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.

Acknowledgements
This website and associated database was created by Dr Vanessa Kellermann, Dr Belinda van Heerwaarden, Dr Carla Sgró, Ms Emily Thomson, Dr Choon Wei Wee (Jeffrey) & Prof Ary Hoffmann.  We would also like to thank the Australian Research Council (ARC)  for their support via their Special Research Centre scheme the Australian Government's Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities (CERF)Program.

 

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Disclaimer
The data presented in the website regarding candidate genes for climatic stress resistance is based on an extensive review of the scientific literature. We have taken all reasonable care in compiling this information, but do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.